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LAX gunfire came while officers away

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Minutes before a gunman opened fire in a Los Angeles International Airport terminal last fall, killing a security screener and wounding three other people, the two armed officers assigned to the area left for breaks without informing a dispatcher as required.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Syrian govt says terrorism, not talks, is priority

GENEVA (AP) - Syria's government declared that its main priority was stopping terrorism - not ensuring peace - and the opposition hinted it was far from ready to negotiate directly with the government it wants to overthrow, casting sharp doubt Thursday on peace talks that have barely begun.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Government panel urges end to phone data spying

WASHINGTON (AP) - A sharply divided government task force that reviewed the National Security Agency's surveillance program for four months has urged President Barack Obama to shut down the agency's bulk collection of phone data and purge its massive inventory of millions of Americans' calling records, The Associated Press has learned.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Natural gas locomotives may prove cheaper, cleaner

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The diesel-burning locomotive, the workhorse of American railroads since World War II, will soon begin burning natural gas - a potentially historic shift that could cut fuel costs, reduce pollution and strengthen the advantage railroads hold over trucks in long-haul shipping.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Virginia AG to fight state's gay marriage ban

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In a move that could give gay marriage its first foothold in the South, Virginia's attorney general said Thursday he concluded the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional and he will join the fight against it.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bieber arrested in Miami

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police in Miami Beach say pop singer Justin Bieber has been charged with resisting arrest without violence in addition to drag racing and DUI. Police also say the singer told authorities he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana and taken prescription drugs.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Peace talks on Syria stuck over Assad's future

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) - Furiously divided from the start, representatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the rebellion against him threatened Wednesday to collapse a peace conference intended to lead them out of civil war.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Thursday

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

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Promote self-sufficiency and strong marriages

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered his famous "War on Poverty" speech, purposing "to cure it and, above all, to prevent it." Unfortunately, like our other wars in the last half-century, this one has not lived up to its noble ideals.

January 23, 2014 | By Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Remember those who lost their health care plans

This letter is in response to the letter of Nancy A. Meister ("Affordable Care Act: A success story," The Signal Jan. 17.)

January 23, 2014 | By Phyllis Grekin Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Is climate a hoax?

I believe in Gary Morrison's passion, but not his facts ("Fiddling while climate change damages the Earth" Jan 12 Signal).

January 23, 2014 | By Richard La Motte Valencia | Letters to the Editor


USC beats California 77-69 to snap 5-game skid

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nikola Jovanovic scored a career-high 23 points and Southern California led all the way in beating California 77-69 Wednesday night for the Trojans' first Pac-12 victory after an 0-5 start.

January 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Clippers stall in the fourth

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - It took three quarters, but the Charlotte Bobcats finally were able to shut down Blake Griffin.

January 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Man stabbed during fight in Valencia

One man was hospitalized and another arrested Wednesday night after a fight at a Valencia residence led to a stabbing, local sheriff's officials said.

January 22, 2014 | By Ryan Fonseca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Nigerian leader: New order to free abducted girls

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan met through the night with security, school and state officials and issued a new directive that "everything must be done" to free the 276 girls held captive by Islamic extremists, one of his advisers said Sunday.

May 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Odessa police free 67 detained in deadly clashes

ODESSA, Ukraine (AP) - Police in Odessa have freed some detained activists after hundreds of pro-Russian demonstrators stormed police headquarters in the Ukrainian port city.

May 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US teachers nowhere as diverse as their students

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students.

May 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Decoding the Apple-Samsung patent dispute

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Apple and Samsung are suing each other in courts and trade offices around the world, each making claims that the other copied patented mobile device features.

May 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Families of Ohio missing wait for their miracle

CLEVELAND (AP) - The house fortified with boarded-up windows and makeshift alarms where Ariel Castro held three women captive for nearly a decade is gone now.

May 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


1 dead, 5 injured in Lancaster crash

LANCASTER (AP) - One person is dead and five more are injured, including three children, after a two-car wreck in Southern California.

May 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


CDC confirms first case of MERS virus in American

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials confirmed the first case of an American infected with a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East.

May 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


White House reporters honor black journalist

WASHINGTON (AP) - Harry McAlpin was standing outside the Oval Office, moments away from becoming the first black reporter to attend a presidential news conference, when one of his contemporaries approached with a deal.

May 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama takes humorous jabs at health care stumble

WASHINGTON (AP) - Little was sacred when President Barack Obama tossed out playful but pointed jokes Saturday night - not even his own health care plan.

May 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Share your photos

So what do you think of the photo and the young man with his low-low riding pants in today's paper?

May 04, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


A Tribute to Dad

It is said that anyone can father a child but it takes a very special man to be a dad.

May 04, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Mom made an indelible impression on me

My mother made an indelible impression on me because she gave me the most valuable tool a parent could give a child, love and confidence.

May 04, 2014 | By Louis Perry Stevenson Ranch Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


To commemorate landmark moment, time capsule buried at Val Verde Park

The public gathered at Val Verde Park on May 3 to contribute small items for capsule that will provide future residents with a snapshot of life in 2014.

May 04, 2014 | By Heather Larson Castaic Community Contributor for L.A. County Dept. of Parks and Recreation | COMMUNITY


Budding Artists

May 04, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Seen Around SCV

May 04, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


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