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NSA gets millions of phone records

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's national security team acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that, when investigating one suspected terrorist, it can read and store the phone records of millions of Americans.

July 31, 2013 | | Nation

House approves lower rates on student loans

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan bill that would reduce the costs of borrowing for millions of students passed the House on Wednesday and was heading to President Barack Obama for his signature.

July 31, 2013 | | Nation

Zimmerman stopped for speeding in Texas

FORNEY, Texas (AP) - George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who was cleared of all charges in the Florida shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, was stopped for speeding on a highway near Dallas, officials said Wednesday.

July 31, 2013 | | Nation

O.J. Simpson wins small victory

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - O.J. Simpson won a small victory Wednesday in his bid for freedom as Nevada granted him parole on some of his 2008 convictions for kidnapping and armed robbery involving the holdup of two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel room.

July 31, 2013 | | Nation

Poll: Californians likes Jerry Brown

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown enjoys a record high 54 percent approval rating among California voters as he heads into a likely re-election campaign next year after a relatively smooth state budget process, according to a new poll the Public Policy Institute of California released Wednesday.

July 31, 2013 | | State

LA schools go back to basics in new lunch menu

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two years ago, the Los Angeles Unified School District tried to spruce up its lunch menu, with cafeteria ladies dishing out chicken tandoori, sushi, and broccoli and beef with brown rice.

July 31, 2013 | | State

Ruling for family in boy's park death

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Officials at a national park in Northern California knew of the dangers posed by a retaining wall that gave way and crushed a 9-year-old boy to death, but failed to close it as required by their safety program, a federal judge ruled.

July 31, 2013 | | State

State news briefs

UNMANNED SUB HAS PROBLEMS DURING LAKE TAHOE TEST: SOUTH LAKE TAHOE . (AP) - An unmanned submarine designed to explore earthquake faults has run into motor problems during a test at Lake Tahoe.

July 31, 2013 | | State

Bay Area briefs

OAKLAND COUNCIL SUPPORTS HAMMER BAN AT PROTESTS: OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland City Council has given tentative approval to a ban on hammers and other so-called tools of violence at demonstrations.

July 31, 2013 | | State


Take a hike.

July 31, 2013 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 Health & Wellness | Health & Wellness


It started as a dream. A dream Anna Eshoo had of owning a yoga studio where people came to rejuvenate their minds, bodies and souls.

July 31, 2013 | By NANCY ANGEL 209 Health & Fitness | Health & Wellness


Running 26.2 miles is not for sissies. Finishing such a distance can be both grueling and exhilarating. It takes a lot of discipline to train for and run a marathon.

July 31, 2013 | By DAWN M. HENLEY 209 Heath & Wellness | Health & Wellness

Wellness center activated

With eyes as big as Olympic plates, Alex Avila could see his fitness franchise with remarkable clarity.

July 31, 2013 | By JAMES BURNS 209 Health & Wellnes | Health & Wellness

Sleeping tips for back-to-school success

Did you know the best preparation for back to school is a good night's sleep? Lack of sleep can affect a child's performance, attention, learning, behavior and biological functions, experts say. In fact, recent studies show that American students might be falling behind in school due to a lack of shut-eye.

July 31, 2013 | | Health & Wellness


The majority of U.S. men believe their appearance is an important factor in their personal and professional success. As a result, men have become increasingly aware of the need to take better care of their faces – as it tells their story and the life they have lived. If this cultural shift is any indication, carefully maintaining your skin – and facial hair – is a huge part of putting your very best face forward.

July 31, 2013 | | Health & Wellness

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Will Europe man up?

If the purpose of terrorism is to terrify, the Islamic State had an extraordinary week. Brussels, capital of the EU and command post of mighty ...

November 24, 2015 | | Other Views

Competing Thanksgiving tales

Thanksgiving is here. Let's eat!

November 24, 2015 | | Other Views

Free community Thanksgiving dinner Thursday at Mt. Mike’s

A growing Manteca tradition - a free community Thanksgiving dinner at Mt. Mike's Pizza at North Main Street and Louise Avenue - takes place Thursday from ...

November 24, 2015 | | NEWS

Warriors make NBA history with 16-0 start

OAKLAND (AP) - The defending champion Golden State Warriors set the record for best start in NBA history at 16-0, as Stephen Curry had 24 points ...

November 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Johnny Manziel benched by Browns

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Dropped from starter to third-stringer - without playing a game.

November 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Raiders losing streak dampens playoff talk

ALAMEDA (AP) - Earlier this month, Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson wanted his teammates to embrace the idea of talking about the playoffs.

November 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Favre, Warner, Owens among hall semifinalists

Brett Favre, Terrell Owens and Alan Faneca are semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility.

November 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Stanford has added speed

STANFORD (AP) - Stanford became a college football powerhouse behind its power offense.

November 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Bengals’ Peko pops off, then protests his innocence

NEW YORK - The Bengals were either busted or they got a bum rap.

November 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports

New stars to give Kapalua its strongest field in a decade

The start of a new year on the PGA Tour at Kapalua lost some sizzle when Tiger Woods stopped going after 2005, which was four ...

November 24, 2015 | DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Pro Sports

Manning’s absence extended as he’s fitted with walking cast

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Peyton Manning will spend the next week in a walking cast and is expected to miss at least two more games with ...

November 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Chicago officer charged with murder

CHICAGO (AP) - A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times last year was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the ...

November 24, 2015 | | Nation

Obama and Hollande pledge solidarity against Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to escalate airstrikes against the Islamic State ...

November 24, 2015 | | Nation

Traffic deaths rise sharply after small decline in 2014

DETROIT (AP) - After declining for most of the past decade, traffic deaths spiked 8 percent in the first half of this year, prompting a call ...

November 24, 2015 | | Nation

Philadelphia traffic stop ends in bloodshed, burning bus

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A 17-year-old who was in a car stopped for an expired car registration sticker traded gunfire with police during a Tuesday morning highway ...

November 24, 2015 | | Nation

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