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Gap's 4th-quarter net income rises 61%

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gap Inc. reported a 61 percent increase in fourth-quarter profits on Thursday, capping a strong year that saw the company's turnaround take hold.

February 28, 2013 | | Nationwide


Facebook buying Atlas ad business from Microsoft

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is buying a set of online advertising tools called Atlas from Microsoft in its latest attempt to build a more effective marketing system around its social network.

February 28, 2013 | | Nationwide


Poll: 87% say never OK to cheat on taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) - With tax season in full swing, a newly released poll says an overwhelming majority of adults don't believe it is ever OK to cheat on their income taxes, with most citing personal integrity as a reason to be truthful.

February 28, 2013 | | Nation


GI pleads guilty in WikiLeaks case

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - Bradley Manning, the Army private arrested in the biggest leak of classified material in U.S. history, pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that could send him to prison for 20 years, saying he was trying to expose the American military's "bloodlust" and disregard for human life in Iraq and Afghanistan.

February 28, 2013 | | Nation


Juror dismissed in Bell corruption case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A weeping juror was dismissed Thursday for committing misconduct during deliberations in the public corruption trial of six former officials of the suburban city of Bell.

February 28, 2013 | | Nation


Doolittle Raider WWII vet Tom Griffin dies at 96

CINCINNATI (AP) - Maj. Thomas C. "Tom" Griffin, a B-25 bomber navigator in the audacious Doolittle's Raid attack on mainland Japan during World War II, has died.

February 28, 2013 | | Nation


Obama urges court to overturn gay marriage ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a historic argument for gay rights, President Barack Obama on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to overturn California's same-sex marriage ban and turn a skeptical eye on similar prohibitions across the country.

February 28, 2013 | | Nation


Speedometer top speed often exceeds how fast car can go

DETROIT (AP) - The speedometer on the Toyota Yaris says the tiny car can go 140 miles per hour.

February 28, 2013 | | Nation


ATF honors 4 agents killed in botched 1993 raid

WACO, Texas (AP) - The 20th anniversary of the disastrous raid on the Branch Davidians compound near Waco passed quietly Thursday, as colleagues of the four agents who died gathered in private and local officials made no plans to mark the day.

February 28, 2013 | | Nation


Owner: Dog may have been poisoned at Westminster

NEW YORK (AP) - A dog owner says she thinks there's a chance her prized pet was deliberately poisoned while competing at the Westminster Kennel Club show, causing it to die several days later.

February 28, 2013 | | Nation


As trend wanes, Vegas casinos fold on poker rooms

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Tropicana hoped to step back into the big leagues when it opened its poker room in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, touting it as the coolest in town.

February 28, 2013 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

SHAKE ON A PLANE? DANCE CRAZE BRINGS FAA INQUIRY: COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The latest craze to sweep the Internet is bringing college students the wrong kind of attention - from the Federal Aviation Administration.

February 28, 2013 | | Nation


California ocean protection zones helping struggling fish species

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A five-year scientific assessment of California's first marine protection zones established off the Central Coast has found that some struggling fish species are showing early signs of recovery, officials said on Thursday.

February 28, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

TOLL OFFICIALS APPROVE $5.6M BAY BRIDGE BASH: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Bay area transportation officials have agreed to spend up to $5.6 million to pay for part of the inaugural celebration for the new east span of the Bay Bridge.

February 28, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

OAKLAND MAYOR PUTS LOCK-PICKING CLASS IN NEWSLETTER: OAKLAND . (AP) - The mayor of a California city struggling with a spike in burglaries and other crimes is apologizing for promoting a class about how to pick locks in her newsletter.

February 28, 2013 | | State


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Ripon VFW Ladies Auxiliary needs donations veterans gifts

A group of 70 Girl Scouts in the area will be at the American Legion Hall in Ripon on Saturday putting together blankets, stockings and other gift items to be given to all veterans at the Livermore Veterans Hospital for Christmas. The event is under the supervision of the members of the Ripon VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

November 21, 2014 | | Ripon News


What if we’re judged by how we treat animals?

I still feel guilty.

November 21, 2014 | By PHILIP BOOKMAN Special to the Bulletin | Local Columns


America’s rogue president

Asserting a legal and constitutional authority he himself said he did not have, President Obama is going rogue, issuing an executive amnesty to 4 to 5 million illegal aliens.

November 21, 2014 | By Pat Buchanan Founder and editor of the American Conservative | Other Views


Putting a pitchfork in it

Lloyd Blankfein is very concerned about income inequality. With his face reflecting both worry and perplexity, he recently called inequality "very destabilizing."

November 21, 2014 | By JIM HIGHTOWER Political columnist | Other Views


Parade deadline Wednesday

The deadline to enter the Manteca Chamber of Commerce's 42nd annual holiday parade is Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 5 p.m.

November 21, 2014 | | NEWS


IT’S METH, FOLKS

In attempting to write a column in regards to the homeless ordinances that have been passed – and its subsequent backlash, I realized that even written with kid's gloves – made of angels' wings and butterfly kisses – someone is going to be unhappy with it. So I'm just going to take the gloves off, and say some of the things nobody apparently wants to hear.

November 21, 2014 | By Chris Teicheira Manteca to a 'T' | Manteca to a T


Cousins, Gay lead Kings past Bulls

SACRAMENTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 22 points and 14 rebounds and Rudy Gay scored 20 points to help the Sacramento Kings beat Chicago 103-88 Thursday night, snapping the Bulls' six-game road winning streak.

November 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bjugstad leads Panthers to win over Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Nick Bjugstad scored twice during regulation and added the winning goal in the shootout as the Florida Panthers won their fourth straight in San Jose, beating the Sharks 3-2 on Thursday night.

November 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Intense Boldin keeps making big catches for 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Dropping passes is so out of character for Anquan Boldin that he and offensive coordinator Greg Roman shared a little laugh about it last week after a few balls went through Boldin's hands in New Orleans.

November 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Polee leads cold No. 16 Aztecs to win

SAN DIEGO - Dwayne Polee II was the game's only player in double figures with 13 points and No. 16 San Diego State survived another awful shooting performance to win 51-27 Thursday night against Cal State Bakersfield, which missed its first 20 shots.

November 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kansas State beats West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Jake Waters' special night has No. 12 Kansas State back in a first-place tie in the Big 12.

November 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants confident they’re in Pablo Sandoval chase

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants assistant general manager Bobby Evans says he has been given "every indication" Pablo Sandoval will give careful consideration to re-signing with the World Series champions.

November 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders snap 16-game skid with win vs. KC

OAKLAND (AP) - Rookie Derek Carr gave the Oakland Raiders something to celebrate for a change.

November 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Goff growing into role of ‘Golden Boy’

BERKELEY (AP) - It's hard to go anywhere near California's campus and not see Jared Goff these days.

November 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pacific cruises past NAIA Pacific Union

STOCKTON (AP) Eric Thompson had a perfect shooting night, scoring 19 points and leading Pacific to a comfortable 81-56 win over NAIA opponent Pacific Union on Thursday night.

November 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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