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Food stamps, milk prices on table in farm talks

WASHINGTON (AP) - The fight over renewing the nation's farm bill has centered on cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program. But there could be unintended consequences if no agreement is reached: higher milk prices.

October 28, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hurricane-force winds batter Europe

LONDON (AP) - A major storm with hurricane-force gusts lashed southern Britain, the Netherlands and parts of France on Monday, knocking down trees, flooding low areas and causing travel chaos. Four deaths were reported.

October 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Freeway reopens after fiery truck crash

COMMERCE, Calif. (AP) - A portion of a Los Angeles freeway has been reopened after a fiery tanker truck crash seriously injured the driver, prompted evacuation of nearby homes, and snarled traffic for hours.

October 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lou Reed: Rock 'n' Roll poet of the streets

NEW YORK (AP) - The stare from across a desk was enough for me to question whether my first and only interview with Lou Reed had been a good idea.

October 28, 2013 | By David Bauder Associated Press | Signal AP


Michael Jackson's doctor released from jail

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson was released from jail Monday after serving nearly two years of a four-year sentence.

October 28, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


State prisons struggle with mental health

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Although California has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to improve psychiatric treatment for convicts, the biggest mental health unit in the state prison system for high security inmates remains in disarray, according to a court-appointed investigator and others familiar with the facility.

October 28, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Demonstrating congressional material

Frank Ferry's recent mea culpa for admittedly being "brash and abrasive" was short lived.

October 28, 2013 | Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Shield your children from debasing messages

British singer Charlotte Church says young female pop stars are pressured by industry bosses to wear inappropriate clothes and "coerced into sexually demonstrative behavior in order to hold on to their careers."

October 28, 2013 | Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Steve Lunetta: Government by crisis

With the stroke of a pen, President Obama ended both the government shutdown and raised the debt ceiling, allowing national parks to re-open and the government to borrow more money to finance its spending.

October 28, 2013 | Steve Lunetta Right About Now | Columnists


Questioning government is a citizen’s right

We support Councilman TimBen Boydston's calling the Santa Clarita City Council's attention to its established and accepted rules of conduct Tuesday Oct. 22, 2013.

October 28, 2013 | Susann Rizzo and Cliff Fletcher Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Championing two men who contribute to the country

In response to Frank Arenson's letter to the editor "Giving credit where credit is due" (Oct. 21):

October 28, 2013 | Anne Marie Whalley | Letters to the Editor


Steve LunettaGovernment by crisis

October 27, 2013 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Kings beat Oilers 2-1 in shootout

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Anze Kopitar scored the deciding goal in a shootout and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 on Sunday night for their seventh victory in nine games.

October 27, 2013 | Associated Press | Ducks/Kings


Red Sox beat Cards to even World Series

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jonny Gomes hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 Sunday night, tying the World Series at two games each.

October 27, 2013 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


TMC Insider: All hands on deck for the week

The last week was an action packed one for The Master's College athletics.

October 27, 2013 | By Mike Crawford For The Signal | SCV College Sports


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Syria talks in Geneva make 'positive' step forward

GENEVA (AP) - Syrian negotiators discussed the establishment of a transitional government body for the first time Wednesday, an opposition delegate said, describing it as a "positive step forward," a day after talks were cut short over a U.S. decision to resume aid to the opposition.

January 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Stocks drop as earnings disappoint; Fed upcoming

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks fell Wednesday as investors reacted to disappointing earnings from Yahoo and other companies and awaited news from the Federal Reserve, which wraps up its two-day policy meeting later in the day. Emerging markets were also unsettling investors again.

January 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine lawmakers consider protester amnesty

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's parliament discussed an amnesty Wednesday for those arrested during weeks of protests in the crisis-torn country - but some of the possible conditions attached to it would be unacceptable to the opposition.

January 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama calls 2014 ‘a year of action’

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to energize his sluggish second term, President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday night in his State of the Union address to sidestep Congress "whenever and wherever" necessary to narrow economic disparities between rich and poor. He unveiled an array of modest executive actions to increase the minimum wage for federal contract workers and make it easier for millions of low-income Americans to save for retirement.

January 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

January 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Hart hoops still perfect in league

The last team to defeat the Hart Indians in the Foothill League was the Canyon Cowboys.

January 28, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Have kids forgotten how to play?

I've heard of urging kids to eat their peas and carrots.

January 28, 2014 | By Doug Robinson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Parent Education: Because children don't come with a manual

Wouldn't it be lovely if when your 2-year-old had her first tantrum, a real nuclear melt down, you could just lift up her little sleeve and press the 'help' button? Or, wouldn't it be great if you could just look inside your teen's ear for a little reset button, or push control, alt, delete? Maybe there is an app for that?

January 28, 2014 | By Shannon Symonds FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Want to hear something funny? Hollywood thinks rape fits the bill

A girl, 17, crossed the corner of a small park in a quiet neighborhood on her way to visit a friend. She didn't know where the man came from, but suddenly, she was not alone. He grabbed her, twisting her arm. He pulled her by her hair into an area behind a vacant house, where he knocked her down and slammed her head against the ground to stun her. Then he punched her in the face and raped her.

January 28, 2014 | By Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Hot Topics


For BFF with cancer, 7-year-old shaves his head

UNION, Mo. - A little boy showed wisdom and kindness beyond his years when he shaved his hair and started a fundraiser for his friend with leukemia.

January 28, 2014 | By Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL | Hot Topics


Caleb Willis appointed VP of Community West Bank

Caleb Willis has been appointed as vice president, SBA Business Development Officer, announced Community West Bank this month.

January 28, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Bank of Santa Clarita reports 2013 earnings

Net earnings for 2013 at the Bank of Santa Clarita totaled more than $1 million, 80 percent greater than the $559,000 reported for 2012, the bank announced Tuesday.

January 28, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Napa Valley vintners prepare for drought

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - With California in the grips of severe drought, Napa Valley wine grape growers on Tuesday said some vines are ripening early and that farmers are planning fewer crops to save water.

January 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Supervisors name interim LA County sheriff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County leaders have chosen a temporary replacement for Sheriff Lee Baca.

January 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


A Super Bowl ad is born: how 3 ads were created

NEW YORK (AP) - A timely Tweet that was praised. A story of a baby Clydesdale growing up that tugged at heart strings. A Jamaican accent that caused controversy.

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


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