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.
Rutgers fires coach Flood and AD Hermann after 4-8 failure
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) ? Rutgers fired football coach Kyle Flood and athletic director Julie Hermann on Sunday, stripping the athletic department of its most prominent employees after a season that was a failure on and off the field.
Change in Thanksgiving weekend spending stumps retailers
Lakers star Bryant says this is his final season in the NBA
Los Angeles (AFP) - Los Angeles Lakers star guard Kobe Bryant announced Sunday that this will be his final NBA season, saying in a first-person essay on the Players Tribune website that "this season is all I have left to give."
Countries, investors pledge billions for clean energy tech
Government and business leaders are banking on clean energy technology to fight global warming, kicking off this week?s high-stakes climate change negotiations by pledging billions of dollars to research ...
In Paris for climate talks, Obama honors attack victims
Kobe Bryant says he will retire at end of season
Japan industrial output, retail spending lag expectationsTOKYO (AP) ? Japanese industrial output rose 1.4 percent in October from the month before, below forecasts and a decrease from the year before.
Obama, Hollande pay respects to Paris attack victims: AFP
US President Barack Obama joined French leader Francois Hollande to pay respects to the victims of the Paris attacks at the Bataclan concert hall early Monday, hours before the official opening of a UN climate conference. The two leaders, along with the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, laid flowers at the music venue where 90 people were killed by jihadist gunmen and suicide bombers on November 13. Helicopters flew overhead and police shut off the roads around the bloodiest scene of the Paris attacks, with security concerns running high as some 150 world leaders were due to descend on the French capital.
Stay-at-home mom, Iraq war veteran named as Colorado clinic fatalitiesThe Colorado Springs Police Department named the two civilians as Jennifer Markovsky, 35, and Ke'Arre Marcell Stewart, 29, though it said the identifications were preliminary pending completion of the autopsies. Also killed in the shooting was Garrett Swasey, 44, a campus police officer for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.