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Archive By Author - Signal Staff


COC women's volleyball's successful run comes to end

College of the Canyons women's volleyball had its hands full with powerhouse Irvine Valley College in the second round of the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Women's Volleyball Southern California Regional on Saturday night in Irvine and put up a fight.

November 29, 2014 | By Brent Maranto Signal Staff Writer | SCV College Sports


SCCS volleyball's historic season ends in CIF state tourney

Exactly one week after experiencing the ecstasy of winning the CIF-Southern Section Division VAA Girls Volleyball title, Santa Clarita Christian's magical run came to a halt in the second round of the CIF Division V State Championships.

November 29, 2014 | By Brent Maranto Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Venezuela gets ballet commemorating Chavez's life

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - In life, Venezuela's exuberant leader Hugo Chavez often captivated supporters by bursting into song, even the occasional dance. Now that he's gone, supporters are turning to the musical arts to help immortalize him.

November 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Car-carrier drops car, keeps going

Talk about missing a load.

November 29, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sailors rescued after abandoning grounded sloop

Volvo Ocean Race officials said nine crewmen from Team Vestas Wind have been rescued after abandoning their 65-foot racing sloop that ran aground on a reef off Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.

November 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Black Friday sales fall as sales start earlier

NEW YORK (AP) - The crowds of bargain hunters that rush through store doors the day after Thanksgiving have thinned out.

November 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Teens now have a say in New York City's government

NEW YORK (AP) - Rashana Jackman isn't old enough to vote in an election, but she could soon have a vote on a city-appointed board that takes influential stands on neighborhood issues.

November 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


California refuge puts down former zoo elephant

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Northern California sanctuary for circus and zoo animals has euthanized a 55-year-old elephant named Annie.

November 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Scores of Russian gays are seeking asylum in US

NEW YORK (AP) - Had he stayed in Russia, Andrew Mironov would be settling in to a stable job with an oil company, likely with a newly awarded doctoral degree in electrical engineering.

November 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


N is for nuptials as NYC pair weds on subway train

NEW YORK (AP) - A young couple in New York City decided they spent so much time on the subway they might as well get married there.

November 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown resigns

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The white police officer who killed Michael Brown has resigned from the Ferguson Police Department, his attorney said Saturday, nearly four months after the fatal confrontation with the black 18-year-old that fueled protests in the St. Louis suburb and across the nation.

November 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Murder charges against Egypt's Mubarak dismissed

CAIRO (AP) - A judge dismissed murder charges Saturday against former President Hosni Mubarak and acquitted his security chief over the killing of protesters during Egypt's 2011 uprising, crushing any hope of a judicial reckoning on behalf of the hundreds victims of the revolt that toppled him.

November 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Argument between sisters leads to machete attack

An argument between two sisters over who was going to use a computer escalated Saturday when one of them grabbed a machete and attacked her sibling, Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's officials said.

November 29, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Heavy traffic on I-5 through Newhall Pass

No acccidents, the Calfornia Highway Patrol was reporting, but traffic was heavy Saturday afternoon on the northbound Interstate 5 Freeway through the Newhall Pass.

November 29, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


High school head injury lawsuit filed

CHICAGO (AP) - A former high school quarterback followed in the steps of one-time pro and college players Saturday by suing a sports governing body - in this case the Illinois High School Association - saying it didn't do enough to protect him from concussions when he played and still doesn't do enough to protect current players.

November 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Barbecue, brew raise money for SCV nonprofit

Forged By Fire Foundation, a charitable organization for traumatic injury survivors, held its first "Q'n Brew Fundraiser" Saturday evening.

February 28, 2015 | By Jonathan Smith Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV dance teams compete in regional contest

Numerous Santa Clarita Valley students twirled, dipped and stepped on Saugus High School's gymnasium floor as six local high school dance troops competed in the United Spirit Association regional competition Saturday.

February 28, 2015 | By Jonathan Smith Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Christie to Calif. Republicans: No rush to pick 2016 nominee

SACRAMENTO (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told California Republicans on Saturday that the party should not rush to choose a 2016 presidential nominee because of pressure from pollsters, pundits and GOP donors.

February 28, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist organization'

CAIRO (AP) - An Egyptian court declared Hamas a "terrorist organization" on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly welcomed by the country's toppled Islamist-dominated government.

February 28, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rio Ruckus: IOC, Olympics targeted by environmental protest

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - IOC President Thomas Bach came to Rio de Janeiro to laud the city's progress in getting ready for the 2016 Olympics. On Saturday, he came up against another side of the games - activists bursting into his hotel lobby to protest what they call environmental destruction brought on by the games.

February 28, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Nemtsov killing follows slaying of other Kremlin critics

MOSCOW (AP) - Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov's killing follows the slaying over the past decade of several other high-profile critics of President Vladimir Putin and his policies. Here is a look at some of the best-known cases.

February 28, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tiny Missouri town mourns after gunman kills 7, then himself

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Residents of a small southern Missouri town struggled to come to grips with the knowledge that one of their own had killed seven people in a spasm of violence that ended when the gunman shot himself to death on a rural county road.

February 28, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Christie to headline California GOP convention lunch

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in California, making his pitch to donors as he considers a run for president in 2016.

February 28, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Anti-Israel divestment push gains traction at US colleges

NEW YORK (AP) - The lecture hall had filled quickly. Several students arrived wearing keffiyehs, the traditional Palestinian headscarves, while in the front row, a young man sat draped in the Israeli flag. As the meeting opened, a student government officer reviewed the rules of debate, warning physical confrontations would not be tolerated. "We want this to be safe for everyone," she said.

February 28, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Marathon bombing trial stays in Boston, federal panel says

BOSTON (AP) - Publicity hasn't jeopardized Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's right to an impartial jury, a federal appeals panel says, and opening statements can proceed next week as scheduled in the city where the deadly explosions occurred almost two years ago.

February 28, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mayor of Fresno won't seek US Senate seat

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The Republican mayor of the California city of Fresno has decided not to run for the United States Senate, an adviser said.

February 28, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Storm could dump snow, rain on Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California's suffering ski resorts could get a healthy dose of snow this weekend as a storm moves through the region.

February 28, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Stolen NASCAR race car found

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Police have found the NASCAR race car stolen from a hotel parking lot near Atlanta Motor Speedway.

February 28, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


National monument supporters in California get antsy

WASHINGTON (AP) - California lawmakers and advocacy groups are ramping up efforts to win national monument designation for four scenic vistas in the state, from vast stretches of the Mojave Desert to redwood stands along the Pacific Coast Highway to canyons and mountains near the state's famous wine country.

February 28, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Los Angeles airport could see delays due to runway project

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles International Airport could face flight delays due to a four-year construction project aimed at increasing the size of safety areas at the ends of its runways.

February 28, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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