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Weather, flights aid post-Thanksgiving travel efforts
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tens of millions of Americans returning home after the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend Sunday had cooperative weather and mostly efficient airport operations to thank for smooth traveling conditions....

Locally known San Francisco officer arrested in hit-and-run
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A San Francisco police officer whose good looks attracted a following on social media has been arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run....

Univ. of California joins Bill Gates' clean energy coalition
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The University of California announced Sunday it is joining a coalition led by Microsoft founder Bill Gates that will invest in the research and development of clean energy technology to fight climate change....

California governor in Paris to push pact to curb emissions
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown is heading to the U.N. Climate Change conference, which opens Monday, where he will promote the state's efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions and urge other states and provinces to sign on to his climate pact....

HIV-positive doctor says his dog saved his life
CHICAGO (AP) -- Rob Garofalo was devastated. He'd built his medical and research career on helping young AIDS patients. Then he learned that he, too, was HIV-positive. The news came after he'd already survived kidney cancer and a breakup with his longtime partner....

Sinatra's birthplace commemorates his 100th its way
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Chicago was his kind of town, L.A. was his lady and he certainly was a big part of New York, New York. But despite a love-hate relationship, the mile-square New Jersey city where Frank Sinatra was born is finding the centennial of his birth to be a very good year....

'Sting trailers' offer glimpse into world of cargo thieves
WILLINGTON, Conn. (AP) -- Somewhere in America, a tractor-trailer loaded with hidden surveillance equipment is parked at a truck stop or warehouse while authorities wait for thieves to steal it....

Q&A on the history of attacks against Planned Parenthood
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A deadly shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood is the latest in a long history of violence at clinics that provide abortions and doctors who perform the procedure....

Nuclear crossroad: California reactors face uncertain future
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Six years ago, the company that owns California's last operating nuclear power plant announced it would seek an extended lifespan for its aging reactors. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. envisioned Diablo Canyon as a linchpin in the state's green energy future, with its low-carbon electricity illuminating homes to nearly midcentury....

Sheriff's deputies rescue newborn found buried near river
COMPTON, Calif. (AP) -- Los Angeles County sheriff's officials asked for the public's help Saturday in gaining information about a newborn baby deputies rescued after finding her buried beside a popular Compton bike path....

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