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Bitcoin futures begin trading on CME, price declines

NEW YORK (AP) — Another security based on the price of bitcoin, the digital currency that has soared in value and volatility this year, began trading ...

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Special counsel obtains 1,000s of Trump transition team emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian contacts with President Donald Trump’s campaign has gained access to thousands of emails sent ...

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Posted: dec. 17, 2017 7:15 p.m. | | Special counsel obtains 1,000s  of Trump transition team emails Comments 0 Comments


Trump not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he is not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller even as his administration was again forced to ...

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Jones: Don’t expect him to always side with Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Doug Jones, who won election to the Senate from staunchly Republican Alabama, insisted to both parties in politically divided Washington Sunday that ...

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Posted: dec. 17, 2017 7:14 p.m. | | Jones: Don’t expect him to always side with Democrats Comments 0 Comments


Kremlin says Putin thanked Trump for CIA tip on bombings

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned U.S. President Donald Trump Sunday to thank him for a CIA tip that helped thwart a series ...

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Posted: dec. 17, 2017 7:14 p.m. | | Kremlin says Putin thanked Trump for CIA tip on bombings Comments 0 Comments


‘Celebration of Life’ for San Francisco mayor who died at 65

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was remembered Sunday for his humility, integrity and infectious smile during a public celebration of his life ...

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Posted: dec. 17, 2017 6:05 p.m. | | ‘Celebration of Life’ for San Francisco mayor who died at 65 Comments 0 Comments


Flames threatening SoCal coastal communities as firefighters mourn

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of firefighters tried Sunday to shield coastal communities from one of the biggest wildfires in California history while a funeral procession ...

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Posted: dec. 17, 2017 6:04 p.m. | | Flames threatening SoCal coastal communities as firefighters mourn Comments 0 Comments


Pot sold Jan. 1 could be tainted

LOS ANGELES (AP) — That legal weed you’ll be able to buy in California on New Year’s Day may not be as green as ...

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Posted: dec. 17, 2017 6:04 p.m. | | Pot sold Jan. 1 could be tainted Comments 0 Comments
New Lathrop police partner?

New Lathrop police partner?

Could the cities of Manteca or Tracy soon provide police protection to the more than 22,000 residents of Lathrop?

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Posted: dec. 16, 2017 12:53 a.m. | | New Lathrop police partner? Comments 0 Comments
Boutique, crafts at MRPS Hall today

Boutique, crafts at MRPS Hall today

If you missed the big arts and crafts sale at the MRPS Hall earlier this month, you’re in luck. There’s another happening today ...

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Weather Service: Conditions ripe for wildfires today

The start of winter is five days away but the National Weather Service is warning conditions will exist from 10 a.m. today to 10 ...

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Posted: dec. 16, 2017 12:52 a.m. | | Weather Service: Conditions ripe for wildfires today Comments 0 Comments
60 BICYCLES FOR KIDS

60 BICYCLES FOR KIDS

The Early Iron Car Club is playing a supporting role as Santa’s helpers as they assembled nearly 60 children’s bicycles for Christmas distribution ...

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Posted: dec. 16, 2017 12:45 a.m. | | 60 BICYCLES FOR KIDS Comments 0 Comments


Manteca seeks to chip away at $112.2M pension liability

Manteca may make additional one-time payments on an annual basis to accelerate the paying down of city employee pension liabilities to reduce the principal and ...

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Posted: dec. 16, 2017 12:44 a.m. | | Manteca seeks to chip away at $112.2M pension liability Comments 0 Comments


Firefighter faces charge of attempted murder

A Lathrop-Manteca Fire District firefighter is being held without bail in San Joaquin County Jail on an attempted premeditated murder charge in connection with a ...

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Posted: dec. 15, 2017 12:47 a.m. | | Firefighter faces charge of attempted murder Comments 0 Comments


Manteca Unified collects $5M in development fees

Development fees assessed on growth for school facilities paid for new classroom furniture at Lathrop High, Sierra High, Brock Elliott School, and Mossdale School during ...

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Posted: dec. 15, 2017 12:47 a.m. | | Manteca Unified collects $5M in development fees Comments 0 Comments


Ripon reduces water use in November by 24.9% over 2013

The City of Ripon’s water reduction figures for November are looking much better.

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Posted: dec. 15, 2017 12:46 a.m. | | Ripon reduces water use in November by 24.9% over 2013 Comments 0 Comments
Families returning to parks

Families returning to parks

Transients and others loitering in Library and Wilson parks in downtown Manteca has dropped off significantly in recent weeks to the point  the two parks ...

