mojave desert

Jerral Hancock, a 27-year-old Iraq war veteran who lost his left arm and was paralyzed from the waist down in a bomb explosion in Iraq, and his daughter Anastasia arrive at Lancaster High School for a meeting with members of Operation All The Way Home(OATH) in Lancaster, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Lancaster residents putting roof over wounded GI’s head

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — When Jerral Hancock came home from the Iraq war missing one arm, with another that barely worked and a paralyzed body that was burned all over, he was a hero to […]


A homicide suspect was killed by police on this Mojave Desert highway early Friday after a lengthy pursuit in which the man fired at vehicles and two hostages in his car trunk, authorities said.(AP Photo/KCBS-TV)

Mojave Desert gunman’s life crumbled to bloody end

RIDGECREST, Calif. (AP) – Sergio Munoz was known around this small desert city to acquaintances as a personable dad, and to police for his long rap sheet. In recent weeks, he began losing the moorings […]


Suspect slain in Mojave Desert shooting spree

RIDGECREST, Calif. (AP) — A homicide suspect was killed by police on a Mojave Desert highway early Friday after a lengthy pursuit in which the man fired at vehicles and two hostages in his car […]


4 new species of legless lizards found in Calif.

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Scientists in California have discovered four new and separate species of legless lizards — snakelike animals that burrow into sand or soil. The University of California, Berkeley says the discovery was […]


Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo (AP Photo)

SpaceShipTwo makes 2nd supersonic test flight

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic says it successfully conducted a second rocket-powered, supersonic test flight of the passenger spaceship it is developing. The craft dubbed SpaceShipTwo reached an altitude of 69,000 feet over California’s […]


Model poses next to a BYD Si Rui, Guangzhou 2012 Auto Show, Guangzhou, China (AP Photo)

1st Chinese automaker in US to open Calif. plants

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first Chinese-owned vehicle manufacturer in the United States plans to build electric buses and batteries at plants in the Mojave Desert. Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris and officials of BYD […]


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Virgin Galactic spaceship makes 1st powered flight

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — A spaceship bankrolled by British tycoon Sir Richard Branson made its first powered flight Monday in a test that moves Virgin Galactic toward its goal of flying into space later this year.


A Joshua tree in the desert. (AP Photo)

Mojave Desert Joshua trees in unusual bloom

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Joshua trees — those spiky sentinels of the Mojave Desert — are having a blossom bonanza and nobody is quite sure why. Experts say millions have been bursting into bundles of greenish-white flowers in California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah.



Powerful winds lash California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Powerful winds have been raking California. Gusts produced by a cold front sweeping down the state Monday have sent waves crashing against the coast, toppled trees and caused scattered power outages from San Francisco to San Diego.


Acton, California (Photo: Google Maps)

Girl, 9, walks to get help after crash kills dad

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 9-year-old girl crawled out of a mangled SUV, climbed out of a canyon and walked about a mile in the middle of the night to find help after surviving a highway crash that killed her father in Southern California, authorities said.




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