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Disney unveils own ' Skylanders'-like franchise

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January 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


GPS bottles may combat pill bandits

NEW YORK (AP) - Police in New York City plan to combat the theft of painkillers and other highly addictive prescription medicines by asking pharmacies to hide fake pill bottles fitted with GPS devices amid the legitimate supplies on their shelves.

January 15, 2013 | | Nationwide


Obama agrees to use DC 'taxation' license plates

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's limousine will soon carry the District of Columbia's "Taxation Without Representation" license plate, a subtle, but some say important, protest over the city's lack of a voting member in Congress.

January 15, 2013 | | Nation


Obama proposing gun limits, faces tough obstacles in both Houses

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is launching the nation's most sweeping effort to curb gun violence in nearly two decades, urging a reluctant Congress to ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like those used in last month's massacre of 20 elementary school children in Newtown, Conn.

January 15, 2013 | | Nation


Risk to all ages: 100 kids die of flu every year

NEW YORK (AP) - How bad is this flu season, exactly? Look to the children.

January 15, 2013 | | Nation


2 killed, 1 injured college shooting

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Authorities say two people were shot and killed and a teen wounded in the parking lot of an eastern Kentucky community college.

January 15, 2013 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

OXYGEN HALTS CONTROVERSIAL 'BABIES' MAMAS' PROJECT: NEW YORK (AP) - Oxygen Media has pulled the plug on "All My Babies' Mamas," a reality special the network was developing about a musician who has fathered 11 children with 10 different mothers.

January 15, 2013 | | Nation


Woman who couldn't stop growing dies

LAS VEGAS (AP) - As a teenager growing up in Las Vegas, Tanya Angus strutted along fashion runways. She was 5 feet 8 inches tall.

January 15, 2013 | | Nation


Ex-teacher sues, says she fears young kids

CINCINNATI (AP) - A former high school teacher is accusing school district administrators of discriminating against her because of a rare phobia she says she has: a fear of young children.

January 15, 2013 | | Nation


Police say son hoped to resurrect father

DETROIT (AP) - A man who was arrested in the theft of his father's corpse from a Detroit cemetery stored the body in a freezer after a weekend funeral, hoping for it to be miraculously resurrected, police said Tuesday.

January 15, 2013 | | Nation


NY now requires ammo background check

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Jumping out ahead of Washington, New York state enacted the nation's toughest gun restrictions Tuesday and the first since the Connecticut school massacre, including an expanded assault-weapon ban and background checks for buying ammunition.

January 15, 2013 | | Nation


SJ State launches online courses for credit

SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose State University and a Silicon Valley company on Tuesday announced a partnership to offer affordable online classes for credit, an initiative backed by Gov. Jerry Brown to help California colleges reduce costs and expand student access.

January 15, 2013 | | State


State opens women's prison near Sacramento

FOLSOM (AP) - A Sacramento-area prison is reopening next week to house about 400 female inmates as part of a reorganization within the California prison system.

January 15, 2013 | | State


PG&E explosion lawsuits likely won't go to trial

REDWOOD CITY. (AP) - Lawsuits filed by survivors of the deadly San Bruno gas pipeline explosion likely won't go to trial.

January 15, 2013 | | State


Galt police officer killed during burglary response call

GALT (AP) - A police officer in the Sacramento County city of Galt was shot and killed Tuesday after responding to a report of a burglary, authorities said.

January 15, 2013 | | State


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Robert (Bob) W. Hammer

Robert (Bob) W. Hammer, 81, formerly of Indianapolis, Indiana, died in Manteca, California on December 12, 2014 after battling pancreatic cancer. He was born on October 25, 1933 in Hibbard, IN. The son of a Methodist minister and school teacher, they moved around and eventually settled in his father's hometown Sheridan, IN in 1942. He joined the Navy in 1953 and traveled around the world. Afterwards he attended the University of Indianapolis. He married his first wife, Sue Burton, in 1959 and had three children. After Sue died in 1999 after a long illness, he met the "love of ...

December 18, 2014 | | OBITS


Jason Christopher Franscella

Jason Franscella, 41, passed away on December 14th, in Kuna, Idaho. He was born in Manteca, CA, grew up and attended Ripon Elementary School and graduated from Ripon High in 1992, then enrolling at Delta College. After graduating from Delta College in 1994, he attended the University of New Mexico on a full ride baseball scholarship and graduated in 1997. After graduating from college, he came back to Ripon and married the love of his life.

December 18, 2014 | | OBITS


Tree contest provides non-profit with funds

You can get a peek at the latest in housing trends while casting a vote for your favorite decorated Christmas tree to benefit three Manteca non-profits.

December 17, 2014 | Bulletin staff reports | NEWS


District disputes trustee’s account

A statement from the Manteca Unified School District was received by the Manteca Bulletin on Wednesday regarding that day's page one story about Trustee Ashley Drain of Area 2 trying to help a student at Weston Ranch High School who was suspended for five days.

December 17, 2014 | Bulletin staff reports | NEWS


The Pump Fake

Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers had first-and-goal at Carolina, poised to break open that September game in the third quarter.

December 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


AP source: Romo close to $15M deal with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Free agent reliever Sergio Romo is closing in on a $15 million, two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Wednesday.

December 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Chattanooga women stun No. 7 Stanford

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Chelsey Shumpert scored a career-high 18 points, including five 3-pointers, as Chattanooga stunned No. 7 Stanford 54-46 Wednesday for its second home victory over a top-10 opponent this season.

December 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rose Bowl familiar setting for Seminoles

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Second-ranked and undefeated Florida State begins its postseason quest for a second consecutive national championship in the same stadium it won the title a year ago: The Rose Bowl.

December 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers release McDonald amid more legal trouble

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Citing a pattern of behavior and off-field issues, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke informed defensive lineman Ray McDonald that he was released Wednesday amid a sexual assault investigation by San Jose police.

December 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bolts’ Rivers doesn’t practice; expects to play vs. 49ers

AN DIEGO (AP) - Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers didn't practice Wednesday, although he participated in a morning walkthrough and said he expects to play Saturday night against the San Francisco 49ers.

December 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bay Bridge light sculpture to keep on shining

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The sponsors of an illuminated art project on the San Francisco-Bay Bridge that was supposed to stay up for only two years say they have found a way to keep the lights on.

December 17, 2014 | | State


Carjacking suspect arrested in ‘Hobbit’ screening in SoCal

NATIONAL CITY (AP) - Moviegoers watching "The Hobbit" in San Diego County were treated to a real-life drama after police chased down a carjacking suspect who'd dashed into the theater and arrested him at gunpoint.

December 17, 2014 | | State


14 charged in meningitis outbreak

BOSTON (AP) - Mold and bacteria were in the air and on workers' gloved fingertips. Pharmacists used expired ingredients, didn't properly sterilize them and failed to test drugs for purity before sending them to hospitals and pain clinics. Employees falsified logs to make it look as if the so-called clean rooms had been disinfected.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


Judge: Boy shouldn’t have been executed

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in the killings of two white girls in a segregated mill town, a judge threw out the conviction, saying the state committed a great injustice.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


US, Cuba patch torn relations

WASHINGTON (AP) - After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations - a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.

December 17, 2014 | | Nation


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