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America Gets an Extra Hour of Sleep

WASHINGTON -- It's time to reclaim that hour of sleep you lost last spring.

That's right, the clocks are turned back in most of the country.

The majority of folks will do the switch before hitting the sack Saturday night, even though the change doesn't become official until 2 a.m. Sunday local time.

And, of course, a few will forget. You can recognize them because they'll be an hour early for church, golf or whatever.

Residents of Hawaii, most of Arizona and some U.S. territories don't have to change since they did not observe daylight-saving time.

Public safety officials say this is also a good time to put a new battery in the smoke alarm, no matter where you live.

Daylight saving time returns at 2 a.m. local time the second Sunday in March.