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Passenger says JetBlue plane filled with smoke

LONG BEACH (AP) — A JetBlue airliner that experienced engine problems soon after takeoff returned to the Long Beach Airport on Thursday after smoke filled the cabin and passengers evacuated onto the runway using the plane’s emergency slides.

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California health exchange addresses dropped policies

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The leader of California’s health exchange said Thursday that the state is trying to improve notifications to consumers whose policies are shifted from private insurance to Medi-Cal during income checks and eligibility updates.

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Father arrested in stabbing of son

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man found covered in blood and screaming has been arrested on suspicion of killing his 6-year-old son.

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Man arrested in fast-growing wildfire

PLACERVILLE (AP) — A man with a lengthy criminal history has been charged with deliberately starting a Northern California wildfire that has shown explosive growth and driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes, authorities said Thursday.

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Republicans push diverse candidates

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The California Republican Party is promoting one of its most diverse, youthful sets of candidates in years for this November’s election. The question heading into this weekend’s state party convention is whether it will matter in an overwhelmingly Democratic state.

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Larry Ellison steps aside as Oracle CEO

REDWOOD SHORES (AP) — Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is stepping aside as CEO after 37 years at the helm of the business software maker, ending a colorful reign marked by his flamboyant behavior and outlandish wealth amassed while building one of the world’s best-known technology companies.

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San Diego judge denies license scan info request

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego judge has tentatively denied a technology entrepreneur’s request for license plate data collected on his vehicle from police scanners.

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Facebook CEO wants students learning tech

REDWOOD CITY (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies — and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company.

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Man urged victim to kill self via webcam

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man in prison for raping a girl starting when she was 12 is now charged with trying to persuade her to kill herself by cutting her wrists and taking prescription medication while he watched on a webcam.

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Busch Gardens removes decapitated heads

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Busch Gardens removed some props from their Halloween attractions after people in Virginia complained about decapitated heads, the theme park said Thursday.

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Contempt charge for PG&E?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s largest utility may have violated state rules when it negotiated with state regulators to have a favorable judge appointed to hear one of the utility’s rate cases, a judge with the state’s public utilities commission says.

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Boxer indicates big decision to come next year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Sen. Barbara Boxer indicated Thursday that she will announce early next year whether she will seek a fifth term.

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HOAs barred from requiring luscious home landscaping

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to prohibit homeowners associations from banning drought-resistant landscaping to save water.

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500 Berkeley students missed sex abuse classes

BERKELEY (AP) — The University of California, Berkeley says 500 incoming students have not taken a mandatory class on sexual violence.

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Driver freed in crash commits suicide

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A hotel room suicide of a man who was freed from jail after being accused of intentionally crashing his vehicle into the Stratosphere and declaring he wanted to jump from its tower raised questions Thursday about why he hadn’t been charged with a crime and whether he was properly screened for mental illness.

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Democratic state senator offered deal on DUI charges to avoid jail

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A state senator charged with drunken driving after a party at the state Capitol is being offered the chance to plead guilty to a lesser offense, a prosecutor said Thursday.

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Apple locks itself out of devices with passwords

CUPERTINO  (AP) — Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad, a move meant to reassure the millions of people who are increasingly storing vital pieces of their lives on the devices.

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Home Depot breach affected 56M

NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers.

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Chevron meets new shale drilling rules

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, the Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale announced Thursday.

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California bill increases Hollywood tax credits

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown headed to the cradle of the Hollywood film industry Thursday to sign legislation that more than triples the state’s tax credit to $330 million a year for films and TV shows produced in California.

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Business going on holiday hiring spree

NEW YORK (AP) — UPS will hire up to 95,000. Kohl’s plans to take on 67,000 and FedEx 50,000. Wal-Mart will add 60,000.

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DIOCESE OF STOCKTON

The Diocese of Stockton received 34 claims of sexual abuse in the three months prior to the Aug. 15 submission deadline related to the filing of bankruptcy protection by the diocese.

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New home for Manteca VFW

New home for Manteca VFW

Manteca’s Veterans of Foreign Wars post may have a home after all.

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Pumpkin Run now accepting registrations

Pumpkin Run now accepting registrations

The legacy of Faustina Rosas lives on, thanks to the Manteca Unified Student Trust.

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Ripon cuts water use by 12 percent

Californians have been asked to reduce their water usage by 20 percent during the drought.

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Hunter’s mom: She would have done things differently


The mother of 11-year-old Hunter Davis wishes she would have done things differently.

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Homeless man faces charge of knifing worker, stealing bicycle

A K-Mart loss prevention officer was allegedly knifed in the neck by a 61-year-old homeless man Tuesday evening as he was attempting to stop the man from taking a bicycle out the front door of the Northgate Drive store.

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Posted: sep. 18, 2014 12:15 a.m. | | Homeless man faces charge of knifing worker, stealing bicycle Comments 0 Comments


Free day for kids Saturday; Legion Post’s tri-tip dinner

Let the children have fun at the free day for kids at the Boys & Girls Club in Manteca, 545 W Alameda Street on Saturday, Sep. 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be live entertainment, free food, free games such as laser tag and archery tag, bounce houses, and music. For more info go to http://community.mantecabulletin.com/events/detail/13900/

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Wallenda: Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walk between skyscrapers

CHICAGO (AP) — Nik Wallenda is all about spectacle, a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire and now has his sights on Chicago’s iconic skyscrapers — partly because of the city’s reputation for being windy.

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Wallenda: Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walk between skyscrapers

CHICAGO (AP) — Nik Wallenda is all about spectacle, a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire and now has his sights on Chicago’s iconic skyscrapers — partly because of the city’s reputation for being windy.

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Scientists monitoring advancing Hawaii lava are taking big risks

HONOLULU (AP) — Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have been monitoring every twist and turn of lava creeping unpredictably toward communities in a rural and isolated Big Island district.

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Americans endure unwanted care near death

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medical system ruled by “perverse incentives” for aggressive care and not enough conversation about what people want, according to a report released Wednesday.

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Man uses banana to rob store

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police in Philadelphia say a man used a banana he swiped from a convenience store counter to simulate a gun while he robbed the place.

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8 years for guns supplier in deaths

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A New York woman was sentenced to eight years in federal prison Wednesday for supplying guns to a former neighbor who used them to kill his sister and two firefighters in a Christmas Eve ambush that also caused seven homes to burn to the ground.

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Burned armpit hair led to Idaho car accident

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A SUV full of teenagers crashed in Idaho after one of the passengers lit the driver’s armpit hair on fire with a lighter, authorities said Wednesday.

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