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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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FTC to retailers: Drop caffeinated drawers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked — but at least you can get your money back.

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Netflix takes aim at theatrical window

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood’s carefully controlled system of movie rollouts is officially under siege.

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Viagra ads target women for 1st time

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The maker of the world’s top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women.

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Apple could be on hook for billions due to illegal tax benefits

BRUSSELS (AP) — Apple risks having to repay Ireland tax rebates worth billions of dollars after the European Union’s competition watchdog said Tuesday the company appears to be benefiting from illegal tax deals there.

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Court mulls firing for pot use off job

DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it.

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Wal-Mart where cops shot man pulls air rifles

CINCINNATI (AP) — Pellet guns have been pulled from shelves at the Ohio store where a 22-year-old man holding an air rifle was fatally shot by police, a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. spokesman said Tuesday.

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Drug and device firms paid $3.5B to entice care providers

WASHINGTON (AP) — From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last year, the government disclosed Tuesday in a new effort to spotlight potential ethical conflicts in medicine.

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Police nab suspect after he’s invited into home

PALO ALTO  (AP) — Authorities in Northern California have arrested a fraud suspect accused of evading police for more than four hours by befriending a homeowner who invited him into his home for a meal.

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Man convicted in 1994 nicotine-poison death

SANTA ANA  (AP) — A former nuclear engineer on Tuesday was convicted of murder for poisoning his wife with a lethal dose of nicotine in Southern California in 1994.

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What’s PayPal’s first solo move?

SAN JOSE (AP) — PayPal’s impending split from long-time partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors such as Amazon.com and give it the freedom to aggressively take on new mobile pay challenger Apple Pay. For eBay, the challenge will be how to drive revenue without its fastest-growing division.

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NEW GUN RESTRICTION

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat, under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had signed.

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SF supervisor pushes predictable work schedules for employees

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco supervisor wants chain retail stores to give more predictable work schedules to their hourly employees, many of whom are struggling to juggle multiple jobs and family responsibilities.

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Bye, bye plastic bags

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways.

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UC reviewing admissions, tuition

OAKLAND (AP) — The University of California will examine whether it admits too many out-of-state and international students as it develops a budget for the next academic year that might include the system’s first tuition increases in four years, university President Janet Napolitano said Tuesday.

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Mayor of SoCal city shot to death

BELL GARDENS (AP) — The mayor of a Los Angeles suburb was shot to death Tuesday during an argument with his wife, who was taken into custody, authorities said.

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Levee fix: $150 million

Levee fix: $150 million

It is going to cost nearly $150 million for levee upgrades to protect Manteca, Lathrop, Weston Ranch, and parts of rural south Manteca from a 200-year flood.

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SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT

SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT

Scarecrows are popping up at various places around Ripon.

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Study: SSJID can lower rates 15%

It’s now the $310 million question.

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Moore secures 6th school board term

Evelyn Moore is going for 24. She is reaching the tail end of her fifth term as Manteca Unified School District Trustee representing Area 5. And she will be adding four more years to her 20-year tenure, starting right after the Nov. 4 elections. 

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‘Elvis’ sighting in downtown on Saturday

‘Elvis’ sighting in downtown on Saturday

Jim Anderson — a popular home-grown rock singer that pays tribute to Elvis Presley’s early years — is performing on the Main Stage of the 30th annual Sunrise Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair this weekend in downtown Manteca.

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First adult earns diploma in new program

TRACY – Amanda Spencer never thought she would see the day she would earn her high school diploma after leaving an area high school in 2010. That changed on Monday when the Lodi resident was awarded a diploma from Delta Charter Online, a new Tracy-based charter school authorized by New Jerusalem Elementary School District. 

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Ripon hosting candidates forum tonight

An informative forum featuring local candidates in the running for Ripon City Council, San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors and the superintendents of schools takes place tonight

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Woman who dismembered ex-boyfriend gets 26 years to life

RIVERSIDE  (AP) — A Southern California woman arrested with a trash bin containing her ex-boyfriend’s body parts has been sentenced to 26 years to life in prison.

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UC campuses will add ‘gender-neutral’ restrooms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Responding to concerns raised by gay and transgender students and employees, University of California President Janet Napolitano directed the system’s 10 campuses on Monday to create more gender-neutral restrooms and to allow students to update their records with a preferred name that does not necessarily match their legal name.

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Caught in the act? Some videos of police mislead

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — A man walks through Wal-Mart, holding something to his ear as he passes a gun case. He leans toward a shelf and steps back into view, now holding a long, dark object — a gun? — as he walks past customers, who show no obvious reaction. Eight minutes later, surveillance video from a different angle shows him farther away. Suddenly he drops the object and crumples to the floor. Two more people come into view, walking toward him with firearms drawn.

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