2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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- Midday Glance: Silver companies
Shares of some top silver companies are up at 1 p.m.: Hecla Mining Co. rose $.01 or .5 percent, to $3.26. Pan American Silver Corp. rose $.15 or 1.1 percent, to $14.37. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose ...
- Ebola outbreak reaches Senegal, riots break out in Guinea
By Diadie Ba and Saliou Samb DAKAR/CONAKRY (Reuters) - The West African state of Senegal became the fifth country to be hit by the world's worst Ebola outbreak on Friday, while riots broke out in neighboring Guinea's remote southeast where infection rates are rising fast. In the latest sign that the outbreak of the virus, which has already killed at least 1,550 people, is spinning out of control, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said that Ebola cases rose last week at the fastest pace since the epidemic began in West Africa in March. The epidemic has defied efforts by governments to control it, prompting the leading charity fighting the outbreak, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), to call for the U.N. Security Council to take charge of efforts to stop it. Including the fatalities, more than 3,000 have been infected since the virus was detected in the remote jungles of southeastern Guinea in March and quickly spread across the border to Liberia and Sierra Leone.
- Recline-Gate 2: Another Plane Diverted After Passenger Leans Back
- Neptune and 'Dodgeball' Asteroid Star in Webcasts Tonight: Watch Live
Armchair astronomers can enjoy a cosmic double play tonight (Aug. 29), with back-to-back webcasts featuring faraway Neptune and a close-flying asteroid. The action starts at 8 p.m. EDT (midnight GMT Aug. 30), when the online Slooh Community Observatory will air a live four-hour show to mark an alignment of Neptune, Earth and the sun. Once that webcast ends at midnight EDT (0400 GMT), Slooh will cover the flyby of near-Earth asteroid 2002 CU11, nicknamed "Dodgeball" because of its frequent close approaches to Earth. The webcasts, which will both feature views from a telescope in the Canary Islands off the west coast of Africa, are also available at Slooh's website, www.slooh.com.
- Rob Ford resurgent in Toronto mayor race; but new claims emerge
By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has gained ground on challengers heading into an election this fall, according to a poll released on Thursday, but the boost was coupled with fresh claims about inappropriate behavior. The city's Catholic school authority released documents alleging that Ford had threatened a teacher, turned up late and inebriated to an important practice, swore at his players and made them roll in animal feces while working as a volunteer head football coach at Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School. The allegations have not been proven in court and Ford did not immediately respond to a call and email seeking comment.
- NYC developer makes changes in 'poor door' design
NEW YORK (AP) — A plan for a luxury skyscraper with a so-called "poor door" is changing to extend more of a welcome to residents of its cluster of affordable apartments, officials and the developers said Friday.
- 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
- Daughter: Joan Rivers is in 'serious condition