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?)
( 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.  
( Eric Risberg )
California puzzles over safety of driverless cars

California's Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they'll know whether "driverless" vehicles are safe. 
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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 
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.