Prosecutors gone from jobs after AP report on church abuse

A North Carolina district attorney said Friday that two assistant prosecutors no longer work for him after The Associated Press reported ex-members of a church said the men, who belong to the sect, derailed criminal investigations into possible abuse by church leaders.

  • Written by MITCH WEISS and JEFFREY COLLINS , Associated Press

Volkswagen pleads guilty, agrees to $4.3 billion fine

DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy and obstruction of justice and agreed to pay a $4.3 billion penalty for a brazen scheme to program nearly 600,000 vehicles to cheat on U.S. emissions tests.

  • Written by TOM KRISHER and ED WHITE , Associated Press

Women's health services face cuts in Republican bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Women seeking abortions and some basic health services, including prenatal care, contraception and cancer screenings, would face restrictions and struggle to pay for some of that medical care under the House Republicans' proposed bill.

  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press