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Time changed overnight

America fell back to standard time at 2 a.

Sunday, October 28, 2001

America fell back to standard time at 2 a.m. this morning.

That means if you didn’t set your clock back one hour before going to bed last night, you could be an hour early for church or other activities today.

Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta, whose department is in charge of the time change, issued a reminder that this is also a good time to change the batteries in home smoke detectors.

Daylight-saving time returns on April 7.

Arizona, Hawaii and the portion of Indiana in the Eastern time zone remain on standard time throughout the year, so there’ll be no movement of the clocks there. The same applies in the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa.