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Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza inducted into Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Two players who began their careers at opposite ends of the spectrum nearly three decades ago ended up in the same place on Sunday - with their names etched on plaques at the Baseball Hall of Fame.

July 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


IOC bows to Putin and Russian dopers

Once again, the people who run the Olympics just can't say no to Vladimir Putin.

July 24, 2016 | | Sports Columns


Wild turkeys along banks of Stanislaus

I took a walk in the woods along the Stanislaus River the other day and ran into a small flock of wild turkeys. I have been spotting turkeys there as well as seeing them in the foothills on both sides of the central valley for about 20 years and wondered how widespread they were. In checking both online and with experts at the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, I have determined that turkeys are actually quite plentiful in the Golden State.

July 24, 2016 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


Johanna Konta nets Bank of West title

STANFORD (AP) - As Johanna Konta pounded the ball from every spot on the court Sunday and rarely missed, there were moments Venus Williams could do little more than applaud her opponent's stellar day as winners whipped down the line and drop shots fell perfectly.

July 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Road skid: Giants lose to Yankees, finish 1-7 road trip

NEW YORK (AP) - The San Francisco Giants headed into the All-Star break a major league-best 57-33.

July 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Butler home run in 8th helps A’s beat Rays

OAKLAND (AP) - With a little more playing time these past few days, Athletics slugger Billy Butler is finally getting comfortable at the plate - even in a rare appearance against a right-hander.

July 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Busch earns historic sweep

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kyle Busch heard all about the potential to pull off a historic sweep at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

July 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


IOC leaders stop short of complete ban on Russians

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Rejecting calls by anti-doping officials for a complete ban on Russia, Olympic leaders on Sunday gave individual sports federations the task of deciding which athletes should be cleared to compete in next month's Rio de Janeiro Games.

July 24, 2016 | | Olympics


‘Vive la France’: Froome makes emotional Tour victory speech

PARIS (AP) - After the beer and champagne celebrations, Chris Froome delivered a sobering and emotional message from the Tour de France winner's podium on the Champs-Elysees.

July 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


IOC leaders stop short of complete ban on Russians

Eighty years ago, on July 16, 1936, 10 hard-fought innings of softball could not decide the issue when the Canary Birds tangled with the Stockton Fraser Furnace team in the main attraction at Recreation Park. With the score standing at 7-all, the game was called to allow the local players time to get to work. Joe Bianchi paced the local hitters, poling a trio of safeties in six attempts.

July 24, 2016 | | Sports History


Antonio Garcia new chief nursing officer at Doctors

Antonio Garcia, MSN, RN, has been appointed Chief Nursing Officer of Doctors Hospital of Manteca.

July 24, 2016 | | NEWS


Poll shows support is growing for stricter laws

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans increasingly favor tougher gun laws by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months, but they also are pessimistic that change will happen anytime soon, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

July 24, 2016 | | Nation


Judge tosses woman’s tornado- related suit against Home Depot

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A federal judge has tossed out a woman's lawsuit against Home Depot over the deaths of her husband and two children who had sought refuge inside the big-box store destroyed during the devastating 2011 tornado in Joplin, Missouri.

July 24, 2016 | | Nation


University of Florida linebacker stops sexual assault of woman

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Police say a University of Florida football player helped stop the rape of an unconscious woman behind a trash bin outside a bar.

July 24, 2016 | | Nation


Pro-Sanders, anti-fracking marchers hit Philly streets

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Thousands of demonstrators took to Philadelphia's sweltering streets Sunday, cheering, chanting and beating drums in the first major protests ahead of the Democratic National Convention, as the city wilted during a heat wave.

July 24, 2016 | | Nation


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Del Webb gearing up for car show

It's the 2016 Rods, Roadsters & Cruising Cars car show.

September 24, 2016 | | Local Columns


Pac-12 has no issue with pregame protests

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott has no issue with players protesting during the national anthem long as it's done in a ...

September 24, 2016 | | SPORTS


Raiders tuning up porous defense

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jack Del Rio and his Raiders are busy tuning up a defense that has been as bad as their offense has been ...

September 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Carroll & Kelly reunite

SEATTLE (AP) - Chip Kelly and Pete Carroll overlapped for only one season as college coaches in the Pac-10. They've met only once since both ...

September 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


What to do about Social Security when someone dies

Coincidentally, I received two questions on the same day dealing with the same topic. Each had a relative die and each asked, "What do I ...

September 23, 2016 | Tom MARGENAU | Other Views


UPS testing drones for use in its package delivery system

MARBLEHEAD, Mass. (AP) - One of the world's largest package delivery companies is stepping up efforts to integrate drones into its system.

September 23, 2016 | | Nation


Trustee encouraged by prayer ruling

PICKENS, S.C. (AP) - A Pickens County school board member says he's encouraged by a federal appeals court ruling allowing a county governing board ...

September 23, 2016 | | NEWS


Pope, refugees pray for peace

ASSISI, Italy (AP) - Pope Francis met with war refugees and religious figures on Tuesday in Assisi, the Italian hometown of the tolerance-preaching St. Francis, for ...

September 23, 2016 | | NEWS


Poll shows majority of Americans fear Trump presidency

NEW YORK (AP) - More than half the country fears a Trump presidency. And only about a third of Americans believe he is at least somewhat ...

September 23, 2016 | | Nation


Video shows deadly encounter between police, black man

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Video of a deadly encounter between Charlotte police and a black man shows his wife repeatedly telling officers he is not ...

September 23, 2016 | | Nation


GOP lawmaker: FBI gave immunity to top Clinton aide

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Clinton's former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, and two other staff members were granted immunity deals in exchange for their cooperation ...

September 23, 2016 | | Nation


Obama vetoes 9/11 bill; possible override looms

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama rejected a bill Friday that would have allowed the families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi ...

September 23, 2016 | | Nation


Cruz to vote for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ted Cruz announced Friday he will vote for Donald Trump, a dramatic about-face that may help unite a deeply divided Republican Party months ...

September 23, 2016 | | Nation


Be.tech seeking volunteers to provide student feedback

Community volunteers are needed to help provide feedback students in the Manteca Unified be.tech program.

September 23, 2016 | | Education


1966: EU High construction delayed

100 years ago

September 23, 2016 | | NEWS


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