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Dozens of trade-offs in $1.1 trillion budget bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - A massive $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through October and finally put to rest the bitter budget battles of last year is getting generally positive reviews from House Republicans eager to avoid another shutdown crisis with elections looming in 10 months.

January 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


15 hospitalized after bus collides with big rig in Tulare

TULARE, Calif. (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says 15 people have been hospitalized with minor injuries after a bus rear-ended a big rig on a Central Valley freeway.

January 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dozens arrested in Nigeria for being gay

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - Police, working off a list of 168 suspects purportedly obtained through torture, are arresting dozens of gay men in Nigeria's northern Bauchi state, human rights activists said Tuesday.

January 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man shot for texting in theater

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) - The 71-year-old retired police officer accused of shooting a man in a Florida movie theater is scheduled for his first appearance in court.

January 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Red flag warnings in effect

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Red flag warnings remain posted as dry and gusty Santa Ana winds continue to buffet much of Southern California.

January 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

January 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Too Dark on Wiley Canyon Road

There's darkness in my neighborhood and I'm wondering if anyone else has noticed. I don't understand it, but Wiley Canyon Road from Lyons Avenue to Old Orchard is dark, dark, dark. Except for light at intersection, the street is cloaked in black at night.

January 14, 2014 | By Richard Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Bring on Disney Ranch and its jobs

Cam Noltemeyer of SCOPE says the Disney Golden Oak Ranch expansion will "compound traffic problems in the area."

January 14, 2014 | By Paul McGuire Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Horton needs a few facts

The column in the Jan. 8 issue of the paper (Gary Horton, "There goes retirement security") must have been written by "Horton Hears a Who."

January 14, 2014 | By Albert Bigelow Valencia | Letters to the Editor


CalArts alumnus wins Golden Globe

Sunday was a warm night for "Frozen" co-director and former CalArts student Chris Buck, who took home a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film.

January 14, 2014 | Ryan Fonseca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Officers acquitted in California homeless death

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Two California police officers who were videotaped in a violent struggle with a homeless man during an arrest were acquitted Monday of killing him.

January 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man suspected of killing wife, sister pleads not guilty

SANTA CLARITA - A 60-year-old man accused of killing his wife in their Canyon Country condo, then walking into his sister's convalescent hospital room and killing her in her bed, pleaded not guilty to two counts of murder Monday.

January 13, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


California bill seeks to regulate homemade guns

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A state lawmaker proposed Monday that California extend its requirement that gun buyers undergo background checks and register their weapons to anyone who assembles a firearm in their home.

January 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fire at Sylmar home kills family of 4

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A fire at a San Fernando Valley home that had no smoke detectors killed a family of four Monday, including two children, authorities said.

January 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


A one-way ticket to Mars

SALT LAKE CITY - Ken Sullivan, one of just over 1,000 candidates still being considered for a settlement mission to Mars, says he's willing to make sacrifices for the one-way trip.

January 13, 2014 | By Morgan Jacobsen Deseret News | Hot Topics


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Dante Acosta: Camp Clarita provides summer fun

The official arrival of summer is just weeks away. If you listen closely, you will soon be able to hear kids all over town chanting that classic phrase: "school's out for summer!"

May 30, 2014 | By Dante Acosta Live from city hall | Columnists


Sterling agrees to sell Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Shelly Sterling reached an agreement Thursday night to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion in what would be a record deal if approved by the NBA, according to an individual with knowledge of the negotiations.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


SpaceX unveils spacecraft to ferry astronauts

HAWTHORNE (AP) - A company that has flown unmanned capsules to the Space Station unveiled a spacecraft Thursday designed to ferry up to seven astronauts to low-Earth orbit that SpaceX founder Elon Musk says will lower the cost of going to space.

May 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: AP Source: Former Microsoft CEO wins Clippers bid

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Shelly Sterling reached an agreement Thursday night to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion, according to an individual with knowledge of the negotiations.

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


The Open Road Beckons: Healthy and Happy Snacks and Diversions for Your Summer Road Trips

Come away, come away, come away with me!

May 29, 2014 | Pam McMurtry, FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Sheriff's Department sponsors essay contest in honor of Maya Angelou

The Sheriff's Youth Foundation (SYF) in its partnership with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department launched today an essay contest to honor the great life and teachings of Dr. Maya Angelou.

May 29, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Santa Clarita Valley News


Wilk Responds to Passage of bill to close Prop 13 loophole

SACRAMENTO –Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, released a statement regarding the passage of Assembly Bill 2372 (Ammiano) which closes a loophole in Proposition 13:

May 29, 2014 | Source: Assemblyman Scott Wilk's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


Southwest fined $200,000 for deceptive TV ads

DALLAS (AP) - Southwest Airlines is being fined $200,000 for advertising a fare sale too good to be true.

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


SCV water safety expo scheduled Saturday

The Los Angeles County Fire Department and the city of Santa Clarita will host the fourth annual Water Safety Expo this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Valencia Fire Station 126.

May 29, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Elon Musk to unveil spacecraft to ferry astronauts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - SpaceX, which has flown unmanned cargo capsules to the International Space Station, planned to unveil a new spacecraft Thursday designed to ferry astronauts to low-Earth orbit.

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


Rebels down helicopter; another big loss for Kiev

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) - In another devastating blow to Ukraine's armed forces, rebels shot down a troop helicopter Thursday, killing at least 12 soldiers, including a general who had served in the Soviet army and was in charge of combat training.

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


Man who accosted Pitt has reputation for stunts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - He tried to kiss Will Smith in Moscow, attempted to steal Adele's spotlight at the Grammys, dove under America Ferrera's dress at Cannes and now, police say, accosted Brad Pitt on the red carpet of a Hollywood premiere.

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


IG: Phoenix VA hospital missed care for 1,700 vets

WASHINGTON (AP) - About 1,700 veterans in need of care were "at risk of being lost or forgotten" after being kept off the official waiting list at the troubled Phoenix veterans hospital, the Veterans Affairs watchdog said Wednesday in a scathing report that increases pressure on Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign.

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


Apple's Beats buy joins tech and street-wise style

NEW YORK (AP) - Beats Electronics' colorful, oversized headphones serve as a fashion accessory to cool kids riding the New York City subway, but as tech companies such as Apple, Samsung and others are discovering, wearable gadgets like smartwatches and Google Glass still have a long way to go to become trendy, must-have consumer items.

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


Obama: Too little info about youth concussions

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama called Thursday for more robust research into youth concussions, saying there remains deep uncertainty over both the scope of the troubling issue and the long-term impacts on young people.

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


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