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Archive By Author - Signal Staff


Supreme Court to take up gay marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) - Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution.

January 16, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Supreme Court takes up dispute over California raisins

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is taking up an appeal from California raisin producers who object to a government program that aims to stabilize prices by regulating the raisin market.

January 16, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Grateful Dead to reunite for final concerts in July

NEW YORK (AP) - The Grateful Dead is coming back to life for final concerts in July.

January 16, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Proposed deal would restore wins for Penn St., Joe Paterno

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The NCAA on Friday announced a proposed agreement that would restore 112 wins by the school's football team that were wiped out during the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal and would put the late Joe Paterno back as the winningest coach in major college football history.

January 16, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Republicans plan to offer their own solutions on immigration

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) - Republican lawmakers determined to counter President Barack Obama on immigration want to advance solutions of their own, starting with a border security bill and perhaps moving on to tackle other aspects of the broken system.

January 16, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Today’s ‘liberals’

In politics, we often refer to today's Democrats as "liberals," and the terms "liberal" and "progressive" are used interchangeably.

January 16, 2015 | By Terri Lovell Right here, right now | Columnists


Austin Rivers traded to dad's Clippers in 3-team deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Austin Rivers has joined the Los Angeles Clippers to play for Doc Rivers in the first father-son, player-coach combination in NBA history.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


LeBron's Cavs hold off Kobe's Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - LeBron James scored 36 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped their six-game losing streak with a 109-102 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night despite Kobe Bryant's 19 points and career-high 17 assists.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Stevenson Ranch, Zone 3, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information

A Stevenson Ranch (Zone 3) Weekly Crime Breakdown (01/05/15 – 01/11/15)

January 15, 2015 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


Two CalArts grads make Oscar nomination list

Two California Institute of the Arts graduates are in a run for the Best Animated Feature Film Oscar, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences officials announced Thursday.

January 15, 2015 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Muhammad Ali back in hospital for 'follow-up care'

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A spokesman for Muhammad Ali says the boxing great is back in the hospital for follow-up care related to a urinary tract infection.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California home sales rise in December on stronger economy

AN DIEGO (AP) - California home sales jumped in December, buoyed by a stronger economy and lower interest rates, a research firm said Thursday. Prices rose modestly.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California agency releasing more state water after storms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California officials say that December storms have allowed the state to send more water to local agencies and farms even as drought conditions stretch into a fourth year.

January 15, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Flu vaccine not working well; only 23 percent effective

NEW YORK (AP) - As predicted, this year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It's only 23 percent effective, primarily because it doesn't include the bug that is making most people sick, according to a government study released Thursday.

January 15, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Immigrants can now get Mexican birth certificates in US

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Mexico has started issuing birth certificates to its citizens at its consulates in the United States. The goal is to make it easier for Mexican immigrants to obtain U.S. work permits, driver's licenses and protection from deportation.

January 15, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Victims honored on 20th anniversary of Oklahoma City bombing

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Every day when Dr. Rosslyn Biggs goes to work as a federal government veterinarian she is reminded of her mother, one of 168 people killed in the Oklahoma City bombing and honored Sunday on the 20th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil until Sept. 11, 2001.

April 19, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Almonds get roasted in debate over California water use

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California almonds are becoming one of the world's favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors. But the crop extracts a staggering price from the land, consuming more water than all the showering, dish-washing and other indoor household water use of California's 39 million people.

April 19, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


The Latest: Italy can't confirm 700 migrants aboard ship

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says officials are "not in a position to confirm or verify" that a migrant smugglers' boat that capsized off Libya's coast had 700 people aboard, as one survivor told rescuers.

April 19, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Video: Islamic State kills Ethiopian Christians in Libya

CAIRO (AP) - Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed Sunday. The attack widens the circle of nations affected by the group's atrocities while showing its growth beyond a self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq.

April 19, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Finance officials see rising risks to economic recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) - World finance officials said Saturday they see a number of threats on the horizon for a global economy still clawing back from the deepest recession in seven decades, and a potential Greek debt default presents the most immediate risk.

April 18, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Thousands dispose of their hazardous waste

Workers in hazmat suits bustled around a steady stream of vehicles at College of the Canyons' University Center parking lot, Saturday afternoon.

April 18, 2015 | By Ashley Fairbanks For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ducks beat Winnipeg on last-minute goal

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Jakob Silfverberg scored the tiebreaking goal with 21 seconds to play, and the Anaheim Ducks rallied from another third-period deficit for a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night, taking a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.

April 18, 2015 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Greinke, Dodgers beat Rockies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Zack Greinke won his 14th straight decision against an NL West rival, Adrian Gonzalez drove in three runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Colorado Rockies 6-3 Saturday night.

April 18, 2015 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Warriors fend off Pelicans in game 1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry carried the Golden State Warriors to a huge lead, waving his arms and flexing his muscles with one acrobatic shot after another.

April 18, 2015 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Ringo Starr, Green Day, Bill Withers enter Rock Hall

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is welcoming its newest class, featuring a Beatle, three punks from California and a guitar god from Texas.

April 18, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Islamic State blamed for Afghan suicide bombing killing 35

FAIZABAD, Afghanistan (AP) - A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a line of people waiting outside a bank Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 and wounding 125 in an assault the country's president blamed on the Islamic State group.

April 18, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Some victims of California explosion released from hospital

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. investigators were at the scene Saturday of a natural gas pipeline blast at a sheriff's gun range, as four of the 11 people injured in the explosion were released from the hospital.

April 18, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


An overnight success

A short and skinny girl stands in front of a class of third graders. She reads before them as her teacher asked her to do. That ambitious 7-year-old girl had just learned to read and is already a prodigy, setting an example for other pupils. As a reward for being an excellent reader, Naomi's teacher gives her a choice between a color pencil and an oil crayon. She chooses the crayon, a yellow crayon.

April 18, 2015 | By Naomi Young Saugus Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


2 Cuban dissidents up for election in unprecedented vote

HAVANA (AP) - At least two dissidents made it past a first round of voting and are standing as candidates in municipal elections that will be watched on and off the island Sunday as an unprecedented test of Cuba's single-party system.

April 18, 2015 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


California water saving mandate shrinks cuts for some cities

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State regulators on Saturday announced a revised plan to reduce water use in drought-stricken California that offers easier conservation targets for major cities, including Los Angeles, while demanding greater cutbacks from others.

April 18, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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