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Monday, December 12th, 2011
 
Are we really supposed to believe that this was all about the love?
 
Appearing on radio program, she says the real story needs to be told.
 
Following a national trend, Georgia is about to start requiring its ninth graders to pick a career path and follow a class schedule that's at least partially tailored to it.
 
 
Anti-Wall Street protesters along the West Coast joined an effort Monday to blockade some of the nation's busiest ports from Anchorage, Alaska, to San Diego, with the thought that if they cut off the ports, they cut into corporate profits.
 
About 200 Occupy protesters squared off with police at the Port of Long Beach early Monday morning. The protest, one of several planned at ports up and down the West Coast Monday, was organized by Occupy groups in Los Angeles and Long Beach.
 
 
Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak met with a group of reporters Monday and said he hasn?t given up pursuit of Chris Paul or other blockbuster trades.?We are pursuing big deals right now,? Kupchak said.But Kupchak said he didn?t know if...
 
U.S. intelligence agencies have pinpointed many of the Chinese groups responsible for cyberspying in the U.S., and most are sponsored by the Chinese military.
 
 
The final F-22 Raptor will roll off the Lockheed Martin assembly line in Marietta on Tuesday. The F-22 is the world?s only operational 5th generation fighter, and uses a mix of stealth, advanced sensors and advanced air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons.
 
Actor Alec Baldwin managed to keep his feud with American Airlines going over the weekend by appearing on "Saturday Night Live" in a skit in which he essentially appologized to himself. Baldwin was kicked off an American Airlines flight Tuesday at Los Angeles International Airport after a dispute with the airline crew. In a blog post last week, he blamed the incident -- which became national news -- partly on post-9/11 security measures. "On...
 
 
Delivery services are becoming an important part of the growth strategy for McDonald's and KFC in emerging markets, where scooters can navigate clogged streets efficiently.
 
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U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton tore apart the state's medical marijuana lawsuit Monday, saying Arizona has to pick a side in the conflict over state and federal law.
 
It's a definite head-scratcher, huh? So what was the Lakers' real reason for trading Lamar Odom to Dallas? It was only partly that he requested a trade and the Lakers didn't want his negative emotions to be a drain on the team. It was definitely...
 
 
  A motive remains elusive for a 26-year-old man who randomly fired on pedestrians and motorists in Hollywood on Friday, hitting a music producer in the face before being fatally shot by LAPD officers. Tyler Brehm had recently broken up with his girlfriend, but authorities say they don't know if that is the motive behind the attack. The couple moved into a Hollywood apartment complex about a month ago, neighbor Ermelinda Benitez confirmed t...
 
Arizona is a like Al Pacino in the awful Godfather III. You know the line: “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” The U.S. Supreme Court did the state no favors when it agreed to hear arguments on SB1070, the law that did nothing to curb illegal immigration but did a whole lot to further wreck Arizona’s reputation. But, signing SB1070 was what got Gov. Jan Brewer elected and there was no way that she wasn’t...
 
 
A crash at the height of the Monday evening rush hour snarled traffic around a key Smyrna intersection and knocked out power to surrounding parts of the city, Marietta and Cobb County.
 
Families in foreclosed homes are getting a holiday reprieve again this year, as government sponsored mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, along with major banks such as Wells Fargo are holding off on foreclosures and evictions until 2012.
 
 
Are you ready for some (bad) football? Spagnuolo's squad is circling the drain.
 
Thousands of students could be sent to new schools, and schools with low enrollment could close as part of redistricting being considered in Atlanta Public Schools.
 
 
If Lompoc fans want to know why Fresno Washington Union was picked for the CIF state championship Division III bowl game ahead of their team, the Central Section Commissioner, Jim Crichlow, provided a clue in comments to the Fresno Bee....
 
(By David Scott, dscott@charlotteobserver.com) A soccer game can sometimes be decided by a single flash of brilliance.And that, as it turned out, was the only way No. 1-seed North Carolina would beat the unseeded Charlotte 49ers 1-0 in Sunday's College Cup NCAA men's soccer championship game at Regions Park.
 
 
wsj.com - 12/12/2011 2:41pm
Intel cut its fourth-quarter outlook by $1 billion, citing short supplies of hard disk drives as a result of severe floods in Thailand.
 
A cold, wet storm left much of Orange County soggy on Monday, with rain expected to continue into the night, the National Weather Service said. Some residents in Huntington Beach and Seal Beach also reported hearing peals of thunder in the morning....
 
 
U.S. hedge fund Elliott Advisers is suing Vietnam's Vinashin in the U.K. High Court over a $600 million syndicated loan that the state-run shipbuilder defaulted on last December.
 
Feel a chill in the air?  Here’s the teaser for Season 2 of the HBO series that taught us that dragons ...
 
 
Five months have passed since human remains were found in Bartow County woods, scattered among leaves on the ground.
 
Lee filed its Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in the Wilmington, Del., bankruptcy court.
 
 
wsj.com - 12/12/2011 11:03pm
Apple is softening its approach as it faces challenges winning over advertisers for its iAd mobile ad service and loses ground to Google.
 
Group contended they violate a constitutional prohibition against establishment of religion.
 
 
Sharp criticism of last week's European sovereign-debt summit by credit-rating firms sent U.S. stocks stumbling, underscoring investor worries that Europe's crisis will last well into next year and could trigger a global recession.
 
Monday's rain coaxed several local theme parks to shut down for the day, including Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park and Legoland in Carlsbad. As of late Monday morning, all of the Disneyland resort's parks remain open. See our past post, "10 things...
 
 
TUSTIN ? The 17-story-tall north hangar on the former Tustin Marine base could have a bright future. The hangar, one of two wooden structures built in the 1940s to hold World War II blimps, could be turned into a county regional park. OC Parks...
 
Authorities said the women stole the figures, including Jesus, Mary and Joseph, after visiting a bar.
 
 
One family knew they couldn't compete with the neighbor's elaborate lights, so they just put up an arrow pointing next-door with the word "ditto."
 
Quarterback Kenny Potter and receiver Michael Whitt, teammates at San Pedro, have been named the co-players of the year in the Marine League. Troy Williams of Narbonne and Darreus Rogers of Carson were the co-offensive players of the year. Keaton...
 
 
Cathay Pacific Airways plans to launch new long-haul economy class cabins, as it seeks to make its lower-end product more attractive at a time when many passengers are looking to travel cheaply amid the economic downturn.
 
Lane closures are planned all week on the I-405 as construction crews work on a project that will eventually connect carpool lanes on three freeways. Northbound lanes will be closed between the I-605 and Seal Beach Boulevard. Work will occur between...