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Sunday, December 18th, 2011
 
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich came out swinging Saturday against the nation's legal system, pledging if elected to defy Supreme Court rulings with which he disagrees.
 
A homeless mother and daughter and their paralyzed dog may soon be back on the streets unless they get help soon, local pet advocates said Saturday Sharonda Woodfin, a 41-year-old woman who cares for her ailing 79-year-old mother and a paralyzed dog...
 
NORTH TUSTIN ? A Foothill High School student who went missing on Thursday still has not been located. Shelbie Renee Valles, 16, left a note for family members saying she was taking a walk and needed time to "think things out," officials stated....
 
 
Vaclav Havel, the dissident playwright who wove theater into politics to peacefully bring down communism in Czechoslovakia, has died. He was 75.
 
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Two anonymous donors armed with $500 cash swept into the Farmingdale Walmart Sunday morning and paid off the layaway accounts of random shoppers who had been saving up for months to buy toys and other Christmas presents.
 
 
A Butts County sheriff?s deputy was killed overnight responding to a call, Channel 2 Action News is reporting.
 
The final convoy of U.S. troops left Iraq, bringing a nearly nine-year military mission to a definitive close.
 
 
At work, Frances Smith is a crossing guard. At home, she cares for her adopted kids. For her annual vacation, she?s a volunteer elf for hundreds of foster children.
 
Police have arrested a Dalton hospital patient accused of shooting a man who asked him for a lighter.
 
 
After 86 years, the last vehicle will roll off the Ford Motor Company's Twin Cities Assembly Plant this morning.
 
Law enforcement agencies around Los Angeles County kicked off a holiday crackdown on drunk driving over the weekend and announced plans for added DUI patrols and checkpoints in the coming days. On Friday, the first day of the push, officers from several agencies throughout the county arrested 176 people on suspicion of driving under the influence. Last year 197 people were arrested for DUI in the same period. Information on DUI enforcement activi...
 
 
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich enjoys a home-field advantage in the race for the Georgia presidential primary, but he trails Mitt Romney in head-to-head matchups with President Barack Obama, a new poll shows.
 
Residents of the besieged Chinese village of Wukan vowed to carry on protests this week and showed signs of settling in for a protracted standoff with authorities, even amid indications the government has stepped up security efforts.
 
 
Boehner ruled out approval of a Senate deal to extend the payroll-tax cut by two months after rank-and-file House Republicans rebelled.
 
Nine Georgia law enforcement officers have lost their lives in the line of duty in 2011, matching the state?s toll from 2010 with two weeks left in the year.
 
 
Joel Katz develops Grammy talent - and helps charities. The bottles of high-end whiskey and other fancy liquors arranged on a small office bar bear a ?do not disturb? sign.
 
Few politicians in the history of Arizona have been as popular and as divisive as Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
 
 
Politician and playwright Václav Havel died today. A writer who encountered him during his trips to America looks back on his life and career.
 
Days before Christmas the families of those shot in a gunman's rampage at a Southern California Edison building in Irwindale on Friday were in mourning. Robert Scott Lindsay, 53, of Chino Hills and Henry Serrano, 56, of Walnut were killed Friday when Andre Turner, 48, of Norco opened fire in the office with a semiautomatic handgun, then took his own life. Lindsay and Serrano were managers in the information technology section, but authoritie...
 
 
Oxford Academy continued its dominance among Orange County's high schools, claiming the No. 1 spot in the Register's ranking for the fourth time in five years. Unparalleled academic scores and a phenomenal rate of college-ready graduates, along with...
 
Cartoonist mix politics and Christmas 2010, 2011
 
 
Southern European investors are increasingly stashing their wealth in currencies, real estate and investment products outside the euro zone.
 
STANTON ? A 90-year-old woman died on Saturday morning during a fire at a house in Stanton, officials said. The cause of the fire was a faulty electrical blanket, said Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Marc Stone. The woman has not been identified...
 
 
Episcopalians in Savannah are returning to worship at the sanctuary known as Georgia's "Mother Church" for the first time in years after winning a long legal battle.
 
Representatives of Transportation Workers Union Local 252 remained unsure Sunday whether Long Island Bus service will be available on Jan. 1, the day Veolia Transportation is to take over from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
 
 
From the outside, the pink hotel looks worn down. On the inside, paint is peeling. And some of the carpet in the lobby's staircase is held together with heavy-duty tape. For years, there has been talk about tearing down the aging two-story SeaPort...
 
U.S. stocks that pay high dividends, often derided as stodgy, are outdoing their lower-paying cousins.