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Turlock's Cool Hand Luke's restaurant abruptly locks its doors

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A popular Turlock eatery closed its doors last week, and its future is unclear. Cool Hand Luke's, which has operated for more than a decade on Tegner Road near Costco, … Click to Continue »

From airlines to pizza parlors, EU businesses adopt data law

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Lisa Meyer's hair salon is a cozy place where her mother serves homemade macaroons, children climb on chairs and customers chat above the whirr of hairdryers. Most of the time … Click to Continue »

Global markets higher as US, China put trade war on hold

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Global stock markets were higher on Monday as investors cheered the outcome of negotiations between the United States and China that put a trade war on hold, clearing uncertainty. KEEPING … Click to Continue »

Despite fatwa, transgender people in Iran face harassment

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Nahal smokes yet another cigarette on her mother's balcony overlooking Tehran, one of the few peaceful places the 19-year-old transgender woman has in Iran, where her identity can bring harassment … Click to Continue »

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Europe wary as Italy moves toward populist government

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Italy edged toward its first populist government Monday as the president convened the leaders of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League in what could be a final consultations, … Click to Continue »

NASA shipper Orbital ATK launches space station supplies

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One of NASA's prime shippers, Orbital ATK, launched a fresh load of supplies to the International Space Station from Virginia on Monday. The Antares rocket blasted off from Wallops Island … Click to Continue »

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China launches relay satellite for far side moon landing

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China launched a relay satellite on Monday as part of a groundbreaking program to be the first to land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon later this … Click to Continue »

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Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

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A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for … Click to Continue »

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The Latest: Maduro celebrates re-election, urges dialogue

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The latest on Sunday's presidential election in Venezuela (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is celebrating his re-election in an energized speech inviting his defeated challengers to … Click to Continue »

Stars urge Indonesia to ban 'brutal' trade in dog meat

International stars of acting, music and sports have urged Indonesia's president to ban what they say is a brutal trade in dog and cat meat for human consumption. The appeal … Click to Continue »

Maduro declared winner in disputed Venezuela election

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Venezuelan officials declared socialist leader Nicolas Maduro the easy winner of Sunday's presidential election, while his leading challenger questioned the legitimacy of a vote marred by irregularities and called for … Click to Continue »

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The Latest: Cougar that attacked cyclists was underweight

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The Latest on a cougar attack that killed one mountain biker and wounded another outside Seattle (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Authorities say the cougar that attacked two cyclists east … Click to Continue »

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Teenager fatally shot in Turlock

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Police are investigating the shooting death of a teenager in Turlock on Saturday night. According to Police Chief Nino Amirfar, police were called at 7:37 p.m. to the 500 block … Click to Continue »

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Civil rights icon, Trump critic speak at BU commencement

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A civil rights icon and a Caribbean politician who tangled with President Donald Trump offered Boston University graduates some choice words on America's cultural rifts. "We have a right to … Click to Continue »

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US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

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The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world's two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at bringing down America's … Click to Continue »

'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M

Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers. Fox's "Deadpool 2" brought in $125 million this weekend, giving it the second-highest opening ever for … Click to Continue »

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Charter backers outspend teachers in 2 California races

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In the battle for the future of California's schools, charter school advocates are far outpacing teachers unions in spending to support candidates for governor and state schools chief. Wealthy donors … Click to Continue »

Iran says EU political support not enough, urges investment

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Iran's state TV is reporting that the country's foreign minister has urged the European Union to go beyond political support for its landmark nuclear deal and increase investment in Iran. … Click to Continue »

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Stanislaus County deputies arrest 11 in Turlock in online prostitution operation

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Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputies made 11 arrests in Turlock in a planned operation targeting online human trafficking. The arrests were made over several hours from Friday evening to about 3 … Click to Continue »

Sushi-making co-pilot, Nazarene pastors among Cuba victims

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The co-pilot who loved to cook and was fond of inviting his colleagues over for sushi. An Argentine couple who had dreamed of vacationing in Cuba in their retirement. Evangelical … Click to Continue »

Sunday, May 20

The Latest: Wounded student attends school baseball game

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The Latest on the mass shooting at a Texas high school (all times local): 6:30 p.m. A Santa Fe high school baseball team member who was wounded in the shooting … Click to Continue »

Company says gas leak caused explosion at Houston-area plant

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Officials say a gas leak caused an explosion and brief flash fire at a chemical plant near Houston, resulting in non-life threatening injuries to nearly two dozen workers. Kuraray America … Click to Continue »

