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.
Tell your Mama.
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.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Security officials in Afghanistan say militants have carried out two attacks just ahead of the country's presidential inauguration.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A woman died and a man was hospitalized after a mobile home fire in Castaic early today, Los Angeles County Fire Department officials said.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
YUCAIPA (AP) - Joy Anderson thought she and her adult son would spend Christmas like they do each year, eating and sleeping in the compact car they call home and maybe listening to Christmas carols on the radio.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A coyote hunting contest in Nevada on Saturday drew howls of protest from animal welfare advocates.
BEIJING (AP) - In the grainy video, Zhang Xiuhong can see her daughter ride her bike down a country road on her way to school one spring afternoon six years ago.
Today I was once again struck by how great this country is that we live in. There have been a few times in my life that I can distinctly remember having this feeling, and today was one of those days.
On Oct. 30, Lance Corporal Justin Jordan, a 2013 Valencia High School graduate, completed his USMC military occupational specialty training.
Pleasantview Industries recently honored its program participants at its 15th annual Recognition Banquet held at the Santa Clarita Activities Center.
When someone says boys have an appendage that girls don't, they usually aren't talking about what I, as a little kid, visualized: a bicycle.
Russian-born pianist and composer Oksana Kolesnikova, owner/founder of Beverly Hills-based Oksana School of Music, announces her school will soon service Valencia and surrounding areas.
Most residents reading this column successfully made it through their teenage years. My guess is that as you think back on those times, there are a few decisions you wish you could "do over." The idea of being able to learn from the mistakes made during adolescence and leave them in the past was the foundation for the Santa Clarita Community Court Diversion Program's Teen Court, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.