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

Michigan governor seeks tougher lead limit for state, nation

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In proposing a tougher limit for lead in drinking water, Gov. Rick Snyder wants to lift Michigan from the depths of the Flint crisis to being a national model for lead monitoring that could help assess whether current rules are too lax.

  • Written by DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press