Democrats decry Trump threat to fire inspectors general

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the House Oversight Committee asked the White House Tuesday for information about reports that President Donald Trump's transition team threatened to remove a host of inspectors general from their posts.

  • Written by MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press

Israeli forces begin evacuation of West Bank outpost

AMONA, West Bank (AP) — Israeli forces began an operation to evacuate settlers from a West Bank outpost on Wednesday whose long-delayed destruction threatens to rupture Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's narrow coalition, dominated by ultranationalists who support settlements.

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  • Written by NEBI QENA and IAN DEITCH , Associated Press

VW to pay $1.2 billion or more to US owners of big diesels

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen has agreed to pay at least $1.2 billion in buybacks and compensation to settle claims from U.S. owners of cars with larger diesel engines that the company rigged to cheat on emissions tests.

  • Written by DAVID McHUGH , AP Business Writer

UK lawmakers voting on bill to trigger EU exit talks

LONDON (AP) — Britain's House of Commons plans to vote Wednesday on a bill authorizing Prime Minister Theresa May to start exit talks with the European Union — the first major test of whether lawmakers will try to impede the Conservative government's Brexit plans.

  • Written by JILL LAWLESS , Associated Press