2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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Year in Review 2012: Astronomical Wonders
Once-in-a-lifetime astronomical events and monumental scientific achievements drove people to look to the skies and online on Yahoo! throughout 2012.
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- Report: Vietnam detects signals from missing plane
BEIJING (AP) — Vietnamese media reported that authorities have detected signals from a missing Malaysia Airlines flight off the southwestern coast of Vietnam on Saturday, hours after the flight went missing during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
- Why Malaysia Airlines jet might have disappeared
- Japanese jet makes emergency landing in Honolulu
HONOLULU (AP) — A Japan Airlines flight bound for San Francisco carrying more than 170 people made an emergency landing at the Honolulu International Airport.
- Ex-girlfriend of $338M Powerball winner drops suit
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman has decided not to bet on getting a piece of her former boyfriend's $338 million Powerball win.
- Obama loses top aide who helped him manage the White House
A top aide to President Barack Obama who has managed much of his schedule, planned events and helped choose staff and appointments will leave the White House in early May, a White House official said on Saturday. Alyssa Mastromonaco, Obama's deputy chief of staff, first joined his team when he moved to Washington as an Illinois senator in 2005. "Every event the president's ever done, every trip he's ever taken, every decision that he's ever made, she knows about and remembers in somewhat disturbing detail," Dan Pfeiffer, senior advisor to Obama, told the New York Times.
- Boy buried by avalanche tried to bite his way out
NEW YORK (AP) — An 8-year-old western Montana boy who spent about an hour buried in the snow after a deadly avalanche roared into his backyard says he tried to "lick and bite" his way out before becoming tired and falling asleep.
- PBS' O'Brien says he'll be OK after losing arm
- Head of white supremacist gang admits guilt
HOUSTON (AP) — The head of the white supremacist Aryan Brotherhood of Texas has pleaded guilty to a racketeering conspiracy that included murder, kidnapping and drug trafficking.