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Man avoids $525 fine for refill at hospital

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A man who faced a $525 fine for refilling an 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital apparently will get off with a warning.

April 17, 2014 | | Nation


Ex-honor student gets 5 years

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An immigrant teen who had earned a scholarship to an elite U.S. college but helped solicit support for Jihadists he met online was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison.

April 17, 2014 | | Nation


Flier warning: ‘Don’t tattle’ on bullies

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska school principal has apologized for sending fifth-grade students home with a flier that advises those who are bullied to not tattle on their tormentors.

April 17, 2014 | | Nation


Fraternity shuts Ole Miss branch

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that was all-white at the time.

April 17, 2014 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• ASTRONOMERS SPOT MOST EARTH-LIKE PLANET YET: LOS ANGELES (AP) - Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

April 17, 2014 | | Nation


1.4 million Californians sign up

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A late surge of sign-ups pushed California's health insurance exchange nearly 100,000 enrollees beyond the original projections of the Obama administration, state officials announced Thursday.

April 17, 2014 | | State


1 dead, 1 injured in San Francisco boating accident

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - What was intended to be a fun night of sailing turned deadly as one person was killed and another seriously injured when their sailboat collided with a channel marker buoy in the San Francisco Bay, authorities said Thursday.

April 17, 2014 | | State


BART fined $210,000 for two deaths

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Workplace safety officials fined a San Francisco Bay Area commuter rail line $210,000 on Thursday over the deaths of two track workers who were killed by a train the officials said was operated by an inexperienced driver with inadequate supervision.

April 17, 2014 | | State


Campaign agency considers fines for brothers Tom, Bill Berryhill

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's political watchdog agency began considering Thursday whether to fine two brothers for transferring money between their campaigns while both were running for state Assembly in 2008.

April 17, 2014 | | State


Deputy accidentally shoots self in leg

RIVERSIDE (AP) - Riverside County sheriff's officials say a deputy accidentally shot himself in the leg while trying to defend himself against an aggressive dog.

April 17, 2014 | | State


Military shell prompts evacuation of homes, businesses

SOLVANG (AP) - An old but still potentially explosive military shell that was found in an alley was safely destroyed early Thursday, ending an evacuation that emptied hundreds of homes and businesses in this Central California tourist town.

April 17, 2014 | | State


Fish found with mercury in remote regions of western national parks

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Federal scientists have found high amounts of mercury in sport fish caught in remote areas of national parks in the West and Alaska, according to a study released Thursday.

April 17, 2014 | | State


Salmon released in SJ River restoration

FRESNO (AP) - Tens of thousands of spring-run Chinook salmon are being released into the San Joaquin River, marking a major milestone in the federal plan to restore native fish populations to the state's second-longest river.

April 17, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE BAY AREA

• BABY DIES AFTER BEING FORGOTTEN IN HOT CAR: SAN JOSE (AP) - An infant has been pronounced dead after accidentally being left in a hot car alone for hours.

April 17, 2014 | | State


Smuggler threats follow Puig to U.S.

MIAMI (AP) - The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents.

April 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Conceding Manteca to the homeless?

Is Manteca losing its mojo?

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Bush Republicanism is dead

"The two living Republican past presidents, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, have no plans to endorse Trump, according to their spokesmen." So ...

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King coal is headed to prison

So long, Don, it's been God-awful to know you.

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Happy Mother’s Day Mom

Its Thursday morning 4:30 a.m. and I'm up writing what should be a sweet schmaltzy piece about how much we all love ...

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Sierra sweeps Lathrop with postseason bid still in reach

LATHROP - Sierra is still very much in the hunt for a Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berth.

May 06, 2016 | | High School Sports


Ripon, RC focus on postseason

The Ripon and Ripon Christian girls soccer teams both ended the regular season with blowout victories on the road.

May 06, 2016 | | High School Sports


Rodriguez heading to UC Merced

Even as an up-and-coming sophomore, Kevin Rodriguez was a leader by example.

May 06, 2016 | | High School Sports


Damian Lillard gets tested by Warriors, looks for rebound

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - First it was a chest cold, then it was a fourth-quarter dry spell. The start of Damian Lillard's playoff series against ...

May 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raptors beat Heat in OT to tie series

TORONTO (AP) - This time, overtime went the way of the Toronto Raptors.

May 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cody Eakin scores in OT, Stars beat Blues to tie series

ST. LOUIS (AP) - In short order, the Dallas Stars went from embarrassed to triumphant.

May 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Beck, the first Israeli player to qualify for the LPGA Tour

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Steve Wheatcroft and Andrew Loupe each shot 7-under 65 on Thursday in rain and steady wind to share the first-round lead ...

May 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rockies score 13 times in fifth, beat the Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story each homered and drove in three runs, and the Colorado Rockies set a franchise record with a ...

May 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Unused equipment is treasure for another

There's an old saying that "one man's junk is another man's treasure."

May 06, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Curry unlikely to return for Warriors on Saturday

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry is unlikely to play Saturday for Golden State in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals at Portland since he still ...

May 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Series tied 2-2 as Predators win in triple OT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Mike Fisher ended his own personal playoff drought with his first overtime goal in 12 years, giving the exhausted Nashville Predators plenty ...

May 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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