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Updated at 3:32 PM

BARSTOW — Police say they have received several different leads an they investigate a shooting that left a Barstow man dead earlier this week.Lt. Mike Hunter said the Barstow Police Department's detective division is actively investigating the city's first homicide of the year and is following up on every possible lead. But police have not pinpointed any suspects in the murder of Emmitt Burns.Burns, 19, was gunned down Monday night. He was pronounced dead after being...

Updated at 3:26 PM

APPLE VALLEY — Helen Thomas vividly remembers her special training flights from Big Bear to Barstow, without visibility and simply using flight instruments.Thomas, 93, said she was training how to fly a plane into an airport by...

Posted at 3:00 PM

A Delta flight coming in for a landing slipped off a snowy runway at New York's LaGuardia International Airport earlier this morning, skidding through a fence and coming to a stop near the edge of the East River.

Posted at 3:00 PM

A new draft counterterrorism law here is provoking unusually strong condemnation, from multinational companies trying to do business in China to domestic dissidents trying to stay out of jail and from global human rights groups to foreign health...

Updated at 1:23 PM

Iraq's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities says Islamic State militants "bulldozed" the Nimrud archaeological site near the northern city of Mosul using heavy military vehicles.

Posted at 2:05 PM

Apparently platinum is the new brunette.Not to be outdone by Kim Kardashian, who showed...

Updated at 12:13 PM

Winter could have at least one more blast for much of the U.S. after the late-season snow stops falling: Record low temperatures are in the forecast for dozens of cities.

Updated at 10:54 AM

A plane from Atlanta skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport while landing Thursday, crashing through a chain-link fence and coming to rest with its nose perilously close to the edge of an icy bay.

Updated at 10:36 AM

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.

Updated at 10:35 AM

BARSTOW — To stay within budget, but keeping quality in mind a city official presented a plan to the City Council of mixing and matching for the Henderson/Cameron area street improvements project.The City Council approved...

Posted at 10:00 AM

As much as I'd like to believe that we are capable of confining the ridiculous carnival that is a presidential election to a single calendar year, it's clear that the shooting galleries and Ferris wheels are already set up and open for business.

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