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Will Nokia deal boost Microsoft?

HELSINKI (AP) - Microsoft Corp. is buying Nokia Corp.'s line-up of smartphones and a portfolio of patents and services in an attempt to strengthen its fight with Apple Inc. and Google Inc. and capture a slice of the lucrative mobile computing market.

September 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


CBS, Time Warner reach TV content agreement

NEW YORK (AP) - TV network CBS and cable provider Time Warner Cable have ended their payment dispute and expect programming to resume in millions of homes Monday night.

September 03, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


The tragic epidemic of distracted driving

Many high school students returning to classes this fall will find a new topic added to their curriculum: the dangers of distracted driving. Or to put it in blunt terms a teenager might grasp: Texting kills.

September 03, 2013 | Cokie and Steven V. Roberts Commentary | Columnists


A Middle East doctrine

After 9/11, after Iraq, after more than a decade of war in Afghanistan, and after Libya, the American public has little appetite for a military conflict in another nation - especially one in the Middle East, like Syria.

September 03, 2013 | Donna Brazile Commentary | Columnists


Facing the flames: Natural disasters in the SCV

When flames sweep into a neighborhood, residents care little which firefighting agency responds, as long as it's there to save lives and homes.

September 03, 2013 | By Luke Money and Lila Littlejohn Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Annual river cleanup returns to Santa Clarita

Mark your calendars: The deadline to register to participate in the annual effort to spruce up the Santa Clara River is fast approaching.

September 03, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Endless campaigns, little done

One reason that political junkies rarely go on the wagon is that there is a never ending stream of issues, opinion, controversy, and on rare occasions, law making and governance pouring out of Washington D.C. and state capitals. When you mix the partisan vitriol together with the Internet, 24 hour news networks, the lamestream media, right wing radio, Fox "News" and all the other 21st century debate cauldrons, it's no wonder it is easy to stay hooked on politics.

September 03, 2013 | Kevin Buck Democratic Voices | Columnists


Richards helps Angels pound Rays

ANAHEIM (AP) - Garrett Richards worked around a career-high seven walks over five innings and Erick Aybar drove in four runs, helping the Los Angeles Angels beat the Tampa Bay Rays 11-2 on Monday night.

September 02, 2013 | Associated Press | Dodgers/Angels


Nyad 1st to swim to Florida from Cuba without cage

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Looking dazed and sunburned, U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad walked ashore Monday, becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help of a shark cage.

September 02, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Kershaw hit hard, but Dodgers win

DENVER (AP) - Clayton Kershaw surrendered a career-high 11 hits in five shaky innings and got the win and Yasiel Puig scored the go-ahead run before leaving with a strained right knee as the surging Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 10-8 on Monday.

September 02, 2013 | Associated Press | Dodgers/Angels


Lava lamps: 50 years old and still groovy

LONDON (AP) - Call them '60s relics or hippy home accessories, lava lamps have been casting their dim but groovy light on interiors for half a century, having hit British shelves 50 years ago on Tuesday.

September 02, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Escaped inmate: 'It could have been my family'

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - It was summer and there was no air conditioning in their cramped car. The escaped Arizona convicts had already driven more than 1,000 miles through three states. They were desperate to find another ride.

September 02, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Storms cause flash flooding in Las Vegas area

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Officials say heavy rains caused flash flooding that stranded some residents and drivers, while damaging homes in the Las Vegas area.

September 02, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Unlikely Salinger detective spent decade on trail

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Shane Salerno's phone never stops ringing.

September 02, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews make overnight gains on Yosemite wildfire

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - Crews working to corral the massive wildfire searing the edge of Yosemite National Park made major gains on the blaze overnight and were anticipating additional advances on Monday with the help of cooler temperatures and higher humidity, officials said.

September 02, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won't work

WASHINGTON (AP) - A chief element of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress' intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede control of how Americans' phone records are stored.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Russian President Putin links gays to pedophiles

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Yet he defended Russia's anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and said Russia needs to "cleanse" itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Legislative deadline nears for hundreds of bills

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of bills that failed to pass the Legislature last year face an end-of-the-month deadline to gain initial support, including measures affecting gun owners, the oil industry and farm laborers.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obama fuels reform on some but not all NSA spying

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's orders to change some U.S. surveillance practices put the burden on Congress to deal with a national security controversy that has alarmed Americans and outraged foreign allies. Yet he avoided major action on the practice of sweeping up billions of phone, email and text messages from across the globe.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Unions protest Postal Service outlets at Staples

WASHINGTON (AP) - The opening of Postal Service retail centers in dozens of Staples stores around the country is being met with threats of protests and boycotts by the agency's unions.

January 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA to receive list of possibly dangerous buildings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Researchers have decided to hand the city of Los Angeles a list of older concrete buildings, some of which may be prone to collapse during a strong earthquake.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CORRECTION: Nighttime closure planned for Interstate 5 middle lanes

The California Department of Transportation announced Friday it will be closing the two middle lanes of the freeway in both directions between Van Nuys Boulevard and State Route 118 to demolish the median.

January 19, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tucson police look at potential tips in abduction

A door-to-door effort launched this week in the case of a Tucson girl who disappeared from her bedroom more than 18 months ago has yielded some possible tips, police said Saturday

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


As LA-area fire wanes, dangerous conditions remain

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of residents who fled a wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles returned home Saturday as red-flag warnings of extremely dangerous fire conditions expired, but officials say that bone-dry winter conditions remain a threat for the region.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Life lessons learned in rock climbing

There is a lot to like about living here in Santa Clarita. For me, I like that Santa Clarita is an active community.

January 19, 2014 | By Chris Quinn Saugus Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Valencia High School student dominates in equestrian competitions

Devon Ingber, 16, a sophomore at Valencia High School, won Reserve Champion in the Junior Varsity Equitation division in December, competing against 58 girls from both public and private schools from all over Southern California, on her horse Fabiane.

January 19, 2014 | Submitted by Mary Ingber Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Tennis players celebrate birthdays

When most men are rocking by the fire, or just collecting dust, Ed Jace and Thor Jorgensen are on the tennis courts.

January 19, 2014 | By Jim Brush Valencia Community Contributor | 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 every week - giving the community a voice.

January 19, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Reader Feedback

Editor's note: We asked our newspaper, website and Facebook readers to tell us about their experiences on Jan. 17, 1994. Here's what they said.

January 19, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Dominick and the Boys from Africa

About three years ago, a young 7-year old was hanging out at his mom's store in Old Town Newhall. We were folding material into 2-yard lengths to tie into blankets for children having surgery in Third World countries.

January 19, 2014 | By Naomi Carmona-Morshead Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


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