• APNewsBreak: Volkswagen has emissions-cheating fix ready

    DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen’s plan to fix most of its 2-liter diesel engines that cheat on emissions tests includes a computer software update and a larger catalytic converter to trap harmful nitrogen oxide, and it may not hurt mileage or performance, according to dealers who were briefed by executives on the matter.

  • FILE- In this April 9, 2002, file photo, a handler prepares to release a lesser prairie chicken near Laverne, Okla. The U.S. government announced Tuesday, July 19, 2016, that it is removing the lesser prairie chicken from a federal protection list under the Endangered Species Act. (Chad Love /The Oklahoman via AP)

    Feds remove the lesser prairie chicken from protection list

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Facing an uphill court fight, the U.S. government announced Tuesday it was formally removing the lesser prairie chicken from a federal protection list under the Endangered Species Act.

  • The Latest: VW declines to comment on new diesel lawsuits

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on lawsuits filed against Volkswagen over vehicles equipped with software that cheated on emissions tests (all times local):

  • Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, right, joined by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, discusses a lawsuit against Volkswagen, Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in New York. The states are suing Volkswagen and its affiliates Audi and Porsche over diesel emissions cheating, alleging that the German automakers defrauded customers by selling diesel vehicles equipped with software allowing them to cheat emissions testing. In response the company said, "The allegations in complaints filed by certain states today are essentially not new and we have been addressing them in our discussions with U.S. federal and state authorities." (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    NY, Massachusetts sue Volkswagen over emissions cheating

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York, Massachusetts and Maryland are suing Volkswagen and its affiliates Audi and Porsche over diesel emissions cheating, accusing the German automakers of defrauding customers, misleading regulators and then seeking to cover up the deception.