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Archive By Author - Signal Staff


Hussein Rashid: More than a military response required to beat ISIS

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.

September 28, 2014 | By Hussein Rashid Commentary | Columnists


Gene Lyons: Cotton's claims about Obama

Tell your Mama.

September 28, 2014 | By Gene Lyons Commentary | Columnists


Donna Brazile: Reforming our party system

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.

September 28, 2014 | By Donna Brazile Commentary | Columnists


Violence ahead of inauguration in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Security officials in Afghanistan say militants have carried out two attacks just ahead of the country's presidential inauguration.

September 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dodgers beat Rockies to cap regular season

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.

September 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


GOP cautions that Senate control would have limits

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?

September 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Holder: Mixed record on national security issues

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.

September 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


TMC Insider: Mustangs takes strong steps

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.

September 28, 2014 | By Mike Crawford For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Valencia tennis' two for one combo

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.

September 28, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Santa Clarita Valley Food Services Agency has new CEO

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.

September 28, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


November elections closing in

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.

September 28, 2014 | By Luke Money and Lila Littlejohn Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hundreds head to the park for a night in boxes

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.

September 28, 2014 | By Luke Money and Jim Holt Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Israel's Netanyahu says will refute Gaza "lies"

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.

September 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


TV crew's bag causes brief bomb scare at LAX

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.

September 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gaza war deals blow to Israel's tourism industry

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.

September 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Valencia boys soccer moves to Hart Showcase finals

Valencia boys soccer had to play a game first thing in the morning and another one for the final game of the afternoon.

December 27, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Valencia girls fall in semifinals of Hart Soccer Showcase

The Valencia girls soccer team held Quartz Hill in check for nearly the entirety of Saturday morning's Hart Soccer Showcase match up at Hart High School.

December 27, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


West Ranch basketball pushed to brink in win over Trinity

SUN VALLEY - West Ranch's run in the DI Bound Southern California Christmas Classic came to an end with a 76-63 loss to Village Christian of Sun Valley in the North Region championship game on Saturday at Village Christian Schools.

December 27, 2014 | By Paul Putignano For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Kessler leads No. 24 USC to win over Huskers

SAN DIEGO (AP) - It wasn't until Nelson Agholor knocked down a desperation pass by Nebraska's Tommy Armstrong Jr. inside the 10 that Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian could exhale and celebrate.

December 27, 2014 | Associated Press | College Sports


UPDATE: Search underway for plane missing in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - An AirAsia plane with 161 people aboard lost contact with ground control on Sunday after takeoff from Indonesia on the way to Singapore, and search and rescue operations were underway.

December 27, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: 1 killed, 3 wounded in Los Angeles shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man has been fatally shot and three people wounded after gunfire erupted during an argument between two groups in south Los Angeles.

December 27, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police in San Diego suburb give cash at traffic stops

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) - Flashing blue lights in the rearview mirror usually means a traffic ticket. But motorists in an east San Diego suburb were surprised when police gave them $20 bills instead.

December 27, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Guitarist doesn't miss day of Vegas Cirque work

LAS VEGAS (AP) - It's easy to miss Bruce Rickerd during the "Mystere" show at Treasure Island especially when there's a man balancing upside-down on the foot of another, or a giant inflatable snail emerging from the massive moving stage or the gasp-inducing drops from acrobats above.

December 27, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Clinton economic approach under scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) - If Hillary Rodham Clinton seeks the White House again, her message on the economy could be an important barometer as she courts fellow Democrats.

December 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine says Crimea transport halt temporary

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's suspension of transport connections with the Russia-annexed Crimean Peninsula is expected to be only a temporary measure, a Ukrainian security official said Saturday.

December 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US mission in Havana to become embassy amid thaw

HAVANA (AP) - A half-century after Washington severed relations with Cuba, the United States' seven-story mission looms over Havana's seaside Malecon boulevard as the largest diplomatic outpost in the country.

December 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Key developments in police-communities tension

The killings of two unarmed blacks by white police officers in Missouri and New York this summer touched off protests and a national debate over police conduct that intensified after grand juries refused to indict the officers.

December 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


School bans 'I Can't Breathe' T-shirts at tournament

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A high school basketball tournament on the Northern California coast has become the latest flashpoint in the ongoing protests over police killings of unarmed black men after a school was disinvited because of concerns its players would wear T-shirts printed with the words "I Can't Breathe" during warmups.

December 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Death penalty states unmoved by botched execution

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma's last execution went so badly that the state tried to cancel it before it was over. With the inmate writhing while the lethal drugs seeped into his body, his executioners drew the viewing gallery curtains, concealing what the warden later described as "a bloody mess."

December 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Court: LA Police Department policy for impounding cars is OK

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A state court determined Friday that a Los Angeles Police Department policy that makes it easier for unlicensed drivers to keep their cars instead of having them impounded after police stops is lawful and can remain in place.

December 27, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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