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Common Core ended Bush Dynasty

As Republicans try to make sense of Donald Trump's huge victory in the South Carolina primary, the big news is the shellacking of Jeb Bush in a state that voted four times for a George Bush for president. Trump defeated Bush by the overwhelming margin of 4-to-1 (33 percent to 8 percent).

March 01, 2016 | | Other Views


FBI, Apple clash before Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government calls it a "vicious guard dog" that hurts national security. Apple says it's critical to protecting consumer privacy against increasingly sophisticated hackers.

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


Before Trump, there was Jesse Ventura & big victory

CHICAGO (AP) - He was a candidate few thought stood a chance. Best known as a television showman, he seemed more interested in self-promotion than winning public office. But soon he was dominating media coverage and debate stages, each pungent remark only endearing him more to a disenchanted public.

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


South Dakota governor vetoes law on transgender bathrooms

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota's governor vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have made the state the first in the U.S. to approve a law requiring transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their sex at birth.

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


Homecoming for spacemen after year aloft: ‘We did it!’

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Astronaut Scott Kelly closed the door Tuesday to an unprecedented year in space for NASA, flying back to the planet and loved ones he left behind last March.

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


Chris Rock’s Oscar broadcast skit stereotyping of Asians draws criticism

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin is disappointed about the way Asians were stereotyped during an onstage skit at Sunday night's Oscars, and said more racial awareness is needed.

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


Obama, GOP leaders talk Supreme Court vacancy

WASHINGTON (AP) - After an Oval Office sit-down on Tuesday did nothing to move Republican Senate leaders off their hard line against a Supreme Court nomination, Democrats pulled out another weapon in the heated election-year fight: Donald Trump.

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


NYC restaurants post salt warnings, and diners shrug

NEW YORK (AP) - As warning labels go, the small salt shaker emblems that began showing up on some New York City restaurant menus recently are fairly unobtrusive, but each is supposed to carry a powerful message. If the black and white logo appears next to a dish, it means it contains more salt, by itself, than doctors recommend that a person ingest in an entire day.

March 01, 2016 | | Nation


Curry turning 3-pointers into longest drive competition

As Stephen Curry casually dribbled the ball across halfcourt, the clock winding down on a tie game in overtime, he took one bounce past the stripe, did his trademark foot shuffle as he gathered himself and let the ball fly from some 38 feet away.

February 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Tom Brady agrees to 2-year extension

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady reportedly has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the New England Patriots.

February 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Bohn suffers major heart attack at Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Jason Bohn says he wanted to go back to his room to take a shower before going to the hospital with chest pains and didn't realize he was having a major heart attack until paramedics at the Honda Classic put him on a stretcher and called for an ambulance.

February 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Blanco looking for any way to help SF

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - San Francisco Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco is looking for any way to contribute this season as he transitions from being a starter to becoming a reserve.

February 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Surkamp tabbed as A’s first starter

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Eric Surkamp is getting a chance to make a good impression right away in spring training.

February 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Baseball toughens up on chew as bans multiply

NEW YORK (AP) - Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz spit some chew into a bottle at his locker, then dipped into the latest notice from baseball.

February 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Trades: Big names stay put

NEW YORK (AP) - Loui Eriksson is still with Boston. Dan Hamhuis is still a Canuck. And Jonathan Drouin is still on the roster of the Tampa Bay Lightning after the NHL's trade deadline came and went Monday.

February 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Nintendo plans sale of Mariners’ stake

SEATTLE (AP) - Nintendo of America plans to sell its controlling stake in the Seattle Mariners to a group of minority owners led by John Stanton ...

April 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raptors hold on for win

TORONTO (AP) - DeMar DeRozan scored 34 points and the Toronto Raptors held on for a 102-99 victory over the Indiana Pacers and a 3-2 lead ...

April 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Warriors grant Lakers permission to interview assistant Luke Walton

OAKLAND (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers received permission from the Warriors to interview top assistant Luke Walton for their coaching vacancy.

April 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Predators claim victory over the Ducks

ANAHEIM (AP) - Colin Wilson and Paul Gaustad scored in the first period and the Nashville Predators hung on to win the franchise's first Game ...

April 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Moving on from ‘Deflategate’

CHICAGO (AP) - As far as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is concerned, the league is ready to move on from "Deflategate."

April 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Top QBs Goff, Wentz at ease

CHICAGO (AP) - Jared Goff lobbed a few balls to a couple of lucky kids and practiced his coverage skills. Carson Wentz grinned as he sent ...

April 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Brooks’ focus on Wizards, not Kevin Durant

WASHINGTON (AP) - New Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks was surprised it took so long to get the question. Almost 15 minutes into his introductory news ...

April 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Can Vegas win a longshot bet on the Raiders?

LAS VEGAS (AP) - This is a town built on taking money from people, not giving it to them.

April 28, 2016 | Tim Dahlberg | Pro Sports


Raiders will announce draft selections from Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Oakland Raiders will announce their third-day draft selections from Mexico City on Saturday.

April 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Warriors roll into second round of playoffs

OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson knew Golden State had to come together, that every player needed to raise his game with Stephen Curry sidelined.

April 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raymond Matthew Simons

Raymond Matthew Simons, 61, entered into rest suddenly on April 20, 2016 in Manteca. He was born on November 16, 1954 to the late John ...

April 27, 2016 | | OBITS


Recycled water will keep schools green

Manteca Unified school campuses south of the 120 Bypass will be the first to use treated wastewater to irrigate grass fields and landscaping.

April 27, 2016 | | NEWS


Golden State’s Steve Kerr wins Coach of the Year

OAKLAND (AP) - As Steve Kerr tried to cope with the headaches, nausea, pain and other concerning symptoms, there were times he wondered whether he would ...

April 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Warriors confident without injured Curry

OAKLAND (AP) - Draymond Green is going to tell it like it is, and he insists these Golden State Warriors have few issues when it comes ...

April 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sharks await Ducks-Predators winner

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks are happy to wait a little longer before finding out their second-round playoff opponent.

April 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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