Volvo is first major carmaker to forgo traditional engines

HELSINKI (AP) — Volvo says it will only build electric and hybrid vehicles starting in 2019, making it the first major automaker to abandon cars and SUVs powered solely by the internal combustion engine.


  • Written by By MATTI HUUHTANEN , Associated Press

Appeals court orders EPA to proceed with emissions rule


WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in Washington has ruled that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped his authority in trying to delay implementation of a new rule requiring oil and gas companies to monitor and reduce methane leaks.


  • Written by By MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press

Christie ends shutdown, but beach pictures left an imprint


TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie, by his own admission, entered lame-duck territory on Tuesday, signing his final budget after a bruising three-day state government shutdown that included a viral photo of him lounging on a state beach that was closed to the public because of a budget impasse.

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  • Written by By MICHAEL CATALINI , Associated Press

Kim vows North Korea's nukes are not on negotiation table


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed Wednesday his nation will "demonstrate its mettle to the U.S." and never put its weapons programs up for negotiations, a day after successfully testing its first intercontinental ballistic missile.

  • Written by By FOSTER KLUG and HYUNG-JIN KIM , Associated Press

Monsoon floods kill 20 in India, leave thousands homeless


GAUHATI, India (AP) — Heavy rains since the start of India's monsoon season have triggered floods and landslides in parts of the remote northeastern region, causing at least 20 deaths, authorities said Wednesday.

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