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HOLIDAYS3: A look at the hot toys for holiday 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Which toys will warm the hearts of parents and kids for the holiday 2015 shopping season? Holiday toys hit the shelves in recent weeks. And so far, just as in the past few years, there’s no single hot toy emerging. But anything “Star Wars,” life-like robotic pets and remote controlled toys […]

Thanksgiving travel day expanded

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An expanded version of America’s annual Thanksgiving travel saga was under way Wednesday with gas prices low and terrorism fears high. An estimated 46.9 million Americans are expected to take a car, plane, bus or train at least 50 miles from home over the long holiday weekend, according to the motoring […]

Gene tinkering creates malaria-resistant mosquitoes

WASHINGTON (AP) — California researchers hatched some malaria-resistant mosquitoes and then gave evolution a shove — using a groundbreaking technology to ensure the insects pass on that protective gene as they reproduce, with implications far beyond the promise of fighting malaria. The experiment reported Monday involves what’s called a “gene drive,” a technique that, if […]

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U.S. issues travel warning in wake of attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans should be alert to the possible travel risks, especially during the holidays, following increased threats from militant groups around the world, the State Department has warned. A travel alert, which is to be in effect until Feb. 24, said current information suggests that militants with the Islamic State, al-Qaida, Boko Haram […]

Hornets outlast Kings in overtime

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kemba Walker put the Charlotte Hornets in prime position for a big win when he made a driving one-handed scoop layup with 0.7 seconds left in regulation. “Yeah, I thought it was over,” Walker said with a smile. Instead, Sacramento scored on an alley-oop inbounds play, forcing Walker and the Hornets to […]

Marleau’s big night helps Sharks past Penguins

PITTSBURGH — San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau helped his team continue its roll on the same night he joined an elite group of NHL players. Brent Burns scored twice and Marleau got his 1,000th career point to lift the San Jose Sharks over the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-1, on Saturday for their fifth straight win. […]

Cousins carries Kings over Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. — At times during his career, frustration has gotten the best of Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins. He did the frustrating against the Orlando Magic. Cousins had 29 points and 12 rebounds as the Kings held off the Magic, 97-91, on Saturday night. It was just the latest complete performance for Cousins, who has recorded […]

Study finds more Mexicans leaving the US than coming

SAN DIEGO (AP) — More Mexicans are leaving than moving into the United States, reversing the flow of a half-century of mass migration, according to a study published Thursday. The Pew Research Center found that slightly more than 1 million Mexicans and their families, including American-born children, left the U.S. for Mexico from 2009 to […]

California home sales cool in October

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California home sales cooled in October after a summer rally, while prices held steady, a research firm said Thursday. An estimated 39,191 new and existing houses and condominiums sold last month, down 4.1 percent from September but up 2.3 percent from a year earlier, CoreLogic Inc. said. It was the eighth straight […]

Sharks edge Flyers in OT

PHILADELPHIA — Melker Karlsson and the San Jose Sharks are feeling right at home on the road. Karlsson scored 3:45 into overtime and Martin Jones made 34 saves in his third shutout of the season, giving San Jose a 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday. Joonas Donskoi set up the game-winner on a […]

Without Cousins, Kings fall to Heat

MIAMI — Chris Bosh had 23 points and 11 rebounds and the Miami Heat beat Sacramento, 116-109, on Thursday night, taking advantage of Kings star DeMarcus Cousins’ one-game suspension. Cousins, averaging 30.8 points in his last five games, was suspended for hitting Atlanta’s Al Horford in the head with a forearm Wednesday night in the […]

Analyst forecasts rosy finances for California

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California could end fiscal 2016 with nearly $12 billion in its rainy day fund if the state’s economic recovery continues and lawmakers don’t commit to major spending increases, California’s independent legislative analyst said Wednesday. After several years of deep spending cuts and voter-approved temporary sales and income taxes, California’sbudget is better prepared […]

Feds OK genetically modified salmon for human consumption

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved genetically modified salmon, the first such altered animal allowed for human consumption in the United States. The Obama administration had stalled in approving the fast-growing salmon for more than five years amid consumer concerns about eating genetically modified foods. But the agency said Thursday […]

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