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Posted: dec. 15, 2017 12:40 a.m. | | Families returning to parks Comments 0 Comments
MOROWIT SEEKS RE-ELECTION

MOROWIT SEEKS RE-ELECTION

Mike Morowit is seeking another four years on the City Council to continue efforts to position Manteca to aggressively go after Bay Area business — tourism ...

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Posted: dec. 15, 2017 12:39 a.m. | | MOROWIT SEEKS RE-ELECTION Comments 0 Comments


Denver shuts down 26 legal pot businesses, makes a dozen arrests

DENVER (AP) — Denver authorities shut down 26 legal marijuana businesses Thursday and arrested 12 people suspected of illegal distribution of pot after a yearlong criminal ...

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 9:29 p.m. | | Denver shuts down 26 legal pot businesses, makes a dozen arrests Comments 0 Comments


WH aims to sway opinion on immigration overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn public opinion against the nation’s largely family-based immigration system ahead of ...

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 9:28 p.m. | | WH aims to sway opinion on immigration overhaul Comments 0 Comments


Feds: Oklahoma man kept his stepdaughter captive 19 years

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal grand jury in Oklahoma has indicted a 63-year-old man accused of kidnapping his stepdaughter and holding her captive for 19 ...

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 9:28 p.m. | | Feds: Oklahoma man kept his stepdaughter captive 19 years Comments 0 Comments


Rubio defection threatens GOP’s slim majority on tax bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republicans’ razor-thin margin for driving their sweeping tax package through the Senate was thrown into jeopardy Thursday when GOP Sen. Marco Rubio ...

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 9:28 p.m. | | Rubio defection threatens  GOP’s slim majority on tax bill Comments 0 Comments


Dustin Hoffman accused of new incidents of sex misconduct

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More women are accusing Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, including an incident in which a playwright says the actor exposed himself to ...

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 9:28 p.m. | | Dustin Hoffman  accused of new  incidents of   sex misconduct Comments 0 Comments


Kellogg to millennials: Eat cereal, chill at store

NEW YORK (AP) — Kellogg opened a new store in New York on Thursday that it hopes will become a hangout spot for millennials willing to ...

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 8:57 p.m. | | Kellogg to millennials: Eat cereal, chill at store Comments 0 Comments


FCC votes to end ‘net neutrality’

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era “net neutrality” rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T ...

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Disney buys much of Fox to compete with Netflix

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is buying a large part of Fox, including its movie and television studios, for about $52.4 billion, as the home ...

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 8:56 p.m. | | Disney buys much of Fox   to compete with Netflix Comments 0 Comments


1/4 of California kids seen as gender nonconforming

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than a quarter of California schoolchildren between 12 and 17 believe their peers see them as “gender nonconforming,” meaning those boys ...

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 8:44 p.m. | | 1/4 of California kids seen as gender nonconforming Comments 0 Comments


State lawmakers propose health coverage for illegals

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California, flush with cash from an expanding economy, would eventually spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to immigrants living in ...

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 8:44 p.m. | | State lawmakers propose health coverage for illegals Comments 0 Comments


UC system sets new record for applicants for 13th straight year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Students are applying to the University of California system in record numbers for the 13th straight year, according to preliminary data released ...

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 8:44 p.m. | | UC system sets new record for applicants for 13th straight year Comments 0 Comments


Police bust multimillion-dollar weed ‘fortress’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police in Southern California raided a weed “fortress” on Wednesday, seizing 35,000 marijuana plants and shutting down an operation they believe ...

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Set more fires to try to stop wildfires

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s seemingly endless cycle of wildfires is prompting authorities to make plans to set more “controlled burns” to thin forests choked ...

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 8:25 p.m. | | Set more fires to try to stop wildfires Comments 0 Comments


State wildfires prompt tougher rules for utilities

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Devastating California wildfires this year — and expectations of more to come under the extremes of climate change — prompted regulators Thursday to toughen ...

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Ministry of caring hosts seniors

When it comes to luncheons, the Christmas one hosted by Sr. Ann Venita and her Ministry of Caring is the biggest event of the year.

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Firefighter dies fighting SoCal wildfire

SANTA BARBARA . (AP) — A firefighter died Thursday while working a colossal wildfire burning in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles that has become the fourth ...

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 8:25 p.m. | | Firefighter dies fighting SoCal wildfire Comments 0 Comments


Prominent 9th Circuit judge faces sex misconduct inquiry

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The chief judge of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday that he has opened a misconduct inquiry into ...

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 8:25 p.m. | | Prominent 9th Circuit judge faces sex misconduct inquiry Comments 0 Comments

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