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Student ate more pot than recommended

DENVER (AP) — A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death at a Denver hotel had eaten more of a marijuana cookie than was recommended by a seller, police records show — a finding that comes amid increased concern about the strength of popular pot edibles after Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana.

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Police: Man ate pot candy before shooting killing wife during 911 call

DENVER (AP) — A Denver man accused of killing his wife while she was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher ate marijuana-infused candy before the attack, according to search warrants released Thursday.

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Man avoids $525 fine for refill at hospital

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A man who faced a $525 fine for refilling an 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital apparently will get off with a warning.

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Ex-honor student gets 5 years

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An immigrant teen who had earned a scholarship to an elite U.S. college but helped solicit support for Jihadists he met online was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison.

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Flier warning: ‘Don’t tattle’ on bullies

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska school principal has apologized for sending fifth-grade students home with a flier that advises those who are bullied to not tattle on their tormentors.

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Fraternity shuts Ole Miss branch

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that was all-white at the time.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• ASTRONOMERS SPOT MOST EARTH-LIKE PLANET YET: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that’s similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it’s not too hot and not too cold for life.

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1.4 million Californians sign up

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A late surge of sign-ups pushed California’s health insurance exchange nearly 100,000 enrollees beyond the original projections of the Obama administration, state officials announced Thursday.

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1 dead, 1 injured in San Francisco boating accident

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — What was intended to be a fun night of sailing turned deadly as one person was killed and another seriously injured when their sailboat collided with a channel marker buoy in the San Francisco Bay, authorities said Thursday.

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BART fined $210,000 for two deaths

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Workplace safety officials fined a San Francisco Bay Area commuter rail line $210,000 on Thursday over the deaths of two track workers who were killed by a train the officials said was operated by an inexperienced driver with inadequate supervision.

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Campaign agency considers fines for brothers Tom, Bill Berryhill

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s political watchdog agency began considering Thursday whether to fine two brothers for transferring money between their campaigns while both were running for state Assembly in 2008.

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Deputy accidentally shoots self in leg

RIVERSIDE (AP) — Riverside County sheriff’s officials say a deputy accidentally shot himself in the leg while trying to defend himself against an aggressive dog.

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Military shell prompts evacuation of homes, businesses

SOLVANG (AP) — An old but still potentially explosive military shell that was found in an alley was safely destroyed early Thursday, ending an evacuation that emptied hundreds of homes and businesses in this Central California tourist town.

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Fish found with mercury in remote regions of western national parks

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — Federal scientists have found high amounts of mercury in sport fish caught in remote areas of national parks in the West and Alaska, according to a study released Thursday.

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Salmon released in SJ River restoration

FRESNO (AP) — Tens of thousands of spring-run Chinook salmon are being released into the San Joaquin River, marking a major milestone in the federal plan to restore native fish populations to the state’s second-longest river.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS THE BAY AREA

• BABY DIES AFTER BEING FORGOTTEN IN HOT CAR: SAN JOSE (AP) — An infant has been pronounced dead after accidentally being left in a hot car alone for hours.

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Cancer risk with fibroid procedure

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning women that a surgical procedure used to eliminate growths in the uterus could inadvertently spread cancer to other parts of the body.

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Salmonella decline seen in food

NEW YORK (AP) — The government’s latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of the most common causes of foodborne illness, but is believed to be a good indicator of national food poisoning trends. Highlights from Thursday’s report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

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Merck tablet gets OK t to reduce ragweed allergies

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have again approved a Merck & Co. tablet for gradually reducing seasonal allergies, this time for ragweed pollen.

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Facebook rolls out location- sharing feature

MENLO PARK (AP) — Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.

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Chipotle plans first price hike in 3 years as popularity soars

DENVER (AP) — Chipotle is feeling confident that customers are willing to pay more for its burritos, bowls and tacos.

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Target expands subscription service

NEW YORK (AP) — Target is taking aim at rival Amazon by expanding a service that regularly delivers products to shoppers’ homes.

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Wal-Mart jumps into money transfer business

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business.

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Tidewater crossing Lathrop Road

Tidewater crossing Lathrop Road

There’s another traffic signal going up in Manteca.

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Ripon classified workers honored

Ripon classified workers honored

The Ripon Unified School District recognized its Classified Employees of the Year.

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‘RACHEL’S CHALLENGE’

‘RACHEL’S CHALLENGE’

Hundreds of high school students accepted Rachel’s Challenge this week.

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Leaky roof repairs for EU, Golden West

Golden West Elementary and East Union High School will be sporting new roofs when they open in August for the 2014-2015 school year.

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First Ripon antique street fair gets OK

The Ripon Historical Society got the OK Tuesday for the first-ever Antique Street Fair.

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Lathrop may recycle wastewater

LATHROP – All that Lathrop needs is the green light. 

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Ag inspector challenges Olsen in 12th

Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) is hoping to once again represent the California State Assembly 12th District.

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Diabetic heart attacks & strokes falling

NEW YORK (AP) — In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.

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Fake abduction in park outrages bystanders

SEQUIM, Wash. (AP) — Police are investigating possible charges against people who staged a fake kidnapping in a park, terrifying parents and children who thought it was real.

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Teen pees in reservoir, Portland dumping 38M gallons of water

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland officials are once again preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because someone urinated in a city reservoir.

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Armed robber was never told to report to prison 13 years ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) — After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.

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Man charged with marathon hoax

BOSTON (AP) — The man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker was sent to a state psychiatric facility for an evaluation Wednesday after an initial court appearance.

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