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SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — The renewed search for AirAsia Flight 8501 is now about four hours old. A senior officer at the Surabaya air force base says 12 navy ships, five planes, three helicopters and other ships are combing an area of east and southeast Belitung island and nearby waters. The Airbus A320, with 162 people aboard, vanished early Sunday on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore.

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the longest war in American history is coming to a responsible conclusion and is welcoming the end of U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan. Obama says the effort devastated al-Qaida's core leadership, brought justice to Osama bin Laden and disrupted terrorist plots. The war came to a formal end Sunday with a ceremony in Kabul.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a northern Arizona police officer killed over the weekend was shot repeatedly at close range by a domestic violence suspect after calmly asking the man if he could pat him down for any weapons. Flagstaff Officer Tyler Stewart, who was 24, died Saturday. Police say his assailant fatally shot himself. A candlelight vigil for the officer was held tonight outside the Flagstaff Police Department.

HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush isn't going home for now. A family spokesman says he'll remain in a Houston hospital for observation but that news of a "possible discharge" could come soon. Bush was hospitalized earlier this week after experiencing shortness of breath. Two years ago he spent nearly two months, including Christmas, at the same hospital.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There's currently a host of fresh fare for moviegoers but "Unbroken" and "Into the Woods" were no match for "The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies" this Christmas. According to studio estimates, the final installment in Peter Jackson's trilogy marched to the top spot for the second weekend with an estimated $54.5 million take across the four-day holiday.

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