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2013 banner year at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Despite a string of summertime flops, Hollywood is expected to have a banner year at the domestic box office, coming in just shy of $11 billion, the largest annual take ever. But because of higher ticket prices, actual attendance at North American theaters remained flat after a decade of decline.

December 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report faults CA toxic waste regulators

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California regulators have allowed hundreds of toxic waste polluters walk away from contaminated sites and dozens of waste facilities to operate with expired permits while reducing enforcement, it was reported Friday.

December 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


1.3 million losing unemployment benefits Saturday

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 1 million Americans are bracing for a harrowing, post-Christmas jolt as extended federal unemployment benefits come to a sudden halt this weekend, entailing potentially significant implications for the recovering U.S. economy and setting up a tense battle when Congress reconvenes in the new year.

December 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SoCal cracks down on fraud at farmers markets

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ever wonder if something's rotten at your farmers market?

December 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Utility linemen brave cold, ice to restore power

DETROIT (AP) - When an ice storm glazed over Michigan last weekend, Tony Carone feared he wouldn't be spending Christmas at home with his family.

December 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Driver survives 300-foot plunge off Calif. cliff

PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif. (AP) - A driver who plunged 300 feet off of a Southern California ocean cliff was rescued after firefighters waded into the surf to free him from the car.

December 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NORAD Tracks Santa logs 19.58 million web visits

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) - The North American Aerospace Defense Command's Santa-tracking program logged 19.58 million unique visitors to its website on Christmas Eve.

December 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Revelations of Obamacare

Christmas' respite with feelings of joy, good spirit and warmth of home, hearth and family have passed, and now we face the reality of much uncertainty focused on our families' health care.

December 27, 2013 | By Betty Arenson Right here right now | Columnists


Celebrate safely: don’t drink and drive

By the time you read this column, Christmas will have passed and we will be looking forward to celebrating the New Year.

December 27, 2013 | By Marsha McLean Live from city hall | Columnists


Utah State, Pitt win bowl games

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Utah State allowed two 100-yard rushers all season long.

December 26, 2013 | Associated Press | SCV College Sports


Clippers lose heartbreaker in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - LaMarcus Aldridge had 32 points and 10 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers held on for a 116-112 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night.

December 26, 2013 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Homebound holiday traffic hits SCV

December 26, 2013 | By Charlie Kaijo | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon's statement on the signing of the 52nd National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON-- Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement on the President signing the National Defense Authorization Act for FY14 into law.

December 26, 2013 | Source: Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


Court reverses conviction of priest

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Roman Catholic church official who has been jailed for more than a year for his handling of priest sex-abuse complaints had his landmark conviction reversed and was ordered released Thursday.

December 26, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Republicans divided on healh care proposal

ATLANTA (AP) - Republicans who want to regain control of the Senate will first have to do battle among themselves in 2014 primary elections, due largely to differences over how to proceed against the law they deride as "Obamacare."

December 26, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Ukraine tightens cordon around rebellious city

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - A pro-Russia militia holding an eastern Ukrainian city came under further pressure Tuesday from advancing government troops, but militants acted with impunity elsewhere in the turbulent region.

May 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Border Patrol complaints seldom lead to discipline

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Of 809 complaints filed against U.S. Border Patrol agents during a three-year period, disciplinary measures were taken in just 13 cases, according to a report released Tuesday by an immigrant advocacy organization.

May 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Raids target synthetic drugs, sellers across US

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday broadened its national crackdown on synthetic drug manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers as federal agents served hundreds of search and arrest warrants in at least 25 states.

May 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Putin: Troops have pulled back from Ukraine border

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia has pulled back its troops from the Ukrainian border, Vladimir Putin told diplomats Wednesday as he urged insurgents in southeast Ukraine to postpone their planned referendum Sunday on autonomy.

May 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LAX makeover about to get painful

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Getting to, from and around Los Angeles International Airport has never been easy. Airport officials said Tuesday it's going to get worse.

May 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Southwest faces even hotter, drier conditions

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Hotter, drier conditions in the already drought-stricken Southwest are expected to further stress the region's water supply, threatening specialty crops and making forests more vulnerable to wildfires and tree-killing insects.

May 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Roberts homer puts Yankees past Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Brian Roberts hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 Tuesday night for just their second victory in seven games.

May 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Kershaw back as Dodgers top Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) - Clayton Kershaw admitted he was nervous about making his first start in six weeks.

May 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


On the Beat Swim: Hart's rich past is present

Heading into Foothill League finals on Thursday, the Hart Indians will have more than just a legacy behind it, it will have experience.

May 06, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Foothill softball roundup: West Ranch, Saugus both dominant

West Ranch softball players will be the first to admit they've been playing below their potential over the last two weeks.

May 06, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Foothill swim prelims sets the stage

Well, here we go.

May 06, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


5 biggest box office flops of 2014, so far

THE BOX OFFICE - It's now May, which means the summer movie season has officially kicked off.

May 06, 2014 | By John Clyde KSL | Hot Topics


Supreme Court declines to hear storm water pollution case

The U.S. Supreme Court declined this week to hear an appeal by Los Angeles County contesting a ruling that held it liable for storm water pollution.

May 06, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


3 sea lions returned to wild

POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE, Calif. (AP) - Three sea lions - including one nicknamed Hoppie, who was rescued from an almond orchard in Modesto - have been released back into the wild.

May 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California pilot who crashed was fit to perform

FAIRFIELD (AP) - A pilot who crashed and died while performing a stunt at a Northern California air show had recently passed a skills test that included his flying routines, the head of an air show trade association said.

May 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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