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Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) - Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.

December 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


World leaders bow, pray at Nelson Mandela's casket

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - World leaders and thousands of South Africans on Wednesday filed past the flag-draped casket containing the body of Nelson Mandela, having a final look at the anti-apartheid icon in the amphitheater where he was sworn in 19 years earlier as the country's first black president.

December 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NTSB: Asiana captain worried about visual landing

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Asiana Airlines captain who crashed a Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport in July told investigators he was "very concerned" about attempting a visual approach because the runway's automatic landing aids were out of service due to construction, according to an investigative report released Wednesday.

December 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gun control groups still hopeful despite inaction

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Despite a year of setbacks, the parents of children lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre insist they won't lose the fight to reduce gun violence.

December 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bipartisan negotiators reach modest budget pact

WASHINGTON (AP) - Shedding gridlock, key members of Congress reached a modest budget agreement Tuesday to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts from programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon and eliminate the threat of another partial government shutdown early next year.

December 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Suit: Marine's body sent home to Pa. without heart

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The parents of a Marine sergeant who died while stationed in Greece say that they discovered weeks after his funeral that his body had been sent home without a heart - and that the Department of Defense later gave them somebody else's heart in its place.

December 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Beware misuse of the word “period”

Charlie Vignola opens his column Dec. 3 by writing: "Simply put, what I believe shouldn't affect you, and what you believe shouldn't affect me - period" ("Slippery slope for U.S.").

December 11, 2013 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


One chance to do it right

Build it once. Build it right.

December 11, 2013 | By Dan Masnada | Columnists


Dark ages

Regarding Gary Curtis's Dec. 6 letter to the editor, "Consequences of abortion": Words almost fail me, Mr. Curtis.

December 11, 2013 | Sue Adamick Valencia | Letters to the Editor


The uncle problem

I have a couple of uncles I would rather forget, but I will admit they exist and I have met them.

December 11, 2013 | By Jeff Wilson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Stay Green tops honors

Stay Green Inc. Landscaping company brought home four 2013 awards from the California Landscape Contractors Association.

December 11, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Lennar wins verdict

Homebuilder Lennar Corporation was awarded $1 billion in damages against California developer Nicolas Marsch III and his company, Briarwood Capital LLC, a Lennar spokesperson said.

December 11, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Kings pound Canadiens 6-0

MONTREAL (AP) - Rookie Martin Jones is already making Los Angeles Kings' history.

December 10, 2013 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Bryant scores 20 in Lakers loss

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Goran Dragic scored 31 points and the Phoenix Suns beat the Lakers 114-108 Tuesday night, keeping Los Angeles winless with Kobe Bryant back in the lineup.

December 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Negotiators reach U.S. budget pact

WASHINGTON (AP) - Shedding gridlock, key members of Congress reached a modest budget agreement Tuesday to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts from programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon and eliminate the threat of another partial government shutdown early next year.

December 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Powerade drops controversial ingredient

NEW YORK (AP) - Coca-Cola is dropping a controversial ingredient from its Powerade sports drink, after a similar move by PepsiCo's Gatorade last year.

May 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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