2012 YEAR IN REVIEW

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  • Miley Cyrus cancels second concert after hospitalization

    Miley Cyrus has canceled a concert in St. Louis on Wednesday as she remains hospitalized from a "severe allergic reaction to antibiotics," according to a statement issued from the pop star's spokeswoman. Cyrus, 21, who is currently on the North American leg of her "Bangerz" tour, also had to cancel her Tuesday concert in Kansas City, Missouri, because of the allergic reaction which landed her in the hospital. "The hospital is sayin i wont b released today," Cyrus said on Twitter on Wednesday.

  • Rare Video Shows People Riding Infamous New Jersey Looped Water Slide
    Rare Video Shows People Riding Infamous New Jersey Looped Water Slide

    Rare footage has New Jersey residents recollecting memories from a time when summer debauchery was far from limited to just the Jersey Shore.The Cannonball Loop was as talked about by New Jersey residents as the theme park it could be found in. Now, rare footage of the slide has park-goers recollecting memories of past visits. Visitors to the theme park referred to the place by a litany of nicknames: Friction Park, Class Action Park, and Accident Park to name a few. Chances are if you grew up in northern New Jersey, you have heard of or paid a visit to Action Park. The Vernon, N.J., attraction was one of America's first water parks. Welcoming patrons from Memorial Day to Labor Day, it opened its doors in 1978 and first closed in 1996.

  • Ukraine disbands army unit after fiasco push into east
    Ukraine disbands army unit after fiasco push into east

    Ukraine on Thursday disbanded an army unit that lost six armoured vehicles to pro-Russian militants, as Kiev's military reeled from a disastrous attempt to oust separatists in its eastern regions. "The 25th parachute brigade, members of which showed cowardice and gave up their weapons, will be demobilised and the guilty servicemen brought before court," acting President Oleksandr Turchynov told parliament. Ukraine's enfeebled army suffered a major embarrassment Wednesday as a much-hyped "anti-terrorist" operation to force pro-Moscow protesters out of a string of eastern towns descended into humiliating farce when separatists seized six armoured personnel carriers and forced another mechanised column of troops to disarm. Ukraine's defence ministry said in a statement Thursday that the column of armoured vehicles and soldiers blockaded a day earlier by pro-Russian activists in the town of Kramatorsk was returning to base after the tense stand-off.

  • Honda's new ASIMO robot, more human-like than ever
    Honda's new ASIMO robot, more human-like than ever

    Meet the latest ASIMO, Honda's humanoid robot. Resembling a tiny astronaut, ASIMO -- decked out in a white suit and helmet -- stands 4 feet three inches (1.3 meters) tall and weighs in at 110 lbs (50 kg). ASIMO -- short for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility -- was designed to help people, potentially in cases of reduced mobility. The latest demonstration highlighted the robot's increased flexibility and balance -- ASIMO can now jump -- as well as sign language abilities.

  • French Lab Loses SARS Vials
    French Lab Loses SARS Vials

    Vials Containing SARS Fragments Not Dangerous, But Hint at Vulnerability

  • For the Thrill of the Affair: Why Married Women Cheat
    For the Thrill of the Affair: Why Married Women Cheat

    A Look at the Different Reasons Men and Women Stray From Their Spouses

  • Tom Cruise Has Kidnapped Laura Prepon's Heart
    Tom Cruise Has Kidnapped Laura Prepon's Heart

    Today in celebrity gossip: Tom Cruise may have found his next bride, Bryan Singer has been accused of the sexual abuse of a teenager, and Jenny McCarthy is officially engaged to a New Kid on the Block. For weeks, That '70s Show alumna Laura Prepon has had to watch as former co-stars Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher prepare to usher a little person into this world, but now it's looking like she's already ushered a little person into her world! You guessed it: Laura Prepon is now dating Tom Cruise. And, you guessed it (you are great at guessing!) this newly rumored relationship is an all-Scientology affair. "It’s the buzz on the set of her show," Page Six reports of those notorious busybodies and gossipmongers better known as the Orange Is the New Black cast. But just how steamy is Laura Prepon's rumored thetan-thwarting romance with Tom Cruise?

  • Man allows 72-year-old who unwittingly bought his stolen car keep it
    Man allows 72-year-old who unwittingly bought his stolen car keep it

    Derk West of Boonville, Indiana had his car stolen and then did something very generous when he could have just taken it back.

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