PALMDALE — Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials are investigating a collision Sunday night that resulted in the death of a passenger, one driver hospitalized and a second driver arrested.
Pernell Whitaker, an Olympic gold medalist and four-division champion who was regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters ever, has died after being hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55.
PATNA, India (AP) — After causing flooding and landslides in Nepal, three rivers are overflowing in northern India and submerging parts of Bihar state, killing at least 14 people, officials said Monday. Farther east, 17 others were killed by flooding in Assam and other states in India’s remo…
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Australian model was sentenced Monday in Los Angeles to community service and probation for slapping a flight attendant and going on an obscene tirade during a flight, with a federal judge saying he believed she was deeply remorseful and did not deserve fines or prison time.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed a law Monday requiring public schools to teach about the Holocaust and other genocides, responding to spikes in anti-Semitic incidents across the country.
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations threw their diplomatic weight behind the unraveling Iran nuclear deal on Monday, trying to rescue the pact from collapsing under U.S. pressure.
PALMDALE — Palmdale High School’s Solar Falcon Race Team finished the first day of racing Monday in the 2019 Solar Car Challenge in Forth Worth, Texas, with a setback for one of the team’s two cars, the Electric Falcon.
WASHINGTON — Kamala Harris bemoaned the influence of the powerful and connected elite last Tuesday when she called on top Justice Department officials to recuse themselves from any matter related to Jeffrey Epstein. She said their former law firm’s work on behalf of the financier accused of …
LOS ANGELES — Disturbing details were alleged Monday — over the repeated objections of defense attorneys — in the case against the spiritual head of a Mexico-based religious organization charged with rape and other sexual acts against children, as prosecutors sought to deny him bail.
PALMDALE — A driver who tried to beat a Metrolink train at the Avenue R crossing Monday morning escaped with only minor injuries, but his car was totaled after being hit by the southbound train.
BIG PINE — A woman found Monday after going missing from a remote campground in California’s White Mountains said she got lost when she was chased by a man with a knife, according to her family.
SALT LAKE CITY — A tech worker charged in the death of a Utah college student made his first court appearance Monday as friends of the slain woman held hands in the front row.
ROSAMOND — The Rosamond Municipal Advisory Council on Thursday will host representatives from EDF Renewables to present a proposed solar power project in the Rosamond area.
PALMDALE — Securing the water supply, whether from natural disasters such as earthquakes or more man-made dangers, is an important job for the Palmdale Water District and one that proved robust during the recent quakes.
WASHINGTON — Starkly injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Donald Trump said Sunday that four congresswomen of color should go back to the “broken and crime infested” countries they came from, ignoring the fact that all of the women are American citizens and three…
Colin A. Palmer, a historian who broadened the understanding of the African diaspora, showing that the American slave trade was only one part of a phenomenon that spanned centuries and influenced cultures worldwide, died on June 20 in Kingston, Jamaica. He was 75.
Elka Gilmore, an innovative West Coast chef who helped redefine fusion cuisine in the 1990s, died on July 6 in San Francisco. She was 59.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leaders led a rally in Moscow of about 1,000 people Sunday to protest the city election commission’s decision that will keep several opposition candidates off the ballot in a local election.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke says he was recently given documents showing that both he and his wife are descended from people who owned slaves.
TEHRAN, Iran — The Farsi caption has unfurled across the black screen of a channel of Iranian state television every night for days now, promising viewers that what they are about to witness is “based on a real case.”
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators say Chevron has not done enough to stop a massive oil spill that dumped about 800,000 gallons of crude oil and water into a Kern County canyon, and they want the company to take further action to halt the flow.
BOISE, Idaho — Shane Del Grosso spent some 30 summers crossing smoke-shrouded mountains and forests to fight increasingly devastating wildfires in the U.S. West.
FRESNO (AP) — An elementary school superintendent in Central California says he allowed a janitor to wear a mask and carry a fake gun during an active shooter drill to “make sure this was realistic.”
