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Surprisingly weak jobs report puzzles economists

WASHINGTON (AP) - It came as a shock: U.S. employers added just 74,000 jobs in December, far fewer than anyone expected. This from an economy that had been adding nearly three times as many for four straight months - a key reason the Federal Reserve decided last month to slow its economic stimulus.

January 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NBA roundup: Heat go down in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) - Joe Johnson scored 32 points, Shaun Livingston helped Brooklyn dominate the second overtime after LeBron James fouled out, and the Nets beat the Miami Heat 104-95 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory.

January 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


"Thank you, Mom" campaign for Sochi 2014 Olympic Games

The family-friendly company is back at it. Proctor & Gamble recently released its latest commercial for the "Thank you, Mom" campaign in advance of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games.

January 10, 2014 | By Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | Hot Topics


McDiet: Teacher slims down on McDonald's diet in 3 months

ANKENY, Iowa - With the help of his students, a science teacher in Iowa managed to lose 37 pounds on a diet consisting solely of meals from McDonald's.

January 10, 2014 | By Natalie Crofts Deseret News Service | Health News


Bicyclist hit on Valencia street

SANTA CLARITA - A car and a bicyclist collided in a crosswalk on Valencia's Auto Row at dusk Friday; the bicyclist was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

January 10, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Helping black athletes graduate from college

Fans tuning into football bowl games this holiday season may not realize that a large percentage of the players they cheer for will never receive a degree from the universities that they represent on the field.

January 10, 2014 | By Sam Clemence Deseret News | Hot Topics


Sheriff's Station urges gift card caution

During the holidays, many people purchase gifts cards for their friends and family so that they can be assured that the gift receiver was able to get something that they really wanted. Gift cards are now so popular that according to the National Retail Federation nearly $30 billion was spent on gift cards this past holiday season. The detectives and deputies at Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station know that with new trends in spending, come new trends in crime. So now that the holidays are over, and you have a stack of gift cards waiting to be spent, we ...

January 10, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


A 49-cent stamp is the most modern way to vote in the digital age

With ever declining turnout numbers, visiting a polling place on Election Day to manually mark ballots seems awfully archaic in today's digital world.

January 10, 2014 | Jana Adkins | COMMUNITY


What’s Your Story?

Our Community is the place where people who live in the Santa Clarita Valley can share their stories – and we publish them - giving the community a voice.

January 10, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


AROUND THE SCV

January 10, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Bankruptcy judge orders auction for Fisker

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Friday ordered a competitive auction for the assets of Fisker Automotive, rejecting a proposal by a group led by Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li to assume control of the failed electric auto manufacturer in a private sale.

January 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Selling social media clicks becomes big business

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Celebrities, businesses and even the U.S. State Department have bought bogus Facebook likes, Twitter followers or YouTube viewers from offshore "click farms," where workers tap, tap, tap the thumbs up button, view videos or retweet comments to inflate social media numbers.

January 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fire weather watch issued for Sunday through Wednesday

The National Weather Service today issued a fire weather watch for the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas for more Santa Ana winds and continued high fire danger from Sunday night through Wednesday morning.

January 10, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


U.S. withdraws diplomat after India expulsion demand

NEW DELHI (AP) - The United States said Friday it was withdrawing a diplomat from India in hopes it would end a bitter dispute that started with the arrest and strip search of an Indian diplomat in New York.

January 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP House targets health care law; 67 Dems join in

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-led House voted overwhelmingly Friday to bolt new security requirements onto President Barack Obama's health care law, with 67 Democrats breaking ranks to join with the GOP. It was the first skirmish of what is certain to be a long and contentious election-year fight.

January 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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VA audit: New patients wait 56 days in Los Angeles

WASHINGTON (AP) - Patients seeking care through the VA's Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System waited an average of 56 days for their first appointment with a primary care doctor - four times longer than the department's goal.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon calls on Hegel to testify in Bergdahl case

Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, has issued the following statement regarding the release of Bowe Bergdahl:

June 09, 2014 | Source: Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: 2 officers, 3 others dead in Las Vegas shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Two police officers were having lunch at a strip mall pizza buffet when a man and a woman fatally shot them in a point-blank ambush, then fled to a nearby Wal-Mart where they killed a third person and then themselves in an apparent suicide pact, authorities said.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP struggles to recruit black voters, candidates

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) - Like an eager date, Leo Smith showed up at Mount Zion First Baptist Church with a bouquet of flowers in hand.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez crowned as 63rd Miss USA

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Newly crowned Miss USA Nia Sanchez, a fourth-degree black belt in the Korean martial art of taekwondo, says that women need to be able to defend themselves as a way to battle the problem of campus rape and that bringing awareness to the issue is very important.

June 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Bergdahl and Obama deserve the same cell

Regarding Bowe Bergdahl's release in exchange for five terrorists, when this soldier enlisted in the Army, he knew the challenges ahead of him in military life, and one of those challenges was the possibility of capture by the enemy.

June 09, 2014 | Dick Cesaroni Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Touch-a-Truck fundraiser returning to SCV

A team of volunteers from the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center has been making phone calls to local businesses and asking owners to become "Friends of the SCV Senior Center" in support of the center's family-friendly fundraiser, Touch-A-Truck, which will be held June 14, at Central Park.

June 09, 2014 | By Pat Willet For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


James carries Heat past Spurs to tie NBA Finals

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - No cramps, no problems for LeBron James.

June 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


US gas prices holding steady at $3.69 a gallon

CAMARILLO (AP) - A survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. is holding steady, rising 3½ cents over the last three weeks to $3.69.

June 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Nadal tops Djokovic for French Open title

PARIS (AP) - Trying to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open is, without a doubt, the toughest task in tennis. Indeed, must be among the greatest challenges in all of sports.

June 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Morgan recovering after surgery following crash

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Tracy Morgan was recovering Sunday, but was expected to remain hospitalized for several weeks after having surgery on a broken leg suffered in a deadly chain-reaction crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that left two others critically injured and another man dead.

June 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'Fault' tops Tom Cruise at box office

NEW YORK (AP) - In a box-office battle that pitted young against old, female against male, modest drama against big-budget spectacle, the teenage romance "The Fault in Our Stars" easily bested the time-shifting Tom Cruise action film "Edge of Tomorrow."

June 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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