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Sergeant in Saudi military accused of raping boy under 14 at Las Vegas hotel

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A sergeant in Saudi Arabia's air force was jailed in Las Vegas on charges that he pulled a boy into a hotel room and sexually assaulted him the morning of Sin City's big New Year's Eve fireworks extravaganza.

January 05, 2013 | | Nation


Group wants man’s eye blinks barred as murder testimony

CINCINNATI (AP) - The national Innocence Project is backing a murder suspect's efforts to exclude from his trial a videotape of a dying man's eye blinks, which prosecutors say identify him as the gunman.

January 05, 2013 | | Nation


Mexico’s ‘grand warlock’ makes 2013 predictions

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Antonio Vazquez is a cherubic 72-year-old with twinkling eyes, a long white beard and a knack for predicting things that don't actually happen.

January 05, 2013 | | World


State news briefs

• SF PARKING METERS TO CHARGE ON SUNDAYS: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco residents and visitors will be hit with a surprise this weekend: starting Sunday, they will need to feed the meter to park in metered spots.

January 05, 2013 | | State


Manteca has wonderful variety of good restaurants

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

January 04, 2013 | | Letters


One cheer for the cliff deal

One cheer out of a potential three is all anyone can logically give the fiscal-cliff deal. On the day after the bargain was clinched, the stock market gave a 300-point cheer. So be it.

January 04, 2013 | By LAWRENCE KUDLOW Host of CNBC’s Kudlow & Company | Other Views


Getting dirty getting bin Laden

During George W. Bush's presidency, it was a matter of liberal faith that the use of enhanced interrogation techniques on al-Qaida members "undermine our moral authority and do not make us safer," as Barack Obama once put it. According to Obama, "enhanced interrogation techniques" are wrong, and - no matter what common sense tells you - they never work. Asking nicely works best with terrorists.

January 04, 2013 | By DEBRA SAUNDERS National Columnist | Other Views


49ers preparing to face Packers in 2nd round

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers are preparing for next week's division-round playoff game as if they already know their opponent.

January 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Andy Reid agrees to 5-year deal to lead Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Andy Reid pulled up to Arrowhead Stadium in a black SUV on Friday, stepped out of it wearing a dark suit and red tie, and walked briskly toward the doors of the Kansas City Chiefs' home.

January 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


AP Source: Browns close to deal with Kelly

CLEVELAND (AP) - Chip Kelly is closer to taking his fast-paced offense to the NFL.

January 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Gain pushes S&P 500 to 5-year high

NEW YORK (AP) - The Standard & Poor's 500 closed at its highest level in five years Friday after a report showed that hiring held up in December, giving stocks an early lift.

January 04, 2013 | | Nationwide


Target ads puts food in spotlight

NEW YORK (AP) - Is Target's grocery aisle ready for its close up?

January 04, 2013 | | Nationwide


Bluefin tuna sells for record $1.76M in Tokyo

TOKYO (AP) - A bluefin tuna sold for a record $1.76 million at a Tokyo auction Saturday, nearly three times the previous high set last year.

January 04, 2013 | | Nationwide


Caribbean storm: Rex Ryan has Mark Sanchez tattoo

NEW YORK (AP) - With the ink not even dry on the New York Jets' dreadful season, Rex Ryan fled to the Bahamas only to be photographed lounging poolside at a resort hotel, book in hand, with an interesting tattoo gracing his right biceps.

January 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


'McDreamy' says he beat Starbucks for coffee chain

SEATTLE (AP) - "Grey's Anatomy" star Patrick Dempsey may be the real "McSteamy."

January 04, 2013 | | Nationwide


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DEFYING THE ODDS

It is nothing short of a miracle that 19-year-old Tyler Murphy

November 21, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


California home sales increase by 1.4 percent

SAN DIEGO (AP) - California home sales continue to climb - with the October sales tally reaching the highest it has been for that month in two years, a research firm said Thursday.

