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Roommates buy used couch, find $40K

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. (AP) - For all the screaming and carrying on, their neighbors thought they'd won the lottery. But it was a lumpy old sofa stuffed with $40,000 in cash that had three young roommates raising a ruckus.

May 15, 2014 | | Nation


Missing woman was buried alive

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman was buried alive in a shallow grave by her landscaper after he offered to drive her to buy a new car, police said Thursday as he and another man were arraigned on murder charges.

May 15, 2014 | | Nation


Animal groups agree to pay nearly $16M to Ringling

McLEAN, Va. (AP) - The parent company of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has received a nearly $16 million settlement from a number of animal-rights groups, including the Humane Society of the United States, ending a 14-year legal battle initiated over unproven allegations of mistreated elephants.

May 15, 2014 | | Nation


Colorado River close to reaching gulf

PHOENIX (AP) - Water conservationists are celebrating a flood experiment that is on the verge of sending water from the Colorado River to the Sea of Cortez for the first time in more than 20 years.

May 15, 2014 | | Nation


In pools, young blacks drown at far higher rates

NEW YORK (AP) - Swimming pools are a much greater danger to black children and teens than they are to other kids, a new government study shows.

May 15, 2014 | | Nation


Woman, 34, enrolled in school as teen

LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) - A 34-year-old woman posed as a teenager to enroll as a sophomore at a small private high school in East Texas, officials said Wednesday.

May 15, 2014 | | Nation


Man indicted for murder in childhood crime

HOUSTON (AP) - A Texas man was indicted Thursday for capital murder in a childhood attack on a boy who died nearly 13 years later from skin cancer blamed on the horrific burns he suffered in the assault.

May 15, 2014 | | Nation


CSUS Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society adds 73 members

The California State University, Stanislaus chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi held its annual initiation ceremony May 2 to welcome 73 new student initiates - the most in the chapter's 16-year history - and six new faculty and administration initiates.

May 15, 2014 | | Education


4th of Julys: Past & future?

One of my earliest memories as a kid in Manteca was watching the day's events on Fourth of July. I ran into Josh Hebert in Home Depot on Wednesday. He remembered how the fields behind Lincoln School were filled with what seemed like the entire town. Blankets, picnic baskets, Frisbees – and most importantly – events. Teams of fireman would compete in a Muster Competition: Ladder climb, hose roll, bucket brigade plus a waterball event that involved a ball suspended from a cable 15 feet off the ground, with teams at either end attempting to spray the ball across the other ...

May 15, 2014 | By CHRIS TEICHEIRA Manteca to a 'T' | Manteca to a T


Today’s college motto: Shut up already

First the censorious left went after Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Somali-born critic of Islam's treatment of women, after Brandeis University had invited her to receive an honorary degree. Bowing to political correctness, Brandeis rescinded the invitation.

May 15, 2014 | By Debra Saunders National columnist | Other Views


Media yawn at Hollywood child abuse

In August of 2011, the former child actor Corey Feldman made a stunning assertion to ABC News: "I can tell you that the No. 1 problem in Hollywood was and is and always will be pedophilia. That's the biggest problem for children in this industry ... It's the big secret." The rest of the media said nothing.

May 15, 2014 | By L. BRENT BOZELL III Founder and President of the Media Research Center | Other Views


RC avenges loss, will play for title

RIPON – History was not going to repeat itself – the Ripon Christian girls soccer team was going to see to that.

May 15, 2014 | | High School Sports


Giants display of speed, power

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gregor Blanco supplied the speed. Hunter Pence, Michael Morse and Brandon Crawford provided the pop. And on a warm, windless afternoon along the bay, AT&T Park played awfully small for the Giants.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Chi Sox rookie’s clutch HR beats A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Less than two months into his career, Jose Abreu is already the guy the Chicago White Sox want at the plate when the game is on the line.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kerr chooses Warriors over Knicks

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors are taking another chance on a television analyst and former NBA guard who has never been a head coach at any level.

May 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Strmiska Memorial features Manteca racers, fireworks

SACRAMENTO - The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com will have one of its most coveted races of the year with Saturday's Ron Strmiska ...

June 28, 2016 | By STEVEN BLAKESLEY Special to the Bulletin | Regional Sports


Coastal Carolina beats Arizona to even CWS finals

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Connor Owings' bloop RBI single sparked a three-run eighth inning, and Coastal Carolina beat Arizona 5-4 on Tuesday night to send the ...

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pat Summitt, winningest coach in D1 history, has died at 64

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Pat Summitt put women's basketball on her back, breaking down barriers with her indomitable spirit and demanding respect for female athletes ...

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Smolinski’s 3-run pinch-hit HR leads A’s past Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pinch-hitter Jake Smolinski hit a go-ahead, three-run homer during Oakland's five-run eighth inning that carried the Athletics to a 13-11 victory ...

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kershaw goes home for tests on sore back

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is returning to Los Angeles for tests on a sore back that's been bothering him for a few ...

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Franklin, Lochte struggle against rising stars at US trials

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - One by one, some of America's biggest swimming stars are going down at the Olympic trials.

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams, coach don’t discuss ‘22’ at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - Leave all the chatter about Serena Williams' pursuit of her 22nd major singles trophy to others.

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Buddy Ryan, NFL coach dies at 85

Associated Press

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Golf back in the Olympics after 112 years, but for how long?

AKRON, Ohio (AP) For the longest time, golf's biggest headache in preparing for a return to the Olympics was getting a new course built ...

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ronaldo aims for Euro record but faces tough Polish defense

MARSEILLE, France (AP) - If Cristiano Ronaldo is to send Portugal to the semifinals and match Michel Platini's all-time European Championship scoring record, he'll ...

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Top-ranked Jason Day skipping Rio Olympics because of Zika

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Jason Day pulled out of the Olympics on Tuesday because of the Zika virus, costing golf its No. 1 player as it ...

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Fans, president, Maradona want Messi to reconsider

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Lionel Messi arrived back in Argentina on Monday and avoided commenting on his abrupt resignation from the national team after losing ...

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Court case shows need for change in state law

There was a recent case before the Stockton court involving a local grower who employed a man for over 20 years whom we will call ...

June 28, 2016 | | Other Views


Nike welcomes you to Half Dome

Imagine painstakingly making up your way up the cables of Yosemite National Park's famous Half Dome peak - only to see swooshes and slogans encouraging ...

June 28, 2016 | | Other Views


After Brexit, a Trump path to victory

Some of us have long predicted the breakup of the European Union. The Cousins appear to have just delivered the coup de grace.

June 28, 2016 | | Other Views


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