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23 states sue Trump to keep California's auto emission rules

Sep. 20, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California sued Friday to stop the Trump administration from revoking its authority to set greenhouse gas emission and fuel economy standards for cars and trucks, enlisting help from 22 other states in a battle that will shape a key component of the nation's climate policy....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump team distortions on fuel economy rules

Sep. 19, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his team are distorting the facts in explaining the administration's decision to stop California from setting its own emission standards for cars and trucks. The move announced this week revokes California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than...

Trump bars California from setting stricter fuel standards

Sep. 18, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators, a move critics said would result in less fuel-efficient cars that create more planet-warming pollution. In...

Edmunds: Should you buy a rental car?

Sep. 18, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

The life of a rental vehicle is a tough one: It's driven by many people and for more miles than average. After about a year of service, the rental company will typically pull the vehicle out of the fleet and sell it as a used car. But in this "second life," a former rental vehicle can make for a compelling used...

CBS credit union manager gets 14 years for $40M embezzlement

Sep. 16, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former manager of a credit union that served employees of the CBS television network has been sentenced to more than 14 years in prison for a two-decade embezzlement scheme that drained $40 million from the institution and forced it into insolvency. Edward Rostohar pleaded guilty to...

Activists block main entrance to Frankfurt auto show

Sep. 15, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Activists blocked the main entrance to the Frankfurt Motor Show on Sunday in a protest against what they call the "climate and environment destroyers" produced by the auto industry. Hundreds of people wearing white protective suits sat or stood in front of the grounds where the...

PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the past week

Sep. 15, 2019 2:05 AM EDT

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes a boy waving to passing motorists to commemorate the anniversary of the Sept....

Climate change protests hit Frankfurt as auto show opens

Sep. 14, 2019 9:33 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Thousands of people are demonstrating in Frankfurt to demand more action against climate change as the German city's auto show opens to the public, with some cycling into the city along highways that were temporarily closed for the occasion. Demands raised by the organizers of...

US retail sales rise moderately as auto-buying jumps

Sep. 13, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose moderately in August, driven higher by a jump in auto buying and healthy online sales, evidence that consumers are still spending enough to support growth. The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales increased 0.4% last month, down from a strong 0.8% in...

US retail sales rose a moderate 0.4% in July, driven higher by auto purchases

Sep. 13, 2019 8:32 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US retail sales rose a moderate 0.4% in July, driven higher by auto purchases.