From an election to the Olympics to hurricanes, 2012 was a year to remember.
Secret video exposes how Romney really feels
Holmes, suspect in Aurora massacre, charged with 142 counts in all
To keep the option of pursuing either the death penalty or life in prison should Aurora, Colo., massacre suspect James Holmes be convicted, prosecutors filed charges under two different state laws -- two charges for each of the victims.
Raw Video: Superstorm Sandy's path of destruction
Video released by the Port Authority of NY and NJ shows Path train stations flooding and airport runways that were turned into lakes after Sandy swept through the Northeast.
Trayvon Martin case: Zimmerman had a "little hero complex"
New evidence released in the Trayvon Martin case reveals at least one witness felt pressure by Sanford Police to back up Gerorge Zimmerman's story, and no one interviewed by police believed Zimmerman was a racist.
Gangnam Style crosses one billion view mark
A million views? You know what's cool? A billion views. A 34-year-old K-Pop artist made online video history when his viral video, Gangnam Style, smashed all our records and became the first video ever to reach one billion views.
Felix Baumgartner's supersonic freefall from 128k'
2012 in Review: Stories that turned heads
USA 2012 Olympic swim team sings 'Call Me Maybe'
Images of grief at Connecticut school shooting
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Troubled childhoods may prompt men to volunteer for military service
In the era of the all-volunteer U.S. military, men who served are more than twice as likely as those who never did to have been sexually abused as children and to have grown up around domestic violence and substance abuse, a new study has found.
As poverty continues to rise, fewer Ohioans are receiving state aid
The number of Ohioans receiving public assistance continues to drop even while poverty increases, raising questions about how the state helps the poor.
’Saltwater’ from fracking spill much different from ocean water
In early July, a million gallons of salty drilling waste spilled from a pipeline onto a steep hillside in western North Dakota’s Fort Berthold Reservation. The waste — a byproduct of oil and gas production — has now reached a tributary of Lake Sakakawea, which provides drinking water to the reservation.
40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil
Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind.
U.S. pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages
The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to more than 700 Palestinians and 34 Israelis.
GROUNDED U.S., other countries ban flights to and from Israel
A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel’s main airport, prompting a ban on all flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot down over Ukraine.
REPORT: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA
A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California. In Pennsylvania, a doctor was removed from clinical work after complaining that on-call doctors were refusing to go to a VA hospital in Wilkes-Barre.
Iraq vet cited for owning 14 therapeutic pet ducks
An Army veteran who hurt his back during the Iraq War is worried a citation will result in him losing his 14 pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic.
New York building shows how mod design stacks up as cool
In a city piled high with ambitious architecture, a seven-floor structure off the beaten path boasts a distinction of its own: It’s billed as the first multistory, modular-built apartment building to open in the nation’s apartment capital.
Scores dead in first major ground battle in Gaza
The first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price Sunday: It killed 65 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers and forced thousands of terrified Palestinian civilians to flee their neighborhood, reportedly used to launch rockets at Israel and now devastated by the fighting.
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