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Billionaire investors battle on live TV

NEW YORK (AP) - A long-simmering spat between billionaire investors Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman boiled over into a shouting match on live television Friday.

January 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


Geithner sees US economy slowly strengthening

WASHINGTON (AP) - Outgoing Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner thinks the U.S. economy will strengthen this year - as long as Congress avoids cutting spending too deeply in a budget deal and Europe's economy gradually improves.

January 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


Smart machines: World without work?

WASHINGTON (AP) - They seem right out of a Hollywood fantasy, and they are: Cars that drive themselves have appeared in movies like "I, Robot" and the television show "Knight Rider."

January 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


S&P closes above 1,500 for 1st time since 2007

NEW YORK (AP) - Passing another milestone on the nation's long journey back from the Great Recession, the Standard and Poor's 500 index closed above 1,500 for the first time in more than five years Friday after a wave of good earnings reports.

January 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


Dreamliner jet program was rushed

NEW YORK (AP) - The 787 Dreamliner was born in a moment of desperation.

January 25, 2013 | | Nationwide


Police: Help! Too many crocodiles

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Calling all crocodile experts - South African police say you're needed to help capture thousands of crocs out on the lam.

January 25, 2013 | | Nation


Budget crisis could hurt war effort

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Afghan war effort eventually would be harmed by across-the-board budget cuts, even as the Obama administration intends to shield the military's combat mission from the reductions, the Pentagon's No. 2 official said Friday.

January 25, 2013 | | Nation


Wis. sheriff urges residents to get gun training to defend themselves until police arrive

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A sheriff who released a radio ad urging Milwaukee-area residents to learn to handle firearms so they can defend themselves while waiting for police said Friday that law enforcement cutbacks have changed the way police can respond to crime.

January 25, 2013 | | Nation


Video shooting games pulled after massacres

BOSTON (AP) - It was 10 days after a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators in Newtown, Conn., when Tracey Hyams and her family came upon a teenager firing a lifelike toy rifle on a video game at a Massachusetts highway rest stop.

January 25, 2013 | | Nation


College shooting prompted by 'idiocy'

HOUSTON (AP) - A young man accused of opening fire at a college after someone "bumped into" him was arrested Friday about 250 miles away from the Houston campus, authorities said.

January 25, 2013 | | Nation


Wayward dolphin dies in polluted New York canal

NEW YORK (AP) - A wayward dolphin that meandered into a polluted urban canal, riveting onlookers as it splashed around in the filthy water and shook black gunk from its snout, died Friday evening, marine experts said.

January 25, 2013 | | Nation


Armstrong to help "clean up cycling"

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An attorney for Lance Armstrong told the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency the cyclist will cooperate with efforts to "clean up cycling," though it's the sport's governing body and world anti-doping officials who should take the lead.

January 25, 2013 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

FDA WON'T REGULATE PA. BIRTH CONTROL MACHINE: SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. (AP) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration won't take any regulatory action over a vending machine at a Pennsylvania college that dispenses the morning-after pill.

January 25, 2013 | | Nation


Abortion foes march in Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators marched through Washington to the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to protest the landmark decision that legalized abortion.

January 25, 2013 | | Nation


Federal push on for immigration reform

WASHINGTON (AP) - Reviving an issue that has languished for years, President Barack Obama will launch a campaign next week aimed at overhauling the nation's flawed immigration system and creating legal status for millions, as a bipartisan Senate group nears agreement on achieving the same goals.

January 25, 2013 | | Nation


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Phyllis Ann Gillett

Phyllis, 78, of Manteca passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her family.

October 22, 2014 | | OBITS


Tammy Lynn Wetzel

Tammy Lynn Wetzel entered into eternal life on October 4th, 2014. Tammy is survived by her three children, daughter, April Timmons, Joey Timmons, Mikey Wetzel, daughters-in-law, Lindsay Timmons, and Marielena Wetzel, and eight grandchildren: Elexis, Lee, Leiah, Harlee, Joseph, Bentley, Hailey, and Ayden.

October 22, 2014 | | OBITS


Judith Lynn Kuhn

Judith Lynn Kuhn (Judy), age 65, of Manteca, Ca., passed away in her home Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Judy was born in Oakland, Ca., on March 25, 1949. She was the daughter to the late Leola Daisy Kuhn and Henry Kuhn. Survivors in addition to her devoted husband, George Medeiros Jr., include her beloved children: George Medeiros III, Sheri Medeiros, and Joey Medeiros. She was the proud grandmother of six grandchildren and five great grandchildren and is also survived by her sister, Sandy Machesky, many nieces, nephews, and countless friends, including her best friend and beloved dog, Bugsy.

October 22, 2014 | | OBITS


Worry about the flu, not Ebola

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

October 22, 2014 | | Letters


Off to war we go

Here we go again - into yet another war in a tumultuous swath of the world we still don't comprehend. For a preview of what we're stepping into in Iraq and Syria, let's remember Afghanistan.

October 22, 2014 | By JIM HIGHTOWER Political columnist | Other Views


Safe Halloween at St. Anthony’s

The St. Anthony's School Safe Halloween is Friday, Oct. 31, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

October 22, 2014 | | NEWS


Ripon hires coordinator for English learners

Patricia Mendoza is the new Coordinator of English Language Learner services at Ripon Unified.

October 22, 2014 | | NEWS


Ripon appoints bond committee

The Ripon Unified School District needed only two people to fill opening slots on the Measure "G" Citizens' Oversight Committee.

October 22, 2014 | | Ripon News


Singers wanted for 69th Messiah

RIPON – The Ripon Oratorio Society will be celebrating the Christmas season with the 69th presentation of Handel's Messiah on Sunday, Dec. 7. The program will begin at 3 p.m. in the Immanuel Christian Reformed Church at Fourth and Orange streets in Ripon.

October 22, 2014 | | Ripon News


Halloween dinner & dance this Friday

The Great Pumpkin Halloween Dinner & Dance takes place this Friday, Oct. 24, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane.

October 22, 2014 | | NEWS


Soroptimists plan country store Oct. 28

Soroptimist International of Manteca is staging their annual Country Store fundraiser on Tuesday, Oct. 28, starting at 11 a.m. at the Masonic Hall, 212 M. Powers Ave., Manteca.

October 22, 2014 | | NEWS


MadBum, Giants cool off KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll.

October 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Annie Banks falls in VOL semifinal; eyes doubles title

Sierra just missed out on having another finalist in the Valley Oak League Singles Tournament.

October 21, 2014 | | High School Sports


David Shaw shoulders blame for Stanford’s slide

STANFORD (AP) - David Shaw has answered questions about Stanford's ability to remain a football powerhouse since he succeeded Jim Harbaugh as coach in January 2011, and the debate fires up any time his team begins to slide.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Peavy-Ventura for Game 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The starting pitchers for Game 2 of the World Series are a study in contrasts.

October 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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