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Drought allows early opening for popular Yosemite spot

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - A road leading to spectacular views of California's Yosemite National Park opened to drivers on Saturday, marking the earliest date for the occasion in at least 20 years.

March 29, 2015 | | NEWS


FINAL FOUR

NEW YORK (AP) - I f you liked the look of last year's Final Four, you will love the 2015 edition.

March 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Stanford’s Randle chases scoring record, title at NIT

STANFORD (AP) - Chasson Randle has no problem saying it: The Stanford star believes he can score against anybody.

March 29, 2015 | | Collegiate Sports


Penguins beat Sharks for 2nd straight win

PITTSBURGH (AP) - David Perron and Sidney Crosby scored in the shootout, and the Pittsburgh Penguins won their second home game in as many days, 3-2 over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night.

March 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jimmy Walker wins hometown Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Jimmy Walker made himself right at home on the Texas Open leaderboard.

March 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cristie Kerr rallies to end victory drought

CARLSBAD (AP) - Cristie Kerr ran off four straight birdies on the back nine and closed with a 7-under 65 to win the Kia Classic on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title in nearly two years.

March 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Denny Hamlin races to 25th Cup victory

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) - Denny Hamlin just needed a visit to Martinsville Speedway to get his racing team back on track.

March 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Montoya holds off Power to give Penske 1-2 sweep

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - There was never a doubt that Team Penske would win the IndyCar Series opener.

March 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bishop O’Dowd are state champs

BERKELEY (AP) - Ivan Rabb made one free throw with eight-tenths of a second left in overtime, lifting Bishop O'Dowd to a 65-64 win over Mater Dei in the Open Division boys' state basketball championship on Saturday.

March 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


St. Mary’s claims CIF Open title

BERKELEY . (AP) - Aquira DeCosta scored eight points in the final five minutes, Kat Tudor made a critical 3-pointer down the stretch and St. Mary's of Stockton held on to beat Mater Dei 76-69 in the Open Division girls state basketball championship on Saturday.

March 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cain goes 4 innings in win over LA

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Matt Cain gave up three runs in four innings, Buster Posey and Angel Pagan each had two hits and drove in two runs and the San Francisco Giants beat a Los Angeles Dodgers split-squad 11-9 on Sunday.

March 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams beats 15-year-old at Miami Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - When the ball whizzed past Serena Williams for an ace late in Sunday's match, the subdued crowd suddenly erupted with a roar.

March 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Musselman excited about new Nevada job after coaching in NBA

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Former NBA coach Eric Musselman says one of the things he's looking forward to most about his new job at Nevada is the opportunity to be a lasting influence in the lives of young men.

March 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Graveman pitches into 7th inning as A’s beat Brewers

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Kendall Graveman continued his impressive spring with 6 1-3 innings of three-hit ball, further staking his claim to a spot in the Athletics' rotation and leading Oakland to a 7-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.

March 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors clinch top seed in West for NBA playoffs

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Golden State Warriors achieved two impressive milestones with another double-digit win on the road.

March 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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TARGETING ROBOCALLS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Those automated phone calls during the dinner hour, late at night or to your wireless phone can be so frustrating - and the government is taking note.

May 27, 2015 | | Nationwide


McDonald’s bun toasting, burger searing in new pitch

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's is tweaking how it cooks it burgers in hopes of winning back customers.

May 27, 2015 | | Nationwide


Little beers are big business

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - In a nondescript industrial park, beer geeks line up several times a week outside Bissell Brothers to get the latest batch of fresh beer - much like foodies seeking the freshest baguettes, pomegranates or kale.

May 27, 2015 | | Nationwide


IRS believes identity thieves from Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) - IRS investigators believe the identity thieves who stole the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website are part of a sophisticated criminal operation based in Russia, two officials told the Associated Press.

May 27, 2015 | | Nationwide


California awards $250M for career prep

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California is betting big - $1.4 billion over five years - that connecting high school studies to specific careers will get more students to graduate, go on to college and find well-paying jobs.

May 27, 2015 | | State


US high court: California county drug disposal law stands

OAKLAND (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court is letting a Northern California county's drug disposal law stand, paving the way for similar ordinances elsewhere.

May 27, 2015 | | State


Whale washes ashore in 12th recent death

POINT REYES STATION (AP) - Another dead whale washed ashore in Northern California, the 12th carcass that has appeared in the past few months and marks a higher-than-normal number of deaths but not a record.

May 27, 2015 | | State


SoCal triplets all accepted to MIT

NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - A set of triplets from Newport Beach will have a bit of home on campus next fall after all three were accepted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

May 27, 2015 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC CO. PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric will be looking for a new director as the man who led the company through a deadly 2010 pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area is retiring.

May 27, 2015 | | State


New federal rules for stream

WASHINGTON (AP) - New federal rules designed to better protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands - and the drinking water of 117 million Americans - are being criticized by Republicans and farm groups as going too far.

May 27, 2015 | | Nation


Teacher faces witness intimidation trial

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A high school teacher charged with intimidating a student by pointing her out to classmates as the person who accused his co-worker of an inappropriate sexual relationship was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on witness intimidation charges.

May 27, 2015 | | Nation


Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, as well as one overseas, that expected to receive dead spores.

May 27, 2015 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

MAN ACQUITTED OF ANIMAL CRUELTY FOR BLOWING POT SMOKE: CHICAGO (AP) - A judge has acquitted a Chicago man of animal cruelty charges filed after the man posted a video of himself smoking marijuana with a chameleon.

May 27, 2015 | | Nation


The ‘science’ of sex education

There's no classroom experience the libertine supports more mightily than "sex education." They have struggled to banish even a whisper of a religious worldview from the classroom. Only the secular and "science-based" ideology is allowed.

May 27, 2015 | | Other Views


Give CVB funds to veterans’ effort

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

May 26, 2015 | | Letters


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