While leaving US rates unchanged, Fed keeps an eye overseas

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Federal Reserve chose Wednesday not to raise its key interest rate, it nevertheless made clear that its next move will be another increase. That stance puts it at odds with other major central banks, which are doing the reverse — seeking to ease credit to spur lending.

  • Written by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer

Cruz makes VP pick as GOP race takes another unusual turn

WASHINGTON (AP) — An astonishing Republican presidential primary season has taken another unusual turn, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announcing Carly Fiorina as his running mate — even though he's mathematically unable to become the GOP nominee through the regular voting process.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

Smartphone health: Apple releases software for medical apps

CUPERTINO, California (AP) — Apple is edging its way a little further into health care with the release of new iPhone apps that patients can use to manage their own medical conditions — from diabetes to pregnancy and even depression.

  • Written by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer

High-speed rail board to weigh in on revised California plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The board that oversees California's high-speed rail project is expected to approve a revised plan calling for a $64 billion approach that sends the train from the Central Valley to the San Jose area before it heads to Southern California.

  • Written by JULIET WILLIAMS, Associated Press

AP Interview: Fukushima plant's new ice wall not watertight

TOKYO (AP) — Coping with the vast amounts of ground water flowing into the broken Fukushima nuclear plant — which then becomes radiated and seeps back out — has become such a problem that Japan is building a 35 billion yen ($312 million) "ice wall" into the earth around it.

  • Written by YURI KAGEYAMA, Associated Press MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press