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."

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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