2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
The standout news & pop obsessions gleaned from your search habits
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- U.S. strikes Somali militant camp in bid to kill al Shabaab leader
The United States launched Hellfire missiles and laser-guided munitions to destroy an al Shabaab encampment in south-central Somalia late on Monday, the Pentagon said. After the Westgate mall attack, Navy SEALS stormed ashore into the al Shabaab stronghold of Barawe, where a regional official said the latest air strike was also launched, but they failed to capture or kill their target.
- California boy, 7, hurt at firing range owned by his family
A 7-year-old boy was wounded at a private firing range at his family's property in Northern California while shooting targets with his father and had to be airlifted to a hospital, police said on Tuesday. In the Northern California incident, the boy had been shooting targets with a .22 caliber youth rifle at a property the boy's family owns in the rural community of Georgetown, the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. Suddenly, the boy grabbed his chest and his father saw the child had a small hole in his T-shirt and was bleeding from the chest, police said. The boy and the man had both been shooting downrange and none of the family members watching the boy and the man shooting at targets noticed any ricochets, police said.
- 5 huge changes iPhone 6 owners will have to adapt to
It’s almost time to breathe a big sigh of relief, Apple fans — we’re now exactly a week away from seeing Apple unveil what very well may be the most hotly anticipated iPhone models the company has ever built. Consumers have been clamoring for years for iPhones with significantly larger displays, and in 2014 it looks like they’ll finally get what they want. Apple is expected to unveil two new iPhone models that will launch this fall, a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and an even bigger 5.5-inch iPhone phablet. As much as people have been looking forward to new iPhones with larger displays, however, there are some big adjustments that will have to be made and we’re not entirely certain that everyone has
- Securing release of Americans held in North Korea a top priority: White House
Securing the release of the three Americans detained in North Korea is a top priority, the White House said on Tuesday. "We continue to do all we can to secure their earliest possible release." On Monday, three American citizens detained in North Korea appealed to the U.S government for help returning home, speaking in rare interviews with U.S.
- Surrogate offers clues into man with 16 babies
- Ukraine tension sparks questions over French warship sale to Russia
Fresh tensions with Russia over Ukraine have sparked renewed agonising in France about the sale of two Mistral-class warships to Moscow that has already drawn sharp criticism from London and Washington. France agreed in 2011 to build and sell the two advanced helicopter assault ships to Russia for a total of 1.2 billion euros ($1.6 billion) with the first scheduled for delivery in October or November and the second in 2015.
- Former Va. governor's corruption case goes to jury
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The corruption case that could send former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife to federal prison was in the hands Tuesday of jurors who must decide whether the couple sold the influence of the office to a wealthy vitamin executive seeking legitimacy for his company's signature product.