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Ackman loses half his investment in JCP sale

NEW YORK (AP) - It's official.

August 28, 2013 | | Nationwide


Nintendo cuts price of Wii U console by $50

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nintendo Co. announced Wednesday that it is cutting the price of its Wii U video-game system as it braces for the fall release of competing consoles from Sony and Microsoft.

August 28, 2013 | | Nationwide


Utah mom wants medical pot for sick child

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Jennifer May's 11-year-old son suffers debilitating seizures that have severely limited his development to that of a toddler and kept him from attending full days of school.

August 28, 2013 | | Nation


Dog-fighting defendants plead not guilty in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A detective investigating a multi-state dog fighting case said each side usually bet $20,000 to $40,000 on a match and more than $100,000 could change hands on a Saturday night in the Alabama woods.

August 28, 2013 | | Nation


Town tries to rid water supply of worms

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Beating the late-summer heat isn't as easy as running to the sink in one northeast Oklahoma town, as residents there are being asked not to drink tap water after red worms were found in the filtering system.

August 28, 2013 | | Nation


9 million use sleeping pills to get more zzz's

ATLANTA (AP) - Can't get enough shuteye? Nearly 9 million U.S. adults resort to prescription sleeping pills - and most are white, female, educated or 50 or older, according to the first government study of its kind.

August 28, 2013 | | Nation


Judge apologizes for comments in teen's rape

, Mont. (AP) - A Montana judge on Wednesday stood by his decision to send a former teacher to prison for 30 days for raping a 14-year-old girl who later killed herself, but said he "deserved to be chastised" for his comments about the young victim.

August 28, 2013 | | Nation


Obama: Syrian carried out chemical attack

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday declared unequivocally that the United States has "concluded" that the Syrian government carried out a deadly chemical weapons attack on civilians. Yet U.S. intelligence officials say questions remain about whether the attack could be linked to Syrian President Bashar Assad or high officials in his government.

August 28, 2013 | | Nation


Soldier sentenced to death for shooting

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - A military jury on Wednesday sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, handing the Army psychiatrist the ultimate punishment after a trial in which he seemed to be courting martyrdom by making almost no effort to defend himself.

August 28, 2013 | | Nation


4 NJ COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYERS REWARDED FOR HONESTY: WAYNE, N.J. (AP) — Four New Jersey college footb

4 NJ COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYERS REWARDED FOR HONESTY: WAYNE, N.J. (AP) - Four New Jersey college football players are being rewarded for their honesty.

August 28, 2013 | | Nation


$1B plan to give LA students iPads

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The nation's second-largest school district has begun providing iPads to its students, hoping to boost achievement and put low-income students on a footing with wealthier ones.

August 28, 2013 | | State


Grass fire destroys 5 homes,10 damaged

FAIRFIELD (AP) - Residents are trying to pick up the pieces a day after a grass fire tore through a Northern California neighborhood, destroying five homes and damaging 10 others.

August 28, 2013 | | State


Briefs

FAMILY NO LONGER SEEKS KIDNAPPED CALIF. TEEN'S DNA: SAN DIEGO (AP) - The sister of a man suspected of kidnapping a 16-year-old girl and killing the teen's mother and younger brother said she no longer wants paternity tests to determine if the suspect fathered the children.

August 28, 2013 | | State


Calif. launches drone to aid wildfire battle

GROVELAND (AP) - Firefighters battling the giant wildfire burning in the Sierra Nevada added a California National Guard Predator drone to their arsenal Wednesday to give them almost immediate views of any portion of the flames chewing through rugged forests in and around Yosemite National Park.

August 28, 2013 | | State


Falling tree branch kills Chico student

CHICO. (AP) - An 18-year-old student at California State University, Chico, has died after being struck in the head by a large tree branch that fell about 20 feet.

August 28, 2013 | | State


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Why Russia resents us

Friday, a Russian SU-27 did a barrel roll over a U.S. RC-135 over the Baltic, the second time in two weeks.

May 04, 2016 | | Other Views


Homeless are destroying Manteca

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

May 04, 2016 | | Letters


No. 1 boys doubles team comes through for Ripon Christian

RIPON - Ripon Christian finished its second-round match with visiting Colfax with a bang.

May 04, 2016 | | High School Sports


Warriors rally in fourth for 2-0 series lead

OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson scored 27 points and gave Golden State its first lead of the game on a 3-pointer with 5:33 left, and ...

May 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Predators beat Sharks, pull within 2-1 in series

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Nashville Predators finally figured out how to shut down the NHL's best road team and a pretty potent power play ...

May 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ripon routs Riverbank to clinch TVL crown

RIPON - Ripon celebrated the clinching of its second straight Trans-Valley League title Tuesday with an 8-0 thrashing of Riverbank on Senior Night, but the Indians ...

May 04, 2016 | | High School Sports


Giants pitcher lasts 8 innings for 3rd straight win

CINCINNATI (AP) - Upset with himself for striking out with two runners in scoring position, Jeff Samardzija snapped his bat over his left thigh while heading ...

May 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Warriors’ Varejao says tripping Henderson not intentional

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State backup big man Anderson Varejao insists he didn't deliberately trip Trail Blazers guard Gerald Henderson in Game 1 of their ...

May 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Boyle’s OT goal lifts Lightning past Islanders

NEW YORK (AP) - Brian Boyle scored at 2:48 of overtime to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-4 victory over the New York ...

May 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mariners tag ace for 7 runs, 11 hits in 7-plus innings

OAKLAND (AP) - Robinson Cano, Kyle Seager and Leonys Martin hit home runs, Hisashi Iwakuma pitched seven solid innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland ...

May 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Wade, Heat beat Raptors in OT after Lowry’s halfcourt heave

TORONTO (AP) - It only counts as one win, though the Miami Heat had to work twice as hard to get it.

May 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ripon closes in on TVL title after Mayer’s no-hitter vs Riverbank

RIPON - Ripon is a win away from guaranteeing at least a share of its first Trans-Valley League championship since 2001.

May 03, 2016 | | High School Sports


Cruz ends his bid for presidential

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ended his presidential campaign Tuesday, eliminating the biggest impediment to Donald Trump's march to the Republican nomination.

May 03, 2016 | | Nation


US combat death in Iraq reflects intensifying war

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) - The combat death of a U.S Navy SEAL who was advising Kurdish forces in Iraq coincides with a gradually deepening American ...

May 03, 2016 | | Nation


Mom declared brain-dead after Wisconsin interstate shooting

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - An Illinois woman has been declared brain-dead after being shot during a random drive-by shooting along a Wisconsin interstate while traveling home ...

May 03, 2016 | | Nation


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