2012 YEAR IN REVIEW

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  • Early Glance: Railroad companies

    Shares of some top railroad companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: CSX rose $.22 or .7 percent, to $31.31. Canadian National Railway Co. fell $.68 or 1.0 percent, to $68.98. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. rose ...

  • 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.

  • Liberia to prosecute man who brought Ebola to US
    Liberia to prosecute man who brought Ebola to US

    DALLAS (AP) — Liberia plans to prosecute the airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S., alleging that he lied on an airport questionnaire about not having any contact with an infected person, authorities said Thursday.

  • Turkey vows to fight Islamic State, coalition strikes near border
    Turkey vows to fight Islamic State, coalition strikes near border

    By Ayla Jean Yackley and Oliver Holmes MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey signalled it may send troops into Syria or Iraq and let allies use Turkish bases to fight Islamic State, as coalition jets launched air strikes on Wednesday on insurgents besieging a town on its southern border with Syria. The government sent a proposal to parliament late on Tuesday which would broaden existing powers and allow Ankara to order military action to "defeat attacks directed towards our country from all terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria". ...

  • Putin says 'foolish' sanctions will not hold back Russia

    By Darya Korsunskaya MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin dismissed Western sanctions as "utter foolishness" on Thursday and said they would not stop Russia developing into a stronger economic power. Attempting to take the higher ground in a speech to foreign and Russian investors, Putin said he was relaxed about the measures imposed on his country over Ukraine even though they had broken the fundamental principles of the global economy. ...

  • Asian Games inspire North Koreans to work harder
    Asian Games inspire North Koreans to work harder

    INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — The Asian Games appear to have been a godsend for North Korea.

  • Pro-Russia rebels stage renewed Ukraine airport assault
    Pro-Russia rebels stage renewed Ukraine airport assault

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Pro-Russian insurgents launched repeated raids Thursday on an airport held by isolated Ukrainian forces as a month-old truce came under renewed strain and calls grew for the Kremlin to help halt the bloody revolt.

  • Oregon man gets 30 years in Christmas bomb plot
    Oregon man gets 30 years in Christmas bomb plot

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A young Somali American was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for plotting to detonate a bomb in Portland's downtown square while 10,000 revelers gathered to watch the mayor light a towering Christmas tree.

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