Is Volkswagen so complicated only insiders can fix it?

WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen's effort to fix its emissions scandal will be largely led by company insiders. Some experts say it's the only way, given the German carmaker's unusually complicated structure and power groups.

  • Written by DAVID McHUGH, AP Business Writer

Woman back in India 12 years after straying into Pakistan

NEW DELHI (AP) — Twelve years ago, a deaf and mute 11-year-old girl crossed the Indian border into Pakistan. On Monday, finally, she flew home to a warm and emotional welcome.

  • Written by NIRMALA GEORGE, Associated Press

Texas spared destruction from Hurricane Patricia's remnants

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Drenching storms that the remnants of Hurricane Patricia dragged into Texas finally cleared Sunday without leaving behind the death or devastation of torrential rain and floods that hit the state earlier in the year.

  • Written by PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press

Backed by moms and money, gun-safety group expands its clout

A gun-control organization backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg that enlists mothers to speak out against gun violence is racking up some modest victories around the U.S., employing the state-by-state strategy used so effectively to fight drunken driving and expand gay rights.

  • Written by RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press