German prosecutors have charged former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four others with fraud and other offenses in connection with the company's massive, multi-year effort to cheat on diesel emissions testing.
By David McHugh, Associated Press
As many as 400 Oregon residents are estimated to die prematurely every year from exposure to diesel exhaust, a toxic carcinogen and a contributor to climate change. While new vehicles have emission requirements, there are no regulations for the older…
By Cat Wise
Under the plan, VW owners can either choose to have the emissions systems repaired for free or have the company buy back the vehicles.
By Michael Biesecker and Tom Krishner, Associated Press
In our news wrap Wednesday, black congressional leaders testified against Jeff Sessions, the president-elect’s nominee to be attorney general, on the second and final day of his confirmation hearings. Also, Elaine Chao, a former secretary of labor and now the…
By PBS NewsHour
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy announced Tuesday that the German automaker would plead guilty to felony charges.
In our news wrap Tuesday, National Intelligence Director James Clapper voiced doubt that North Korea will ever give up its nuclear weapons. The State Department quickly disputed that notion and insisted the U.S. policy is both unchanged and realistic. Also,…
By Ryan Connelly Holmes
The German manufacturer will spend up to $10 billion to buy back or repair customers’ cars and more than $4.5 billion on clean vehicle projects and efforts to counter residual emissions.
A Volkswagen engineer pleaded guilty to helping the German automaker cheat U.S. emission standards tests and defraud U.S. regulators and customers, the Justice Department announced Friday.
In our news wrap Tuesday, the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the brutal throat-slit murder of a Catholic priest during morning Mass in France’s Normandy region. The two attackers were later shot dead. Also, in Australia, Prime Minister [Malcolm…
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