President Obama tells US Air Force Academy graduates his administration has laid foundation for new era of American leadership. In issuing annual report on human rights around the world, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says 2011 was an especially “tumultuous and momentous” year. Heavy rains swamp cars and people in Florida. Guitarist and singer Phillip Phillips named winner of American Idol. Using “wingsuit,” stuntman Gary Connery is first skydiver to land without aid of parachute.