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CALIF. MEETS FIRST INMATE TARGET SET BY COURT: SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California prison officials say they have met the first target set by a federal court to reduce inmate overcrowding.

January 03, 2012 | | State


LA arson suspect's captor patrols for $1 a year

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January 03, 2012 | | State


Dry start to winter leaves Sierra without snow with water content at 19% of normal

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A dry start to winter made it tough for state water engineers to find snow Tuesday during their first survey of the season.

January 03, 2012 | | State


Backers of Calif millionaire tax target model Kardashian

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January 03, 2012 | | State


‘Panel says lawmakers should hold off on high speed rail bonds

SACRAMENTO (AP) - An independent panel says California lawmakers should not authorize $2.7 billion in bonds to build the initial section of the state's high-speed rail system.

January 03, 2012 | | State


Bay Area briefs

SF sees drop in crime for 3rd year

January 03, 2012 | | State


Romney says he expects to win Iowa's caucuses, become Republican nominee

MARION, Iowa (AP) - A confident Mitt Romney said Monday that he's going to win Iowa and become the Republican nominee for president.

January 02, 2012 | | Nation


On caucus eve, Ron Paul doesn't see himself winning presidential election

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Republican Ron Paul, a leading contender in Iowa's presidential caucuses, said Monday on the eve of the leadoff 2012 vote that he does not envision himself in the White House.

January 02, 2012 | | Nation


Nation news briefs

ANOTHER SYRINGE FOUND IN WALMART CLOTHING IN GA.: CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say another syringe has been found in clothing from a Walmart store in Georgia, bringing the number of cases to 15 at the same store since late November.

January 02, 2012 | | Nation


Wastewater well in Ohio triggered quakes

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January 02, 2012 | | Nation


Gingrich: 'I don't think I'm going to win' Iowa

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich conceded defeat in Iowa on Monday, a day before caucus-goers weighed in.

January 02, 2012 | | Nation


Oregon powers past Wisconsin 45-38

PASADENA (AP) - Oregon's incredible offense busted up Wisconsin and the record books on the way to the Ducks' first Rose Bowl victory in 95 years.

January 02, 2012 | | Collegiate Sports


Florida beats Ohio State, avoid losing record

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's Jaye Howard timed the snap perfectly, blew through two defenders and violently slammed Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller to the ground.

January 02, 2012 | | Collegiate Sports


Penn St falls to Houston, 30-14

DALLAS (AP) - Pacing the Penn State sideline just the way his dad did for 46 seasons, Jay Paterno couldn't help but wonder what JoePa might be doing back home in Happy Valley.

January 02, 2012 | | Collegiate Sports


Michigan St beat Georgia in 3OTs

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Down a touchdown with less than two minutes remaining and a long way to go, Kirk Cousins found a way to give Michigan State a parting gift.

January 02, 2012 | | Collegiate Sports


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UC TUITION HIKES

University of California Regent Richard Blum confessed that he was "apoplectic" at the Board of Regents meeting Wednesday. The husband of Sen. Dianne Feinstein supports tuition increases as high as 28 percent over five years, which the board approved Thursday. Blum warned that private universities such as Yale and Stanford threaten to poach academic superstars. "In my investment business, if I underpaid my staff as much as the university is underpaid," said Blum, "I'd have nothing but empty desks." And: "You've got to get real about this stuff."

November 22, 2014 | By Debra Saunders National columnist | Other Views


Hail the (president) emperor

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

November 22, 2014 | | Letters


Window washer falls onto moving car

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A worker fell screaming 11 stories from the roof of a bank building Friday morning onto a moving car, crushing its roof and sending shattered glass flying into the street, police and witnesses said.

November 21, 2014 | | State


UC campuses expands legal services

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California is planning to offer legal services at six campuses to students who are living in the U.S. illegally or have parents who might be eligible for deportation relief under President Barack Obama's new immigration order, UC President Janet Napolitano announced Friday.

November 21, 2014 | | State


Death recommended in torching of ex-girlfriend

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A jury on Friday recommended the death penalty for a man who shot his ex-girlfriend and lit her on fire in front of her five children in her California home.

November 21, 2014 | | State


$139M deal in sex abuse case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay more than $139 million to end remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous lewd acts on his students, according to the settlement announced Friday.

November 21, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

MAN FACES POSSIBLE JAIL TIME FOR NOT WATERING LAWN: UPLAND (AP) - Fernand Bogman says he's being a responsible citizen by not watering the grass at his San Bernardino County home during California's drought.

November 21, 2014 | | State


Marine with robotic leg braces gets Bronze Star

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A Marine who was left paralyzed by a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan fulfilled a promise to himself on Friday and walked using robotic leg braces in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, where he was awarded a Bronze Star.

November 21, 2014 | | Nation


Investigators may have recovered lost IRS emails

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal investigators have told Congress that they have recovered data that may include lost emails from one of the pivotal figures in the controversy over the IRS's treatment of tea party groups, congressional aides said Friday.

November 21, 2014 | | Nation


Locomotive back on track after 88 years

CARSON CITY (AP) - The Glenbrook - perhaps the most viewed locomotive in Nevada history - roared to life for the first time in 88 years this week in Carson City.

November 21, 2014 | | Nation


Marking 75 years with same company

MOUNTAIN BROOK, Ala. (AP) - Frances Moore was hired to help out for the holidays at an Alabama jewelry store in 1939, and she's still there.

November 21, 2014 | | Nation


Maine risks losing funding over photos

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Gov. Paul LePage's administration is facing a potential loss of federal funding to administer its food stamp program over concerns about the state's decision to put photos on cards used to access the benefits.

November 21, 2014 | | Nation


Crowd cheers comedy from embattled Cosby

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - As Bill Cosby's standup tour crumbled with cancellations, the embattled entertainer joked about his usual subjects of family, wives and childhood Friday to a cheering audience that greeted him with a standing ovation as he took the stage and another when he finished.

November 21, 2014 | | Nation


Sparano savors 1st win with Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Tony Sparano gathered the Oakland Raiders in a victorious locker room and praised them for sticking together through a 16-game losing streak.

November 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pacquiao in need of signature win vs. Algieri

MACAU (AP) - Boxing is a hurt business, as Manny Pacquiao found out when he ended up face down on the canvas after being knocked out just three fights ago by Juan Manuel Marquez.

November 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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