In the absence of extradition treaties with the most popular destinations for Chinese fugitives — Australia, Canada and the United States — the countries should “reform their laws” and ease extradition,” a Foreign Ministry official said.
Sprouts produced at a site on the southern outskirts of Beijing were treated with high levels of 6-benzyladenine, a plant hormone, to speed up the growth cycle and make them more attractive to buyers, The Beijing News reported.
FRISCO — Sometimes we really do save the best for the last, and in the case of the December gallery, it’s true. No matter that it was a low-snow year, the final month of 2011 ended up being stellar for photography. Instead of big powder dumps, local water ways formed unique ice formations, and the ice sailors had one of their best seasons in years. Please vote in the poll to determine the December image for the 2013 Summit Voice calendar and contact me directly if you’d like to purchase any of the images as prints or gift cards, or visit our online Imagekind gallery.
Big air out of the Copper superpipe at the U.S. Grand Prix in Dec. 2011.
The partially eclipsed moon sets behind Buffalo Mountain, with the lights of Frisco visible below.
A chilly white moon hangs in the sky above a frosted aspen in Dillon, Colorado.
Dillon Reservoir’s frozen fog coats trees near the Dillon Marina.
Framed by frosted branches, Peak one is barely visible through the mist over Dillon Reservoir.
A frost-coated tree stands out in stark contrast to the blue waters of Dillon Reservoir.
Frosted grasses on a cold December morning.
A spectacular blue-tinged moonrise over the Continental Divide.
The same moonrise about 30 minutes before the previous image was taken.
A frozen wave of ice on the Snake River.
Ice flowers bloom on Dillon Reservoir.
Glassy ice near the Dillon Marina.
A 10-second time exposure in pre-dawn light from Sapphire Point shows the mists moving across Dillon Reservoir near Farmer’s Korner.
SPECIAL REPORT: Joshua Plunkett's mind has been different since he was born. He is among the 13 percent of children who have diagnosable mental illness, and an example of how early treatment can curb the impact of mental problems on school and growing up.
Cries of "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" became shouts of "Whose Streets? Our Streets!" as about 300 protesters marched in downtown Denver on Tuesday evening, joining in national demonstrations in the wake of the Ferguson grand jury's decision not to indict police Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown.
Bonanza, a one-man, 133-year-old mountain town, lives on. Bonanza, in Saguache County, was in jeopardy of being relegated to the ash heap of history, facing disincorporation and losing its status as the state's smallest town because of a "lack of government."