Here's the latest news for Saturday, December 31: Gingrich blasts Justice Department; Turkish official attacked; Arsons in
Los Angeles; World celebrates 2012.
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This is A-P News Minute.Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich is blasting the Justice Department for blocking a South Carolina voter identification law.He's suggesting he Obama administration wants to "steal elections."A local Turkish official was pummeled by irate mourners Saturday.He had come to their village to offer condolences after 35 civilians were mistakenly killed in a military airstrike meant to target Kurdish rebels.Several more cars burned in suspected arson attacks in the Los Angeles area early Saturday morning. Authorities are investigating if they are connected to nearly two dozen deliberately set blazes a day earlier,20-12 is being welcomed around the world.This is how the New Year rolled in Sydney Australia.The big celebration here will be in Times Square where people have been gathering all day.___ ___, The Associated Press with AP News Minute.