Rights group: EU should 'rethink' Turkey refugee deal

GAZIANTEP, Turkey (AP) — A human rights group says German Chancellor Angela Merkel and top European Union officials should rethink the EU's refugee deal with Turkey, as they travel to the Syrian border to promote the troubled agreement.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

VW to take $18 billion hit as German carmakers face recall

WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — German carmaker Volkswagen capped two grim days for the country's auto industry by revealing its diesel emissions cheating cost it a chunky 16.2 billion euros ($18.2 billion) for 2015 alone — and that's likely only a part of the total bill.

  • Written by DAVID McHUGH, Associated Press FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press

Virginia governor enables 200,000 felons to vote in November

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than 200,000 convicted felons will be able to cast ballots in the swing state of Virginia in November under a sweeping executive order Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday.

  • Written by ALAN SUDERMAN, Associated Press