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VW engineer pleads guilty to federal charges
The guilty plea by James Liang is the first in the wide-ranging investigation into Volkswagen's effort to skirt emission regulations.        
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VW engineer pleads guilty to diesel emissions scandal
James Liang reportedly developed a defeat device for a Volkswagen Jetta diesel car        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Volkswagen Volkswagen Group Federal Bureau of Investigation United States Department of Justice Porsche Audi Federal government of the United States Diesel engine
Sandy Springs landscapers robbed while working

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12 hurt in Woodlawn bus crash
Twelve people were hurt in a bus crash Tuesday afternoon in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood.
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Silverdome owner denies responsibility for parked Volkswagens
The city of Pontiac has cited the owner of the derelict Silverdome for having too many Volkswagens parked there        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Diesel engine Detroit Lions Volkswagen Pontiac Silverdome Detroit Ford Field Pontiac Michigan Audi
New Chevy diesel brings global engineering to U.S. buyers
You'll find the engine built in Hungary in the 2017 Chevy Cruze and it gets 52-m.p.g.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | General Motors Internal combustion engine Chevrolet Automobile Diesel engine Carbon dioxide Diesel fuel Holden
1 dead, 1 critical in crash with city of Oklahoma City bus
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Authorities say one person is dead and a second was critically injured when the vehicle they were in collided with a city of Oklahoma City bus. Fire Battalion Chief Benny Fulkerson says the crash occurred Friday northwest of downtown Oklahoma City. Police at the scene told ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Bus Automobile English-language films Oklahoma City Truck Vehicle Diesel engine Devon Tower
Police: Virginia man dies in accident while working on car
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - Police in Virginia say a man has died after an accident while working on his car. Fairfax County Police say they were called Saturday to Prince Way in Centreville for a report of an unresponsive man and a car that struck a townhouse. Police say a ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Fairfax County Virginia Automobile Virginia Steering Transport Washington D.C. Death Diesel engine
Judge OKs VW deal to spend $1.2B more on diesel fix
Preliminary approval in deal calling for VW to fix or buy back 3-liter diesel vehicles        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Volkswagen Audi Volkswagen Group Air pollution Porsche California Air Resources Board SEAT Diesel engine
Judge to rule on deal for smaller set of cheating VWs
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco is expected to decide Tuesday whether to grant initial approval to a deal worth at least $1.2 billion that aims to compensate the owners of roughly 78,000 Volkswagens that were…
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Mercedes to stop selling gas-powered Smart car in U.S.
The gas-powered version of the nation's smallest car is about to start disappearing         
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VW launches subsidiary to manage push for electric cars
New company will manage the $2B VW is required to spend to boost zero-emission cars        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Volkswagen Group Automobile Volkswagen Plug-in hybrid Diesel engine Porsche Electric vehicle Automotive industry
Police release name of man who died in Springfield crash
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Police have released the name of the man who died when his car struck a tractor-trailer in Springfield.Police said Tuesday that 31-year-old city resident Jose Flores died when the Mercedes-Benz he was driving struck the rear area of the truck and became lodged under it at about 3:30 a.m. Monday.The truck was leaving a repair shop parking lot on Cottage Street.Flores, the vehicle's lone occupant, was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver was not hurt.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Truck English-language films Life Automobile Semi-trailer truck Diesel engine Tire Driving
Missouri man gets probation in 8-year-old driver's death
TROY, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri man whose 8-year-old granddaughter died in a car wreck when he let her drive him home from church has been sentenced to one year of probation.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Criminal law Automobile Crime Truck Misdemeanor Driving Diesel engine
Murder charge dropped in case of Painesville man killed and dumped in Cleveland
Charges were dropped Friday against a man in connection with the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man in Cleveland. CLEVELAND, Ohio-- Prosecutors on Friday dropped murder charges against a Cleveland man in connection with a fatal shooting of a 19-year-old Painesville man. Anthony Cook, 41, was released from custody Friday following a hearing during which prosecutors asked a judge to dismiss the murder charge filed against him last week in connection with the Jan. 27 fatal shooting of Travonta Smith. No one else has been charged in the case. Smith was found dead about 12:15 p.m. in the driveway of a home on Damon Avenue, near East 156th Street. Witnesses told police a man grabbed Smith by the feet and dragged him from a car, according to police reports. He dropped Smith on the ground, got in his car and sped off, police reports say. Police found Smith with a gunshot wound to his right ear and head. He was taken to University Hospitals, where he died. If you'd like to comment on this story, visit Friday's crime and courts comments section.
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California truckers file lawsuit against engine filter rule
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A group of California trucking companies has filed a lawsuit against the California Air Resources Board, alleging diesel particulate filters have caused truck fires. KNTV-TV reports ( ) that a number of trucking businesses are challenging the state's rules requiring the filters, arguing they are ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Diesel engine Diesel particulate filter Sacramento California Soot California Truck Internal combustion engine Air pollution
CCTV captures car chase on streets of Moscow (VIDEO)
Dramatic footage has emerged of police chasing and apprehending an armed gang in eastern Moscow. Read Full Article at
21 points by Russia Today | Crime Criminology Gang Police Automobile Diesel engine Transport Criminal law
Volkswagen to shed 30,000 jobs, cutting costs after scandal
Volkswagen announced plans Friday to cut 30,000 jobs in a wide-ranging restructuring of its namesake brand as it tries to recover from a scandal over cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests.
