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Gov. Brown in Paris to push pact to curb emissions
SACRAMENTO — 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. So far, 57 jurisdictions from 19 countri...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
‘No more baby parts’: Reclusive suspect’s words draw focus
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Robert Lewis Dear was reclusive, and he seldom spoke to neighbors in a desolate stretch of land in rural Colorado where he lived. Now, it’s his words that are drawing the most attention as police try to discern his motivations for a shooting attack they say he carrie...
By Sadie Gurman The Associated Press FULL STORY
Israel suspends contact with some EU groups over labeling
JERUSALEM — Israel on Sunday suspended contacts with European Union representatives on Mideast peace issues to protest the 28-nation bloc’s decision to label Israeli exports from the West Bank. The decision, which deepened a fissure with the EU over the labeling issue, came as a rash of Palesti...
By Ian Deitch The Associated Press FULL STORY
Pope brings peace message to Central African Republic
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Flanked by Vatican bodyguards in flak jackets and machine-gun-toting U.N. peacekeepers, Pope Francis plunged Sunday into conflict-wracked Central African Republic and urged the country’s Christian and Muslim factions to lay down their weapons and instead a...
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HIV-positive doctor says his dog saved his life
CHICAGO — 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. Try as he might, the doctor could ...
By Martha Irvine The Associated Press FULL STORY
GOP rhetoric on Muslims seen as having little cost
Some leading Republican presidential candidates seem to view Muslims as fair game for increasingly harsh words they might use with more caution against any other group for fear of the political cost. So far, that strategy is winning support from conservatives influential in picking the nominee. Man...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Jeb Bush says Trump ‘uninformed,’ not a serious candidate
MIAMI — The Republican front-runner for the presidential nomination, Donald Trump, is not prepared to be the nation’s commander in chief, because he’s “uninformed” on major issues facing the U.S, especially defense and foreign affairs, rival Jeb Bush said on Sunday. “I have great doubt...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Storm lingering in southern Plains; more flooding possible
DALLAS — A deadly storm that has caused flooding and coated parts of the southern Plains in ice during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend dumped more rain on already swollen rivers in parts of North Texas and Arkansas on Sunday and made driving dangerous in parts of Oklahoma. The band of storms th...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Univ. of California joins Bill Gates’ clean energy coalition
SAN FRANCISCO — 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. UC is the sole institutional investor to join 27 private sector members...
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Rescuers euthanize dolphin calf stranded in California marsh
MOSS LANDING, Calif. — Veterinarians have euthanized a dolphin calf that was rescued after being stranded in a Northern California marsh. A spokeswoman for the Sausalito-based Marine Mammal Center says the pre-weaned dolphin was in deteriorating condition Saturday after being separated from its m...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
16 fall ill after taking spice drug in downtown San Diego
SAN DIEGO — Authorities say 16 people have been sickened in downtown San Diego after taking the synthetic marijuana drug spice. The San Diego Union-Tribune (http://bit.ly/1HxK3u4 ) says fire officials treated the patients during numerous calls Saturday. Fire spokesman Lee Swanson says the pati...
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Hunt on for mother of baby buried alive in California
COMPTON, Calif. — Authorities are looking for the mother of a newborn baby girl who was buried alive near a Southern California bike path. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says the search for the mother continues Sunday. The public is being asked to help. The girl, believed to be le...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
The Latest: EU to monitor Turkish commitments on refugees
BRUSSELS — The latest from Sunday on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. French President Francois Hollande says the European Union will need to monitor Turkey’s commitments “step-by-step” to help end Syria’s political crisis, fight terrorism and dea...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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