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Rim Fire now California's fourth largest

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - The wildfire burning in and around Yosemite National Park has become the fourth-largest conflagration in modern California history, fire officials said Sunday as clouds and higher humidity helped crews further contain the biggest blaze in the United States this year.

September 02, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


David Frost, known for Nixon interview, dies at 74

LONDON (AP) - David Frost had sparred with Richard Nixon for hours, recording a series of interviews with the former president three years after he stepped down in disgrace over Watergate. But as the sessions drew to a close, Frost realized he still lacked something: an acknowledgement by Nixon that he had been wrong.

September 02, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


The least laboring of days

Hey, it's Labor Day, everybody. Woo-hoo. Okay, we're partying now. Throw your arms in the air and wave them like you just don't care. Blow up some balloons. Tap a keg. Rip open a bag of chips. Because this isn't a champagne and caviar kind of thing. This is the very definition of blue collar. If collars be worn at all.

September 02, 2013 | Will Durst Commentary | Columnists


The paradox of climate change

One of the things that I find remarkable is how inwardly focused and self-absorbed young people are today. Wow - I'm starting to sound like Uncle Earl.

September 02, 2013 | Steve Lunetta Right About Now | Columnists


Change coming to GOP campaign debates

"They're really thinking outside the box," says one well-connected source of the Republican National Committee's effort to reform its system of presidential primary debates. "They're looking at everything."

September 02, 2013 | Byron York Commentary | Columnists


James Shields could be key to Royals' playoff hopes

TORONTO (AP) - The Kansas City Royals won't have much hope in the wild-card race without a strong September from veteran pitcher James Shields.

September 01, 2013 | Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


TMC Insider: A week full of winning

Last week, The Master's College women's soccer team posted a 5-2 victory over Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University on the road in Prescott, Arizona, volleyball went 3-0 at the 2013 ASICS/Wyndham Labor Day Classic, and the men and women's cross country programs learned that they will start the 2013 season ranked amongst the NAIA's top 10 teams.

September 01, 2013 | By Mike Crawford For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Notable Santa Clarita Valley natural disasters

Jan. 18, 1862: Heavy rainfall washes out the cement-walled road through the Newhall Pass, stranding the Santa Clarita Valley without access to the south.

September 01, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Musician turns 9/11 survivor stories into song

NEW YORK (AP) - A dozen years after 9/11, an American musician has turned memories of grief into survivor songs - some of them surprisingly joyous.

September 01, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Dodgers beat Padres to complete 3-game sweep

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Zack Greinke allowed one run over seven innings, Yasiel Puig homered in the sixth and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.

September 01, 2013 | Associated Press | Dodgers/Angels


Measles cases put Texas megachurch under scrutiny

NEWARK, Texas (AP) - The teachings of televangelist Kenneth Copeland and his family focusing on the virtues of trusting God to keep healthy are under scrutiny after a cluster of measles cases linked to his family's North Texas megachurch revealed many congregants hadn't been vaccinated against the highly contagious disease.

September 01, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Landmark gay marriage hearing approaches in Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - For two months, an elected court clerk in the Philadelphia suburbs has been giving something to same-sex couples they have not been able to get anywhere else: a Pennsylvania marriage license.

September 01, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope announces day of fasting for peace for Syria

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis on Sunday condemned the use of chemical weapons, but he called for a negotiated settlement of the civil war in Syria, and announced he would lead a worldwide day of fasting and prayer for peace there on Sept. 7.

September 01, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Iranian exiles report deaths in Iraq camp

BAGHDAD (AP) - Deadly violence erupted at a disputed Iranian exile camp inside Iraq early Sunday, leaving international observers scrambling to determine the cause of the bloodshed and the number of casualties.

September 01, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jury hears of Jackson's friendships with doctors

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For Michael Jackson, a trip to the doctor's office sometimes wasn't just paying a visit to a health care provider. It was paying a visit to a trusted friend.

September 01, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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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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