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Navarro hits 1st homer, Angels beat Verlander 4-0

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Efren Navarro hit his first major league homer off Justin Verlander, and Matt Shoemaker combined with two relievers on a four-hitter as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Detroit Tigers 4-0 Saturday night.

July 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Kershaw throws 2-hitter as Dodgers beat Giants 5-0

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Clayton Kershaw pitched a two-hitter to win his ninth straight decision, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.

July 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Pac 12 Conference leads the way in quarterback talent

It's no secret the Pac-12 conference will be highlighted by quarterback play this season.

July 26, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV College Sports


Five Santa Clarita Valley locals to play in Pac 12 this season

Football fans across the Santa Clarita Valley should have a little bit of familiarity with five names spread around the Pac-12 conference this season.

July 26, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV College Sports


LAPD officer dies following crash in Valencia

A 45-year-old Los Angeles Police Department officer died at a hospital Saturday - two days after suffering what authorities said was a brain aneurysm while driving off-duty in her hometown of Valencia.

July 26, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez and Luke Money Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said "free-wheeling militia violence" prompted the move.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pa. carjackers on the run after killing 3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.

July 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds flee homes near Northern California fire

PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire spreading in Northern California has forced hundreds of people to flee and destroyed five homes and several other structures near vineyards in the Sierra Nevada foothills, authorities said Saturday.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sixteen arrested at two checkpoints

A pair of checkpoints set up Friday night to check for drivers who may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs resulted in 16 arrests in Santa Clarita, according to officials.

July 26, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thomas, Maddux, Glavine: A Hall of Fame blockbuster

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Frank Thomas was always driven to excel, and that sure served him well.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Israel agrees to extend truce by 4 hours

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel agreed Saturday to extend a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by four hours, a Cabinet minister said. In Gaza, a health official said the Palestinian death toll in 19 days of fighting had surpassed 1,000.

July 26, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Arizona execution renews debate over methods

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California can't say if it's meeting drought goal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The sprinklers outside the 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.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Caltrans proposes toll lanes on Interstate 405

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - State transportation officials are reserving the right to install toll lanes on a notoriously congested section of Interstate 405 in Orange County, but local officials aren't happy.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she alleged was trying to rape her, drawing swift international condemnation for a prosecution several countries described as flawed.

October 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests made in killing of 9-year-old Anaheim girl

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Anaheim police say they have arrested two men in the killing of a 9-year-old girl who was shot while playing outside her apartment.

October 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Early voting alters campaigns' strategies, costs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For over 1 million Californians, the Nov. 4 election is over. That's because they've already voted.

October 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


School worker tried to stop Wash. shooting

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) - A high school worker tried to stop a gunman who opened fire on a crowded lunchroom north of Seattle, killing one girl and badly wounding four others, authorities said Saturday.

October 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


16 killed in China coal mine collapse

BEIJING (AP) - A coal mine shaft collapsed in northwestern China, killing 16 miners, an official said Saturday, highlighting the persistence of safety problems in the industry despite a leveling off of demand.

October 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Valencia continues pattern, shuts out West Ranch

The way Valencia is playing, you'd think the Vikings were ready to win their sixth straight Foothill League title.

October 24, 2014 | By Paul Putignano For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


16 killed in China coal mine collapse

BEIJING (AP) - A coal mine shaft collapsed in northwestern China, killing 16 miners, China's official news agency said Saturday.

October 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Royals edge Giants to take 2-1 World Series lead

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - All season long and deep into October, the Kansas City Royals have relied on their winning formula of fundamental baseball: sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting.

October 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Hart overcomes tough test from Golden Valley

Unlike their first two Foothill League games of the season, the Hart Indians didn't need a second half comeback to earn a victory on Friday night at Canyon High School.

October 24, 2014 | By Brent Maranto Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Stock market's big seesaw gives investors pause

NEW YORK (AP) - Sometimes a little fear is healthy for stock investors.

October 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Suspect arrested in death of 2 California deputies

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A man armed with an assault rifle shot three sheriff's deputies and a civilian, killing two of the deputies and leading dozens of police officers on a wild six-hour chase and manhunt Friday that spanned two Northern California counties before the 34-year-old suspect was taken into custody.

October 24, 2014 | By the Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV churches offer Halloween alternatives

Over the past few months, Real Life Church in Valencia has collected nearly 600,000 pieces of candy in preparation for its massive community Halloween event, which drew more than 12,000 people last year.

October 24, 2014 | By Martha Garcia | Santa Clarita Valley News


Weekend packed with activities in SCV

A zombie apocalypse at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station, the Love Ride at Castaic Lake and a fundraiser for LARC Ranch highlight this weekend's activities.

October 24, 2014 | By Robert Spallone | Santa Clarita Valley News


Marine death is 1st in campaign against IS

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon has announced the first death of a U.S. military member involved in the campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

October 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


NYC police commissioner: Hatchet attack was terror

NEW YORK (AP) - A brazen daylight hatchet attack against a group of police officers on a busy New York street was a terrorist act by a reclusive Muslim convert who ranted online against America but had no clear ties to international extremists, the police commissioner said Friday.

October 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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