US gov't accuses Fiat Chrysler of cheating on emissions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government accused Fiat Chrysler on Thursday of failing to disclose software in some of its pickups and SUVs with diesel engines that allows them to emit more pollution than allowed under the Clean Air Act.

  • Written by TOM KRISHER and MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press

Biden: Intel officials told us Trump allegations might leak

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that top intelligence leaders told him and President Barack Obama they felt obligated to inform them about uncorroborated allegations about President-elect Donald Trump out of concern the information would become public and catch them off-guard.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

Stolen van driver claims to be in labor, kids' mouths taped

RAMSEY, Minn. (AP) — Police stopped a stolen minivan in a Twin Cities suburb and found a driver who claimed she was in labor and some of her seven children with their mouths taped shut.



Airstrikes escalate despite Syria cease-fire

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Syria said Thursday that a cease-fire was "largely holding with some exceptions," as opposition activists reported a mounting number of government airstrikes, including a raid in the northern Aleppo province that killed at least six civilians.

  • Written by PHILIP ISSA and JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press