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Railroads expect to hire 11,000 this year

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - America's major freight railroads expect to hire 11,000 people and invest $13 billion in their rail networks and equipment this year.

February 06, 2013 | | Nationwide


Visa's fiscal 1Q net income jumps 25%

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Shoppers hit stores for the holidays in the final months of 2012 and it seems many of them were armed with credit and debit cards using the Visa network.

February 06, 2013 | | Nationwide


Internet cat stars scratch the surface for fame

NEW YORK (AP) - They frolic in empty boxes and stick their heads under faucet streams of water. They dance on tippy toes and fly through the air with Pop-Tarts. They play piano wearing little frocks and get tickled to distraction to the delight of millions on YouTube.

February 06, 2013 | | Nation


Obama picks outdoor retail exec to lead Interior

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's choice for interior secretary is a lifelong outdoors enthusiast who likes to bike, ski and climb mountains.

February 06, 2013 | | Nation


Christie to ex-White House doc: 'Shut up' about worrying he’ll die due to weight

SEA GIRT, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie lashed out Wednesday at a former White House doctor who said she worries about him dying in office because he is so heavy, telling her to "shut up."

February 06, 2013 | | Nation


Boy Scouts delay decision on gays

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Caught in an ideological crossfire, the Boy Scouts of America is putting off until May a decision on whether to ease its policy of excluding gays. Whatever the organization eventually does, it's likely to anger major constituencies and worsen schisms within Scouting.

February 06, 2013 | | Nation


Monopoly fans vote to add cat, toss iron tokens

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) - The Scottie dog has a new nemesis in Monopoly after fans voted in an online contest to add a cat token to the property trading game, replacing the iron, toy maker Hasbro Inc. announced Wednesday.

February 06, 2013 | | Nation


1865 baseball card fetches $92K in Maine auction

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) - A rare 148-year-old baseball card discovered at a rural Maine yard sale has been auctioned for $92,000.

February 06, 2013 | | Nation


US to cut carrier fleet in Persian Gulf to 1

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon is cutting its aircraft carrier presence in the Persian Gulf region from two carriers to one, the Defense Department said Wednesday, in a move that represents one of the most significant effects of budget cuts on the U.S. military presence overseas. The decision comes as Washington struggles to find a way to avoid sharp automatic spending cuts set to strike the Pentagon and domestic programs next month.

February 06, 2013 | | Nation


Goodbye Saturday mail? Postal Service plans cuts to save $2B

WASHINGTON (AP) - Saturday mail may soon go the way of the Pony Express and penny postcards. The Postal Service said Wednesday that it plans to cut back to five-day-a-week deliveries for everything except packages to stem its financial losses in a world radically re-ordered by the Internet.

February 06, 2013 | | Nation


Lawmakers to get classified drone info on attacks targeting American citizens

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has directed the Justice Department to give Congress' intelligence committees access to classified legal advice providing the government's rationale for drone strikes against American citizens working with al-Qaida abroad, a senior administration official said Wednesday.

February 06, 2013 | | Nation


Frail teen found cuffed in parents' basement

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Authorities found a frail 17-year-old boy handcuffed to a pole in his parents' Kansas City basement, where he said he'd been kept since his father withdrew him from school in September.

February 06, 2013 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

COPS: MOM PULLED GUN AT CONN. CHUCK E. CHEESE'S: NEWINGTON, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut mother has posted bail after being charged with pulling a gun and threatening another woman at a Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant.

February 06, 2013 | | Nation


Brown pitches twin tunnels to farmers

COLUSA (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown waded into potentially hostile territory Wednesday as he pitched his $14 billion plan to reshape California's water-delivery system by building massive tunnels below the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

February 06, 2013 | | State


SF mayor wants to mandate upgrades

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The mayor of San Francisco wants to require thousands of San Francisco property owners to upgrade their apartment and office buildings to withstand major earthquakes, saying that encouraging people to retrofit their structures has not worked.

February 06, 2013 | | State


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Spartans pin down victories

The Lathrop wrestling team swept its Valley Oak League double-dual meet with Weston Ranch and Kimball on Wednesday.

January 29, 2015 | Bulletin staff reports | High School Sports


Tiger back with huge following

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tiger Woods returned to the Phoenix Open and received cheers, boos and gasps.

January 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Serena advances, Venus out of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Venus Williams lost her quarterfinal match against Madison Keys on Wednesday at the Australian Open. Serena Williams, the other sister in a family that has won a combined 25 Grand Slam singles titles, will attempt to right the wrong in the semifinals on Thursday.

January 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kings’ Cousins campaigning for AS bid

SACRAMENTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins has the statistics. He has the stature. And he has the support of several high-profile peers calling for him to get his first All-Star nod.

January 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


SJ museum adds major exhibit on early settlers

LODI - A new permanent exhibition has been completed at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum. It tells the story of the early American settlers of the region, families who came after the Gold Rush to build farms and futures here. "The Historical Society was extremely fortunate to be able to use the Elliott family as an example of the early settlers. They came from their tallgrass prairie homestead in Illinois to San Joaquin County in 1859," says David Stuart, director of the museum. "Their descendants preserved one of the six wagons that made up the Elliott family wagon train; it ...

January 28, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


EU High JROTC dinner Feb. 27

The East Union High JROTC Fundraiser Dinner is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 27, at Chez Shari, 305 North Union Road, Manteca.

January 28, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Bland finish in Chilie: USMNT fades again

Mark Gonzalez scored in the 66th and 75 minutes, rallying Chile to a 3-2 exhibition win over the United States on Wednesday night that sent the Americans to their first five-game winless streak since 2007.

January 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Obscure players ‘Super’ for game

PHOENIX (AP) - Almost all football fans know Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski.

January 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Schneider has been architect of Seahawks’ success

PHOENIX (AP) - Give Pete Carroll the opportunity to campaign for someone or something he believes in and he'll gladly jump at the chance.

January 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Marlins finalize $2 million, 1-year deal with Ichiro Suzuki

MIAMI (AP) - Ichiro Suzuki has passed his physical and finalized a $2 million, one-year contract with the Miami Marlins.

January 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


History ahead: first Super Bowl OT upcoming

PHOENIX (AP) - Almost as dominant as New England's performance in the AFC championship game was the showing for Pro Picks in both conference title matches.

January 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tom Brady fighting cold, not worried about health for the the Super Bowl

HANDLER, Ariz. (AP) - Tom Brady is dealing with a cold four days before the Super Bowl but says he'll be OK.

January 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Packers coach says team will learn from loss

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Mike McCarthy promised Wednesday to evaluate, make changes and learn from his team's gut-wrenching NFC Championship game loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

January 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Museum seeks volunteer docents

Volunteers are being sought to serve as docents for the Manteca Historical Society Museum.

January 28, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


What does Apple do next?

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple CEO Tim Cook says consumer demand for new iPhones has been "staggering" and "hard to comprehend." That helped the company report record-smashing earnings for its latest quarter and sent the stock climbing more than 7 percent on Wednesday.

January 28, 2015 | | Nationwide


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