Oregon standoff leader attends meeting, hears chants of 'go'

The leader of an armed group who took over a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon weeks ago joined hundreds of area residents at a tense community meeting — listening quietly as many loudly chanted at him to "go."

  • Written by LISA BAUMANN, Associated Press

High court could give Obama his final chance on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — After seven years, 2 million-plus deportations, two executive actions and 720,000 "Dreamers," the bottom line on President Barack Obama's immigration record still remains an open question for many immigrants and their advocates.

In the end, the Supreme Court may fill in the blank.

  • Written by KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, Associated Press JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

Senate bill aims to make school lunches tastier

WASHINGTON (AP) — Schools would have more flexibility to serve refined grains and salty foods to the nation's school children under legislation a Senate panel is considering.

  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

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