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Dish closing rest of its Blockbuster stores

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The final curtain is falling on the remaining Blockbuster video-rental stores that Dish Network Corp. runs in the U.S.

November 06, 2013 | | Nationwide


Wal-Mart blames price errors on technical glitch

NEW YORK (AP) - Treadmills for $33? Computer monitors for $9? The deals are too good to be true - even at Wal-Mart.

November 06, 2013 | | Nationwide


Anal probes ordered after traffic stop

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A southern New Mexico man who was pulled over for not making a complete stop was taken to two hospitals and forced to have anal probes, three enemas, two body X-rays and a colonoscopy because police thought he was hiding drugs, according a federal lawsuit. In El Paso, a woman crossing the border was stripped searched, vaginally probed then taken to the hospital for more invasive tests, a forced bowel movement, X-rays and scans, the American Civil Liberties Union says.

November 06, 2013 | | Nation


Dinosaur that predates T. rex found in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Paleontologists on Wednesday unveiled a new dinosaur discovered four years ago in southern Utah that proves giant tyrant dinosaurs like the Tyrannosaurus rex were around 10 million years earlier than previously believed.

November 06, 2013 | | Nation


Some unions could get break from paying Obamacare fees

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration appears ready to give some labor unions a break from costly fees under the new health care law, a move that drew criticism from Republicans who say it unfairly favors a key White House ally.

November 06, 2013 | | Nation


Pot’s tax potential attracts new allies

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's hearty embrace of a 25 percent marijuana tax this week could prove a turning point for legalization backers. They've long argued that weed should come out of the black market and contribute to tax coffers instead of prison populations.

November 06, 2013 | | Nation


Democrats, GOP, tea party dig in

WASHINGTON (AP) - As partisanship renders Washington largely dysfunctional, voters in two states signaled this week that they want consensus-building even when there's divided government.

November 06, 2013 | | Nation


News from around California

HIGH SCHOOL BULLY BRAGS ON VIDEO, ARRESTED

November 06, 2013 | | State


Barges will be interactive learning space

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Internet giant Google says it is exploring using two large barges on the East and West coasts as interactive learning centers.

November 06, 2013 | | State


News from around the Bay Area

EX-49ER CONVICTED IN FORMER BOYFRIEND'S BEATING: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Former San Francisco 49er Kwame Harris has been found guilty of several misdemeanors involving a violent dispute with an ex-boyfriend at a Chinese restaurant last year.

November 06, 2013 | | State


Deputies waited 9 days to do thorough search

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco sheriff's deputies did not conduct a campus-wide search for a missing hospital patient whose body was eventually found in a locked emergency stairwell until nine days after the woman disappeared from her room, the city's sheriff said Wednesday.

November 06, 2013 | | State


Man set on fire on bus faces long recovery

OAKLAND (AP) - A Northern California man faces a long road to recovery after he was set on fire this week as he rode a public bus, but hundreds of people already have donated tens of thousands of dollars to help pay his medical bills.

November 06, 2013 | | State


Leslie Reile

Leslie Reile, age 88, entered into rest on October 31, 2013, in Modesto. He was born on June 18, 1925, in Jamestown, ND, to the late Fred and Caroline Hauff Reile. Leslie is also preceded in death by his wife, Giesela. He was a resident of Ceres, and previously of Stockton. He is survived by his nieces, Sandra, Cheree, Misty and Gabriella all of Ceres.

November 06, 2013 | | OBITS


Anthony Mark Macedo

Anthony Mark Macedo passed away October 31, 2013 in Clements at the age of 33. Born in Stockton, Anthony remained a life-long resident of San Joaquin County, where he worked for Macedo Construction for over 10 years. He battled cancer courageously for a year. Anthony enjoyed playing the guitar, H

November 06, 2013 | | OBITS


Jack Burdell Erdman

Jack B. Erdman passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on a beautiful fall evening. He was born to Pearl and Vernard Erdman in Vallejo, CA and moved to Manteca shortly after.

November 06, 2013 | | OBITS


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Decisive Buff Cup wins for MHS, EU

Manteca's boys soccer team wasn't a kind wasn't a kind host to its first opponent in the 9th Annual Buffalo Cup on ...

December 03, 2016 | | High School Sports


Who’s got it better than us? Everybody! 49ers lose 10 in row

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have fallen to a new level of failure and futility, a laughingstock of the league.

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A’s being phased out of revenue sharing, so ballpark urgency

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics will be phased out of revenue sharing in the coming years as part of baseball's new labor deal, and ...

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants agree to 1-year deals with Adrianza, Gearrin

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have agreed to one-year contracts with infielder Ehire Adrianza and right-hander Cory Gearrin to avoid salary arbitration.

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Al Horford scores 26 to lead Celtics over Kings

BOSTON (AP) - A runaway start for the Boston Celtics turned into a tight finish.

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Martin Jones stops 31 shots, Sharks beat Canadiens

SAN JOSE (AP) - Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski scored in the first period, Martin Jones stopped 31 shots and the San Jose Sharks extended their ...

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Washington beats Colorado for Pac-12 title

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Taylor Rapp returned one of his two interceptions for a touchdown and Myles Gaskin ran for 159 yards to help No. 4 ...

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama tied for lead

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - Dustin Johnson wasn't even expecting to be in the Bahamas for the Hero World Challenge. He was tied for the lead ...

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Happy, healthy Stewart leaving NASCAR so he can race more

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Tony Stewart sat in a casino ballroom wearing a coat and tie he no doubt wanted to rip off and brushed off ...

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ross, Revere, Asche among 35 new free agents in baseball

NEW YORK (AP) - Tyson Ross, an All-Star pitcher for San Diego two years ago, was among 35 players who became free agents when their teams ...

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


F1 champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement

The Associated Press

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


LA 2024 releases $5.3 billion budget; no new stadiums needed

The Associated Press

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


For Bills LB Alexander, Raiders’ success no surprise

OAKLAND (AP) - Spending just a year around players like Derek Carr and Khalil Mack was enough for Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander to see that the ...

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Bears, 49ers seek positives in dismal season’s final stretch

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - A winning record, a shot at the playoffs and just about all hope for something positive got squashed almost as soon ...

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


California state-worker union cancels Monday strike

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's largest public-employee union on Friday canceled a planned one-day strike, averting a potentially disruptive protest that would have kept up to ...

December 03, 2016 | | State


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