Housing, likely restaurants and retail finally coming to vacant lot near Modesto mall

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After decades of sitting vacant, one of the most conspicuous empty lots in Modesto is about to see new life. The 45-acres of fallow land behind Vintage Faire Mall in … Click to Continue »

Hawaii lava flow ramps up as new magma mixes with old

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Lava oozing out of cracks for two weeks in rural Hawaii neighborhoods took on new characteristics as fresher magma mixed with decades-old magma, sending a flow toward the ocean Saturday. … Click to Continue »

Saturday, May 19

Campaign for Stanislaus County Sheriff, already emotional, gets downright dirty

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With the June 5 election about two weeks away, the two sides in the Stanislaus County sheriff's contest are slinging dirt in public statements and trading blows on social media. … Click to Continue »

Markle's bridal gown work of Givenchy's Clare Waight Keller

Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy is the master British designer behind the sleek silk boat-necked gown and long billowing veil worn by Meghan Markle as she walked down the nave … Click to Continue »

Burn victim airlifted after reported blast at Riverbank Home Depot

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A man burned in some type of blast outside the Home Depot store in Riverbank on Thursday was airlifted to a Sacramento medical center for treatment. A relative posted on … Click to Continue »

Airliner with 110 aboard crashes in Cuba, 3 said to survive

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A 39-year-old airliner with 110 people aboard crashed and burned in a cassava field just after taking off from the Havana airport Friday, leaving three survivors in Cuba's worst aviation … Click to Continue »

Friday, May 18

Modesto police release name of man killed outside McHenry theater

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The 21-year-old man fatally shot outside the Regal Cinemas 10 movie theater in north Modesto on Monday night was a Vallejo resident, police said Friday. Muhammad Sharieff was shot about … Click to Continue »

Three injured when car hits pedestrian, crashes into bank near Modesto mall

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Three people were hurt when a car hit a pedestrian and crashed through a bank in north Modesto on Thursday afternoon. The pedestrian, a 56-year-old woman, was critically injured, authorities … Click to Continue »

School bus torn apart in dump truck collision, killing 2

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A school bus taking children on a field trip to a historic site collided with a dump truck on Thursday, ripping the bus apart and killing a student and a … Click to Continue »

'Excited and scared': Hawaii volcano spews huge cloud of ash

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A volcano on Hawaii's Big Island erupted anew Thursday with little sound and only modest fury, spewing a steely gray plume of ash about 30,000 feet (9,100 meters) into the … Click to Continue »

Thursday, May 17

Turlock police arrest teens in apartment flooding that caused $1.6 million in damage

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Detectives have arrested two teens in connection with vandalism earlier this year that caused $1.6 million in major flooding damage in a building at The Vista apartments near the California … Click to Continue »

CHP investigating fatal crash south of Oakdale

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Officers from the California Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash that occurred early Thursday morning on the Oakdale-Waterford Highway. Crews from the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District responded to … Click to…

Stanislaus County sheriff tells Trump sanctuary laws interfere with community safety

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Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson sat next to President Donald Trump on Wednesday and told him California’s sanctuary laws are interfering with his department’s ability to keep the community safe. … Click to Continue »

Fresh out of EMT coursework, couple fought to save Modesto shooting victim's life

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Two people who’ve just completed their EMT coursework put their new-found knowledge to work in a life-and-death situation late Tuesday. When a man was shot in the parking lot of … Click to Continue »

Wednesday, May 16

Stanislaus County Sheriff's exchange with Trump

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Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson sat next to President Donald Trump during a meeting on immigration and sanctuary laws at the White House on Wednesday, May 16. In addition to … Click to Continue »

Police investigating shooting death on McHenry Avenue in north Modesto

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Modesto police are investigating a homicide that occurred in north Modesto on Tuesday night. The crime occurred about 11:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Regal Modesto 10 Stadium … Click to Continue »

What happened to downtown Modesto’s Cobblestone Bakery? Here’s the latest scoop

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If you’ve been in downtown Modesto recently you’ve no doubt walked past the large, attractive and closed storefront for the Cobblestone Bakery. And you’ve no doubt craned your head to … Click to Continue »

Two students get medical attention after fight at Enochs High in Modesto

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Two students were taken by ambulances for medical treatment after a fight at the start of the school day Tuesday at Enochs High in north Modesto. One of the students … Click to Continue »