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South Africa names speakers for Mandela ceremony

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South Africa says United States President Barack Obama and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be among world leaders speaking at a mass memorial service for Nelson Mandela.

December 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Inmates learn tech sector from Silicon Valley pros

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) - The budding entrepreneurs wear blue sweat pants labeled "prisoner" and huge, flapping blue shirts. Their doors are triple locked, and lunch is a stale peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Complicating matters, participants in this growing Silicon Valley startup incubator are barred from the Internet.

December 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Commanding others via government

By analogy with the gay marriage issue, who cares if someone who's never been to Paris wants to privately call themselves a "Parisian"?

December 09, 2013 | Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Sending letters to Santa

I don't know why it happens every year. Our offices here at the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy get inundated with letters addressed to Saint Nicholas. We forward as many as we can to the Jolly Old Elf but a few we keep behind to share with you. Enjoy.

December 09, 2013 | By Steve Lunetta Right here right now | Columnists


Mandela’s legacy

Nelson Mandela, 95, gave up a third of his lifespan so that South Africans could live in racial harmony.

December 09, 2013 | Robert W. Burton Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


The sweet taste of victory

Visitors to the Valencia Library last weekend were greeted with a sweet surprise: icing-topped and candy-cane-lined gingerbread houses on display for what organizers hope will become a yearly Gingerbread House Contest.

December 09, 2013 | By Natalee Ayala For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Metrolink budget cuts derail Toy Express

The annual Metrolink Holiday Toy Express has been stopped in its tracks because of budget cuts.

December 09, 2013 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Republicans go after the poor

I read that Supervisor Antonovich is again raising concerns about welfare fraud in L.A. County. This is typical of Republicans to go after the poor and by implication "them" - brown- and black-skinned people.

December 09, 2013 | Carole Lutness Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Mustangs' volleyball sees season end

Last week, the Lady Mustangs volleyball team posted an impressive postseason run at the NAIA Volleyball National Championship tournament, while men's and women's basketball raised their season records with road victories.

December 08, 2013 | By Mike Crawford For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Lakers lose in Kobe's return

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nearly eight months after Kobe Bryant limped off the Lakers' home court with a torn Achilles tendon and a career in doubt, he struggled to keep his composure when he finally stepped back onto the same hardwood.

December 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Bruins soccer goes the distance

CARY, N.C. (AP) - Kodi Lavrusky gave UCLA its first NCAA women's soccer title Sunday, scoring in the 97th minute to lift the Bruins past Florida State 1-0 in overtime in cold and rainy conditions.

December 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | SCV College Sports


Vereen comes up big in dramatic win

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Nearly everything had to go right for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to pull off their latest comeback.

December 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Ukraine sees largest anti-govt protest since 2004

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians rallied Sunday in Kiev, denouncing President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to turn away from Europe and move toward Russia. It was the country's biggest protest since its pro-democracy Orange Revolution in 2004.

December 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Friend: Mandela not on life support in final hours

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Nelson Mandela wasn't on life support and had many family members and doctors close by in his final hours, a family friend who was at his bedside said Sunday.

December 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Paul Walker, Roger Rodas memorial to cause road closures

Santa Clarita city officials are urging residents to stay away from the Rye Canyon Business Park Sunday, where potentially thousands of car enthusiasts are expected for a memorial event for actor Paul Walker and local businessman Roger Rodas.

December 08, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Twin sisters reunite after 78 years apart

FULLERTON (AP) - It's been 78 years since Ann Hunt and Elizabeth Hamel were last together - in their mother's womb.

May 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Powerade drops controversial ingredient

NEW YORK (AP) - Coca-Cola is dropping a controversial ingredient from its Powerade sports drink, after a similar move by PepsiCo's Gatorade last year.

May 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Nigerian leader: New order to free abducted girls

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan met through the night with security, school and state officials and issued a new directive that "everything must be done" to free the 276 girls held captive by Islamic extremists, one of his advisers said Sunday.

May 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Odessa police free 67 detained in deadly clashes

ODESSA, Ukraine (AP) - Police in Odessa have freed some detained activists after hundreds of pro-Russian demonstrators stormed police headquarters in the Ukrainian port city.

May 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US teachers nowhere as diverse as their students

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students.

May 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Decoding the Apple-Samsung patent dispute

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Apple and Samsung are suing each other in courts and trade offices around the world, each making claims that the other copied patented mobile device features.

May 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Families of Ohio missing wait for their miracle

CLEVELAND (AP) - The house fortified with boarded-up windows and makeshift alarms where Ariel Castro held three women captive for nearly a decade is gone now.

May 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


1 dead, 5 injured in Lancaster crash

LANCASTER (AP) - One person is dead and five more are injured, including three children, after a two-car wreck in Southern California.

May 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


CDC confirms first case of MERS virus in American

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials confirmed the first case of an American infected with a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East.

May 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


White House reporters honor black journalist

WASHINGTON (AP) - Harry McAlpin was standing outside the Oval Office, moments away from becoming the first black reporter to attend a presidential news conference, when one of his contemporaries approached with a deal.

May 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama takes humorous jabs at health care stumble

WASHINGTON (AP) - Little was sacred when President Barack Obama tossed out playful but pointed jokes Saturday night - not even his own health care plan.

May 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Share your photos

So what do you think of the photo and the young man with his low-low riding pants in today's paper?

May 04, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


A Tribute to Dad

It is said that anyone can father a child but it takes a very special man to be a dad.

May 04, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Mom made an indelible impression on me

My mother made an indelible impression on me because she gave me the most valuable tool a parent could give a child, love and confidence.

May 04, 2014 | By Louis Perry Stevenson Ranch Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


To commemorate landmark moment, time capsule buried at Val Verde Park

The public gathered at Val Verde Park on May 3 to contribute small items for capsule that will provide future residents with a snapshot of life in 2014.

May 04, 2014 | By Heather Larson Castaic Community Contributor for L.A. County Dept. of Parks and Recreation | COMMUNITY


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