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Officer shot dead trying to stop robbery

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia police officer was shot in the head and killed after he and his partner exchanged gunfire with two suspects trying to rob a video game store, city officials said Thursday.

March 05, 2015 | | Nation


Guilty plea in arson that killed her son

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A Missouri woman who authorities said schemed with her ex-husband to defraud hundreds of thousands of dollars from insurers with house fires pleaded guilty Thursday for her role in a 2001 blaze that killed the couple's 15-year-old son.

March 05, 2015 | | Nation


Spurs return to their court, beat Kings

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs are back home and beginning to show signs of returning to their old form.

March 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Posey has 2-run double in Giants’ loss to A’s

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Buster Posey got off to a strong start as he doubled in two runs and walked in his first appearance of the spring.

March 05, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Nincompoop caucus sets a record

The GOP-led House of Representatives has already achieved a historic legislative record.

March 05, 2015 | By JIM HIGHTOWER Political columnist | Other Views


Dog Days at Bas Pro Shops

For the first time ever, Bass Pro Shops is hosting Dog Days Family Event, which includes free seminars and activities for pets and owners.

March 05, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Guitarraganza features six concerts at Modesto locales

MODESTO – The Music Departments of Modesto Junior College, San Joaquin Delta College, University of the Pacific and Sacramento State University present the Guitarraganza 2015 – Guitar Festival with six concerts scheduled from March 12 through March 15, including two performances by the critically acclaimed Texas Guitar Quartet.

March 05, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


MJC Theater presents ‘Romeo and Juliet’

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Theater Department will stage William Shakespeare's tragic love story "Romeo and Juliet" on March 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28 at 7:30 p.m. and March 29 at 2 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus, 435 College Avenue, Modesto.

March 05, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Ethanol: GOP-supported rip-off

Can someone explain why the "party of limited government" continues, with a straight face, to support ethanol? Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa says about the heavily subsided product, "Everything about ethanol is good, good, good."

March 05, 2015 | By Larry Elder Author | Other Views


SIZE DOES MATTER

NEW YORK (AP) - There was a time you could count on phones getting larger each year. Samsung's runaway success with the big-screen smartphone even spurred Apple to release a supersized model last fall. But if phones get any bigger will they be too hard to use?

March 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


Facebook & NBA: ‘Lean in’ for women

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry and some of the basketball league's other top players to convince more men to join the fight for women's rights at home and at work.

March 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


Valuable tax credits for filers

Tax credits are a powerful way to lower your federal income tax bill. Why? Because a tax credit reduces your taxes dollar for dollar. A tax deduction, on the other hand, reduces your taxable income, so your benefit is determined by your tax bracket. For example, a deduction of $1,000 will lower your tax bill by $280 if you are in the 28% bracket. A $1,000 credit will lower your tax bill by $1,000. Here's an overview of selected credits.

March 04, 2015 | By Tom Vermeulen Certified Public Accountant Vermeulen & Co. | Local Business


Uber heads in new mapping direction

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Uber Technologies is buying digital mapping specialist deCarta in a deal that may help the rapidly growing ride-hailing service lessen its dependence on navigation services from Google and Apple, an imposing pair of potential rivals.

March 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


McDonald’s chicken drops human antibiotics

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's says it plans to require chicken suppliers to stop using antibiotics important to human medicine within two years.

March 04, 2015 | | Nationwide


8-year-old boy killed while crawling through space in gate

LAS VEGAS (AP) - An 8-year-old boy apparently crawling through a space in an automatic gate died after being struck by the metal arm that opens the entryway to the suburban Las Vegas housing community where he lived, authorities said.

March 04, 2015 | | Nation


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Bogdanovic scores 30, Pacers rally past Cavs

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Bojan Bogdanovic scored 30 points, leading the Indiana Pacers back from a 17-point halftime deficit for a 92-90 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

April 21, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Jimmie Johnson has long career ahead to sell to sponsors

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson has a reputation as a bland and boring NASCAR champion, a guy who loves his ice cream the same ...

April 21, 2018 | | Pro Sports


American millennial drivers running up front

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Graham Rahal loves what sees at the top of the IndyCar series standings so far this season.

April 21, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Flyers beat Penguins, force Game 6

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Sean Couturier's long shot from the point got past Matt Murray with 1:17 left and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Pittsburgh ...

April 21, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Once long shot, expansion Vegas best bet in playoffs

LAS VEGAS (AP) - As an expansion team, the Vegas Golden Knights have defied all sorts of odds.

April 21, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Borland helps those in retirement

NEW YORK (AP) - Chris Borland knows firsthand all about the challenges of early retirement, having stepped away from a promising football career after one year ...

April 21, 2018 | | Pro Sports


McCutchen hits 3-run homer in SF win

ANAHEIM (AP) - Andrew McCutchen hit a towering, three-run homer, Mac Williamson hit a two-run homer in his first big league game this season and Nick ...

April 21, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Moreland’s slam, Red Sox beat Oakland A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Mitch Moreland hit a grand slam, Jackie Bradley Jr. added a three-run homer and the streaking Boston Red Sox won their eighth in ...

April 21, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Curry cleared for modified practice

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has been cleared to take part in modified practices but will be out at least one more ...

April 21, 2018 | | Pro Sports


Franco scores winning run, San Jose beats Modesto Nuts

SAN JOSE (AP) -- Bryce Johnson was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded with two outs in the ninth inning, giving the San Jose ...

April 21, 2018 | | SPORTS


Merrell hits walk-off single in 10th, Ports beats Visalia

STOCKTON (AP) -- Kevin Merrell hit a walk-off single in the 10th inning, as the Stockton Ports beat the Visalia Rawhide 3-2 on Friday.

April 20, 2018 | | SPORTS


Creative middle name for 14th son

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan couple had a little bit of fun naming their 14th son.

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Officials: Toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears

PHOENIX (AP) - U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Students occupy Arizona buildings to protest guns

PHOENIX (AP) - High school students occupied the House and Senate lobbies and the governor's office at the state Capitol Friday in the latest protest ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


Democrats shy from Steyer’s impeachment of Trump push

ATLANTA (AP) - Tom Steyer is on a multimillion-dollar mission to impeach Donald Trump, but Democrats whose campaigns the California billionaire is helping bankroll aren't ...

April 20, 2018 | | Nation


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