2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
The standout news & pop obsessions gleaned from your search habits
Top tweets of 2012
Obama, Justin Bieber and Green Bay Packers' TJ Lang have garnered the highest number of retweets this year.
- Thu, Dec 13, 2012
Photo Galleries By Category
Related Search Results
- Motorists Stranded for Hours After Fatal 50-Car Car Pile-Up in Pa
- Obama and Castro shake hands, Zuma humiliated at Mandela memorial
By Stella Mapenzauswa and Steve Holland JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuba's Raul Castro at a memorial for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, a rare gesture between the leaders of two ideological opponents that reflected the anti-apartheid hero's spirit of reconciliation. But the peace and harmony did not stretch to South African President Jacob Zuma, whom the crowd at the rain-soaked Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg booed and jeered as he prepared to give his closing address. Mandela's death at the age of 95 has diverted attention from a slew of corruption scandals in Zuma's administration, while underscoring the gulf between South Africa's first black president, a giant of the 20th century, and its fourth. "But what Zuma speaks, he doesn't live.
- Airline Surprises Passengers With Christmas Gifts Upon Arrival
The Canadian company WestJet has many believing in Christmas miracles after a video showcasing the airline's generosity (and marketing savvy) went viral. In the five-and-a-half-minute piece, "Virtual Santa" asked unsuspecting Calgary-bound passengers what they would like for Christmas. The customers then boarded their flights from Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario.
- Afghan president lashes out at US 'threats'
PARIS (AP) — Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai lashed out at the United States, accusing it of making threats in the dispute over an agreement to keep U.S. troops in the country beyond 2014.
- Octopus in Space: Why the Latest U.S. Spy Rocket Is More Appropriate Than the NRO Knows
- Clueless, Heartless, and Gutless: Today's GOP
The most charitable thing you can say about the Republican Party is that it has an image problem. Even if you support its policies, no clear-eyed observer can deny that on any given day the GOP looks clueless, heartless, and gutless. For all of President Obama's problems and their correlation to the future of the Democratic Party (see: lack of credibility and competence), it takes just four stories to see how much worse things are for the GOP.
- Hagel Threatens Complete Withdrawal from Afghanistan
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel upped the anti with Afghan President Hamid Karzai Sunday morning, threatening to pull all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan if a security deal is not agreed to soon. Karzai was expected to sign a long-term security deal that would keep U.S. troops and U.S. money in Afghanistan for the next decade after a group of tribal elders approved it last month. Last week, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said that the so-called zero option - pulling all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan by the end of 2014 - was on the table if Karzai refused to deal. "If we don't have a bilateral security agreement, which I've noted, that means we can't protect our forces that would be here after 2014, no international partners will come, Afghanistan essentially will be alone.
- Big storm dumps snow on East Coast, travel dicey