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

Donald Trump's tweets are now presidential records

By many accounts, Donald Trump’s bold use of Twitter helped him get the attention and votes necessary to win a presidential race few initially thought he could. Given Trump’s affinity for the social media platform, it was unsurprising that tweets began streaming from his @realDonaldTrump account before noon on Inauguration Day.

  • Written by Shontavia Johnson , Drake University