2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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- Early Glance: Railroad companies
Shares of some top railroad companies are down at 10 a.m.: CSX fell $.33 or .9 percent, to $35.08. Canadian National Railway Co. fell $.34 or .5 percent, to $69.04. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. fell $1.72 ...
- Miley & Rihanna Stun With Racy Red Carpet Looks!
- Hundreds of Iraqi tribesmen opposed to Islamic State found in mass graves
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The bodies of 150 members of an Iraqi Sunni tribe which fought Islamic State have been found in a mass grave, security officials said on Thursday. Islamic State militants took the men from their villages to the city of Ramadi and killed them on Wednesday night and buried them, an official in a police operations center and another security official told Reuters. In a separate case, witnesses said they found 70 corpses from the same Albu Nimr tribe near the town of Hit in the Sunni heartland Anbar province. Security officials there were not immediately available for comment. ...
- Wanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland
- SEASON SIGNALS TIME TO CHANGE BATTERIES AS WELL AS CLOCKS
DEAR ABBY: Smoke alarms are one of the greatest fire safety success stories of our time. Since they were introduced in 1975, home fire deaths have been cut in half, even as the nation's population has increased by half. But far too many people let the batteries in their smoke alarms wear out, or even remove them to avoid occasional nuisance alarms. And too many people -- and their families -- pay for their neglect or poor judgment with their lives.About 2,500 people a year die in structural -- mostly residential -- fires. ...
- Brandy Melville: Hottest teen retailer sells only to “skinny girls”
Brandy Melville is the most popular teen brand you’ve never heard of. The Italian clothing-line opened its first store in the U.S. five years ago in California—it has since expanded to 18 stores around the country. The trendy, beach-casual clothing retails between $20 and $40 and mostly comes in one size: small.
- Kurds cheer reinforcements for Syria's Kobane
Crowds of flag-waving Kurds greeted Iraqi peshmerga forces travelling through Turkey Wednesday to join rebel fighters reinforcing the Syrian town of Kobane against an attack by the Islamic State group. Another group of several dozen peshmerga flew into the Turkish city of Sanliurfa from Iraq. Separately, dozens of rebel fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) crossed from Turkey to Kobane, officials said, to help Kurdish militia who have faced an onslaught by IS jihadists for more than six weeks. "We don't think Kobane is about to fall in the hands of ISIS," retired US general John Allen told Al-Arabiya television, using an alternative acronym for IS.
- BRIDE'S BEST FRIEND HESITATES TO STAND UP AT HER WEDDING
DEAR ABBY: My best friend is getting married. She left me a message asking me to be a bridesmaid. Of course I'm honored, but I don't know what to do. I dislike her fiance. He is disrespectful and mean to her and to their son.I can't stand up with them and pretend to be happy for her when I think she's making a terrible mistake. I want her to marry someone who will be nice to her. Help! -- CONFLICTED IN MINNESOTADEAR CONFLICTED: If standing up with her will make you feel like a hypocrite, then don't do it. But recognize that if you don't, it will distance you from her. ...