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Volkswagen hires Kenneth Feinberg to handle diesel cases

Volkswagen Group said Thursday that it is hiring Kenneth Feinberg, one of the nation's best known victim compensation attorneys, to handle claims resolution resulting from its diesel-emissions scandal.<p>The automaker said Feinberg will be in charge of the independent claims resolution program for …

UAW files labor charges against Volkswagen Tennessee plant

The United Auto Workers union has filed labor charges against Volkswagen, accusing the German automaker of refusing to bargain a contract for a small group of unionized workers at the company's plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.<p>The UAW organized 161 skilled trades workers at the plant earlier this month …

The top 5 car industry stories of 2015 touch everyone

No matter what car you drive, or whether you drive at all, the top automotive stories of 2015 touched just about every American in one way or another.<p>Here's our top five:<p><b>1. Volkswagen's scandal.</b> For those who follow public policy, Volkswagen's brazen flaunting of emissions laws and the system that …

Volkswagen ditching 'Das Auto' slogan

Volkswagen plans to start its public-relations campaign to try to recover from the diesel-emissions scandal by booting its ad slogan "Das Auto."<p>Such a simple slogan, around since 2007, is hardly controversial, but Volkswagen apparently thinks it can show even more humility by going with just its …

Elon Musk joins call to give VW break on diesels

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is among the signers of a letter to California clean-air regulators asking that they give Volkswagen a break when it comes to having to fix its polluting diesel cars -- in return for a huge commitment to a zero-emission future.<p>The open letter to Mary Nichols, chairwoman …

Google Reported To Launch A New, Smarter Messaging Service

In the past few years, messaging has become the biggest new battleground for tech companies. Facebook, WeChat, and Slack have all elevated quick missives into bonafide platforms by including extensions, payments, and virtual assistants into chat windows. Google has been largely left behind in the …

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Lyft Becomes First Ride-Hailing Service Allowed At LAX

Los Angeles International Airport has long banned pickups by basic ride-hailing services, allowing Lyft to get a leg up on a major competitor.<p>Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday that the app-based ride hailing service will begin picking passengers up at one of the world's busiest …

More than 3,000 Washington prisoners mistakenly freed early

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — More than 3,000 prisoners in Washington have been mistakenly released early since 2002 because of an error by the state's …

Criminal Sentencing

Caterpillar Found Guilty of Stealing Trade Secrets

Caterpillar (cat) has been found guilty of stealing trade secrets from small British supplier Miller UK.<p>The lawsuit was originally filed five years …

NASA suspends InSight mission to Mars

US space agency NASA has suspended their next space mission to Mars. The announcement comes after private space flight firm SpaceX successfully …

Police investigating security breach at JFK Airport

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police are investigating a breach in security at a New York City airport earlier this month when an unidentified man trespassed on a taxiway and warned a cargo worker not to say anything, according to Port Authority Police.<p>Responding to a report of an unauthorized person walking without …

This Flying Car Just Got Approval to Move Into Test Mode

The Federal Aviation Administration has authorized flying car company Terrafugia to start testing out prototypes of a flying car that could some day …

Switch faces with your friends in real time with this hilarious app

Swapping faces with someone is a Photoshop trick that never gets old.<p>In fact, several websites and apps exist for the sole purpose of making this …

Republican debate: Rubio and Cruz vie to eclipse 'chaos candidate' Trump

Republicans,US news,US elections 2016,US politics,Ted Cruz,Marco Rubio,Jeb Bush,Donald Trump,Rand Paul,Chris Christie<p>Candidates go head to head on immigration, surveillance and foreign policy<br>• Jeb Bush calls Trump ‘chaos candidate’ who would be ‘chaos president’<br>• Republican presidential debate – as it …

Australia Passes New Law to Strip Jihadists of Citizenship

Australia on Thursday sought to strengthen its antiterrorism measures, passing a bill that will strip Australian dual nationals of their citizenship …

VW 'finds another software problem affecting fuel consumption'

The latest software issue on VW cars focuses on the recovery of energy, which can be used to recharge car batteries<p>Volkswagen has uncovered yet another software problem affecting its vehicles' fuel consumption, according to reports, adding to a massive pollution cheating scandal that has engulfed …