Mountain snows that feed Colorado River look good so far

DENVER (AP) — Snowpack in the mountains that feeds the Colorado River is slightly above the long-term average this winter — welcome news in the drought-stricken Southwest.

  • Written by DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press

Navy launches carrier group powered partly by biofuels

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy is launching a carrier strike group to be powered partly by biofuels.

Officials are calling it a milestone toward easing the military's reliance on foreign oil.

  • Written by JULIE WATSON, The Associated Press

Chinese state TV airs confession from detained Swede

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state television has aired a confession made in detention by a Swedish co-founder of a human rights group, who said he had trained and funded unlicensed lawyers in China to take on cases against the government "in clear violation of the law."


US piles pressure on China to help with N. Korea sanctions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A senior U.S. diplomat stepped up pressure on China on Wednesday to play a leading role in punishing North Korea for its recent nuclear test that raised worries about advancements in its bomb program.

  • Written by HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press