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Lava on course to hit gas station, stores

HONOLULU (AP) - Lava from a volcano on Hawaii's Big Island is on course to reach a shopping center with a gas station and a supermarket in seven to 10 days, officials said Monday.

December 15, 2014 | | Nation


Donated rings fetch $21K for toys, gifts

BOSTON (AP) - Not even J.R.R. Tolkien could dream up rings as precious as these.

December 15, 2014 | | Nation


Powdered alcohol? Not so fast, lawmakers say

DENVER (AP) - Powdered alcohol hasn't even arrived in stores yet, but states already are moving to ban the product touted by its inventor as an easy way to mix a drink on the go.

December 15, 2014 | | Nation


Federal ruling a win for bullet train

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A federal agency that has jurisdiction over California's bullet train has ruled that it has the authority to pre-empt state environmental law, creating uncertainty for numerous groups fighting the project in court.

December 15, 2014 | | State


Undersea border dispute settled

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court waded into the Pacific Ocean to settle a long-running dispute Monday over where California ends and federal offshore lands begin.

December 15, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

TEEN TOLD POLICE HE SHOT DAD AFTER SKIPPING SCHOOL: HARRINGTON, Del. (AP) - Court records show that a Delaware teenager told police he killed his father with a crossbow because he had skipped school and feared his dad would be angry.

December 15, 2014 | | Nation


Officer on leave after threatening tweets

SAN JOSE (AP) - A Northern California police department put one of its officers on leave Monday and is investigating threatening comments from his Twitter account about demonstrators who have participated in protests over the recent deaths of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri and New York.

December 15, 2014 | | State


River diverted near Carmel to allow for dam removal

CARMEL VALLEY (AP) - The largest dam removal project in California history hit an important milestone last week with the successful diversion of the Carmel River into a man-made river bed, an engineering feat that experts said was the first of its kind.

December 15, 2014 | | State


California gets funds for earthquake warning system

PASADENA (AP) - California has received a spurt of federal funding to expand an earthquake warning system intended to provide enough time for trains to brake, utilities and factories to shut off gas lines, and people to dive under a table until the shaking stops.

December 15, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• CITY ASKS PG&E TO RELEASE EMAILS: SAN BRUNO (AP) - A Northern California city is asking the state to force Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to release tens of thousands of emails between the state's largest utility and state regulators.

December 15, 2014 | | State


WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

NEW YORK (AP) - The price of oil has fallen by nearly half in just six months, a surprising and steep plunge that has consumers cheering, producers howling and economists wringing their hands over whether this is a good or bad thing.

December 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Protesters block roads by Oakland police building

OAKLAND (AP) - Demonstrators blocked streets around Oakland police headquarters and chained shut four of the building's doors Monday to protest recent grand jury decisions not to indict white officers who killed unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York.

December 15, 2014 | | State


Russia raises key rate to its protect ailing economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bank of Russia has raised its key interest rate to 17 percent from 10.5 percent in a desperate move to boost its currency and rescue its troubled economy.

December 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Atari’s ‘E.T.’ game joins Smithsonian collection

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - One of the "E.T." Atari game cartridges unearthed this year from a heap of garbage buried deep in the New Mexico desert has been added to the video game history collection at the Smithsonian.

December 15, 2014 | | State


They want us to shed tears for money that big oil is losing

It isn't unusual for a typical commuter from the Northern San Joaquin Valley to the Silicon Valley to travel 700 miles a week.

December 15, 2014 | | Local Columns


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James Frank Nunes

James Frank Nunes, a theater arts teacher in the Galt Unified High School District of Galt, CA died unexpectedly on October 12, 2017 at the ...

October 17, 2017 | | OBITS


Happy Pet Owners is a worthy cause to support

There are, if you will, the "cat ladies" of Manteca-Lathrop.

October 17, 2017 | | Local Columns


LeBron vs. Kyrie the latest entry in NBA rivalries

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James loves rivalries. Ohio State-Michigan. North Carolina-Duke. Cowboys-Redskins. Those are some of the favorite matchups he's cited over the years, ones ...

October 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Woods cleared for golf activities with no restrictions

Tiger Woods is swinging a driver without pain, and his agent says doctors have cleared him to practice without limitations.

October 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Cavs, Warriors gear up to begin championship quests again

OAKLAND (AP) - Minutes after LeBron James lost the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors four months ago, he vowed to return to the gym ...

October 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


NFL still riding high, despite issues

The narratives themselves are easy enough to craft. Anyone searching for signs the NFL is in trouble doesn't need to look far to document ...

October 17, 2017 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Finally! Titans end 11-game skid to Colts with 36-22 win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Marcus Mariota shuffled around the pocket, carefully protecting a strained left hamstring that already cost him one game this season.

October 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Goodell, union, players to meet on social issues and anthem

NEW YORK (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, owners of each team, representatives of the players' union and players themselves will meet Tuesday to discuss ways ...

October 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Arik Armstead to have surgery on broken hand

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Defensive lineman Arik Armstead broke his hand during the 49ers' loss in Washington and will need surgery, coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday.

October 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Judge, Sabathia help Yankees beat Astros

NEW YORK (AP) - Back in the Bronx, the big guys delivered.

October 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cubs’ Maddon stands by not using Davis, questions criticism

CHICAGO (AP) - Cubs manager Joe Maddon stood by his decision not to use All-Star closer Wade Davis in Chicago's loss to the Los Angeles ...

October 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


NaVorro Bowman signs 1-year deal with Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - NaVorro Bowman will make a short move following his release last week from the San Francisco 49ers, signing a $3 million, one-year contract ...

October 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Charles Scott Whipple

Charles Scott Whipple died on September 30, 2017 in an automobile accident while vacationing in Maui, Hawaii.

October 16, 2017 | | OBITS


Mary Helen Tompkins

Mary Helen Tompkins (Beech), 68 years old, of Pueblo, Colorado passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017.

October 16, 2017 | | OBITS


Federer beats Nadal to win Shanghai title

SHANGHAI (AP) - Roger Federer extended his winning streak over Rafael Nadal this year to four matches after beating the top-ranked Spaniard 6-4, 6-3 to win ...

October 15, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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