• Casey Kasem finally buried in Norway - 12/22/2014 11:11 AM PST
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    Talk Back: U.S. and Cuba
    Do you approve of President Barack Obama's efforts to normalize relations with Cuba?
     Yes
     No

    (Tell us why or why not?)
    ( Eric Eason )
    Stanford "lizard brains" create gecko-like paws

    A team of mechanical engineers has used the same scientific principles employed by the sticky feet of geckos to create a superhero climbing device. With patents pending, they are poised to wrap their sticky fingers around some hard cash. 
    ( RAY CHAVEZ )
    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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    Holiday gift cards: Debating the merits

    Recipients can get exactly what they want, but some see the emotional value as lacking. 
    ( JOHN GREEN )
    49ers 'got what they deserved,' says Randy Moss

    Former NFL star and future Hall of Famer Randy Moss says Frank Gore should have gotten the ball in overtime of 49ers' loss to San Diego Chargers. 
    SPORTS
    ( Nhat V. Meyer )
    Oakland Raiders beat Buffalo Bills 26-24

    Victory is third straight at home for Oakland Raiders (3-12) and it knocks Buffalo Bills out of NFL playoff picture 
    Spotlight
    (Peter Mountain/Disney)
    Review: 'Into the Woods' impressive, but a bit too tame

    Rob Marshall's adaptation of the classic Stephen Sondheim musical is a visual feast with some stunning performances, but loses some of the edge of the original play. 
    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.  
    (Peter Mountain/Disney)
    Review: 'Into the Woods' impressive, but a bit too tame

    Rob Marshall's adaptation of the classic Stephen Sondheim musical is a visual feast with some stunning performances, but loses some of the edge of the original play.