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Farm bill’s lapse may jack up milk prices

WASHINGTON (AP) - Government dairy subsidies that affect the cost of a gallon of milk are set to expire at the end of the year as farm-state lawmakers said Tuesday that they do not expect to have a new farm bill - or an extension of current law - before Jan 1.

December 10, 2013 | | Nationwide


Group wants Fisher Price to recall iPad bouncy seat

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ahh, the first year of a baby's life - learning to sit up, crawl, even walk. But how about playtime in a bouncy seat with an iPad and some cool apps?

December 10, 2013 | | Nationwide


GM executive 1st woman to head major car co.

DETROIT (AP) - Mary Barra has spent the past three years as General Motors' product chief, making cars that drive better, last longer and look good in showrooms.

December 10, 2013 | | Nationwide


$80 M award in sand suffocation death

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A judge has awarded nearly $80 million to the family of a New Mexico woman who died in 2002 when a tractor-trailer struck her car and buried it in sand, suffocating the woman as teachers and students at a nearby school frantically tried to dig her out.

December 10, 2013 | | Nation


6 missing adults, children found alive in Nevada

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A desperate search for a couple and four children missing for two days in the below-zero cold of Nevada's rugged mountains turned jubilant Tuesday when rescuers guided in part by cellphone signals and footprints in the snow found them alive and well near their overturned Jeep.

December 10, 2013 | | Nation


News from around the nation

MAN TRAPPED IN CLOTHING COLLECTION BIN DIES: BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a New Jersey man apparently searching for warm clothes or a place to sleep got trapped in a clothing collection bin and died.

December 10, 2013 | | Nation


Backcountry skier survives in Utah gully

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An avalanche that was caught on video dragged a backcountry skier into a Utah ravine and buried her in snow, but the woman survived because she deployed a special air bag and other skiers were able to quickly dig her out, witnesses said Tuesday.

December 10, 2013 | | Nation


6 year old suspended for kissing a girl

DENVER (AP) - The suspension of a 6-year-old boy for kissing a girl at school is raising questions about whether the peck should be considered sexual harassment.

December 10, 2013 | | Nation


Bipartisan fix for Medicare doctors' pay

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's that time of year again: doctors caring for Medicare patients once more face a steep pay cut. But this time Congress is pursuing a permanent fix to the annual drama that has undermined the medical profession's confidence in the nation's premier health program.

December 10, 2013 | | Nation


eBay sale of Palin mayoral SUV causes stir

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The sale on eBay of a city-owned vehicle used by Sarah Palin when she was mayor of Wasilla is causing a stir in small-town politics: One official says the current mayor is trying to fatten city coffers off Palin's fame, and the mayor says "guilty as charged."

December 10, 2013 | | Nation


Judge overturns man's rape conviction

CHICAGO (AP) - A judge Tuesday overturned the conviction of a man who spent 30 years in prison for a rape he says he falsely confessed to after being tortured by police.

December 10, 2013 | | Nation


DiGiorno, supplier drop dairy farm over animal abuse

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier cut ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm Tuesday after an animal rights group released undercover video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing and whipping sick and injured cows.

December 10, 2013 | | Nation


Lawmakers call for California drought declaration

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - With another dry winter looming, California lawmakers called on Gov. Jerry Brown and President Barack Obama to declare a drought emergency and federal disaster in the state.

December 10, 2013 | | State


Tech firms profit from personal data

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Even as Silicon Valley speaks out against the U.S. government's surveillance methods, technology companies are turning a handsome profit by mining personal data and peering into people's online habits.

December 10, 2013 | | State


California among states vying for Boeing jet plant

LONG BEACH (AP) - California is one of at least a half-dozen states vying for Boeing's attention as the aircraft giant selects a production site for its new 400-seat 777X jetliner.

December 10, 2013 | | State


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Trump speaks, media translates

"Do you ever get tired of defending Donald Trump?" a critic asked.

August 25, 2016 | | Other Views


Board president pays no Mello-Roos

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

August 25, 2016 | | Letters


Federer looked into ways to play either Olympics or US Open

NEW YORK (AP) - Maybe Roger Federer could play the Olympics and skip the U.S. Open. Or sit out the Rio Games and make it ...

August 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Swimmer Feigen apologizes for ‘serious distraction’ in Rio

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. swimmer James Feigen apologized for the "serious distraction" he and three teammates caused at a gas station during the Rio ...

August 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy glad to be wrong about Olympic success

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) - This is one time Rory McIlroy says he was happy to be mistaken.

August 25, 2016 | | Olympics


Playoffs begin with eye toward PGA Tour player of the year

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) - The Olympics are over. The Ryder Cup in on the horizon.

August 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Solo suspended from US soccer team

CHICAGO (AP) - U.S. women's goalkeeper Hope Solo was suspended Wednesday for six months by U.S. Soccer for disparaging comments about Sweden following ...

August 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


With no deal, Chargers withdraw offer to first-rounder Bosa

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Joey Bosa's holdout turned ugly Wednesday when the San Diego Chargers pulled their contract offer to the first-round draft pick and ...

August 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


White Sox ballpark changing name to Guarantee Rate Field

CHICAGO (AP) - Maybe the Chicago White Sox will change their luck by changing the name of their stadium.

August 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ledecky hands medals to Harper, throws out first pitch

WASHINGTON (AP) - One by one, swimmer Katie Ledecky handed her Olympic medals to Bryce Harper. Four gold medals and one silver from the Rio Olympics ...

August 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Roberts convinces Segedin to take 1-day paternity leave

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dodgers outfielder Rob Segedin is going on paternity leave after exiting in the eighth inning Tuesday night to be there for the ...

August 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick ready for 1st preseason appearance

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick is on track to make his first appearance of the preseason for San Francisco on Friday night against the Green ...

August 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sen. Reid wants Raiders in Vegas

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Sen. Harry Reid says he's a big fan of efforts to lure the NFL's Raiders to Las Vegas but is ...

August 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Earthquakes extend Revolution’s winless streak

SAN JOSE (AP) - David Bingham had his sixth shutout of the season and the San Jose Earthquakes tied New England 0-0 on Wednesday night, extending ...

August 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Hill solid, Turner homers and Dodgers beat Giants

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Turner and the Dodgers aren't thinking cruise control just yet.

August 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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