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Defense bill gives Obama rare Guantanamo victory

WASHINGTON (AP) - Up to half the terror suspects held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay could be closer to heading home under a bipartisan deal reached in Congress that gives President Barack Obama a rare victory in his fight to close the prison.

December 19, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Patriarch off 'Duck Dynasty' after gay comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson is off the hit A&E reality series indefinitely after disparaging gays as sinners akin to adulterers and swindlers, the network said.

December 19, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


The selfie and the handshake

President Obama has made it way too easy for me not to write about his behavior at Nelson Mandela's memorial.

December 19, 2013 | By Jeff Wilson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Practice what you preach, City Council

I found Mayor Laurene Weste's five-column lecture and admonishment published Dec. 13 in The Signal ("'Tis the season to shop in Santa Clarita") interesting for those of us who live in Santa Clarita.

December 19, 2013 | Marybelle Knight Newhall | Letters to the Editor


A congressional Christmas list

Congressmen like Ted Cruz and Rand Paul appear to rejoice at the thought of not passing legislation on unemployment benefits.

December 19, 2013 | Dana L. Stern Sr. Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Hart district appoints new CFO

By Signal Staff

December 19, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Clippers win third straight game

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan each had a double-double, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 108-95 Wednesday night to give coach Doc Rivers a victory over his son's team.

December 18, 2013 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Dog that survived gassing headed to Rose Parade

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Things are coming up roses for a scrappy New Jersey beagle who survived a dog pound gas chamber.

December 18, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Hart district announces administrative changes for 2014

The retirement of one junior high school principal has led to a series of administrative changes at several sites within the district all taking effect the first week of 2014.

December 18, 2013 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic/Val Verde Zone 2: burglary reported

There were five Part 1 Crimes in Zone 2. One residential burglary was reported on Chiquito Canyon in Val Verde. A resident's window was pried half open in an attempt to gain entry. The homeowner had placed a stick in the window rail preventing the suspect from getting the window open enough to climb through. No items were reported missing from the residence.

December 18, 2013 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Hero guide dog assured good home after NY rescue

NEW YORK (AP) - The guide dog that leaped onto subway tracks after his blind owner lost consciousness and fell off a station platform is assured a loving home after his retirement.

December 18, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Official: No mechanical issues in Walker car crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Investigators have found no evidence that the Porsche carrying actor Paul Walker had mechanical problems before it crashed, killing the "Fast & Furious" star.

December 18, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Congress passes bipartisan budget agreement

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Wednesday scaling back across-the-board cuts on programs ranging from the Pentagon to the national park system, adding a late dusting of bipartisanship to a year more likely to be remembered for a partial government shutdown and near-perpetual gridlock.

December 18, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Saugus Zone 4 Crime Report: theft investigated

Good afternoon Saugus. Over the past week we only had three reported Part-1 crimes. The first was a petty theft in the 21900 block of Peppercorn Drive between December 9th and December 14th. The home owner was having work done in the house when some of her personal property went missing.

December 18, 2013 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Govt: 500 killed in South Sudan violence

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) - At least 500 people, most of them soldiers, have been killed in South Sudan since Sunday, a senior government official said, as an ethnic rivalry threatened to tear apart the world's newest country.

December 18, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Paraplegic man proves 'anything is possible'

While in his mid-20s, Dustin Shillcox learned that he would never walk again.

April 29, 2014 | By Whitney Evans Deseret News | Hot Topics


Cult of prosperity: Helping kids cope with the realities of privilege

Living the fabulous life may be hard-earned spoils for you, but it can leave your children disillusioned and distant from their middle- and lower-class peers. Living privileged puts your kids in an unusually advantageous place in life. But what are the possible pitfalls of giving your kids everything you didn't have; and a lot of what many will never have?

April 29, 2014 | By Georgia Lee FamilyShare | Hot Topics


SCV petition conflict escalates

Attorneys for outdoor advertising interests sponsoring the Santa Clarita billboard petition drive have filed a cease-and-desist demand against the company they accuse of blocking signature gathering.

April 29, 2014 | By Luke Money and Jim Holt Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Company offers 4 tips for managing telecommuters

It turns out the work-from-home engineer really isn't a myth.

April 29, 2014 | By Greg Katz Deseret News | Hot Topics


America's middle class no longer world's richest

The American middle class has been the wealthiest in the world for a long time, but no longer.

April 29, 2014 | By Lane Anderson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Let it go: Creating new family traditions to end clutter

It keeps coming into homes with the full backing of traditions, holidays, celebrations, rituals and even the search for happiness. Millions of marketing dollars encourage it. The economy depends on it. Kids demand it.

April 29, 2014 | By Michael De Groote Deseret News | Hot Topics


Time is running short to save Rosie's plant

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Loraine Osborne is a Rosie.

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


11 hurt in blast at La Habra metal-polishing shop

LA HABRA, Calif. (AP) - An explosion and fire possibly caused by a dust buildup at a metal-polishing shop injured 11 people Tuesday, including two men who were critically burned, fire officials said.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hart district graduation rate remains above state average

Graduation rates in the William S. Hart Union High School District continued to far outpace the average rates in the county and the state, according to numbers released this week.

April 29, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Employee opens fire at FedEx sorting center

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - A FedEx employee wearing ammunition draped across his chest "like Rambo" opened fire Tuesday at a package-sorting center outside Atlanta, wounding six people before apparently committing suicide, police and witnesses said.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Clippers owner banned for life by NBA

NEW YORK (AP) - Issuing about the strongest rebuke that he could, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life Tuesday for making racist comments in a recorded conversation, the first step toward forcing a sale of the club and permanently removing Sterling from the league.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


L.A. mayor prods Time Warner to reach Dodger deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti chided Time Warner Cable at an industry gathering Tuesday for not reaching deals with other TV providers so all fans of the Dodgers could watch the baseball games.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate committee approves bills to modernize state water system

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved two bills in a package of legislation by committee chair Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) to modernize California's water system.

April 29, 2014 | Source: Office of State Sen. Fran Pavley | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 29, 2014

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April 29, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Southern California community loses Toyota

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - Toyota's announcement Monday that it is moving its U.S. headquarters from Torrance to Texas comes as a major blow not just to this manicured city south of Los Angeles but also to the larger region, which has watched a number of major employers walk away in recent years.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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