Baltimore won the AFC North with a win over Cincinnati. Denver lost but still clinched the AFC West. Patriots win No. 1 seed in AFC. 49ers get No. 2 seed in NFC. Flynn and Stafford combine for one-thousand passing yards in Packers win.
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Here's the latest news for Sunday, Jan. 1: Gingrich says GOP race wide open; More cars burn in L.A.; Iran claims to fire surface-to-air missile; Starting 2012 all wet.
While many Americans spent their News Year's watching football and recovering from parties, most of the GOP presidential candidates remained on the trail ahead of Tuesday's Iowa caucuses.
Thousands of Dutch revellers have had a cold start to 2012, braving the annual New Year's Day plunge into the ice cold waters of the North Sea.
The Associated Press takes a look back at some of the notable events that helped define the last year.