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VW to shed 30K jobs, cutting costs after scandal
Volkswagen announced plans Friday to cut 30,000 jobs in a wide-ranging restructuring        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Volkswagen Volkswagen Group Porsche Audi Germany Automobile Diesel engine Electric vehicle
Best of the best from the LA Auto Show
Detroit News auto critic lists his Top 10        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Jeep Four-wheel drive Porsche 911 Ford Motor Company Sport utility vehicle Crossover Diesel engine Automobile
America's shift to SUVs is on display at L.A. Auto Show
America's shift from cars to SUVs is starting to look permanent, and automakers are scrambling to meet the demand.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Internal combustion engine Four-wheel drive Honda CR-V Truck Diesel engine Toyota RAV4 Station wagon All wheel drive vehicles
Highlights from the start of auto show season
The crossover craze continues to grow and it won't be slowing any time in the near future.  Toyota, Ford, Subaru, Jeep and Volkswagen are all showing new crossovers and SUVs at this week's Los Angeles Auto Show. Even traditional luxury car makers like Jaguar and Alfa Romeo are debuting SUVs at...
8 points by Chicago Tribune | Sport utility vehicle Crossover Four-wheel drive Station wagon Internal combustion engine Jeep Diesel engine Luxury vehicle
Bicyclist killed, two pedestrians struck in UWS accidents
A box truck fatally struck a bicyclist and a car rammed into two people in separate accidents on the Upper West Side Thursday.
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Three people struck by vehicles in half-hour span
Three people were struck by vehicles — one fatally and two with life-threatening injuries — within a half-hour on the Upper West Side on Thursday, cops said. A 59-year-old man was biking on 88th Street and Broadway around 12:10 p.m. when he swerved in front of a box truck to avoid a parked car —...
10 points by New York Post | Upper West Side Automobile Truck Transport Manhattan Diesel engine Broadway Sustainable transport
2 hurt in crash between SUV, semi in Skokie
Two people were injured when an SUV crashed into a semi Thursday morning in north suburban Skokie.
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Man, 68, beaten and stabbed at Brooklyn bus stop
A 68-year-old man was pummeled and stabbed after he asked a woman to move her car away from a Brooklyn bus stop.
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Police: 2 asphyxiated kids among 4 dead in Detroit-area home
A man is in custody after his two young children were asphyxiated using a car exhaust, his wife's two older children were fatally shot and his wife was shot and slashed at their suburban Detroit home, police said Wednesday. The man, whose name has not been released, called 911 early Wednesday and...
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DFD questions bikini-clad women on fire truck
A car wash says it was holding a charity fundraiser when the firefighters stopped.        
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Motorcyclist killed in crash in Palatine
A man was killed Sunday evening when the motorcycle he was driving crashed into a car that turned in front of him in northwest suburban Palatine.
33 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Cook County Illinois Death Chicago metropolitan area Automobile Truck Turn Mount Prospect Illinois Diesel engine
Can car-free London work?
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has a plan to transform the capital's busiest street into an urban oasis.
1917 points by CNN | London Air pollution Automobile Pollution Bus Smog Diesel engine Oxford Street
Electric buses coming to Shreveport
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Electric buses soon will replace six older buses within the Shreveport Area Transit System. The city of Shreveport recently received a $3.9 million federal grant to bring six electric buses into SporTran's fleet by summer of 2017. The battery-electric buses will save Shreveport hundreds of thousands ...
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Apple Is Said to Be Rethinking Strategy on Self-Driving Cars
The company has closed parts of its self-driving car project and laid off dozens of employees, according to three people briefed on the subject.
1847 points by The New York Times | Automobile Internal combustion engine Electric vehicle Renault Personal rapid transit Vehicle Diesel engine Automotive industry
More charges likely as VW engineer details emissions scandal
DETROIT — A Volkswagen engineer's decision to tell everything he knows about the company's scheme to cheat on U.S. emissions tests is a major break for investigators and a message to others involved to cooperate or face prosecution, according to legal experts.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Volkswagen Diesel engine Prosecutor Diesel fuel Volkswagen Group Turbocharger Scania Jury
VW engineer pleads guilty in emissions case, will cooperate
DETROIT — A Volkswagen engineer has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy in the company's emissions cheating scandal, advancing a criminal investigation by agreeing to testify against others.James Robert Liang, 62, of Newbury Park, California, entered the plea Friday in U.S. District Court in Detroit to one count of conspiracy to defraud the government through wire fraud.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Volkswagen Diesel engine Air pollution Diesel fuel United States Environmental Protection Agency Internal combustion engine Emission standards Turbocharger
VW engineer guilty in emissions fraud
Guilty plea is first in investigation into the rigging of federal air-pollution tests.         
99 points by Arizona Republic | Volkswagen Internal combustion engine Volkswagen Group Air pollution United States Automobile Diesel fuel Diesel engine
VW engineer pleads guilty in emissions case, agrees to cooperate
A Volkswagen engineer has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy in the company's emissions cheating scandal and has agreed to cooperate in the widening criminal investigation.
1 points by The Denver Post | Volkswagen Diesel engine United States Environmental Protection Agency Air pollution Volkswagen Group Internal combustion engine Diesel fuel Turbocharger
UTA receives $4.27 million grant to replace buses
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah Transit Authority will be replacing some buses thanks to a $4.27 million federal grant. The Salt Lake Tribune reports ( ) that the UTA's grant is part of $211 million worth of U.S. Department of Transportation grants awarded Thursday to 61 bus projects ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Diesel fuel Salt Lake City Utah Petroleum Natural gas Public transport Diesel engine Salt Lake County Utah
VW engineer pleads guilty to emissions scandal
James Liang developed a defeat device for a Volkswagen Jetta diesel car        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Volkswagen Volkswagen Group Federal government of the United States Kwame Kilpatrick Diesel engine United States Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation Audi