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Swedish doctors transplant wombs into 9 women

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Nine women in Sweden have successfully received transplanted wombs donated from relatives and will soon try to become pregnant, the doctor in charge of the pioneering project has revealed.

January 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Al-Qaida-linked group ousts rivals from Syria town

BEIRUT (AP) - Fighters from an al-Qaida-linked group expelled rival rebels from a northern Syrian town after heavy clashes Monday, then quickly moved to eliminate any pockets of resistance by setting up checkpoints on major roads and conducting house-to-house raids in search of opponents, activists said.

January 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Israel says its final farewell to Ariel Sharon

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel said its last farewell to Ariel Sharon on Monday with a state ceremony outside the parliament building before his flag-draped coffin was taken on a cross-country procession to its final resting place at his family home in the country's south.

January 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fiddling while climate change damages the Earth

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

January 13, 2014 | Gary Morrison Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Bob Kellar: Santa Clarita will be ‘Sports Central’ in 2014

Every year, Santa Clarita is selected to host numerous high-profile sporting events. Thanks to our championship athletic facilities, extensive trail system, bike-friendly policies and enthusiastic community, 2014 is already shaping up to be one of the best years yet for sports tourism in the city of Santa Clarita.

January 13, 2014 | By City Councilman Bob Kellar Live from City Hall | Columnists


Steve Lunetta: Baby, it’s cold outside

My nephew from Mississippi put out a Facebook post that said his pipes were frozen. Let me repeat that: Mississippi.

January 13, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right About Now | Columnists


‘Tot lot’ coming to Castaic Sports Complex

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has granted a license for development and construction of a "tot lot" at the Castaic Sports Complex.

January 13, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Where were you on Jan. 17, 1994?

By Signal Staff

January 13, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Red Flag warning issued in SCV through Wednesday

Strong winds and low humidity have led National Weather Service forecasters to issue a red flag warning for the Santa Clarita Valley from 3 a.m. Monday to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

January 13, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ducks beat Detroit 1-0

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Even when the weary Anaheim Ducks were missing their best skater on the dangerous end of back-to-back games, Jonas Hiller managed to keep his incredible winning streak intact.

January 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


USC falls to No. 1 Arizona

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For all of Arizona's decorated basketball history, the 2013-14 Wildcats have done something none of their predecessors accomplished.

January 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | SCV College Sports


TMC men's and women's hoops continue success

Men's and women's basketball continued to take the spotlight at The Master's College last week as both squads tuned up for Golden State Athletic Conference play with non-conference games that extended a winning streak for one and brought an end to another.

January 12, 2014 | By Don Gilmore For The Signal | SCV College Sports


'Hustle' leads Globes, '12 Years' takes best drama

Amy Poehler made out with Bono, Tina Fey mocked George Clooney's taste in women and Matt Damon emerged, bizarrely, as the night's theme.

January 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrivals stream into Golden Globes

The crush of celebrities arriving at the Golden Globes led Jimmy Fallon to make a predictable joke: "Chris Christie's directing traffic out there."

January 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Desegregation aid could end for Arkansas schools

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An agreement awaiting a federal judge's final approval soon could end one of the nation's most historic desegregation efforts following decades of court battles and $1 billion of special aid to Little Rock-area schools.

January 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


Urban streets named for MLK still struggle

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing providers and liquor stores.

January 20, 2014 | 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:

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Tom Purcell: Little nuns vs. Goliath

It's a story about how freedom is all.

January 20, 2014 | By Tom Purcell Commentary | Columnists


Joe Gandelman: Don’t count Chris Christie out (yet)

People waiting to get New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's last pound of flesh may have a long wait, and not for the obvious reason.

January 20, 2014 | By Joe Gandelman Independent's Eye | Columnists


Byron York: Jobs should stay in focus

There was a lot to talk about when House Speaker John Boehner appeared before reporters recently for the first time since the holiday break. There are continuing fights over Obamacare. Immigration reform. Appropriations bills. The debt ceiling. The Democratic push for the president's "inequality agenda."

January 20, 2014 | By Byron York Commentary | Columnists


Teen charged as adult in Philly school shooting

Police charged a boy with aggravated assault and related crimes on Saturday in connection with a shooting that wounded two students inside a Philadelphia high school gymnasium, but released a second boy from custody without charging him.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


TMC hoops starts league off right

The Master's College men's and women's basketball team opened conference play with strong starts, while Mustang baseball swept Simpson University in the squad's season-opening series.

January 19, 2014 | By Mike Crawford For The Signal | SCV College Sports


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