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

Officials: Police had Champs-Elysees attacker in their grasp

PARIS (AP) — The Champs-Elysees gunman who shot and killed a police officer just days before France's presidential election was detained in February for threatening police but then freed, two officials told The Associated Press on Friday. He was also convicted in 2003 of attempted homicide in the shootings of two police officers.


  • Written by LORI HINNANT and JOHN LEICESTER , Associated Press

Trump's budget chief says money for border wall a must

WASHINGTON (AP) — Money for the wall President Donald Trump wants to build along the U.S. border with Mexico must be part of the massive spending bill Congress is preparing, the White House budget director says.


  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press