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Drafting our daughters

Ever since Donald Trump effectively won the Republican presidential nomination by decisively defeating Ted Cruz in the Indiana primary, Congressional Republicans led by House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have engaged in unseemly public hand-wringing about whether they will or will not accept the people's choice. Unwilling to support the positions that Trump campaigned on - reducing immigration, adopting a pro-American trade policy, and returning education to the local level - Speaker Ryan dusted off his own policy agenda and promised to roll out a series of position papers to compete with those of the presumptive nominee.

June 27, 2016 | PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY | Other Views


Shafer wins 99 Late Model race

Stockton's Gary Shafer Jr. survived a crash marred Late Model main to capture a controversial victory in his first race back at the ¼ mile Stockton 99 Speedway after a multi-year hiatus from competition.

June 27, 2016 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Pro Sports


Stewart wins Save Mart 350

SONOMA - A small piece of debris on the track in the late stages of the race proved to be worth its weight in gold for Tony Stewart, who pulled off an improbable victory in Sunday's 28th Annual Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway.

June 27, 2016 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Pro Sports


Road runners & rattlesnakes

When I was about 10 years old my father took my younger brother Chris and I on an excursion to the hills South of Tracy.

June 26, 2016 | DOn MOYER | Sports Columns


Pope says gays deserve an apology

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) - Pope Francis says gays - and all the other people the church has marginalized, such as the poor and the exploited - deserve an apology.

June 26, 2016 | | Nation


Fentanyl worries changing way narcotics officers operate

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The street version of fentanyl blamed in the deaths of thousands of Americans is also threatening police officers, forcing changes in long-standing basics of drug investigations, from confiscations to testing and undercover operations, law enforcement officials say.

June 26, 2016 | | Nation


For Trump and Brexit voters, same frustrations

MAYBOLE, Scotland (AP) - At the heart of the campaign that led Britain to vote to leave the European Union was a desire to regain independence lost amid a globalized world. It's the same kind of feeling that Donald Trump rode to become the presumptive Republican nominee in the U.S., where he campaigns to put "America first" and "make America great again."

June 26, 2016 | | Nation


Bureau plan to sterilize mustangs

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A federal agency is on a path to sterilize wild horses on U.S. rangeland to slow the growth of herds - a new approach condemned by mustang advocates across the West.

June 26, 2016 | | Nation


Defending AR-style firearms

ATLANTA (AP) - Karen Butler still remembers the first time she picked up an AR-15-style rifle a decade ago.

June 26, 2016 | | Nation


Federer out to turn around rough season at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - Missing his first Grand Slam in 17 years - the French Open - was worth it to Roger Federer to be fit and confident for another Wimbledon.

June 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Defending champ Serena at Wimbledon ready to play

LONDON (AP) - Top-ranked Serena Williams hasn't won a Grand Slam since Wimbledon a year ago, but the 21-time major champion appeared confident about her chances of retaining the title on the eve of the tournament.

June 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Murray-Lendl partnership is among things to know

LONDON (AP) - Andy Murray was part of the first wave of top tennis players who hired former stars of the game as coaches, striking up a successful partnership with Ivan Lendl that resulted in two Grand Slam titles, including at Wimbledon in 2013.

June 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Chad Barrett lifts Quakes to draw with Los Angeles

STANFORD (AP) - Chad Barrett headed home Shea Salinas' free kick in the 90th minute to give the San Jose Earthquakes a 1-1 draw with Los Angeles Galaxy in the final matchup of the 2016 California Clasico on Saturday night.

June 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Power holds off Kanaan to win at Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) - Healthy again following an early-season illness, Will Power is feeling much better about his chances of contending for another IndyCar championship.

June 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


No weeknight races

NASCAR chairman also squashes more road courses

June 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Solo decides to end her season with NWSL’s Seattle Reign

Goalkeeper Hope Solo has decided to end her season with the Seattle Reign of the National Women's Soccer League.

August 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Vikings: QB Bridgewater has dislocated knee, torn ACL

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is expected to miss at least the next season while recovering from a dislocated left knee ...

August 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lawsuit pending, Bouchard out at US Open; Serena, Venus win

NEW YORK (AP) - Eugenie Bouchard wrung her hands at her post-match news conference. She rubbed her lower lip. She squeezed her left arm.

August 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Backup QBs to share spotlight in Raiders preseason finale

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Raiders' preseason game against Seattle means nothing in the big picture other than being the final hurdle before the regular season.

August 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


As controversy simmers, Kaepernick prepares to play

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick will get one more chance to impress coach Chip Kelly before the San Francisco 49ers announce their starting quarterback even ...

August 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kershaw moves closer to return after solid sim game in LA

DENVER (AP) - Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw took a big step toward a return by throwing two solid innings during a simulated game Tuesday at Dodger ...

August 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Tebow shows power in MLB workout

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tim Tebow crushed a batting-practice fastball with a confident left-handed swing, sending it into the trees next to the scoreboard beyond right ...

August 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Graveman goes 7 but A’s offense sputters in loss

HOUSTON (AP) - Kendall Graveman gave the Oakland Athletics another solid outing Tuesday night.

August 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Indians, Athletics agree to trade Coco Crisp

CLEVELAND (AP) - Coco Crisp is headed back to his first baseball home.

August 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Apple with $15B tax bill

CUPERTINO (AP) - The European Union ordered Apple on Tuesday to pay nearly $15 billion in back taxes to Ireland, plus billions more in interest, in ...

August 31, 2016 | | Nation


Beats wins in case alleging double dealing before sale to Apple

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has dismissed the key claims in a lawsuit alleging that headphone maker Beats Electronics duped one of its early partners ...

August 31, 2016 | | Nation


Lawmaker proposes cracking down on Pokemon Go sites

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Invasive weeds have long threatened to erode dunes on a portion of the Chicago lakefront, but the area recently had to contend ...

August 31, 2016 | | Nation


Chipotle’s: Kids eat free on Sundays

NEW YORK (AP) - Chipotle's latest burrito giveaway is for children.

August 31, 2016 | | Nation


Federal hy-pot-crisy

For a few brief months, it looked like America might take a step closer to sanity. And then came the news: the Obama administration will ...

August 31, 2016 | | Other Views


The Clinton Foundation fiasco

The Clinton Foundation has become a serious problem for the Hillary Clinton campaign. Everyone knows the Clintons made a mockery of the promises they made ...

August 31, 2016 | | Other Views


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