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Losing sleep: How night owls live by night

Dr. Nitun Verma lives by night.

January 24, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


How much will your baby cost? $3K to $37K, study says

SALT LAKE CITY - If you're planning on paying a certain amount for your next baby, you might be out of luck. A new study shows that delivery costs differ by the thousands between hospitals with no rhyme or reason to explain the differences.

January 24, 2014 | By Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | Hot Topics


Researchers predict 80 percent decline of Facebook

PRINCETON, N.J. - Facebook could lose 80 percent of its users by 2017, according to a new study that patterns Facebook's popularity after a model for infectious diseases.

January 24, 2014 | By Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot Topics


Why is upward mobility in America stagnant?

Despite the widening gap between the country's richest and poorest, economic mobility has remained relatively stagnant in the U.S. for the past 20 years, according to a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

January 24, 2014 | By JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Hot Topics


Couples required to complete marriage course if initiative passes

DENVER – A ballot initiative in Colorado would require couples to complete up to 30 hours of marriage education classes before their nuptial ceremony.

January 24, 2014 | By Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL | Hot Topics


Toilet paper, diapers may tell a country's demographic tale

When marketing researchers Euromonitor mapped the world's consumption of toilet paper, diapers and sanitary products, it captured some interesting aspects of our global demography and relative wealth.

January 24, 2014 | By Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Hot Topics


Bill Cosby plans to bring family values back to TV

He brought the importance of family to prime-time TV once, and he's set on doing it once more.

January 24, 2014 | By Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | Hot Topics


8 confirmed dead in Quebec fire, about 30 missing

L'ISLE-VERTE, Quebec (AP) - Using steam to melt the ice, investigators searched the frozen-over ruins of a retirement home Friday for victims of a fire that left at least eight people dead and about 30 missing.

January 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge: Remove life support for pregnant woman

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A judge on Friday ordered a Texas hospital to remove life support for a pregnant, brain-dead woman whose family had argued that she would not want to be kept in that condition.

January 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State fire officials call for brush clearance months early

Warning of an early 2014 fire season, California fire officials Friday called for homeowners statewide to clear 100 feet of defensible space around their homes.

January 24, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ventura County deputy injured in Valencia collision

A Ventura County sheriff's deputy was injured in Valencia on Friday in a collision between a car and a motorcycle.

January 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District’s Request for Funds Denied by State Commission

Sacramento, CA – A state commission today denied the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District's claim that the state-mandated chloride (salt) limit for recycled water discharged to the Santa Clara River is unfunded and reimbursable under the state constitution.

January 24, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District | Santa Clarita Valley News


Assemblyman Wilk Testifies on Santa Clarita Valley Chloride Issue

SACRAMENTO – Today Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, testified in front of the Commission on State Mandates Board today in response to the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Board Test Claim for the Upper Santa Clara River Chloride requirements being imposed on the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District. Santa Clarita Mayor Laurene Weste and Santa Clarita City Councilmember TimBen Boydston also joined Assemblyman Wilk.

January 24, 2014 | Source: Assemblyman Scott Wilk's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


35 feared dead in Quebec retirement home fire

L'ISLE-VERTE, Quebec (AP) - Using steam to melt the ice, investigators searched the frozen-over ruins of a retirement home Friday for victims of a fire that left about 35 people feared dead and cast such a pall over the village of 1,500 that psychologists were sent door to door.

January 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 adults, 3 kids hit by car in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say five members of a family, including three children, were rushed to a hospital after being struck by a car near a Los Angeles elementary school.

January 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Big power-plant pollution cuts are ordered

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third by 2030. But it delays the deadline for some states to begin complying until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.

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


Retiring royalty: Kings and queens can just quit?

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The decision of Spanish King Juan Carlos to step down in favor of his son, Felipe, makes him the latest European monarch to decide to end his days in retirement and not on the throne.

June 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pro-Russia rebels attack Ukrainian border guards

LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Hundreds of pro-Russia insurgents attacked a border guard base in eastern Ukraine on Monday, with some firing rocket-propelled grenades from the roof of a nearby residential building. At least five rebels were killed when the guards returned fire, a spokesman for the border guard service said.

June 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama carbon rule gives states more time to comply

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some states to comply until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.

June 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cheap drug greatly boosts prostate cancer survival

CHICAGO (AP) - A cheap, decades-old chemotherapy drug extended life by more than a year when added to standard hormone therapy for men whose prostate cancer has widely spread, doctors reported Sunday.

June 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


A courageous and magnificent misfit

My late father, a European-trained physician, did everything himself without benefit of nurses, clerical staff or drafty assembly-line consultation cubicles.

June 02, 2014 | By W.E. Gutman | Columnists


A salute to Maya Angelou

Perhaps the most difficult task to make a financial living at is that of being a poet. Yet, if one is great enough and has a measure of luck - like Maya Angelou - it is not impossible.

June 02, 2014 | Robert W. Burton Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Concerning our local charter schools

I read with interest the article in the May 26 issue of The Signal ("Pavley's bill would change charter school law") about the bill introduced by California Sen. Fran Pavley regarding charter schools.

June 02, 2014 | Erika Schwartz Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


The tragedy in Isla Vista

By now, most of us have heard of the terrible tragedy that happened in Santa Barbara before Memorial Day. A very confused young man committed a series of violent acts that resulted in the deaths of six college students.

June 02, 2014 | Steve Lunetta | Columnists


Dodgers lose game, series to Pirates

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clutch hitting from Andrew McCutchen and Pedro Alvarez helped the Pittsburgh Pirates finally win a series in Dodger Stadium after a seven-year drought.

June 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Foothill League Softball Team

When the Foothill League softball coaches met to vote on the 2014 Pitcher of the Year, there wasn't much surprise in who came out on top.

June 01, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Kings win in OT to advance to Stanley Cup finals

CHICAGO (AP) - Alec Martinez scored at 5:47 of overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals Sunday night.

June 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


'Brady Bunch' actress Ann B. Davis dies in Texas

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Emmy-winning actress Ann B. Davis, who became the country's favorite and most famous housekeeper as the devoted Alice Nelson of "The Brady Bunch," died Sunday at a San Antonio hospital. She was 88.

June 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


EPA to seek to cut power plant carbon by one-third

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration will unveil a plan Monday to cut earth-warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, according to people familiar with the proposal.

June 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. defends captive swap with Taliban, critics stir

WASHINGTON (AP) - Five years a captive from the Afghanistan war, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is back in American hands, freed for five Guantanamo terrorism detainees in a swap stirring sharp debate in Washington over whether the U.S. should have negotiated with the Taliban over prisoners.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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