2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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- Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad
- What happened? The day Flight 17 was downed
- Top Obama Aide Concerned by Impeachment Threats
Dan Pfeiffer, a top aide to President Obama, said that the White House is taking the threat of a possible impeachment attempt by Republicans seriously. “I think a lot of people in this town laugh that off,” Pfeiffer told reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast. “I would not discount that possibility. I think Speaker Boehner, by going down the path of this lawsuit, has opened the door to Republicans possibly considering impeachment at some in the future.” Pfeiffer's comments come days after the House took steps to move forward with Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against the President for his use of executive authority in delaying the Obamacare mandate.
- Shorts destroyed: The risks of betting on a bubble bursting
- Hamas allies Turkey, Qatar huddle as Gaza truce calls mount
Turkey's foreign minister flew to Doha on Friday for talks with his Qatari counterpart on how to use their influence with Palestinian movement Hamas to end the bloodshed around Gaza. Talks between Ahmet Davutoglu and Qatar's Khaled al-Attiyah were interspersed with telephone discussions with US Secretary of State John Kerry, who has been spearheading Western efforts to end the Palestinian territory's deadliest violence since 2008-9. "I am in Qatar for Gaza ceasefire negotiations that have intensified for a couple of days and uninterrupted in the last 24 hours," Davutoglu wrote on his official Twitter account.
- Hamas tunnel threat at center of war with Israel
- Americans' Favorite Adult Beverage Is …
Beer! More Americans say they prefer a pint over a glass of vino or a cocktail, according to a new Gallup poll. This year, 41 percent of U.S. drinking adults said they typically choose beer; This is the strongest showing for beer in the United States since the drink's popularity tumbled in 2005, though it still has a long way to go to climb back up to its heyday in the '90s when almost half of Americans said they preferred it, Gallup noted.
- Former WWE champ nabs suspected burglar in Arizona
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A hapless burglar in Arizona learned a hard lesson when he broke into the Phoenix home of former World Wrestling Entertainment heavyweight champion Daniel Bryan, police said on Friday. The ex-professional grappler gave chase and was able to catch 22-year-old Cesar Sosa. Sergeant Tommy Thompson, a spokesman for the Phoenix Police Department, said a struggle ensued and that Bryan, whose real name is Bryan Danielson, was able to detain the suspect until police officers could take him into custody.