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University removes ‘bias-free language guide’

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire has removed from its website a “bias-free language guide” that warned against using the word “American ...

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Posted: jul. 30, 2015 10:23 p.m. | | University removes ‘bias-free language guide’ Comments 0 Comments

LinkedIn caps rough week for social

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) — It hasn’t been a good week for social media companies, not even for the usually reliable professional networking service LinkedIn Corp.

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Posted: jul. 30, 2015 8:23 p.m. | | LinkedIn caps rough week for social Comments 0 Comments

Why did pine tree fall on kids?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An investigation began Wednesday into why a 75-year-old, 75-foot-tall pine tree fell on a group of kids from a summer camp at ...

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Posted: jul. 29, 2015 9:16 p.m. | | Why did pine tree fall on kids? Comments 0 Comments

Firefighters hold Napa blaze that jumped line

NAPA (AP) — Crews battling the toughest of several wildfires burning across the state held their ground Wednesday, keeping a blaze east of California’s Napa ...

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Posted: jul. 29, 2015 9:15 p.m. | | Firefighters hold Napa blaze that jumped line Comments 0 Comments

Twitter tumbles, user growth stalls

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tepid user growth and ongoing uncertainty about its leadership dragged Twitter’s stock to its lowest level in over a year Wednesday ...

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Posted: jul. 29, 2015 8:40 p.m. | | Twitter tumbles, user growth stalls Comments 0 Comments

Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without ...

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Posted: jul. 29, 2015 8:39 p.m. | | Will the Internet listen to  your private conversations? Comments 0 Comments

Feinstein changes focus of new drought bill to help California

SAN FRANCSICO AP) — Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California introduced a new drought relief bill Wednesday that emphasizes long-term investments in desalination, recycling and new ...

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Posted: jul. 29, 2015 7:28 p.m. | | Feinstein changes  focus of new drought  bill to help California Comments 0 Comments

Big cities say June water- saving goals were met

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California’s largest cities said water conservation goals ordered by Gov. Jerry Brown were met or exceeded in June — the first month of ...

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Posted: jul. 29, 2015 7:28 p.m. | | Big cities say  June water- saving goals  were met Comments 0 Comments

Sacramento calls outdoor pot water wasters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento County supervisors are standing by their decision to label outdoor marijuana cultivation as a waste of water.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2015 7:27 p.m. | | Sacramento calls outdoor pot  water wasters Comments 0 Comments

UC pays 28 more than $1M each annually

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California had 28 employees who made more than $1 million last year — an elite group comprised of athletic coaches ...

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Posted: jul. 29, 2015 7:27 p.m. | | UC pays 28 more than $1M each annually Comments 0 Comments

Gold Rush Days in Old Sacramento

OLD SACRAMENTO — Gold Rush Days return to Old Sacramento over the extended Labor Day Weekend —Friday, Sept. 4, through Monday, Sept. 7.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2015 12:29 a.m. | | Gold Rush Days in Old Sacramento Comments 0 Comments

Asleep at the Wheel performs Aug. 20 at Black Oak Casino

TUOLUMNE – Nine-time Grammy Award-winning band Asleep at the Wheel will be performing at Black Oak Casino Resort on Thursday, Aug. 20.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2015 12:27 a.m. | | Asleep at the Wheel performs Aug. 20 at Black Oak Casino Comments 0 Comments

‘Footloose the Musical’ on stage at Community Theatre of Linden

LINDEN — This summer Community Theatre of Linden is staging their most ambitious musical yet, “Footloose the Musical”, that opens Friday, July 31.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2015 12:26 a.m. | | ‘Footloose the Musical’ on stage at Community Theatre of Linden Comments 0 Comments

Violin ensemble plays at Haggin

STOCKTON  – The Gleason Park Electric Violin Ensemble returns to The Haggin Museum on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 2 p.m.

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Administration wants to give prisoners access to student grants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some federal and state prisoners could soon be eligible for federal student aid to take college courses while behind bars.

