Flint lead problem could be eased by recoating old pipes

Flint's mayor has floated a shockingly high price tag to fix the Michigan city's lead-contamination problem: $1.5 billion to replace damaged pipes. Gov. Rick Snyder put the figure at $700 million.

  • Written by TAMMY WEBBER, Associated Press

4 dead after shootings in northern Saskatchewan

TORONTO (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a high school and a second location in an aboriginal community in northern Saskatchewan on Friday, leaving four dead and at least two injured, officials said.

  • Written by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press

China seeks 'new chapter' with Iran after sanctions lifted

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping said Saturday he hopes for a "new chapter" in relations with Iran after the lifting of international sanctions under a historic nuclear deal, as he paid the first visit by a Chinese leader to the Islamic Republic in 14 years.

  • Written by ALI AKBAR DAREINI, Associated Press

Tour agency: American detained over Pyongyang hotel incident

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A China-based travel agency said Saturday an American university student recently detained by North Korea is being held over an unspecified incident at his hotel before he was scheduled to board a flight for Beijing.