Just before Christmas, the Obama administration issued a blanket waiver for millions of Americans from the individual mandate requiring purchase of government-approved health insurance. The waiver, whose announcement was choreographed to give political credit to Democratic Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, was limited to individuals and families whose health plans were canceled by Obamacare. As Washington Post liberal blogger Ezra Klein put it: "Obamacare itself is the hardship" that qualifies cancelees for a hardship exemption.
I have to honestly admit that I thought that I would never witness Twiddle Dee and Twiddle Dum at work.
Inept. The 2014 Merriam-Webster dictionary defines this word as "showing lack of skill or ability: not done well."
Final crime numbers for 2013 won't be available until later this year, but one Part I crime showed a marked increase in the Santa Clarita Valley in late-year reports: burglaries.
The men's and women's basketball teams from The Master's College were back in action this past week, closing out 2013 and welcoming in a new year by extended winning streaks.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ty Lawson had 20 points and 12 assists, Timofey Mozgov added 20 points and seven rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets beat the slumping Los Angeles Lakers 137-115 Sunday night for their second straight win after an eight-game skid.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Under pressure in subzero weather, Colin Kaepernick kept his cool.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Dump it off to the running back, hand it off, let the field goal kicker take it from there.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - With a single star studded on each shoulder of his immaculate dress blues, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair waited his turn to go through the metal detectors at the federal courthouse at Fort Bragg, just like everyone else.
DENVER (AP) - A fiery plane crash at the Aspen airport Sunday afternoon killed one person and injured two others, one severely, Colorado authorities said.
CHICAGO (AP) - Snow-covered roads, high winds and ice were creating dangerous driving conditions Sunday from the Dakotas to Missouri to Delaware ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero - and possibly record-breaking - temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) - A half century later, Eusebio's goals are still a source of wonder in the country where he stood above all others in his sport.
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - Sandra Bullock shared the painful results of Googling herself, Meryl Streep shadowboxed on-stage and Tom Hanks braced for awards season's "celebrity mule train" at the year's first glitzy Hollywood gala.
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian opposition fighters seized a compound garrisoned by an al-Qaida-linked rebel faction Sunday, in some of the most serious infighting to date within the vast array of rebel groups trying to topple President Bashar Assad, activists said.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis will travel to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan in May, his first visit to the Holy Land and one that comes amid a new U.S. push for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
The 2014 Amgen Tour of California stage bicycle race will shut down some roads around the Santa Clarita Valley when it rolls through town next week, Santa Clarita officials said Friday.
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Rene Lima-Marin's wife told her two young sons their father had to go to work the night in January when a team of police officers led her husband away in handcuffs.
Only one out of four Foothill League volleyball playoff teams will play a home match in the first round.
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POMONA, Calif. (AP) - A 28-year-old man shot and killed three members of a Southern California family before turning the gun on himself, authorities said Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Thousands of vacuum-sealed plastic pouches filled with bits of bone rest in a Manhattan laboratory. These are the last unidentified fragments of the people who died in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is orchestrating a $3.2 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, the headphone maker and music streaming distributor founded by hip-hop star Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine, according to a published report.
A man who escaped custody Wednesday by kicking out a window of a sheriff's cruiser and bolting across Interstate 5 has been found and arrested following a late-night search Thursday, according to a lieutenant with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
NEW YORK (AP) - For nearly three years, Jadeveon Clowney couldn't wait to get to the NFL, and the league was just as eager to add the player some called the best defensive prospect in a decade.
The Saugus softball team hasn't had much of an opportunity to get used to winning closer games during this year's Foothill League season.
The Valencia swim team has waited nearly two decades to call itself Foothill League champions.
Detectives are seeking the identity of a female who they believe was an upskirt photo victim. Once the victim is identified this case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office for filing consideration and prosecution. The unknown female left the location without making a purchase, and probably does not even know she was a victim.
DENVER (AP) - Frustrated by the cash-heavy aspect of its new marijuana industry, Colorado is trying a long-shot bid to create the world's first financial system devoted to the pot business.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fighter jets intercepted two aircraft that wandered into the restricted zone during President Obama's Los Angeles visit.
Patients who use medical marijuana for pain and other chronic symptoms can take an unwanted hit: Insurers don't cover the treatment, which costs as much as $1,000 a month.