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Obama wins but Washington unchanged

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's victory means that everything he campaigned upon is alive and about to drive the political conversation with his adversaries. Every legacy of his first term is safe and enshrined to history.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS


Roy Moore wins old job as Ala. chief justice

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The former judge ousted for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument has won his old job back as Alabama's chief justice.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS


GOP ready to grasp renewed House control

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans had renewed control of the House within their grasp early Wednesday as the two parties traded gains from the Eastern seaboard to the Southwest.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS


Maine, Maryland vote to legalize gay marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) - Voters a continent apart made history Tuesday on two divisive social issues, with Maine and Maryland becoming the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote and Washington state legalizing recreational use of marijuana.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS


Ex-wrestling executive pinned in Conn. Senate race

NEW YORK (AP) - Big-spending former wrestling executive Linda McMahon was smacked down again in her bid for a U.S. Senate seat Tuesday, losing on a night when sports and politics met in the same arena.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS


Survey: Voters have more favorable view of Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - Preliminary results from a national exit poll in Tuesday's

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS


Democrats maintain control of Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats won a narrow majority in the Senate on Tuesday, snatching Republican-held seats in Massachusetts and Indiana and turning back fierce, expensive challenges in Virginia, Ohio and Connecticut to maintain the control they've held since 2007.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS


In states hit by Sandy, voters find ways to polls

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Superstorm Sandy's floodwaters drove Bob Mackie from his home on Long Beach Island, N.J., but nothing was going to stop him from voting Tuesday. The 72-year-old widower drove an hour each way to cast his ballot at a makeshift polling site for island residents, refusing to be disenfranchised by the devastation.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS


Proposition 30 sales tax measure passing

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters were passing Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed $6 billion-a-year tax increase, while they weighed whether to set aside the state's death penalty and impose a first-time requirement on manufacturers to label genetically modified food.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS


Push to cripple labor clout trialing in early counting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A national effort to cripple organized labor has crossed into California as voters Tuesday considered a ban on the way unions have traditionally raised money for political causes.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS


Voters close tax loophole on multistate firms

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters have approved closing a corporate tax loophole that Democratic lawmakers weren't able to pass through the Legislature.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS


Initiative plan to convert death sentences to life failing in statewide ballot counting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The latest attempt to end California's death penalty was failing at the polls despite recent poll results showing the campaign's message of financial savings was resonating with voters.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS


Voters rejecting food labeling requirement

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A closely-eyed ballot measure to label food containing genetically modified ingredients was trailing by a double-digit margin Tuesday night.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS


3 strikes law reformed, fewer harsh sentences

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters reined in the nation's harshest three strikes law Tuesday with the passage of a ballot measure that allows for shorter sentences for some third-time offenders.

November 07, 2012 | | NEWS


Bob Elliott maintains lead in supervisor race

Tracy City Councilman Bob Elliott steadfastly maintained his 50 percent-plus lead over contender Rhodesia Ransom's 40 percent-plus showing as the votes were counted Tuesday night.

November 07, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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School bus driver removed after leading prayer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minneapolis-area church pastor who also drives a school bus says his rights to free speech and to practice his religion were violated ...

April 20, 2018 | | NEWS


School bus driver removed after leading prayer

The recent dispute over whether Pope Francis denied the existence of hell in an interview attracted wide attention. This isn't surprising, since the belief ...

April 20, 2018 | | NEWS


Regulators investigates Tesla worker safety

FREMONT (AP) - Workplace safety regulators say they are investigating two incidents at automaker Tesla's factory in Northern California.

April 20, 2018 | | NEWS


Walmart tests new employee dress code

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Retail giant Walmart is testing a new dress code that gives employees more freedom.

April 20, 2018 | | NEWS


Wells Fargo fined $1B for mortgage, auto abuses

\NEW YORK (AP) - Wells Fargo will pay $1 billion to federal regulators to settle charges tied to misconduct at its mortgage and auto lending business ...

April 20, 2018 | | NEWS


Research: Amount of straws, plastic pollution is huge

WASHINGTON (AP) - Cities and nations are looking at banning plastic straws and stirrers in hopes of addressing the world's plastic pollution problem. The problem ...

April 20, 2018 | | NEWS


Identity theft & Social Security

Q: My daughter recently had problems with a stolen purse and with someone possibly using her Social Security number. She went to the Social Security ...

April 20, 2018 | Tom MARGENAU | NEWS


Southwest sends apology, $5K, to passengers on damaged jetliner

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Southwest has sent a letter of apology, a $5,000 check and a $1,000 travel voucher to passengers who were on a ...

April 20, 2018 | | NEWS


DOJ looks into how AT&T, Verizon handle defections

NEW YORK (AP) - The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to stop consumers ...

April 20, 2018 | | NEWS


DRIVING FORCE FOR MURALS

Charleen Carroll - one of the driving forces behind the largest public arts project in Manteca - is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

April 20, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


School shooting threat left on EU bathroom stall

Another day, another school shooting threat has been made at a Manteca Unified school campus.

April 20, 2018 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


4th arrest in shooting at car in Manteca with 5 people inside

Damien Wolfson, 25, was arrested in Tracy Wednesday by Manteca Police detectives on five attempted murder charges in a shooting targeting five individuals sitting in ...

April 20, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


Homeless use gun, knife in attacks on fellow homeless

A gun and a knife were used as equalizers this week in disputes between homeless individuals over $200 and an alleged bicycle theft on the ...

April 20, 2018 | Glenn Kahl | NEWS


LESS PEOPLE VOTING

The Nov. 6 Manteca Unified School Board election will be the first time trustees - who must reside in the district they represent - will be elected ...

April 20, 2018 | Jason Campbell | NEWS


Woodward name graces school, reservoir, park

Pioneer Walter J. Woodward was responsible for the ground work for securing water that made it possible for Manteca to grow from a railroad siding ...

April 20, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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