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Judge blasts excessive pepper spray use against mentally ill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A federal judge ruled Thursday that California's treatment of mentally ill inmates violates constitutional safeguards against cruel and unusual punishment through excessive use of pepper spray and isolation.

April 10, 2014 | | State


Teacher suspended for science projects

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Students and parents are calling for the return of a popular Los Angeles high school science teacher who was suspended from the classroom after students turned in projects that appeared dangerous to administrators.

April 10, 2014 | | State


Confessed killer won’t divulge associates

RESNO (AP) - A man in an Alabama jail who has confessed to killing dozens across the country did not name the drug cartels he said employed him, a detective said.

April 10, 2014 | | State


Suspect tells judge toddler left alone in car

SONOMA (AP) - A woman arrested for allegedly using fake credit cards at a Northern California casino showed up to court but left her 3-year-old daughter alone in her car with hypodermic syringes.

April 10, 2014 | | State


Judge: Flashing headlights is free speech

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Hauling a truckload of logs to a Southern Oregon mill last fall, Chris Hill noticed a sheriff's deputy behind him and flashed his lights to warn a UPS driver coming the other way.

April 10, 2014 | | Nation


Did ex-college instructor lie about degrees?

NORTH SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) - A former instructor at the University of Rhode Island has been charged with forging his credentials to get a consulting deal, then lying under oath about them.

April 10, 2014 | | Nation


Five charged in kidnapping of North Carolina prosecutor’s father

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina man whose daughter prosecutes violent crimes was rescued by an elite FBI team after he was kidnapped and terrorized for five days in what authorities described as an act of retaliation involving the Bloods street gang.

April 10, 2014 | | Nation


Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech before recyclers

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A woman was taken into federal custody Thursday after throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton as the former Secretary of State began a Las Vegas convention keynote speech.

April 10, 2014 | | Nation


Russia withheld Boston attack intel

WASHINGTON (AP) - A yearlong review of information the U.S. intelligence community had prior to the Boston Marathon bombing found that the investigation could have been more thorough, but the intelligence agencies' inspectors general said it is impossible to know whether anything could have been done differently to prevent the attack.

April 10, 2014 | | Nation


Washington state sewage plant invites weddings

WOODINVILLE, Wash. (AP) - A sewage treatment plant near Seattle is advertising its availability as a wedding venue.

April 10, 2014 | | Nation


Date set for dig for Atari ‘E.T.’ games

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - Organizers of a search in a New Mexico landfill for a rumored stash of what some call the worst video game ever made by Atari announced Thursday that the dig will get underway this month.

April 10, 2014 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• Sea search suspended for missing boy: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rescue crews have suspended their search for a missing 14-year-old boy who disappeared while swimming with two family members at San Francisco's Ocean Beach.

April 10, 2014 | | State


High-speed rail adopts new business plan

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The board that oversees the California High-Speed Rail Authority approved a new business plan to submit to state lawmakers Thursday, reflecting lower revenue projections but leaving the 2028 timeline for finishing the $68 billion bullet train unchanged despite legal setbacks that could cause delays.

April 10, 2014 | | State


PG&E offers $250K reward in grid attack

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. offered a $250,000 reward Thursday for information leading to an arrest and conviction in a startling attack mounted nearly a year ago on telephone lines and the power grid in Silicon Valley.

April 10, 2014 | | State


Feinstein tweaks drought bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Thursday she has dropped $300 million in emergency spending from drought-relief legislation to try to improve prospects for getting the bill passed.

April 10, 2014 | | State


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Why Russia resents us

Friday, a Russian SU-27 did a barrel roll over a U.S. RC-135 over the Baltic, the second time in two weeks.

May 04, 2016 | | Other Views


Homeless are destroying Manteca

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

May 04, 2016 | | Letters


No. 1 boys doubles team comes through for Ripon Christian

RIPON - Ripon Christian finished its second-round match with visiting Colfax with a bang.

May 04, 2016 | | High School Sports


Warriors rally in fourth for 2-0 series lead

OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson scored 27 points and gave Golden State its first lead of the game on a 3-pointer with 5:33 left, and ...

May 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Predators beat Sharks, pull within 2-1 in series

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Nashville Predators finally figured out how to shut down the NHL's best road team and a pretty potent power play ...

May 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ripon routs Riverbank to clinch TVL crown

RIPON - Ripon celebrated the clinching of its second straight Trans-Valley League title Tuesday with an 8-0 thrashing of Riverbank on Senior Night, but the Indians ...

May 04, 2016 | | High School Sports


Giants pitcher lasts 8 innings for 3rd straight win

CINCINNATI (AP) - Upset with himself for striking out with two runners in scoring position, Jeff Samardzija snapped his bat over his left thigh while heading ...

May 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Warriors’ Varejao says tripping Henderson not intentional

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State backup big man Anderson Varejao insists he didn't deliberately trip Trail Blazers guard Gerald Henderson in Game 1 of their ...

May 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Boyle’s OT goal lifts Lightning past Islanders

NEW YORK (AP) - Brian Boyle scored at 2:48 of overtime to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-4 victory over the New York ...

May 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mariners tag ace for 7 runs, 11 hits in 7-plus innings

OAKLAND (AP) - Robinson Cano, Kyle Seager and Leonys Martin hit home runs, Hisashi Iwakuma pitched seven solid innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland ...

May 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Wade, Heat beat Raptors in OT after Lowry’s halfcourt heave

TORONTO (AP) - It only counts as one win, though the Miami Heat had to work twice as hard to get it.

May 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ripon closes in on TVL title after Mayer’s no-hitter vs Riverbank

RIPON - Ripon is a win away from guaranteeing at least a share of its first Trans-Valley League championship since 2001.

May 03, 2016 | | High School Sports


Cruz ends his bid for presidential

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ended his presidential campaign Tuesday, eliminating the biggest impediment to Donald Trump's march to the Republican nomination.

May 03, 2016 | | Nation


US combat death in Iraq reflects intensifying war

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) - The combat death of a U.S Navy SEAL who was advising Kurdish forces in Iraq coincides with a gradually deepening American ...

May 03, 2016 | | Nation


Mom declared brain-dead after Wisconsin interstate shooting

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - An Illinois woman has been declared brain-dead after being shot during a random drive-by shooting along a Wisconsin interstate while traveling home ...

May 03, 2016 | | Nation


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