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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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Ripon starts TVL play with lopsided win at Hughson

HUGHSON - Last week, Ripon High's girls soccer team encountered the three toughest teams - Central Valley, Manteca and Vista del Lago - it is likely to ...

March 16, 2016 | | High School Sports


Manteca blanks EU to begin pivotal week

Manteca is building up for its big showdown with Kimball.

March 16, 2016 | | High School Sports


Clinton, Sanders migrate

I learned a new word at last Wednesday night's Univision Democratic debate - "Hispandering." Univision's Maria Elena Salinas asked former Secretary of State Hillary ...

March 16, 2016 | | Other Views


Convert 4 streets into one ways

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

March 16, 2016 | | Letters


Kings complete first season sweep of Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Darren Collison had 22 points in his ninth start of the season, DeMarcus Cousins also scored 22 and the Sacramento Kings completed ...

March 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NFL links football, CTE; could it affect $1 billion deal?

On the contentious issue of concussions, the NFL has relented on a once-steadfast stance.

March 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Donskoi’s power-play goal helps Sharks beat Bruins

SAN JOSE (AP) - Joonas Donskoi scored a tiebreaking power-play goal with 13:23 remaining after an offensive zone penalty by Boston's Jimmy Hayes and ...

March 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic, Williams roll in straight sets at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS . (AP) - Defending champion Novak Djokovic continued his dominance of Philipp Kohlschreiber, winning 7-5, 7-5 in the BNP Paribas Open Tuesday.

March 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Florida Gulf Coast beats Fairleigh Dickinson in First Four

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Florida Gulf Coast showed once again that it can rise to the occasion in the NCAA Tournament.

March 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Saint Mary’s responds to NCAA snub with NIT win

MORAGA (AP) - Joe Rahon scored 14 points and hit two free throws with 1.5 seconds left to help Saint Mary's advance to the ...

March 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Reynolds homers, Arenado up to .583 as Rockies down A’s

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Mark Reynolds hit a three-run home run, Nolan Arenado's two hits raised his spring average to .583 and the Colorado Rockies ...

March 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Obama opens Cuba for business

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama sent an unmistakable message to Americans on Tuesday ahead of his historic trip to Havana: Cuba is open for business.

March 15, 2016 | | Nation


Man who ran over son, 4, while looking for scrap sentenced

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) - A man who accidentally ran over his 4-year-old son while looking for scrap at a central Ohio construction site has been sentenced ...

March 15, 2016 | | Nation


Settlement deal reached in Alabama ‘rape bait’ case

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Both sides have reached a settlement in an Alabama lawsuit involving a teenager who says she was raped after a school worker ...

March 15, 2016 | | Nation


3 Franciscan ex-leaders charged in abuse case

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Three ex-leaders of a Franciscan religious order were charged Tuesday with allowing a friar who was a known sexual predator to take ...

March 15, 2016 | | Nation


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