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Mongolia's presidential election tightens, runoff likely

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Mongolia's presidential election appeared headed for a runoff with the latest vote count early Tuesday showing a business tycoon leading the ruling party's candidate and a nationalist wanting the country … Click to Continue »

Social service groups warn of dire outcomes without budget

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Organizations that provide social services in Illinois are warning of dire consequences if state legislators don't come up with a budget this week. Chicago-based Family Focus, which works with small … Click to Continue »

California big tunnels win early approval. Questions remain

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Gov. Jerry Brown won crucial early approval from federal wildlife officials Monday for his $16 billion proposal to re-engineer California's north-south water system, advancing his plan to build two giant … Click to Continue »

London's fire symptomatic of larger safety issues globally

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The deaths of 79 people in a London apartment tower have triggered emergency inspections, evacuations and soul searching among British officials who failed to prevent the tragedy. But fire-safety experts … Click to Continue »

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Pharmacy boss blamed for meningitis outbreak gets 9 years

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The co-owner of a pharmacy responsible for the deaths of 76 people was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison after he tearfully apologized to victims who described watching their … Click to Continue »

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Trump and Modi exchange hugs, herald stronger US-India ties

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Hugging outside the White House Monday, President Donald Trump and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi heralded an increasingly close strategic partnership as the U.S. branded a top militant from neighboring … Click to Continue »

Feds looking into Bernie Sanders' wife over real estate deal

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Federal investigators are looking into the finances behind a real estate deal for a now-defunct college put together by the wife of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, and she has hired … Click to Continue »

The Latest: 3 GOP senators threaten to oppose health bill

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The Latest on the Republican legislation overhauling the Obama health care law (all times EDT): 7:15 p.m. Threats of opposition from three Republican senators are casting doubt on whether GOP … Click to Continue »

'Like bombs': Bankrupt company's air bags still out there

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Takata's lethally defective air bags proved to be the company's undoing Monday. But it could take years to get the dangerous devices off the road in the U.S. and around … Click to Continue »

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The Latest: Pharmacy boss must report to prison by Aug. 7

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The Latest on the sentencing for a pharmacy co-founder convicted in a deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak (all times local): 5:45 p.m. The co-founder of a Massachusetts pharmacy sentenced to … Click to Continue »

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The Latest: US gives initial OK to California water tunnels

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The Latest on California Gov. Jerry Brown's plans to build $16 billion water tunnels (all times local): 11:40 a.m. U.S. wildlife agencies have given critical first approval to California's ambitious … Click to Continue »

UK's May makes deal she needs to govern, but critics abound

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Prime Minister Theresa May forged a deal with a Northern Ireland party Monday that should give her struggling minority government enough votes to get her agenda endorsed, but at a … Click to Continue »

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Donors to GOP: No cash until action on health care, taxes

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At least one influential donor has informed congressional Republicans that the "Dallas piggy bank" is closed until he sees major action on health care and taxes. Texas-based donor Doug Deason … Click to Continue »

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The Latest: UK leader tries to ease anxiety over Brexit

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The Latest on British politics (all times local): 2:50 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May has provided additional details for proposed treatment of European Union citizens living in Britain once … Click to Continue »

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German economic strength gives European markets a lift

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Stock markets around the world have started the new week strongly with sentiment in Europe buoyed further by a strong German economic survey that reinforced hopes that the region's recovery … Click to Continue »

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China sentences 16 from Australia's Crown Resorts to prison

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A Chinese court sentenced 16 Australian and Chinese employees of a casino company to nine to 10 months in prison on Monday after they pleaded guilty to gambling-related charges, the … Click to Continue »

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Top Republican to press for $705 billion defense budget

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An influential House committee chairman will press his case on Monday for a $705 billion defense budget in 2018, more military spending than at any point during the wars in … Click to Continue »

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Coal on the rise in China, US, India after major 2016 drop

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The world's biggest coal users — China, the United States and India — have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year's record global decline for … Click to Continue »

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Events leading to air bag maker Takata's bankruptcy filing

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Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S. on Monday. The company said the move was necessary to ensure it could carry on … Click to Continue »

Takata files for bankruptcy, overwhelmed by air bag recalls

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Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S. on Monday, saying it was the only way to ensure it could carry on supplying … Click to Continue »

Monday, Jun 26

The illegal fireworks are not yours. So why did you get a $1,000 citation from city?

