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Stockton pensions like other debt

STOCKTON (AP) — Striking at the sanctity of public pensions in California, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that U.S. bankruptcy law allows the city of Stockton to treat pension fund obligations like other debts, meaning the city could trim benefits.

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San Francisco to pay $15M in fatal park hit-and-run

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will pay $15 million to the family of a woman who was fatally struck by a city pickup truck last year while she lay with her baby in a public park.

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Monterey law bans sitting, lying on sidewalks

MONTEREY (AP) — People who sit or lie on sidewalks in Monterey’s commercial areas can now face $100 fines.

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SF expands free public Wi-Fi

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco launched free Wi-Fi access at more than 30 public parks, plazas and recreation areas on Wednesday, thanks to a grant from Google.

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Caltrans: Bay Bridge tower rods exposed to water

OAKLAND (AP) — State officials say hundreds of steel rods on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge have been exposed to water that could cause corrosion.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• 920 CHICKENS KILLED WITH GOLF CLUB: FRESNO (AP) — Authorities in central California are searching for one or more suspects who broke into a Foster Farms chicken ranch and killed more than 900 birds with a golf club.

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Court OKs evidence from no-warrant GPS

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ruled that prosecutors can use evidence gathered after a GPS device was put on a suspect’s van without a warrant.

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Secret Service chief resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson abruptly resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being kept safe.

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White women sue over sperm from black donor

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio woman and her partner have sued a Chicago-area sperm bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man as she’d intended.

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Catholics challenge abortion order

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s Catholic leadership has filed a federal civil rights complaint over a state requirement that health insurance cover abortions.

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Study: Free birth control cuts teen pregnancy, abortions

ATLANTA (AP) — Giving teens free birth control encourages them to use long-acting methods and greatly cuts the chances they will become pregnant or have an abortion, a new study finds.

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Ebola-infected man sent home from ER

DALLAS (AP) — The airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, the hospital said Wednesday in a disclosure that showed how easily an infection could be missed.

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Man guilty in killing over loud music

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who opened fire on a carload of black teenagers in an argument over their loud “thug” music was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder.

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App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding skills

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it.

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Pepsi plans soda sweetened with stevia

NEW YORK (AP) — Coke and Pepsi are squaring off again, this time with natural sweeteners.

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Pay by phone or keep using plastic?

NEW YORK (AP) — PayPal, Apple and others are betting on billions in mobile payments.

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Reno plans festival to celebrate blue jeans

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada tourism officials are planning a three-day festival in Reno next fall to celebrate and promote the city as the birthplace of what became modern blue jeans.

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Facebook apologizes to drag queens for name policy

MENLO PARK (AP) — Facebook is apologizing to drag queens and the transgender community for deleting accounts that used drag names like Lil Miss Hot Mess rather than legal names such as Bob Smith.

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Justice for Jeremy: 5 years later

Justice for Jeremy: 5 years later

Five years after the death of their son, Jeremy, Jerry Lum and Dorothea Timmons are now looking forward to having their day in court.

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Manteca man goes missing on way home

A part-time security guard and a clerk at his family’s Chevron station at Union Road and Yosemite Avenue, Muhammad Rashid, 30, never returned home after a Saturday night guard assignment on Lammers Road in Tracy.

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Manteca Unified taps reserves to cover $9 million budget shortfall

Manteca Unified School District is dipping into reserves to cover a $9 million shortfall due to the state not covering the tab for home-to-school transportation and special education.

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Lathrop council hopeful: Explore options

LATHROP – Brent Maynor’s concerns aren’t necessarily limited. 

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Supervisor hopefuls: SSJID bid dragging on

Russ Munson is never one to be late.

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Sworn statements in Lum case point to inconsistencies

The case involving the arrest of Jeremy Lum by three Lathrop Police officers on July 8, 2009 is riddled with inconsistencies on the part of the defendants, according to sworn depositions which have been affirmed by a judge with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California in Sacramento.

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$31.7 million decision is for the birds

The double-crested cormorant is not on any endangered species list.

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Parents charged in death of son

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania married couple have been charged with homicide in the starvation death of their 9-year-old son, whose decomposing body was found when police were called to their Harrisburg home two months ago.

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Biologists ID pot gardens as salmon threat

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Water use and other actions by the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Oregon are threatening salmon already in danger of extinction, federal biologists said Tuesday.

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Government funds lawyers for kids

SANTA ANA  (AP) — The Obama administration is spending $4 million on lawyers for unaccompanied immigrant children in deportation proceedings, a move an influential Republican lawmaker says is illegal and will fuel an increase in illegal immigration.

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Deportation of minors won’t stop

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle is not stopping the deportation proceedings of eight minors suing the federal government over legal representation.

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Deportation of minors won’t stop

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle is not stopping the deportation proceedings of eight minors suing the federal government over legal representation.

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Study: Gambling industry worth $240B, 1.7M jobs

LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. casinos and the makers of the games found inside had a $240 billion economic impact and employed 1.7 million people in 2013, a study shows.

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Jailed cop killer is graduation speaker

FRACKVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A man serving life in prison for the killing of a Philadelphia police officer in 1981 has been selected as a commencement speaker at his Vermont alma mater.

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Ripon Arts League offering 4 upcoming concerts for $30

Four concerts of the 2014-15 Ripon Arts League season are coming up.

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MJC presents {Furl} art exhibition at gallery

MODESTO –The Modesto Junior College presents {Furl} – an exhibition of photography by Brad Craw and sculpture by David Hewitt – open now through October 23 in the MJC Art Gallery on East Campus, 435 College Avenue. The show is free and the Gallery is open Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

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Great Valley Museum science fest

MODESTO — Great Valley Museum and the Modesto Junior College Science, Math and Engineering Division are hosting a family oriented science festival at the new Science Community Center on West Campus. The event, “Wild Planet Day” will take place on Saturday, Oct.,r 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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