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Urban streets named for MLK still struggle

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing providers and liquor stores.

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Monday

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

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Tom Purcell: Little nuns vs. Goliath

It's a story about how freedom is all.

January 20, 2014 | By Tom Purcell Commentary | Columnists


Joe Gandelman: Don’t count Chris Christie out (yet)

People waiting to get New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's last pound of flesh may have a long wait, and not for the obvious reason.

January 20, 2014 | By Joe Gandelman Independent's Eye | Columnists


Byron York: Jobs should stay in focus

There was a lot to talk about when House Speaker John Boehner appeared before reporters recently for the first time since the holiday break. There are continuing fights over Obamacare. Immigration reform. Appropriations bills. The debt ceiling. The Democratic push for the president's "inequality agenda."

January 20, 2014 | By Byron York Commentary | Columnists


Teen charged as adult in Philly school shooting

Police charged a boy with aggravated assault and related crimes on Saturday in connection with a shooting that wounded two students inside a Philadelphia high school gymnasium, but released a second boy from custody without charging him.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


TMC hoops starts league off right

The Master's College men's and women's basketball team opened conference play with strong starts, while Mustang baseball swept Simpson University in the squad's season-opening series.

January 19, 2014 | By Mike Crawford For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Broncos to play on Super Bowl Sunday

DENVER (AP) - Peyton Manning stuffed the football into his helmet and handed it to an equipment man for safekeeping.

January 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Seahawks heading to Super Bowl

SEATTLE (AP) - Russell Wilson threw a 35-yard touchdown pass on fourth down and Seattle's top-ranked defense forced two late turnovers, lifting the Seahawks into their second Super Bowl with a 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC championship Sunday.

January 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won't work

WASHINGTON (AP) - A chief element of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress' intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede control of how Americans' phone records are stored.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Russian President Putin links gays to pedophiles

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Yet he defended Russia's anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and said Russia needs to "cleanse" itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Legislative deadline nears for hundreds of bills

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of bills that failed to pass the Legislature last year face an end-of-the-month deadline to gain initial support, including measures affecting gun owners, the oil industry and farm laborers.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obama fuels reform on some but not all NSA spying

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's orders to change some U.S. surveillance practices put the burden on Congress to deal with a national security controversy that has alarmed Americans and outraged foreign allies. Yet he avoided major action on the practice of sweeping up billions of phone, email and text messages from across the globe.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Unions protest Postal Service outlets at Staples

WASHINGTON (AP) - The opening of Postal Service retail centers in dozens of Staples stores around the country is being met with threats of protests and boycotts by the agency's unions.

January 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA to receive list of possibly dangerous buildings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Researchers have decided to hand the city of Los Angeles a list of older concrete buildings, some of which may be prone to collapse during a strong earthquake.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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'Eggstravaganza' draws crowd to Central Park

Hours of preparation came down to a 90-second mad dash during the annual "Eggstravaganza" Easter egg hunt Saturday at Central Park.

April 19, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


13th body pulled from Everest avalanche

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.

April 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


National energy boom blurs political battle lines

DENVER (AP) - The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country.

April 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sharing real Easter message with military servicemen

For men and women serving in the military, the small gift of a care package can mean the world.

April 19, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Churches offer unique Easter celebrations

Worshiping in the wee morning hours as the sun rises, listening to gentle melodies played by French horns, celebrating with praise music, deep reflection, champagne or watching little ones hunt for eggs – however you prefer to spend your time on Easter, churches across Santa Clarita offer something for everyone.

April 19, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Getzlaf leads Ducks past Stars in Game 2

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist while wearing a facemask over his lacerated jaw, Corey Perry scored his first playoff goal in three years, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.

April 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Valencia baseball caps a big week with win

Valencia Vikings baseball may end up looking back at this week as a jumping-off point toward a big finish in the Foothill League.

April 18, 2014 | By Dan Agnew Signal Assistant Sports Editor | SCV Prep Sports


Hart baseball stays in Foothill League lead

In its first two wins against the Canyon Cowboys this season, the Hart Indians scored a total of five runs.

April 18, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Closures for I-5 Truck Lanes Project

Santa Clarita - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below as part of a project that is constructing truck lanes on I-5 between Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14).

April 18, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


State ups water allocations to 5 percent

Farmers and state water contractors who depend on the State Water Project - including the Santa Clarita Valley's water wholesaler - will receive slightly more than nothing from the project this year, state officials said Friday.

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


UPDATE: Palmdale man sentenced to prison for Newhall bank robbery

A Palmdale man convicted of robbing a Newhall bank last May was sentenced to at least seven decades in state prison this week, court officials said Friday.

April 18, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rollover in Valencia on Friday

A Chevrolet Tahoe rolled over in a collision Friday at Valencia Boulevard and Rockwell Canyon Road in Valencia.

April 18, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia man, alleged Armenian Power gang leader, among those convicted in racketeering conspiracy

A 38-year-old Valencia man and leader in the Armenian Power gang could face almost 1,000 years in federal prison after being convicted on 57 criminal counts, officials with the U.S. Attorney's office said this week.

April 18, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man sentenced in USC shooting that wounded 4

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for a shooting that wounded four people outside a Halloween party on the University of Southern California campus in 2012.

April 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


FBI: Suspect in 1976 killings has LA-area roots

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former diplomat on the FBI's Most Wanted list suspected of bludgeoning five family members to death with a hammer nearly 40 years ago in Maryland has Southern California roots and may be in the region, authorities said.

April 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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