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Lottery winners urged to avoid big purchases

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jackpots like Wednesday's anticipated $400 million-plus Powerball can grant a lot of wishes. But what if you were the only winner, and you had but one chance to blow all that money on a single purchase?

February 18, 2014 | | Nation


The Gusto of Marco

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The setbacks that limited Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro to 127 games last year have done nothing to tarnish the optimism and gusto he brings to the game.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Playoff possibility excites reliever

PHOENIX (AP) - For each of his first five major league seasons, Luke Gregerson came to spring training smack dab in the middle of suburbia, surrounded by shopping malls and restaurants.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Politics, police & pucks

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - The politics got a little hotter. The slopes got a lot slushier.

February 18, 2014 | | Olympics


State pension board hikes contributions

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's government will increase the amount it contributes to state employees' pensions starting this summer, and cities and other government agencies will follow suit in two years, to help cover the cost of benefits for retirees who are living longer.

February 18, 2014 | | State


Wise wins on halfpipe for another American gold

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - David Wise considers himself a dad and husband first, a freestyle skier second.

February 18, 2014 | | Olympics


USA-1 leads in Olympic bobsled, Lolo Jones 11th

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - The crash didn't break them, it bonded them.

February 18, 2014 | | Olympics


US and Canada to start goaltenders Quick and Price

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - The U.S. and Canada have chosen to sit the goaltenders that played in the 2010 gold-medal game at the Vancouver Olympics.

February 18, 2014 | | Olympics


Figure skating’s main Olympic event finally here

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Julia Lipnitskaia is back in Sochi.

February 18, 2014 | | Olympics


Warriors, Kings hoping to get healthy after break

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings are likely returning from the All-Star break without their franchise centers.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers’ Yu Darvish jokes about Tanaka contract

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - If Yu Darvish is feeling any pressure after leading the majors in strikeouts last season, it isn't showing.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


The wacky world of Match Play returns

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) - Rory McIlroy makes his American debut this week in the Match Play Championship. The only goal is to make sure it's not a short week.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kurt Busch has championship hopes in move to SHR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Kevin Harvick popped in for what he thought was a quick hello with a bedridden Tony Stewart.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB managers ready to test expanded video replay

PHOENIX (AP) - Major League Baseball managers are getting ready to test the expanded instant replay system.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Syracuse still No. 1, but showing vulnerability

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Jim Boeheim has known it since the season started, and two straight nail biters only has reaffirmed it: his top-ranked Syracuse Orange may still be unbeaten, but they're certainly not invincible.

February 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Daycare owners face trial in swaddling case

PLEASANTON (AP) - Two sisters accused of endangering the lives of infants at their Northern California daycare center by binding them too tightly in swaddling blankets have been ordered to stand trial.

March 23, 2014 | | State


QUICK VISIT

East Union's Cherish Burks hit the fifth pitch of the game over Manteca's left-field fence for a leadoff home run, setting the tone for a 12-1 Valley Oak League victory on Friday.

March 22, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL The Bulletin | High School Sports


Tolman, T’Wolves in top form

Scott Tolman broke a school record and turned in two Sac-Joaquin Section-qualifying times for the frosh-soph trials to help Sierra's boys edge host Manteca 88-84 in Friday's Valley Oak League opener for both rival schools.

March 22, 2014 | | High School Sports


Pitching shines in Bay Area battle

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Yusmeiro Petit struck out seven in four impressive innings, sending the San Francisco Giants to a 3-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

March 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Fresh start for Schaub in Oakland

ALAMEDA (AP) - Matt Schaub and the Oakland Raiders are both hoping to put the mistakes of 2013 in the past.

March 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs beat Kings for 12th straight win

SACRAMENTO (AP) - While a fast-paced offense has become more of a fixture in recent years, the San Antonio Spurs can still grind out games when needed.

March 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Buffet’s billion is safe

The Associated Press

March 22, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Kenseth wins pole in Fontana

FONTANA (AP) - Although Matt Kenseth thinks track position is less important on Fontana's well-aged asphalt than on other NASCAR ovals, he is still excited to start up front Sunday.

March 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scott up 7 shots

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Adam Scott keeps putting his name in the Bay Hill record book, each round moving him closer to another handshake with The King.

March 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


‘The Clown Car’ & the call for war

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

March 21, 2014 | | Letters


How about banning bossy billionaires?

Of course Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg is right to point out that "bossy," the other B-word, is often used to discourage girls - and later women - from becoming leaders. "Words like bossy send a message: don't raise your hand or speak up," says the website of her "Ban Bossy" campaign. "By middle school, girls are less interested in leading than boys - a trend that continues into adulthood. Together we can encourage girls to lead."

March 21, 2014 | By Debra Saunders National columnist | Other Views


Song in my heart: I Got 5 on Jesus

"I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone." – 1 Tim. 2:1

March 21, 2014 | By MONICA CANE Faith Columnist | Local Columns


Disney seeks ‘small world’ sing-along videos

NEW YORK (AP) - Disney on Friday launched a website to create a global sing-along for "it's a small world," marking 50 years since the classic attraction with the unforgettable earworm of a song opened at the 1964 World's Fair in New York.

March 21, 2014 | | Nation


Obama tells Internet CEOs he’ll protect tech privacy

WASHINGTON (AP) - A week before a self-imposed deadline for a review of National Security Agency programs, President Barack Obama sought Friday to assure leading Internet and tech executives that his administration is committed to protecting people's privacy.

March 21, 2014 | | Nation


No to killer’s organ donation request

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio said Friday it was denying a condemned child killer's request to donate organs to his family members, saying he didn't have enough time to undergo the surgery and recuperate for his summer execution.

March 21, 2014 | | Nation


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