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Hussein Rashid: More than a military response required to beat ISIS

As ISIS appears to be gaining ground in Iraq, there seems to be a lack of a grand strategy coming out of the White House. The low hum of drone warfare, as opposed to coordinated decisive victories like in Irbil, creates a greater potential for feeding ISIS' propaganda machine. The United States must think more comprehensively than a military intervention.

September 28, 2014 | By Hussein Rashid Commentary | Columnists

Gene Lyons: Cotton's claims about Obama

Tell your Mama.

September 28, 2014 | By Gene Lyons Commentary | Columnists

Donna Brazile: Reforming our party system

John Heaney was a political reporter for United Press when he was allowed to accompany the governor of Oklahoma, Raymond Gary, to a meeting with President Harry Truman. After small talk, Truman asked Gary if he remembered when Truman's campaign train had made a prolonged stop in Oklahoma City.

September 28, 2014 | By Donna Brazile Commentary | Columnists

Violence ahead of inauguration in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Security officials in Afghanistan say militants have carried out two attacks just ahead of the country's presidential inauguration.

September 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP

Dodgers beat Rockies to cap regular season

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Led by a couple of their hottest hitters, the Los Angeles Dodgers banged out 16 hits in a final tuneup before the postseason.

September 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News

GOP cautions that Senate control would have limits

WASHINGTON (AP) - How much difference will it make if Republicans win the Senate majority on Nov. 4, joining the GOP-run House against a Democratic White House?

September 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP

Holder: Mixed record on national security issues

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder was just months into the job when he announced plans to prosecute the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and other alleged co-conspirators in a New York courtroom, rather than through the Guantanamo Bay military commission process.

September 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP

TMC Insider: Mustangs takes strong steps

In a week where the golf, volleyball and soccer teams of The Master's College squared off against some of the top teams in the Golden State Athletic Conference, the Mustangs posted results that turned heads on the national level.

September 28, 2014 | By Mike Crawford For The Signal | SCV College Sports

Valencia tennis' two for one combo

The duo might be listed as the No. 2 team on the Valencia Vikings girls tennis doubles roster, but it very well could be the No. 1 reason the Vikings are 9-0 and listed atop the latest CIF-Southern Section Division II rankings.

September 28, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports

Santa Clarita Valley Food Services Agency has new CEO

After 21 years of leadership under the now-retired Pavil Matustik, the Santa Clarita Valley Food Services Agency selected a 20-year veteran of the school food services industry to take his place.

September 28, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News

November elections closing in

Official voter information guides are arriving in the mail around the Santa Clarita Valley, and sample ballots are coming close on their heels, with just five weeks remaining before the statewide general election Nov. 4.

September 28, 2014 | By Luke Money and Lila Littlejohn Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News

Hundreds head to the park for a night in boxes

Box City was a boom town this weekend as close to 300 participants in the annual cause chose to be homeless for a night, according to event organizers.

September 28, 2014 | By Luke Money and Jim Holt Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News

Israel's Netanyahu says will refute Gaza "lies"

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left Israel on Sunday en route to the United Nations in New York, saying he will refute "all of the lies directed at us" with regard to Israel's recently concluded war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

September 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP

TV crew's bag causes brief bomb scare at LAX

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say passengers were ordered off a plane in Los Angeles and a bomb squad was called over a piece of luggage with wires sticking out that belonged to a crew from a reality television show.

September 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP

Gaza war deals blow to Israel's tourism industry

JERUSALEM (AP) - It was supposed to be a record-breaking year for tourist visits to Israel. But all that changed when the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas prompted jittery travelers to cancel trips en masse, leaving empty hotel rooms and barren tourist sites in their wake.

September 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP

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'Hobbit' on top at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Audiences had their pick of genres during the Christmas weekend, but despite a host of fresh arrivals, splashy holiday fare like "Unbroken" and "Into the Woods" proved no match for "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies."

December 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP

Great white shark bites Central California surfer

LOS OSOS (AP) - A man in his 50s surfing on the Central California coast survived an attack Sunday by a juvenile great white shark, state officials said.

December 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP

Chris Rock and wife Malaak Compton-Rock headed for divorce

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chris Rock filed for divorce from his wife Malaak Compton-Rock, a statement from his representative confirmed Sunday.

December 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP

Tree recycling through Jan. 10

When the New Year arrives, it's out with the old as far as the family Christmas tree is concerned - an easy task thanks to Santa Clarita Valley trash haulers.

December 28, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News

5 dead in apartment building fire near San Antonio

CASTLE HILLS, Texas (AP) - Five people died Sunday after a fire broke out at a senior-living apartment building in the San Antonio suburb of Castle Hills, authorities said.

December 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP

Authorities probe hoax bomb threat against flight

LONG BEACH (AP) - Federal authorities are investigating a hoax bomb threat made against a JetBlue flight that landed in Long Beach.

December 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP

1 dead, hundreds stranded in Greek ferry disaster

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Italian and Greek military and coast guard rescue crews battled gale-force winds and massive waves Sunday as they struggled to rescue hundreds of people trapped on a burning ferry adrift between Italy and Albania. At least one person died and two were injured.

December 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP

Merry Christmas, North Korea

"We aren't going to discuss, you know, publicly operational details about the possible response options. As we implement our responses, some will be seen, some may not be seen."

December 28, 2014 | Right About Now By Steve Lunetta | Columnists

The Senate Democrats’ torture(d) report

In 1941 America was at peace while other significant parts of the world were embroiled in World War II. That is until December 7, 1941; "A date which will live in infamy" said then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt as he asked Congress for a declaration of war.

December 28, 2014 | Right Here, Right Now By Betty Arenson | Columnists

The AP's top 10 movies of the year

The top 10 films of 2014, according to AP Film Writer Jake Coyle:

December 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP

Sports car crash kills nephew of ex-Padres owner

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The nephew of the former owner of the San Diego Padres baseball team has died following a fiery sports car crash on Christmas Eve.

December 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP

UPDATE: Missing airline is third airline shock for Malaysia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - An astonishingly tragic year for air travel in Southeast Asia turned worse Sunday when an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people disappeared over stormy Indonesian waters, with no word on its fate despite several hours of searching by air and sea.

December 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP

Pakistani army says airstrikes, troops kill 39 militants

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed 39 militants as part of an ongoing operation in a volatile tribal region near the Afghan border, the Pakistani military said.

December 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP

Japan's Abe unleashes stimulus plan to spur growth

TOKYO (AP) - Japan's Cabinet approved 3.5 trillion yen ($29 billion) in fresh stimulus Saturday for the ailing economy, pledging to get growth back on track and restore the country's precarious public finances.

December 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP

AP-Times Square poll: Most feeling good about 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll. Nearly half predict that 2015 will be a better year for them than 2014 was, while only 1 in 10 think it will be worse. There's room for improvement: Americans give the year gone by a resounding 'meh.'

December 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP

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