2012 YEAR IN REVIEW

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  • Jordan Belfort: Will the real Wolf of Wall Street pay back his victims?
    Jordan Belfort: Will the real Wolf of Wall Street pay back his victims?

    Will Jordan Belfort, the man who inspired Leonardo DiCaprio's character in "The Wolf of Wall Street," ever pay back all the people he scammed?

  • New photos show toll of age, prison on pop legend
    New photos show toll of age, prison on pop legend

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two newly released photos of Phil Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend.

  • Holder: Al-Qaida offshoot hit by airstrikes was close to attack on U.S., allies
    Holder: Al-Qaida offshoot hit by airstrikes was close to attack on U.S., allies

    Attorney General Eric Holder revealed Tuesday that President Barack Obama ordered American airstrikes against the Khorasan Group in Syria because the shadowy al-Qaida offshoot was close to launching attacks on the United States or its allies.

  • Most US kids who take ADHD meds don't get therapy
    Most US kids who take ADHD meds don't get therapy

    Washington (AFP) - Fewer than a quarter of US children prescribed medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) get the recommended behavioral therapy along with it, said a study out Monday.

  • Pictures shows aging, bald imprisoned music legend
    Pictures shows aging, bald imprisoned music legend

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two newly released photos of Phil Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend.

  • US-backed rebel group criticises Syria strikes
    US-backed rebel group criticises Syria strikes

    Beirut (AFP) - A Syrian rebel group that has reportedly received weapons from the United States criticised air strikes Tuesday by a US-led coalition against jihadists in the war-torn country.

  • Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria
    Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country whose three-year civil war has given the brutal militant group a safe haven.

  • Russia will add 80 new warships to Black Sea Fleet: fleet commander
    Russia will add 80 new warships to Black Sea Fleet: fleet commander

    By Vladimir Soldatkin NOVOROSSIYSK Russia (Reuters) - Russia will increase its Black Sea fleet with more than 80 new warships by 2020 and will complete a second naval base for the fleet near the city of Novorossiysk by 2016, its commander said on Tuesday. In comments made to President Vladimir Putin as he visited the port city, Vice Admiral Alexander Vitko said a second Black Sea base was needed in addition to the main base on the Crimea peninsula annexed from Ukraine because of NATO expansion. "Eighty ships and other vessels are expected to arrive (in Novorossiysk) before 2020. ...

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