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First Apple computer could fetch $500K plus

NEW YORK (AP) - It's the kind of electronic junk that piles up in basements and garages - an old computer motherboard with wires sticking out.

June 21, 2013 | | Nationwide


Bug exposes contacts of some on Facebook

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook says a bug in its system caused 6 million users' contact information to be inadvertently exposed.

June 21, 2013 | | Nationwide


Food Network won't renew Paula Deen's contract

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The Food Network said Friday it's dumping Paula Deen, barely an hour after the celebrity cook posted the first of two videotaped apologies online begging forgiveness from fans and critics troubled by her admission to having used racial slurs in the past.

June 21, 2013 | | Nationwide


FAA moving toward easing in-flight electronic device use

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is moving toward easing restrictions on airline passengers using electronic devices to listen to music, play games, read books, watch movies and work during takeoffs and landings, but it could take a few months.

June 21, 2013 | | Nationwide


Odd News

BEAGLE-BOXER-BASSET WINS WORLD'S UGLIEST DOG: PETALUMA (AP) - A huge-headed, duck-footed mix of beagle, boxer and basset hound was the upset winner Friday at the 25th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest.

June 21, 2013 | | Nation


Less abortions with hospital consolidations

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - By joining with a much bigger Catholic health system, a prominent Orange County hospital hopes to enhance patients' access to a host of services - except one.

June 21, 2013 | | Nation


Federal nullification efforts mounting in states

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Imagine the scenario: A federal agent attempts to arrest someone for illegally selling a machine gun. Instead, the federal agent is arrested - charged in a state court with the crime of enforcing federal gun laws.

June 21, 2013 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

SUPER FULL MOON SHINES BRIGHTLY THIS WEEKEND: LOS ANGELES (AP) - A "supermoon" rises this weekend.

June 21, 2013 | | Nation


Ex-teacher guilty of telling students to hit bully boy

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A former San Antonio teacher accused of directing students to hit a schoolmate for being a bully has been convicted of official oppression.

June 21, 2013 | | Nation


Montana leaders held illegal hunts for musicians

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Three former Blackfeet tribal leaders will serve three years of probation for holding illegal big-game hunts for country musicians that were filming an outdoors television show on the northwestern Montana reservation.

June 21, 2013 | | Nation


Leaker charged with espionage, theft

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department has charged former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden with espionage and theft of government property in the NSA surveillance case.

June 21, 2013 | | Nation


Evacuation orders lifted for fire near Yosemite

MARIPOSA (AP) - State fire officials say all of the remaining evacuees from a wildfire near the main route into Yosemite National Park have been allowed to return home.

June 21, 2013 | | State


He orders tie, gets personnel records

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - With a little more than two weeks to go before their wedding, Emily Dreyfuss' fiance ordered a tie and pocket square from Gap chain Banana Republic's website to go with his Navy blue suit.

June 21, 2013 | | State


Man dies at Kings Canyon waterfall

KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Officials say an Indiana man slipped and fell over a waterfall to his death at Kings Canyon National Park in California.

June 21, 2013 | | State


Billionaire paid fines or risk wedding

BIG SUR (AP) - The Big Sur resort where Sean Parker held his posh, Lord of the Rings-inspired wedding threatened to cancel it if he didn't agree to pay for the unpermitted wedding construction and the inn's past land use violations, Parker told The Associated Press on Friday.

June 21, 2013 | | State


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Developers must conserve water

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

March 30, 2015 | | Letters


Drought allows early opening for popular Yosemite spot

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A road leading to spectacular views of California's Yosemite National Park opened to drivers on Saturday, marking the earliest date for the occasion in at least 20 years.

March 29, 2015 | | NEWS


FINAL FOUR

NEW YORK (AP) - I f you liked the look of last year's Final Four, you will love the 2015 edition.

March 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Stanford’s Randle chases scoring record, title at NIT

STANFORD (AP) - Chasson Randle has no problem saying it: The Stanford star believes he can score against anybody.

March 29, 2015 | | Collegiate Sports


Penguins beat Sharks for 2nd straight win

PITTSBURGH (AP) - David Perron and Sidney Crosby scored in the shootout, and the Pittsburgh Penguins won their second home game in as many days, 3-2 over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night.

March 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jimmy Walker wins hometown Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Jimmy Walker made himself right at home on the Texas Open leaderboard.

March 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cristie Kerr rallies to end victory drought

CARLSBAD (AP) - Cristie Kerr ran off four straight birdies on the back nine and closed with a 7-under 65 to win the Kia Classic on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title in nearly two years.

March 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Denny Hamlin races to 25th Cup victory

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) - Denny Hamlin just needed a visit to Martinsville Speedway to get his racing team back on track.

March 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Montoya holds off Power to give Penske 1-2 sweep

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - There was never a doubt that Team Penske would win the IndyCar Series opener.

March 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bishop O’Dowd are state champs

BERKELEY (AP) - Ivan Rabb made one free throw with eight-tenths of a second left in overtime, lifting Bishop O'Dowd to a 65-64 win over Mater Dei in the Open Division boys' state basketball championship on Saturday.

March 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


St. Mary’s claims CIF Open title

BERKELEY . (AP) - Aquira DeCosta scored eight points in the final five minutes, Kat Tudor made a critical 3-pointer down the stretch and St. Mary's of Stockton held on to beat Mater Dei 76-69 in the Open Division girls state basketball championship on Saturday.

March 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cain goes 4 innings in win over LA

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Matt Cain gave up three runs in four innings, Buster Posey and Angel Pagan each had two hits and drove in two runs and the San Francisco Giants beat a Los Angeles Dodgers split-squad 11-9 on Sunday.

March 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams beats 15-year-old at Miami Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - When the ball whizzed past Serena Williams for an ace late in Sunday's match, the subdued crowd suddenly erupted with a roar.

March 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Musselman excited about new Nevada job after coaching in NBA

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Former NBA coach Eric Musselman says one of the things he's looking forward to most about his new job at Nevada is the opportunity to be a lasting influence in the lives of young men.

March 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Graveman pitches into 7th inning as A’s beat Brewers

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Kendall Graveman continued his impressive spring with 6 1-3 innings of three-hit ball, further staking his claim to a spot in the Athletics' rotation and leading Oakland to a 7-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.

March 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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