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UC Irvine sent home with CWS loss

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - UC Irvine's surprise postseason run is done.

June 18, 2014 | Associated Press | SCV College Sports

Annie Kellogg leaving Valencia boys tennis, staying with girls

One of the most successful coaches in the Santa Clarita Valley is stepping down.

June 18, 2014 | By Cary Osborne and Dan Agnew Signal Staff Writers | SCV Prep Sports

Hart district names five new assistant principals

The William S. Hart Union High School District filled a handful of assistant principal positions at district schools Wednesday night.

June 18, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News

Hart district board says it will consider district elections

Hart district board members announced Wednesday night they will consider moving to a by-district election system for the Santa Clarita Valley's largest school district.

June 18, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News

Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw pitches no-hitter

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw pitched his first no-hitter Wednesday night, striking out a career-high 15 and allowing his only baserunner on a throwing error by shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 8-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies.

June 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News

UPDATE: Lancaster woman sentenced to one year in jail for animal cruelty

A Lancaster-area woman has been sentenced for injuring her pit bull-mix dog, causing serious injuries to its head and eyes, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.

June 18, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News

Afghan candidate seeks halt to runoff vote count

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah demanded Wednesday that Afghan electoral authorities stop counting ballots from a weekend runoff vote, citing new allegations of widespread fraud. The election commission refused and appealed to all sides to await final results.

June 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP

DUI checkpoint scheduled for Friday

Driving Under the Influence / Driver's License (DUI/CDL) Checkpoints are conducted by deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on a regular basis.

June 18, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News

SoCal Edison Donates $5,000 to VIA for Student Training Program

June 18, 2014 – The Valley Industry Association's Education Foundation received a surge of financial support this week, when Southern California Edison presented the nonprofit organization with a check for $5,000 to support its annual Connecting to Success program. The grant check was presented by Anna Frutos-Sanchez, Edison's Local Public Affairs Region Manager (and VIA Education Foundation board member), during the June 17 VIA luncheon at the Valencia Country Club.

June 18, 2014 | Source: VIA | Santa Clarita Valley News

House Republicans Look To Leadership Elections

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California appears likely to win election as House majority leader on Thursday when Republicans vote in the wake of Eric Cantor's surprising primary defeat, but an unpredictable, contest to select a new party whip may tell more about the House GOP's future.

June 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP

Runner to Hold Telephone Townhall for Manufacturing Industry

SACRAMENTO – Board of Equalization Member George Runner will host a telephone townhall for California's manufacturers on Tuesday, July 1 at 10:00 a.m. The free event, co-hosted by the California Manufacturers and Technology Association, will provide information on tax issues specific to the manufacturing industry, including the new manufacturing sales tax exemption that takes effect July 1, 2014.

June 18, 2014 | Source: Office of Board of Equalization member George Runner | Santa Clarita Valley News

GOP leader: Obama may act in Iraq without signoff

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and congressional leaders believe he does not need authorization from Congress for some steps he might take to quell the al-Qaida-inspired insurgency sweeping through Iraq, the Senate's top Republican and Capitol Hill aides said after the president briefed senior lawmakers Wednesday.

June 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP

My family helped me finish my first 50K

As I woke up early Saturday morning, my nerves getting the best of me, I got myself ready for my second attempt at a 50K (31.06 miles) trail race. Before leaving the hotel room, I fed my 8-month-old baby, kissed my husband goodbye and got one last look at my six children before heading to the start of the 50K race I signed up for.

June 18, 2014 | Arianne Brown, Deseret News | Health News

Why kids are the best people

Kids are sometimes seen as annoying, wild, unruly or a nuisance. But, there are many things that kids are better at than adults. For whatever reason, as we age some of us lose our zest for life and can become robot-like while tending our day-to-day obligations. Maybe a key is to let kids be kids instead of forcing them to become miniature adults.

June 18, 2014 | Wendy Jessen, FamilyShare | Hot Topics

10 parenting payouts

The fruits or parenting are long-bearing, tortuously so at times. When you're in the midst of raising kids, the rewards seem few and far between, and the greatest blessings of raising children often come years, or even decades, after they've grown and left. Don't lose hope in the middle of the journey. Parenthood comes with miraculous moments, no matter how old or young your kids are. The next time you need a parental pick-me-up, think about these ten awesome payouts of parenthood.

June 18, 2014 | Heather Hale, FamilyShare | NEWS 4 U

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Vikings bar Peterson from team activities

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings changed course early Wednesday and decided in the middle of the night to put star running back Adrian Peterson on hiatus while he deals with a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.

September 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP

NFL, union agree to new drug policy, HGH testing

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL said Wednesday that its new performance-enhancing drug policy will allow the Broncos' Wes Welker and two other suspended players to return to the field this week.

September 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP

Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) - Wary House lawmakers prepared to give President Barack Obama authority to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants Wednesday as Iraq's new prime minister dismissed the notion that the struggle could lead to U.S. forces again fighting on the ground in his country.

September 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP

Weather brings floods, fire

Temperatures hit their highest levels yet in the Santa Clarita Valley, and a thunderstorm produced brief heavy downpours in Acton, likely touching off a lightning-caused brush fire Tuesday, as Southern California's September heat spell mixed with hurricane-driven moisture.

September 17, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News

Congressional candidates Knight, Strickland to speak at meeting tonight

The Canyon Country Advisory Committee will sponsor a "meet and greet" tonight with state Sen. Pete Knight and Tony Strickland, candidates for the 25th Congressional District in November's election.

September 17, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News

Angels stopped in tracks by Mariners

ANAHEIM (AP) - Mike Zunino's two-run double keyed a four-run fifth inning and the Seattle Mariners climbed within a game of the second AL wild-card spot by routing the Los Angeles Angels 13-2 on Tuesday night.

September 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News

Dodgers lose game and part of lead

DENVER (AP) - The runs have been scarce lately for the Colorado Rockies. They made up for it in a big way to stop the surging Los Angeles Dodgers.

September 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News

UPDATE: LA County deputy convicted in corruption case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was convicted Tuesday of trying to block a federal investigation of allegations of inmate abuse at county jails.

September 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP

Top 15 states for education

It's already September. Time to go back to school.

September 16, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics

Woman in wildfire's path lost almost everything

WEED, Calif. (AP) - Kate Stonecypher awoke Monday and thought about wearing boots to work but decided on sneakers instead.

September 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP

Currently Filming in SCV

Film and TV productions bring revenue and jobs to Santa Clarita. You might run into a film crew any day. Here are some productions that are currently shooting around town.

September 16, 2014 | Signal Staff | Local Business News

NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.

September 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP

CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast

CHICAGO (AP) - The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures - the most dangerous kind of obesity - has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study.

September 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP

Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) - American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama's plan to expand airstrikes and train Syrian rebels.

September 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP

US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

ATLANTA (AP) - Under pressure to boost the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis, President Barack Obama is ordering 3,000 military personnel to West Africa amid worries that the financial and human cost of the outbreak is rapidly growing.

September 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP

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