Talk Back: U.S. and Cuba
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Ray McDonald: New details about alleged sexual assault

The woman who claims former 49er Ray McDonald sexually assaulted her told police the alleged attack occurred after she passed out by the pool at his Silver Creek house on Dec. 13 and hit her head on the ground, according to a search warrant affidavit released by the courts Monday.  
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Richmond downtown a magical affair for holidays

The Downtown Holiday Festival in Richmond, an annual event, was hosted by the Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI) in partnership with the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, at the historic downtown Winters Building that now serves as the performing arts center's headquarters.  
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Family of window washer who fell struggling

Wife of 58-year-old Pedro Perez works nights in a plastic factory and is having trouble supporting her three daughters 
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Lawyer: "The Interview" will be released

Company lawyer tells 'Meet the Press’ the studio is still trying to figure out how to distribute film. 
SPORTS
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McDonald: Details emerge about alleged sexual assault

The woman who claims former 49er Ray McDonald sexually assaulted her told police the alleged attack occurred after she passed out by the pool at his Silver Creek house on Dec. 13 and hit her head on the ground, according to a search warrant affidavit released by the courts Monday.
 
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New Year's Eve: 12 great sparkling wines under $30

Ready for that New Year's Eve bash? These California sparkling wines are dazzling enough to impress, but with price tags in the $14 to $29 range, they won't punish your pocketbook. 
BUSINESS
Your body as a battery: New tech harvests energy from movements, more

Fed up with constantly having to recharge or replace batteries in your ever-expanding trove of electronic gadgets? The solution may be just a few steps away. 'Energy harvesting' promises to power innumerable consumer devices, often with nothing more than your body's movement or heat.  
New Year's Eve: 12 great sparkling wines under $30

Ready for that New Year's Eve bash? These California sparkling wines are dazzling enough to impress, but with price tags in the $14 to $29 range, they won't punish your pocketbook.