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Son stopped mom from drowning 2 children

DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas woman who tried to drown her two young daughters after the girls pleaded for snacks was stopped by her 18-year-old son, who grabbed his drenched sisters and carried them from the apartment, police say.

May 23, 2014 | | Nation


Woman among world’s oldest turning 115 years

INKSTER, Mich. (AP) - A Detroit-area woman, a member of a select group of the living to have been born in the 19th century, is celebrating a birthday on Friday.

May 23, 2014 | | Nation


Superintendent accused of destroying evidence

CLEVELAND (AP) - The superintendent of the eastern Ohio district where two high school football players were found guilty of rape in a high-profile case last year wiped computer hard drives, erased emails and lied to investigators about his knowledge of the allegations against the boys, newly released court documents say.

May 23, 2014 | | Nation


Killing suspects fled more than once

SANTA ANA (AP) - Two convicted sex offenders charged with killing four California women while wearing electronic ankle bracelets fled parole supervision - and the state - together more than once before they were arrested and accused in the recent slayings, according to a law enforcement official close to the investigation.

May 23, 2014 | | State


Diocese criticized over teacher contract

OAKLAND (AP) - The Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland is under fire for a new contract clause that requires teachers to conform to church teachings in their private lives.

May 23, 2014 | | State


Workers in tech case likely to get $4K each

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nearly 60,000 high-tech workers are likely to receive an average of $4,000 apiece in a settlement of a class-action lawsuit alleging Apple and Google conspired in an illegal cartel of Silicon Valley employers that secretly refused to recruit each other's engineers.

May 23, 2014 | | State


Record-low rainfall means cleaner beach water

SANTA CRUZ (AP) - Record-low rainfall during California's lingering drought has resulted in less runoff and cleaner water at beaches up and down the coast, according to a new report.

May 23, 2014 | | State


Bill would ban plastic microbeads in cosmetics

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Assembly on Friday passed a bill banning the use of plastic microbeads in soaps and cosmetics, following actions already being taken by manufacturers and other state legislatures to keep the products out of waterways.

May 23, 2014 | | State


1974: Vogel homer secures VOL title for Manteca High

Forty years ago, on May 20, 1974, the 1974 prep baseball season came to an appropriately thunderous and dramatic end for the two local schools when Manteca High rode home on a prodigious two-run homer by Dan Vogel in the bottom of the eighth inning. The blow gave the Buffaloes a 2-1 win over East Union High and the Valley Oak League championship spot. The Lancers had edged into a 1-0 lead in the top of the extra inning on a perfectly-executed squeeze bunt by Paul Hayashino with the bases loaded, scoring Darrell Hardcastle. The Buffs finished the league season ...

May 23, 2014 | | Sports History


Visa, MasterCard push for chip cards

NEW YORK (AP) - Visa and MasterCard are renewing a push to speed the adoption of microchips into U.S. credit and debit cards in the wake of recent high-profile data breaches, including this week's revelation that hackers stole consumer data from eBay's computer systems.

May 23, 2014 | | Nation


FDA approves new antibiotic for skin infections

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new antibiotic from Durata Therapeutics Inc. to treat adults with common skin infections often acquired in U.S. hospitals.

May 23, 2014 | | Nation


Reynolds expanding e-cigarette production

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Reynolds American Inc. is expanding its Tobaccoville, North Carolina, manufacturing complex as it plans national distribution of its Vuse brand electronic cigarette this summer, the company said Friday.

May 23, 2014 | | Nation


Franscella helped put Ripon VFW on the map

RIPON – Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars' Post 1051 in Ripon, John Franscella, has served three tours aboard the U.S.S. Hancock assigned to the F-8 Fighter Squadron in the Gulf of Tonkin between 1968 and 1970.

May 23, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


American Legion supports Turlock

While Memorial Day allows locals to take a moment to thank veterans for their service and sacrifice, several veteran organizations continue to contribute year-round to the community. From supporting sober graduate nights to hosting flag retirement ceremonies, veteran societies such as the American Legion support and further the goals of the community through their financial contributions.

May 23, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Sharpe Depot American Legion in search of members

LATHROP ­– Charles McGonegal is looking to boost membership at the Sharpe General Depot American Legion Post 632.

May 23, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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Reveries of an old man

I dream of being Roger Federer. I always watch his matches and cheer out loud as if it would make a difference in his play.

July 25, 2014 | By PHILIP BOOKMAN Woodbridge Writers Group | Local Columns


How do poor children travel 1,200 miles?

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

July 25, 2014 | | Letters


Ripon grad earns $2,500 scholarship

The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year was presented to Francesca Arnaudo who graduated in May from Ripon High School.

July 24, 2014 | | Education


Value of life jackets

Life jackets are one of the most valuable pieces of equipment on a boat, but lot of owners spend huge amounts of money on radio systems, wakeboard towers, downriggers, power poles, and other luxury items.

July 24, 2014 | By Jarod Ballardo | Sports Columns


Moss slam, Samardzija power A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - A warm day helped Brandon Moss reach another milestone and it helped Jeff Samardzija enjoy even more run support.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s designate reliever Johnson for assignment

OAKLAND (AP) - Jim Johnson just never got comfortable with the Oakland Athletics. A slow start for the two-time AL saves leader turned into a nightmare.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Smith to meet commissioner soon

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith expects to sit down with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell "in the near future" to discuss any potential suspension for his off-field issues.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders CB Hayden to start camp on PUP

NAPA (AP) - Oakland Raiders cornerback DJ Hayden will open training camp on the physically unable to perform list because he has not recovered from surgery for a stress fracture in his right foot.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hamels, Utley lead Phils over Giants 2-1 Hamels, Utley lead Phils over Giants 2-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Cole Hamels used an amped-up fastball in his latest dominant performance.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rice gets 2-game suspension

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension from the NFL on Thursday following his offseason arrest for domestic violence.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


$50K reward for bank heist info

STOCKTON (AP) - Authorities are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a fourth suspect in connection with a bank robbery that spun into a police chase and deadly shootout.

July 24, 2014 | | NEWS


TRANSIENT WITH TB SOUGHT

STOCKTON (AP) - Prosecutors in Northern California said Thursday that they have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who has refused treatment and may be contagious, putting those around him at risk.

July 24, 2014 | | State


Judge argues for return of firing squad executions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An influential federal appeals court judge said Thursday that the nation's third lethal injection execution to go awry in six months underscores his call to bring back firing squads.

July 24, 2014 | | State


Satellites show major Southwest groundwater loss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Groundwater losses from the Colorado River basin appear massive enough to challenge long-term water supplies for the seven states including California and parts of Mexico that it serves, according to a new study released Thursday that used NASA satellites.

July 24, 2014 | | State


California removes lane splitting guidelines

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Highway Patrol has taken down safety guidelines for a sometimes criticized but legal driving maneuver in which motorcyclists pass stalled traffic by driving between lanes.

July 24, 2014 | | State


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