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Messaging app seeks to bring voices back to smartphones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones. His mission began more than two years ago as Ozzie noticed people were increa...

September 23, 2014 | | State

SLANTED DOOR

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - There were a few raised eyebrows when Charles Phan unveiled his concept of a simple but stylish restaurant serving Vietnamese food with a modern, Californian twist. After all, ...

September 23, 2014 | | State

Manpower added to fight wildfire as winds expected

PLACERVILLE (AP) - Nearly 2,000 firefighters were added Tuesday to battle a massive Northern California wildfire that threatened thousands of homes and fouled the air 50 miles away in Reno, Nevada,...

September 23, 2014 | | State

Yosemite Park’s black bears going high tech

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Officials at Yosemite National Park in California say a boost in technology will help them better understand the black bears that live throughout the park. Park Range...

September 23, 2014 | | State

Plans for $200M for drought relief released

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State water officials on Tuesday released plans for spending almost a third of the $687 million emergency drought relief package approved by lawmakers earlier this year. More tha...

September 23, 2014 | | State

NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

Woman bound with duct tape found in car's trunk POMONA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities are searching for two male suspects after a woman called 911 to say she was tied up in the trunk of a car stopped...

September 23, 2014 | | State

Pagan to have season-ending back surgery

LOS ANGELES (AP) - San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan will have season-ending surgery to repair a bulging disk in his back.Manager Bruce Bochy said the operation will be Thursday in Los An...

September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Obama opens a new front against al-Qaida

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. decision to strike the Khorasan Group to stop a possible terror attack represents a significant expansion of the largely secret war against core al-Qaida, a group Preside...

September 23, 2014 | | Nation

Students walk out of school in protest

ARVADA, Colo. (AP) - Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics th...

September 23, 2014 | | Nation

ACLU sues over ‘revenge porn’ bill

PHOENIX (AP) - A new Arizona law making "revenge porn" illegal is so broad it criminalizes booksellers, artists, news photographers and even historians and is therefore unconstitutional, the Americ...

September 23, 2014 | | Nation

Police deliver pie after Pizza Hut driver hurt

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Police officers often deliver citations, and in urgent circumstances they've been known to deliver a baby. Now, here comes pizza.When a Pizza Hut driver hurt his neck and back...

September 23, 2014 | | Nation

Meters eyed as possible cause of fires

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Nevada utility officials said Tuesday they will turn over all data demanded by state regulators investigating whether smart electricity meters pose a fire danger.The state fire ma...

September 23, 2014 | | Nation

UPS gunman said ‘troubled’ over work

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The man who killed two former co-workers and then himself at a UPS shipping center Tuesday had told some people that he was having problems at work but never suggested the s...

September 23, 2014 | | Nation

Sierra High Boosters dinner dance

The Sierra High Athletic Boosters are annual all-you-can-eat rib and chicken dinner dance is on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Manteca's Senior Citizen Center, 295 Cherry Lane, in Manteca. Doors will op...

September 23, 2014 | | People & Entertainment

MJC free film screening

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a screening of the film Inequality for All on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. in Forum 110 on MJC's ...

September 23, 2014 | | People & Entertainment

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