• 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.

  • Emergency personnel, including South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Spartanburg County Coroner's Office, work on the scene where several cars were trapped briefly under a bridge during flooding from heavy rain Thursday morning, Oct. 1, 2015, in Spartanburg, S.C. Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger told local media that a person died early Thursday when several cars were submerged in flash floods under the bridge, where flooding often occurs during heavy rain. (AP Photo/Spartanburg Herald-Journal/Tim Kimzey) MANDATORY CREDIT

    1 dies in flooding as storms threaten to move up East Coast

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Drenching rains along an already-saturated East Coast caused major flooding Thursday, drowning a woman whose car quickly filled up with water and prompting flash-flood warnings from historic Charleston to Washington, D.C.

  • In this Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 photo released by the Somersworth Police Department, Officer Anthony McKnight poses undercover in Somersworth, N.H., with a sign, intending to catch violators of the state’s ban on the use of hand-held phones or electronic devices while driving. Nearly 100 drivers were ticked during the five-day sting, including a woman who was ticketed after giving in to her daughter’s pleas to snap a photo of the sign. (Matt Duval/Somersworth Police Department via AP)

    Repent! Undercover New Hampshire cops nab cell ban violators

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Michelle Tetreault’s daughter didn’t know what “repent” meant when she spotted a man with a sign around his neck warning “Repent! The end is near!” But she’s plenty sorry now that her mom is facing a $124 traffic ticket for using her cellphone to snap a picture of the man.

  • In this Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 photo, Brian Torcellini, Google team leader of driving operations, right, poses for photos with vehicle safety specialists Rob Miller, top left, and Ryan Espinosa, next to a vehicle at a Google office in Mountain View, Calif. Google employs a few dozen "safety drivers” that grab the steering wheel or hit the brakes on a fleet of robot cars that Google’s engineers are programming to navigate the roads without human assistance. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Google’s driverless car drivers ride a career less traveled

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — After a friend recommended that he join a secret Google project six years ago, Brian Torcellini suddenly found himself on the road to an occupational oxymoron. He became a driver in a driverless car.