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Mega snowstorm hitting Northeast

NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of millions of people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days.

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Law enforcement wants Waze disabled

WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement is concerned that the popular Waze mobile traffic app by Google Inc., which provides real-time road conditions, can also be used to hunt and harm police.

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Boy, 13, fatally shot playing ‘cops & robbers’

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy unintentionally fatally shot his 13-year-old brother while playing “cops and robbers” after the boys discovered their father’s hidden gun at a Minnesota home, police said Monday.

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Police shoot, kill woman who struck officer with car

DENVER (AP) — Denver police shot and killed a young woman who struck and injured an officer in a stolen car, authorities said Monday.

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Did mom kill her 5-year-old with salt?

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A confounding and heartbreaking murder case alleging that a mother purposely poisoned her 5-year-old son with salt and documented his decline on social media began Monday in the New York suburbs.

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Deficit to shrink to lowest level since 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) — Solid economic growth will help the federal budget deficit shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, according to congressional estimates released Monday.

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Ex-CIA officer guilty of leaking secrets

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former CIA officer was convicted Monday of leaking details of a covert mission to derail Iran’s nuclear program in a case that, until the eve of the trial, was as much about the journalist who published the leaks as it was the accused leaker.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

• WOMAN ACCUSED OF DROWNING PUPPY SO SHE COULD BOARD PLANE: GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A Florida woman is suspected of drowning a 2-week-old puppy in a Nebraska airport bathroom so she could board a plane.

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Scout files depict ‘sordid’ history

SANTA BARBARA  (AP) — The sexual abuse of a 13-year-old Boy Scout by an adult volunteer was part of a “sordid history of child sexual abuse” within the organization that has been documented internally for nearly a century, the victim’s attorney said Monday in his opening statement at a civil trial in California.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 7:28 p.m. | | Scout files depict ‘sordid’ history Comments 0 Comments


Legal pot grow burns in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego fire officials say parts of a legal marijuana grow went up in smoke in a weekend blaze.

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State worker sent alarming notes before gun arrest

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A state employee arrested on suspicion of bringing a loaded gun to the California secretary of state’s office had been reprimanded for sending unsolicited messages to female co-workers, according to documents obtained Monday.

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Hollywood Sign seekers disrupting nearby neighborhood

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Like pilgrims flocking to a holy shrine, they come from all over the world to pay homage, not to a deity but to something similar — the people they see on TV and in the movies.

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Agreement made on key issue in port dispute

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Negotiators working on a new contract for dockworkers at West Coast seaports, which handle about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually, have resolved a key dispute in their difficult talks, an association representing employers said Monday.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• MEASLES OUTBREAK THAT BEGAN AT DISNEYLAND GROWS TO 87 CASES: LOS ANGELES (AP) — A measles outbreak that originated at Disneyland has grown to 87 cases.

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Gunman wounds worker at mental clinic

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man described as paranoid shot and wounded a mental health worker Monday during a struggle at a Los Angeles-area clinic where he had sought help, but the employee was expected to survive, officials said.

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Union says Kaiser nurses bless 3-year contract deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kaiser Permanente nurses in California approved a new contract that boosts pay and improves patient care along with health and safety protections for nurses, a union official said Monday.

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High uranium in private wells in southern, eastern SJ Valley areas

FRESNO (AP) — One in four household water wells in parts of California’s Central Valley contains potentially harmful levels of uranium, a U.S. Geological Survey study said.

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State may dam 3 Delta channels, if drought persists

SACRAMENTO (AP) — State water officials say they may dam parts of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in an emergency measure to protect freshwater used by millions of Californians.

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No charge for man in killing of burglar

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An 80-year-old Long Beach man was justified in killing a burglar who falsely claimed she was pregnant and asked him not to shoot, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said in declining to charge him.

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3 men held in Craigslist ad $30,000 heist

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) — Police in South Lake Tahoe say a casino security guard was one of three men arrested on robbery and drug charges after a man who answered a Craigslist car-for-sale ad reported he was beaten and robbed of $30,000.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 7:04 p.m. | | 3 men held in  Craigslist ad  $30,000 heist Comments 0 Comments


California woman sentenced in tot’s chili powder death

VICTORVILLE (AP) — A Southern California woman who killed a 2-year-old girl by giving her chili powder has been sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison.

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The Sweet 16 quiz

The Sweet 16 quiz

Manteca had a sweet deal going when Spreckles Sugar opened its factory for what ended up being an 80-year run.

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THE MUSIC MAN RETURNS

THE MUSIC MAN RETURNS

East Union celebrated the return of its music man, Jose Baron, this past weekend.

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Project aims for massive distribution style tenants

There’s nothing small about the proposed Lathrop Gateway Business Park.

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Search & rescue K9s vital to California

Search & rescue K9s vital to California

The value of search and rescue dogs throughout the state was demonstrated before Manteca Unified School District’s law enforcement and fire service students in the be.tech Academy’s “First Responders” program.

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Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by drugs

CHICAGO (AP) — With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation’s most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy.

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Obama seeks bigger area in Alaska refuge

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as a land grab by the federal government.

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Ripon pays officer’s cost for funeral trip

An estimated 10,000 mourners paid their final respects to Wenjian Liu.

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Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe

MIAMI (AP) — Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries at Sunday’s pageant in Miami.

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‘Historic’ blizzard may slam Northeast

NEW YORK (AP) — A “potentially historic” storm could dump 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to southern Maine starting Monday, crippling a region that has largely been spared so far this winter, the National Weather Service said.

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Fake schools draw scrutiny from federal investigators

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — From her hometown in India in 2010, Bhanu Challa said she had no reason to doubt that Tri-Valley University was a legitimate American school where she could pursue a master’s degree. Its website featured smiling students in caps and gowns and promised a leafy campus in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb.

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Millions of GMO insects could be set loose in Keys

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases.

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Nearly half of all homicides in Los Angeles County unsolved

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly half of all killings in Los Angeles County went unsolved over the past eleven years, a newspaper reported Sunday.

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Posted: jan. 25, 2015 7:24 p.m. | | Nearly half of all homicides in  Los Angeles County unsolved Comments 0 Comments


Gas prices fall 13 cents per gallon

CAMARILLO  (AP) — The average price of a regular gallon of gas dropped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.07, but it could soon rise.

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Posted: jan. 25, 2015 7:23 p.m. | | Gas prices fall 13 cents per gallon Comments 0 Comments


Tax fight looms between Dems, Brown

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown orchestrated the successful push for temporary sales and income taxes on Californians three years ago to help ease the state out of recession and close a multibillion-dollar budget gap.

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