Toxic lake in Siberia has become selfie sensation MOSCOW (AP) — Residents of a city in Siberia don’t need to fly off to tropical locales for picturesque selfies taken by pristine turquoise waters. Thousands of Novosibirsk residents — ranging from scantily clad women to newlyweds — have been busy instagramming near a bright blue lake nicknamed the “Siberian Maldives.” The lake is blue, however, due to a chemical reaction between toxic waste elements from a local power station. Environmentalists are warning people against coming into contact
MOSCOW (AP) — Residents of a city in Siberia don’t need to fly off to tropical locales for picturesque selfies taken by pristine turquoise waters. Thousands of Novosibirsk residents — ranging from scantily clad women to newlyweds — have been busy instagramming near a bright blue lake nicknam…
LABCASTER — The Lancaster Plannning Commission today will consider a conditional use permit for a 14,392 square-foot church at the southeast corner of Challenger Way and Lancaster Boulevard.
CALIFORNIA CITY — The City Council is seeking applications from residents interested in serving on the Council, filling the seat vacated last month by Councilwoman Tami Johnson.
LANCASTER — Antelope Valley College’s governing Board approved a memorandum of understanding between the AV Community College District and the Antelope Valley College Federation of Classified Employees in regard to the college’s use of electric surveillance systems, including closed-circuit …
PALMDALE — The City Council on July 9 agreed to annex the area slated to be developed as the next phase of the Ana Verde development into the existing community facilities district, expanding the number of homeowners that will be paying into the district used to fund infrastructure improvements.
PALMDALE — Jackie Anderson came from Littlerock with her daughter Pepper, 17, who recently graduated from Knight High School and will be voting for the first time next year. Laurielle Stewart, a Palmdale School District teacher, brought her teenaged daughter as well.
Fernando Corbató, whose work on computer time-sharing in the 1960s helped pave the way for the personal computer, as well as the computer password, died Friday at a nursing home in Newburyport, Massachusetts. He was 93.
OTTAWA, Ontario — As bombings and attacks rocked the African nation of Somalia in recent years, Canadian-Somali journalist Hodan Nalayeh found what she believed was a higher calling: Showcasing the hidden beauty of her homeland.
HAVANA — The first train using new equipment from China pulled out of Havana Saturday, hauling excited passengers on the start of a 516-mile journey to the eastern end of the island as the government tries to overhaul the country’s aging and decrepit rail system.
PALMDALE — Palmdale High School’s Solar Falcon Race Team’s Helios Falcon has passed all eight of the required qualifying stations at the 2019 Solar Car Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas, needing only two of the three allotted days.
PALMDALE (CNS) — Two men were in custody Saturday on suspicion of attacking a man who used a samurai sword to defend himself, then deputies who were called to the scene.
NEW ORLEANS — Barry rolled into the Louisiana coast Saturday, flooding highways, forcing people to scramble to rooftops and dumping heavy rain that could test the levees and pumps that were bolstered after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — At the center of Jeffrey Epstein’s secluded New Mexico ranch sits a sprawling residence the financier built decades ago — complete with plans for a 4,000-square-foot courtyard, a living room roughly the size of the average American home and a nearby private airplane runway.
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — The seventh bull run of this year’s San Fermin festival took place Saturday without any runners being gored, health authorities in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona said.
BAGHDAD (AP) — The European Union supports an Iraqi proposal to hold a regional conference amid rising tensions between the United States and Iran, the group’s foreign policy chief said Saturday.
BEND, Ore. (AP) — A fossil jawbone misidentified for 50 years turns out to belong to a bone-crushing mammal and is the first to be found in the Northwest, scientists said.
Vice President Mike Pence played down reports of overcrowding and unsanitary conditions at two migrant detention centers in Texas he visited Friday, but he acknowledged the gravity of the humanitarian crisis unfolding along the southwestern border. Journalists covering Pence observed nearly …