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Swedish doctors transplant wombs into 9 women

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Nine women in Sweden have successfully received transplanted wombs donated from relatives and will soon try to become pregnant, the doctor in charge of the pioneering project has revealed.

January 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Al-Qaida-linked group ousts rivals from Syria town

BEIRUT (AP) - Fighters from an al-Qaida-linked group expelled rival rebels from a northern Syrian town after heavy clashes Monday, then quickly moved to eliminate any pockets of resistance by setting up checkpoints on major roads and conducting house-to-house raids in search of opponents, activists said.

January 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Israel says its final farewell to Ariel Sharon

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel said its last farewell to Ariel Sharon on Monday with a state ceremony outside the parliament building before his flag-draped coffin was taken on a cross-country procession to its final resting place at his family home in the country's south.

January 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fiddling while climate change damages the Earth

Well, once again the "Sage of Saugus" has managed to hit his head on the nail.

January 13, 2014 | Gary Morrison Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Bob Kellar: Santa Clarita will be ‘Sports Central’ in 2014

Every year, Santa Clarita is selected to host numerous high-profile sporting events. Thanks to our championship athletic facilities, extensive trail system, bike-friendly policies and enthusiastic community, 2014 is already shaping up to be one of the best years yet for sports tourism in the city of Santa Clarita.

January 13, 2014 | By City Councilman Bob Kellar Live from City Hall | Columnists


Steve Lunetta: Baby, it’s cold outside

My nephew from Mississippi put out a Facebook post that said his pipes were frozen. Let me repeat that: Mississippi.

January 13, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right About Now | Columnists


‘Tot lot’ coming to Castaic Sports Complex

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has granted a license for development and construction of a "tot lot" at the Castaic Sports Complex.

January 13, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Where were you on Jan. 17, 1994?

By Signal Staff

January 13, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Red Flag warning issued in SCV through Wednesday

Strong winds and low humidity have led National Weather Service forecasters to issue a red flag warning for the Santa Clarita Valley from 3 a.m. Monday to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

January 13, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ducks beat Detroit 1-0

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Even when the weary Anaheim Ducks were missing their best skater on the dangerous end of back-to-back games, Jonas Hiller managed to keep his incredible winning streak intact.

January 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


USC falls to No. 1 Arizona

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For all of Arizona's decorated basketball history, the 2013-14 Wildcats have done something none of their predecessors accomplished.

January 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | SCV College Sports


TMC men's and women's hoops continue success

Men's and women's basketball continued to take the spotlight at The Master's College last week as both squads tuned up for Golden State Athletic Conference play with non-conference games that extended a winning streak for one and brought an end to another.

January 12, 2014 | By Don Gilmore For The Signal | SCV College Sports


'Hustle' leads Globes, '12 Years' takes best drama

Amy Poehler made out with Bono, Tina Fey mocked George Clooney's taste in women and Matt Damon emerged, bizarrely, as the night's theme.

January 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrivals stream into Golden Globes

The crush of celebrities arriving at the Golden Globes led Jimmy Fallon to make a predictable joke: "Chris Christie's directing traffic out there."

January 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Desegregation aid could end for Arkansas schools

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An agreement awaiting a federal judge's final approval soon could end one of the nation's most historic desegregation efforts following decades of court battles and $1 billion of special aid to Little Rock-area schools.

January 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


Affordable Care Act: A success story

I am one of those folks who signed up for the Affordable Care Act. It was my first time on the open health care market, since I always had health care provided from employment, either mine or my spouse's.

January 17, 2014 | By Nanette A. Meister Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Did burglaries really rise?

Regarding The Signal's Jan. 6 front-page article, "Burglaries on the rise in SCV this past year," I would like to point out that all is not necessarily as it appears.

January 17, 2014 | By Richard Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


USA can fall due to greed

I honestly don't believe that Democrats and Republicans will ever sit down and compromise on anything. The simple act of governing for all of the people seems to be impossible.

January 17, 2014 | By Dana L. Stern Sr. Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


In your words: The day of the quake

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

January 17, 2014 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Alice Khosravy: Role of government on display

Recently, the community of Santa Clarita has been buzzing over potential billboard removals and the possibility of sign ordinance changes. It began when the Metro Group, who owns the land on which the billboards in question reside, approached the city with a proposal to remove every billboard in the Metro (railroad) right-of-way, within the Soledad Canyon Road and Railroad Avenue corridors, in the center of the city. This amounts to the permanent removal of 118 billboards on 62 structures along the Metro right-of-way in exchange for a change to the current sign ordinance that would allow them to build three ...

January 17, 2014 | By Alice Khosravy Right here right now | Columnists


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