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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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Volkswagen engineer pleads guilty in emissions scandal
A Volkswagen engineer has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy in the company's emissions cheating scandal.  James Robert Liang of Newberry Park, Calif., entered the plea Friday in U.S. District Court in Detroit.  A Justice Department official says Liang will cooperate in the ongoing investigation. ...
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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        
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Vermont sues Volkswagen over emissions-rigging scandal
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont is suing Volkswagen, saying the automaker's diesel emissions-rigging scandal violated the state's consumer and environmental laws. Attorney General William Sorrell said Thursday that the state has rejected as inadequate a proposed settlement by Volkswagen that would have paid $1,000 per vehicle for violating consumer protection ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Volkswagen Group Volkswagen Audi Porsche Consumer protection Automotive industry Vermont Environment
Newton man indicted in fatal crash at Sweet Tomatoes
A Newton man was indicted Wednesday in connection with the March 1 fatal crash at Sweet Tomatoes Restaurant in Newton, the Middlesex District Attorney’s office announced in a statement. Bradford Casler, 55, was indicted on two counts of motor vehicle homicide and one count of operating a motor vehicle to endanger, according to the DA’s […]
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Newton man charged in fatal pizza shop crash
A Newton man faces motor vehicle homicide charges in connection with a fatal crash that took place in March in front of Sweet Tomatoes Restaurant in Newton, Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan announced today.Bradford Casier, 55, is charged with two counts of motor vehicle homicide and one count of operating a motor vehicle to endanger after prosecutors say he drove his Volkswagen Touareg SUV across Washington Street in Newton, colliding with several cars before ultimately crashing through the front of the restaurant, killing two people inside.
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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        
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Awesome pregnancy post: 5 brilliant stories this week
Couple's somewhat irreverent pregnancy announcement is a must-see this week.       
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Always vigilant: Lavrov filmed looking for spies behind door (VIDEO)
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov caused some eyebrows to raise when he decided to check one of the doors in the conference room – where he was about to hold talks with the IAEA secretary-general – for spies. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Charges filed in shooting death of 11-year-old Takiya Holmes
Antwan C. Jones is facing first-degree murder charges in Takiya's shooting, said Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.
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Deceased Uber driver remembered as a hard-working father, provider
Laszlo Varga, the Las Vegas man killed Sunday by a driver suspected of driving drunk, was his family’s sole breadwinner as an Uber driver, family members said.
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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        
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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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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
Man killed in Euclid hit-skip; police looking for driver
The man was in the roadway during the hit-skip that happened at 6:15 p.m. in the 19600 block of Euclid Avenue. EUCLID, Ohio -- A man was killed Friday evening during a hit-skip in Euclid, police say. The man was standing in the roadway near 19600 block of Euclid Avenue around 6:15 p.m. when he was struck by a royal blue Porsche Cayenne, according to a news release from the Euclid Police Department. The vehicle, which left the scene, is model year 2002 to 2007 with dark-tinted windows, the news release said. The car should have damage in the front and the driver's side with the driver's side mirror missing, police say. The Porsche Cayenne was traveling westbound when it struck the man who was possibly walking across the street, the news release said. Anyone with information is asked to call the Euclid Police Department patrol division at 216-731-1234. If you'd like to comment on this story, visit Saturday's crime and courts comments section.
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VW to shed 30,000 jobs, cutting costs after scandal
The German company said the job cuts, which account to around 5 percent of its global workforce, are part of a long-term plan to improve profitability        
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Volkswagen to shed 30,000 jobs to cut costs after emissions-cheating 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.  The German company said the job cuts are part of a long-term plan to improve profitability and shift...
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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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Volkswagen plans 30,000 job cuts, shift to electric cars
Ed AdamczykWOLFSBURG , Germany, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Volkswagen AG announced up to 30,000 job cuts over five years, and a focus on electric and self-driving vehicles in a corporate restructuring plan.
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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        
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Volkswagen to slash 30,000 jobs by 2020
German carmaker Volkswagen has unveiled plans to cut tens of thousands jobs worldwide. It is part of a restructuring plan to boost profitability and fund a shift to electric and self-driving cars following the emissions scandal. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Automaker Volkswagen to cut 30,000 jobs
Officials told a news conference that 23,000 of the jobs would go from Germany.         
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Volkswagen to shed 30,000 jobs following emissions scandal
FRANKFURT, Germany — Automaker Volkswagen said Friday it will shed 30,000 jobs to cut costs as it tries to recover from its diesel emissions scandal and invests more in electric-powered vehicles and digital services. Company officials said at a news conference at headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, that 23,000 of the job cuts will come in Germany....
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Volkswagen to shed 30,000 jobs to cut costs after scandal
WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) - Automaker Volkswagen says it will shed 30,000 jobs to cut costs as it tries to recover from its diesel emissions scandal and invests more in electric-powered vehicles and digital services. Company officials said at a news conference at headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, that 23,000 of the ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Automobile Investment Volkswagen Group Volkswagen Sustainable transport
A Q&A; inside the Girls' Garage with YouTuber 'Jessicann'
L.A. Auto Show 2016 live updates: The Chevy Bolt EV wins Green Car of the Year Nov. 17, 2016, 2:44 p.m. The Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public Friday and ends Nov. 27. Take a look through our coverage from the four days of press previews and keynotes, known as AutoMobility L.A., to see photos...
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L.A. Auto Show 2016: Volkswagen Atlas
What is it? This is Volkswagen’s entry into the midsize sport utility market, and the long-awaited, seven-passenger 2018 Atlas is set to go on sale next year. Volkswagen has not yet announced pricing for the Atlas but it’s reportedly expected to be in the $30,000 range. Why it matters The Atlas...
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Volkswagen jumps into the midsize sport utility market with the seven-passenger Atlas
L.A. Auto Show 2016 live updates: The Chevy Bolt EV wins Green Car of the Year Nov. 17, 2016, 9:40 a.m. The Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public Friday and ends Nov. 27. Take a look through our coverage from the four days of press previews and keynotes, known as AutoMobility L.A., to see photos...
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Weston police seek man they say approached boy who fled
Weston police have released a sketch of a man who they say approached a boy on the street and want the public’s help identifying him. The incident happened on the afternoon of Nov. 6, when a 10 year-old boy walking down the street was approached by a man who drove up next to him, stopped […]
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Five dead teens, a stolen police car and the 'most horrific' crash in decades
The first 911 call came at 11:43 p.m. Saturday, a report from a concerned motorist about a Toyota truck barreling down Interstate 89 on the wrong side of the road. More calls followed, and more after that. Vermont state and local police dispatched cruisers, hoping to intercept the erratic driver,...
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Volkswagen investors seek $9.2bn compensation over diesel emissions scandal
German car maker Volkswagen faces €8.2 billion in damage claims from investors over their losses following the emissions scandal. The company has admitted equipping about 11 million diesel vehicles with software to cheat on pollution tests. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Most car seats are installed incorrectly
Car seats can reduce the risk of death for infants and toddlers by as much as 71 percent when used properly; unfortunately, 73 percent of car seats across the country are used or installed incorrectly, according to Safe Kids Worldwide, an organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children.
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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.
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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.         
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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.
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VW engineer pleads guilty to emissions scandal
James Liang developed a defeat device for a Volkswagen Jetta diesel car        
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