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NKorea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) " North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of "tactical guided weapon," its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiations.The test, which didn't appear to be of a banned...

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Colorado schools reopen as FBI examines teen suspect's past

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) " The death of a Florida teenager who authorities say was obsessed with the Columbine school shooting and may have planned to carry out her own attack in Colorado did not end an investigation into the 18-year-old, authorities said as they examine whether the young woman acted...

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German pastor praises Madeira medics after deadly bus crash

LISBON, Portugal (AP) " A German pastor working on Madeira is praising the medics who cared for the survivors of the bus crash on the Portuguese island that killed 29 people.Ilse Everlien Berardo told German broadcaster n-tv Thursday the survivors she spoke to were "very calm. Of course, they were...

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VICTORVILLE — The University Prep baseball team narrowed the gap in the Cross Valley League standings with a victory over Excelsior at home Thursday afternoon.Rudy Mejia tossed a complete game and struck out 10 batters as the Jaguars beat the Eagles 5-3. University Prep improved its CVL record to...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " Don McGahn was barely on speaking terms with President Donald Trump when he left the White House last fall. But special counsel Robert Mueller's report reveals the president may owe his former top lawyer a debt of gratitude.McGahn, who sat with Mueller for about 30 hours of...

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LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) " A Colorado community changed forever by the attack that killed 13 people at Columbine High School moved ahead Thursday with ceremonies marking the anniversary of the tragedy while awaiting more details on what led a Florida teen "infatuated" with the shooting to buy a shotgun...

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BEIJING (AP) " China is downplaying the political implications of its global development campaign known as the Belt and Road initiative, saying that it aims to boost multilateralism amid protectionist trends in the U.S. and elsewhere.Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday that a meeting to promote the...

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HESPERIA — Matthew Kelly dazzled over seven innings to lead the Oak Hills baseball team past Sultana in a crucial Mojave River League showdown Thursday night.Kelly tossed a complete game shutout, allowed four hits and struck out six batters as the Bulldogs tied the Sultans atop the MRL standings...

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VVTA offering free ride days

The Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) will be offering free rides on its local routes next week as part of a local and nationwide campaign to promote ridership.VVTA Free ride days will take place from Sunday, April 21 through Saturday, April 26 as part of a joint partnership with the San...

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) " A first round of Afghan-to-Afghan peace talks that would have seen Taliban and government officials sit together for the first time were postponed indefinitely Thursday after a falling out over who should attend.Sultan Barakat, director of Qatar's Center for Conflict and...

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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) " "When does the next caravan leave?" ''Can I go? I'm from Guatemala." ''What papers do I need for my kids?"The questions pile up on the phones of hundreds of Central Americans, all with the same goal: Get as many details as possible before leaving their country.Costly...

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SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) " The founder of a nonprofit group that was investigated over allegations it gave flutes possibly tainted with semen to schoolchildren has been charged with committing lewd acts against girls in California, it was announced Thursday.John Zeretzke, 60, of Ventura was indicted...

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TOKYO (AP) " President Donald Trump and his wife Melania will make a state visit to Japan at the end of May to meet the newly enthroned emperor.Crown Prince Naruhito will succeed his abdicating father, current Emperor Akihito, on May 1.Trump will also hold talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia and President Donald Trump (all times local):10:05 p.m.Special counsel Robert Mueller's report has finally been released to the public, and it spells out how President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia...

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SAN BERNARDINO — Afternoon motorists on Thursday were treated to an unusual sight as a single-engine plane landed on the 215 Freeway just before the University Parkway exit.No serious injuries were reported and the plane did not strike any vehicles as the aircraft landed about 1:45 p.m. on the...

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Ed Bauer and Slim Slanton opened a Chevrolet dealership in the heart of Barstow in the late 1920s, but their business had run its course fewer than 10 years later.Conversion of the building came around 1937. Display windows were removed. Walls were modified. The floor was paved over, and 12...

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HESPERIA — The Hesperia Unified School District and its Joint Power Authority have settled a long-standing lawsuit filed by a former teacher for $850,000.Former Sultana High School English teacher, Julia Frost, was the co-advisor of the school’s Gay Straight Alliance Club during the 2011 to 2013...

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BANGKOK (AP) " Thai authorities have raided a floating home in the Andaman Sea belonging to an American man and his Thai partner who sought to be pioneers in the "seasteading" movement, which promotes living in international waters to be free of any nation's laws.Thailand's navy said Chad...

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BARSTOW — Authorities have identified the man who was killed when the Jeep he was driving overturned in the Mojave National Preserve.The California Highway Patrol said John Picard, 68, of Las Vegas died Monday after apparently losing control of his vehicle while traveling east on Colosseum Mine...

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ADELANTO — The city’s community safety manager returned to work Monday after nine weeks on paid administrative leave, his lawyer told the Daily Press.Investigators cleared Steve Peltier of wrongdoing involving allegations that he “seriously violated the city’s rules and procedures” and...

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