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Old phone unveiled 100 years after first coast-to-coast call

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In true San Francisco irony, smartphones were used Thursday to snap pictures of a historic phone that was used to make the first coast-to-coast phone call 100 years ago.

January 22, 2015 | | State


Yosemite climber says he hopes historic feat inspires others

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Kevin Jorgeson's hands still bear souvenirs from the historic climb Dawn Wall of El Capitan he completed with his partner last week. The scabs on his fingertips are so thick that track pads on computers and phones don't register his touch.

January 22, 2015 | | State


Authorities charge inmate with two 1976 ‘Gypsy Hill’ murders

REDWOOD CITY (AP) - Northern California prosecutors on Thursday charged an Oregon prison inmate with two counts of murder in the serial killings of six young women that terrified the region nearly 40 years ago.

January 22, 2015 | | State


Beautician to stars cleared of murder plot

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A skin-care specialist to the stars was acquitted Thursday of charges that she plotted to murder a rival beautician she mistakenly blamed for stalking her.

January 22, 2015 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

8 ARRESTED AS SAN JOSE POLICE SHUT DOWN HOME-BASED CASINO: SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose police say eight people have been arrested after officers broke up a home-based casino with roughly 15 video gambling machines.

January 22, 2015 | | State


Woman, 84, killed in Tulare County by hit-run driver

VISALIA (AP) - Authorities in Tulare County are search for a hit-and-run driver who killed an 84-year-old woman.

January 22, 2015 | | State


Powerful Saudi Arabia King Abdullah, 90, dies

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who fought against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom, including by nudging open greater opportunities for women, has died. He was 90.

January 22, 2015 | | Nation


Seth Rogen responds to ‘American Sniper’ comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Seth Rogen responded to the outrage incited by a series of tweets he wrote regarding the film "American Sniper" in a statement issued exclusively to the Associated Press on Thursday, saying it wasn't his intent to offend anyone or to say anything with political implications.

January 22, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Complaint for refusing anti-gay message on cake

DENVER (AP) - A dispute over a cake in Colorado raises a new question about gay rights and religious freedom: If bakers can be fined for refusing to serve married gay couples, can they also be punished for declining to make a cake with anti-gay statements?

January 22, 2015 | | Nation


Twins, 9, left mostly alone for months, parents abroad

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Twin 9-year-old boys were left mostly alone in their New Hampshire apartment for four months after their parents took three siblings to Nigeria and left an uncle to care for them, authorities said Thursday.

January 22, 2015 | | Nation


MLK estate drops licensing lawsuit

ATLANTA (AP) - With the dismissal of one of two lawsuits that effectively pitted them against each other, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s children took a step Thursday toward resolving the issues that have divided them in recent years.

January 22, 2015 | | Nation


Romney, Jeb Bush moving toward clash

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Mitt Romney launched his last campaign for president at a New Hampshire farm, relied upon a New Hampshire victory to fuel his strategy to win the nomination and even posed the photos of his last family Christmas card on the shores of a New Hampshire lake where he still owns a home.

January 22, 2015 | | Nation


Four bears die of chocolate overdoses; expert proposes ban

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's bear expert is proposing to eliminate the use of chocolate as bait after four bears were found dead at one trapping site due to a chocolate overdose.

January 22, 2015 | | Nation


Powerful NY state politician arrested on bribery charges

NEW YORK (AP) - Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who bent state government to his will for more than 20 years as one of New York's most powerful and canny politicians, was arrested Thursday on charges of taking nearly $4 million in payoffs and kickbacks.

January 22, 2015 | | Nation


Starbucks’ 1Q profits soar on strong traffic

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks Corp.'s fiscal first-quarter earnings soared 82 percent as the coffee chain attracted more customers around the globe who snapped up an expanded offering of food and drinks over the holidays.

January 22, 2015 | | Nationwide


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Tyler Anthony Silva

Tyler Anthony Silva, 21, passed on December 3, 2017 at Muir Beach in Marin County. He was born on December 13, 1995 in Manteca and ...

December 13, 2017 | | OBITS


East Union falls to Gregori despite Sena’s 31 points

MODESTO - A career night from Drew Sena was not enough for East Union on Tuesday, as Gregori took over in the second half en route ...

December 13, 2017 | | High School Sports


Anderson scores 60 to lead Davis past Sierra

MODESTO - It took a record night from Lea Anderson for Grace Davis to ward off a valiant effort from Sierra on Tuesday.

December 13, 2017 | | High School Sports


Lathrop edges West for program’s 1st 3-0 start

LATHROP -Jose Montes isn't concerned about his team's record, but it just so happens to be a good one in the early going ...

December 13, 2017 | | High School Sports


Silva’s hat trick anchors comeback tie for Ranch

STOCKTON - It was a tale of two halves, and Weston Ranch coach Francisco Cisneros was satisfied with the result - a wild 4-4 come-from-behind stalemate with ...

December 13, 2017 | | High School Sports


Randolph, Hill lead Kings to win over Suns

SACRAMENTO (AP) - From the moment he signed with the Kings last offseason, Zach Randolph fully embraced his role as a veteran mentor in the locker ...

December 12, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Glow is gone for Derek Jeter as Marlins CEO after 2 months

MIAMI (AP) - Reacting to the Giancarlo Stanton trade, a Miami Marlins supporter who is a priest suggested in church that fans boycott the team's ...

December 12, 2017 | | Pro Sports


NFL Network suspends analysts over sexual misconduct suit

NEW YORK (AP) - Hall of Fame player Marshall Faulk and two other NFL Network analysts were suspended after a woman who worked as a wardrobe ...

December 12, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Lightning blank Blues 3-0 in matchup of NHL’s top 2 teams

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point scored, Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 32 shots and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the St. Louis Blues 3-0 ...

December 12, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Porzingis, Beasley lead Knicks past Lakers

NEW YORK (AP) - Kristaps Porzingis had 37 points and 11 rebounds, Michael Beasley made the biggest plays in overtime, and the New York Knicks beat ...

December 12, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sessions: Terror attacks show immigration a security issue

BALTIMORE (AP) - A botched suicide mission on the New York City subway system showed in the "starkest terms" that the failures of the U.S ...

December 12, 2017 | | Nation


Trump says senator ‘would do anything’ for campaign cash

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pushing into the sexual harassment debate, President Donald Trump laced into Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday, tweeting that the New York Democrat had ...

December 12, 2017 | | Nation


FBI agent removed from probe called Trump an ‘idiot’

WASHINGTON (AP) - An FBI agent removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team over politically charged text messages referred to Donald Trump, then the ...

December 12, 2017 | | Nation


Jones wins in stunning Alabama senate upset

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an ...

December 12, 2017 | | Nation


Some of Facebook’s early friends now its sharpest critics

MENLO PARK (AP) - Some of Facebook's former friends are starting to express some serious doubts about the social network they helped create.

December 12, 2017 | | Nation


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