2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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- Israel rejects Kerry Gaza ceasefire proposal: Israeli TV
Israel on Friday rejected a Gaza ceasefire proposal presented by US Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli public television said. "The security cabinet has unanimously rejected the ceasefire proposal of Kerry, as it stands," Channel 1 said, adding ministers would keep discussing it. Israeli media reported Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government demanded the army be allowed to continue destroying tunnels used by the Palestinian group Hamas to carry out attacks inside Israel.
- Jeb Bush Warns GOP on Immigration Reform
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, usually a key Republican voice on immigration issues, has been conspicuously silent with regard to the plight of thousands of unaccompanied children from violence-wracked countries in Central America crossing the Southern border illegally. Last night, though, he jumped into the debate, calling for various steps to be taken to address the crisis and delivering a stern warning to his fellow Republicans. “President Obama has promised to once again act unilaterally if Congress fails to take up immigration reform,” he said in a Wall Street Journal op-ed co-written with Clint Bolick, a vice president with the Goldwater Institute and the co-author, with Bush, of a 2013 book on immigration reform.
- Toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons
- Little sunlight as Obama raises super PAC dollars
- Jailed Russian protest leader goes on hunger strike
Russian opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov began a hunger strike on Friday, a day after being sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison for inciting public unrest. "Today is the first day of the indefinite hunger strike declared by Udaltsov. Udaltsov, a leftist opposition leader, and his co-defendant Leonid Razvozzhayev were convicted on Thursday of fomenting mass riots ahead of President Vladimir Putin's inauguration to a third term in 2012. Udaltsov wrote a letter to the head of the prison in Moscow informing him that was going on hunger strike, said prison service spokesman Sergei Tsygankov.
- Cops nab criminal who taunted them on Facebook
- Tortoise an accomplice in alligator's zoo escape?
NAUBINWAY, Mich. (AP) — An owner of a zoo in Michigan's Upper Peninsula says a 12-inch alligator has escaped, possibly with some help from a tortoise.
- Are you a Verizon customer with unlimited data? Get ready to be throttled
As we learned from a recent study, Verizon has been remarkably efficient at convincing unlimited wireless data plan holders to switch to newer, more profitable data plans. According to market research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, just 22% of Verizon’s mobile subscribers were still on unlimited data plans as of the end of the second quarter. That still leaves millions of people with unlimited plans though, and we have bad news for all of them: According to a new report, all Verizon Wireless subscribers with unlimited data plans will be subject to throttling beginning October 1st. Verizon’s “Network Optimization” policy, which says that the company may intentionally slow your wireless data speeds in certain cases, currently only applies to 3G networks. Droid-Life