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EU proposes emission rules for last combustion engine cars

Nov. 10, 2022 08:32 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive arm proposed pollution standards Thursday for new combustion engine vehicles that are expected to remain on European roads well after the 27-nation bloc bans their sale in 2035. The so-called Euro 7 standards presented by the European...

California voters reject tax on rich for more electric cars

Nov. 09, 2022 03:18 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s wealthiest residents won’t see a tax increase after voters rejected a measure Tuesday that would have boosted rates on incomes above $2 million to help put more electric cars on the roads. Proposition 30′s defeat marks a win for...

California settles with firm in Volkswagen emissions scandal

Nov. 07, 2022 20:37 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Monday settled a lawsuit against a German company stemming from the emissions scandal that tarred Volkswagen in 2015 and Fiat Chrysler two years later. German auto supplier Bosch will pay $25 million to settle allegations by the state and...

Silver Line extension to Dulles will open November 15

Oct. 31, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — After decades of planning and years of delays, the D.C. region's Metrorail system will open a long-awaited extension to Dulles International Airport in about two weeks. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced Monday that the second phase...

EU approves ban on new combustion-engine cars from 2035

Oct. 28, 2022 06:50 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers and member countries reached a deal to ban the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars and vans by 2035. The deal EU negotiators sealed Thursday night is the first agreement of the bloc's “Fit for 55" package, which the bloc's executive...

Former Idaho sheriff sentenced to probation in assault case

Oct. 26, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

BLACKFOOT, Idaho (AP) — A former Idaho sheriff has been sentenced to three years of probation and 10 days in jail after prosecutors said he pulled a gun on a woman who was delivering a thank you note to his home. Seventh District Judge Stephen Dunn sentenced Craig Rowland on...

NC governor wants sales mandate for commercial trucks, vans

Oct. 25, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

CARY, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state government will develop a rule requiring van, bus and commercial truck manufacturers to sell more zero-emission vehicles in the state over the next decade, Gov. Roy Cooper said on Tuesday. Signing an executive order at the North American...

Elevator safety mandate named for Ohio boy among new NC laws

Sep. 30, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — New safety mandates for elevators inside North Carolina beach and vacation cottages take effect on Saturday along with all or portions of another dozen or so enacted state laws. Other laws approved this year and starting in October address sexual assault kits,...

NY proceeds with plan for zero-emission vehicles by 2035

Sep. 29, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A decision by regulators in California has cleared the way for New York to move forward on its goal of requiring all new cars and trucks sold in the state to be zero-emission by 2035, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday. State regulations being crafted by...

Michigan Supreme Court takes major car insurance case

Sep. 29, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court agreed Thursday to decide whether major changes in car insurance law apply to people who were catastrophically injured before summer 2019. The case is being closely watched by insurers, health-care providers and long-term victims of...