Automotive industry regulation

April 10, 2018 - 6:13 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government is considering forcing automakers to upgrade diesel vehicles that fail to meet emissions standards. Chancellor Angela Merkel's ministers will discuss the idea at a two-day retreat at the Meseberg mansion house near Berlin starting Tuesday. Some in Merkel's new...
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In this April 3, 2018, photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks at a news conference at the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 07, 2018 - 12:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt has met with President Donald Trump to make his case for why he should remain in his post amid a stream of questions about his ethical standing. Pruitt visited the White House Friday to discuss his agency's recent steps to...
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In this April 3, 2018, photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks at a news conference at the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 06, 2018 - 8:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Embattled Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt met with President Donald Trump on Friday to lay out his case for why he should remain in his post amid a stream of questions about his ethical standing. Pruitt visited the White House to discuss his agency's...
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A sign criticizing Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is seen posted on the base of a utility pole on the corner of H Street NW and 13 Street NW in Washington, Friday, April 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
April 06, 2018 - 4:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Trump and his Environmental Protection Agency chief, Scott Pruitt (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Embattled Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt has met with President Donald Trump to lay out his case for why he should remain in his post...
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March 30, 2018 - 1:29 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Trump administration is expected to announce that it will roll back automobile gas mileage and pollution standards that were a pillar in the Obama administration's plans to combat climate change. It's not clear whether the announcement will include a specific number, but current...
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March 29, 2018 - 9:35 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen is trying to reassure German customers worried about the future of their diesel cars by telling them they can trade in their new diesel if it is banned from the road by cities trying to meet air pollution limits. The company said Thursday that the guarantee...
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Security forces attend the scene after a car bomb explosion near the parliament building in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday, March 25, 2018. A car bomb exploded near Somalia's parliament headquarters killing a number of people and injuring others, police said. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sheikh Nor)
March 25, 2018 - 11:53 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A car bomb exploded near Somalia's parliament headquarters in the capital, Mogadishu, killing at least four people along with the driver, police said Sunday, with several others injured. A huge cloud of smoke could be seen billowing over the area dotted with security...
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March 06, 2018 - 4:47 am
BERLIN (AP) — The chairman of the European Parliament's international trade committee says the EU should target American goods that will "really hurt" the United States if President Donald Trump goes ahead with threats to raise tariffs on foreign-made steel or cars. Bernd Lange says the European...
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An environment activist stands in front of the Federal Administrative Court prior to a trial in Leipzig, Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. The words read: 'Diesel emissions kill'. The German court ruled Tuesday that cities can impose driving bans on diesel cars to combat air pollution, a decision that could affect millions of drivers and the country's powerful auto industry. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
February 27, 2018 - 5:43 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Handing environmentalists a landmark victory, a German court ruled Tuesday that cities can ban diesel cars and trucks to combat air pollution, a decision with far-reaching and costly implications in the country where the diesel engine was invented in the 1890s. The ruling by the...
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FILE - In this photo Wednesday, May 14, 2014 file photo, a Google self-driving car is on exhibit at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. Driverless cars will be tested on California roads for the first time without a human being behind a steering wheel under new rules for the fast-developing technology. The regulations approved Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, are a major step toward getting autonomous vehicles onto the streets of California, the nation's self-driving car hub. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
February 26, 2018 - 9:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Driverless cars will be tested in California for the first time without a person behind a steering wheel under new rules approved Monday for the fast-developing technology. The regulations are a major step toward getting autonomous vehicles to dealerships and onto the streets of...
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