2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
The standout news & pop obsessions gleaned from your search habits
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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- 28-year sentence in Ohio in $100M charity scam
- Carbon Paw Prints: Are House Pets Worse for the Environment Than SUVs?
My cat poops outside, she turns her nose up at any cat food other than exactly one specific store brand that probably includes ground-up pig intestines and newspaper, and the last time she had fleas I dosed her with a vet-prescribed medication that's essentially insecticide in a pill. For one thing, I know my limits, and grinding raw meat into cat food that my cat will refuse to consume is one of them.
- Gabby Douglas Reveals Her Crush & Hollywood Favorites
- 'Fast & Furious' stars lead Forbes list of 2013 top-grossing actors
Dwayne Johnson took the No. 1 spot in the Forbes list of top-grossing actors in 2013, while his "Fast & Furious 6" co-stars Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker made the top six, the magazine said on Monday. The Rock, as Johnson is known since his wrestling career, bested "Iron Man 3" star Robert Downey Jr. by starring in four films in 2013, including "G.I. Joe: Retaliation", that collectively brought in $1.3 billion at the global box office. It does not reflect actors' individual earnings. ThThe sixth installment of the highly profitable street-car racing "Fast and Furious" franchise earned $789 million at the box office, and the deep-voiced Diesel added the $98 million from the third movie in his "Riddick" series to come in fourth on the Forbes list.
- Zhang Ziyi settles libel case against US website
- Mass. high-tech startup hopes to change biking
- The Crony Obama Donors in Charge of DHS
Dirty Harry Reid sabotaged the filibuster, and now the Democrats are running wild in Washington. Thanks to Reid's crony-coddling rule change, unqualified stooges will manage the Obama Department of Homeland Security. On Monday night, Senate Democrats voted 57-37 to end debate on the nomination of Jeh Johnson to head DHS. The White House performed its Snoopy happy dance soon after, with President Obama declaring Johnson "a strong leader with a deep understanding of the threats we face and a proven ability to work across agencies and complex organizations to keep America secure."
- U.S. Treasury cautions Bitcoin businesses on legal duties
By Brett Wolf ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department's anti money-laundering unit is warning businesses linked to the digital currency Bitcoin that they may have to comply with federal law and regulation as money transmitters, a Treasury spokesman said. Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has sent "industry outreach" letters to about a dozen firms, regarding potential anti-money laundering compliance obligations related to Bitcoin businesses, FinCEN spokesman Steve Hudak told Thomson Reuters' regulatory information service Compliance Complete.