2012 YEAR IN REVIEW

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  • Business Highlights

    ___ Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and ...

  • SEARCH FOR HUSBAND STUMBLES OVER SCARS ON WOMAN'S LEGS

    DEAR ABBY: I am a 21-year-old woman from the Philippines. I have been insecure all my life. I know I have a pretty face, but I have a lot of scars on my legs from childhood. Because of this I am depressed, unhappy and insecure. I never wear shorts, skirts or dresses that show my legs. Do you think there is some guy somewhere who will love me despite my scars? I'm well aware that guys like sexy ladies with flawless skin. I hate the way my legs look, and I doubt I will ever find a husband. Please help me. -- INSECURE LADY DEAR INSECURE: Please quit putting yourself down. ...

  • Company fined $25M for work-at-home scheme

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California company that promised lucrative returns for a few hours of work at home was fined $25 million on Wednesday for misleading 110,000 people to buy into the scheme that almost never paid off.

  • Canada PM vows crackdown after capital shocked by fatal attacks
    Canada PM vows crackdown after capital shocked by fatal attacks

    By David Ljunggren and Leah Schnurr OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed to redouble the country's fight against "terrorist organizations" abroad after a reported convert to Islam rampaged through parliament, shocking the usually tranquil capital city. Shortly after a gunman shot dead a soldier at the National War Memorial in central Ottawa on Wednesday morning, a man armed with a shotgun burst into the Center Block of Parliament, pursued by police. He died after dozens of shots rang out a few yards away from where Harper was talking to his legislators. ...

  • Ottawa police confirm multiple suspects in parliament shooting

    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Ottawa police are looking for multiple suspects in the shooting incidents on Wednesday near the Canadian war memorial and nearby Parliament Hill, a spokesman said. A Canadian soldier was shot at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa and a gunman was shot and killed in a nearby parliament building, media and witnesses reported. But buildings remained locked down. (Reporting by David Ljunggren; writing by Andrea Hopkins; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

  • Bizarre CGI Video Goes Viral
    Bizarre CGI Video Goes Viral

    An odd but impressive video popped up on Vimeo recently, and we can't stop watching it. It's a CGI (computer-generated imagery) rendering of a horizontally rotating column knocking over and pushing around what looks like humans. The video is titled "I've fallen, and I can't get up!" It was uploaded by Dave Fothergill, a visual-effects artist from the U.K. Why can't we take our eyes off this? Because it's almost hypnotic!

  • Mapping drone prompts China to scramble fighter jets

    China deployed more than 1,200 troops and scrambled fighter jets in response to an unauthorised flight near Beijing airport by what turned out to be a mapping drone, state-run media reported Thursday. Three men are being prosecuted over the incident, the China Daily said. It cited prosecutors as saying that 1,226 military personnel, 123 military vehicles, 26 radar technicians, two fighter jets and two helicopters were sent into action after the aircraft was spotted on radar screens. Police arrested two men as they flew the drone and a third confessed later, according to the paper, which is published by the government.

  • UK man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court
    UK man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court

    LONDON (AP) — He might have got away with it if it hadn't been for his supermarket loyalty card.

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