Merced County jobless rate stays level

The October unemployment rate in Merced County is 10.3 percent, which unchanged from last month but more than a percentage point down from this time last year. The county lost 200 farm jobs since the previous month but added jobs in other industries, according to numbers from the Employment Development Department.

Health & Fitness

House GOP sues Obama administration on health law

House Republicans filed a federal lawsuit Friday accusing the Obama administration of exceeding its constitutional powers in carrying out President Barack Obama's prized health care law, giving legal voice to conservatives who have long protested that he has abused his office's authority.


Worker charged in glass-in-Big Mac case wins $437K

A former McDonald's worker acquitted of charges he placed shards of glass into a police officer's Big Mac nearly a decade ago has won a $437,000 settlement from the city after arguing the officer fabricated the story to win money by suing the fast food restaurant.


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