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Manteca educator Dunbar is Woman of the Year

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, R-Riverbank, honored Manteca educator Tammy Brecht Dunbar as the 2016 Woman of the Year for the 12th Assembly District.

March 25, 2016 | | Nation


Employers fight rule for more transgender rights

WASHINGTON (AP) - Big companies are pushing back against proposed federal rules they say would require their medical plans to cover gender transition and other services under the nondiscrimination mandate of President Barack Obama's health care law.

March 22, 2016 | | Nation


Google helps offer vastly faster Internet in Cuba

HAVANA (AP) - Google is opening a cutting-edge online technology center at the studio of one of Cuba's most famous artists, offering free Internet at speeds nearly 70 times faster than those now available to the Cuban public. President Barack Obama says Google's efforts in Cuba are part of a wider plan to improve access to the Internet across the island.

March 22, 2016 | | Nation


FDA adds boldest warning to most widely used painkillers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health regulators will add their strongest warning labels to the most widely prescribed painkillers, part of a multi-pronged government campaign to stem an epidemic of abuse and death tied to drugs like Vicodin and Percocet.

March 22, 2016 | | Nation


Site offers concert experience to those outside the arena

NEW YORK (AP) - Bruce Springsteen's generous gesture to snowbound followers this winter was the first time many music fans became aware of Nugs.net, a website that offers concert experiences to those who can't make it to the arena.

March 22, 2016 | | Nation


Trump offers foreign policy details

WASHINGTON (AP) - Confronting doubts about the depth of his knowledge of world affairs, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump delivered a sober speech to a pro-Israel crowd on Monday and outlined for the first time the team of foreign policy thinkers advising his campaign.

March 21, 2016 | | Nation


Teen killed in ‘game’ involving bow-and-arrow

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy was killed when he was struck in the head while playing a game of "dodging arrows" at a friend's house, and criminal charges could be possible, authorities said Monday.

March 21, 2016 | | Nation


Austin police to fire officer who fatally shot nude teen

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An Austin police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked 17-year-old last month will be fired, Police Chief Art Acevedo announced Monday.

March 21, 2016 | | Nation


Police: Boy playing with gun Shoots friend, 13, in the face

MOUNT PLEASANT, Pa. (AP) - A 14-year-old boy was charged Monday with killing a 13-year-old boy after shooting him in the face while they were playing with a gun at a Pennsylvania home, police said.

March 21, 2016 | | Nation


Man arrested for punching protester is Air Force member

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A man captured on video kicking and punching an anti-Donald Trump protester at the presidential candidate's rally in Tucson on Saturday is a member of the Air Force.

March 21, 2016 | | Nation


Obama, Castro lay bare tensions on trade embargo, human rights

HAVANA (AP) - Laying bare a half-century of tensions, President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro prodded each other Monday over human rights and the longstanding U.S. economic embargo during an unprecedented joint news conference that stunned Cubans unaccustomed to their leaders being aggressively questioned.

March 21, 2016 | | Nation


Teacher fined for showing her students beheading video

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City middle school teacher was fined $300 for showing students a video of an Islamic State beheading, according to a published report.

March 20, 2016 | | Nation


Black bear study shows eating human food helps and hurts

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Black bears that eat human foods from trash cans have higher reproductive rates than those living on natural foods, according to a study by Colorado researchers.

March 20, 2016 | | Nation


Applicant gets job after foiled robbery

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A job interview was in progress when a thief grabbed cash from the till at a fast food restaurant. The manager conducting the interview then blocked the door, and the applicant grabbed the thief's arms.

March 20, 2016 | | Nation


Paris attacks suspect was planning new acts

BRUSSELS (AP) - The top suspect in last year's Paris attacks told investigators after he was captured that he was planning new operations from Brussels and possibly had access to several weapons, Belgium's foreign minister said Sunday.

March 20, 2016 | | Nation


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Beyond cookies: Thousands of girls a becoming Cub Scouts

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - Ten-year-old twins Tatum and Ian Weir aren't about to let matching, minor injuries deter them from their goal of becoming ...

April 23, 2018 | | Nation


Mob museum lets visitors play police officer

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A home invader wearing a ski mask is holding a woman hostage in her bedroom. A police officer immediately starts giving verbal ...

April 23, 2018 | | Nation


Police rescue baby raccoon trapped under SUV hood

EMERYVILLE (AP) - A baby raccoon halted Northern California traffic after he crawled inside the engine compartment of an SUV stopped at a traffic signal.

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Trump considering pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump says he's considering a posthumous pardon for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Accepting rights award, Kaepernick decries ‘lawful lynching’ police killings

AMSTERDAM (AP) - Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his kneeling protest of racial injustice that ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Accepting rights award, Kaepernick decries ‘lawful lynching’ police killings

HOUSTON (AP) - Barbara Bush was remembered as the "first lady of the Greatest Generation" during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered

HOUSTON (AP) - Barbara Bush was remembered as the "first lady of the Greatest Generation" during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Deer farmers raise unusual livestock in South Dakota

BATH, S.D. (AP) - This time of year his farm can be pretty boring, Chris Kassube said.

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Body of deported veteran buried in Central California

REEDLEY (AP) - For years, Marine Corps. veteran Enrique Salas sought to return to the United States after he was deported from Mexico.

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Younger women drawn to Daughters of the American Revolution

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Summer Morris turns to face an American flag, places her right hand over her heart and begins to recite the Pledge of ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Albuquerque school tackles teen obesity

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Camron Chavez, 12, can tell the meals at South Valley Preparatory School are a little different.

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Half the man he used to be: Kentucky pastor drops 240 pounds

GLASGOW, Ky. - There's a good reason for the spring in Jeremy Atwood's step.

April 22, 2018 | By ROGER ALFORD | Nation


Texas 8th- graders asked to list positives of slavery

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A San Antonio charter school has apologized after a teacher asked students in an eighth grade American history class to list the ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Steil becomes GOP front-runner to win Ryan’s seat

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A former driver for House Speaker Paul Ryan who has been active in Wisconsin Republican politics for years announced Sunday that he ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


Russian lawyer questions why Mueller hasn’t contacted her

MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian lawyer who discussed sanctions with Donald Trump Jr. in New York during his father's 2016 campaign for the U.S ...

April 22, 2018 | | Nation


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