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4 arrested in celebrations of Mexico World Cup win

HUNTINGTON PARK, Calif. (AP) - Police say four people were arrested in the Los Angeles area after celebrations of Mexico's advancement into the next round of soccer's World Cup grew rowdy and poured into the street.

June 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Greinke battered in Dodgers' loss to Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Zack Greinke trudged stoically off the Kauffman Stadium mound where he first made a name for himself, the cascade of boos growing louder with every step toward the dugout.

June 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


USFS: Power lines caused Powerhouse Fire

U.S. Forest Service officials released a brief statement Monday citing "electrical power lines creating a competent ignition source" as the cause of the Powerhouse Fire, which started May 30, 2013, and charred more than 30,000 acres.

June 23, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn and Shannon Hoofman Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Outcry after Egypt sentences 3 reporters to prison

CAIRO (AP) - An Egyptian court on Monday convicted three Al-Jazeera journalists and sentenced them to seven years in prison on terrorism-related charges after a trial dismissed by rights groups as a politically motivated sham. The verdict brought a landslide of international condemnation and calls for the newly elected president to intervene.

June 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Clippers' future hangs on judge's decision

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has asked lawyers for more legal documents arguing their points before he decides whether to approve the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

June 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


L.A. Kings Summer Hockey Camp at Valencia Ice Station

Former Los Angeles Kings player and current radio analyst Daryl Evans is hosting a youth hockey mini-camp from Monday through this Wednesday at the Valencia Ice Station.

June 23, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Powerhouse Fire blamed on electrical power lines

U.S. Forest Service officials released a brief statement Monday citing "electrical power lines creating a competent ignition source" as the cause of the Powerhouse Fire, which started May 30, 2013 and charred more than 30,000 acres.

June 23, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Irvin: Focus on Sterling comments misses point

DALLAS (AP) - Former Dallas Cowboys star Michael Irvin and NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Monday said the comments made by ousted Clippers owner Donald Sterling needed to be viewed within a broader perspective of how America faces racism.

June 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Junior Lifeguard Program numbers up this year

Kids squealed with delight as junior lifeguard instructors Tyler Miller and Alex Anthony tossed them off the dock at the Castaic Lagoon.

June 23, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Husband of slain Iraqi woman gets 26 years to life

EL CAJON, California (AP) - A California judge sentenced an Iraqi immigrant Monday to 26 years-to-life in prison for his wife's fatal beating - an attack that initially drew international condemnation when authorities believed it was a hate crime.

June 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Resort hotel also serves as military test site

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - To the tourists who frolic in the crystal-blue surf of this picturesque, white-sand beach, the Fort Walton Beach Holiday Inn Resort looks like, well, a Holiday Inn with a large beach ball statue on top. But to military officials, it is known as Eglin Air Force Range Test Site A5.

June 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


City accepting names for Youth Grove

The City of Santa Clarita is accepting names of youth ages 24 and younger who lost their lives in traffic-related incidents, for inclusion in the Annual Youth Grove Evening of Remembrance. The event will be hosted at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the Youth Grove at Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road.

June 23, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kerry to Iraq leaders: sharing power is critical

BAGHDAD (AP) - America's top diplomat said Monday that leaders of Iraq's factions must keep their commitments to seat a new parliament next week, before a Sunni insurgency sweeps away hopes for a lasting peace.

June 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Firefighters free puppy from auto wheel

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Firefighters in Bakersfield, California, had to rescue a pit bull from a tight spot.

June 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Defibrillators not required in California stores

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court on Monday ruled that large retailers aren't required to have defibrillators on hand to help treat customers and workers who suffer sudden cardiac arrest.

June 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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City Council set to vote on Canyon Country Community Center

Santa Clarita City Council members are set to vote Tuesday on whether to purchase a property to develop a permanent home for the Canyon Country Community Center.

September 22, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Angels prep for playoffs in 2-1 loss to Texas

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Although Huston Street is never pleased about giving up a ninth-inning homer, the veteran closer thinks he learned something he can use next month in games that matter a bit more.

September 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV runners shine as Mustangs

After a relatively quiet week, The Master's College's Karis Frankian made some noise Saturday morning at TMC's third-annual cross country meet - The Mustang Challenge - located at Central Park.

September 21, 2014 | By Mike Crawford For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Kemp, Dodgers beat Cubs 8-5

CHICAGO (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers were looking ahead to a matchup with the division-rival Giants when they pushed Dan Haren back a day.

September 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds censure local police, yet give lethal weapons

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply for and get lethal weaponry.

September 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Global marches draw attention to climate change

NEW YORK (AP) - Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth - in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action.

September 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Maze Runner' races past 'Tombstones' with $32.5 M

NEW YORK (AP) - The young-adult adaptation "The Maze Runner" raced to the top of the box-office with $32.5 million, giving a budding franchise a quick start out of the gate.

September 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Woman gives birth on side of freeway

ANAHEIM (AP) - Marine Corps veteran Bolivar Vilchez was terrified as he helped his wife deliver their daughter on the side of a Southern California freeway.

September 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


32 structures destroyed in Calif. wildfire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nearly three-dozen structures were destroyed in a massive Northern California wildfire that continues to spread more than a week after it started, officials said Sunday.

September 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


White House intruder identified as Army veteran

WASHINGTON (AP) - The man accused of getting inside the White House after scaling a fence is a veteran who was awarded a medal for his service in Iraq and retired due to disability, the Army said Sunday.

September 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear

CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) - A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit.

September 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Security breach prompts more White House security

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Secret Service tightened security outside the White House after an embarrassing breach in which a man with a knife scaled a fence, ran across the lawn and made it all the way inside before agents stopped him.

September 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope in Albania urges Muslims to condemn extremism

TIRANA, Albania (AP) - Pope Francis called Sunday for moderate Muslims and all religious leaders to condemn Islamic extremists who "pervert" religion to justify violence, as he visited Albania and held up the Balkan nation as a model for interfaith harmony.

September 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Some wells run dry in state

EAST PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Officials say hundreds of domestic wells in California's drought-parched Central Valley have run dry, leaving many residents to rely on donated bottles of drinking water.

September 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


David Hegg: Model courtesy and generosity

Growing up, I heard my parents talk often about certain actions being "common courtesy."

September 21, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


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