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Aging in the workplace

Senior citizens are working at a higher rate than ever before, staying employed past retirement age and keeping active throughout their golden years.

May 19, 2014 | By Nancy Angel Signal Staff Writer | Senior Living


James Shields resumes hot streak with win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Gordon went 4 for 4 with a pair of three-run homers and a career-high six RBIs as the Kansas City Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-6 on Sunday.

May 18, 2014 | Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


Jackson hologram debuts at Billboard Awards

A hologram of Michael Jackson made its debut Sunday at the Billboard Music Awards, mirroring the late King of Pop's signature slick dance moves as some members of the audience became emotional.

May 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


The Bird Hospital

Children and animals walk hand in hand. American Indians often venerated their kinship with animals with totems. Kids don't need wooden carvings; they simply treasure their furry comrades (or feathered in this case).

May 18, 2014 | By Bill Lyons Saugus Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


1950s crooner Jerry Vale dies in California at 83

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jerry Vale, the beloved crooner known for his high-tenor voice and romantic songs in the 1950s and early 1960s, has died. He was 83.

May 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Max Homa gets first professional win

GREER, S.C. (AP) - Valencia High School graduate Max Homa won the BMW Charity Pro-Am on Sunday for his first Web.Com Tour title, closing with an 8-under 63 at Thornblade Club for a one-stroke victory over Jonathan Randolph.

May 18, 2014 | Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


AT&T agrees to buy DirecTV in $48.5B deal

DALLAS (AP) - AT&T Inc. on Sunday agreed to buy satellite TV provider DirecTV for $48.5 billion, or $95 per share, a move that gives telecommunications company a larger base of video subscribers and increases its ability to compete against rivals.

May 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Blackhawks get past Kings in Game 1

CHICAGO (AP) - Corey Crawford is playing so well right now that nothing seems to bother him. When the Chicago Blackhawks had a goal waved off in the second period Sunday, Crawford picked up the slack for his disappointed teammates.

May 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


SpaceX Dragon returns to Earth from space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The commercial cargo ship Dragon returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Sunday, bringing back nearly 2 tons of science experiments and old equipment for NASA.

May 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Bradley Wiggins wins Amgen Tour

THOUSAND OAKS (AP) - Bradley Wiggins of Britain won the Tour of California on Sunday after holding the lead for the final week.

May 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Possible problem in Triple Crown bid

BALTIMORE (AP) - California Chrome might abandon his Triple Crown bid if New York officials do not allow the colt to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes.

May 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rogue Libyan general's troops attack parliament

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - Forces loyal to a rogue Libyan general attacked the country's parliament Sunday, forcing lawmakers to flee an assault his spokesman said targeted Islamists there who protect the extremist militias now plaguing the nation.

May 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


To censor or not to censor

The graduating class of 2014 has seen several college commencement speakers cancel due to student opposition, sparking a debate over whether it is right, or necessary, to censor these speakers.

May 18, 2014 | By Bethan Owen Deseret News | Hot Topics


Report: 24 detained in Turkish mine disaster probe

ISTANBUL (AP) - Two dozen people, including company executives, have been detained as Turkish officials investigate the mining disaster that killed 301 people, a domestic news agency reported Sunday.

May 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Record Balkan floods lead to Bosnia landslides

SARAJEVO, Bosnia (AP) - Landslides triggered by unprecedented rains in Bosnia have left hundreds of people homeless, officials said Sunday, while thousands more have fled their homes in neighboring Croatia and Serbia as Balkan countries battle the region's worst flooding since modern records began.

May 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Iraq says it seizes Mosul Dam; militants deny it

BAGHDAD (AP) - Backed by U.S. airstrikes, Iraqi and Kurdish forces on Monday wrested back control of the country's largest dam from Islamic militants, a military spokesman in Baghdad said, as fighting was reported to be underway for the rest of the strategic complex.

August 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Campers flee from Southern California wildfire

GLENDORA (AP) - A wildfire in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles has forced the evacuation of 200 people from a campground and recreational areas.

August 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Police shooting draws protesters from near, far

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Protesters who have for days lined a busy suburban St. Louis street not far from the place where a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager have walked from nearby apartments, driven from neighboring communities and flown in from states hundreds of miles away. Some are young parents carrying infants. Others, college students. Retirees. Professionals taking a break from their jobs.

August 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


County libraries to restore service hours

Beginning Sept. 2, the Los Angeles County public library system is restoring service hours at branches where they were cut in 2009-2010, officials announced.

August 18, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Beta marriages’ give institution a trial run

As divorce rates remain high and marriage rates low, some suggest rethinking the institution and proposing trial runs, which would allow spouses to end their marriage without a divorce after two years if they aren't satisfied.

August 18, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tommy Milone has tough start for Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Saugus High graduate Tommy Milone's second start with Minnesota fell apart in a hurry.

August 17, 2014 | Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


Dodgers lose to complete Brewers' sweep

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Dodgers were trying to avoid getting swept in a three-game series for the first time this season. Dan Haren was attempting to win three consecutive starts for the first time in over a year.

August 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Ukraine says troops entered rebel-held city

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Army troops have penetrated deep inside a rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine in what could prove a breakthrough development in the four-month-long conflict, the Ukrainian government said Sunday.

August 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Liberia: Ebola spread fears rise as clinic looted

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital's largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for suspected patients and took items including blood-stained sheets and mattresses.

August 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police deploy tear gas to impose Ferguson curfew

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The first night of a state-imposed curfew in Ferguson, Missouri, ended with tear gas and seven arrests, after police dressed in riot gear used armored vehicles to disperse defiant protesters who refused to leave a St. Louis suburb where a black, unarmed teen had been shot by a white police officer a week earlier.

August 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


No charges to be filed against fake TSA agent

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors say no criminal charges will be filed against a man accused of posing as a Transportation Security Administration agent and privately screening two women at the San Francisco International Airport.

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


Official: Amish girls sexually abused in abduction

CANTON, N.Y. (AP) - Two young Amish sisters were sexually abused after their abduction from a roadside farm stand in northern New York, a prosecutor said Saturday.

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


Teen gunman deemed not a high threat

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) - A teen who fatally shot another student at his suburban Denver high school last year had been deemed "not a high-level of threat" after shouting a death threat against his debate coach three months earlier, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

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


Huge crowds greet pope at martyr beatification

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Pope Francis beatified 124 Korean martyrs on Saturday, telling hundreds of thousands of people who turned out for his open-air Mass that their ancestors' willingness to die rather than renounce their faith two centuries ago was a model for Asian missionaries today.

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


The demons within

Although I was never a fan of Robin Williams, I am sad to hear that he has died - and from his own hand.

August 17, 2014 | By Robert W. Burton Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


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