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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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Obama speech to challenge Congress on minimum wage

WASHINGTON (AP) - Challenging lawmakers to help him create greater economic opportunity, President Barack Obama will use his State of the Union address Tuesday to announce he's raising the minimum wage for new federal contract workers to $10.10 an hour, underscoring a go-it-alone strategy in an election year critical to Democrats' hopes for retaining Senate control.

January 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Southerners warned of icy mess in days ahead

ATLANTA (AP) - Across the South, residents stocked up on fuel and groceries, schools and offices closed, and road crews were at the ready as a storm moved in Tuesday from the central U.S., threatening to bring snow, ice and subzero temperatures to a region more accustomed to air conditioners and sunscreen than parkas and shovels.

January 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Stocks open higher on Wall Street; Pfizer gains

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks rose for the first day in four after a big slump prompted by worries about emerging market economies. As well as watching company earnings, investors are awaiting the start of the Federal Reserve's January policy meeting.

January 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-Marlboro man dies from smoking-related disease

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When it came to portraying the rugged western outdoorsman who helped transform a pack of filtered cigarettes into the world's most popular brand, Marlboro Man Eric Lawson was the real deal.

January 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California drought has ranchers selling cattle

AROMAS, Calif. (AP) - In January, business at the 101 Livestock Market's cattle auction on California's Central Coast is usually slow. The busy season is normally in June or July, when ranchers have had time to fatten their animals for weeks on spring grasses.

January 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

January 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Buying stamps at Staples

Regarding "Unions protest Postal Service outlets at Staples," Jan. 20 Signal: Staples wants to sell stamps! Horrors!

January 28, 2014 | Bill Lyons Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Skateboarder behaviors

How many more families are going to have their hearts broken by their young people going around with ear plugs on a skateboard or bicycle and not paying attention to the traffic lights at an intersection?

January 28, 2014 | Neel Schmitt Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Jonathan Kraut: Beyond the Olympics and terrorism

The Sochi Winter Olympic Games, commencing February 7, are but a few days away. In 1896 the First Modern Olympics resurrected the ancient Greek tradition of bringing together the most talented athletes. Since then the Modern Olympics have managed to survive world conflicts and have endured WWI, WWII, the Cold War, and hopefully the War on Terror.

January 28, 2014 | By Jonathan Kraut Democratic Voices | Columnists


Kings win in San Jose

SAN JOSE (AP) - Anze Kopitar broke a long scoreless drought for Los Angeles and Jonathan Quick earned his third shutout of the season to help the Kings snap a five-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks.

January 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Clippers win third straight

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Blake Griffin dominated the paint with 20 points, Jamal Crawford scored 25 and the Los Angeles Clippers ended their seven-game road trip with a 114-86 win Monday night over the Milwaukee Bucks.

January 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Jan. 27, 2014

Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station, Jan. 27, 2014-

January 27, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Avalanches cut off only road to Alaska city

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Highway access to the city at the end of the trans-Alaska pipeline has been cut off indefinitely by avalanches, including one that dammed a river and created a lake up to a half-mile long across the roadway in a 300-foot wide mountain canyon.

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


Newhall Zone 6: doorstep packages reported stolen

01/26/2014

January 27, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Stevenson Ranch/Westridge Zone 3: burglary investigated

Stevenson Ranch: Zone 3 Update - Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information

January 27, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


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