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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


Backcountry skier survives avalanche

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An avalanche that was caught on video dragged a backcountry skier into a Utah ravine and buried her in snow, but the woman survived because she deployed a special air bag and other skiers were able to quickly dig her out, witnesses said Tuesday.

December 10, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: 6 missing people found alive in northern Nevada

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Two adults and four children who were stranded in sub-zero temperatures in a Nevada mountain range for nearly 48 hours were found alive and well on Tuesday by search crews, authorities said.

December 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kaiser warns missing info on 49,0000 patients

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Kaiser Permanente has warned 49,000 patients that a computer flash drive containing some of their private details has gone missing from the Anaheim Medical Center.

December 10, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


GM names Mary Barra CEO, 1st woman to head car co.

DETROIT (AP) - Mary Barra has spent the past three years as General Motors' product chief, making cars that drive better, last longer and look good in showrooms.

December 10, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: $24.7B water plan would impact SCV, local official says

California water officials have released a draft of a $24.7 billion plan to restore the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, in part by building two 30-mile underground tunnels to ensure stable water delivery to millions of Californians.

December 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


St. Nicks learn tricks of trade at Santa School

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) - Where does Santa Claus learn to chortle "Ho, ho, ho!" and listen to the wishes of children all over the world?

December 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Raul Castro

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro Tuesday at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, a simple gesture that signaled possible thawing between the leaders of two Cold War foes.

December 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Drunken driving crackdown begins Friday the 13th

This holiday season, Police, Sheriff and CHP will be out in force

December 10, 2013 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thai protesters claim authority over government

BANGKOK (AP) - The head of Thailand's protest movement on Tuesday extended his extraordinary claims to holding power over government activities, issuing orders to officials over whom he has no legal or actual authority.

December 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Analysis finds confusion over 'armed conflicts'

GENEVA (AP) - Armed conflicts killed at least 95,000 people and wounded hundreds of thousands more last year but few of them led to any punishment for war crimes because the laws are unclear, a Swiss-based think tank said Tuesday.

December 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews battle brush fire in Ventura County

MOORPARK (AP) - Crews are dealing with an onslaught of Santa Ana Winds as they work to keep flames from a wildfire away from homes in Ventura County.

December 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Traffic accident causes LAX access problems

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A power outage caused by a vehicle accident has caused traffic problems outside Los Angeles International Airport, but the airport itself continues to operate.

December 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Yanukovych says he will seek protesters' release

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's embattled President Viktor Yanukovych on Tuesday promised that some demonstrators arrested in the massive protests sweeping the capital will be released, part of a bid to defuse a political stand-off that is threatening his leadership.

December 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama honors Mandela in S. Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - U.S. President Barack Obama exhorted the world Tuesday to embrace Nelson Mandela's universal message of peace and justice, electrifying tens of thousands of rain-lashed spectators and prompting a standing ovation by scores of heads of state in a South African stadium.

December 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Bank of Santa Clarita posts positive Q1 results

The Bank of Santa Clarita's net earnings for the first quarter of 2014 were $248,000, representing a growth of 6 percent over the amount netted in the same period of 2013, the bank reported this week.

May 02, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


The demise of marriage and how to avoid it

Marriage is one of those remarkable institutions that a vast number of people want to be a part of at some time in their life. The majority of people who marry don't begin their marriage thinking of its demise, yet divorce is all too common.

May 02, 2014 | By Tiffany Fletcher FamilyShare | Hot Topics


'Meet and greet' with artists scheduled Tuesday

The city of Santa Clarita invites local artists to explore the world of public art from a business perspective with a free Panel Discussion on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library, located at 24500 Main Street. No RSVP is required to attend.

May 02, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


California may remove ‘man and woman’ state law

A bill that would strike the traditional definition of marriage from California law was approved by the state Senate this week after the U.S. and state supreme courts allowed same-sex unions to resume last year.

May 02, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, May 2, 2014

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May 02, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Jack Bauer's back to save the day in '24' revival

NEW YORK (AP) - Jack's back.

May 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Is Twitter dying?

Has Twitter taken its last 140 character-long breath?

May 02, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


U.S. gains 288k jobs, most in 2 years; rate 6.3 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added a robust 288,000 jobs in April, the most in two years, the strongest evidence to date that the economy is picking up after a brutal winter slowed growth.

May 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita hosts community bike ride

Celebrate Bike Safety Month this May with the City of Santa Clarita's FREE Hit the Trail community bike ride, presented by Total Financial Solutions, on Saturday, May 10. The family-friendly ride and rally will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at Bridgeport Park.

May 02, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Would-be teachers face tougher certification tests

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Franchesca Moreno's work as a student teacher didn't end when the kids went home for the day.

May 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California wildfire 53 percent contained

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California wildfire that forced more than 1,000 people from their homes was only smoldering on Thursday as gusty winds eased and fire crews were able to halfway surround it, fire officials said.

May 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Dante Acosta: Santa Clarita laces up for Wings for Life run

Ever since I moved to Santa Clarita nearly 28 years ago, I've always appreciated our community's clean streets, wide open spaces and active lifestyle.

May 02, 2014 | By Dante Acosta Live from city hall | Columnists


Steve Knight: It’s time for a new approach

In the 1976 movie "Network," Peter Finch delivers the famous line, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore."

May 02, 2014 | By Steve Knight Right here right now | Columnists


Wine ‘Storage War’ winds down

Wine lovers storing their treasured cargo at Lee's Wine Storage in Santa Clarita have until May 6 at the latest to claim any wine or property stored at the location – or lose it, according to the property owner.

May 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


This April 8, Join Me on the Road to Victory

I take a great deal of pride in living in Santa Clarita. I am a lifelong resident, and I've dedicated myself to serving the community because I believe this is one of the greatest places to live in Southern California.

February 24, 2014 | By Gloria Mercado-Fortine 2014 City Council Candidate | Public Service


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