2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
The standout news & pop obsessions gleaned from your search habits
Year in Review 2012: Top 10 Searches
Chalk up another one for the voter: People may have been wearied by the negative campaigns, but they persevered through the slog of politics and made "elections" the year's most searched term. The fifth iteration of an Apple smartphone, a glorious gathering of athletes, the passing of a superstar, and a bevy of celebrities—including one duchess—also mesmerized online audiences in 2012.
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- Bank told to pay $3.2M for 'shocking' foreclosure
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge has issued a $3.2 million judgment against Wells Fargo & Co. for foreclosing on a man's home after his death, even though he had a purchased an insurance policy through the bank that would have paid the remaining balance on his mortgage.
- Texas Gov. Rick Perry jabs California, New York
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Rick Perry says Republican governors like him are leading the nation's economic recovery.
- 9 Steps to Drastically Reduce Your Spending
Take a hard look at your budget, suggests Thomas Riddle, a certified personal accountant and financial planner in Bethlehem, Pa. "Can you cut back on cable? A 2011 LivingSocial "Dining Out" survey of 4,000 Americans found that the average household frequents restaurants and fast food outlets 4.8 times a week.
- Daughter of Okla. governor defends headdress photo
- Tension escalates over hunting of pregnant bison outside Yellowstone
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Angered by the killing of pregnant bison outside Yellowstone National Park, a Native American tribal member tried to deliver a bloody bison heart to Montana's governor this week, the latest skirmish over the management of the iconic animal. James St. Goddard, a member of the Blackfeet Nation in Montana and former member of the tribe's governing council, said he found the heart where hunters from another tribe discarded it after gutting a bison killed when many females are well along in their pregnancies. Are we all ignorant of our own Indian culture?" said St. Goddard, who was prevented by authorities from presenting the bison heart to Montana Governor Steve Bullock at his office in Helena. St. Goddard's protest, which was not sanctioned by the Blackfeet Nation, highlighted controversy over practices - which have divided some tribal members - in which bison that stray out of Yellowstone have been killed in extended tribal hunting seasons.
- China helping locate missing Malaysia Airlines plane: TV
BEIJING (Reuters) - China is helping locate a Malaysia Airlines aircraft which has gone missing on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, Chinese state television said on one of its official microblogs. (Reporting by Ben Blanchard)
- As US states allow pot sales, Dutch reverse course
MAASTRICHT, Netherlands (AP) — A young man at a bus stop hisses at a passer-by: "What you looking for ... marijuana?" It's a scene of street peddling that the Netherlands hoped to stamp out in the 1970s when it launched a policy of tolerating "coffee shops" where people could buy and smoke pot freely.
- Fla. family falls ill after eating meat with LSD
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida woman who was 9 months pregnant and her family became ill after eating meat tainted with LSD.