President Barack Obama as well as leaders from around the globe share their hopes, wishes and plans for 2012.
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Here's the latest news for Saturday, December 31: Gingrich blasts Justice Department; Turkish official attacked; Arsons in Los Angeles; World celebrates 2012.
On New Year's Eve amped up campaign volunteers took the streets across Iowa ahead of the GOP's presidential contest. The AP's John Mone says candidates still low in the opinion polls stayed behind in Iowa, those leading were elsewhere.
Here is a look at some of the notable events that took place on this day in history, December 31.
Firefighters say an arsonist set nearly a dozen fires in the Hollywood area, including one at the home of the late rock star Jim Morrison, in Los Angeles early Friday.