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You don’t have to set off illegal fireworks over the Fourth of July for the Modesto police to issue you a $1,000 citation. Officers will enforce a new city ordinance … Click to Continue »

Sunday, Jun 25

Drive-by shooting kills one man in Modesto’s airport neighborhood; no suspect info

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A man was killed early Sunday when gunfire from a passing car was shot at a group of people in front of a home in Modesto’s airport neighborhood. The shooting … Click to Continue »

Over 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan

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Alerted by an announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers Sunday to gather … Click to Continue »

Man killed after being ejected from car on Highway 99 in Turlock

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A Sacramento man died Saturday after he was ejected from a vehicle that veered off Highway 99 in Turlock before crashing through a fence and into two redwood trees. Authorities … Click to Continue »

Stanislaus jails pick on inmates of only one race, lawsuit says

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Stanislaus County jails treat Latino inmates with prejudice, says a federal class-action lawsuit brought by some prisoners including two suspected murderers awaiting trial more than five years. In jail, Latino … Click to Continue »

Saturday, Jun 24

Friday's Sports In Brief

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NBA EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Magic Johnson pointed a long index finger at the wall of the Los Angeles Lakers' training complex, where the 16-time NBA champions' nine retired … Click to Continue »

Deputies, firefighters search for missing swimmer at Modesto Reservoir

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Authorites are looking for a missing Turlock man who went under the water at the Modesto Reservoir. Stanislaus County Sheriff’ deputies and Modesto and Stanislaus Consolidated firefighters are using boats … Click to Continue »

Nevada's on-again, off-again marijuana sales back on

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Nevada regulators reaffirmed their intentions Friday to issue licenses necessary for retailers to begin selling pot for recreational use on July 1 while complying with a court order in a … Click to Continue »

5 GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it

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Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party's banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama's health care overhaul on Friday, more … Click to Continue »

Friday, Jun 23

New trampoline park set to give Turlock a bounce, with new jobs to boot

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Hey, what’s going up over there? Hmm, do you know why that cafe closed? Yo, when are we getting a Cheesecake Factory? Hello again, Business Beat. Together I hope to … Click to Continue »

Defendant killed wife, 2 kids with a baseball bat, authorities say

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Oscar Espinoza killed his wife, son and stepson with a baseball bat, authorities say. The information is included in a criminal complaint against Espinoza, 28, charging him with three counts … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Walker urges action on Alaska's oil tax credits

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The Latest on the Alaska special legislative session (all times local): 11:50 p.m. Gov. Bill Walker has added oil and gas tax credits to the special session agenda. But there … Click to Continue »

Update: Racor confirms it will lay off about 350 people at Modesto filter plant

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Parker Hannifin Corp. will lay off about 350 people at its Racor fuel filter plant in Modesto by year’s end, the Cleveland-based company announced Thursday. All of the manufacturing will … Click to Continue »

Thursday, Jun 22

Sheriff’s Department IDs inmate who hanged himself in Stanislaus jail cell

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A Stanislaus County Jail inmate died after he hanged himself in a cell Wednesday morning, according to the Sheriff’s Department. At about 10:40, 39-year-old Daniel Evangelista of Modesto was found … Click to Continue »

Family's worst fears confirmed after they couldn't reach Modesto woman

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Tiffany Espinoza had been out of contact with family members for about 24 hours when her older sister requested that police make a security check at her Bay Meadows Drive … Click to Continue »

Canadian charged in US airport attack investigated as terror

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A Canadian man from Tunisia shouted in Arabic before stabbing a police officer in the neck Wednesday at a Michigan airport, and referenced people being killed overseas during the attack … Click to Continue »

Police arrest Modesto man on suspicion of killing wife, son and stepson

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Police arrested a man Wednesday on suspicion of murdering his wife, son and stepson in their Modesto home sometime last weekend. Oscar Espinoza, 28, was booked into Stanislaus County Jail … Click to Continue »