2012 YEAR IN REVIEW

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  • Flight returns, 2 women facing charges
    Flight returns, 2 women facing charges

    TORONTO (AP) — Two Canadian women are facing charges after authorities say they drank their duty free alcohol in the flight's bathroom, triggered the fire alarm with a cigarette and got into a fight each other, forcing a Sunwing flight bound for Cuba to return to Toronto under a military escort.

  • This is the iPhone 6 component leak you’ve been waiting for
    This is the iPhone 6 component leak you’ve been waiting for

    We’ve seen plenty of iPhone 6 component leaks so far but this one is a lot more exciting than your average flex cable. Via Nowhereelse.fr, GeekBar has posted some new pictures on its Weibo page that purportedly show the iPhone 6’s A8 processor for the first time. FROM EARLIER: Leak may reveal crucial details about the iPhone 6’s A8 processor As you can see in the picture above, it looks like the A8 chip is going to be slightly bigger than the older A5 chip, which isn’t surprising since it will both pack more of a punch and be part of a larger smartphone. It’s too bad that GeekBar couldn’t compare it to a more recent chip such as the

  • U.K. Raises Its Terror Threat Level to 'Severe' in Response to ISIL
    U.K. Raises Its Terror Threat Level to 'Severe' in Response to ISIL

    The United Kingdom has raised its terror threat level to "severe" in response to the advances of the Islamic State, Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Friday. Cameron, in a televised statement from London, said it was the first time in three years that the nation's threat level had been that high. A "severe" threat level means an attack is "highly likely," Cameron said, although he did not cite specific intelligence. The change was made by Britain's Joint Terrorism Assessment Centre following ISIL's advance in Iraq and Syria and its videotaped beheading of American photojournalist James Foley earlier this month.

  • New iPhone 6 photo leak shows fully assembled housing… and it’s still ugly
    New iPhone 6 photo leak shows fully assembled housing… and it’s still ugly

    We have good news and we have bad news, Apple fans. The good news is that you’ll soon finally be able to get your hands on an iPhone with a significantly larger display, as Apple has sent out invitations to its big iPhone 6 event set to take place on September 9th. The bad news is that from the looks of things, the new iPhone with a significantly larger display is also going to be significantly uglier than its predecessor. FROM EARLIER: Will the iPhone 6 really be as hideously ugly as we’ve seen in leaks? Several months ago, iPhone 6 schematics leaked from Foxconn and we’ve seen iPhone 6 mockups pop up all over the place ever since. These mockups all

  • Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants
    Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

    CHAHUITES, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's largest crackdown in decades on illegal migration has decreased the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants and families, according to officials and eyewitness accounts along the perilous route.

  • Halep, Kerber toppled, valiant Venus falls at US Open
    Halep, Kerber toppled, valiant Venus falls at US Open

    The US Open women's draw was blown open Friday as world number two Simona Halep, sixth seed Angelique Kerber and two-time champion Venus Williams tumbled out of the third round. Croatian Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, a former phenom now a 32-year-old veteran who had to fight through qualifying, shocked second-seeded Halep, the French Open runner-up, 7-6 (8/6), 6-2. The reward for the 121st-ranked Lucic-Baroni is a fourth-round meeting with 13th-seeded Italian Sara Errani, who thwarted Williams 6-0, 0-6, 7-6 (7/5). "It's incredible, amazing, I feel goofy," said Lucic-Baroni, who reached a Grand Slam fourth round for the first time since making it to the 1999 Wimbledon semi-finals as a 17-year-old.

  • Families of Russian troops in Ukraine want answers
    Families of Russian troops in Ukraine want answers

    MOSCOW (AP) — The last time Valeria Sokolova saw her husband, the 25-year-old paratrooper told her that he and his fellow soldiers were heading for military exercises in southern Russia, near the Ukrainian border.

  • Social Media Erupts With Stunning Footage, Images of Volcano Blast
    Social Media Erupts With Stunning Footage, Images of Volcano Blast

    When was the last time you saw someone get up close and personal with a volcano? Probably never, except through the eyes of film fantasy, television documentaries, or the occasional adventure video game. Shifting all fantasy aside, take a look at some impressive images and video of a volcano in action.

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