WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. factory orders rose strongly in July on the biggest jump in demand for autos in more than eight years and a surge in commercial airplane orders. The increase suggests supply chain disruptions created by the Japan crisis are easing.
Law enforcement agents and community members gathered in Stevenson Ranch on Wednesday to remember a fallen sheriff's deputy who died 10 years ago.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors authorized $21 million in loans from three Santa Clarita Valley road projects to complete the funding of a freeway interchange at Highway 126 and Commerce Center Drive.
Realtors are pushing multiple proposals that could strengthen the residential-housing market, speed its recovery and help current owners working to keep or sell their home.
A ninth rabid bat has been found in the Santa Clarita Valley this year, according to a Health Deparment website.
Chris Clark announced Wednesday that he's stepping down as executive director of the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA.
Local community college students who are enrolled in construction, construction management or computer-aided design programs can apply for a scholarship through Klassen Corporation.
Law enforcement agents and community members gathered in Stevenson Ranch today to honor the 10-year anniversary of the death of a local sheriff's deputy.
Newsweek/The Daily Beast has ranked California Institute of the Arts in Valencia as the No. 1 art school in the country, according to the list released this week.
The Santa Clarita Valley Committee on Aging has named Rachelle Dardeau as the new executive director of the SCV Senior Center.
Angeles National Forest officials will increase the fire-danger level from "high" to "very high" on Thursday to remind the public that fire-risk conditions are rising with hotter weather and drier local vegetation.
After a decade of planning and growth, Trinity Classical Academy leaders have achieved their goal of becoming a K-12 private Christian school.
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Don Fleming has been appointed co-chairman of the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. Fleming had been serving on the SCVEDC's executive committee as vice-chair.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs are back in the NBA Finals, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-107 in overtime on Saturday night in Game 6 to set up a rematch with the Miami Heat.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hanley Ramirez homered twice, drove in five runs and scored four times, tying career highs in all three categories and leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 12-2 rout of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Another prominent Republican gathering, more evidence of the dueling legacies of President Ronald Reagan overhanging the party as it tries to widen its reach and avoid extending its presidential losing streak in 2016.
HONOLULU (AP) - Before Apollo astronauts went to the moon, they went to Hawaii to train on the Big Island's lunar landscapes.
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NEW YORK (AP) - A new arena version of "Jesus Christ Superstar" starring punk legend John "Johnny Rotten" Lydon and Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child has abruptly canceled its 54-city tour just days before its launch in New Orleans.
New rules issued by CIF State will limit practice time across the board for high school athletics, but local coaches don't expect much of an impact going forward.
FRAIJANES, Guatemala (AP) - For years, Hernan Argueta's small plot of coffee plants seemed immune to the fungus spreading elsewhere in Central America. The airborne disease that strikes coffee plants, flecking their leaves with spots and causing them to wither and fall off, failed to do much damage in the cooler elevations of Guatemala's mountains.
ISLAMABAD (AP) - Taliban fighters attacked several Pakistani military posts along the Afghan border Saturday, sparking an hourslong gun battle that included Pakistan launching airstrikes into Afghanistan, authorities said. Pakistan said soldiers killed 16 militants, while Afghan officials said the airstrikes killed five civilians.
A $40 million settlement has been completed that will pay college football and basketball players dating to 2003 for the use of their likenesses in NCAA-branded videogames.
VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The American man who launched a suicide bombing against Syrian government troops grew up in Central Florida and attended several colleges in the state before dropping out and moving abroad.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters are alarmed by a string of corruption scandals in Sacramento, but most feel any wrongdoing is not widespread, a poll indicated Saturday.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Hall of Fame golfer Phil Mickelson confirms that FBI agents investigating insider trading approached him after a round at the Memorial tournament. He says he is cooperating and has done nothing wrong.
Nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria. A pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by her family for marrying the man she loved. Widespread rape in many war zones. And in California, a murderous rampage by a disturbed young man who had depicted sorority members as a prime target.