PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) - The North American Aerospace Defense Command's Santa-tracking program logged 19.58 million unique visitors to its website on Christmas Eve.
Christmas' respite with feelings of joy, good spirit and warmth of home, hearth and family have passed, and now we face the reality of much uncertainty focused on our families' health care.
By the time you read this column, Christmas will have passed and we will be looking forward to celebrating the New Year.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Utah State allowed two 100-yard rushers all season long.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - LaMarcus Aldridge had 32 points and 10 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers held on for a 116-112 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night.
WASHINGTON-- Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement on the President signing the National Defense Authorization Act for FY14 into law.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Roman Catholic church official who has been jailed for more than a year for his handling of priest sex-abuse complaints had his landmark conviction reversed and was ordered released Thursday.
ATLANTA (AP) - Republicans who want to regain control of the Senate will first have to do battle among themselves in 2014 primary elections, due largely to differences over how to proceed against the law they deride as "Obamacare."
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Aaron Rodgers has been cleared to return from a left collarbone injury, just in time to start Sunday for the Packers against the Chicago Bears in a game to decide the NFC North title.
MIAMI (AP) - The only thing that keeps LeBron James up worrying at night is basketball, which simultaneously makes perfect sense and no sense.
Americans waited until the last minute to buy holiday gifts, but retailers weren't prepared for the spike.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies are looking for two men who punched and robbed a man in Newhall on Thursday, stealing his wallet containing more than $1,000 in cash, a sheriff's sergeant said.
Metro officials are considering a new transportation tax measure on the Los Angeles County ballot in 2014 or 2016, a move that could speed up construction work for ongoing projects or allow the agency to approve new ones.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Large number of Americans see 2013 as anything but a banner year and aren't reluctant to wave goodbye on New Year's Eve, a new AP-Times Square poll says, reflecting anxiety stretching from the corridors of power in Washington to corporate boardrooms, statehouses, and city and town halls.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A former commanding officer of the Navy's Blue Angels allowed, and in some cases encouraged, sexually explicit humor and inappropriate comments among members of the famed precision flying team, the U.S. Navy contended Wednesday.
Hundreds of job-searchers attended Wednesday's Job & Career Fair at College of the Canyons, where more than 60 firms and agencies provided information about careers and accepted resumes.
Nissan of Valencia gave away more than $21,800 in gifts - ranging from scholarships to a 2014 Nissan Versa sedan - during its annual Nissan Car Giveaway this week for local Hart district 11th- and 12th-graders.
It's one thing to know you and your wallet have been the victims of a legal money-grabbing scam, but to get repeatedly sucker-punched while you are still reeling is the second atrocity.
DALLAS (AP) - Dallas Stars center Cody Eakin skated the length of the ice, got around a sliding defender, closed his eyes and shot just before his stick got ripped out of his hands.
The Saugus Centurions' pitching staff continues to deal, and its bats continue to heat up.
Valencia's depth probably wouldn't have allowed it to have much of a let down on Wednesday, but Vikings head coach Chris Stroh still preached to his team that last week's girls' victory and boys' tie against Hart didn't mean they could relax Wednesday against West Ranch.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - On the night of Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII did something so natural that it's astonishing it was so revolutionary at the time. He came to the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and spoke to thousands of candle-bearing faithful below - not in the arcane, scripted words of pontiffs past but in those of a father and pastor looking out for his flock.
Driving Under the Influence / Driver's License (DUI/CDL) Checkpoints are conducted by deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on a regular basis.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jodie Foster is a married woman.
LATHROP, Calif. (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla Motors is expanding its footprint in California.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress should change the law to benefit victims.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - State senators were scheduled to receive a refresher course in ethics on Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.