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Little expected from exam of school gunman's body

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's chief medical examiner says he doubts toxicological tests and genetic analysis of the body of the gunman who fatally shot 20 children and six educators at an elementary school will explain his actions.

January 11, 2013 | | Nation


Obama, Karzai: Time to wind down war

WASHINGTON (AP) - Uneasy allies, President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai demonstrated Friday they could agree on one big idea: After 11 years of war, the time is right for U.S. forces to let Afghans do their own fighting. U.S. and coalition forces will take a battlefield back seat by spring and, by implication, go home in larger numbers soon thereafter.

January 11, 2013 | | Nation


US-born Taliban fighter wins prison prayer lawsuit for himself & fellow Muslims

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An American convicted of fighting alongside the Taliban must be allowed to pray daily in a group with other Muslim inmates at his high-security prison in Indiana, a federal judge ruled Friday.

January 11, 2013 | | Nation


Odd News

HORSE ESCAPES MD. RACETRACK, GALLOPS ALONG ROAD: LAUREL, Md. (AP) - Racetrack officials say a horse escaped from Laurel Park in Maryland and galloped 1.6 miles on a road with traffic before being caught.

January 11, 2013 | | Nation


No charges for host over ammo magazine

WASHINGTON (AP) - NBC journalist David Gregory won't face charges for displaying a high-capacity ammunition magazine on his "Meet the Press" news program last month, District of Columbia prosecutors announced Friday.

January 11, 2013 | | Nation


Fed agency retracts reprimand to flatulent worker for ‘creating hostile’ workplace

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal government agency did more than wrinkle its nose at an employee's flatulence problem, issuing an official reprimand after months of malodors. But the agency said Friday that it has since retracted the rebuke.

January 11, 2013 | | Nation


School arming janitors with guns

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A rural school district in Ohio is drawing attention with its plans to arm a handful of its non-teaching employees with handguns this year - perhaps even janitors.

January 11, 2013 | | Nation


Californians bring out gloves, hats for cold spell

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The bright sun and clear skies were routine, but the cold was not, as Californians bundled up with sweaters and gloves and stocked up on firewood Friday to brace for several nights of freezing temperatures.

January 11, 2013 | | State


Rodgers back in Bay to face 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP)- The anxiety-filled green room and draft day seem so long ago now to Aaron Rodgers.

January 11, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bay Bridge ship safety rules to be reconsidered

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As an oil tanker that struck a San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge tower was deemed safe to leave port on Friday, the Coast Guard was calling for reconsideration of rules that allow large ships to sail in fog near the span.

January 11, 2013 | | State


You do not need a gun to kill people

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

January 11, 2013 | | Letters


California experiencing jump in flu cases

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Health officials say California is seeing more cases of the flu, but the increase is not unexpected.

January 11, 2013 | | State


Deadly unlicensed drivers policy

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials detained Roberto Galo on Wednesday morning. Galo is a legal immigrant but an unlicensed driver who, on Nov. 16, 2010, took a left turn at Harrison and 16th streets in San Francisco. His car struck law student Drew Rosenberg. Witnesses later testified that Galo then backed over Rosenberg, who died.

January 11, 2013 | By DEBRA SAUNDERS National Columnist | Other Views


Colleges see more money in budget

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After years of difficult budget cuts, Gov. Jerry Brown is offering more money to California's public colleges and universities. In return, he wants them to hold down costs, expand online learning and stop raising tuition, which has increased sharply in recent years.

January 11, 2013 | | State


Witness: Student smirked while firing shots

TAFT (AP) - Morgan Alldredge had just finished her oceanography test when a classmate she knows well suddenly walked in the open door to her science class with a shotgun.

January 11, 2013 | | State


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Workshop for undocumented immigrants

MODESTO – The Associated Students of Modesto Junior College (ASMJC) is teaming up with Students United Reaching for Equality (SURE) and Modesto Junior College's International Student Program to host a workshop for undocumented immigrants who dream of achieving a college education.

January 27, 2015 | | Education


GECAC offering scholarships Give Every Child a Chance

(GECAC) is once again offering the Service Challenge Scholarship.

January 27, 2015 | | Education


Give Every Child a Chance bowl-a-thon set for Feb. 28

The Give Every Child a Chance (GECAC) Antone E. Raymus, 16th Annual Bowl-A-Thon takes place Saturday, Feb. 28.

January 27, 2015 | | Education


MJC science series talk on Wednesdays

MODESTO - Modesto Junior College's weekly Science Colloquium spring semester series continues today with "Valley Fever: It's Tthis Valley That Gave it its Name" presented by pulmonologist Dr. Robert Tanka.

January 27, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Wine tasting weekend set in Calaveras

MURPHYS - The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance presents the 19th annual Presidents' Wine Weekend on Saturday, Feb. 14, and Sunday, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at all 22 CWA wineries.

January 27, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Royal Southern Brotherhood performs at Black Oak Casino

TUOLUMNE CITY - Southern blues rockers Royal Southern Brotherhood will kick off the entertainment line-up in February at the Black Oak Casino.

January 27, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


‘Girls Night” The Musical’ on stage at Tracy’s Grand Theatre

TRACY - Grand Theatre Center for the Arts presents "Girls Night: The Musical" on Saturday, March 21, from 8 to 10:30 p.m.

January 27, 2015 | | People & Entertainment


Tiger’s tooth: ‘Dude caught me square’ on mouth

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tiger Woods was all smiles Tuesday - and with a full set of teeth.

January 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


After Twitter feud, Revis, Sherman pledge respect

PHOENIX (AP) - Darrelle Revis long reigned supreme among NFL cornerbacks.

January 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Terry Larrier, No. 14 VCU overwhelm George Washington

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Freshman Terry Larrier scored 15 points and No. 14 VCU pulled away with a 16-2 run early in the second half to beat George Washington 72-48 on Tuesday night for its 12th consecutive victory.

January 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Belichick and The Beast talk but don’t say much at Media Day

PHOENIX (AP) - Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch knew he had to talk. It didn't mean he had to say anything.

January 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Allenby stands by story, says truth will come out

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - A defiant and at times angry Robert Allenby stood by his story Tuesday that he was robbed and beaten in Honolulu, basing the account on what he remembered and what he was told by a homeless woman who came to his aid.

January 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Crawford agrees to $3.1M contract with the Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants and shortstop Brandon Crawford have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract for $3,175,000.

January 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Nadal loses; Sharapova to play all-Russian semi in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Rafael Nadal has joined Roger Federer on the sidelines at the Australian Open, taking their combined 31 Grand Slam singles titles with them.

January 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Wilson recalls watching Brady win Super Bowls as kid

PHOENIX (AP) - Tom Brady began winning Super Bowls when Russell Wilson was still a teenager, tuning in to see the big game on TV.

January 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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