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Official: Budget cuts to blame for fire's spread

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - A Sacramento fire official said budget cuts are in part to blame for the spread of a fire in a city neighborhood.

August 08, 2012 | | State


Carter's homer caps 5-run 6th as A's beat Angels

OAKLAND (AP) - The Athletics used pitching to get into the wild-card race. Their hitters are helping keep them there.

August 08, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Lawmakers demand audit of mental health initiative to see if voters’ will is being ignored

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Two lawmakers on Wednesday requested a detailed audit to determine whether the state has spent mental health funding from a 2004 ballot initiative the way voters intended.

August 08, 2012 | | State


OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS

- Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won their third consecutive Olympic beach volleyball gold medal, beating April Ross and Jennifer Kessy in an all-American final. The Athens, Beijing and now London gold medalists have never lost a match at the Olympics. They won in straight sets, 21-16, 21-16. It was the Olympic farewell for May-Treanor.

August 08, 2012 | | Olympics


Rival has strong words for Irish boxing star

LONDON (AP) - Katie Taylor's biggest rival believes the Irish lightweight boxer gets much more help than she needs from referees, judges and even the highest levels of the amateur sport.

August 08, 2012 | | Olympics


May-Treanor, Walsh win beach v'ball gold

LONDON (AP) - Misty May-Treanor danced on the sand and then off it, leaving Horse Guards Parade with Kerri Walsh Jennings and a third gold medal.

August 08, 2012 | | Olympics


Allyson Felix takes Olympic gold in 200

LONDON (AP) - No more heartbreak for Allyson Felix. No more silver, either.

August 08, 2012 | | Olympics


Eaton leads after 5 events in decathlon

LONDON (AP) - After Ashton Eaton's big first day in the Olympic decathlon, he was far more interested in sleep.

August 08, 2012 | | Olympics


Bolt to final in bid for 2nd consecutive 200 Olympic gold

LONDON (AP) - Usain Bolt slowed coming around the bend, looked to his left and saw his lead shrinking.

August 08, 2012 | | Olympics


US vs Argentina in men's hoop semis

LONDON (AP) - For the third straight Olympics, the United States faces Argentina in the semifinals of the men's basketball tournament.

August 08, 2012 | | Olympics


49ers CB Cory Nelms has his Olympic moment

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Cory Nelms ran off the field in the middle of the San Francisco 49ers' practice Wednesday to go watch television. Don't worry, he had special permission.

August 08, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A patchwork of potato chip varieties

You say potato, I say pot-ah-toe ... chip. And that's just the start of it.

August 08, 2012 | By MICHELE KAYAL The Associated Press | On The Road


Diverse history woven into Republican host city

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - In a twist of irony, many visitors to August's Republican National Convention will travel between their hotels and the downtown event on a busy road named to honor President John F. Kennedy, a Democrat.

August 08, 2012 | | On The Road


Buick Regal GS offers finesse, force

How many couples do we all know who gave up the fun car when the first kid came along?

August 08, 2012 | By MARK MAYNARD Autoword | On The Road


Wear it proud: The flag as a fashion statement

LONDON (AP) - There was no mystery as to which team Varun Pemmaraju was supporting: His American flag was tied around his neck, the Stars and Stripes floating like a cape behind him.

August 08, 2012 | | On The Road


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Some serious potty talk

There's a photo-word montage on the Internet in which a little boy, presumably from Africa, looks skeptically at a woman who is apparently from somewhere else. The boy asks, "You mean to tell me you have so much clean water, that you (poop) in it?"

October 01, 2014 | By JILL RICHARDSON Author of ‘Recipe for America’ | Other Views


MUSD: We do it for the kids

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

October 01, 2014 | | Letters


Royal pain: A’s lose in 12th inning

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Volquez looks to continue revival against Giants

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Edinson Volquez's renaissance began with a simple game of catch.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach

ALAMEDA (AP) - Reggie McKenzie believes he put together a roster capable of competing for a playoff spot. When that roster got off to an 0-4 start and wasn't even competitive in two games, the Oakland Raiders general manager decided he needed to fire coach Dennis Allen.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Training camp essential for NBA’s new head coaches

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers made an impromptu visit to Steve Kerr's office last week and couldn't stop staring at the walls.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wilhoite filling the injury void at linebacker

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Michael Wilhoite knows he had important shoes to fill whenever he takes the field.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Angels’ Hamilton says he’s OK for playoffs

ANAHEIM (AP) Los Angeles Angels slugger Josh Hamilton says he's feeling better and is ready for the playoffs later this week.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


No changes for top 3

NEW YORK (AP) - There was no change in the top three spots in the latest AP Pro32 power rankings.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Brown nets go-ahead goal, Kings top Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Dustin Brown snapped a tie 44 seconds into the second period, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 in an NHL preseason game on Tuesday night.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US women rout Angola finish pool play 3-0

ISTANBUL (AP) - Brittney Griner was a little surprised.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers using down time to heal up for playoffs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Dodgers are heading into the postseason healthier than they were a year ago, and they hope it holds up.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Strasburg’s playoff debut

WASHINGTON (AP) - About a half-hour before game time on the days Stephen Strasburg starts at home for the Washington Nationals, he emerges from the dugout and walks along the right-field line with pitching coach Steve McCatty, hearing cheers from spectators along the way.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scherzer to start Game 1 for Tigers vs Baltimore

DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Tigers will start this postseason just like last year's: Max Scherzer in Game 1, Justin Verlander in Game 2.

September 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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