2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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Year in Review 2012: Obsessions
Here are the top 10 obsessions that, as ranked by their search volume and percentage spike compared with 2011 on Yahoo!.
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- Report: Obama rode elevator with armed man
- Colorado's pot market getting new competition
- Iran does not see ground offensive in Syria by U.S., allies
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A senior Iranian official said on Tuesday he did not expect a ground offensive in Syria by a U.S.-led coalition that is mounting air strikes on Islamic State insurgents there. "There will not be an intention of a ground intervention because they failed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and we oppose any foreign intervention in the region by these states," Supreme National Security Council Director Ali Shamkhani said in a news conference televised from Damascus. His remarks were rendered into Arabic by a translator. (Writing by Tom Perry/Mariam Karouny; Editing by Mark Heinrich)
- U.S. lawmakers rebuke Secret Service over White House breach
By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Secret Service faced scathing criticism on Tuesday for the agency allowing an intruder with a knife to run into the White House and the Washington Post reported a separate security lapse of an armed contractor with a criminal record who rode an elevator with President Barack Obama. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged the agency charged with protecting Obama had failed on Sept. ...
- Obama, Netanyahu: Great challenges in Middle East
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pressed each other politely but firmly Wednesday to address areas of tension in their relationship, with the U.S. president calling for an end to Palestinian civilian deaths and the Israeli leader warning of the consequences of leaving Iran with nuclear capabilities.
- Court mulls legality of firing for pot use off job
- Queen's sticky problem: Palace seeks chewing gum remover
- Qantas puts world's largest plane on longest route