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Proposed Medicare drug change stirs access worries

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a move that some fear could compromise care for Medicare recipients, the Obama administration is proposing to remove special protections that guarantee seniors access to a wide selection of three types of drugs.

January 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Air Force drug probe grows to 10 officers

WASHINGTON (AP) - An Air Force investigation into alleged drug use in the ranks has expanded to include 10 officers at six bases in the U.S. and Britain.

January 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Terry McAuliffe takes oath as Va.'s 72nd governor

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Terry McAuliffe, the former Democratic National Committee chairman and rainmaker for Bill and Hillary Clinton, was sworn in as Virginia's 72nd governor on a mild and rainy Saturday.

January 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tom Campbell: Looking ahead for CLWA

While sunny weather over the holidays may have provided "chamber of commerce" conditions that are the envy of other parts of the country, it was also a continuation of a pattern that makes life challenging for water professionals throughout California. It was dry.

January 12, 2014 | By Tom Campbell Commentary | Columnists


Get the facts straight

I am writing in response to Susan Stamper Brown's commentary on Dec. 19 ("Climate change rules coming"), in which she bemoans the fate of the United States as we attempt to make some kind of dent on the production of greenhouse gases.

January 12, 2014 | By Robert McBroom Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Fiddling while climate change damages the Earth

Well, once again the "Sage of Saugus" has managed to hit his head on the nail.

January 12, 2014 | By Gary Morrison Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Prince of Peace grand opening a hit

Prince of Peace Lutheran church celebrated their Grand Opening Sunday Dec. 15 with tremendous fanfare.

January 12, 2014 | By Jason Abrahamson Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Ken Keller: Should your business detoxify?

If you haven't noticed, the airways are filled with advertisements to join a gym to get into shape or to start a diet.

January 12, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


David Hegg: Express your expectations at the right time

I do a fair amount of marriage counseling and more often than not, the trouble couples face materialize down the road, far from their initial cause. Something happens that doesn't sit well, feelings are hurt, hurts aren't discussed, bitterness forms, and the acid of bitterness grows as more disappointments are intentionally gathered and stored.

January 12, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Firefighters save the day for anxious student

Sean had just delivered four big bags of toys for the annual Spark of Hope toy drive put on by Los Angeles County to benefit those in our community who might otherwise not be able to afford gifts for their children.

January 12, 2014 | By Patrick Coskran Valencia Communtiy Contributor | COMMUNITY


Flight Line Products takes off

In expansion mode, Flight Line Products of Santa Clarita has leased a 58,000 square foot industrial building on North Avenue Williams in Valencia, and joined Utah-based Wencor Group LLC.

January 12, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


READER FEEDBACK: Ralphs to close 1 Castaic grocery store

One of The Signal's top-trending stories this week was about the Ralphs supermarket closing March 7 in Castaic near Lake Hughes Road.

January 12, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Embracing the seniors in our community is a gift

While in elementary school and all through junior college I was very unsure what I wanted to "do" when I grew up.

January 12, 2014 | By Stephanie Sauer Newhall Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Black rhino hunting permit auctioned for $350,000

DALLAS (AP) - A permit to hunt an endangered African black rhino sold for $350,000 at a Dallas auction held to raise money for conservation efforts but criticized by wildlife advocates.

January 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


High court case: abortion clinic protest-free zone

BOSTON (AP) - Eleanor McCullen clutches a baby's hat knit in pink and blue as she patrols a yellow semicircle painted on the sidewalk outside a Planned Parenthood health clinic on a frigid December morning with snow in the forecast.

January 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Speeches, marches honor Martin Luther King Jr.

ATLANTA (AP) - As the nation remembered and reflected Monday on the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., leaders and everyday Americans talked about how far the country has come in the past 50 years and how much more is to be done.

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Jordan's big day lifts Clippers

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - There's something about the Detroit Pistons that seems to bring out DeAndre Jordan's best dunks.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Producers pick '12 Years a Slave' and 'Gravity'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - For the past six years, every feature film chosen by the Producers Guild of America for its top honor has gone on to win the best-picture prize at the Academy Awards. Sunday night, Steve McQueen's historical epic "12 Years a Slave" and Alfonso Cuaron's space odyssey "Gravity" tied for the guild's highest honor.

January 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Christie aide: Hoboken treated no differently

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie's administration is continuing its push to show that Hoboken has not been treated differently than other cities in its efforts to gain Superstorm Sandy relief funding.

January 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Saugus Public Safety & Crime Prevention Information

There was a reduction in reported Part-1 crimes over the past week with only three. The first was an assault with a deadly weapon in the 27300 block of Arriola Avenue on January 19th. The victim was having a party at his residence when a fight broke out. The suspect retrieved a baseball bat and struck one person and attempted to strike others at the party. He then fled the location.

January 20, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


10 hurt in explosion at Omaha animal feed plant

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - At least 10 people have been hospitalized and others could be trapped after an explosion and partial building collapse Monday at an Omaha animal feed processing plant.

January 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Wildfire in Glendora 84 percent contained

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - Crews continue to build containment lines around a wildfire near Los Angeles that destroyed several homes.

January 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Wildfire in suburban LA 84 percent contained

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - Crews continue to build containment lines around a wildfire near Los Angeles that destroyed several homes.

January 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Syrian opposition issues ultimatum on peace talks

BEIRUT (AP) - Syria's main Western-backed opposition group said Monday that Iran must commit publicly by 7 p.m. GMT to withdraw its "troops and militias" from Syria and abide by a 2012 transitional roadmap, or else the U.N. should withdraw its invitation for Tehran to take part in a peace conference.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bombings kill 28 in Iraq as offensive continues

BAGHDAD (AP) - A series of bombings in central Iraq killed 28 people on Monday, as a government official claimed that al-Qaida-linked fighters have dug in to a city they seized last month and possess enough heavy weapons to storm into the country's capital.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Amid clashes, unclear roadmap for peace in Kiev

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - After a night of vicious streets battles, anti-government protesters and police clashed anew Monday in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. Hundreds of protesters, many wearing balaclavas, hurled rocks and stun grenades and police responded with tear gas.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man sought in assault

The victim filed no complaint - no one could find him.

January 20, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lawmakers skeptical about Obama surveillance idea

WASHINGTON (AP) - Leaders of the congressional intelligence committees are pushing back against a key part of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance, saying it is unworkable for the government to let someone else control how Americans' phone records are stored.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Parades, marches and service projects to honor MLK

ATLANTA (AP) - The nation paused to remember Martin Luther King Jr. Monday with parades, marches and service projects.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Italian conductor Claudio Abbado dies at 80

ROME (AP) - Claudio Abbado, a star in the great generation of Italian conductors who was revered by musicians in the world's leading orchestras for developing a strong rapport with them while still allowing them their independence, died Monday. He was 80.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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