Emanuel gets help from Bill Clinton

CHICAGO - Former President Bill Clinton is coming to Chicago in January to campaign for mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel.

Before serving as President Obama's White House chief of staff and representing the North Side of Chicago in Congress, Emanuel worked in Clinton's administration as a senior adviser for policy and strategy.

Clinton is scheduled to headline a public event that highlights Emanuel's role in passing a crime bill that put 100,000 more police on the streets nationally.

The visit is expected to be the former president's first in the new year and election cycle. - Chicago Tribune

Unexploded bombs found in Colo. shop

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Police in the Denver suburb of Englewood said 10 unexploded homemade bombs were found in a cell phone store after they were thrown through the windows.

Police say the bombs were found in the CTG Wireless store in a strip mall Friday. No injuries were reported.

Nearby stores were evacuated while the Arapahoe County bomb squad gathered the devices, the Denver Post reported. Authorities declined to release details about the explosives, citing the investigation.

Englewood police said the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was assisting in the probe. - AP

Newborn is given to L.A. firefighters

LOS ANGELES - Firefighters received an unusual Christmas delivery at a downtown Los Angeles station this year - a baby.

With a small bundle in her arms, a woman went to a station near the city's Exposition Park on Friday afternoon, telling firefighters she wanted to give the child up for adoption, fire spokesman Erik Scott said in a statement Saturday.

The woman, 27, said her daughter was born six hours earlier, Scott said. Clean and wrapped in a blanket, the girl was carried inside the station by firefighters, who nicknamed her Noel, in honor of Christmas.

A nearly decade-old Safe Haven Law in California allows parents to give up babies up to three days old at fire stations, hospitals, and other locations without fear of prosecution if there are no signs of abuse.

Fire Capt. Scott Hilton said delivery of a child to firefighters was a rare occurrence. The newborn will be placed with Los Angeles County child-welfare officials. - AP