2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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YIR 2012: Superstorms and Scorchers
Mother Nature made her mark again this year and did so, unfortunately, in the most extreme ways: hellish heat, drought, superstorms and other wild weather events.
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- NFL-Playoff race after Monday's game
Dec 9 (Reuters) - National Football League playoff race after Monday's game, based on order of potential seeding. (x - clinched playoff spot) AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE 1. x Denver (11-2) 2. New England (10-3) 3. Cincinnati (9-4) 4. x Indianapolis (8-5) 5. Kansas City (10-3) 6. Baltimore (7-6) Still alive 7. Miami (7-6) 8. San Diego (6-7) 9. New York Jets (6-7) 10. Tennessee (5-8) 11. Pittsburgh (5-8) 12. Oakland (4-9) 13. Jacksonville (4-9) 14. Cleveland (4-9) 15. Buffalo (4-9) Eliminated 16. Houston (2-11) - - NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE 1. x Seattle (11-2) 2. New Orleans (10-3) 3. ...
- US actress pleads guilty to Obama, Bloomberg ricin plot
A 36-year-old actress from Texas on Tuesday pleaded guilty to mailing ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a gun control activist, federal prosecutors said. A statement from the US Attorney's Office in Texas, said Shannon Guess Richardson had admitted to biological weapons charges during a court appearance in Texarkana following her arrest in June. Richardson was detained after sending ricin-impregnated letters to Obama, Bloomberg and Mark Glaze. Glaze had worked closely with Bloomberg in the New York chief's drive to increase gun control.
- Watch This Woman Smoke Marijuana to Become a Better Mom
On first glance, Jacqueline Patterson looks just like any other pretty, young mom. Though no one can take her looks from her, when she speaks, her face contorts wildly and her voice catches and halts, revealing her painful struggle with cerebral palsy.
- Found: The Coldest Place on Earth
- AT&T CEO says big phone subsidies might soon be a thing of the past
It’s no secret that wireless carriers want your money, but in order to get their hands on it, they might have to get creative in an increasingly saturated smartphone market. At a recent investor conference, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said that carriers need to start thinking about how to get consumers to to sign up for data plans as opposed to how to sell them the newest devices, which is the strategy most carriers in the U.S. are employing right now. “When you’re growing the business initially, you have to do aggressive device subsidies to get people on the network,” said Stephenson. “But as you approach 90 percent penetration, you move into maintenance mode. That means more device upgrades. And the
- Kate Winslet Gives Birth To Baby Boy!
- Obama and Castro shake hands, Zuma humiliated at Mandela memorial
By Stella Mapenzauswa and Steve Holland JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuba's Raul Castro at a memorial for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, a rare gesture between the leaders of two ideological opponents that reflected the anti-apartheid hero's spirit of reconciliation. But the peace and harmony did not stretch to South African President Jacob Zuma, whom the crowd at the rain-soaked Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg booed and jeered as he prepared to give his closing address. Mandela's death at the age of 95 has diverted attention from a slew of corruption scandals in Zuma's administration, while underscoring the gulf between South Africa's first black president, a giant of the 20th century, and its fourth. "But what Zuma speaks, he doesn't live.
- Homelessness Is 'Hooey,' Says The New York Post