While the U.S. geared up for the second presidential debate last Tuesday, an unoccupied building sat pulsing with computers, electronic surveillance, and security systems in the Utah high desert.
The unoccupied site was awaiting the test of a weapon the Pentagon requested four years ago to the day on 16 October, 2008. The Counter-Electronics High Power Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP), led by Boeing’s Phantom works, promised to change the face [...]
Adding to a mountain of other challenges, “corn disaster” is not what we need to hear. Life is tough enough. After weeks of drought and days of blistering 100+ temps, corn is succumbing to these tortures. Soybeans are next in line. No way can crops withstand such harsh onslaughts of dry, blast-furnace conditions. Fields like this one, right, are becoming prevalent, not the exception. This is America’s bread basket.
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Crooks who boarded a Union Pacific train in Victorville may be disappointed with their haul — 20 boxes of pigs’ feet worth $200.
According to the Victorville Daily Press, the thieves apparently broke into the car on the southbound train after it made an emergency stop Friday in the High Desert city.
They grabbed the boxes and took off.
Union Pacific spokesman Aaron Hunt told the Daily Press it was unlikely the thieves knew [...]
ADELANTO • A fifth-grader is behind bars after he assaulted an Adelanto teacher and broke her nose Thursday morning at the Adelanto Community Day School, an alternative education school for the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, officials said.
The alleged assault took place at about 9 a.m. between the teacher and an 11-year-old student in one of the classrooms in the school located at 11824 [...]