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

High court seems poised to overturn McDonnell conviction

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed poised to overturn the conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on political corruption charges and place new limits on the reach of federal bribery laws.

  • Written by SAM HANANEL, Associated Press