2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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- Newmont tops Street 3Q forecasts
On a per-share basis, the Greenwood Village, Colorado-based company said it had net income of 43 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 50 cents per share. The results topped Wall ...
- 'Dinner Lab' Competition Gives Aspiring Chefs a Chance of a Lifetime
New Orleans-based Dinner Lab is a members-only, pop-up restaurant where diners not only get to eat food prepared by some of the best chefs in the country but also give critical feedback to a chef who is front and center in the dining room. Brian Bordainick told Yahoo News and Finance Anchor, Bianna Golodryga that he started Dinner Lab shortly after he moved to New Orleans, hoping to change the way Americans view fine dining. Members pay an annual fee of $100 for a spot on Dinner Lab's guest list. One hundred and twenty members sign up, and a chef starts preparing the meal of his or her life.
- Town official: Halloween back on as manhunt ends
- Europe won't recognize vote in eastern Ukraine, Merkel tells Putin
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone that Sunday's planned elections in eastern Ukraine were illegitimate and would not be recognized by European leaders, a Berlin government spokesman said on Friday. Merkel and Putin held a joint telephone conversation with French President Francois Hollande and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Merkel's spokesman Georg Streiter said at a government news conference. ...
- Israel backing out of US V-22 aircraft sale
Israel's defence minister is dropping the purchase of US V-22 Osprey aircraft, raising concerns that this could further chill already frosty relations with Washington, Israel Hayom daily said Thursday. The mass-circulation freesheet, considered close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said Moshe Yaalon's decision went against the Israeli military's wishes. Israel Hayom said the planned purchase of six Ospreys would have made Israel the first country outside the United States to deploy them. Turbulent US-Israel ties plunged to new lows this week when an anonymous senior official in President Barack Obama's administration was quoted in The Atlantic magazine as calling Netanyahu "a chickenshit" interested only in preserving his own political skin.
- Will Christie's 'sit down and shut up' style work outside New Jersey?
- Arizona school board votes to remove pages from biology textbook
By Daniel Wallis (Reuters) - An Arizona school board has voted to remove information about contraception methods from a biology textbook after a conservative majority decided it fell afoul of a state law that says materials should give a preference to childbirth or adoption over abortion. The members of the Gilbert Public Schools board, which covers at least 38 schools and 39,000 students mostly in Chandler and Mesa, voted 3-2 on Tuesday night to excise two pages from "Campbell Biology: Concepts and Connections. ...
- Meet the slimmest, sexiest smartphone you’ll never own
When it comes to smartphones, thin is in. Apple’s iPhone 6 wowed consumers when it was unveiled last month and it measured just 6.9mm thick. The phone feels incredible in the hand thanks to its slender profile, but a new smartphone just announced on Wednesday makes Apple’s latest iPhone look positively plump. DON’T MISS: Preview: Hands on with the most surprising phone of the year, Motorola’s Droid Turbo China-based smartphone maker Oppo isn’t a well-known brand in the United States or in many other major smartphone markets. The company has been building impressive handset for many years, however, and on Wednesday it showed off its latest and greatest devices to tech bloggers and journalists. Among the new phones it debuted was the Oppo