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Djokovic reaches quarterfinals

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Novak Djokovic rolled his eyes after a backhand found the net, shrugged after an early barrage of errors and even heard the crowd at times pulling for his opponent.

March 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


BRIDGE EMPLOYMENT GROWING

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The transition from employment to retirement used to be marked by a date on a calendar, along with some sheet cake, and a maybe a gold watch. Those days are long gone for most workers in the United States.

March 29, 2016 | | Nation


What woman will grace new 10 dollar bill?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says he is getting closer to announcing a decision on who will be the first woman on U.S. paper currency in more than a century. He says even though the woman selected will go on the $10 bill, Alexander Hamilton will still be honored.

March 29, 2016 | | Nation


Tied 4-4 after Scalia’s death, high court gives unions a win

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the clearest sign yet of the impact of Justice Antonin Scalia's death, U.S. labor unions scored a major victory Tuesday with a tie vote in a high-profile Supreme Court case they had once seemed all but certain to lose.

March 29, 2016 | | Nation


Home prices rise faster than incomes in January

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices climbed at more than double the rate of incomes in January, a trend that could ultimately create affordability challenges for buyers.

March 29, 2016 | | Nation


Justices seem to be seeking compromise in birth control case

WASHINGTON (AP) - A seemingly divided Supreme Court is exploring a possible compromise ruling in the dispute between faith-based groups and the Obama administration over birth control.

March 29, 2016 | | Nation


Race intensifying over LGBT rights

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The North Carolina governor's race has suddenly become a referendum on discrimination.

March 29, 2016 | | Nation


Dallas man set to be executed in death of daughters

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Enraged over his ex-wife going to police about his harassment and likely arrest, John David Battaglia used a May 2001 visit with their two young daughters to avenge his anger. As their mother helplessly listened on the phone to one of the girls' cries, he fatally shot them both at his Dallas apartment.

March 29, 2016 | | Nation


Trump campaign manager charged with simple battery

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Police charged Donald Trump's campaign manager with simple battery Tuesday as a videotaped altercation with a reporter transformed what was another messy campaign sideshow into a criminal court summons. Trump decried the charges.

March 29, 2016 | | Nation


Was police dog sniff outside Connecticut condo door legal?

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut marijuana bust has turned into a potential precedent-setting case on whether apartment and condo dwellers have the same rights as house owners when it comes to police using drug-sniffing dogs outside their homes.

March 29, 2016 | | Nation


Mississippi Senate favors allowing armed security

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Asked to choose between a Christian spirit of peace and a "God-given right" of self-defense, Mississippi senators Tuesday overwhelmingly favored the latter.

March 29, 2016 | | Nation


Rhode Island tourism video features Reykjavik, Iceland

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Maybe the state should be called Rhode Iceland.

March 29, 2016 | | Nation


Apple in dark on how FBI hacked iPhone

CUPERTINO (AP) - The FBI's announcement that it mysteriously hacked into an iPhone is a public setback for Apple Inc., as consumers suddenly discover they can't keep their most personal information safe. Meanwhile, Apple remains in the dark about how to restore the security of its flagship product.

March 29, 2016 | | State


Student measles case closes charter school

NEVADA CITY . (AP) - A charter school in the Sierra Nevada closed Tuesday after an unvaccinated child was diagnosed with measles.

March 29, 2016 | | State


Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke dies at 69

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patty Duke, who as a teen won an Oscar for playing Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker," then maintained a long career while battling personal demons, has died at the age of 69.

March 29, 2016 | | State


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Immigrant students blocked from enrolling in schools

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Immigrant children living in the U.S. without legal status have been blocked from registering for school and accessing the educational services ...

April 10, 2016 | | State


17 lawmakers double dip

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A search of pension system records has found 17 California lawmakers collect government pension checks on top of their monthly salaries, a ...

April 10, 2016 | | State


Kings saying farewell to longtime arena

SACRAMENTO (AP) - This time it truly will be goodbye for the Sacramento Kings and their longtime arena.

April 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Warriors’ young stars embrace chance at record 73 wins

OAKLAND (AP) - Coach Steve Kerr may be apprehensive, believing his Golden State Warriors may need a mental and physical break before the playoffs start more ...

April 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers’ Stripling pulled with no-hitter Giants win in 10th

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ross Stripling of the Dodgers was pulled with a no-hitter in progress after 7 1/3 innings during his major league debut ...

April 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Coghlan’s homer in 9th gives Oakland a win over Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) - Chris Coghlan hit a solo home run with one out in the top of the ninth inning off closer Steve Cishek to give ...

April 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Spieth hangs on to Masters lead, but just barely

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The final pairing for a weekend at the Masters is what everyone wanted - Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, winners at four of ...

April 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pacquiao has familiar place and opponent for return to ring

LAS VEGAS (AP) - He returns to a familiar place, with an equally familiar opponent. Manny Pacquiao is taking no chances when he meets Timothy Bradley ...

April 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sierra boys team wins by a nose at Kimball

TRACY - The Sierra High boys track and field team edged out Kimball 66-64 and is now a frontrunner in the Valley Oak League with a ...

April 09, 2016 | | High School Sports


HEROIN USERS

Larry Campbell, a former cop and former mayor of Vancouver, British Columbia, was appalled as he came to San Francisco to advocate a bill that ...

April 09, 2016 | | Other Views


Can GOP get together in Cleveland?

After winning only six delegates in Wisconsin, and with Ted Cruz poaching delegates in states he has won, like Louisiana, Donald Trump either wins on ...

April 09, 2016 | | Other Views


Loving the lunch lady life

I once interviewed a cafeteria "lunch lady" for an article I was writing about a specific food program that she was in charge of. The ...

April 09, 2016 | MONICA CANE | NEWS


Rachel P Winn

Rachel was born to Joseph Henry Porter and Hannah James in Blanding, Utah. She moved to Manteca with her family in 1935. In December of ...

April 08, 2016 | | OBITS


HBO’s Mapplethorpe fetish

HBO shocked the world on April 4 by unveiling a 100-minute documentary honoring the legacy and legislative career of Sen. Jesse Helms.

April 08, 2016 | | Other Views


Great American Plane Robbery

If you take the word "free" and rip the "r" out of it, what do you get?

April 08, 2016 | | Other Views


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