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  • MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012, 11:53 A.M.

    Judge denies bid for park Nativity displays

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — There is no room for a 60-year-old Nativity display in Santa Monica’s showcase park after a federal judge ruled Monday against churches who had sued to …

  • MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012, 10:35 A.M.

    Judge plans to deny bid park Xmas displays

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles federal judge has indicated she will deny a bid by churches to force suburban Santa Monica to reopen spaces in a city park …

  • MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012, 1:08 A.M.

    Battle over coastal Xmas display goes to LA court

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Damon Vix didn’t have to go to court to push Christmas out of the city of Santa Monica. He just joined the festivities. The atheist’s anti-God …

  • SUNDAY, NOV. 18, 2012, 10:31 A.M.

    Battle over coastal Xmas display goes to LA court

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Damon Vix didn’t have to go to court to push Christmas out of the city of Santa Monica. He just joined the festivities. The atheist’s anti-God …

  • THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012, 2:51 P.M.

    Twins in Petraeus scandal took photo with Rubio

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The host of a fundraiser for Sen. Marco Rubio says the twin sisters involved in the David Petraeus scandal crashed one of Rubio’s campaign fundraisers. Angelette …

  • TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012, 9:53 A.M.

    NC judge rules against New Year’s Eve possum drop

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A possum drop that attracts thousands of people to a tiny town in western North Carolina each New Year’s Eve may have had its last hurrah …

  • FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2012, 1:23 P.M.

    Cops: Pastor killed fiancee’s daughter for fantasy

    BROOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan pastor accused of beating and strangling his fiancee’s daughter to fulfill a sexual fantasy had asked church members to pray for the young …

  • THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2012, 1:21 A.M.

    San Francisco goes orange, black for Giants parade

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Halloween treat came hours early for San Francisco Giants baseball fans who turned out by the thousand — many climbing trees and rooftops — to …

  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012, 5:59 P.M.

    New Yorkers search for food, water and electricity

    NEW YORK (AP) — The people gathered around the side of a building on Third Avenue looked like refugees huddled around a campfire. But instead of crackling flames, their warmth …

  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012, 2:33 P.M.

    Another Superstorm casualty: Trick-or-treating

    NEW YORK (AP) — Seventh-grader Samantha Bertolino was especially proud of her Halloween costume this year. She was going to be a vampire, and she really had it together this …

  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012, 12:11 P.M.

    San Francisco goes orange and black for SF Giants

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Orange-and-black clad hordes flooded the streets of San Francisco on Wednesday for a ticker-tape parade celebrating the 2012 World Series champion Giants — a Halloween treat …

  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012, 2:07 A.M.

    Champion SF Giants to be celebrated on Halloween

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Orange-and-black clad hordes will flood the streets of San Francisco for a Halloween Day ticker-tape parade celebrating the 2012 World Series champion Giants. With the victory …

  • SUNDAY, OCT. 28, 2012, 7:21 A.M.

    AP PHOTOS: Spooky and kooky Halloween costumes

    From spooky to kooky, Halloween revelers are dressed to delight in elaborate costumes. In Japan, a group of friends transformed into a giant hamburger. In Nampa, Idaho, trick-or-treaters dressed as …

  • TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2012, 2:14 A.M.

    Seattle man gets Billy Idol to play his birthday

    SEATTLE (AP) — Michael Henrichsen has ideas about how he might celebrate his 26th birthday this week. First, Billy Idol rolls up in a limo and tells him to hop …

  • MONDAY, OCT. 22, 2012, 10:48 A.M.

    Complaint: NY wedding site banned same-sex couple

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two upstate New York women turned away from a potential wedding site because they are gay have filed a discrimination complaint, setting up a possible precedent-setting …

  • SATURDAY, OCT. 20, 2012, 9:20 P.M.

    Pregnant NYC woman found slain day before wedding

    NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who was eight months pregnant was found stabbed to death Saturday in her apartment, the day before her wedding, police said. Vindalee Smith, 38, …

  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2012, 4:52 A.M.

    NJ woman accused of cancer scam for wedding, cash

    MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — When Lori Stilley told her friends and family that she had bladder cancer, they delivered meals, held raffles and a T-shirt sale, hastily planned and …

  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 14, 2012, 11:17 A.M.

    On Bourbon Street, party but don’t preach at night

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bare breasts, drunken revelry and almost anything else is tolerated along Bourbon Street, but after dark, the city is saying street preachers are forbidden. Two weeks …

  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 12:13 P.M.

    Freed Ohio death row inmate savors sunrise, pizza

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A murder defendant freed after spending nearly 25 years on death row in a botched prosecution had a chance to watch an unobstructed sunrise Friday — and …

  • MONDAY, SEPT. 3, 2012, 2:14 P.M.

    Labor Day marked with parades, political speeches

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Parades, picnics and politicians celebrated the American worker on Labor Day, with President Barack Obama seeking votes from Ohio union members and rivals for Senate seats …

  • MONDAY, SEPT. 3, 2012, 10:38 A.M.

    Obama says Romney would bring a ‘losing season’

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama warned union workers in football-crazy Ohio on Monday that Republican Mitt Romney would guide the nation to a “losing season,” imploring voters in …

  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 1, 2012, 12:56 A.M.

    Taped MDA fundraiser set for 3 hours on Sunday

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — No tote board. No Jerry Lewis. And not from Las Vegas. An annual Muscular Dystrophy Association television fundraiser goes a new way Sunday, with a different …

  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 1, 2012, 12:09 A.M.

    Isaac promises drought relief, lousy holiday

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — When drought made Fourth of July fireworks a fire hazard, organizers in Chesterfield, Mo., decided to try again Labor Day weekend. Go figure: Now rain from …



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