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Toilet paper scare on Alaska Airlines

An Alaska Airlines jet was evacuated Friday at the Orange County, Calif., airport after a suspicious powder was reported in a lavatory. It turned out to be toilet paper. Full story

Powder triggers scare on Alaska Airlines flight

Hazardous materials crews investigated an Alaska Airlines flight with 150 people on board at John Wayne Airport in Orange County on Friday after a flight attendant found a powdery substance that was ultimately found to be harmless, authorities and the airline said. Full story

Powder found in jetliner prompts hazmat probe

Authorities say white powder found in a tissue aboard an Alaska Airlines jetliner turned out to be a harmless substance. Full story

GOP official apologizes for Obama chimp email

A California Republican official who sent out an e-mail picturing President Barack Obama's face on the body of a baby chimpanzee issued an apology late Monday. Full story

OC Republican allegedly sent offensive Obama email

A Southern California Republican Party official was under fire Saturday after allegations she sent an email that included an altered photo depicting President Barack Obama as an ape. Full story

Mud, more evacuations in wake of L.A.-area storm

The tail end of a storm that dumped rain on Southern California for nearly a week buried houses and cars in mud, washed hillsides onto highways, flooded urban streets and threatened dozens of canyon homes. Full story

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  Man, 81, accused in nursing home killing

California authorities say an 81-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly beating to death his 94-year-old roommate at an Orange County nursing home. Msnbc's Alex Witt reports.

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Mary Winking
Mary Winking

Mary Winking's first flight was to Orange County's John Wayne Airport in California in 1985.

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Orange County District Attorney Frank Phillips, right, addresses the media during a news conference in Goshen, N.Y., Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010. Phillips announced the indictment of Michael Mele by an Orange County grand jury in the murder of Laura Garza, an aspiring dancer who vanished two years ago a

William McDougall
William McDougall

In this booking photo provided Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 by the Orange County District Attorney's office, William McDougall, 81, is shown. Authorities say McDougal has been charged with the murder of his 94-year-old roommate at an Orange County rehabilitation center where the two were recovering from hip