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A one-way ticket to Mars

SALT LAKE CITY - Ken Sullivan, one of just over 1,000 candidates still being considered for a settlement mission to Mars, says he's willing to make sacrifices for the one-way trip.

January 13, 2014 | By Morgan Jacobsen Deseret News | Hot Topics


Controversy plagues school mental health screening

MIAMI (AP) - After his father was diagnosed with cancer, a 15-year-old Champaign, Ill., teen started skipping school, erupting in angry outbursts, yelling at teachers and punching holes in walls or retreating to his room paralyzed by an overwhelming sadness.

January 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Will marriage solve the poverty crisis in America?

"For millions of Americans in poverty, the American dream doesn't seem reachable, and that's unacceptable" U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said in a video released to his YouTube channel on Jan. 5. The video, which was made in anticipation of the fiftieth anniversary of Lyndon B. Johnson's delaration of the War on Poverty, caused quite a stir because of Rubio's pronouncement that it's time to "declare big government's War on Poverty a failure."

January 13, 2014 | By J.J. Feinauer Deseret News | Hot Topics


Grim YouTube video strikes a chord

The New Zealand Transport Agency posted a one-minute ad created by Clemenger BBDO on Jan. 5 as part of a campaign that "encourages the audience to be conscious of other road users and to choose a safer speed that factors in the chance for human error," according to nzta.govt.nz.

January 13, 2014 | By Emily Eyring Deseret News | Hot Topics


Protecting yourself in light of Target breach

In light of the news that 70 million people were affected by the Target data breach this question is as relevant as ever.

January 13, 2014 | By Erik Raymond Deseret News | Hot Topics


'Selfie Police' fine friends for charity

PROVO, Utah - Selfie picture takers beware: the Selfie Police have put you on notice.

January 13, 2014 | By Natalie Crofts Deseret News Service | Hot Topics


'Octomom' charged with welfare fraud in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nadya Suleman, who gained fame as "Octomom" after giving birth to eight babies, has been charged with welfare fraud after failing to report $30,000 in earnings while she collected public assistance, authorities said Monday.

January 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


100-year-old negatives show stranded Antarctic explorers

SALT LAKE CITY - After painstakingly restoring a stack of negatives stuck together, conservationists say they have restored a host of never-before-seen images from an historical expedition to Antarctica a century ago.

January 13, 2014 | By Celeste Tholen Rosenlof Deseret News Service | Hot Topics


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, Jan. 13, 2014

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January 13, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


N.J. Democrats intensify Christie scandal inquiry

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Democrats in New Jersey sharpened their aim at Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Monday, forming special legislative committees to explore the role politics played in traffic jams last fall and announcing that the investigation has grown into an abuse of power probe.

January 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ban on tap water lifted in W. Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The ban on tap water for parts of West Virginia was lifted on Monday, ending a crisis for a fraction of the 300,000 people who were told not to drink, wash or cook with water after a chemical spill tainted the water supply.

January 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Southwest flight lands at wrong Missouri airport

A Southwest Airlines flight bound for the main airport in Branson, Mo., instead touched down at a much smaller nearby airfield that gave the pilots only half as much room to stop.

January 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US stocks are little changed; Lululemon drops

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks were mixed on Monday as investors wait for the pace of company earnings reports to pick up this week. Energy stocks fell as the price of oil declined.

January 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tina Fey and Amy Poehler: Golden as Globes hosts

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler took the gold again.

January 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Swedish doctors transplant wombs into 9 women

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Nine women in Sweden have successfully received transplanted wombs donated from relatives and will soon try to become pregnant, the doctor in charge of the pioneering project has revealed.

January 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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SCV Sheriff's team saves suicidal man from jumping off cliff

On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at approximately 10:05am deputies assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station received a call for service regarding a 42-year-old male who was possibly suicidal. A short time later, the man's vehicle was located (parked) at Sierra Highway and Newhall Avenue. Deputies had reason to believe the man was now traveling on foot headed into an off road / rural area to possibly commit suicide.

January 16, 2014 | Deputy Joshua Dubin SCV Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Senate approaches final OK of $1.1T spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress edged Thursday toward granting final approval to a $1.1 trillion package financing federal agencies this year, a bipartisan compromise that all but banishes the specter of an election-year government shutdown and underscores lawmakers' fatigue with budget battles.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistan: Musharraf advised to move to US hospital

ISLAMABAD (AP) - A lawyer representing Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf in his high treason trial said Thursday that his client needs to go to the U.S. for further medical treatment following a heart scare.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Recidivism fell before prison realignment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's recidivism rate dropped in the years before Gov. Jerry Brown's realignment law took effect, even though six of every 10 offenders returned to prison, the corrections department said in a report released Wednesday.

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


"American Hustle," "Gravity" lead Oscar race

The con-artist comedy "American Hustle and the 3-D space odyssey "Gravity" lead the Academy Awards with 10 nominations each, including nods for best picture.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cher Gilmore: Ignorance is not bliss

Fracking has captured the headlines recently, but another, less well-known technique for extracting oil trapped in rock cavities deep underground is increasingly being used in California and is an even bigger threat to health and the environment.

January 16, 2014 | By Cher Gilmore | Columnists


More praise for fracking

I'd like to applaud Sue Hartman's Jan. 10 column in The Signal ("Fracking for a prosperous California") regarding the benefits of fracking. And I'd like to add a couple of thoughts.

January 16, 2014 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


A tale of two scandals

Political pundits have put Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton as the front runners for the next president. Let's compare how the two have handled themselves in the face of recent scandals.

January 16, 2014 | By Gil Mertz Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV Chamber honors local heroes

This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.

March 31, 2013 | By Terri Crain President, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce | Business & Real Estate


County supervisor to speak at SCV Chamber State of the County luncheon

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will address the Santa Clarita Valley business and community leaders on May 1 at the fifth annual State of the County Luncheon.

March 31, 2013 | By Terri Crain President, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce | Business & Real Estate


Busting misconceptions about investor perceptions

We all know that perception often influences our decisions, yet we catch ourselves and become reminded that what we perceive isn't always what's really going on. With the constant barrage of information available in today's 24/7 world, it's important to not get caught up in the day-to-day market volatility and news headlines. That daily hype doesn't always dovetail with what Wells Fargo Advisors top strategists are observing in the financial marketplace.

March 31, 2013 | By LuzAnna Malec Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Advisors | Banking & Finance


Bayless leads community in industry, growth

Bayless is…

March 31, 2013 | By Andrea McAfee Controller, Bayless Engineering | Industry


Hart School District aims to make every graduate’s post-secondary dream a reality

With everything from nationally ranked academic programs to effective career education opportunities and college placement services, Hart district students are afforded every opportunity to excel in an increasingly competitive academic environment.

March 31, 2013 | For The Signal | Education


Santa Clarita homebuyers find many advantages with Pardee Homes and Fair Oaks Ranch

Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.

March 31, 2013 | For The Signal | Business & Real Estate


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