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Mongolia's presidential election tightens, runoff likely


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


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


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 »

Top Stories in last day


Pharmacy boss blamed for meningitis outbreak gets 9 years


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 »


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


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


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


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


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 »


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


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 »


The Latest: US gives initial OK to California water tunnels


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


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 »


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


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 »


The Latest: UK leader tries to ease anxiety over Brexit


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 »


German economic strength gives European markets a lift


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 »


China sentences 16 from Australia's Crown Resorts to prison


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 »


Top Republican to press for $705 billion defense budget


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 »


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


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 »


Events leading to air bag maker Takata's bankruptcy filing


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 »