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TV comedian behind 'Dumb Starbucks' in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It was a caffeine-charged Hollywood whodunit: Just whose bright idea was the "Dumb Starbucks" coffee shop that popped up and started serving free drinks from the corner of an otherwise uncelebrated strip mall?

February 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Another delay in health law's employer requirement

WASHINGTON (AP) - Angling to avoid political peril, the Obama administration Monday granted employers another delay in a heavily criticized requirement that medium-to-larger firms cover their workers or face fines.

February 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California expands health exchange call centers

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The executive director of California's health insurance exchange said Monday that he is hiring 400 call-center workers, many in Fresno, with the goal of alleviating telephone backlogs that have frustrated those applying for health care.

February 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Kevin Buck: Obama derangement syndrome

Is anyone else tired of the barrage of ad hominem attacks, conspiracy theories, ginned-up scandals and false equivalencies coming from the right side of the political spectrum?

February 11, 2014 | By Kevin Buck Democratic Voices | Columnists


Live Oak Elementary School celebrates 25 years

Live Oak Elementary School celebrated its 25th anniversary combined with a PTA Founders Day observation for a double dose of fun, old friends and student talent at the Castaic elementary school's MPR.

February 11, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


German skier roars back again

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Different American, same result for Maria Hoefl-Riesch - another Olympic gold in the super-combined.

February 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


For many, fan behavior crosses line too often

Public address announcers around the country frequently tell fans before games that unsportsmanlike behavior toward athletes, coaches or officials won't be tolerated.

February 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


The Master's College's baseball mission

The Master's College baseball team posted arguably the most successful season in program history in 2013.

February 10, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Favorites already under pressure in curling

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - The Olympic curling tournament is only one day old and already the men's and women's gold-medal favorites are in a spot of bother.

February 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | AP Olympics


Christian pastors mine popular TV for sermon starters

The commercial enlivened a largely static Super Bowl XLVIII: Jack Bauer, the tough "24" agent-with-a-heart-of-gold who defended the U.S. against terror, would return in May as actor Kiefer Sutherland reprises the role in "24: Live Another Day" on FOX television.

February 10, 2014 | By Mark Kellner Deseret News | Faith / Religion


Smartphones make workers exhausted and unproductive, study says

Turn that phone off and turn in. That's the formula suggested by a new study reported by Melissa Korn in the Wall Street Journal: "Reading and sending work email on a smartphone late into the evening doesn't just make it harder to get a decent night's sleep. New research findings show it also exhausts workers by morning and leaves them disengaged by the next afternoon."

February 10, 2014 | By Michael De Groote | Hot Topics


Olympic luger Kate Hansen's pre-race routine includes dancing to Beyonce

Kate Hansen knows how to get her groove on, and she's not afraid to show it off for the world to see.

February 10, 2014 | By Brandon Judd Deseret News | Hot Topics


Good news regarding world poverty figures related to health

Around the world, on average, 18,000 children under the age of 5 died every day in 2012. While this tragic fact is definitely cause for concern, it may also provide room for optimism. This is only half the number of under-5 deaths compared to 1990. With the global population constantly growing over the past two decades, the reduction in infant mortality provides reason for hope going forward.

February 10, 2014 | By John Hoffmire Deseret News | Health News


Stalin's former Sochi home now a private hotel

SOCHI, Russia - There are Americans divided about President Obama or former President George W. Bush, but then there are the Russians and Joseph Stalin.

February 10, 2014 | By Alex Cabrero KSL | Hot Topics


Athletes have felt the thrill and heartbreak of the Olympic Games

SOCHI, Russia - Her green eyes red and wet, Hannah Kearney embraced the disappointment.

February 10, 2014 | By Amy Donaldson Deseret News | AP Olympics


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TMC Insider: Two Mustangs go All-American

This past weekend, two Santa Clarita natives earned The Master's College men's and women's track team's All-American honors at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama while The Master's College men's basketball team gained depth in the form of a transfer player from Michigan State University.

May 25, 2014 | By Mike Crawford For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Google stalled by European court ruling

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - Europe's moves to rein in Google - including a court ruling this month ordering the search giant to give people a say in what pops up when someone searches their name - may be seen in Brussels as striking a blow for the little guy.

May 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'X-Men' dominates holiday box office with $91M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A team of mutants overpowered one massive mutant monster at the box office during the Memorial Day holiday.

May 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Brazil World Cup song fails to strike right tone

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - The official World Cup song is definitely striking a chord - the wrong one with many in host country Brazil.

May 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


2 fans hurt in robbery, shooting near speedway

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A robbery and shooting left two men injured early Sunday, authorities said, just 24 hours after an Indiana man was fatally shot in the same parking lot near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

May 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Sheriff never saw videos before rampage

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) - The threats of suicide and violence captured in Elliott Rodger's online videos were unsettling, even terrifying.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hunter-Reay wins Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The finish at the Indianapolis 500 was worth the wait for Ryan Hunter-Reay.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Beckett pitches no-hitter, Dodgers stop Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Josh Beckett pitched the first no-hitter of his stellar career and the first in the majors this season, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-0 on Sunday.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Traffic stop leads to "honey oil lab" discovery, arrest of 20-year-old

At approximately 6pm, on Saturday, May 24, 2014, deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station's Summer Violent Crime Enforcement Program (SVCEP) stopped a vehicle for routine traffic violations. Upon contacting the driver, deputies could smell the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The driver was detained pending a narcotics investigation, and the vehicle was searched. Inside the vehicle's trunk, deputies found all the makings for a lab, used to extract hash oil (also known as honey oil) from marijuana. Seized were hundreds of cans of butane, laboratory style glassware, a scale, a portable stove ...

May 25, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Emma Watson graduates from Brown University

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - It's graduation day for movie star Emma Watson.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Poll: Billionaire wins Ukraine presidential vote

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - An exit poll on Sunday showed that billionaire candy-maker Petro Poroshenko won Ukraine's presidential election outright in the first round - a vote that authorities hoped would unify the deeply fractured nation.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US honors veterans over Memorial Day weekend

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. Marine Corps' chaplain has reminded a New York City congregation not to forget the sacrifice of fallen soldiers around the world.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Should kids take vitamin supplements?

Some things you just don't forget. One of those things for me was lining up with my siblings before leaving for school. There was one thing we had to do before running out the door to catch the bus. Let me explain. My mother was involved. She held a large bottle in one hand and a tablespoon in the other. That's right, a tablespoon, not a teaspoon.

May 25, 2014 | By Gary and Joy Lundberg FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Double duty: Kurt Busch set for 1,100-mile bid

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Appearing loose and ready to go, Kurt Busch chatted with family and well-wishers hours before he tried to become just the second driver to complete the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 in a single day - a grueling, 1,100-mile slog that will include an airplane ride from Indiana to North Carolina in time for the longer of the two races Sunday evening.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama slips into Afghanistan to visit US troops

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) - President Barack Obama secretly slipped into Afghanistan under the cover of darkness Sunday for a weekend visit with U.S. troops serving in the closing months of America's longest war.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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