PARIS (AP) — Facing pushback at home, President Barack Obama said Sunday that American leadership was helping make gains in the global fight against climate change as he tried to reassure world leaders assembling for a historic conference in Paris that the U.S. can deliver on its own commitments.

First hour: The McGraw Hill textbook controversy and how textbooks are made

Second hour: Jeff Smith, author of Mr. Smith Goes to Prison

Jeff Smith

First hour: Understanding how high school textbooks can have serious errors about slavery

Second hour: Inside the American prison system

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs kept ignoring questions about the playoffs all week, even though Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills really was a matchup of wildcard contenders.

It's going to be harder to ignore the postseason chatter now.

Alex Smith threw for 255 yards and two touchdowns, Spencer Ware ran for 114 yards and another score, and the Chiefs beat the Bills 30-22 for their fifth straight victory — one that solidifies their spot in the playoff chase with five games left in the regular season.

ALBANY (AP) Time is running out to take part in New York state's public opinion survey on the Common Core learning standards.

The online survey closes Monday.

The state Education Department launched the AIMHighNY survey in search of detailed feedback on the state's English and math learning standards. Respondents can review and comment on specific standards for any grade level.

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ALBANY (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed legislation that would have blocked a plan to control the population of mute swans.

The legislation would have required the state's Department of Environmental Conservation to hold additional public meetings and focus on non-lethal means of controlling the population.

Cuomo said the legislation was unnecessary since the state has already backed off an earlier plan to kill the birds in the face of criticism.

Most of us enjoyed the pleasant Thanksgiving weather, but some may remember they were skiing on the holiday a year ago.

"We've got a few white piles out there on Lower and Upper Rocket. We hope to get back at it soon,” said Bristol Mountain General Manager Dan Fuller. “But it really looks like it's going to be the second week in December before we get some cold weather."

Fuller's been GM at Bristol for since 1982.

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York state troopers are advising Planned Parenthood clinics statewide on security and emergency planning in the wake of Friday's deadly attack at a clinic in Colorado.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says state police will begin visits and discussions Monday with Planned Parenthood's more than 60 clinics and locations statewide.

Troopers already have increased patrols at the locations, as have local police in New York City and elsewhere. The organization is headquartered in New York and Washington.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Cole Murphy kicked a 35-yard field goal as time expired, giving Syracuse a 20-17 victory over Boston College on Saturday in coach Scott Shafer's final game as head coach of the Orange.

Shafer was fired on Monday but coached the finale of his third season at Syracuse (4-8, 2-6 ACC). The Orange had lost eight straight games, but they rallied around their coach one final time, carrying him off the field in celebration.

Boston College (3-9, 0-8 ACC) has lost eight straight.

Students in Spencerport are mourning a sophomore who died during the Thanksgiving holiday.

According to a statement provided by the school district, Benjamin Daley, 15, died from an ATV accident in Pennsylvania. The statement offers no details.

Daley is being remembered as an Honor Roll student and soccer player. The statement says he was well liked and respected by students and staff at Spencerport High School.