2012 YEAR IN REVIEW

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  • Today in History

    Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year. Autumn arrives at 10:29 p.m. Eastern time.

  • Qatar adamant it will host 2022 World Cup despite doubts
    Qatar adamant it will host 2022 World Cup despite doubts

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Qatar remained adamant it would host the 2022 soccer World Cup despite a FIFA Executive Committee member suggesting on Monday that the tournament would have to move because of scorching temperatures. "The only question now is when, not if," Qatar 2022 communications director Nasser Al Khater said in a statement. "Summer or winter, we will be ready." Theo Zwanziger, the former German soccer association (DFB) chief who now sits on the executive committee of world soccer's governing body, had said earlier that he felt the tournament would have to be held elsewhere. ...

  • Streets bustling after Sierra Leone shutdown ends
    Streets bustling after Sierra Leone shutdown ends

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Streets in Sierra Leone's capital bustled again Monday after an unprecedented nationwide shutdown during which officials said more than 1 million households were checked for Ebola patients and given information on how to prevent the spread of the deadly disease.

  • State police: 3 missing Afghan soldiers in custody
    State police: 3 missing Afghan soldiers in custody

    BOSTON (AP) — Three Afghanistan National Army officers who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base were detained Monday at the U.S.-Canadian border, Massachusetts law enforcement officials said.

  • Home of man seen with missing UVa student searched
    Home of man seen with missing UVa student searched

    A man authorities believe is the last person seen with a University of Virginia student before she disappeared is being sought on arrest warrants charging him with reckless driving.

  • Alaska TV reporter curses, quits on air over marijuana issue

    By Daniel Wallis (Note: Strong language in paragraph four) Reuters) - An Alaska television reporter wrapped up a live segment on medical marijuana with a curse and an "I quit," telling viewers she will work instead to legalize pot in the state. Charlo Greene revealed she was in fact the owner of the "cannabis club" featured in her story on Anchorage's KTVA 10 p.m. broadcast Sunday. "I ... will be dedicating all of my energy toward fighting for freedom and fairness, which begins with legalizing marijuana here in Alaska," the reporter said. ...

  • Putin foe Khodorkovsky 'willing to lead Russia'
    Putin foe Khodorkovsky 'willing to lead Russia'

    Moscow (AFP) - Ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who spent a decade in jail after challenging the Kremlin, openly stated his political ambitions on Saturday by announcing he would be ready, if called upon, to lead Russia in times of crisis.

  • Chinese destroyer docks in Iran, first such visit

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A Chinese destroyer has docked in a southern Iranian port in the first such visit to the country by the Chinese navy, Iran's state television reported on Sunday.

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