Officials: at least 12 people killed overnight in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — At least 12 people were killed overnight following looting and violence in Venezuela's capital amid a spiraling political crisis in the South American country, authorities said Friday.

  • Written by JOSHUA GOODMAN and FABIOLA SANCHEZ , Associated Press

Attorneys general to Trump: Don't cut drug treatment funds

The top government lawyers from 19 states are telling President Donald Trump and the Republican leaders of Congress not to pass health insurance changes that would stop the flow of federal drug treatment money.

  • Written by GEOFF MULVIHILL , Associated Press

Judge orders Volkswagen to pay $2.8B in emission scandal

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered Volkswagen to pay a $2.8 billion criminal penalty in the United States for cheating on diesel emissions tests, blessing a deal negotiated by the government for a "massive fraud" orchestrated by the German automaker.

  • Written by ED WHITE , Associated Press

Justice Dept threatens sanctuary cities in immigration fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration intensified its threats to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities, sending letters Friday to nine jurisdictions warning it would withhold coveted law enforcement grant money unless they document cooperation.

  • Written by SADIE GURMAN , Associated Press