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No one is more supportive of young people involved in politics than I am. Year after year, I not only teach my own students but also speak at colleges and universities, eschewing political correctness but urging, begging even, for the students to passionately advocate the beliefs they hold and to become active participants in our democracy.

November 19, 2016 | | Other Views


He asks Baca if religion is bad thing

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

November 19, 2016 | | Letters


Obama blocks new Arctic drilling

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is blocking new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean, handing a victory to environmentalists who say industrial activity in the icy waters will harm whales, walruses and other wildlife and exacerbate global warming.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Oklahoma residents hit by quakes sue 27 energy firms

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Residents of a town hit by Oklahoma's strongest earthquake have filed a class-action lawsuit against dozens of energy companies, accusing them of triggering destructive temblors by injecting wastewater from oil and natural gas production underground.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


UN climate talks end with pleas for Trump to join fight

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) - The first U.N. climate conference after the landmark Paris Agreement closed Friday with delegates appealing to Donald Trump to join the battle against global warming and inviting him to see its impacts in Pacific islands.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


University stops wrestlers from competing after lewd social texts

NEW YORK (AP) - Some Columbia University wrestlers will be suspended from the team for as long as the rest of the school year over lewd and racially insensitive text messages, but some teammates can keep competing, including in a state championship this weekend, the university announced on Friday.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Indiana sheriff, mayor, other officials charged with bribery

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted a northwestern Indiana sheriff, his top deputy and a mayor, accusing them of collecting bribes in return for contracts for towing and other services, a prosecutor announced Friday.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


As Trump talks wall, China builds bridges to Latin America

LIMA, Peru (AP) - An expected U.S. economic retreat from Latin America under Donald Trump is causing the region's leaders to look halfway around the world, to China, for help weathering the possible financial headwinds.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Lennon’s Beatles breakup letter sold at auction for $30,000

BOSTON (AP) - An angry letter from John Lennon to Paul and Linda McCartney written shortly after the Beatles' breakup has been sold at auction for nearly $30,000.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Why Trump won’t privatize Social Security

In the past week or so, I've heard from dozens of fearful readers asking about Donald Trump's plans to privatize Social Security. I'm going to suggest that people relax. President-elect Trump and his cohorts may have plans to privatize the Social Security system, but I highly doubt those plans will ever see the light of day.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Rule bans bars, many restaurants from creating marijuana-use areas

DENVER (AP) - Bars and many restaurants in Denver won't be able to offer on-site marijuana consumption because of a new state rule announced Friday that prohibits liquor-license holders from applying for the permit.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Oregon cities setting rules after opting in to legal pot

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Some 30 counties and cities in Oregon approved some type of marijuana businesses in last week's election, and officials in those communities now must establish rules for every step in the production and supply chain.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Daily fantasy sports rival firms merging

BOSTON (AP) - Daily fantasy sports rivals DraftKings and FanDuel have agreed to merge after months of speculation and increasing regulatory scrutiny.

November 18, 2016 | | Nation


Thompson, Durant lead Warriors to win over Celtics

BOSTON (AP) - Klay Thompson scored 28 points, Kevin Durant had 23 points and 10 rebounds against the team he spurned this summer and the Golden State Warriors scored 18 points in a row in the third quarter to pull away and beat the Boston Celtics 104-88 on Friday night.

November 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Griffin scores 29, Redick 26 as Clippers top Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Blake Griffin had 29 points, seven rebounds and six assists to lead the Los Angeles Clippers over the Sacramento Kings 121-115 on Friday night.

November 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Chapecoense vows to compete, possibly with borrowed players

CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) - Six players, a handful of support staff, and deep sorrow are all that remain of Brazil's Chapecoense soccer club.

December 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Tiger Woods returns amid varied expectations, high interest

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - Everyone is watching, everyone is curious, and Jordan Spieth had the perfect view of Tiger Woods for his return to golf.

December 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


MLB players, owners reach tentative labor deal

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Baseball players and owners reached a tentative agreement on a five-year labor contract Wednesday night, a deal that will extend the sport ...

December 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Outfielder Matt Joyce agrees to $11M, 2-year deal with A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Matt Joyce hopes to play more regularly again in his new role with the Oakland Athletics, who needed a new outfielder to fill ...

December 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders pass rusher Mack steps up production

ALAMEDA (AP) - With the game on the line, the Carolina Panthers sent three blockers in Khalil Mack's direction to no avail.

December 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders QB Carr says no limitations from injured finger

ALAMEDA (AP) - Derek Carr says he will have no limitations this week because of the injured pinkie on his throwing hand that forced him to ...

December 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Game between Kings and 76ers postponed due to condensation

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A scheduled game between the Sacramento Kings and Philadelphia 76ers was postponed Wednesday night by the NBA because of condensation on the court ...

December 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Couture leads Sharks to yet another win

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Although the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings have one of the NHL's liveliest rivalries, the ice has been ...

December 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers Kelly has no interest in Oregon job

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly said Wednesday that he has no interest in the Oregon Ducks coaching job and has ...

November 30, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Thousands attend Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting

NEW YORK (AP) - Thousands of rain-drenched revelers gathered in midtown Manhattan Wednesday night to watch the annual lighting of the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center.

November 30, 2016 | | Nation


3 more bodies found in Tennessee wildfire; toll at 7

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) - Three more bodies were found in the ruins of wildfires that torched hundreds of homes and businesses in the Great Smoky Mountains ...

November 30, 2016 | | Nation


Miami exiles rally for Cuba freedom after Castro death

MIAMI (AP) - Hundreds of Cuban exiles in Miami rallied Wednesday for freedom and democracy on the communist island following the death of revolutionary leader Fidel ...

November 30, 2016 | | Nation


The Latest: 4 arrested as protests remain calm in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Latest on a decision not to charge an officer who shot a black man in Charlotte, North Carolina (all times ...

November 30, 2016 | | Crime


Prosecutor clears officer in man’s death, says man was armed

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A prosecutor on Wednesday cleared a Charlotte police officer in the killing of a black man whose death touched off civil ...

November 30, 2016 | | Nation


Lawsuits challenge abortion restrictions in 3 states

NEW YORK (AP) - Taking the offensive after Election Day setbacks, Planned Parenthood and its allies filed lawsuits Wednesday in North Carolina, Missouri and Alaska challenging ...

November 30, 2016 | | Nation


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