Deliberate acts cause more airline deaths than crashes

WASHINGTON (AP) — An industry tally shows more airline deaths worldwide were due to deliberate acts in 2015 than to accidental air crashes, for the second year in a row.

  • Written by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press

Chicago lawyer resigns after judge rules he hid evidence

CHICAGO (AP) — A top city of Chicago lawyer stepped down after a federal judge accused him of hiding evidence in a fatal police shooting, the latest allegation of wrongdoing amid ongoing scrutiny of how the city deals with such cases.

  • Written by MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press

Iran president criticizes Saudi Arabia over severing ties

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president said on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia cannot "cover up" its crime of executing a leading Shiite cleric by severing diplomatic relations with the Islamic Republic, even as the kingdom's allies began limiting their links to his country.

  • Written by ALI AKBAR DAREINI, Associated Press JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press

US sues VW over emissions-cheating software in diesel cars

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued Volkswagen on Monday over emissions-cheating software found in nearly 600,000 vehicles sold in the United States.

  • Written by MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press