Government won't permit oil pipeline under Missouri River

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has refused to grant permission for the Dakota Access oil pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota. American Indians say it's a major victory in their push to reroute construction of the pipeline that they say could harm Standing Rock Sioux cultural sites and drinking water supply. Pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners says the 1,200-mile pipeline through the Dakotas, Iowa and Illinois will be safe and that the Corps' decision is politically motivated.

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Amador beats Lincoln-SF in NorCal play-in game

Amador High head coach Bill Baker and tailback Daylan Thetford talk about the Buffaloes' 45-20 victory over Lincoln in the Northern California play-in football game on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in San Francisco. (jcortez@modbee.com)
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Amador beats Lincoln-SF in NorCal play-in game 1:50

Amador beats Lincoln-SF in NorCal play-in game

Columbia Claim Jumpers top MJC 1:34

Columbia Claim Jumpers top MJC

Celebration of Lights Parade in Modesto 1:29

Celebration of Lights Parade in Modesto

Mercedes Wallace, wife of slain Stanislaus County deputy, talks about husband 3:19

Mercedes Wallace, wife of slain Stanislaus County deputy, talks about husband