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Local & Regional (New) Black Friday crowds appear thin around Bakersfield (Video)
The crowds appeared thin this Black Friday, as more people headed to stores earlier Thursday. What used to be simply Black Friday, has turned into a multi-day shopping event. Many speculate the smaller crowds on Friday are due to stores opening earlier on Thanksgiving.

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YouNews inclement weather can be beautiful inclement weather can be beautiful
Coming out of a restaurant in Taft, I happen to look up to see this wonderful view. We were hoping for more rain. Instead, we got a show from God.

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Offbeat

Offbeat Heirloom ring flushed; sewer workers retrieve it Heirloom ring flushed; sewer workers retrieve it
Pat Hanson of Central Point says she's lost about 10 pounds recently, an aftereffect of a fall, and noticed in church earlier this month that her mother's wedding ring was loose on her finger.

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Local & Regional Restaurant employees get the day off, celebrate together
The football game Richard Martinez played at Beach Park Thursday morning wasn’t the only one going on. “Turkey Bowls” have become a time honored tradition on Thanksgiving.


But not very many other games Thursday morning were played between co-workers.

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National & World Oil plunge is threat and boon to global economies
A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump, giving individuals more spending money and lowering costs for many businesses.
National & World (New) New York dinner puts wealthy and homeless at same tables
Some well-off Manhattan residents paid $100 each Friday for the honor of eating a candlelit holiday dinner with homeless people at a church, an intersection of two worlds that left one down-on-his luck man thinking the seemingly impossible might happen.

Sports

Sports Kennedy's historic climb (Video)
For the first time in school history, Kennedy practiced on Thanksgiving. The Thunderbirds are a game and day away from their first valley title
Sports San Francisco's bid for 2024 Olympics taking shape (Photo Gallery)
An Olympics in San Francisco would have a majestic backdrop: the orange spires of the Golden Gate Bridge rising above the bay's blue water, steep hills that create a postcard skyline and mountain vistas in every direction.

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Home Mechanic's crazy upside-down van Mechanic's crazy upside-down van (Video)
An Iowa mechanic is turning heads everywhere he goes. That's because the van he drives looks like it could flip over, and keep on driving. You'll have to see it to believe it, as Jill Kasparie shows us!

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Business Oil price plunge a panacea for much of world economy Oil price plunge a panacea for much of world economy
A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump.
Business Black Friday special: Prison handicrafts Black Friday special: Prison handicrafts
Ken and Judy Carreras got up before sunrise and drove an hour to find their Black Friday treasure - an acorn-shaped birdfeeder crafted by an inmate at Maine State Prison.

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Technology Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers
The U.S. military, along with the auto industry, is scrambling to fortify the cyber defenses of commercially available cars before criminals and even terrorists penetrate them.
Technology Do you need to break the bank to get a good phone?
It might seem as though everyone has an iPhone or Galaxy smartphone. But many customers are eschewing the best cameras and screens - and their top-end price tags - and choosing models that can get the job done at less than a third of the cost.

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Entertainment Cosby testimony describes accuser's spiked story
Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about looming sexual-assault accusations by a Canadian woman against him in exchange for the tabloid spiking a second accuser's story.

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Business European inflation dips again as energy costs tank
A fall in energy costs as a result of dramatic declines in oil markets has pushed inflation across the 18-country eurozone down to 0.3 percent in the year to November, official figures showed Friday.
Business Japanese firm to build rail cars near Los Angeles
A Japanese firm said it will go ahead with plans to build light-rail cars in Los Angeles County, a month after threatening to pull out when talks with organized labor groups stalled, transportation officials announced.

Health News

Health Reading Harry Potter gives clues to brain activity
Reading about Harry Potter's adventures learning to fly his broomstick activates some of the same regions in the brain we use to perceive real people's actions and intentions.
Health Vet with cancer thinks VA doctors could have given him earlier diagnosis (Video)
Veteran Roger Hatcher said he’s seen the entire country of Iraq. His house is decorated with memories from his time as a Marine: hats, pictures, and even the flag he carried when soldiers found Saddam Hussein. Now his battle with cancer is way tougher than anything he faced overseas.