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Gov. Inslee heading to Paris for climate change summit

Gov. Jay Inslee is headed on Friday to Paris to show the state’s commitment to combat what he calls the “the scourge” of climate change as he attends an international conference expected to draw tens of thousands of people.

Cyber Monday sales still on top, but losing some luster

Retailers are rolling out online deals on so-called "Cyber Monday." But now that shoppers are online all the time anyway, the 10-year-old shopping holiday is losing some of its luster.

High stakes for Baltimore as Freddie Gray trials begin

In Baltimore, this year can be divided into two parts: what came before Freddie Gray died and what happened afterward.

Fantasy sports companies weigh leaving US market — for now

Yahoo remains active. CBS has quietly withdrawn. And lesser known daily fantasy sports companies are scaling back.

Five myths about the common cold

Suspect in Colorado attack called recluse who left few clues

A gunman who police say staged a deadly attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic was a recluse who stashed food in the woods, avoided eye contact, warned neighbors about government spying and passed out anti-Obama pamphlets, those who knew him said.

Doctors hunt for a cure for phantom pain

Several years ago, Peggy Chenoweth began having excruciating cramping in her ankle. It felt severely sprained and as if her toe were twisting to the point where it was being ripped off her foot.

Protest over Chicago teen's shooting ties up retail district

Demonstrators angry about the killing of a black teenager who was shot 16 times by a white police officer last year marched through the streets and disrupted Black Friday shopping in Chicago's ritziest retail district.

Deaths cast spotlight on police use of Tasers

Mathew Ajibade had been acting strangely shortly before Savannah, Ga., police officers arrested him on suspicion of hitting his girlfriend outside a convenience store last New Year’s Day.

Produce in Costco salad linked to E. coli is being recalled

Federal officials say a business is recalling a vegetable mix believed to be the source of E.coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states.

States eye uncertain future of driverless vehicles

Both Florida and Oregon have moved this fall to hire specialists to guide the transition to autonomous vehicles. According to the National League of Cities, only 6 percent of city and regional transportation plans consider driverless technology. Those that do are discovering the challenges of trying to prepare for a future full of uncertainties on the road.

Russia confirms its jet was shot down near Turkish border

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey shot down a Russian fighter plane Tuesday — a long-feared crisis in Syria’s civil war and apparently the first time a NATO member has downed a Russian plane in a half-century. At least one of the pilots was reported killed.

Candidates get report cards on climate science

WASHINGTON — When it comes to climate science, two of the three Democratic presidential candidates are ‘A’ students, while most of the Republican contenders are flunking, according to a panel of scientists who reviewed candidates’ comments.

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Tech helps airlines keep track of checked bags

Heading into winter, fliers should take extra precautions with their checked luggage — December and January are traditionally the worst months for lost bags.

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The best is yet to come: Older athletes smash aging stereotypes

News stories about older athletes are often a study of novelty. The implication that “old people” shouldn’t be competing at a high level — or any level — can ring through each paragraph: The fact that they are active at all should amaze us.