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Syria sends reinforcements to Christian village

BEIRUT (AP) - The Syrian government sent reinforcements, including tanks and armored personnel carriers, to a predominantly Christian village north of Damascus where rebels have battled regime troops this week, a monitoring group said Friday.

September 06, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Madrid, Tokyo, Istanbul push for 2020 Olympics

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - In the final day of campaigning to host the 2020 Olympics, Madrid promoted its bid Friday as one based on a "responsible budget" that can become the model for future games.

September 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US economy still slow in adding jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy is producing jobs at a still-subpar pace - a trend the Federal Reserve will weigh in deciding this month whether to slow its bond buying and, if so, by how much.

September 06, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: US military cracked most online encryption

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Security Agency, working with the British government, has secretly been unraveling encryption technology that billions of Internet users rely upon to keep their electronic messages and confidential data safe from prying eyes, according to published reports Thursday based on internal U.S. government documents.

September 06, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Frank Ferry: Time to Celebrate National Library Card Sign Up Month

"Libraries are community treasure chests, loaded with a wealth of information available to everyone equally, and the key to that treasure chest is the library card. I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card." - Former First Lady Laura Bush

September 06, 2013 | City Councilman Frank Ferry Commentary | Columnists


Maria Gutzeit: Has America stopped valuing hard work?

Right now we have an economy in transition, with close attention paid to job reports and which business sectors are hiring.

September 06, 2013 | Maria Gutzeit SCV Voices | Columnists


Kevin Korenthal: Obama needs to think back on Iraq War

As President Obama considers retaliating against the Syrian government for the alleged use of chemical weapons against its people, I couldn't help but think about the lessons we should have learned following the Iraq War.

September 06, 2013 | Kevin Korenthal Right Here, Right Now | Columnists


Sept. 11 tribute scheduled at Route 66

SANTA CLARITA - Route 66 restaurant in Canyon Country will hold a tribute to those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks during a special event Wednesday night.

September 05, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Paradise Cove to be closed intermittently in September

SANTA CLARITA - Paradise Cove, a part of the lower lagoon at Castaic Lake, will be closed for a pair of two-day periods this month, according to county officials.

September 05, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hundreds gather for traditional Rosh Hashana service

SANTA CLARITA - Greetings of "Shana Tova" could be heard throughout the Hyatt Valencia on Thursday as nearly 1,000 Jews from the surrounding communities celebrated a major holiday.

September 05, 2013 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


NY tribe launching radio ad against Redskins

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - An American Indian tribe in upstate New York said Thursday it will launch a radio ad campaign pressing for the Washington Redskins to shed a name often criticized as offensive.

September 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Hunter caused huge Yosemite wildfire

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A gigantic wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park was caused by an illegal fire set by a hunter, the U.S. Forest Service said Thursday.

September 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, Sept. 5, 2013

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September 05, 2013 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Calif. inmates end 2-month hunger strike

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California inmates on Thursday ended a nearly two-month hunger strike to protest policies that can keep some gang leaders isolated for decades, after lawmakers agreed to hold hearings on complaints about the treatment.

September 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Oxnard wants to buy federal Superfund site

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - The city of Oxnard wants to buy a federal Superfund site that has become a magnet for crime.

September 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Opportunity still roving on Mars after a decade

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.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Producer of violent films says he has changed his ways

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."

January 23, 2014 | By Matthew Brown Deseret News | Hot Topics


Philanthropist pays $105K bill for 'Bat Boy' adventure

SAN FRANCISCO - Last November, a small boy dressed as Batman brought the city of San Francisco to a standstill.

January 23, 2014 | By Robynn Garfield KSL | Hot Topics


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, Jan. 23, 2014

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January 23, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


CHP to conduct DUI checkpoint

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.

January 23, 2014 | Source: California Highway Patrol | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stevenson Ranch/Westridge Zone 3: burglary investigated

Stevenson Ranch: Zone 3 update

January 23, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Santa Clarita Valley deputies carry out early morning probation raid, two arrests made

LASD Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Deputies Conduct Early Morning Probation / Parole Searches in Neenach / Unincorporated LA County. Two Arrests Made.

January 23, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


LAX gunfire came while officers away

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.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Syrian govt says terrorism, not talks, is priority

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.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Government panel urges end to phone data spying

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.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Natural gas locomotives may prove cheaper, cleaner

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.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Virginia AG to fight state's gay marriage ban

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.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bieber arrested in Miami

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.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Peace talks on Syria stuck over Assad's future

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) - Furiously divided from the start, representatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the rebellion against him threatened Wednesday to collapse a peace conference intended to lead them out of civil war.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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