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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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AP-Times Square poll: Most feeling good about 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll. Nearly half predict that 2015 will be a better year for them than 2014 was, while only 1 in 10 think it will be worse. There's room for improvement: Americans give the year gone by a resounding 'meh.'

December 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Deputies give mother and son Christmas shelter

YUCAIPA (AP) - Joy Anderson thought she and her adult son would spend Christmas like they do each year, eating and sleeping in the compact car they call home and maybe listening to Christmas carols on the radio.

December 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Coyote hunting contest stirs opposition in Nevada

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A coyote hunting contest in Nevada on Saturday drew howls of protest from animal welfare advocates.

December 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Agonizing, lonely search for missing kids in China

BEIJING (AP) - In the grainy video, Zhang Xiuhong can see her daughter ride her bike down a country road on her way to school one spring afternoon six years ago.

December 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


What I learned in 6 minutes

Today I was once again struck by how great this country is that we live in. There have been a few times in my life that I can distinctly remember having this feeling, and today was one of those days.

December 28, 2014 | By Josh Abramson Stevenson Ranch Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Valencia man completes military training with honors

On Oct. 30, Lance Corporal Justin Jordan, a 2013 Valencia High School graduate, completed his USMC military occupational specialty training.

December 28, 2014 | By Daniel Jordan Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Pleasantview’s program participants

Pleasantview Industries recently honored its program participants at its 15th annual Recognition Banquet held at the Santa Clarita Activities Center.

December 28, 2014 | By Gerry Howard Saugus Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Bicycle vagabonds

When someone says boys have an appendage that girls don't, they usually aren't talking about what I, as a little kid, visualized: a bicycle.

December 28, 2014 | By Bill Lyons Saugus Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Oksana School of Music launches in Valencia

Russian-born pianist and composer Oksana Kolesnikova, owner/founder of Beverly Hills-based Oksana School of Music, announces her school will soon service Valencia and surrounding areas.

December 28, 2014 | Submitted by Oksana School of Music | COMMUNITY


Teen court celebrates 20th anniversary

Most residents reading this column successfully made it through their teenage years. My guess is that as you think back on those times, there are a few decisions you wish you could "do over." The idea of being able to learn from the mistakes made during adolescence and leave them in the past was the foundation for the Santa Clarita Community Court Diversion Program's Teen Court, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

December 28, 2014 | By Councilman Dante Acosta City of Santa Clarita | COMMUNITY


Seen Around SCV

December 28, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


#scvlife

Each week, Our Community will feature a new visual SCV moment. Post to Instagram using #scvlife and tag @signalscv for a chance to appear in the section.

December 28, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Social Causes

December 28, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Sports

December 28, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Artists

December 28, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


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