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Mom celebrates ‘beautiful differences’ of Down syndrome baby

ONTARIO, Canada - Tara McCallan had a perfect pregnancy in 2012 and her little girl made her debut in December of that year after a relatively easy labor and delivery. She excitedly welcomed the daughter into their family of three, including her husband Craig and young song Noal.

February 17, 2014 | By Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | Hot Topics


Consumers ready to go back into debt

The recession-induced frugality and financial responsibility may be wearing off as the economy improves, a report indicates.

February 17, 2014 | By Michael De Groote Deseret News | Hot Topics


Drivers mostly avoid 'Jamzilla' and I-405 work

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Jamzilla" hasn't lived up to its name - at least so far.

February 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Baby Boomers are early winners under health law

CHICAGO (AP) - For many older Americans who lost jobs during the recession, the quest for health care has been one obstacle after another. They're unwanted by employers, rejected by insurers, struggling to cover rising medical costs and praying to reach Medicare age before a health crisis.

February 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


11 local teams make CIF soccer playoffs

With Monday afternoon's revealing of the CIF-Southern Section soccer playoffs, the winter playoff slate is set.

February 17, 2014 | By Dan Agnew Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Snake-handling pastor dies from snake bite

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) - A snake-handling pastor who appeared on the National Geographic television reality show "Snake Salvation" has died after being bitten by a snake during a weekend church service in Kentucky.

February 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


NYC ME: More tests needed for NY fashion designer

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York City medical examiner says autopsy results are inconclusive for a fashion designer found floating on the Manhattan side of the Hudson River.

February 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Saugus Public Safety & Crime Prevention Information

This week we had 7 Part-1 crimes reported in the Saugus area. The first was an assault with a deadly weapon in the 22100 block of Empino Lane on February 16th. A man was arrested for allegedly stabbing his roommate after an altercation.

February 17, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


Study: Four-year degree is worth more than ever before

A new report by the Pew Research Center shows the earnings gap between high school and college graduates in 2012 was the highest it had been in nearly 50 years.

February 17, 2014 | By Jason Hardy Deseret News | Hot Topics


Take this job: Quit rate on the rise

Another way to look at the health of the economy is to look at the number of quitters.

February 17, 2014 | By Michael De Groote Deseret News | Hot Topics


2 California Highway Patrol officers killed in crash

KINGSBURG, Calif. (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says two officers have been killed in an early morning accident in Fresno County.

February 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UN letter to Kim Jong Un warns on accountability

GENEVA (AP) - A U.N. panel warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday that he may be held accountable for orchestrating widespread crimes against civilians in the secretive Asian nation, ranging from executing and torturing prisoners to systematic abductions and starving mass populations.

February 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Egypt: Suicide bomber behind tourist bus attack

CAIRO (AP) - A suicide bomber was behind a deadly blast that tore through a bus carrying South Korean tourists, killing at least four people, as it waited near an Egypt-Israel border crossing in Sinai, Egyptian security officials said.

February 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


1 month after spill, W. Virginians wary of water

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - More than a month after chemicals seeped into West Virginia's biggest water supply, Jeanette Maddox would rather bundle up, drive to a shopping center parking lot and fill jugs of water from the spigot of a tanker truck than trust the tap in her kitchen.

February 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Passenger: Hijacker threatened to crash plane

GENEVA (AP) - An Italian passenger says the man who hijacked an Ethiopian Airlines jet threatened to crash it if the pilot kept trying to get back into the cockpit.

February 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Pro-Russia rebels attack Ukrainian border guards

LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Hundreds of pro-Russia insurgents attacked a border guard base in eastern Ukraine on Monday, with some firing rocket-propelled grenades from the roof of a nearby residential building. At least five rebels were killed when the guards returned fire, a spokesman for the border guard service said.

June 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama carbon rule gives states more time to comply

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some states to comply until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.

June 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cheap drug greatly boosts prostate cancer survival

CHICAGO (AP) - A cheap, decades-old chemotherapy drug extended life by more than a year when added to standard hormone therapy for men whose prostate cancer has widely spread, doctors reported Sunday.

June 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


A courageous and magnificent misfit

My late father, a European-trained physician, did everything himself without benefit of nurses, clerical staff or drafty assembly-line consultation cubicles.

June 02, 2014 | By W.E. Gutman | Columnists


A salute to Maya Angelou

Perhaps the most difficult task to make a financial living at is that of being a poet. Yet, if one is great enough and has a measure of luck - like Maya Angelou - it is not impossible.

June 02, 2014 | Robert W. Burton Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Concerning our local charter schools

I read with interest the article in the May 26 issue of The Signal ("Pavley's bill would change charter school law") about the bill introduced by California Sen. Fran Pavley regarding charter schools.

June 02, 2014 | Erika Schwartz Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


The tragedy in Isla Vista

By now, most of us have heard of the terrible tragedy that happened in Santa Barbara before Memorial Day. A very confused young man committed a series of violent acts that resulted in the deaths of six college students.

June 02, 2014 | Steve Lunetta | Columnists


Dodgers lose game, series to Pirates

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clutch hitting from Andrew McCutchen and Pedro Alvarez helped the Pittsburgh Pirates finally win a series in Dodger Stadium after a seven-year drought.

June 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Foothill League Softball Team

When the Foothill League softball coaches met to vote on the 2014 Pitcher of the Year, there wasn't much surprise in who came out on top.

June 01, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Kings win in OT to advance to Stanley Cup finals

CHICAGO (AP) - Alec Martinez scored at 5:47 of overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals Sunday night.

June 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


'Brady Bunch' actress Ann B. Davis dies in Texas

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Emmy-winning actress Ann B. Davis, who became the country's favorite and most famous housekeeper as the devoted Alice Nelson of "The Brady Bunch," died Sunday at a San Antonio hospital. She was 88.

June 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


EPA to seek to cut power plant carbon by one-third

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration will unveil a plan Monday to cut earth-warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, according to people familiar with the proposal.

June 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. defends captive swap with Taliban, critics stir

WASHINGTON (AP) - Five years a captive from the Afghanistan war, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is back in American hands, freed for five Guantanamo terrorism detainees in a swap stirring sharp debate in Washington over whether the U.S. should have negotiated with the Taliban over prisoners.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV sheriff's deputies to conduct exercise at mall

On Sunday, June 1, 2014, from about 6:00PM- 11:00PM, an emergency response exercise will be held at the Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd, Valencia.

June 01, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Group says Calif. mining operation threatens snail

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) - An environmental group says a mining company's plan to extract more than a billion dollars' worth of gold and silver from a mountain near the desert town of Mojave threatens a snail's existence and must be halted.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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