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Iraq vet's family considering gravestone options

CINCINNATI (AP) - The family of a slain Iraqi war veteran wants her towering SpongeBob SquarePants headstone returned to her final resting place while the cemetery officials that removed it say that's the only thing they won't do, leaving both sides at an apparent impasse that may have to be decided in court.

October 23, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, Oct. 23, 2013

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October 23, 2013 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Police: 5 killed in car crash in Northern Calif.

LODI, Calif. (AP) - A multicar crash at a busy Northern California intersection left five people dead, including a child, a pregnant woman and her unborn baby, authorities said. At least 12 people were injured in the crash Tuesday.

October 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


In NSA spying scandal, outrage but calculation too

BRUSSELS (AP) - U.S. allies knew that the Americans were spying on them, but they had no idea how much.

October 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama urges allies to stick with health law

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is appealing to its allies in Congress, on Wall Street and across the country to stick with President Barack Obama's health care law even as embarrassing problems with the flagship website continue to mount.

October 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope expels German 'luxury bishop' from diocese

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis temporarily expelled a German bishop from his diocese on Wednesday because of a scandal over a 31-million-euro project to build a new residence complex, but refused calls to remove him permanently.

October 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


N. Calif. deputies kill 13-year-old boy with replica weapon

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - Northern California sheriff's officials and family members say deputies shot and killed a 13-year-old boy who was carrying a replica assault weapon.

October 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 human rights groups criticize US drone program

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States on Tuesday defended drone strikes targeting al-Qaida operatives and others it deems enemies, rejecting reports by two human-rights groups questioning the legality of strikes they asserted have killed or wounded scores of civilians in Yemen and Pakistan.

October 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


WWII vet honored with long-overdue military medals

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Given the choice, World War II veteran Phillip Coon probably wouldn't want the formality and fuss of being honored on a military base with men and women standing at attention, dressed in full regalia - even if it was with a fistful of long-overdue medals he waited decades to receive.

October 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Nuke officers left blast door open

WASHINGTON (AP) - Twice this year alone, Air Force officers entrusted with the launch keys to nuclear-tipped missiles have been caught leaving open a blast door that is intended to help prevent a terrorist or other intruder from entering their underground command post, Air Force officials have told The Associated Press.

October 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Congratulations To Saugus varsity football from a proud fan

To: Saugus Varsity Football Team 2013 Season

October 23, 2013 | By Penny Underwood Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Democrats ignore constitution

I just got done reading Charlie Vignola's latest rant in Tuesday's Signal ("The fallout of politics), and once again, as is his wont, he called GOP lawmakers in D.C. "terrorists" who engaged in "hostage taking" during the budget showdown.

October 23, 2013 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Spectrum Closing

In a letter to members, the Spectrum Club in Santa Clarita announced it was closing it closing its doors Oct. 31 at 2 p.m.

October 23, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Tea Partiers only see sin

Today's tea partiers often use Christian-speak to build consensus and corral the faithful into panting the hard right's party line. Issues of church are manipulated and abused into issues of state.

October 23, 2013 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Thriving after cancer

Editor's note: Today The Signal offers profiles of two local breast cancer survivors in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

October 23, 2013 | By Natalee Ayala For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Anti-abortion activists march in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Many thousands of anti-abortion protesters from across California marched through downtown San Francisco on Saturday, calling for restrictions on a medical procedure that was legalized more than 40 years ago.

January 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Our View: Looking forward to campaign

The campaigns for the Santa Clarita City Council and the 25th Congressional District are kicking into a higher gear.

January 26, 2014 | Our View | Signal Editorials


Did love bite you?

In recognition of Valentine's Day – we thought there might be some great love stories out there that people might be willing to share.

January 26, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


David Hegg: Today’s choices determine tomorrow’s opportunities

While the proverbial advice to "take each day as it comes" has some validity, it also masks the dangerous assumption that the choices we make today won't have consequential carry-over tomorrow. In fact, while it is both harmful and a waste of time to worry about the unknowns of the future, it is always wise to consider what effect my decisions today will have on the options available to me later.

January 26, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Seen Around the SCV

January 26, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Community

January 26, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Rough, open sea tests every skill of a sailboat captain

It was Saturday afternoon and we were anchored about three hundred yards off Santa Cruz Island in the Channel Islands, 12 miles west of Ventura, California – also known as the American Galapagos.

January 26, 2014 | By Paul Henry Sibek Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Cemex mining project still stalled

Two months after a congressional subcommittee determined it needs a cost estimate before considering a bill to block a mega-mine in Santa Clarita; the request to conduct the estimate hasn't been made. Residents and the city have been fighting the proposed Canyon Country mine for more than two decades – yet, ironically, not all residents are opposed. The Signal chronicled the latest update on the mine in its Jan. 19th story titled "Another Cemex stall?" [http://www.signalscv.com/section/36/article/112730/ ]

January 26, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Clippers win point explosion

TORONTO (AP) - Jamal Crawford wondered whether he might produce another 50-point game. In the end, Terrence Ross got one instead.

January 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Ducks win at Dodger Stadium

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Corey Perry and Matt Beleskey scored first-period goals, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-0 at Dodger Stadium on Saturday night in the NHL's first warm-weather outdoor game.

January 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Biola bigs buck Mustangs

The Master's College men's basketball team lost in paint, as three Biola University post players scored in double-figures en route to an 80-66 Eagle win at The Master's College Saturday Night.

January 25, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Survey shows sports fans believe higher forces at play when team wins or loses

A recent campaign of beer commercials has fun with superstitious, obnoxious football fans and how their friends tolerate them if it results in their team winning.

January 25, 2014 | By Matthew Brown Deseret News | Hot Topics


‘Captain Phillips’ leads interesting films new to DVD, Blu-ray this week

A batch of interesting new movies has been released on DVD and Blu-ray this week, led by "Captain Phillips," which may cause you to scratch your head over why Tom Hanks was snubbed by the Oscars last week.

January 25, 2014 | By Chris Hicks Deseret News | Hot Topics


Police say 3 dead after shooting at Maryland mall

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) - A man carrying a shotgun opened fire at a busy shopping mall in suburban Baltimore on Saturday, sending store employees and customers scrambling for cover. Police said three people died, including the person believed to be the shooter. Five people were injured.

January 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Foreign travelers up at LAX last year

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A record 17.9 million foreign travelers passed through Los Angeles International Airport last year as the economy improved.

January 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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