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 7:12 p.m. | | Administration wants to give prisoners access to student grants Comments 0 Comments

Twitter 2Q revenue grows sharply but user growth stays slow

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter failed to add users at a quick enough pace for investors in the second quarter even as revenue grew sharply, feeding ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 6:56 p.m. | | Twitter 2Q revenue grows sharply but user growth stays slow Comments 0 Comments

Intel chip thousand times faster

SAN JOSE (AP) — Chipmakers Intel and Micron Technologies say they’ve made a major breakthrough by creating a new kind of memory chip that’s ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 6:56 p.m. | | Intel chip thousand times faster Comments 0 Comments

Motorola smartphone takes aim at Apple faster memory

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Motorola is refreshing its Android smartphones with better cameras and other improvements as it seeks to lure customers who want lower-cost alternatives ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 6:55 p.m. | | Motorola smartphone takes aim at Apple faster memory Comments 0 Comments

Mom pleads for return of missing 8-year-old

SANTA CRUZ (AP) — The mother of a missing 8-year-old girl pleaded for her safe return Monday as search efforts grew to include federal authorities.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 8:00 p.m. | | Mom pleads  for return of  missing 8-year-old Comments 0 Comments

Best of California honors for wine from Bokisch Vineyards

LODI —The Bokisch Vineyards team’s passion for making great wines was recognized at the 2015 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition. 

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 7:59 p.m. | | Best of California honors for wine from Bokisch Vineyards Comments 0 Comments

Federal appeals court upholds shark fin ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court Monday upheld a California law banning the sale, distribution and possession of shark fins.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 7:58 p.m. | | Federal appeals court upholds shark fin ban Comments 0 Comments

Covered California: Cost of health care coverage increasing

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The cost of private individual health plans on California’s state-run market will increase about 4 percent for the second straight year, evidence ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 7:58 p.m. | | Covered California:  Cost of health care  coverage increasing Comments 0 Comments

3,900 wildfires so far this year

FRESNO  (AP) — More wildfires have torn across California so far this year compared with the same period of 2014, but firefighters said Monday that efforts ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 7:57 p.m. | | 3,900 wildfires so far this year Comments 0 Comments

LA radio show peeks into the love lives of immigrants

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On weekday evenings, carpenters and longshoremen, working mothers and young professionals hailing from Latin America and living in Los Angeles and throughout ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 11:24 p.m. | | LA radio show peeks into  the love lives of immigrants Comments 0 Comments

Alzheimer’s project belongs to UC San Diego

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has ruled that control of a landmark project on Alzheimer’s disease belongs to the University of California, San Diego ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 11:23 p.m. | | Alzheimer’s project belongs to UC San Diego Comments 0 Comments

Delta saltier from SF Bay water

STOCKTON  (AP) — State officials say they are struggling to keep portions of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta fresh as saltier water from the San Francisco ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 11:20 p.m. | | Delta saltier from SF Bay water Comments 0 Comments

Michelle Obama opens Special Olympics in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michelle Obama welcomed thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities to the Special Olympic World Games on Saturday during a festive opening ceremony ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 11:18 p.m. | | Michelle Obama  opens Special  Olympics in LA Comments 0 Comments

Firefighters make headway on 2 fires

WINTERS  (AP) — Firefighters made progress Friday against two wildfires in Northern California, allowing some people to return home outside Napa Valley after flames threatened hundreds ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 12:21 a.m. | | Firefighters make  headway on 2 fires Comments 0 Comments

LA police kill gunman on busy shopping street

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man with a gun was fatally shot by Los Angeles police on Friday in a busy shopping district in the San ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 12:21 a.m. | | LA police kill gunman  on busy shopping street Comments 0 Comments

VidCon showcased online video stars

ANAHEIM  (AP) — A swarm of spontaneous selfie sessions has commenced in the lobby of the Anaheim Convention Center as hundreds of fans have gathered for ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 12:21 a.m. | | VidCon showcased online video stars Comments 0 Comments

Retired detective faces charges

RIVERSIDE  (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Friday charged a retired Los Angeles police detective with bank robbery after members of his family called authorities with information ...

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SCREAMING KIDS

NEW YORK (AP) — What went down at Marcy’s Diner in Portland, Maine, between the vacationing parents of an antsy toddler and the annoyed, profanity-prone ...

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Authorities take custody of baby born to mom lost in forest

PARADISE . (AP) — A woman who became stranded and gave birth in a Northern California national forest says she took methamphetamine to get an energy boost ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 12:20 a.m. | | Authorities take  custody of baby  born to mom  lost in forest Comments 0 Comments

PLANNED PARENTHOOD VIDEOS

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California Attorney General Kamala Harris said Friday that she plans to review two undercover videos released by anti-abortion activists aimed at discrediting Planned ...

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Posted: jul. 24, 2015 8:56 p.m. | | PLANNED PARENTHOOD VIDEOS Comments 0 Comments

Schools chief presents blueprint for cradle to career education

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California should provide a cradle-to-career education system in which children are provided learning opportunities from a young age and given support and ...

