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Dodgers beat Cubs on Ramirez's 3-run HR

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hanley Ramirez hit a three-run homer in the 12th inning to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.

August 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


California finds it hard to track water

The sprinklers outside California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter showers while campers at some popular parks can't take them at all.

August 02, 2014 | By Justin Pritchard and Matt Hamilton The Associated Press | Signal AP


Andre Reed, Michael Strahan highlight 2014 Hall of Fame class

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Andre Reed delivered the emotion and managed to hook up for one more catch from Jim Kelly on the Pro Football Hall of Fame stage.

August 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Israeli soldier thought captured is declared dead

JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israeli military said Sunday that an Israeli soldier it previously believed had been captured by Hamas fighters in a Gaza ambush had in fact been killed in battle that day.

August 02, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


'American Idol' contestant Michael Johns dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "American Idol" contestant Michael Johns, who appeared in season 7 of the hit Fox singing competition and was voted off in an eighth-round stunner, has died. He was 35.

August 02, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


College professor, 75, dies in Mt. Whitney fall

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK (AP) - California authorities say a community college professor from Texas fell to his death while climbing Mount Whitney, which has the highest peak in the U.S. outside of Alaska.

August 02, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Designer unveils bike made for water

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco Bay area designer has put a new spin on the concept of an environmentally friendly commute.

August 02, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV gets muggy as monsoonal flow creates havoc elsewhere

A low pressure system spinning monsoonal moisture into Southern California created muggy conditions across the Santa Clarita Valley on Saturday while wreaking havoc elsewhere.

August 02, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ohio city tells residents not to drink water

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Toxins possibly from algae on Lake Erie fouled the water supply of the state's fourth-largest city Saturday, forcing officials to issue warnings not to drink the water and the governor to declare a state of emergency as worried residents descended on stores, quickly clearing shelves of bottled water.

August 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Western wildfires destroy homes

ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) - Thousands of federal, state and local firefighters on Saturday were feverishly attacking at least six major wildfires in central and far northern California that prompted evacuations, while blazes in the Pacific Northwest destroyed a handful of homes.

August 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Ana boy sets himself on fire in online dare

SANTA ANA (AP) - Authorities say a 16-year-old Southern California boy has suffered burns after setting himself on fire for an online dare.

August 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cyclists suffer hypothermia in California storms

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A wave of brief but fierce storms rolled through Southern California mountains and deserts on Saturday, leaving 40 bicycle racers with hypothermia and possibly causing a 14-car highway pileup in the desert that injured nine people, authorities said.

August 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Court gives new life to California high-speed rail

A state appellate court ruling has given new momentum to Gov. Jerry Brown's $68 billion high-speed rail project by providing the state with a substantial funding source and lifting one cloud over a plan that has been widely criticized for its cost, route, construction plans and environmental reviews.

August 02, 2014 | Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


Burst pipe repairs near completion near UCLA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Crews have nearly finished repairs on a nearly century-old water main that burst and poured 20 million gallons of water onto the UCLA campus.

August 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Israel pulls back some tanks, troops in Gaza war

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli troops and tanks pulled out of a central sector of the Gaza Strip and moved closer to the border Saturday, as its military invited Palestinians to return to one of the hardest-hit neighborhoods in the coastal strip.

August 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Clippers beat Lakers in all-L.A. clash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin scored 39 points and went 11 for 12 from the free throw line, powering the Los Angeles Clippers to a gritty 118-111 victory over the winless Lakers in the first meeting of the season between the Staples Center co-tenants.

October 31, 2014 | Associated Press | SCV Prep Sports


Hart, Trent Irwin coast by Saugus

The Foothill League knows Hart wide receiver Trent Irwin is dangerous.

October 31, 2014 | By Paul Putignano For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Big second half gives Valencia win over Canyon

Lining up for a 28-yard field goal attempt with seven seconds left in the opening half of Friday night's Foothill League contest against the Valencia Vikings, the worst-case scenario for the Canyon Cowboys seemed to be a seven-point lead with a miss.

October 31, 2014 | By Brent Maranto Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Friendly Valley hosts Halloween celebration

Tom and Shelly Wing dance at Friendly Valley's Halloween celebration Friday night. Shelly was responsible for decorating the retirement community's auditorium for over 100 residents who attended the night's event. Guests grooved to the tunes of Johnny Cash and Frank Sinatra, in between eating and taking photos.

October 31, 2014 | By Robert Spallone For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Staff and faculty dance to "Thriller" to celebrate Halloween

October 31, 2014 | By Robert Spallone For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local church finds permanent home

A group of people arrive at 5:30 a.m. on Sunday morning to begin setting up for church services. The team unloads and assembles audio visual equipment, a stage, seating and floor coverings to create a temporary worship area. In the afternoon, the group will begin the task of packing up the items onto a box truck.

October 31, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Details about Eric Frein capture

MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) - Scott Malkowski, a task force commander with the U.S. Marshals Service, spied a figure moving from the woods toward an abandoned airplane hangar in the Pocono Mountains. Looking at his face, his black hat and fleece, and his height and weight, Malkowski was certain he had his man.

October 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Nurse free to move about as restrictions eased

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) - A nurse in who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone can move about as she pleases after a judge eased state-imposed restrictions on her, handing officials in Maine a defeat in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola.

October 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Castaic Lake Water Agency has 3 seats on Tuesday ballot

On Tuesday, after voters have marked their ballots for governor, assemblyman, congressman and senator, they have a chance to elect a few people who occupy a less bright spotlight but manage an increasingly scarce resource.

October 31, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Marathon champ Jeptoo fails doping test

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) - Leading female marathoner Rita Jeptoo of Kenya failed a doping test a few weeks before winning her second consecutive Chicago Marathon, her agent and national federation said Friday.

October 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


China's moon orbiter returns

BEIJING (AP) - China on Saturday successfully recovered an experimental spacecraft that flew around the moon and back in a test run for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.

October 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


$13.5M award in Jehovah's Witnesses molest case

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Jehovah's Witnesses were ordered to pay $13.5 million to a Southern California man who said he was molested as a child by a church member.

October 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


US stocks end month at a record high

NEW YORK (AP) - For stock investors, there was no shortage of drama in October.

October 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 burned in hash-oil apartment blast

WALNUT CREEK (AP) - Butane gas from a hash-oil operation caused an explosion that left two men critically burned and another missing and forced dozens to evacuate at a San Francisco Bay Area apartment complex, police said.

October 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


3 girls trick-or-treating killed in hit-and-run

SANTA ANA (AP) - Three teenage girls trick-or-treating in costume were hit by a vehicle and killed Friday while walking at an intersection.

October 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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