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Thought he killed goblin, not brother

LOGAN, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa teenager testified that when he killed his 5-year-old foster brother, he was in a fantasy world and thought he was killing a goblin.

November 06, 2014 | | Nation


Beef or Chicken? Beef prices hit fast-food chains

NEW YORK (AP) - Rising beef prices might not mean the cost of a Whopper is going to skyrocket, but it could mean you'll be encouraged to order a chicken sandwich instead.

November 06, 2014 | | Nation


Microsoft gives away Office apps for iPhone, iPad

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft is offering free upgraded versions of its Office software for iPhones and iPads, as the software giant further embraces the so-called "freemium" strategy favored by many newer companies seeking success online.

November 06, 2014 | | Nation


Amazon introduces voice-recognition

NEW YORK (AP) - Siri, meet Alexa.

November 06, 2014 | | Nation


Zynga meets 3Q profit forecasts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Zynga Inc. on Thursday reported a wider third-quarter loss, weighed down by higher expenses and lower revenue from its online games.

November 06, 2014 | | Nation


President Obama’s dumb war

If Barack Obama owes his presidency to one thing, it was the good sense he had back in 2002 to call the Iraq War what it was: "dumb."

November 06, 2014 | By PETER CERTO Editor of Foreign Policy in Focus | Other Views


U-turn at America’s ballot boxes

Tuesday was a beauteous night. Republicans won the Senate handily, picked up 14 House seats and won gubernatorial races in Massachusetts, Maryland and Illinois. Good times.

November 06, 2014 | By Debra Saunders National columnist | Other Views


Columbia State Park lamplight tours

COLUMBIA - Columbia State Historic Park's annual Lamplight Tours are set for Friday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 6.

November 06, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


49ers running back Marcus Lattimore to retire

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Running back Marcus Lattimore never played an NFL snap because of two serious knee injuries while he was in college, and he has decided his knees might not hold up through the rigors of a 16-game season.

November 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A fun Battle of Ohio this time

Too often, the so-called Battle of Ohio has been about as tasty as week-old Skyline Chili.

November 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors crush Clippers to remain unbeaten

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry had 28 points and seven assists, Draymond Green scored a career-high 24 points and the Golden State Warriors remained unbeaten with their most impressive performance yet, crushing the Los Angeles Clippers 121-104 on Wednesday night.

November 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Manning and Woodson still a good matchup

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Only three players drafted in 1998 are still in the NFL, and two of them - Peyton Manning and Charles Woodson - meet this weekend when the Denver Broncos visit the winless Oakland Raiders.

November 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Staley says offensive line struggles costly

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers left tackle Joe Staley insists his strong comments after Sunday's loss to the Rams were not intended to question the coaching staff but rather point out how poorly the offensive line performed.

November 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tavares’ OT goal for Isles beats ailing Ducks 3-2

ANAHEIM (AP) - John Tavares scored his second goal on a power play 2:18 into overtime, and the New York Islanders snapped their three-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the injury-depleted Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.

November 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings beat Nuggets for 4th straight win

SACRAMENTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 30 points and 11 rebounds, Rudy Gay scored 29 and the Sacramento Kings beat the Denver Nuggets 131-109 Wednesday night to extend their best start in more than a decade.

November 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Amick places 6th, EU runner-up in VOL tournament

OAKDALE - East Union's Melinda Amick continued her late-season surge Tuesday in the Valley Oak League Championships, leading the Lancers to a second-place finish at ...

October 18, 2017 | | High School Sports


Moreno shines under the lights for Lancers

The final set to decide a victor had to be played under the lights of Manteca Regional Tennis Center.

October 18, 2017 | | High School Sports


Judge HR sparks NY, Yanks beat Astros to even ALCS at 2

NEW YORK (AP) - With a soaring shot headed for Monument Park, Aaron Judge got New York back on course for another memorable October.

October 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers close in on World Series with 6-1 win over Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) - Yu Darvish pitched sparkling ball into the seventh inning, Chris Taylor homered again and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 ...

October 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Hayward suffers gruesome injury, Celtics lose opener

CLEVELAND (AP) - Gordon Hayward's face was etched in pain and shock.

October 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders’ inability to go deep leads to struggles for offense

ALAMEDA (AP) - With a strong-armed quarterback, one of the best pass-blocking offensive lines and a pair of talented receivers on the outside, the Oakland Raiders ...

October 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cowboys’ Elliott gets another reprieve, will play vs 49ers

NEW YORK (AP) - Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott was granted another legal reprieve Tuesday night in the running back's fight to avoid a six-game ...

October 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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


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