NEW YORK (AP) - Star power and Oscar aspirations are reigning at the box office, where the space adventure "Gravity" and the Somali pirate docudrama "Captain Phillips" are holding off all comers.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The last piece of legislation President John F. Kennedy signed turns 50 this month: the Community Mental Health Act, which helped transform the way people with mental illness are treated and cared for in the United States.
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - With two convicted killers back in police custody, authorities have shifted attention to finding out who made the phony court documents that led to the mistaken inmate releases that rocked Florida's judicial system.
FRESNO (AP) - Trucks loaded with tomatoes, milk and almonds clog the two main highways that bisect California's farm heartland, carrying goods to millions along the Pacific Coast and beyond. This dusty stretch of land is the starting point for one of the nation's most expensive public infrastructure projects: a $68 billion high-speed rail system that would span the state, linking the people of America's salad bowl to more jobs, opportunity and buyers.
BURBANK (AP) - TV's "House of Cards" and the movie "Promised Land" are being recognized for their eco-friendly messages.
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - A woman walked into a Los Angeles-area Barnes & Noble looking for books and came out with a baby instead.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Several gay couples in New Jersey are expected to gather late Sunday to wed in ceremonies to be held shortly after midnight.
ORANGE (AP) - Dennis Lyman wasn't about to let an extended hospital stay get between him and marrying his girlfriend of nearly 30 years.
Having grown up and lived in Miami, Florida, I was drafted into the army two weeks after graduating from high school June 1943, and had basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama.
The spot of a historic Lyons Station Stagecoach Stop is identified with marker No. 688 in front of the Eternal Valley Memorial Park, 23287 N. Sierra Highway, near State Highway 14 and San Fernando Road in Newhall.
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Adventures in Theater and Act III are programs of the Canyon Theater Guild, a non-profit theater in Old Town Newhall.
Companies eyeing Santa Clarita as a possible location to set up shop could receive special financing for sewer hookup fees, which will increase if Santa Clarita Valley residents agree to a plan to reduce chloride discharge into the Santa Clara River.
I've been a long-time, part-time customer of Newhall Lumber. A redwood deck in my back yard, a fence for my mom, and a cedar arbor for my brother are some recent projects.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Mormon church has issued a sweeping declaration that opposes efforts to relax Utah's famously strict liquor laws.
The family "ride" may depend on who is doing the shopping. But research bucks the theory that Dad just wants something fast and sleek while Mom is drawn to a purely practical vehicle.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The rover Opportunity may not be sleek like a brand new car, but it shows no signs of braking even after a decade on Mars.
Harvey Weinstein, the producer of such violent films as "Pulp Fiction" and "Django Unchained," pledged last week that he will no longer make movies with "egregious violence."
SAN FRANCISCO - Last November, a small boy dressed as Batman brought the city of San Francisco to a standstill.
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SANTA CLARITA - On Friday, January 24th, 2014, The California Highway Patrol Newhall Area Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. The checkpoint will begin at approximately 6:30 pm and conclude at approximately 2:30 am Saturday, January 25th, 2014.
Stevenson Ranch: Zone 3 update
LASD Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Deputies Conduct Early Morning Probation / Parole Searches in Neenach / Unincorporated LA County. Two Arrests Made.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Minutes before a gunman opened fire in a Los Angeles International Airport terminal last fall, killing a security screener and wounding three other people, the two armed officers assigned to the area left for breaks without informing a dispatcher as required.
GENEVA (AP) - Syria's government declared that its main priority was stopping terrorism - not ensuring peace - and the opposition hinted it was far from ready to negotiate directly with the government it wants to overthrow, casting sharp doubt Thursday on peace talks that have barely begun.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A sharply divided government task force that reviewed the National Security Agency's surveillance program for four months has urged President Barack Obama to shut down the agency's bulk collection of phone data and purge its massive inventory of millions of Americans' calling records, The Associated Press has learned.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The diesel-burning locomotive, the workhorse of American railroads since World War II, will soon begin burning natural gas - a potentially historic shift that could cut fuel costs, reduce pollution and strengthen the advantage railroads hold over trucks in long-haul shipping.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In a move that could give gay marriage its first foothold in the South, Virginia's attorney general said Thursday he concluded the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional and he will join the fight against it.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police in Miami Beach say pop singer Justin Bieber has been charged with resisting arrest without violence in addition to drag racing and DUI. Police also say the singer told authorities he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana and taken prescription drugs.