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Rare whale found dead in Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A rare whale that has a dolphin-shaped head and saber-like teeth has been found dead on Los Angeles' Venice Beach, even though it prefers frigid subarctic waters.

October 17, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Avoid reporting traps: fixing credit a DIY project

Before hunting for a home or seeking a loan even people with perfect credit ratings need to check their credit reports for mistakes and, if necessary, get them fixed.

October 17, 2013 | By Bob Khalsa | Business Columns


Williams homes reaches $4.1 million agreement

Williams Homes of Santa Clarita has entered into a $4.1 million joint venture agreement for the acquisition and development of a 45-lot residential subdivision in Fillmore.

October 17, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Local Business News


Historic home listed for sale in Newhall

A house on the market in Newhall has a history that may include the founding family of 20th Century Fox, a Realtor handling the listing says.

October 17, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Local Business News


Obama signs bill to avert default, open government

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed a measure into law reopening the federal government and averting a potential default.

October 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ducks beat Flames for 5th straight win

ANAHEIM (AP) - Teemu Selanne scored the first goal of his 22nd NHL season, and the Anaheim Ducks extended the best start in franchise history with their fifth straight victory, 3-2 over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.

October 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Ducks/Kings


Revamped Detroit beats Boston to even series

DETROIT (AP) - A revitalized Austin Jackson delivered in manager Jim Leyland's revamped lineup as the Detroit Tigers built a big lead and held on this time, beating the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Wednesday night to even the AL championship series 2-2.

October 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Aretha: Side effects 'were rough,' glad to work

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) - Aretha Franklin says "the side effects were rough" from her treatment for an undisclosed condition.

October 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Palmdale man found guilty in Newhall bank robbery

A Palmdale man arrested 15 minutes after an armed robbery at a Newhall bank last May was found guilty of robbery Wednesday, court officials said.

October 16, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dodgers beat Cardinals to avoid elimination

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Adrian Gonzalez homered twice and Zack Greinke gave the Los Angeles Dodgers the clutch performance they needed in a 6-4 victory over the Cardinals on Wednesday that trimmed St. Louis' lead to 3-2 in the NL championship series.

October 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Dodgers/Angels


Man on trial in killing ex-girlfriend's relatives

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - At the suggestion of her family, college freshman Shayona Dhanak broke up with her boyfriend and told him religious differences were to blame. Less than two months later, her father and sister were killed, her mother assaulted and left for dead, and her family's home burned.

October 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Deal reached to avoid default and open government

WASHINGTON (AP) - Up against one last deadline, Congress raced to pass legislation Wednesday avoiding a threatened national default and ending a 16-day partial government shutdown along the strict terms set by President Barack Obama when the twin crises began.

October 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Crash tests use Center for Pet Safety's dummy dogs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - To make the world safer for pets, Lindsey Wolko had to design an indestructible dog.

October 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: LAX dry ice bombs set for amusement

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police believe a baggage handler arrested after dry ice bombs exploded at Los Angeles International Airport set off the devices for his own amusement.

October 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-San Diego mayor pleads guilty to felony

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner was subdued from the moment he strode into the courtroom alone to answer charges that he put a woman in a headlock, kissed another against her will and grabbed the buttocks of a third.

October 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Colby Fire evacuation to be lifted at 4 p.m.

On 01/17/2014 at 4:00 PM, residents who reside in the areas between Yucca Ridge and Ranch Road, Crystal Canyon Condo Complex and Mirador Housing Tract may return to their residences.

January 17, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Signal AP


The California droughtland

California is nearly as dry as it's ever been. High water marks rim half-full reservoirs. Cities are rationing water.

January 17, 2014 | By Signal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: 2 Philadelphia high school students shot

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A boy and a girl hanging out with a group of fellow students in a high school gym were shot and wounded Friday afternoon, and up to three other boys may have been involved in their shooting, police said.

January 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Helen Mirren earns Harvard's Hasty Pudding award

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren said that given her love of pudding of all kinds, she's thrilled to be named woman of the year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

January 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope defrocks 400 priests in 2 years

VATICAN CITY (AP) - A document obtained by The Associated Press shows Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests over just two years for molesting children.

January 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California's newest city votes to start disbanding

JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - California's youngest city has moved closer to disbanding over financial troubles after the state shifted crucial revenue away from municipal coffers.

January 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Clarita WorkSource Center to host two recruitment events

The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center will host two recruitment events in January to seek qualified professionals for immediate employment in the Santa Clarita Valley.

January 17, 2014 | Source: city of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


NJ's pigskin-picking camel dies before Super Bowl

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's pigskin-prognosticating camel has died just weeks before the state is set to host its first Super Bowl.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Valencia Zone 5 alert: Burglaries reported

Zone 5-Valencia had fourteen Part-1 Crimes reported during the past week. The criminal incidents included a battery on a person, residential/vehicle burglaries and shoplifting from local businesses.

January 17, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Explosion hits Bangkok protesters, wounding dozens

BANGKOK (AP) - Dozens of people were wounded in Thailand's capital Friday when a grenade blast ripped through a crowd of marching anti-government demonstrators, an ominous development that raises tensions in the country's political crisis and the specter of more bloodshed to come.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Saugus Zone 4 Crime Report: assault nvestigated

Good morning Saugus. We had a rise in reported Part-1 crimes over the past week. There was an assault from the 27100 block of Garza Drive on January 8th. After being involved in an argument the victim's wife assaulted him. Deputies responded and arrested the wife without incident.

January 17, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Surgeon general urges new resolve to end smoking

WASHINGTON (AP) - One in 13 children could see their lives shortened by smoking unless the nation takes more aggressive action to end the tobacco epidemic, the U.S. Surgeon General said Friday - even as, astonishingly, scientists added still more diseases to the long list of cigarettes' harms.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


French president visits hospitalized first lady

PARIS (AP) - President Francois Hollande has visited France's first lady for the first time since she was hospitalized late last week after a gossip magazine reported he was having an affair with an actress.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama backs limits on NSA phone collections

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing the records.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews chase flareups in wildfire

GLENDORA (AP) - Firefighters were chasing early-morning flare-ups Friday in a damaging wildfire that was largely tamed but kept thousands of people from their homes in the foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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