2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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Year in Review 2012: Obsessions
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- Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases
A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Xilinx Inc. fell 14.3 percent to $41.26. Jakks Pacific Inc. fell 13.8 percent to $7.19. Kandi Technologies Group Inc. fell ...
- Radio star Casey Kasem's remains flown to Canada: agent
(Reuters) - The body of radio personality Casey Kasem, who even before his June death was at the center of a tug-of-war between his wife and his children from a prior marriage, has been flown to Canada from a Washington state funeral home, his longtime former agent said on Wednesday. Kasem, the former host of the syndicated program "American Top 40," was moved to Canada by his wife, his agent Don Pitts said, after being kept at the Gaffney Funeral Home in Tacoma, Washington. Candace Corkum, administrative manager for the funeral home, confirmed on Friday that Kasem's body was no longer at the facility. Kasem had been the focus of a dispute between his three children from his first marriage - Kerri, Julie and Mike - and his second wife, Jean Kasem.
- Britain still exporting arms to Russia
Britain is still exporting arms and military equipment to Russia, according to a parliamentary report released Wednesday just hours after Prime Minister David Cameron rapped France for selling weapons to Moscow. Cameron has urged the EU to ban military sales to Russia -- accused of equipping and training separatists in eastern Ukraine -- and said Monday Britain had already halted such arms exports. The government promised in March to stop military sales to Russia.
- Rachel McAdams Was 'In Awe' Of Lindsay's 'Mean Girls' Talent
Rachel McAdams has opened up about what it was like to work with Lindsay Lohan in 2004's "Mean Girls," and the actress said her experience with LiLo was positive. "If anything, I was in awe of her talent," Rachel, who played head Mean Girl Regina George in the hilarious movie, told Allure magazine in their August issue. Rachel said she was surprised to hear that Lindsay was intimidated by her at the time. "It’s just funny to hear that because you never know what people are thinking," Rachel told the mag.
- Family: Teen pilot who crashed in ocean knew risks
- Philippine anger as game with NBA players is cancelled
Organisers of a visit by NBA stars to the basketball-mad Philippines have apologised and offered refunds after an exhibition game was abruptly cancelled. Tycoon Manny Pangilinan, whose company sponsored the scheduled match Tuesday night between a visiting NBA contingent and the national team, issued a profuse apology amid growing anger at the cancellation. The NBA team, including the Houston Rockets' James Harden, the San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard, Damian Lillard of the Portland Trailblazers and DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors, were supposed to play "five on five" games with the national team, Gilas Pilipinas, on Tuesday and Wednesday.
- Ready for Warren? Well, even if you are, the Democratic senator says she’s not
- Mayfly Mating Swarm at Mississippi River So Dense It Shows Up on Radar
Fair warning: Do not continue reading if bugs give you goose bumps and gross you out. We're talking lots and lots of mayflies. Mating season this summer is creating a mass buzz in the upper Mississippi River Valley. Sunday evening, wary Wisconsinites near La Crosse crawled for cover, while others caught the swarm of flies on camera.