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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019 file photo, a Fiat logo is pictured on a car in Bayonne, southwestern France. About 1 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles with four-cylinder engines in the U.S. may spew too much pollution, and the company is working with government officials on a recall. The EPA said in a statement Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 that the vehicles will be recalled. (AP Photo/Bob Edme, File)

Fiat Chrysler to recall vehicles that may pollute too much

Aug. 5, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — About 1 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles with four-cylinder engines in the U.S. may spew too much pollution, and the company is working with government officials on a recall. Fiat Chrysler says in a quarterly filing with securities regulators that it found the excess pollution during internal...

FILE- In this April 3, 2019, file photo, a casket is wheeled into the Congregation Beth Chaim in Princeton Junction, N.J., where funeral services were scheduled for Samantha Josephson. Legislation stemming from the death of Josephson, the New Jersey woman and South Carolina student police say got into the car of an Uber impersonator, passed the U.S. House on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. (Thomas P. Costello/The Asbury Park Press via AP, File)

House passes ride-sharing bill mandating matching ID's

Jul. 29, 2020 8:29 PM EDT

ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Legislation stemming from the death of a New Jersey woman and University of South Carolina student police say got into the car of an Uber impersonator passed the U.S. House on Wednesday. The bipartisan bill requires ride-sharing firms like Uber and Lyft to match drivers and...

Andrew Wheeler, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, wears a mask as he arrives for an event on regulatory reform on the South Lawn of the White House, Thursday, July 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

US says it will adopt global climate standards for aviation

Jul. 22, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

The Trump administration said Wednesday that it plans to adopt aircraft emissions standards modeled on international ones, a move it says will not further reduce climate-damaging emissions from planes. Andrew Wheeler, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, said the change “strikes the right...

Nebraska lawmakers OK endorsement deals for college athletes

Jul. 21, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — College athletes in Nebraska may soon be able to sign endorsement deals with sneaker companies, car dealerships and other sponsors under a bill approved by lawmakers on Tuesday. Lawmakers gave the measure final approval with a 37-6 vote. It now heads to Gov. Pete Ricketts. The measure...

2 explosive devices disarmed at a market in Kyiv, mayor says

Jul. 21, 2020 9:32 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two explosive devices were disarmed at a Kyiv market on Tuesday following an anonymous tip to the police, the Ukrainian capital's mayor said. Local police received a call Tuesday saying bombs were planted under two mobile kiosks at the site in northern Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko said on...

States set goals to jump-start transition to electric trucks

Jul. 19, 2020 8:53 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A coalition of states is following California’s lead in setting goals to jump-start a transition to electric-powered trucks, vans and buses in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality for communities choked by diesel fumes. The 15 states, plus Washington,...

FILE- In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 file photo, robots work on an electric car ID.3 body at the assembly line during a press tour at the plant of the German manufacturer Volkswagen AG (VW) in Zwickau, Germany. The coronavirus has cancelled business plans all over the world but Europe's push into electric cars isn't one of them. Sales of battery-powered and hybrid cars have held up despite a deeply painful recession, mainly thanks to the action of governments. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file)

Europe's shift to electric cars picks up despite recession

Jul. 15, 2020 7:44 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The coronavirus has cancelled business plans all over the world but Europe's push into electric cars isn't one of them. Sales of battery-powered and hybrid cars have held up better than the overall market amid a deeply painful recession, mainly thanks to the action of governments....

Feds seize internet domain in Chinese arms trafficking case

Jul. 13, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An internet domain has been seized as part of an international arms trafficking investigation into gun silencers from China, federal authorities in Detroit said Monday. Visitors to lafoauto.com will find a seizure notice bearing law enforcement shields, according to Homeland Security...

Florida to install charging stations for electric vehicles

Jul. 10, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — More than two dozen charging stations will be installed along Florida’s busiest roads, paid for by the state’s share of a U.S. government settlement with Volkswagen after the German automaker violated the country’s car emissions standards. During a Friday news...

Body of deputy sheriff recovered from Missouri River

Jul. 10, 2020 12:08 PM EDT

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The body of a deputy sheriff who drowned while trying to save his young son has been recovered from the Missouri River near Fort Pierre. Volunteers helping search for the body of 37-year-old Lee Weber discovered it Thursday afternoon. KGFX reports Weber's body was covered with an...