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Hotel employee receives surprise $500 tip from viral YouTube channel

PARK CITY, Utah – Kyle Oreffice and Josh Gibson have gone from tipping waitresses, handing out cash to the homeless and paying for strangers' meals at a drive-through to their latest act of kindness: leaving a $500 tip for a hotel cleaner.

January 29, 2014 | By Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | Hot Topics


Study: High school disadvantages carry over into college

Starting over in college isn't an easy thing for high school students.

January 29, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


Newhall District raises money for musical instruments

The Newhall School District, with the help of the Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation, has raised more than $22,000 to fund instrument purchases for its music program, according to officials.

January 29, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bieber turns self in on assault charge

TORONTO (AP) - Justin Bieber turned himself in to Toronto police on an assault charge Wednesday, the second arrest in a week for the baby-faced 19-year-old pop star.

January 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds of living, dead pythons found in home

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A California schoolteacher was arrested Wednesday after hundreds of living and dead pythons in plastic bins were found stacked floor to ceiling inside his stench-filled home in suburban Orange County.

January 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. lawmakers pass space industry tax exemption

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers have approved legislation to exempt space companies from paying property tax on space-flight property.

January 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


San Francisco: Rescuers didn't kill Asiana victim

The city of San Francisco has contradicted a coroner's finding that a girl survived an airliner crash in July only to be run over and killed by rescuers at San Francisco International Airport.

January 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


17 California communities running out of water

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Seventeen rural communities in drought-stricken California are in danger of running out of water within four months, according to a list compiled by state officials.

January 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cruise ship passengers recall days of misery

BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) - Passengers aboard a cruise ship on which hundreds fell ill recalled days of misery being holed up in their rooms as the Explorer of the Seas returned to its home port Wednesday after a Caribbean trip cut short by a suspected outbreak of norovirus.

January 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


5 things to know from Tuesday's Super Bowl scene

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Where's Waldo?

January 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Monarch butterflies drop, migration may disappear

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The number of Monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico plunged this year to its lowest level since studies began in 1993, leading experts to announce Wednesday that the insects' annual migration from the United States and Canada is in danger of disappearing.

January 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Madonna to join Pussy Riot at human rights concert

NEW YORK (AP) - Madonna's not done with her recent string of public appearances - she also has signed on to introduce members of Pussy Riot at Amnesty International's human rights concert in New York.

January 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


1 day after storm, Atlanta highways still gridlock

ATLANTA (AP) - Students spent the night on buses or at schools, commuters abandoned their cars or idled in them all night and the highways-turned-parking lots iced over when a winter storm slammed the city, creating a treacherous traffic jam that lasted into Wednesday.

January 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Syria talks in Geneva make 'positive' step forward

GENEVA (AP) - Syrian negotiators discussed the establishment of a transitional government body for the first time Wednesday, an opposition delegate said, describing it as a "positive step forward," a day after talks were cut short over a U.S. decision to resume aid to the opposition.

January 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Stocks drop as earnings disappoint; Fed upcoming

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks fell Wednesday as investors reacted to disappointing earnings from Yahoo and other companies and awaited news from the Federal Reserve, which wraps up its two-day policy meeting later in the day. Emerging markets were also unsettling investors again.

January 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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CHP kicks off Bicycle Safety Awareness Month

With more people choosing a bicycle for transportation, the California Highway Patrol and Office of Traffic Safety are embarking on a month-long

May 06, 2014 | source: CHP | Santa Clarita Valley News


I-15 closes NE of Los Angeles after bridge fire

HESPERIA (AP) - Interstate 15 is expected to remain closed northeast of Los Angeles for up to two days after a fire erupted where a bridge is being constructed.

May 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Stunners and bummers from the Met Gala

NEW YORK (AP) - There were stunners, snoozers and bummers at the Met Gala, the former led by Sarah Jessica Parker, Karolina Kurkova and Sarah Silverman in stunning princess ball gowns and the latter led by, well, many.

May 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pistorius allegedly made sinister remark in court

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius was accused of making a "sinister" comment to a friend of Reeva Steenkamp in the courtroom Tuesday after his murder trial was adjourned for the day. Pistorius denied the allegation.

May 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine tightens cordon around rebellious city

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian troops tightened a security cordon around a major insurgent-held eastern city Tuesday, but pro-Russia militia acted with impunity elsewhere in the turbulent region bordering Russia, surrounding a major Interior Ministry base.

May 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Marine group sees uptick in stranded sea lions

SAUSALITO (AP) - A marine mammal rescue group said Monday it's seeing a record number of stranded sea lions and seals along the Northern and central California coast - some of whom appear to have been sickened by toxins and others weaned by their mothers earlier than usual.

May 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Man freed in Missouri delayed imprisonment case

CHARLESTON, Mo. (AP) - Cornealious "Mike" Anderson spent 13 years free from prison due to a clerical error, then nearly a year behind bars when the mistake was caught. On Monday, he walked out of a southeast Missouri courtroom a free man again - this time with no need to look over his shoulder.

May 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Schools seek changes to healthier lunch rules

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Becky Domokos-Bays of Alexandria City Public Schools has served her students whole-grain pasta 20 times. Each time, she said, they rejected it.

May 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


City, take a stand against petition blockers

I know there are quite a few people in the SCV who can remember back to the '40s, '50s and '60s during the big strikes that some of the big companies had - and how violent they were.

May 06, 2014 | Dick Cesaroni Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Wings for Life World Run disturbed the peace for 2 hours

Editor's note: The following was copied to The Signal but sent to members of the Santa Clarita City Council.

May 06, 2014 | John Annoreno Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Kings shut down Ducks to take 2-0 series lead

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - When the Los Angeles Kings are on top of their formidable defensive game, they revel in the silence they can create in a frustrated road arena.

May 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


USFS air tanker numbers drop as fire hazard increases

With a vast swath of the West primed for wildfires, federal foresters are preparing for the worst with a budget that might run dry and a fleet of air tankers that in some cases aren't ready for takeoff.

May 05, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


Healthier school meals: How 5 districts are faring

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two years in, schools are having mixed success putting new healthier school lunch rules in place.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Mobile addict' population increasing

Spencer Simons said he sends at least 30 texts an hour, checks Facebook at least 20 times a day, and sends or receives a Snapchat message as many as 40 times a day.

May 05, 2014 | By Madeleine Brown Deseret News | Hot Topics


5 tips on how to wake up in a better mood

You experienced a nightmare of a day. You hope for a better day tomorrow, but you're not overly optimistic about it. When the alarm goes off, you expect the worst – today is will be a continuation of yesterday. You begin the day with a negative mindset, not allowing the day to unfold.

May 05, 2014 | By Mayra Bitsko FamilyShare | Hot Topics


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