Judge gives final approval in Volkswagen emissions settlement
A US judge on Tuesday granted final approval for a $14.7 billion class action settlement in Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheating scandal, the largest such automaker settlement in history. The agreement also resolved some claims brought by US and California environmental regulators who had sought penalties for Volkswagen's violations of pollution laws. "Final approval of the 2.0-liter TDI settlement is an important milestone in our journey to making things right in the United States and we appreciate the efforts of all parties involved in this process," Hinrich Woebcken, president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, said in a statement.
Man with sons in arms dies in leap from bridge, boys surviveWANAQUE, N.J. (AP) ? A father died after jumping off a New Jersey highway bridge with his two young sons in his arms, yet the toddlers survived the 100-foot plunge and are expected to make a full recovery.
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Muslim businessman accuses yacht club of discriminationA Muslim businessman and his wife are suing a Connecticut yacht club on allegations club board members rejected their membership application because of their religion and falsely claimed they supported ...
Police release names of 5 victims in Massachusetts crashMIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) ? Four of the five victims who died in a fiery wrong-way crash this week were young men who attended two Massachusetts colleges.
Ryan urges Pentagon to suspend collection of Guard bonuses
WASHINGTON (AP) ? House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday called for the Pentagon to immediately suspend efforts to recover enlistment bonuses paid to thousands of soldiers in California who signed up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.
ECB chief: low interest rates don't make inequality worse
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) ? The head of the European Central Bank is defending the bank's monetary stimulus programs and record-low interest rates against concerns that they hurt savers and favor the wealthy.
T-Mobile seen as top target following AT&T-Time Warner deal
By Malathi Nayak NEW YORK (Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc is the likeliest acquisition target as media companies seek a wireless partner following AT&T Inc's proposed $85.4 billion takeover of Time Warner Inc, analysts said. AT&T announced the deal late on Saturday, stoking urgency in the telecoms and media sectors, where carriers facing a saturated wireless market are looking for content to attract mobile users and producers of shows and movies are seeking digital distribution. T-Mobile took most of the wireless industry's subscriber and revenue growth in the third quarter.
U.S. judge approves $14.7 billion deal in VW diesel scandal
A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday approved Volkswagen AG's record $14.7 billion settlement with regulators and owners of 475,000 polluting diesel vehicles, and the German automaker said it would begin buying back the cars in mid-November. The action by U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco marked a pivotal moment for VW as it aims to move past a scandal that has engulfed the company since it admitted in September 2015 to installing secret software in diesel cars to cheat exhaust emissions tests and make them appear cleaner than they really were.
Zoo: Gorilla's death drew attention, didn't hurt attendance
CINCINNATI (AP) ? The Cincinnati Zoo's director says the death of a gorilla that was shot when a 3-year-old boy got into its enclosure is still drawing attention but hasn't significantly affected attendance.