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Americans impressed with Brazil’s World Cup setup

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Back with the San Jose Earthquakes after their nearly monthlong stint on the U.S. national team and training in Sao Paulo, Clarence Goodson and Chris Wondolowski believe Brazil will be ready for the World Cup stage come June.

February 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


More medals for Norway

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - The most decorated country in Winter Olympic history earned four more medals Tuesday, and the most famous snowboarder in the world had his hopes for a third straight gold in the halfpipe dashed.

February 11, 2014 | | Olympics


After chartering 787, Tanaka introduced by Yanks

NEW YORK (AP) - The latest high-priced addition to the New York Yankees stood at the dais in front of a large news conference, put on his pinstriped jersey with No. 19 and smiled.

February 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tom Brokaw diagnosed with cancer

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Veteran TV newsman Tom Brokaw has been diagnosed with cancer, NBC News said Tuesday.

February 11, 2014 | | State


Feds warn of lasers pointed into cockpits

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Airline pilots and federal officials launched a campaign Monday to warn about the dangers of people pointing lasers into cockpits. They're promising prosecution for those who are caught, and a reward for those who turn them in.

February 11, 2014 | | State


Newscaster apologizes for black actor mix-up

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles newscaster apologized to Samuel L. Jackson for confusing him with fellow actor Laurence Fishburne during a live TV interview.

February 11, 2014 | | State


PG&E plans to heighten security after attack

SAN JOSE (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. renewed its support on Tuesday for a three-year, $86 million project to heighten security at electricity substations following the sabotage last April of one of its Silicon Valley facilities.

February 11, 2014 | | State


Man sentenced in counterfeit cash scheme

CLOVIS (AP) - A Northern California man has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for conspiring to buy, receive, alter and pass counterfeit money.

February 11, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• RACIST, SEXIST FLIERS FOUND AT USC, UCLA CAMPUSES: LOS ANGELES (AP) - Campus police are investigating fliers with profane, racist and sexist language that have been distributed at the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles.

February 11, 2014 | | State


Rebuilt green leads to an old tee at Pebble Beach

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One of the most gorgeous tee shots at Pebble Beach is one that hardly anyone hits.

February 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Washington governor suspends death penalty

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday he was suspending the use of the death penalty in Washington state for as long as he's in office, announcing a move that he hopes will enable officials to "join a growing national conversation about capital punishment."

February 11, 2014 | | Nation


Sierra storm doubles snowpack, eases drought pain

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Drought worries are far from over, but the weekend storm in the Sierra more than doubled the mountain snowpack and should ensure normal river flows into western Nevada for at least part of the summer, federal water officials say.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation


Deal with devil prompted girl’s killing

HOUSTON (AP) - Two teenage boys were hoping to make a deal with the devil when they sexually assaulted and killed a 15-year-old suburban Houston girl in a satanic ritual, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation


Happy Meal heroin suspect in court

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A woman accused of hiding heroin in Happy Meals and selling them from a Pittsburgh drive-thru has been "emotionally crushed" by the allegations, her defense attorney said Tuesday, though he stopped short of denying the charges.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation


Package explodes, killing lawyer at home

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) - Investigators said Tuesday that a package sent to a rural Tennessee home exploded, killing a lawyer who lived there and injuring a woman.

February 11, 2014 | | Nation


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Cities can fight federal crackdowns

Shortly after Donald Trump's order to ban thousands of documented, vetted immigrants and refugees from our shores, crowds rushed to airports all over the ...

February 28, 2017 | TIM BUTTERWORTH | NEWS


Deron Williams signs with champion Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) - After rattling off several reasons for signing with the Cavaliers, Deron Williams got around to the one that matters most.

February 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Mets minor leaguer Tebow hits 9 homers in batting practice

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) - Tim Tebow quickly got into the swing of spring training, hitting nine home runs in batting practice Monday during his ...

February 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


UConn still No. 1 in AP women’s poll

NEW YORK (AP) - UConn remains the No. 1 team in The Associated Press women's basketball poll while the rest of the top five were ...

February 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kansas moves to No. 1 in AP poll, Villanova 2nd, UCLA 3rd

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Kansas could have rested easy after clinching a share of its 13th straight Big 12 title.

February 27, 2017 | | SPORTS


NFL teams get jump start on franchise tags

Le'Veon Bell, Chandler Jones, Melvin Ingram and Kawann Short didn't have to wait until Wednesday's deadline to get franchise tagged.

February 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Hype, new format didn’t equal must-watch Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The Daytona 500 was sold out, the grid packed with celebrities, the fan area full of activities including a motorcycle "Ball ...

February 27, 2017 | JENNA FRYER | Sports Columns


Despite cold Curry, Durant and Warriors beat 76ers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Stephen Curry is surrounded by stars with the Golden State Warriors. He's never needed them more than Monday night.

February 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Towns, Wiggins combine for 56 in Wolves’ win vs Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - With Minnesota's slow start to the season a distant memory, Andrew Wiggins firmly believes the Timberwolves are ready to make an anticipated ...

February 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers tender contracts to Purcell, Bradford

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers tendered one-year contracts to exclusive rights free agent nose tackle Mike Purcell and linebacker Carl Bradford on Monday.

February 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Manteca farmers didn’t wait to get OK

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

February 27, 2017 | | Letters


Sell Manteca golf course to help address pension funding shortfall

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

February 27, 2017 | | Letters


Enough about the shoes

That the two most prominent women in the Trump administration should be caught up in a controversy about shoes tells you (if not our new ...

February 27, 2017 | Susan Estrich | Other Views


BUILDING BERMS

Good fences make good neighbors, so the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Frost wrote in one of his verses.

February 27, 2017 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Local Columns


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