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Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

HARVEY, Ill. (AP) - About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a 20-hour standoff that police say began as a robbery attempt.

August 20, 2014 | | Nation


Bail slashed in case of slain trespasser

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A former school teacher charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed trespasser told police he had considered guarding the often-burglarized duplex in the past but was concerned he might shoot a child, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

August 20, 2014 | | Nation


‘Joe Biden defense’ firearm case charges

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A prosecutor says he'll dismiss a firearms charge against a man who contends he was following the advice of Vice President Joe Biden when he fired a shotgun in the air to chase off intruders.

August 20, 2014 | | Nation


It’s OK for greenies to kill Bambi

Look up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's...

August 20, 2014 | | Local Columns


What went wrong in Ferguson

The short answer is: everything.

August 20, 2014 | | Other Views




Gloomy night at Wrigley

CHICAGO (AP) - Anthony Rizzo slammed a two-run homer, Tsuyoshi Wada pitched five strong innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on Tuesday night in a game that was halted after 4 1/2 innings because of unplayable field conditions following rain at Wrigley Field.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dawson eager to straighten out kicks

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Phil Dawson converted 49 of his 50 pregame kicks, even a pair of 58-yard field goals going from each direction. That's about as accurate as San Francisco's veteran place kicker has been in recent years.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tricking out stadiums with Wi-Fi, LED

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Lining the brightly lit hallways of Populous, one of the leading architectural firms behind college sports, there are hundreds of scale models and graphic renderings of college football stadiums in various stages of renovation and construction.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bud Selig reiterates Athletics need a new ballpark

OAKLAND (AP) - Bud Selig will likely leave his tenure as baseball commissioner early next year with one unsettled situation that has him "frustrated."

August 19, 2014 | | Nation


Browns not ready to name starting QB

CLEVELAND (AP) - Browns coach Mike Pettine isn't quite ready to name his starting quarterback. Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel haven't convinced him they deserve the job.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Buckeyes’ Miller out for season

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes' national title hopes.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders still waiting for Hayden to get healthy

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Tuesday the team will decide by next week whether cornerback DJ Hayden is healthy enough to start the season on the active roster or if he will go on the physically unable to perform list.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Indians sign Atchison for next season

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Indians have signed veteran right-handed reliever Scott Atchison to a contract for next season.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pirates activate OF McCutchen off disabled list

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Andrew McCutchen's fractured rib is healed. The reigning National League MVP is hoping his return will have the same effect on the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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49ers LB NaVorro Bowman ready to earn his starting spot back

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Go ahead, make NaVorro Bowman compete to earn his starting spot back after a devastating Achilles injury.

May 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders receivers get chance to learn from Megatron

ALAMEDA (AP) - When Amari Cooper arrived at practice this week for the Oakland Raiders, he immediately was drawn to a special guest instructor.

May 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Irving’s 42, LeBron’s 34 pushes Cavs past Celtic

CLEVELAND (AP) - Kyrie Irving took over in the second half and finished with 42 points, LeBron James added 34 and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within ...

May 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Senators beat Penguins to force Game 7

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Craig Anderson and the Ottawa Senators bounced back nicely two days after a blowout loss put them on the brink of elimination.

May 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Lester pitches 4-hitter as Cubs beat Cueto, Giants

CHICAGO (AP) - Jon Lester pitched a four-hitter for Chicago's first complete game of the season, and the Cubs beat Johnny Cueto and the San ...

May 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Bour’s four hits helps Marlins hold off Athletics

OAKLAND - Justin Bour matched his career high with four hits including his fourth home run in five games to highlight Miami's best offensive game ...

May 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Comments about ‘drab, dull, dirty’ Manteca

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

May 23, 2017 | | NEWS


Answering the question posed by letter writer about Trump supporters

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

May 23, 2017 | | Letters


Blames Going Digital for lower teacher pay raises in MUSD

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

May 23, 2017 | | Letters


LeBron struggles, exchanges words with fan after loss

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James' frustrating night kept going after one of the worst playoff games of his splendid career.

May 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Nashville Predators reach 1st Stanley Cup Final

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Different players just keep stepping up for the Nashville Predators, and now their magical postseason run has an even bigger destination: the ...

May 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Indy 500 winners Dixon, Franchitti robbed

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - After winning the Indianapolis 500 pole, collecting a $100,000 check and doing the usual interview circuit, Scott Dixon tried to relax.

May 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Panik homers as Giants beat Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) - Joe Panik felt a little better the past couple days in St. Louis. He felt a lot better after his performance Monday night.

May 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cavs coach defends LeBron

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - LeBron James was nowhere to be seen, staying behind the scenes, keeping a low profile.

May 23, 2017 | | Pro Sports


NBA short on drama, but long on conspiracy theories

Did you know NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was so worried about the league's TV ratings that he rang up LeBron James and told him ...

May 23, 2017 | JIM LITKE | Sports Columns


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