2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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Year in Review 2012: Top News Stories
In a year mostly dominated by power politics and a presidential election, Mother Nature reminded us in November of her strength and authority. A spate of shootings and odd crimes captivated the news shows and online media.
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- Final Glance: Gold companies
Shares of some top gold companies were mixed at the close of trading: Barrick Gold Corp. fell $.11 or .6 percent, to $18.72. Gold Fields rose $.12 or 2.9 percent, to $4.23. GoldCorp. fell $.02 or .1 percent, ...
- AP NewsBreak: Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating
WASHINGTON (AP) — At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation, the admiral in charge of the Navy's nuclear reactors program told The Associated Press.
- New schematic leak reveals one more detail about the iPhone 6
With just a few weeks to go until the iPhone 6 finally becomes official, the leaks are in full bloom, as more details about the handset hit the web each day. Apple.club.tw, a site that posted several iPhone 6 leaks recently, is back with an alleged schematic for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 that suggests the phone’s main camera may have a slightly protruding camera ring. FROM EARLIER: Hidden iOS 8 code may reveal a key iPhone 6 specification Previous reports have danced around this particular camera feature and have disagreed on whether the iPhone 6 will have a protruding camera or not, and this schematic says the 4.7-inch camera ring will measure less than 1mm, or between 0.67mm and 0.77mm.
- Israeli-US relations tested once again in Gaza war
- David Letterman Remembers Robin Williams
David Letterman enjoyed a nearly four-decade friendship with Robin Williams, and on Monday night, the "Late Show" host paid tribute to the comedian in a moving 10-minute tribute. The late night host first met Robin during their mutual time at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, where David said Robin blew the club's comics away with his very first performance.
- Israel steps up air strikes as Gaza buries dead
Israeli warplanes pounded Gaza Wednesday as furious mourners buried the wife and child of Hamas's top military commander, baying for revenge as nine days of calm exploded into bloodshed. Mohammed Deif, who has topped Israel's most wanted list for more than a decade, escaped the strike with Hamas saying he was still alive and calling the shots in the ongoing confrontation. So far, 20 Gazans have been killed since Palestinian militants launched a barrage of rockets on southern Israel on Tuesday and F16 fighter jets carried out retaliatory air strikes, Palestinian medics say. The bloodshed pushed to 2,038 the number of Gazans killed in six weeks of the most violent confrontation between Israel and Hamas militants since the second Palestinian intifada, or uprising (2000-2005).
- Islamic State video shows conversion of Yazidis to Islam
By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State, a militant group that witnesses and officials say has executed hundreds of members of Iraq's Yazidis, has released a video that seeks to show it enlightened hundreds of members of the religious minority by converting them to Islam. The production was issued not long after the group on Tuesday released a video showing one of its black-clad fighters beheading American journalist James Foley, sparking international outrage. The Yazidis, followers of an ancient religion derived from Zoroastrianism who are part of the country's Kurdish minority, have paid the highest price for Islamic State's dramatic advance through northern Iraq. Islamic State militants, widely seen as more hardline than al Qaeda, storm into villages armed with machine guns and give Yazidis a simple choice: convert to Islam or die.
- Twitter suspends accounts sharing images of journalist's alleged execution