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Volkswagen agrees to $4.3 billion U.S. diesel settlement

WASHINGTON — Volkswagen AG has agreed to a $4.3 billion settlement to resolve the U.S. government’s civil and criminal investigations into the German automaker’s diesel emissions cheating, according to documents made public Wednesday.

Trump accuses U.S. spy agencies of Nazi practices

NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump escalated a fight with U.S. spy agencies on Wednesday, just nine days before he takes over their command as president, and accused them of practices reminiscent of Nazi Germany.

Trump’s team blocks U.S. House appearance by Pentagon pick

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump’s team has canceled an appearance before Congress by his nominee for defense secretary, retired General James Mattis, regarding a waiver he needs for the post, congressional officials said on Wednesday.

Russia hacked Republican campaigns, but not Trump’s

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Russia hacked into Republican state political campaigns and old email domains of the Republican National Committee but there is no evidence it successfully penetrated President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign, FBI Director James Comey said on Tuesday.

Kennedy to lead panel on vaccines

WASHINGTON — Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who has warned of a nonexistent link between childhood immunizations and the development of autism, has accepted an invitation from President-elect Donald Trump to lead a commission “on vaccine safety and scientific integrity,” he told reporters Tuesday.

Jury condemns Roof to death

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A U.S. jury on Tuesday condemned white supremacist Dylann Roof to death for the hate-fueled killings of nine black parishioners at a Bible study meeting in a Charleston, South Carolina, church in 2015.

Backpage.com shuts section in face of government pressure

SAN FRANCISCO — The online classified advertising site Backpage.com abruptly shut its “adult” section on Monday, yielding to a campaign by state and federal government officials to close a service they contend promotes prostitution and human trafficking.

Bitcoin exchange operator pleads guilty in case

NEW YORK — A Florida man pleaded guilty on Monday to charges that he conspired to operate an illegal bitcoin exchange, which prosecutors said was owned by an Israeli who oversaw a massive scheme to hack companies, including JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Airport shooting suspect appears in federal court

FORT LAUDERDALE — The 26-year-old Iraq war veteran accused of killing five people at a busy Florida airport in the latest U.S. gun rampage appeared in a federal court on Monday on charges that could bring him the death penalty.

U.S. intelligence study warns of growing conflict risk

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The risk of conflicts between and within nations will increase over the next five years to levels not seen since the Cold War as global growth slows, the post-World War II order erodes and anti-globalization fuels nationalism, said a U.S. intelligence report released on Monday.

More rain, snow forecast as storm brings floods to California

Forecasters expect another half foot of rain to soak central and northern California and the Sierra Nevada mountains through early Tuesday, coming on the heels of powerful storms that walloped the state and other parts of the U.S. west on Sunday.

Confirmation this week for Trump appointees

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell met President-elect Donald Trump on Monday and said he hoped lawmakers would confirm six or seven national security appointees by the time Trump enters the White House in 11 days.

Source: Anbang in talks with Kushner for NY building overhaul

NEW YORK — China’s Anbang Insurance Group is in talks to invest in a project to redevelop a flagship New York City building owned by Kushner Companies, the family real estate business run by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, according to a person familiar with the discussions.

Roof objects to tearful testimony

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Convicted murderer Dylann Roof said on Thursday tearful testimony by family members of those slain in the South Carolina church massacre was excessive and would prejudice jurors who will decide whether he should be sentenced to death.

Witness: Church gunman said ‘I’m not crazy’ as he fired

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The widow of the pastor who was among the nine people killed by white supremacist Dylann Roof told a federal jury on Wednesday she heard the gunman say he was not crazy during the rampage at a historic black church in South Carolina.