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First playoff sends Ducks, Buckeyes to title game

Ohio State is looking for its first national title since 2002. Oregon is seeking its first, period.

January 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Watt, Gronkowski unanimous picks

NEW YORK (AP) - J.J. Watt found a unique way to make the 2014 Associated Press NFL All-Pro team announced Friday.

January 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Donna Douglas, ‘Beverly Hillbillies’ star, is dead

NEW YORK (AP) - Donna Douglas, who played the buxom tomboy Elly May Clampett on the hit 1960s sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies," has died.

January 02, 2015 | | Nation


At medical school, ‘Seinfeld’ is about more than nothing

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - "Seinfeld" may have been a show about nothing, but a psychiatry professor is using it for much more than that.

January 02, 2015 | | State


Piano stores closing as fewer children taking up instrument

BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP) - When Jim Foster opened his piano store 30 years ago, he had 10 competitors selling just pianos.

January 02, 2015 | | Nation


Curry, Green lead Warriors past Raptors

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry had 32 points and 12 assists, Draymond Green got his first career triple-double and the Golden State Warriors rolled past the Toronto Raptors 126-105 on Friday night in a matchup of conference leaders.

January 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders interview Shurmur for coach

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders interviewed Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur for their head coaching vacancy on Friday.

January 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Find the right road team

After a strong finish to the regular season, Pro Picks hopes to peak in the postseason. So the search begins for Best Bets and Upset Specials.

January 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pitt stunned in loss to Houston in AF Bowl

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Greg Ward threw three touchdown passes in the final 3:41 of the Armed Forces Bowl, two after Houston recovered onside kicks, and completed a winning 2-point conversion in the Cougars' 35-34 victory over Pittsburgh on Friday.

January 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Randy Johnson looks to be shoo-in for HOF

PHOENIX (AP) - At 6-foot-10, Randy Johnson stood on the mound and looked down on batters, an intimidating presence before he even threw the ball.

January 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Police pay restaurant tab, get homicide case to handle

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix police say two officers' decision to pay for a troubled man's restaurant tab led to his being arrested in his roommate's stabbing death.

January 02, 2015 | | Nation


US slaps sanctions on North Korea

HONOLULU (AP) - Opening a new front in its cyber spat with North Korea, the United States slapped new sanctions Friday on government officials and the North's defense industry in its first public act of retribution for a cyberattack against Sony. Despite lingering doubts by the cyber community, the U.S. insisted that North Korea was to blame.

January 02, 2015 | | Nation


Illinois extends pot experiment

CHICAGO (AP) - Randy Gross hopes a new law allowing children into Illinois' medical marijuana program will reunite his family, nearly a year after his wife moved to Colorado so their son could receive a controversial treatment to ease his epileptic seizures.

January 02, 2015 | | Nation


Boy skipped pop for a year for $500

LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) - As people across the United States struggle to stick to their New Year's Resolutions, an 11-year-old Montana boy is offering lessons in self-discipline and delayed gratification after winning a $500 prize from his parents for skipping sugary drinks for a year.

January 02, 2015 | | Nation


Girl, 7, wanders from plane crash

EDDYVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A 7-year-old girl survived a plane crash that killed four people Friday night, and the disoriented little girl walked away from the wreckage and reported the crash to a local resident, authorities said.

January 02, 2015 | | Nation


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Police step up distracted driving enforcement

In an effort to reduce the number of distracted drivers and speeding on Manteca streets, motorcycle traffic officers are stepping up enforcement to keep serious accidents to a minimum.

March 04, 2015 | | NEWS


Taizer Prayer Service set

St. Anthony's Parish will co-sponsor a Taize Prayer Service with Manteca Presbyterian Church on Thursday, March 5, starting at 7 p.m., at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 525 E. North St.

March 04, 2015 | | NEWS


Hollywood hypocrites

When actress Patricia Arquette won an Oscar, she pled for "wage equality" for women: "To every woman who gave birth to every taxpayer and citizen in this nation: We have fought for everybody else's equal rights. It's our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America."

March 04, 2015 | By Larry Elder Author | Other Views


Sony plans to launch gaming virtual-reality headset in 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Sony plans on putting its virtual-reality headset on consumers' noggins next year.

March 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


Morning Rotary thanks crab feed sponsors

Editor, Manteca Bulletin

March 04, 2015 | | Letters


Kings hand Knicks worst loss of season

NEW YORK (AP) - Rudy Gay scored 25 points, DeMarcus Cousins had 22 and Ben McLemore finished with 20 and the Sacramento Kings handed the New York Knicks their worst loss of the season Tuesday, 124-86.

March 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Nieto has 2 goals and assist as Sharks beat Canucks

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Matt Nieto had two goals and an assist in leading the San Jose Sharks to a 6-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.

March 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Hayne signs 3-year deal with 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne is getting his shot to play in the NFL.

March 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Men’s testosterone drugs overused

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against over-prescribing testosterone-boosting drugs for men, saying the popular treatments have not been established as safe or effective for common age-related issues like low libido and fatigue.

March 03, 2015 | | Nationwide


Why your laptop battery won’t kill you

NEW YORK (AP) - News on Tuesday that major U.S. airlines are no longer going to ship powerful lithium-ion batteries might lead some to fret about the safety of their personal electronic devices.

March 03, 2015 | | Nationwide


GAS PRICE COLLAPSE?

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months.

March 03, 2015 | | Nationwide


Target to cut $2B in costs, 2,000 jobs

NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp. is cutting several thousand jobs as part of a plan to eliminate $2 billion in costs over the next two years.

March 03, 2015 | | Nationwide


Waze map app to get Amber Alerts

NEW YORK (AP) - The Waze navigation app is getting Amber Alerts on child abductions.

March 03, 2015 | | Nationwide


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

LAWYER FOR WOMAN PUNCHED BY CHP OFFICER JAILED FOR CONTEMPT: LOS ANGELES (AP) - The lawyer for a bipolar woman who was beaten by a California Highway Patrol officer has been declared in contempt of court and sent to jail until she answers questions from a federal judge.

March 03, 2015 | | State


Sierra snowpack far below normal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California received a double dose of bad drought news on Tuesday, with state officials saying the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada is far below normal and that residents again aren't coming close to meeting Gov. Jerry Brown's call for a 20 percent cut in water use.

March 03, 2015 | | State


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