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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Forecasters in California say winds could gust to 55 mph and up to two feet of snow could fall in the Sierra Nevada starting today as a third winter-like storm in a week also brings rain and possible thunderstorms to much of Northern California. The Southern California coast remains under a high surf advisory.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities now say at least 12 people died and more than 30 were wounded by a bomb explosion in a crowded market near the Afghan border. The bomb exploded as shoppers were buying warm clothes in preparation for winter. Officials say some of the most seriously injured were airlifted to hospitals in other cities and the death toll might rise.
BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of leftwing activists rioted in eastern Germany as they demonstrated against an earlier rally by far-right protesters in the eastern German city of Leipzig (LYP'-zig). Police say 69 officers have been injured and that they had to use tear gas and water cannons to disperse the group. Police say they temporarily detained 23 people after the leftists threw stones, erected street blocks, burned garbage cans and vandalized property.
PARIS (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the climate agreement reached in Paris marks "the first time that the entire world community has obligated itself to act — to act in the battle against global climate change." She says while there is still a lot of work, the deal is a "sign of hope."
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is calling on humanity to not let the world get them down. Francis cited no specific violent event in his homily today in a Rome basilica. But he said: "We can't let ourselves be overcome by weariness. No form of sadness is allowed, even if we would have reason to, because of the many worries and multiple forms of violence which wound our humanity." After opening a symbolic Holy Door in the ancient cathedral, Francis told the faithful that "God doesn't love rigidity" but is tender.
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