2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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- India's jet-set tycoons crash to earth
- U.S. existing home sales fall, investors pulling back
By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales unexpectedly fell in August as investors stepped away from the market, but the decline probably does not signal renewed weakness. The National Association of Realtors said on Monday existing home sales dropped 1.8 percent to an annual rate of 5.05 million units. The decrease was the first in four months, although the sales pace was still the second highest for the year. "There is no fundamental economic weakness story in the fall. ...
- NASA Mars Orbiter Arrives at Red Planet Tonight: Watch It Live
Update for Monday, Sept. 22: NASA's MAVEN orbiter has successfully arrived at Mars. A NASA spacecraft built to study the atmosphere of Mars like never before will arrive at the Red Planet tonight (Sept. 21) and you can watch it live online. After 10 months in deep-space, NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft is expected to enter orbit around Mars and begin a one-year mission studying the planet's upper atmosphere. You can watch the MAVEN spacecraft arrive at Mars on Space.com, courtesy of NASA TV, in a live webcast that runs from 9:30 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. EDT (0130 to 0245 GMT).
- Governor confident ambush suspect will be caught
- Philanthropies, including Rockefellers, and investors pledge $50 billion fossil fuel divestment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Rockefellers, who made their vast fortune on oil, and other philanthropies and high-wealth individuals on Monday will announce pledges to divest a total of $50 billion from fossil fuel investments. The Global Divest-Invest coalition will announce new pledges and members one day before 120 heads of state address the United Nations on how their countries will contribute to a global effort to halt a dangerous rise in temperatures. ...
- US jury finds Arab Bank liable for backing terrorism
- Arab Bank liable over Hamas attacks: U.S. jury
By Bernard Vaughan NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Monday found Arab Bank Plc liable for providing material support to Hamas and said it must compensate victims of two dozen attacks attributed to the Islamic militant group in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Jurors needed less than two days of deliberations to reach their verdict after a six-week trial in Brooklyn federal court, which lawyers described as the first terrorism financing civil case to reach trial in the United States. A trial on damages will be held later. ...
- Sheriff: Iowa man locked 5 kids in bedroom all day