2012 YEAR IN REVIEW

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  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage increases

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at 1 p.m.: ITT Educational Services Inc. rose 21.7 percent to $11.18. Cleco Corp. rose 10.6 percent to $53.37. Intrawest Resorts rose ...

  • Ebola quarantine ends for Thomas Eric Duncan’s fiancee, but not her heartache
    Ebola quarantine ends for Thomas Eric Duncan’s fiancee, but not her heartache

    Health officials declared Louise Troh Ebola-free on Monday and gave her the all-clear to resume her life, but she'll do so without long-lost love Thomas Eric Duncan.

  • Submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic
    Submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge.

  • Comet Siding Spring whizzes past Mars
    Comet Siding Spring whizzes past Mars

    Washington (AFP) - A comet the size of a small mountain and about as solid as a pile of talcum powder whizzed past Mars, dazzling space enthusiasts with the once-in-a-million-years encounter.

  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security
    Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Suicide, car bombings in Iraq kill at least 33
    Suicide, car bombings in Iraq kill at least 33

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants unleashed attacks on Iraq's majority Shiite community on Monday, killing at least 33 people, the latest in relentless assaults that have challenged the Shiite-led government as it battles the Sunni-led insurgency by the Islamic State group.

  • Paris Opera expels veiled woman during performance
    Paris Opera expels veiled woman during performance

    Paris (AFP) - France's government is drawing up a new set of rules for theatres after the Paris Opera ejected a woman for wearing a veil during a performance, the institution's deputy director said Sunday.

  • Why Swimming May Be the Best Exercise for Older Adults

    Falling down and getting hurt is a big problem for older adults, and researchers think that physical activity may lower people's risk of falls. In contrast, the men who did other forms of exercise — including golfing, doing calisthenics, working out on treadmills or stationary bikes, or playing lawn bowling games (similar to Bocce ball) — were no less likely to fall, the researchers found. "Unlike [with] land-based sports, swimmers are required to create their own base of support and at the same time, to produce a coordinated movement of both upper and lower extremities," said study author Dafna Merom, an associate professor of physical activity and health at the University of Western Sydney in Australia. Falls are a major public health problem in older adults.

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