November 21, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


Home sales rise in October

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans bought homes in October at the briskest pace this year, a sign that the sluggish housing market is turning around.

November 21, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


Beauty of wood turns homes into architectural masterpieces

Ever since humans stopped dwelling in caves and started living in huts made of tree branches, wood has been an indispensible structural and decorative residential material. Man's house-building relationship with wood - historically, culturally and experientially - is deep, long and universal. In part that's because wood is abundant, economical, durable and flexible. But our enduring love affair with wood is also due to the fact that, like us, each piece of timber is unique - its color, texture and grain are as individual as a human personality, so we keep discovering new aspects of its beauty and versatility to delight ...

November 21, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


Cypress adds a signature style to the look of a home

To satisfy homeowners seeking to add a signature style to their indoor living spaces, more and more design professionals and builders are going back to basics and rediscovering the versatility, durability and good looks of cypress.

November 21, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


Home improvements that give most bang for your buck

Prioritizing a home-improvement wish list is never easy. Do you put design and aesthetics ahead of functionality? Or do you choose comfort and convenience over energy efficiency and cost savings?

November 21, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


Home starts drop 2.8% in October

WASHINGTON (AP) - Construction of new homes fell slightly in October after a big surge in the previous month, but the weakness was largely driven by the volatile apartment sector.

November 21, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


30-year mortgage rates drop to 3.99%

WASHINGTON (AP) - Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates continued to tick down this week, remaining close to yearlong lows.

November 21, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


Federal agency yet to act on controversial insurance used by banks

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Housing Finance Agency has yet to deliver on changes to a controversial type of homeowner's insurance even as its director told the Senate Banking Committee on Wednesday that it's making progress.

November 21, 2014 | | HOME SCENE


Robert “Bob” Mack

Robert "Bob" Mack entered into rest on November 16, 2014 in Manteca, CA. He was born on July 12, 1929 in Kranzburg, Codington Co South Dakota. He joins his parents Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Mack in heaven as well as his siblings Mary Ann Friske, Ralph Mack, Francis Mack, Al Mack, Phil Mack, Anthony Mack. He was a loving father to the children of his wife Dorthy Mack. Her children, now deceased, and waiting for him in heaven are Alan Dale Janke, Mark Lee Janke, and Pamela Janke. grandson, Mark Lee Janke, Jr.

November 21, 2014 | | OBITS


Elden "Red" Nutt, Ripon Vice Mayor, passed away

Elden "Red" Nutt was Vice Mayor of the Ripon City Council, in line to become Mayor. He passed away Friday morning. Nutt, who was a retired police chief, has served on the council since 2006, and was appointed mayor twice during that stint. Prior to that, he was on the Ripon Planning Commission for two years. Nutt was the only incumbent to be re-elected during the 2012 campaign. He worked on the Ripon police force from 1964 to 1990. Nutt was also a member and past Commander of American Legion Post 190, past director and president of the Ripon Chamber ...

November 21, 2014 | | Ripon News


Linda Kay Linch

Linda Kay Linch, 71, entered into rest on November 18th, 2014 in Manteca, California. She was born on December 31, 1942 in Idaho. She joins her parents, Basil and Imagene Ridgeway in heaven.

November 21, 2014 | | OBITS


Ripon VFW Ladies Auxiliary needs donations veterans gifts

A group of 70 Girl Scouts in the area will be at the American Legion Hall in Ripon on Saturday putting together blankets, stockings and other gift items to be given to all veterans at the Livermore Veterans Hospital for Christmas. The event is under the supervision of the members of the Ripon VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

November 21, 2014 | | Ripon News


What if we’re judged by how we treat animals?

I still feel guilty.

November 21, 2014 | By PHILIP BOOKMAN Special to the Bulletin | Local Columns


America’s rogue president

Asserting a legal and constitutional authority he himself said he did not have, President Obama is going rogue, issuing an executive amnesty to 4 to 5 million illegal aliens.

November 21, 2014 | By Pat Buchanan Founder and editor of the American Conservative | Other Views


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