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CVS Caremark 3Q profit up 16% as sales rise

NEW YORK (AP) - CVS Caremark Corp. said Tuesday that its third-quarter earnings climbed 16 percent. The drugstore operator and pharmacy benefits manager posted revenue increases in both businesses, benefiting from new customers won from rivals, and raised its full-year earnings outlook.

November 06, 2012 | | Nationwide




Sandy knocks off big chunk of retail sales

NEW YORK (AP) - Superstorm Sandy knocked off nearly $4 billion of retail sales last week in the hard-hit Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region, nearly 20 percent of the usual total, according to figures released Tuesday by a retail data service.

November 06, 2012 | | Nationwide


New storm whips up looting fears

NEW YORK (AP) -- Richard Chan prowled around his cold, dark Staten Island home with knives and a sword to protect it from thieves, standing his ground as another East Coast storm threatened and police went through neighborhoods with loudspeakers warning people to get out.

November 06, 2012 | | Nationwide


State news briefs

DEFENDANT STABS LAWYER IN TULARE COUNTY COURTROOM: VISALIA (AP) - Tulare County authorities say a murder suspect stabbed his attorney in the face in the county's second courtroom attack in one week.

November 06, 2012 | | State


Palo Alto boy returns to school after DNA flap

PALO ALTO . (AP) - A California sixth-grader was allowed to return to his middle school after his family convinced district officials they didn't need to worry about his genes.

November 06, 2012 | | State


Fresno shooting suspect was 'methodical'

FRESNO (AP) - A parolee who killed two people and wounded two others on Tuesday at a California chicken processing plant where he worked moved methodically between his first three victims, putting a handgun against their head or neck before pulling the trigger, police said.

November 06, 2012 | | State


LA church killing over graffiti stuns community

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The service was in full swing at the storefront church near downtown when a parishioner spotted a woman spraying graffiti on the building. He told her to stop, and she shoved him to the ground. Two other congregants rushed to his aid.

November 06, 2012 | | State


Left side news

California record-setting heat starting to ease

November 06, 2012 | | State


Bay Area briefs

SF leaders get dressing down by nudity activist

November 06, 2012 | | State


Brasil Guitar Duo adds Stockton to United States tour on Nov. 18

As a part of its Music Beyond Borders series, the Stockton Symphony presents the Brasil Guitar Duo on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2:30 p.m. The concert will be held at the Scottish Rite Center, 33 W. Alpine Avenue, Stockton (between Pacific Avenue and El Dorado Street).

November 06, 2012 | | People & Entertainment


Gary Whorton

Gary was born October 18, 1952 in Stockton, California to Roy and Juanita Faye (Billingsley) Whorton. He attended East Union High School in Manteca, California. In the Spring of 1969 Gary enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country in south east Asia. After receiving his honorable discharge, Gary went to work for Santa Fe Railroad here in Northern California, a job he loved with all his heart.

November 06, 2012 | | OBITS


Another drug war nightmare

The government has the power to seize your assets for a crime you did not commit. That's essentially the argument being made in a Boston federal court this week as the U.S. Department of Justice and Tewksbury (Mass.) Police Department work to take Motel Caswell away from its owner, Russ Caswell.

November 06, 2012 | By DEBRA SAUNDERS National Columnist | Other Views


Segregated housing almost thing of past

They were called "checkers," volunteers who posed as potential apartment renters or home buyers during the 1960s, '70s and '80s, responding to possible cases of racial or religious discrimination in housing.

November 06, 2012 | By THOMAS D. ELIAS California Focus | Other Views


4th Annual Softball ‘Can Food Clinic’ on Thursday

The East Union High Softball Program and Manteca Parks & Recreation Department are once again joining together to help support those in need this upcoming Holiday Season.

November 05, 2012 | | NEWS


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Ripon grad earns $2,500 scholarship

The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year was presented to Francesca Arnaudo who graduated in May from Ripon High School.

July 24, 2014 | | Education


Value of life jackets

Life jackets are one of the most valuable pieces of equipment on a boat, but lot of owners spend huge amounts of money on radio systems, wakeboard towers, downriggers, power poles, and other luxury items.

July 24, 2014 | By Jarod Ballardo | Sports Columns


Moss slam, Samardzija power A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - A warm day helped Brandon Moss reach another milestone and it helped Jeff Samardzija enjoy even more run support.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s designate reliever Johnson for assignment

OAKLAND (AP) - Jim Johnson just never got comfortable with the Oakland Athletics. A slow start for the two-time AL saves leader turned into a nightmare.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Smith to meet commissioner soon

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith expects to sit down with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell "in the near future" to discuss any potential suspension for his off-field issues.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders CB Hayden to start camp on PUP

NAPA (AP) - Oakland Raiders cornerback DJ Hayden will open training camp on the physically unable to perform list because he has not recovered from surgery for a stress fracture in his right foot.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hamels, Utley lead Phils over Giants 2-1 Hamels, Utley lead Phils over Giants 2-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Cole Hamels used an amped-up fastball in his latest dominant performance.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rice gets 2-game suspension

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension from the NFL on Thursday following his offseason arrest for domestic violence.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


$50K reward for bank heist info

STOCKTON (AP) - Authorities are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a fourth suspect in connection with a bank robbery that spun into a police chase and deadly shootout.

July 24, 2014 | | NEWS


TRANSIENT WITH TB SOUGHT

STOCKTON (AP) - Prosecutors in Northern California said Thursday that they have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who has refused treatment and may be contagious, putting those around him at risk.

July 24, 2014 | | State


Judge argues for return of firing squad executions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An influential federal appeals court judge said Thursday that the nation's third lethal injection execution to go awry in six months underscores his call to bring back firing squads.

July 24, 2014 | | State


Satellites show major Southwest groundwater loss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Groundwater losses from the Colorado River basin appear massive enough to challenge long-term water supplies for the seven states including California and parts of Mexico that it serves, according to a new study released Thursday that used NASA satellites.

July 24, 2014 | | State


California removes lane splitting guidelines

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Highway Patrol has taken down safety guidelines for a sometimes criticized but legal driving maneuver in which motorcyclists pass stalled traffic by driving between lanes.

July 24, 2014 | | State


Two-way lead in Canadian Open

MONTREAL (AP) - Tim Petrovic and Michael Putnam shared the first-round lead in the Canadian Open on Thursday, shooting 6-under 64 in sunny, breezy afternoon conditions at rain-softened Royal Montreal.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


As inmate died, lawyers debated

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) - The nearly two-hour execution of a convicted murderer prompted a series of phone calls involving the governor's office, the prison director, lawyers and judges as the inmate gasped for more than 90 minutes.

July 24, 2014 | | Nation


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