2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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Year in Review 2012: Astronomical Wonders
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- Russia: McDonald's food has 'too many calories'
MOSCOW (AP) — Nearly a quarter-century after McDonald's startled and delighted Soviets with their first taste of American fast-food culture, the company's now facing a suit that could ban it from selling some of its signature products.
- 4 more awesome paid iPhone apps that are free right now
Before the sun sets on another week, we have one last batch of paid iPhone and iPad apps to share with you that are currently on sale for free for a limited time. This has been a terrific week for thrifty app shoppers looking to save money on some awesome paid apps. Today, we have four more solid offerings to share, but you’d better hurry because these sales could end at any time. These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously,
- Hezbollah leader vows to support Gazans
- Americans' Favorite Adult Beverage Is …
Beer! More Americans say they prefer a pint over a glass of vino or a cocktail, according to a new Gallup poll. This year, 41 percent of U.S. drinking adults said they typically choose beer; This is the strongest showing for beer in the United States since the drink's popularity tumbled in 2005, though it still has a long way to go to climb back up to its heyday in the '90s when almost half of Americans said they preferred it, Gallup noted.
- GUEST HOWLS OVER DOG'S ATTENDANCE AT WEDDING
DEAR ABBY: Is it acceptable to bring a teacup-sized dog to a wedding? The excuse was, "Well, the wedding was at the beach." The pre-dinner and dancing were inside a high-end resort on the beach. The dog was taken inside these establishments. After a guest -- a family member of the dog's owner -- asked the owner to remove the animal because the occasion was not about her and her dog but the bride and groom's day, the owner put the dog in a carrying case and the dog returned to the wedding for the rest of the night. ...
- Gronk's back: Star tight end practices with Pats
- Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash
- Queen's photobomb at Commonwealth Games 'not total accident'
It may have looked like a lucky quirk of timing, but the queen's photobombing of a selfie at the Commonwealth Games was not a complete accident, an athlete in the image said Friday. The image of a beaming Queen Elizabeth II in the background of Australian hockey players Jayde Taylor and Brooke Peris' selfie has gone viral. Taylor said she and Peris seized the opportunity when, during their warm-down after the Hockeyroos' 4-0 win over Malaysia in Glasgow on Thursday, they saw the monarch at the venue. "Brooke and I planned it so that when she came out the door she would be behind us," Taylor told Sydney's Daily Telegraph.