featured
  • 0

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX completed the last big test of its crew capsule before launching astronauts in the next few months, mimicking an emergency escape shortly after liftoff Sunday.

  • 0

Jimmy Heath, a tenor saxophonist whose sharp and lively compositions became part of the midcentury jazz canon — and who found new prominence in middle age as a co-leader of a popular band with his two brothers — died Sunday in Loganville, Georgia. He was 93.

  • 0

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gov. Wanda Vázquez fired the heads of Puerto Rico’s housing and family departments Sunday in the latest fallout over the discovery of a warehouse filled with emergency supplies dating from Hurricane Maria.

  • 0

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence gave a speech Sunday in remembrance of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at a church service in Tennessee.

  • 0

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Iranian official leading the investigation into the Ukrainian jetliner that was accidentally shot down by the Revolutionary Guard appeared to backtrack Sunday on plans to send the flight recorders abroad for analysis, a day after saying they would be sent to Kyiv.

  • 0

LANCASTER — Volunteers raked leaves, tilled the soil and repaired planter boxes Saturday morning at the Elm Avenue Community Garden near downtown as part of a series of community service events dedicated to preserve the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • 0

MANTECA, Calif. — A school bus driver is on administrative leave after elementary school students said she drove in circles and over curbs during a scary ride home last week, according to a news report.

  • 0

CALIFORNIA CITY — Two Planning Commissioners took the oath of office Jan. 14, bringing the Commission back to full membership after months of effort to fill two vacancies.

  • 0

ROSAMOND — Rosamond’s community pool at Jim Williford Park will be open to the public this summer for the first time in three years, Kern County officials assured residents Thursday.

  • Updated
  • 0

LANCASTER — Former Antelope Valley Union High School District General Counsel Bridget Cook is the interim general counsel for Antelope Valley Community College District.

  • Updated
  • 0

HOUSTON  — The U.S. government says it will deport a Honduran mother and her two sick children, both of whom are currently hospitalized, to Guatemala as soon as it can get them medically cleared to travel, according to court documents and the family’s advocates.

  • 0

CHICAGO — Days after President Donald Trump killed an Iranian general and said he was sending more soldiers to the Middle East, about 100 protesters stood on a pedestrian bridge over Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive with an illuminated sign that read “No War in Iran.”

  • 0

PORTLAND, Ore. — A federal appeals court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by 21 young people who claimed the U.S. government’s climate policies and reliance on fossil fuels harms them, jeopardizes their future and violates their constitutional rights, potentially dealing a fatal blow to a long-…

  • 0

LOS ANGELES — Thousands of women attended the fourth annual Women’s March LA: Women Rising on Saturday in downtown Los Angeles to demand the next president have a clear agenda to advance women’s rights.

  • 0

LONDON — Goodbye, your royal highnesses. Hello, life as — almost — ordinary civilians.

  • 0

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — People in a southern Puerto Rico city discovered a warehouse filled with water, cots and other unused emergency supplies, then set off a social media uproar Saturday when they broke in to retrieve goods as the area struggles to recover from a strong earthquake.

  • 0

EDWARDS AFB —The opening of today’s National Football Conference championship football game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara will have a bit of flair, thanks to airman and aircraft from Edwards Air Force Base.

  • 0

EL TERRÓN, Panama (AP) — Bibles rest on a wooden altar next to percussion instruments — a guiro and a drum — in the room where a religious sect allegedly forced a pregnant woman and five of her children to walk through fire in this remote hamlet.

  • 0

LANCASTER — The Lancaster Sheriff’s Station will accept applications for the LASD Explorer Program through Feb. 7.

  • 0

NEW YORK — Three U.S. airports will screen passengers arriving from central China for a new virus that has sickened dozens, killed two and prompted worries about an international outbreak, health officials said Friday.

  • 0

LOS ANGELES — Thousands of people attended Saturday’s sixth annual OneLife LA in downtown Los Angeles, billed by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles as a celebration of the beauty and dignity of every human life from conception to natural death.

  • 0

LANCASTER — It appears the City of Lancaster’s April 14 municipal election is set with four candidates for two City Council seats and three candidates for mayor.

  • 0

SACRAMENTO — California increased its efforts Friday to keep the federal government from allowing oil and gas drilling on more than 1 million acres of public land, suing to block the Trump administration from issuing new permits in the central part of the state.

  • Updated
  • 0

One of the two other co-defendants in former Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford’s criminal corruption case pleaded guilty to one count of misappropriation of public funds and was sentenced to two years probation on Thursday, according to Los Angeles Superior Court records.

  • Updated
  • 0

GREENBELT, Md. — A former Canadian Armed Forces reservist and two other men who authorities say are linked to a violent white supremacist group were arrested Thursday, just days before they were believed to be headed to a pro-gun rally in Virginia’s capital.

  • 0

OAKLAND — Hospital giant Kaiser Permanente and insurer Blue Shield of California on Friday pledged $45 million to a new state fund aimed at getting people off the streets.

  • 0

LOS ANGELES — Four teachers from a Los Angeles-area school sued Delta Air Lines on Friday, saying they were exposed to jet fuel when a plane with engine trouble dumped its fuel over a densely populated area, including several schools, while making an emergency return to the airport.

  • 0

LANCASTER — Antelope Valley Union High School District’s Board of Education met for the first time in more than a month Thursday night, and it was business as usual for the four-member Board — meaning nothing got done.

  • 0

PALMDALE — The City Council on Tuesday gave the go-ahead for an apartment development with nearly one-third of the units set aside for low-income housing.

  • 0

Dear Heloise: Is there a universally accepted hand signal to say “thank you” to drivers who do you a kindness? When a driver slows down and allows me to merge into a lane of traffic, I am grateful. I wave my open hand high back and forth.

  • 0

Sentencing was delayed Friday for a man convicted of killing a family of four and burying their bodies in the California desert after the defendant made a lengthy, unsuccessful bid to fire his attorney and have his conviction thrown out.

  • 0

MOJAVE — Kern County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Lancaster man for attempted murder after he allegedly ran his vehicle into a pedestrian intentionally in Mojave on Thursday.

  • 0

LOS ANGELES — A former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy who falsely claimed he was shot outside the Lancaster sheriff’s station, prompting an hours-long dragnet in search of a non-existent shooter, was released on bond Friday following his arrest the day before.

  • 0

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Wednesday expanding the definition of terrorism under state law in response to last month’s fatal attack on a kosher market in Jersey City.