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Mom celebrates ‘beautiful differences’ of Down syndrome baby

ONTARIO, Canada - Tara McCallan had a perfect pregnancy in 2012 and her little girl made her debut in December of that year after a relatively easy labor and delivery. She excitedly welcomed the daughter into their family of three, including her husband Craig and young song Noal.

February 17, 2014 | By Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | Hot Topics


Consumers ready to go back into debt

The recession-induced frugality and financial responsibility may be wearing off as the economy improves, a report indicates.

February 17, 2014 | By Michael De Groote Deseret News | Hot Topics


Drivers mostly avoid 'Jamzilla' and I-405 work

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Jamzilla" hasn't lived up to its name - at least so far.

February 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Baby Boomers are early winners under health law

CHICAGO (AP) - For many older Americans who lost jobs during the recession, the quest for health care has been one obstacle after another. They're unwanted by employers, rejected by insurers, struggling to cover rising medical costs and praying to reach Medicare age before a health crisis.

February 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


11 local teams make CIF soccer playoffs

With Monday afternoon's revealing of the CIF-Southern Section soccer playoffs, the winter playoff slate is set.

February 17, 2014 | By Dan Agnew Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Snake-handling pastor dies from snake bite

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) - A snake-handling pastor who appeared on the National Geographic television reality show "Snake Salvation" has died after being bitten by a snake during a weekend church service in Kentucky.

February 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


NYC ME: More tests needed for NY fashion designer

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York City medical examiner says autopsy results are inconclusive for a fashion designer found floating on the Manhattan side of the Hudson River.

February 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Saugus Public Safety & Crime Prevention Information

This week we had 7 Part-1 crimes reported in the Saugus area. The first was an assault with a deadly weapon in the 22100 block of Empino Lane on February 16th. A man was arrested for allegedly stabbing his roommate after an altercation.

February 17, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


Study: Four-year degree is worth more than ever before

A new report by the Pew Research Center shows the earnings gap between high school and college graduates in 2012 was the highest it had been in nearly 50 years.

February 17, 2014 | By Jason Hardy Deseret News | Hot Topics


Take this job: Quit rate on the rise

Another way to look at the health of the economy is to look at the number of quitters.

February 17, 2014 | By Michael De Groote Deseret News | Hot Topics


2 California Highway Patrol officers killed in crash

KINGSBURG, Calif. (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says two officers have been killed in an early morning accident in Fresno County.

February 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UN letter to Kim Jong Un warns on accountability

GENEVA (AP) - A U.N. panel warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday that he may be held accountable for orchestrating widespread crimes against civilians in the secretive Asian nation, ranging from executing and torturing prisoners to systematic abductions and starving mass populations.

February 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Egypt: Suicide bomber behind tourist bus attack

CAIRO (AP) - A suicide bomber was behind a deadly blast that tore through a bus carrying South Korean tourists, killing at least four people, as it waited near an Egypt-Israel border crossing in Sinai, Egyptian security officials said.

February 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


1 month after spill, W. Virginians wary of water

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - More than a month after chemicals seeped into West Virginia's biggest water supply, Jeanette Maddox would rather bundle up, drive to a shopping center parking lot and fill jugs of water from the spigot of a tanker truck than trust the tap in her kitchen.

February 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Passenger: Hijacker threatened to crash plane

GENEVA (AP) - An Italian passenger says the man who hijacked an Ethiopian Airlines jet threatened to crash it if the pilot kept trying to get back into the cockpit.

February 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Santa Clarita seeks public feedback on grant proposal

The city of Santa Clarita is seeking the public's feedback on a grant proposal for the U.S. Department of Justice's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program. Under the JAG program, the city is eligible to receive $26,749.

June 04, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Miss. Senate race a near draw

WASHINGTON (AP) - Locked in a squeaker of a race, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel pointed toward a possible June 24 runoff after battling to a near-draw Tuesday in a primary that underscored Republican differences.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hagel says rush to judgment on Bergdahl 'unfair'

BRUSSELS (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday it is unfair to the family of released captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to leap to conclusions about his behavior in uniform.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


5 Things to Know from California's primary

1. JERRY BROWN SEEKS TO MAKE HISTORY

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


The best for others, in 2 flavors

Let's stipulate that both sides of the political spectrum want the best for others (a fair assumption, especially since both sides insist that is so).

June 04, 2014 | Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Hillary’s sad Benghazi strategy

As Hillary Clinton prepares for her Democratic coronation as the next Democratic presidential candidate, she's decided to try dealing with the inconvenience of the Benghazi tragedy through her new book.

June 04, 2014 | Gil Mertz Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


Pitch in and keep our valley beautiful

Recently on my daily walk with the dogs I really noticed how much trash is being discarded on our streets and in the gutters.

June 04, 2014 | Lisa Williams Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Embracing a fire that still burns us today

A friend of mine surprised me with an unexpected opinion the other day. Like me, he had recently traveled to India and came away stunned by the immensity poverty prevailing there.

June 04, 2014 | By Gary Horton | Columnists


Abreu homers again in Chicago's win over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jose Abreu homered for the second straight game and Tyler Flowers also went deep to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


New York vs. LA can be as big as it gets

The last time New York and Los Angeles teams met in a big championship final, the Dodgers found themselves up against a pitcher who had undergone Tommy John surgery.

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


On the Beat Swim: Open Waters are on deck

The Open Water Nationals are on deck over at Castaic Lake.

June 03, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Storms hit Midwest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Homes and cars in parts of Nebraska and Iowa were pummeled Tuesday by baseball-sized hail and damaging winds as potentially dangerous storms targeted a swath of the Midwest, including the Omaha area, where flooding left dozens of drivers stranded and prompted home evacuations.

June 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


COC voting lawsuit set to move ahead

In a two-hour closed-door session Tuesday, College of the Canyons trustees wrangled over a lawsuit against the Santa Clarita Community College District alleging violations of the California Voting Rights Act.

June 03, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Clippers owner Donald Sterling hit with lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is being sued by a woman who alleges that while she was employed by him, they had a romantic relationship and that he subjected her to racially and sexually offensive comments.

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Local street food vendors inspected

A joint sweep of Santa Clarita Valley street food vendors last week resulted in inspectors confiscating more than 10 food carts, sheriff's officials said.

June 03, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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