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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- Record-breaking year for contemporary art
- Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria
- Boxing champion Mike Tyson helps Las Vegas crash victim: media
(Reuters) - Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson came to the aid of a motorcyclist who crashed on an interstate in Las Vegas last week, U.S. media reported. Tyson, who was convicted of rape in 1992 and has become known for erratic behavior, appeared on the scene after Ryan Chesley crashed and stayed with the rider until ambulances arrived, newspapers reported citing Chesley's lawyer. ...
- Somalia pirates release US-German hostage
- Assad backs efforts to fight terrorism
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad said Tuesday he supports any international effort against terrorism, apparently trying to position his government on the side of the U.S.-led coalition conducting airstrikes against the Islamic State group. Damascus said the U.S. informed it beforehand that the strikes were coming.
- India's PM ups fashion ante for maiden US visit
- Super Schnozzle: Dinosaur with Exceptionally Large Nose Discovered
The beast's giant nose earned the dinosaur the name Rhinorex condrupus, with the Latin word Rhinorex meaning "king nose." And it surely sported a large sniffer, having the largest nasal opening, relative to its size, of any duck-billed dinosaur and among the largest of any dinosaur, according to Terry Gates, a joint postdoctoral researcher with NC State and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. The plant-eating beast was a type of hadrosaur, also called a duck-billed dinosaur.
- Herbalife shares hit 17-month low
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Shares of Herbalife tumbled 10% Monday, to close at their lowest level in nearly 17 months, with losses accelerating in the final two hours of trading. At 2 p.m. Eastern, the ...