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Man accused of robbing bank posted video on social media

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - A man arrested for robbing a bank posted a photo and videos of the theft on social media - but said he shouldn't have been charged because he didn't threaten anyone and politely asked for the money.

May 06, 2015 | | State

Using smartphone microscope to detect parasites in blood

BERKELEY (AP) - Prick a finger and have the blood checked for parasites - by smartphone? Scientists are turning those ubiquitous phones into microscopes and other medical tools that could help fight diseases in remote parts of the world.

May 06, 2015 | | Nation

Body of student trying to sell car on Craigslist is found

HAZELWOOD, Mo. (AP) - Authorities in two states on Wednesday were investigating the slaying of a 19-year-old Illinois college student who went missing while trying to sell his sports car on Craigslist.

May 06, 2015 | | Nation

Gay, bisexual kids bullied more & at early age

NEW YORK (AP) - Gay and bisexual kids are more likely to be bullied as they're growing up - even at an early age, according to the first large U.S. study to look at the problem.

May 06, 2015 | | Nation

Tesla beats Wall Street forecasts

FREMONT (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla Motors delivered a quarterly record of 10,045 cars in the first quarter, helping it beat Wall Street's expectations despite costly investments in new products and factory capacity and the impact of the strong dollar.

May 06, 2015 | | Nation

The first self-driving vehicle you see may have 18 wheels

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Traveling about 55 miles per hour on a Nevada highway, the big rig's driver looked like The Thinker, with his elbow on the arm rest and his hand on his chin. No hands on the steering wheel, no feet on the pedals.

May 06, 2015 | | Nation

Brown lawns loom this summer

GARDEN GROVE (AP) - It was with more hope than accuracy that the founder of this Orange County city picked the name Garden Grove in 1874 for what was little more than an open plain under the Southern California sun.

May 06, 2015 | | State

Reduced rates for early Great Valley Writing Camp sign-up

Great Valley Writing Project at CSU Stanislaus will offer summer writing programs in Manteca, Ripon, and Tracy for students who are currently enrolled in grades K-12. Enrollment is open to the public.

May 06, 2015 | | State

3 accused of operating fictitious police force

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three people, including one who works for California Attorney General Kamala Harris, were charged after claiming to operate a police department with jurisdiction in 33 states and Mexico and that traces its roots back 3,000 years, authorities said Wednesday.

May 06, 2015 | | State

Enrollment starting for six be.tech career paths

Manteca Unified high school students and their parents now have expanded choices.

May 06, 2015 | | State

Hillary Clinton visits Chinatown tea shop in SF

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton took time out Wednesday from raising money in San Francisco to visit a tea shop in Chinatown.

May 06, 2015 | | State

Governor tells critics of water twin tunnels project to ‘shut up’

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown took a sarcastic approach to critics of his $15 billion twin tunnel plan Wednesday, saying unless they have invested a million hours working on the problem as his staff has, they should "shut up."

May 06, 2015 | | State

Small quakes shake NorCal, SoCal communities

HEMET (AP) - Small earthquakes hundreds of miles apart have rattled communities east of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

May 06, 2015 | | State

Elizabeth (Lib) Gomas

Elizabeth (Lib) Gomas daughter of the late Judson and Grace Rhoads, wife of the late Gene F. Gomas passed away April 29, 2015.

May 06, 2015 | | OBITS

Council jacks up bonus bucks

Minutes after arguing a tax proposed by municipal staff on new homes to pay for police and fire was unfair, the Manteca City Council added a $2,500 per home charge to give elected leaders money to spend as they please.

May 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS

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Texas fight over telemedicine care

DALLAS (AP) - The state of Texas and telemedicine advocates are in a legal tussle over patients who receive doctor consultations through video.

April 30, 2015 | | Nation

Woman pleads guilty to beating a mother as toddler watched

SALEM, N.J. (AP) - A woman accused of savagely beating a mother in front of her young child last year has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault charges.

April 30, 2015 | | Nation

2 elementary school pupils took guns to school

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A first-grader and his brother in kindergarten took two handguns, one of them loaded, on a bus to a Kentucky elementary school Thursday morning after apparently thinking they were toys, authorities said. They said no one was hurt and the firearms were seized when the boys reached school.

April 30, 2015 | | Nation

NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

COP INVESTIGATING BURGLARY REPORT KILLS DOG AT WRONG ADDRESS : WYCKOFF, N.J. (AP) - A police officer investigating a report of a home burglary mistakenly went to the wrong address and ended up killing a family's dog.

April 30, 2015 | | Nation

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 3rd act

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Arnold Schwarzenegger followed the familiar script of a politician departing office in some ways, writing a memoir and doing speaking engagements. But, then again, most former governors don't make three films a year in which they regularly pile up double-digit body counts.

April 30, 2015 | | State

Legislature must release lawmakers’ calendars

SACRAMENTO (AP) - In the first ruling of its kind in California, a Sacramento County judge says the state Legislature should release the appointment books, meeting schedules and calendars of two lawmakers facing separate federal corruption prosecutions.

April 30, 2015 | | State

Agents will miss deadline to remove illegally owned weapons

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Department of Justice will miss its deadline to end a backlog in a program unique to California that seizes guns from people who are prohibited from having them, officials said Thursday.

April 30, 2015 | | State

Appeals court upholds ban on Nativity scene displays

SANTA MONICA (AP) - A Southern California city's decision to ban winter displays in a public park did not violate the free speech rights of Nativity scene supporters, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday.

April 30, 2015 | | State

NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

SEA LION PUP SPOTTED ON SAN FRANCISCO SIDEWALK GETS RESCUED: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A stranded sea lion pup has been spotted wandering a San Francisco sidewalk in a scene that marine rescuers warn could become commonplace as the ocean heats up.

April 30, 2015 | | State

Kaiser earns ‘A’ for safety

Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Modesto and Manteca received the top score of "A" by the Leapfrog Group in its annual safety report, which examined and graded more than 2,500 hospitals throughout the United States.

April 30, 2015 | | NEWS

Medicare data show contrast in generic, brand prescribing

WASHINGTON (AP) - The most-used medicines in Medicare's prescription drug program are generics, but the program spends the most on brand-name drugs, led by the heartburn treatment Nexium, according to an unprecedented release of government data on Thursday.

April 30, 2015 | | Nation

Flakka behind increasingly bizarre crimes

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - One man ran naked through a Florida neighborhood, tried to have sex with a tree and told police he was the mythical god Thor. Another ran nude down a busy city street in broad daylight, convinced a pack of German shepherds was pursuing him.

April 30, 2015 | | Nation

Kaiser nurses strike hospitals over staffing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Registered nurses at six California hospitals went on strike Thursday over staffing levels and other issues during contract negotiations, a move the medical centers called "inappropriate" but said would not interrupt services.

April 30, 2015 | | Nation

Tesla to expand battery tech to homes, firms

FOSTER CITY (AP) - Tesla CEO Elon Musk is trying to steer his electric car company's battery technology into homes and businesses as part of an elaborate plan to reshape the power grid with millions of small power plants made of solar panels on roofs and batteries in garages.

April 30, 2015 | | Nation

Sierra snow disappearing

The cables to the summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park are opening Saturday some three weeks ahead of schedule due to a lack of snow.

April 30, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS

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