• VW elects Poetsch as chairman of board of directors

    WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen has elected Chief Financial Officer Hans Dieter Poetsch to chair its board of directors, a move that comes amid a scandal over emission-test rigging that’s roiling the German automaker.

  • The Oct. 5, 2015 photo shows a man sitting on a bench in front of the Volkswagen factories in Wolfsburg, northern Germany. For Volkswagen, the cost of its cheating on emissions tests in the U.S. is likely to run into the tens of billions of dollars and prematurely end its long-sought status as the world's biggest carmaker.  (Julian Stratenschulte/dpa via AP)

    VW chief warns workers of ‘pain’ to come because of scandal

    WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen’s new CEO has told more than 20,000 workers that overcoming its emissions-rigging scandal will “not happen without pain” and that the company will have to review its investment plans.

  • Microsoft vice president for Surface Computing Panos Panay talks about the new Surface Pro 4 tablet during a presentation, in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. The Surface Pro 4 tablet is faster and thinner than before, yet it comes with a slightly larger screen at 12.3 inches. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Competition for Microsoft lineup, which targets high end

    NEW YORK (AP) — The success of Microsoft’s fall lineup of devices will ride on the company’s ability to convince people who got free Windows 10 software upgrades this summer to spring for new devices — specifically, Windows devices.

  • In this March 14, 2014 file photo, assembly line workers build a 2015 Chrysler 200 automobile at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Mich. The United Auto Workers union is threatening to go on strike against Fiat Chrysler after its membership rejected a tentative contract deal with the company. In a Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 statement, Fiat Chrysler said that it received a strike notice from the union, and that it continues to work toward reaching an agreement. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    UAW threatens strike in contract talks with Fiat Chrysler

    DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union is threatening to go on strike against Fiat Chrysler after its membership rejected a tentative contract deal with the company.

  • This photo provided by NBC shows, Jay Leno, center, in season one of "Jay Leno's Garage," in Los Angeles. The new show debuts Wed., Oct. 7, 2015, at 10 p.m. ET on CNBC. (Vivian Zink/NBC via AP))

    ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ rolls into prime-time on CNBC

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jay Leno says it’s been easy to lure Francis Ford Coppola, Laurence Fishburne and other famous folks to his new car-centric TV show.

  • In this Sept. 29, 2015, photo, Jason Robins, center, CEO of DraftKings website, speaks on a panel at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. His company’s rising visibility is spawning debate among the casino industry and regulators about the definition of gambling and whether all sports betting should be legalized and regulated. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    As daily fantasy eschews ‘gambling’ label, scrutiny grows

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Stock market traders and chess players — that’s who’s playing DraftKings, according to CEO Jason Robins, who told a crowd of casino executives last week in Las Vegas that fewer than 15 percent of the players on his site make wagers in traditional sports books.

  • Clamps hold probes in the tailpipes of a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C., on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. The car belongs to environmental engineering student, who was allowing North Carolina State University engineering professor Chris Frey to test the car's emissions. Frey has been testing the VW diesels in real world conditions, driving more than 100 miles with monitors in the car tailpipes. He found pollution 10 times higher than the federal standard, and noticed that the worst pollution came as he got on to highways and in stop-and-go traffic. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

    AP analysis: VW evasion likely led to dozens of deaths

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Volkswagen’s pollution-control chicanery has not just been victimless tinkering, killing between five and 20 people in the United States annually in recent years, according to an Associated Press statistical and computer analysis.

  • Roswell police offer station as ‘safe zone’ for online sales

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The Roswell Police Department is offering its headquarters as a safe place for people buying and selling things online to meet.

  • Santa Fe cigarette maker subject of class-action lawsuit

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The company behind a line of cigarettes touted as natural is being targeted in a class-action lawsuit.

  • Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin addresses the media following a deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.   (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard)

    Strong support for guns in town shocked by college shooting

    ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — This small town in southern Oregon’s timber country strongly supports gun rights, and that hasn’t changed for the county’s top law enforcement officer since a gunman killed nine people at a local community college.