2012 YEAR IN REVIEW

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  • Early Glance: Specialty Retail companies

    Shares of some top specialty retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Autozone Inc. fell $4.94 or 1.0 percent, to $510.23. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. rose $.20 or .3 percent, to $61.65. Best Buy rose $.60 or ...

  • Md. parents allegedly locked up autistic twin sons

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Maryland couple is accused of keeping their autistic, 22-year-old twin sons locked in a basement room at night with no furniture and only a tiny window for light.

  • U.S. CDC says it 'may never know' how bird flu mishap occurred

    By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "may never know" how a fairly harmless form of bird flu was cross-contaminated with a dangerous bird flu strain before it was sent to a laboratory outside of the CDC, an agency spokesman said on Monday. The CDC disclosed the bird flu incident as part of an internal investigation into the agency's mishandling of live anthrax in June, potentially exposing dozens of its own lab workers to the pathogen. While no humans fell ill as a result of the bird flu breach, CDC Director Dr Thomas Frieden has called it “the most distressing" in a series of safety breaches at the agency because of the public risk posed by the virus.

  • Expectations rising for Apple ahead of iPhone upgrades
    Expectations rising for Apple ahead of iPhone upgrades

    Expectations are rising for Apple, as the company’s share price rapidly approaches its all-time high of $100.72.

  • MH17 Plane Crash Site Seen from Space (Photo)
    MH17 Plane Crash Site Seen from Space (Photo)

    Satellites have captured images of the scattered debris and charred wreckage from last week's crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine that killed all 298 people on board. DigitalGlobe, a Colorado-based company, programmed three of the five Earth-watching satellites in its commercial fleet to look at the crash site shortly after the plane was shot down by a missile on Thursday, July 17. DigitalGlobe was finally able to capture clear, high-resolution images of the crash site yesterday (July 20) and today (July 21). In the top half of the image, the main debris field can be seen inside a blackened splotch of earth near the village of Hrabove in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine, which has been embroiled in conflict as Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists fight for control of the region.

  • Social Media Posts Show Last Moments of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Victims
    Social Media Posts Show Last Moments of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Victims

    These snapshots might have been their last. Cellphones and the Web have been tracking the lives of the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, shot down in eastern Ukraine last week:

  • This $30 spray will make you iPhone or Android phone waterproof
    This $30 spray will make you iPhone or Android phone waterproof

    Sony isn’t exactly enjoying smooth sailing in the global smartphone market right now, but it did start an awesome trend. Following the Japanese electronics giant’s lead, a number of smartphone vendors are now focused on making their flagship phones water-resistant. Samsung’s Galaxy S5, the company’s latest hero phone, is a perfect example, and the handset’s water-resistant treatment will end up saving consumers tons of money and plenty of aggravation by helping the phone survive spills and quick dunks. But what about those of us with handsets like the iPhone or various Android models that don’t feature any waterproofing? As it turns out, there may be a cheap product that can help. A company called Impervious offers a like-named solution that, according to the

  • Fight Breaks Out During Live, Televised Debate
    Fight Breaks Out During Live, Televised Debate

    When people are passionate about their position on politics, a debate can get very heated... Maybe turn into a hot enough brawl that chairs are thrown, and more. A live back-and-forth on Jordanian TV channel Josat put outspoken journalist Shaker al-Johari on one side of the spectrum and pro-Syrian regime activist and lawyer Samih Khrais on the other.

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