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Drug tests for public housing challenged

CHICAGO (AP) - A policy forcing residents in Chicago's public housing developments to submit to annual drug tests violates privacy and other constitutional rights, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Thursday that seeks a court order halting the practice, which critics say is rare nationally.

August 15, 2013 | | Nation


Changes proposed for Twin Tunnels

STOCKTON (AP) - California water officials are proposing changes to a multibillion-dollar plan for two water diversion tunnels for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, according to documents released Thursday.

August 15, 2013 | | State


LA judge OKs $30 million settlement

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge approved settlements of lawsuits that claimed dozens of students were molested by former teachers at Miramonte Elementary School and the Los Angeles Unified School District has made the first of what may total $30 million in payouts.

August 15, 2013 | | State


Richmond mayor demands bank drop foreclosure lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The mayor of a financially struggling Northern California city and several supporters showed up unannounced Thursday at Wells Fargo Bank's downtown headquarters to demand it drop a lawsuit fighting a novel plan to refinance hundreds of "underwater" mortgages.

August 15, 2013 | | State


Bay Bridge open around Labor Day

OAKLAND (AP) - Despite broken earthquake-safety bolts that threatened months of delays, California transportation officials approved a plan on Thursday to open the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge around the Labor Day weekend as originally planned.

August 15, 2013 | | State


'That '70s Show' actress Lisa Robin Kelly dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "That '70s Show" actress Lisa Robin Kelly has died at age 43.

August 15, 2013 | | State


Bill outlaws problem of 'revenge porn'

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Senate has approved a bill outlawing so-called "revenge porn," which lawmakers say is an increasing problem on the Internet.

August 15, 2013 | | State


Warrants fuel questions in teen's disappearance; deaths in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The California man who abducted a teenage family friend and tortured her mother and 8-year-old brother before killing them exchanged more than a dozen calls with the 16-year-old girl in the hours before the slaying.

August 15, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

SF WAX MUSEUM CLOSING DOORS: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco tourist attraction that drew some 12 million is shutting its doors.

August 15, 2013 | | State




Panel launches probe into offshore California fracking

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California regulators have launched an investigation into offshore hydraulic fracturing after revelations that the practice had quietly occurred off the coast for the past two decades.

August 15, 2013 | | State


California bill on sex abuse lawsuits stalls

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California bill that would give some sex abuse victims more time to sue failed to gain enough support to make it out of a key Assembly committee in Sacramento.

August 15, 2013 | | State


Shark fin ban argued in federal court

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Obama administration is supporting Chinese-American business organizations in their effort to block enforcement of California's ban on shark fin soup.

August 15, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

SUPER SCOOPERS ARRIVE IN LA FOR FIRE SEASON: LOS ANGELES (AP) - Canadian aircraft that can dump thousands of gallons of water on wildfires have arrived in Southern California as the region faces a brutal fire season.

August 15, 2013 | | State


Aaron T. Morris

Aaron was a lifetime resident of Manteca, graduating from Manteca High School in 1997, who loved to fish, and was a devoted Jehovah Witness. He was a great son, brother, uncle and he will be missed but never forgotten.

August 15, 2013 | | OBITS


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Dez Bryant tangles with teammate in Cowboys camp

OXNARD (AP) - Dez Bryant kept going after Dallas cornerback Tyler Patmon in a heated training camp skirmish that didn't end until quarterback Tony Romo ...

August 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


No. 6 seed Petkovic advances at Bank of the West

STANFORD (AP) - Sixth-seeded Andrea Petkovic got her body realigned and returned to form to beat fellow German Carina Witthoeft in a first-round match of the ...

August 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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August 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Beltre has 3rd career cycle for Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Adrian Beltre had his third career cycle Monday night, becoming the first major league player since the 1930s to accomplish that feat.

August 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Use of batboys and girls suspended after 9-year-old’s death

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The National Baseball Congress suspended using batboys and girls during its World Series games in Kansas following the death of a ...

August 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Adam Jones, Caleb Joseph homer as Orioles beat Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) - Chris Davis hit a three-run shot in the first inning for his 27th homer to back rookie Tyler Wilson's impressive spot start ...

August 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Quinton Dial a big part of 49ers DL?

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Quinton Dial is running with the first-team defense for the San Francisco 49ers, who are looking to once again turn a young ...

August 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sjostrom and Hosszu set world marks

KAZAN, Russia (AP) - The women are getting it done at the world swimming championships.

August 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


McKenzie optimistic about Raiders

NAPA (AP) - Reggie McKenzie knew it would take some time to build the Oakland Raiders the way he wanted to after being hired as general ...

August 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tim Brown ready for Hall induction

OAKLAND (AP) - Perhaps more than any other position in football, wide receivers are forced to depend on teammates for success.

August 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ex-broadcaster sues Fox Sports over firing

DALLAS (AP) - Former college football television analyst Craig James on Monday filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against Fox Sports that contends he was fired because ...

August 03, 2015 | | Nation


SUVs, help drive strong sales

DETROIT (AP) - More Americans are buying cars that say "look at me."

August 03, 2015 | | Nation


Kraft recalls cheese slices: Choking risk

NEW YORK (AP) - The Kraft Heinz Co. is voluntarily recalling about 36,000 cases of Kraft Singles cheese products because some of the packaging film ...

August 03, 2015 | | Nation


Misery deepens for those in Puerto Rico who can’t leave

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Most tables are empty at Walter Martin's coffee shop in San Juan's colonial district. His brow is furrowed ...

August 03, 2015 | | Nation


Manteca trio earn top honors

Manteca continued its winning tradition at the annual California State Youth Accolades Scholarship Competition.

August 03, 2015 | By SHIM LACY-WATSON & TAYLOR STAMPER | NEWS


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