Five years ago
Under intense pressure from the Obama administration and Congress, the head of bailed-out insurance giant AIG, Edward Liddy, told Congress that some of the firm’s executives had begun returning all or part of bonuses totaling $165 million. Tony-winning actress Natasha Richardson, 45, died at a New York hospital two days after suffering a head injury while skiing in Canada.
One year ago
A plan to seize up to 10 percent of savings accounts in Cyprus to help pay for a massive financial bailout was met with fury. (That proposal was rejected by the Cypriot parliament; authorities ended up seizing large portions of uninsured savings in the country’s two largest banks and imposing capital controls.) A mortar shell explosion killed seven Marines from Camp Lejeune and injured eight other people during mountain warfare training at Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada.