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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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Macklemore says Lamar 'robbed' at Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Everyone felt sorry for Kendrick Lamar after the dazzling young rapper was shut out at the Grammy Awards - even Macklemore, the guy who beat him head-to-head in several categories.

January 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Girls missing after sleepover in Riverside

RIVERSIDE (AP) - Authorities sought the public's help Monday in finding two girls - ages 12 and 14 - who went missing during a weekend sleepover.

January 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Football betting more popular than ever in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - With the Super Bowl approaching, fans are talking trash, buying snacks, and, more than ever, placing bets.

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


C. African Republic rebels leave hillside camp

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) - Dozens of Muslim rebels who ousted the president of Central African Republic last year moved out of the main military base in downtown Bangui on Monday, hours after some of their top brass were escorted out of the capital by peacekeepers.

January 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


New GM boss Barra stands behind lossmaking Opel

RUESSELSHEIM, Germany (AP) - New General Motors chief Mary Barra stressed on Monday the company's support for its struggling Opel subsidiary in Europe, saying its workers will get the job of building a new vehicle at the main plant in Germany.

Barra said it was "no accident" that Opel's headquarters in Ruesselsheim was the destination for her first foreign trip since becoming CEO on Jan. 15.

January 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sochi set to welcome the world amid storm clouds

Seven years ago, Vladimir Putin traveled all the way to Guatemala to woo Olympic leaders with his grandiose vision: hosting the Winter Games in Russia's little-known Black Sea summer resort of Sochi.

January 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


AP-GfK poll: Breaches not changing people's habits

NEW YORK (AP) - American shoppers say they are very concerned about the safety of their personal information following a massive security breach at Target, but many aren't taking steps to ensure their data is more secure, says a new Associated Press--GfK Poll.

January 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Boston bomb survivors are guests at Obama speech

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing and an openly gay NBA player are among the guests who will sit with first lady Michelle Obama Tuesday when President Barack Obama delivers the annual State of the Union address.

January 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Egypt: Military backs el-Sissi in presidential run

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's top generals on Monday endorsed a presidential run by army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the state news agency said, paving the way for the man who ousted the country's Islamist president to enter elections to replace him at the head of a violently divided nation.

January 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Persistent below-zero temps visit Midwest again

CHICAGO (AP) - Another winter day, another below-zero high for many parts of the Midwest.

January 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


European markets pare losses after Asia's plunge

PARIS (AP) - European and U.S. stocks stabilized on Monday after a heavy sell-off that was triggered by concern over an economic slowdown in China and tremors among emerging-market currencies.

January 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


At Grammys, Daft Punk, Pharrell dominate with 4

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams didn't only get lucky - they won in every category they were nominated in at the Grammy Awards, including the coveted album of the year and record of the year for the funk-electronic anthem "Get Lucky."

January 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Monday

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

January 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Kudos to Newhall Tennis Club members featured in Signal’s Our Community

While scanning the SCV Signal on Sunday morning, Jan. 19, on my computer I decided to click onto the Our Community section. I had exhausted my resources with LTEs, columnists, Signal editorials, business news,

January 27, 2014 | Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Rick Jensen: Conservative ideas are gaining more support

Why do people like Rev. Jeremiah Wright travel across America to exhort audiences to denigrate tea party Americans as racist?

January 27, 2014 | By Rick Jensen Commentary | Columnists


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