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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


Coke commercial sparks social media outcry, national talking point

A commercial promoting diversity is inspiring a variety of responses.

February 10, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News Service | Hot Topics


Oregon vet school cares for 175 seized alpacas

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Oregon State University's veterinary school is taking over the care of about 175 alpacas after authorities say the animals were found starving at a breeding operation in the Willamette Valley.

February 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Academy of the Canyons to Host Information Nights

Academy of the Canyons Middle College High School is beginning the 2014-2015 application process. The Academy is a unique Hart district opportunity for mature students in grades 9-12 to attend college while in high school.

February 10, 2014 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | Santa Clarita Valley News


Spring Semester Classes Still Available at College of the Canyons

Though the spring 2014 semester has started, students and community members who are considering registering for classes at College of the Canyons will still find plenty of open class sections to help them pursue their academic and career endeavors.

February 10, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


More subpoenas being issued in NJ bridge probe

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - At least a dozen new subpoenas were authorized Monday by a New Jersey legislative committee investigating a plot by aides to Gov. Chris Christie to create traffic gridlock on the George Washington Bridge, apparently for political retribution.

February 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Two Charter School Initiatives Enter Circulation

SACRAMENTO – Secretary of State Debra Bowen today announced the proponent of two new initiatives may begin collecting petition signatures for his measures.

February 10, 2014 | Source: California Secretary of State's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Dumb Starbucks' brings lines, social media buzz

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's 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 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Marriage education programs can help low-income families but need bolstering, report says

Marriage thrives among educated and wealthy Americans, but the relationships of working-class and poor couples are often frail, threatening child development and well-being. High divorce levels, cohabitation and tenuous partnerships are among the factors that hit lower-class, uneducated families especially hard.

February 10, 2014 | By Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Hot Topics


Sochi drone shooting Olympic TV, not terrorists

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - That drone you might have spotted hovering and zipping around the Sochi Olympic slopes isn't searching for terrorists or protesters hiding behind the fir trees.

February 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Closures for I-5 HOV Improvement Project (SR-118 to SR-170)

Special Closure Notes

February 10, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


8 most common job injuries

When a workplace injury occurs, actual injury costs are often between five to 50 times the size of the obvious direct costs of medical expenses and salary for the injured worker. Indirect costs include money spent on things such as repairing damaged equipment, time and money spent on hiring and training replacement personnel as well as lost productivity and quality because less experienced employees replace key injured employees.

May 25, 2014 | By Rachel Lewis KSL | Hot Topics


Developing a healthy view of food

Food is essential in our lives. Without it, we would die. However, many individuals may look at food as a source of evil, something that can cause us to be fat. Developing a healthy relationship with food is just as important as developing a relationship with family members. When we have an unhealthy relationship with food, we are causing harm to our bodies. We may be putting in the wrong types of food, not enough food or an excess amount of food into our bodies. When we have a healthy relationship with food, we are able to keep our weight ...

May 25, 2014 | By Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | Hot Topics


How to tell lies in e-mail, texts

An increasing number of people are communicating online and through text rather than having face-to-face conversations, and new studies give tips on how to tell if someone is lying online.

May 25, 2014 | By Faith Heaton Jolley KSL | Hot Topics


In Memory of Dad

This is in memory of my dad, Corporal William Curtis Perry United States Army, who served in World War II and Korean War.

May 25, 2014 | By Louis Perry Stevenson Ranch Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Blood Drive for Kennedy

I am writing regarding my two-year old niece, Kennedy Rae Urban.

May 25, 2014 | By Michelle Larralde Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


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