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Poll: Santa Claus believers’ parents had faith in him

Santa Claus’ popularity, according to an AP-AOL poll in 2006, is up slightly since before the recession hit.

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Poll: Santa Claus believers' parents had faith in him

WASHINGTON — Why do kids believe a chubby guy in a flying sleigh can deliver joy across America? Because their parents do. A whopping 84 percent of grown-ups were once children who trusted in Santa’s magic, and lots cling to it still.

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The lights go out, but San Francisco doesn't blink in beating Steelers, 20-3

The lights went out during the Monday Night Football game between the 49ers and Steelers, but not even the 35-minute delay could slow down San Francisco, which hammered the Steelers, 20-3

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The lights go out, but San Francisco doesn't blink in beating Steelers, 20-3

SAN FRANCISCO — Monday Night Football nearly became a Monday Night Fiasco.

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Report answers questions of Wheldon’s fatal crash

A 49-page report released Thursday absolved all officials of any blame in the Oct. 16 fatal car crash that took the life of popular Indy car driver Dan Wheldon.

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Report answers questions of Wheldon's fatal crash

INDIANAPOLIS — IndyCar executive Brian Barnhart wonders every day whether he could have done something to save Dan Wheldon’s life.

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Ga. Southern wins wild 2nd-round playoff game

The Eagles are back in the FCS quarterfinals after surviving Old Dominion on Saturday, 55-48, and will now host Maine next week.

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Cain tells aides he is reassessing his campaign

ATLANTA — Herman Cain told aides Tuesday he is assessing whether the latest allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior against him “create too much of a cloud” for his Republican presidential candidacy to go forward.

Cain tells aides he is reassessing his campaign

ATLANTA — Herman Cain told aides Tuesday he is assessing whether the latest allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior against him "create too much of a cloud" for his Republican presidential candidacy to go forward.