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Chinese Premier Says Economy Improving

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Premier Wen Jiabao said China's economy was showing "positive changes" but called for more efforts to combat the impact of the global financial crisis, state media reported Sunday.

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Challenging Season for Sierra Ski Resorts Ending

Updated: 04/12/2009 - Sierra Nevada ski resorts are beginning to shut down lifts for the season after what some operators are calling a "very challenging year" because of the economy's downhill run.

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Texas is Wind King

Updated: 04/12/2009 - ) -- Texas continues to blow away the competition, but Iowa can now generate more wind power than California, according to a new industry report to be released Monday.

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Swedish Parishioners Unveil Lego Statue of Jesus

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Parishioners at a church in Sweden celebrated Easter on Sunday by unveiling a 6-foot-tall (1.8-meter-tall) statue of Jesus that they had built out of 30,000 Lego blocks.

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Thai Soldiers Spray Gunfire At Protest

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Thai soldiers sprayed automatic weapons fire into the air and threw tear gas to clear protesters blocking roads in the capital in the pre-dawn darkness Monday. Demonstrators responded by hurling at least one gasoline bomb and 70 people were reported injured, most by tear gas.

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New orangutan population found in Indonesia

Updated: 04/12/2009 - Conservationists have discovered a new population of orangutans in a remote, mountainous corner of Indonesia — perhaps as many as 2,000 — giving a rare boost to one of the world's most endangered great apes.

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Texas is wind king, but Iowa breezes past Calif.

Updated: 04/12/2009 - Texas continues to blow away the competition, but Iowa can now generate more wind power than California, according to a new industry report to be released Monday.

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Easter A "Day Of Resurrection For Us, Too"

Updated: 04/12/2009 - Earthquake survivors across Italy sought comfort amid the tragedy that leveled their cities and killed hundreds of people, as they gathered for Easter Sunday Mass in makeshift chapels across central Italy.

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Police: Cantu Was Murdered In Church

Updated: 04/12/2009 - CBS News has learned that police in Tracy believe 8-year-old Sandra Cantu was murdered in the church where her accused killer was a Sunday school teacher.

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Obama Girls Name Their New Puppy "Bo"

Updated: 04/12/2009 - The first family has settled on a first pet - a 6-month-old Portuguese water dog that the Obama girls are naming Bo.

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Swedish Parishioners Unveil Lego Statue Of Jesus

Updated: 04/12/2009 - Parishioners at a church in Sweden celebrated Easter on Sunday by unveiling a 6-foot-tall (1.8-meter-tall) statue of Jesus that they had built out of 30,000 Lego blocks.

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Ex-Child Actor Sentenced To Death

Updated: 04/12/2009 - A judge sentenced a man to death Friday for murdering an Arizona couple by tying them to an anchor and throwing them overboard from their yacht off Southern California.

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Pirates Fire On U.S. Navy Craft

Updated: 04/12/2009 - Pirates opened fired as a small U.S. Navy team approached the enclosed lifeboat on which an American was being held hostage in waters off the coast of Somalia, CBS News correspondent Kimberly Dozer reports.

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Ex-Cop Shoots Cop, Kills Self Over Affair

Updated: 04/12/2009 - A retired New York City police officer shot an off-duty officer he suspected was having an affair with his police officer wife, then killed himself in the driveway of his suburban home, police said Saturday.

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For Obama, A High-Stakes Church Search

Updated: 04/12/2009 - President Barack Obama and his family are looking for a new church, but his decision represents more than merely settling on a pew.

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Kansas Woman Facing Trial in Stepdaughter's Death

Updated: 04/12/2009 - A defense lawyer plans to argue that a southeast Kansas woman is not to blame in her young stepdaughter's death and that others could have caused the fatal injury.

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Prairie Burning-Ozone

Updated: 04/12/2009 - The annual tradition of burning the prairie in Kansas this spring has pushed air quality levels below federal standards in Kansas City and Wichita.

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Woman Found Dead in Burning Apartment

Updated: 04/12/2009 - Investigators are trying to find what killed an Overland Park woman whose body was discovered by firefighters responding to an early morning fire in her apartment.

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Co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons dies at 61

Updated: 04/12/2009 - Dave Arneson, one of the co-creators of the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy game and a pioneer of role-playing entertainment, died after a two-year battle with cancer, his family said Thursday. He was 61.

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Low-tech tools take out phones in Silicon Valley

Updated: 04/12/2009 - Forget, for a moment, computer viruses and sophisticated cybercrimes. A hacksaw and a few other tools were probably all it took for someone to sever eight fiber-optic cables in Silicon Valley this week, knocking out cell phone, landline and Internet service.

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