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Heroin and pill abuse stir a battle cry in Vermont

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Behind the facade of pristine ski slopes, craft beer, quaint village greens and one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, Vermont is grappling with painkiller and heroin abuse, a challenge leaders say is fueling crime and wrecking lives and families disproportionately in this tiny state.

January 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Student of New Mexico shooting: 'Blood everywhere'

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - Students escaping chilly winter temperatures in southeastern New Mexico were congregated in the Berrendo Middle School gym, waiting for classes to start when they heard a loud pop.

January 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: NSA maps pathway into computers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world - but not in the United States - that allows the U.S. to conduct surveillance on those machines, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

January 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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

January 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Nancy Starczyk:New rules aim for safer loans

Federal rules that went into effect Friday, Jan. 10, provide homeowners and consumers shopping for a home mortgage new rights and greater protection from harmful lending practices, while also probably slowing the pace of home price increases and forging a stronger, more stable housing market.

January 15, 2014 | By Nancy Starczyk Real Estate Talk | Business Columns


Realtors look forward to 2014

Santa Clarita Realtors installed incoming president Nancy Starczyk as President of the Southland Regional Association of Realtors, SCV Division, on Friday night.

January 15, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Canyon hoops smothers G.V.

By Michael Grandinetti

January 14, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Lakers lose in barn burner

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Luol Deng hit five 3-pointers while scoring 27 points, Anderson Varejao added 18 points and 18 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the spiraling Los Angeles Lakers 120-118 Tuesday night.

January 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


UPDATE: Teen seriously injured after being hit by car in Stevenson Ranch

An 18-year-old man was injured and taken to the hospital after being hit by a car in Stevenson Ranch last evening, California Highway Patrol investigators said.

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


Foothill girls soccer roundup: Vikings avoid letdown

As soon as the final whistle blew, Valencia goalkeeper Nicole Joseph walked up to her teammates and simply repeated, "I'm sorry."

January 14, 2014 | By Jon Stein For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Couple in funny post-surgery video opens up about infertility

In late August 2013, Jason Mortensen went to the hospital to have a hernia repaired. After being given an extra dose of anesthesia, Mortensen woke up still heavily sedated. His wife, Candice recalled hearing him moaning and groaning loudly.

January 14, 2014 | By Arianne Brown Deseret News Service | Hot Topics


Controller Issues Statement on California’s Improving Credit Outlook

SACRAMENTO - State Controller John Chiang today issued a statement on news that two rating agencies -- Standard & Poor's and Fitch -- have indicated a more favorable outlook on the State's credit rating:

January 14, 2014 | Source: California State Controller | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bribing youngsters to better eating habits

SANTA CLARITA - Researchers at two universities have recently found a way to get kids to eat more fruits and vegetables: pay them to do it.

January 14, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pizza deliverer punched, robbed in Canyon Country

SANTA CLARITA - A pizza man on a delivery in Canyon Country was punched in the face and had his wallet stolen in what law enforcement calls a strong-arm robbery - one of several reported recently in the Santa Clarita Valley.

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


Police investigate Kanye West for possible battery

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Beverly Hills police say they're investigating Kanye West for misdemeanor battery after a man accused the rapper of attacking him.

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


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Pope wades into Mideast peace-making

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis is wading head-first into Mideast peace-making, welcoming the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to the Vatican for an evening of peace prayers just weeks after the last round of U.S.-sponsored negotiations collapsed.

June 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Simpson case at 20: Views in black and white

The O.J. Simpson murder trial exposed many painful truths. None hit harder than the idea that white and black people often look at the same facts and see different realities.

June 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Guantanamo prisoners set to leave amid trade furor

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - Some of the men held here for more than a decade have been drafting plans for work and marriage on the outside or studying languages, preparing for a not-too-distant future beyond the coiled razor wire that surrounds the U.S. prison perched at the edge of the Caribbean Sea.

June 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Trucker charged in crash that injured Tracy Morgan

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan and two members of his entourage were in critical condition Sunday, a day after a tractor-trailer rammed into his chauffeured limousine bus, setting off a deadly chain-reaction pileup.

June 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bergdahl says he was tortured by Taliban captors

PARIS (AP) - U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has told people treating him at an American military medical facility in Germany that he was tortured, beaten and held in a cage by his Taliban captors in Afghanistan after he tried to escape, a senior U.S. official said Sunday.

June 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


SEEN AROUND SCV

June 08, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


From Cuba to Baseball to Banking

Although a family tale assures a different story, I was born in central Cuba in 1954.

June 08, 2014 | By Robert Suarez Canyon Country Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Budding Artists

June 08, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Magical Dad

Mom says Dad is magic

June 08, 2014 | By Richard Myers Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


What It Means To Be A Dad

As I sit at my desk wondering what to write and what category I fall into, I can't help to think of what it really means to be a dad.

June 08, 2014 | By Louis Perry Stevenson Ranch Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Dad Helped Me Become the Woman I Am Today

My father was my hero and I am so very proud to tell everyone that.

June 08, 2014 | By Gail Muzzey Stevenson Ranch Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


'A Change Is Gonna Come'

Have you have ever had an extraordinary moment of any kind that really struck you because of the coincidence or surprise that it presented, or perhaps an unusually realistic dream you experienced, or even an instinct – that little voice in your head – that you listened to and it paid off?

June 08, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Living Through D-Day

I was 17 and living 120 miles west of London when the Invasion of Europe began.

June 08, 2014 | By Veronica Pinckard Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Valencia choir travels around the globe

Valencia High School Choir has been accepted to perform in Europe.

June 08, 2014 | By Christine Tavares-Mocha Valencia High School | COMMUNITY


Daddy

A little bitty tear rolled down her very pretty cheek

June 08, 2014 | By Bob McMeekin Newhall Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


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