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Posted: jul. 24, 2015 8:56 p.m. | | Schools chief presents blueprint for cradle to career education Comments 0 Comments

Man pleads in murders of 5

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man has unexpectedly pleaded guilty in the samurai sword stabbing and bludgeoning deaths of a woman, her two children ...

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Posted: jul. 24, 2015 8:55 p.m. | | Man pleads in murders of 5 Comments 0 Comments

State senators heading to Mexico

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Democratic members of the California state Senate are heading to Mexico for a four-day trip to improve government relations.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2015 8:55 p.m. | | State senators heading to Mexico   Comments 0 Comments

PRIMARY CARE

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Mary Venturacci is 98 years old and lives by herself in her northeast Salem home.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2015 8:11 p.m. | | PRIMARY CARE Comments 0 Comments

Future of children’s program up in air

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Children’s health advocates are wary of the state’s plans to redesign the California Children’s Services program with a managed care ...

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Posted: jul. 24, 2015 12:37 a.m. | | Future of children’s program up in air Comments 0 Comments

ROGUE DAIRY QUEEN

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — The Dairy Queen in downtown Moorhead has been thumbing its nose at corporate HQ pretty much since it opened in 1949, despite ...

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Posted: jul. 23, 2015 8:37 p.m. | | ROGUE DAIRY QUEEN Comments 0 Comments

Cracking down on ‘sanctuary cities’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed legislation Thursday cracking down on “sanctuary cities” that shield residents from federal immigration authorities. Angry Democrats accused Republicans of aligning ...

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Posted: jul. 23, 2015 8:37 p.m. | | Cracking down on ‘sanctuary cities’  Comments 0 Comments

University of California OKs top execs pay raises

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fifteen of the University of California’s highest-paid executives are getting a 3 percent raise to keep pace with the cost of ...

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Posted: jul. 23, 2015 8:37 p.m. | | University of California  OKs top execs pay raises Comments 0 Comments

Environmentalists decry latest tunnel plan as ‘water grab’

SACRAMENTO — Conservation groups in California warned regulators Wednesday that their rush to approve construction of massive water-diversion tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta violates state ...

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Posted: jul. 22, 2015 7:55 p.m. | | Environmentalists decry latest tunnel plan as ‘water grab’ Comments 0 Comments

Special Olympics athletes sleep on gym floor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Special Olympics competitors arriving in Southern California were greeted by a logistics mess that forced many to sleep on a gymnasium floor ...

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Posted: jul. 22, 2015 7:54 p.m. | | Special Olympics athletes sleep on gym floor  Comments 0 Comments

Crews work to reopen I-10 in desert by Friday

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Construction crews worked Wednesday in the Southern California desert to fortify a bridge that a surge of floodwater damaged, their goal to ...

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Posted: jul. 22, 2015 7:45 p.m. | | Crews work to reopen I-10 in desert by Friday Comments 0 Comments

Woman rescued after being held captive in closet

 RICHMOND  (AP) — Authorities said Wednesday they rescued a human trafficking victim who told police she was kept in a closet and sexually and physically abused ...

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Posted: jul. 22, 2015 7:45 p.m. | | Woman rescued  after being held  captive in closet Comments 0 Comments

Water theft case aided by detailed records

MOUNTAIN HOUSE (AP) — California’s vast network of reservoirs, canals and rivers is among the world’s most engineered water systems, but it is tough ...

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Posted: jul. 22, 2015 7:44 p.m. | | Water theft case aided by detailed records Comments 0 Comments

LA County moves toward $15 wage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County on Tuesday became the latest area in the country to take a step toward lifting the minimum wage to ...

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Posted: jul. 21, 2015 6:28 p.m. | | LA County moves toward $15 wage Comments 0 Comments

CSU approves 2% pay hike for top administrators

LONG BEACH  (AP) — California State University presidents and other executives will receive an across-the-board 2 percent pay increase, a raise faculty union leaders brandished as ...

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Posted: jul. 21, 2015 6:27 p.m. | | CSU approves 2% pay hike for top administrators Comments 0 Comments

Sex offender held in sex-crime case was on immigration bond

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An immigrant in the country illegally who is a registered sex offender is charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl after being ...

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Posted: jul. 21, 2015 6:26 p.m. | | Sex offender held in sex-crime  case was on immigration bond Comments 0 Comments

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