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Iran's navy says it has test-fired a medium-range surface-to-air missile in international waters near the strategic Strait of Hormuz. It's Iran's latest show of strength in the face of international criticism over its nuclear program.
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.
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.