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NFL to restrict evaluations of underclassmen

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL will limit the number of underclassmen who can receive evaluations for the draft to five from a single school, although special exceptions will be allowed.Concerned about th...

July 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Nibali again dominates Tour de France

CHAMROUSSE, France (AP) - If Vincenzo Nibali was looking happier Friday after the Tour de France rode into the Alps, here's why: His top rival fell out of contention, he gained nearly a minute on h...

July 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Diaz rallies to maintain lead at Marathon Classic

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) - Laura Diaz almost chose to walk away from golf to spend more time at home with her family.Now she's making the decision to juggle both jobs seem like a shrewd move."I love bei...

July 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Why airlines didn’t avoid risky Ukraine airspace

WASHIGNTON, D.C. (AP) - The shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines plane with nearly 300 people on board over war-torn eastern Ukraine is likely to have profound consequences for the world's airlin...

July 18, 2014 | | Nation

Israel pushes in Gaza, expanding ground effort

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday in a ground offensive that officials said could last up to two weeks as the prime minister ordered the military to prep...

July 18, 2014 | | Nation

FBI issues warning on air conditioner coolant

ATLANTA (AP) - As the U.S. tries to phase out a polluting refrigerant that is used in millions of air conditioners across the country, unapproved coolant is popping up on the market - with potentia...

July 18, 2014 | | Nation

Fire empties another town

PATEROS, Wash. (AP) - A massive wildfire that has destroyed at least 100 homes forced the residents of a second north-central Washington town to leave their homes Friday, and prompted a partial eva...

July 18, 2014 | | Nation

Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration

ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, approving seismic surveys using sonic cannons that can pinpoint ener...

July 18, 2014 | | Nation

Toyota makes it easier to yell at kids

DETROIT (AP) - Toyota wants to help you scream at your unruly kids.The latest version of the company's Sienna minivan has a feature called "Driver Easy Speak." It uses a built-in microphone to ampl...

July 18, 2014 | | Nation

Tribe rejects offer from Redskins group

NEEDLES (AP) - Representatives of a foundation run by the owner of the Washington Redskins traveled to an American Indian reservation straddling the Arizona-California border this week to talk abou...

July 18, 2014 | | State

Brown signs laws imposing tighter gun rules

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he has signed two bills into law that are intended to tighten controls on gun sales and keep firearms out of the hands of criminals and peo...

July 18, 2014 | | State

Perez ends controller recount

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Former Assembly Speaker John Perez on Friday called off the vote recount he requested in the race for state controller after a week of vote-counting in two California counties yie...

July 18, 2014 | | State

Ag chief visits water-starved families

TULARE (AP) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited drought-stricken homeowners on Friday in Central California, saying drought and climate change would require major investment to secure ...

July 18, 2014 | | State

FPPC fines former Turlock councilman

TURLOCK (AP) - Former Turlock City Councilman Kurt Vander Weide and his campaign consultant will be hit with $32,500 in fines for their roles in four robocalls placed during the 2008 campaign and o...

July 18, 2014 | | State

Dance the night away

Boogie the night away. Do a line dance. Rock and roll 'round the clock. Well, maybe not exactly 24/7. But there are places in the Family City and the Almond Capital of the World where you can cu...

July 18, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209

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