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94 migrant workers die in shipwreck off Italy

ROME (AP) - A ship carrying African migrants to Europe caught fire and capsized off the Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday, killing at least 94 people as it spilled hundreds of passengers into the sea, officials said. Over 150 people were rescued but some 200 others were still unaccounted for.

October 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


21 arrested in Internet drug sales

VENTURA (AP) - Southern California authorities have arrested 21 people in connection with selling prescription medications including Adderall, OxyContin and Xanax on the internet.

October 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US shutdown in third day

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government limped into a third day of partial shutdown Thursday with no sign of a way out after a White House conversation between President Barack Obama and top congressional leaders seemed only to harden the stances of Democrats and Republicans.

October 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NSA chief admits testing US cellphone tracking

WASHINGTON (AP) - National Security Agency chief Gen. Keith Alexander revealed Wednesday that his spy agency once tested whether it could track Americans' cellphone locations, in addition to its practice of sweeping broad information about calls made.

October 03, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Tina Dupuy: Members of Congress unwilling to work

Are we a nation with a food shortage? No. Are we a nation with hungry people? Yes. Why? Good question.

October 03, 2013 | Tina Dupuy Commentary | Columnists


Danny Tyree: Let’s address America’s wastewater crisis

Much has been written about the nation's aging infrastructure and what our elected officials should be doing, but the solution to one problem lies squarely with the consumer.

October 03, 2013 | Danny Tyree Tyrades! | Columnists


Kathryn Lopez: Religious freedom on the brink

"Who needs religious freedom?" It's a necessary, if often unasked, question.

October 03, 2013 | Kathryn Lopez Commentary | Columnists


Dodgers, Braves look to regain their edge in NLDS

ATLANTA (AP) - It's been a while since either team played a truly meaningful game.

October 02, 2013 | Associated Press | Dodgers/Angels


Rays roll over Indians in AL wild card

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Tampa Bay Rays' road show rolls on. Next stop: Boston.

October 02, 2013 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Gary Horton: Conservative Congress Betrays The Public Trust

It's likely that the most difficult period you've experienced in your life has been the Great Recession of 2007–2009 and the grindingly slow "recovery" thereafter.

October 02, 2013 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Red flag warnings go up Thursday night due to high fire danger

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning and fire weather watch Wednesday for high winds and high fire danger lasting from Thursday evening through Sunday evening in the Santa Clarita Valley,

October 02, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Hate Crimes in Los Angeles County Second Lowest in 23 Years

Hate crimes motivated by sexual orientation were higher in the Santa Clarita Valley than in other parts of Los Angeles County, according to an annual report on hate crimes issued Wednesday by Los Angeles County.

October 02, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


White House meeting yields no progress on shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama brought congressional leaders to the White House on Wednesday for the first time since a partial government shutdown began, but there was no sign of progress toward ending an impasse that has idled 800,000 federal workers and curbed services around the country.

October 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Government shutdown's hit magnified for tribes

CROW AGENCY, Mont. (AP) - American Indian tribes have more than access to national parks on the line with the government shutdown, as federal funding has been cut off for crucial services including foster care payments, nutrition programs and financial assistance for the needy.

October 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


AEG cleared in Jackson case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A jury cleared concert promoter AEG Live on Wednesday of negligence in the hiring of the doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson.

October 02, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Why is upward mobility in America stagnant?

Despite the widening gap between the country's richest and poorest, economic mobility has remained relatively stagnant in the U.S. for the past 20 years, according to a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

January 24, 2014 | By JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Hot Topics


Couples required to complete marriage course if initiative passes

DENVER – A ballot initiative in Colorado would require couples to complete up to 30 hours of marriage education classes before their nuptial ceremony.

January 24, 2014 | By Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL | Hot Topics


Toilet paper, diapers may tell a country's demographic tale

When marketing researchers Euromonitor mapped the world's consumption of toilet paper, diapers and sanitary products, it captured some interesting aspects of our global demography and relative wealth.

January 24, 2014 | By Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Hot Topics


Bill Cosby plans to bring family values back to TV

He brought the importance of family to prime-time TV once, and he's set on doing it once more.

January 24, 2014 | By Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | Hot Topics


8 confirmed dead in Quebec fire, about 30 missing

L'ISLE-VERTE, Quebec (AP) - Using steam to melt the ice, investigators searched the frozen-over ruins of a retirement home Friday for victims of a fire that left at least eight people dead and about 30 missing.

January 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge: Remove life support for pregnant woman

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A judge on Friday ordered a Texas hospital to remove life support for a pregnant, brain-dead woman whose family had argued that she would not want to be kept in that condition.

January 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State fire officials call for brush clearance months early

Warning of an early 2014 fire season, California fire officials Friday called for homeowners statewide to clear 100 feet of defensible space around their homes.

January 24, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ventura County deputy injured in Valencia collision

A Ventura County sheriff's deputy was injured in Valencia on Friday in a collision between a car and a motorcycle.

January 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District’s Request for Funds Denied by State Commission

Sacramento, CA – A state commission today denied the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District's claim that the state-mandated chloride (salt) limit for recycled water discharged to the Santa Clara River is unfunded and reimbursable under the state constitution.

January 24, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District | Santa Clarita Valley News


Assemblyman Wilk Testifies on Santa Clarita Valley Chloride Issue

SACRAMENTO – Today Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, testified in front of the Commission on State Mandates Board today in response to the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Board Test Claim for the Upper Santa Clara River Chloride requirements being imposed on the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District. Santa Clarita Mayor Laurene Weste and Santa Clarita City Councilmember TimBen Boydston also joined Assemblyman Wilk.

January 24, 2014 | Source: Assemblyman Scott Wilk's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


35 feared dead in Quebec retirement home fire

L'ISLE-VERTE, Quebec (AP) - Using steam to melt the ice, investigators searched the frozen-over ruins of a retirement home Friday for victims of a fire that left about 35 people feared dead and cast such a pall over the village of 1,500 that psychologists were sent door to door.

January 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 adults, 3 kids hit by car in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say five members of a family, including three children, were rushed to a hospital after being struck by a car near a Los Angeles elementary school.

January 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP leaders shorten presidential nominating season

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders overwhelmingly voted Friday to shorten their presidential selection process in an attempt to minimize damage from GOP candidates attacking each other.

January 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boehner: No to any presidential bid

BURBANK (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner says he likes his life too much to run for president.

January 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Ana winds raise fire danger

A red flag warning for fire danger is posted for much of Southern California as dry and gusty Santa Ana are once again expected to blow through the region.

January 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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