2012 YEAR IN REVIEW

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  • Early Glance: Railroad companies

    Shares of some top railroad companies are up at 10 a.m.: CSX rose $.79 or 2.3 percent, to $34.77. Canadian National Railway Co. rose $1.08 or 1.6 percent, to $67.89. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. rose ...

  • White House fence jumper charged with assault
    White House fence jumper charged with assault

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.

  • East of Kobani, Turkish town appreciates 'peace' brought by Islamic State

    By Humeyra Pamuk AKCAKALE Turkey (Reuters) - Residents of a Turkish border town, an hour's drive from where Islamic State is battling for control of Kobani, appreciate the quiet they say the Sunni militants brought when they swiftly seized neighboring Syrian territory. Months of infighting last year between Islamist groups and the Free Syrian Army (FSA), a rebel group aiming to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, kept Akcakale residents on their toes with daily explosions and mortar shells. ...

  • Canada's Rogers says profit falls 28 percent, eyes rebound

    By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian telecom and media company Rogers Communications Inc posted a 28 percent decline in third-quarter net income on Thursday, but reaffirmed its profit targets for the year as it heralded the end of a corporate shuffle. Rogers, the country's largest provider of cellular service, added just 17,000 net wireless subscribers on contracts, who typically spend more per month and are less likely to switch providers than those who pay for service upfront. That was a sharp drop from the 64,000 added a year ago. ...

  • Colossal volcanic eruption could destroy Japan: study
    Colossal volcanic eruption could destroy Japan: study

    Japan could be nearly destroyed by a massive volcanic eruption over the next century, putting almost all of the country's 127 million-strong population at risk, according to a new study. "It is not an overstatement to say that a colossal volcanic eruption would leave Japan extinct as a country," Kobe University earth sciences professor Yoshiyuki Tatsumi and associate professor Keiko Suzuki said in a study publicly released on Wednesday. The experts said they analysed the scale and frequency of volcanic eruptions in the archipelago nation over the past 120,000 years and calculated that the odds of a devastating eruption at about one percent over the next 100 years. "Therefore, it would be no surprise if such a colossal eruption occurs at any moment," it added.

  • Snowplow driver says he didn't see Total CEO's jet
    Snowplow driver says he didn't see Total CEO's jet

    MOSCOW (AP) — The driver of the snowplow that apparently caused the plane carrying the Total CEO to crash at a Moscow airport says he neither saw nor heard the private jet as it sped toward him down the runway in the dark.

  • Riots Follow a Suspected Terror Attack in Jerusalem
    Riots Follow a Suspected Terror Attack in Jerusalem

    In its original conception, the Jerusalem Light Rail, which ferries passengers through the troubled city's Jewish and Arab neighborhoods, was imagined as a symbol for coexistence. Or, as Jodi Rudoren (more quixotically) wrote:

  • Ebola becomes a workplace concern
    Ebola becomes a workplace concern

    Employers face thorny issues when trying to figure out how to deal with the deadly virus.

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