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  • VW executive apologizes but says scandal not his fault story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-08-15 4:27 pm

    WASHINGTON - Volkswagen's top U.S. executive offered deep apologies yet sought to distance himself Thursday from the emissions scandal enveloping the world's largest automaker, asserting top corporate officials had no knowledge of the cheating software installed in 11 million diesel cars.

  • The Latest: Lawmakers press EPA on its response to VW case story has photos
    Updated: Oct-08-15 3:20 pm

    WASHINGTON - The latest on the congressional hearing on Volkswagen's emissions-rigging (all times local):

  • Q&A: A look at Volkswagen's emissions crisis story has photos
    Updated: Sep-22-15 1:35 pm

    German automaker Volkswagen AG admits that it rigged U.S. emissions tests so it would appear that its diesel-powered cars were emitting fewer nitrogen oxides, which can contribute to ozone buildup and respiratory illness.

  • For 7 years, VW software thwarted pollution regulations story has photos
    Updated: Sep-21-15 7:53 pm

    DETROIT - Volkswagen became the world's top-selling carmaker trumpeting the environmental friendliness, fuel efficiency and high performance of diesel-powered vehicles that met America's tough Clean Air laws.

  • House panel votes to lift 40-year-old US ban on oil exports 
    Updated: Sep-17-15 2:32 pm

    WASHINGTON - A key House committee endorsed a bill Thursday to lift the four-decade-old ban on crude oil exports, setting up a likely vote by the full House on a bill President Barack Obama opposes.