More CEOs seek repeal of North Carolina law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than 100 corporate executives added their names to a letter delivered to North Carolina's governor on Thursday calling for the repeal of the nation's first state law limiting bathroom options for transgender people.

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Ice wall at Fukushima plant switched on, but will it work?

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of Japan's destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant switched on a giant refrigeration system on Thursday to create an unprecedented underground ice wall around its damaged reactors. Radioactive water has been flowing from the reactors, and other methods have failed to fully control it. The decontamination and decommissioning of the plant, damaged by a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011, hinge of the success of the wall.

  • Written by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press

Officials: US mulls new rules on dollars to help Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration may soon tell foreign governments and banks they can start using the dollar in some instances to facilitate business with Iran, officials told The Associated Press, describing an arcane tweak to U.S. financial rules that could prove significant for Tehran's sanctions-battered economy.

  • Written by BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press

Augmented reality mapping out tech's next mind-bending trip

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Virtual reality is a trip, but an even wilder ride could be around the corner as mind-bending startups and technology trendsetters try to emblazon the world with interactive holograms that enlighten, entertain and empower us.

  • Written by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer