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Rebels down helicopter; another big loss for Kiev

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) - In another devastating blow to Ukraine's armed forces, rebels shot down a troop helicopter Thursday, killing at least 12 soldiers, including a general who had served in the Soviet army and was in charge of combat training.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man who accosted Pitt has reputation for stunts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - He tried to kiss Will Smith in Moscow, attempted to steal Adele's spotlight at the Grammys, dove under America Ferrera's dress at Cannes and now, police say, accosted Brad Pitt on the red carpet of a Hollywood premiere.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


IG: Phoenix VA hospital missed care for 1,700 vets

WASHINGTON (AP) - About 1,700 veterans in need of care were "at risk of being lost or forgotten" after being kept off the official waiting list at the troubled Phoenix veterans hospital, the Veterans Affairs watchdog said Wednesday in a scathing report that increases pressure on Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Apple's Beats buy joins tech and street-wise style

NEW YORK (AP) - Beats Electronics' colorful, oversized headphones serve as a fashion accessory to cool kids riding the New York City subway, but as tech companies such as Apple, Samsung and others are discovering, wearable gadgets like smartwatches and Google Glass still have a long way to go to become trendy, must-have consumer items.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: Too little info about youth concussions

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama called Thursday for more robust research into youth concussions, saying there remains deep uncertainty over both the scope of the troubling issue and the long-term impacts on young people.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, May 29, 2014

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May 29, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Hearing set in beating victim's case vs. Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Opening statements were expected to begin Thursday in a lawsuit brought by beating victim Bryan Stow against the Los Angeles Dodgers and its former owner, Frank McCourt.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calmer weather returns to California wildfire zone

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - Weather was expected to be friendlier for firefighters Thursday as they look to fully contain a Central California wildfire that led to the destruction of two homes.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


White and male, Google releases diversity data

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - In a groundbreaking disclosure, Google revealed how very white and male its workforce is - just 2 percent of its Googlers are black, 3 percent are Hispanic, and 30 percent are women.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California rampage shows gaps in mental health law

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Elliot Rodger's murderous rampage near Santa Barbara has tragically exposed the limitations of involuntary-commitment laws that allow authorities to temporarily confine people who are deemed a danger to themselves or others.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Voters in California contemplate forming new state

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Residents of California's largely rural, agrarian and politically conservative far northern counties long ago got used to feeling ignored in the state Capitol and out of sync with major urban areas.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, May 28, 2014

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May 29, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


US eyes training moderate Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday the U.S. will increase assistance to the Syrian opposition, opening the way for the likely training and possibly equipping of moderate rebels fighting to oust leader Bashar Assad.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


LeVar Burton makes a 'Reading Rainbow' plea

LOS ANGELES (AP) - LeVar Burton's fundraising effort to bring "Reading Rainbow" to the online masses is a by-the-book success.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Blackhawks beat Kings in 2OT to stay alive

CHICAGO (AP) - Michal Handzus scored at 2:04 of the second overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-4 in Game 5 on Wednesday night to stay alive in the Western Conference final.

May 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


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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


UPDATED: Colossus to close at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain's iconic roller coaster Colossus will close Aug. 16 after a 36-year run, officials at the Santa Clarita Valley theme park announced Tuesday.

June 03, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Currently Filming in SCV

Film and TV productions bring revenue and jobs to Santa Clarita. You might run into a film crew any day. Here are some productions that are currently shooting around town.

June 03, 2014 | Signal Staff | Local Business News


Hilltop Homes Preferred by Luxury Buyers

Even in a state with hundreds of miles of beautiful, sandy beaches, luxury home buyers in California preferred hilltop homes over ocean-front properties by a margin of four to one.

June 03, 2014 | By Nancy Starczyk | Business Columns


Two banks announce merger

California United Bank and 1st Enterprise Bank announced that they are planning to merge, according to CU Bancorp, the parent company of California United Bank.

June 03, 2014 | Signal Staff | Local Business News


Northern California voters consider secession

RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) - Voters in California's far northern counties weighed in Tuesday on whether to secede from the state in advisory measures that will gauge sentiment in a region long accustomed to feeling ignored by the Legislature and out of sync with the state's major cities.

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


SCV entrepreneurs learn tips from 'ole' pro

Well-known serial entrepreneur, software engineer, architect and manager, Ole Eichhorn spoke with Santa Clarita's startup community and tech accelerator group SCV Startup last Thursday.

June 03, 2014 | By Wyatt Thompson For The Signal | Local Business News


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