Washington state suing agrochemical giant over PCB pollution

Washington on Thursday became the first U.S. state to sue the agrochemical giant Monsanto over pervasive pollution from PCBs, the toxic industrial chemicals that have accumulated in plants, fish and people around the globe for decades. The company said the case "lacks merit."

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Atwater's Reggie Ricks on the team's ABC Tourney win

Reggie Ricks had 29 points, 7 assists and 4 steals in just three quarters of action to lead the Atwater boys basketball team to a 78-41 victory over Escalon. (Sean Lynch/slynch@mercedsunstar.com)
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Atwater's Reggie Ricks on the team's ABC Tourney win 2:51

Atwater's Reggie Ricks on the team's ABC Tourney win

Buhach Colony students use staged crime scene to practice collecting evidence 0:35

Buhach Colony students use staged crime scene to practice collecting evidence

Classroom lessons to help children receive Christmas gifts 0:42

Classroom lessons to help children receive Christmas gifts

Merced College rolls Gavilan at home 1:36

Merced College rolls Gavilan at home