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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


Mannequins get a makeover to look more real

NEW YORK (AP) - The one-size-fits-all mannequin is getting a much-needed makeover.

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


2 missing Calif. girls found, 'appeared to be OK'

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A pair of missing girls set off a widespread and well-publicized search across Southern California, but it ended quietly as police found them within blocks of each other and close to their hometown.

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


Health care call center lawsuit alleges unpaid OT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Customer service workers at a call center for insurance exchanges established under the federal health care overhaul have sued their employer in federal court, saying they were forced to work unpaid overtime.

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


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Border Patrol complaints seldom lead to discipline

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Of 809 complaints filed against U.S. Border Patrol agents during a three-year period, disciplinary measures were taken in just 13 cases, according to a report released Tuesday by an immigrant advocacy organization.

May 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Raids target synthetic drugs, sellers across US

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday broadened its national crackdown on synthetic drug manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers as federal agents served hundreds of search and arrest warrants in at least 25 states.

May 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Putin: Troops have pulled back from Ukraine border

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia has pulled back its troops from the Ukrainian border, Vladimir Putin told diplomats Wednesday as he urged insurgents in southeast Ukraine to postpone their planned referendum Sunday on autonomy.

May 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LAX makeover about to get painful

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Getting to, from and around Los Angeles International Airport has never been easy. Airport officials said Tuesday it's going to get worse.

May 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Southwest faces even hotter, drier conditions

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Hotter, drier conditions in the already drought-stricken Southwest are expected to further stress the region's water supply, threatening specialty crops and making forests more vulnerable to wildfires and tree-killing insects.

May 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Roberts homer puts Yankees past Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Brian Roberts hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 Tuesday night for just their second victory in seven games.

May 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Kershaw back as Dodgers top Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) - Clayton Kershaw admitted he was nervous about making his first start in six weeks.

May 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


On the Beat Swim: Hart's rich past is present

Heading into Foothill League finals on Thursday, the Hart Indians will have more than just a legacy behind it, it will have experience.

May 06, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Foothill softball roundup: West Ranch, Saugus both dominant

West Ranch softball players will be the first to admit they've been playing below their potential over the last two weeks.

May 06, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Foothill swim prelims sets the stage

Well, here we go.

May 06, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


5 biggest box office flops of 2014, so far

THE BOX OFFICE - It's now May, which means the summer movie season has officially kicked off.

May 06, 2014 | By John Clyde KSL | Hot Topics


Supreme Court declines to hear storm water pollution case

The U.S. Supreme Court declined this week to hear an appeal by Los Angeles County contesting a ruling that held it liable for storm water pollution.

May 06, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


3 sea lions returned to wild

POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE, Calif. (AP) - Three sea lions - including one nicknamed Hoppie, who was rescued from an almond orchard in Modesto - have been released back into the wild.

May 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California pilot who crashed was fit to perform

FAIRFIELD (AP) - A pilot who crashed and died while performing a stunt at a Northern California air show had recently passed a skills test that included his flying routines, the head of an air show trade association said.

May 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CORRECTION: SCV Sanitation District to discuss rate hikes

The Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District meets at City Hall this Wednesday to take up the issue of rate increases to underwrite chloride removal from local wastewater.

May 06, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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