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Obama sending military advisers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Inching back into a fight he tried to leave behind, President Barack Obama announced Thursday he was dispatching 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq to help quell the rising insurgency in the crumbling nation. He also challenged Iraq's embattled leader to create a more inclusive government or risk his country descending into sectarian civil war.

June 19, 2014 | | Nation


House GOP elects McCarthy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California capped a meteoric rise through the ranks of power on Thursday, winning election as House majority leader as Republicans shuffled their leadership in the wake of Rep. Eric Cantor's primary defeat in Virginia.

June 19, 2014 | | Nation


Presbyterians: Gay marriage is Christian

DETROIT (AP) - The top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted by large margins Thursday to recognize same-sex marriage as Christian in the church constitution, adding language that marriage can be the union of "two people," not just "a man and a woman."

June 19, 2014 | | Nation


More vets wait 30 days; some waits shorter

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tens of thousands more veterans than previously reported are forced to wait at least a month for medical appointments at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics, according to an updated audit of 731 VA medical facilities released Thursday.

June 19, 2014 | | Nation


Data: iPhone ‘kill switch’ cuts thefts

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New crime data show Apple's addition of a "kill switch" to its iPhones last September has sharply reduced robberies and thefts, authorities said Thursday.

June 19, 2014 | | Nation


Harley-Davidson tests electric motorcycles

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Would a Harley still be a Harley if it didn't have that out-of-my-way rumble and those fat, hydrocarbon-belching exhausts?

June 19, 2014 | | Nation


Is extending eagle wind farm eagle permits illegal?

WASHINGTON (AP) - A conservation group sued the Obama administration Thursday over a new federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to seek approval to kill or injure eagles for 30 years.

June 19, 2014 | | Nation


Four outstanding Buffaloes honored

At the end of the school year's Senior Walk Out Rally, Manteca High presented four annual awards. They included:

June 19, 2014 | | Around Town


No fair, no problem

The powers that be decided that it was no longer necessary to hold the San Joaquin County Fair this summer. That's when the real powers that be - parents, friends, families, and farmers of agriculture – stepped up and said "Sorry, not on our watch" and the 2014 San Joaquin AgFest was born. A free five-day celebration of youth agriculturalists in San Joaquin County, featuring traditional livestock competition and more is currently underway. It's the Fair, without all the fanfare, such as carnival rides and horse races but with its most important aspect, agriculture, intact. Make no bones about it ...

June 19, 2014 | By Chris Teicheira Manteca to a 'T' | Manteca to a T


Delta College adds Friday flea market

STOCKTON - The Market at Delta College has added Fridays to its summer festivities from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Delta's Budd 4 Parking lot.

June 19, 2014 | | People & Entertainment


Strange how there’s no money for seniors, veterans

Editor, Manteca Bulletin.

June 19, 2014 | | Letters


Slaughter in Iraq — Bush’s fault?

President Barack Obama, on Dec. 12, 2011, called Iraq "self-reliant and democratic." He praised that country, calling it a "new Iraq that's determining its own destiny - a country in which people from different religious sects and ethnicities can resolve their differences peacefully through the democratic process." Obama said, "I have no doubt that Iraq can succeed."

June 19, 2014 | By LARRY ELDER Author | Other Views


A’s now big league’s best

OAKLAND (AP) - Sonny Gray spent the past few days with Oakland pitching coach Curt Young, making subtle adjustments to his delivery.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ronaldo ‘fit’ to play against US on Sunday

CAMPINAS, Brazil (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo is fully fit to play against the United States in their crucial Group G match at the World Cup, a Portugal teammate said Wednesday.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US defense steps up to challenge

SAO PAULO (AP) - After one game and one impressive win, the U.S. defense is holding its own.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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BOOSTING RETIREMENT PAY

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state pension board on Wednesday approved nearly 100 types of supplemental pay that can be used to boost retirement benefits for newer public employees, one of which drew a strong rebuke from Gov. Jerry Brown.

August 21, 2014 | | State


$93M Medi-Cal payments fraudulent

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State auditors have found Medi-Cal, the nation's largest Medicaid program, was hit with more than $93 million in potentially fraudulent bills by substance abuse clinics across California.

August 21, 2014 | | State


Take responsibility for your dog’s mess

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

August 21, 2014 | | Letters


FERGUSON SHOOTING

Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson is neither Mark Fuhrman nor Barney Fife. Based on what has been presented so far in the media, not even an O.J. Simpson juror would find Wilson guilty of murder.

August 21, 2014 | By LARRY ELDER Author | Other Views


FESM Contas Sunday plus country line dancing Friday

Last weekend was the Contas read at the MRPS Hall, this weekend it will be the FESM Hall. Festa Das Contas is on Sunday, Aug. 24, from noon to 9:30 p.m. with Reading of the Accounts at noon followed by LUSO Dance Performance and sopas.

August 21, 2014 | | Local Columns


Football’s special bond

There is an immeasurable sense of brotherhood and fellowship that exists between people that have been football teammates. I'm talking about real football – not that game you play at the park with your older brothers, though that is a wonderful way to refine your skills. I'm talking two-a-days, mid-summer heat, sprints for five straight days, and haven't even seen a football on the field yet. Then you finally get your helmet and pads.

August 21, 2014 | By Chris Teicheira Manteca to a 'T' | Manteca to a T


Good news for Reece

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece escaped a scare when an injury to his right foot was not as significant as initially feared and he expects to be at full strength when the season opens next month.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants -Cubs rain-shortened game to resume

CHICAGO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants on Wednesday became the first team since 1986 to win a protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wondolowoski scores equalizer for SJ

SEATTLE (AP) - Chris Wondolowski tapped in a point-blank shot midway through the 66th minute on Wednesday night as the San Jose Earthquakes came back from the worst loss in franchise history to pull out a 1-1 draw against the Seattle Sounders.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Torres undergoes surgery on right knee

SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres will miss the start of the upcoming season after undergoing surgery for an infection in his previously surgically repaired right knee.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy wants strong finish to great year

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) - The last player to win back-to-back majors in the same season didn't even make it to the FedEx Cup finale at East Lake.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kent State starting center dies at 21

CLEVELAND (AP) - Kent State football player Jason Bitsko, who was slated to start at center for the Golden Flashes this season, died Wednesday.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tony Stewart skips 3rd race after Ward’s death

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


On day 2 after Miller’s injury, Buckeyes moving on

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - When star quarterback Braxton Miller cried out in pain and crumpled to the ground during No. 5 Ohio State's practice on Monday, coach Urban Meyer wasn't certain what had happened.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gordon has thirst for fun at Delaware brewery

MILTON, Del. (AP) - Jeff Gordon may as well have been any average sports fan, sliding up to the bar and ordering a beer.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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