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Last-minute insurance shoppers given grace period

CHICAGO (AP) - Anticipating heavy traffic on the government's health care website, the Obama administration effectively extended Monday's deadline for signing up for insurance by a day, giving people in 36 states more time to select a plan.

December 23, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CHP highlights news 2014 laws affecting motorists

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – With the New Year just around the corner, the California Highway Patrol is reminding motorists of several new laws or changes to existing law that goes into effect in 2014. The following are summaries of some transportation-related laws that, unless otherwise stated, go into effect on January 1, 2014.

December 23, 2013 | Source: California Highway Patrol | Santa Clarita Valley News


Utah's same-sex marriage ban back in court

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah officials are scrambling Monday to halt same-sex marriages as hundreds of gay couples lined up at local clerks' offices to wed.

December 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Activists: Syrian helicopters bomb northern town

BEIRUT (AP) - Government forces widened a bombing campaign in rebel-held areas of northern Syria on Monday, striking one of the main border towns near Turkey and killing 15 people, said activists.

December 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pancho Claus: A Tex-Mex Santa from the South Pole

HOUSTON (AP) - He usually has black hair and a black beard, sometimes just a mustache. Like Santa, he wears a hat - though often it's a sombrero. He dons a serape or a poncho and, in one case, a red and black zoot suit. And he makes his grand entrance on lowriders or Harleys or led by a pack of burros instead of eight reindeer.

December 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rain, ice tapers, cold temps stay for parts of US

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A steady diet of freezing rain and cold temperatures means parts of the country socked by a wild weekend storm will be covered with ice through Christmas and beyond.

December 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Start of winter brings snow, ice and warm weather

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The first full day of winter brought a wild mix of weather across the U.S. on Sunday: ice and high wind in the Great Lakes and New England areas, flooding in the South, snow in the Midwest and record-shattering temperatures in the 60s and 70s along the mid-Atlantic.

December 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

December 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


A little help with Obama’s accomplishments

I read Kevin Buck's column in The Signal ("Obama keeps calm," Dec. 10), and I simply have to respond.

December 23, 2013 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


An open letter to the city of Santa Clarita

Recently, The Signal published an article about an online petition with 800 signatures from the U.S., Argentina, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Poland and more to rename Hercules Street in Valencia to "Walker/Rodas Memorial Way."

December 23, 2013 | By Betty Arenson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


The Arctic is ice-free!

This just in from the North Pole: Santa says that his home is ice free!

December 23, 2013 | By Steve Lunetta Right here right now | Columnists


Clippers beat Wolves in OT

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jared Dudley made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 38 seconds remaining in overtime and Chris Paul made five free throws in the final 19 seconds, leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a gritty 120-116 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night.

December 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


TMC Insider: Master's among nation's best

At the conclusion of the fall sports season, The Master's College Mustangs currently ranks sixth in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Learfield Sports Directors' Cup, the list of the nation's best NAIA athletic programs.

December 22, 2013 | Signal Staff | SCV College Sports


Calif. island's bison benefit from birth control

AVALON, Calif. (AP) - Bison birth control has proved a boon for a rare herd off the Southern California coast and the island where they roam.

December 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Rebels hold key oil capital in South Sudan

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - South Sudan's central government lost control of the capital of a key oil-producing state on Sunday, the military said, as renegade forces loyal to a former deputy president seized more territory in fighting that has raised fears of full-blown civil war in the world's newest country.

December 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


CORRECTION: SCV Sanitation District to discuss rate hikes

The Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District meets at City Hall this Wednesday to take up the issue of rate increases to underwrite chloride removal from local wastewater.

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


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