2012 YEAR IN REVIEW

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  • Business Highlights

    ___ School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they'll count the ways: Preschool ...

  • Report: Obama rode elevator with armed man
    Report: Obama rode elevator with armed man

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a violation of Secret Service security protocols, according to published reports.

  • Experts question two-day delay in admitting Texas Ebola patient

    By Julie Steenhuysen and Sharon Begley CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in a U.S. hospital was evaluated initially and turned away, a critical missed opportunity that could result in others being exposed to the deadly virus, infectious disease experts said. On the patient's first visit to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas last Friday, he walked into the hospital presenting “non-specific symptoms” and was sent home with a prescription for antibiotics, Dr. ...

  • Officer kills man through car door in his driveway
    Officer kills man through car door in his driveway

    Ernest Satterwhite was a laid-back former mechanic with a habit of ignoring police officers who tried to pull him over — an act of defiance that ultimately got him killed.

  • Dallas man arrested after ill-fated casket prank

    DALLAS (Reuters) - A Texas man suspected of stealing a casket to play a prank on his sister by making her think he had dug up their dead father was arrested after she called police, police said on Tuesday. Once Dallas police received the call from the sister who was concerned about what her brother had brought home, they linked the incident to a report of an assailant stealing an empty casket out of a hearse parked in the lot of Hughes Crown Hill Funeral Home, they said. ...

  • Modi to wield broom in nationwide 'Clean India' campaign

    By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take up a broom and sweep the filthy streets of the capital on Thursday, launching a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of cleanliness and better sanitation. The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, or Clean India Mission, is being launched on the birthday of independence leader Mahatma Gandhi - a public holiday - and aims to inform people about the link between sanitation and public health. "A clean India is the best tribute we can pay to Bapu when we celebrate his 150th birth anniversary in 2019. ...

  • Indian Spacecraft Snaps Spectacular Portrait of Mars (Photo)
    Indian Spacecraft Snaps Spectacular Portrait of Mars (Photo)

    India's first spacecraft to visit Mars has beamed home its greatest photo of the Red Planet yet, a view that reveals the planet from pole to pole.  The new photo of Mars from India's Mangalyaan probe was unveiled today (Sept. 29) by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). "Something's brewing here!" ISRO officials wrote in a Twitter post for the Mars orbiter.  The Mangalyaan spacecraft used its Mars Color Camera to capture the amazing photo from a distance of 46,292 miles (74,500 kilometers) above the Red Planet on Sunday (Sept. 28), according to an ISRO photo description.

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