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  • RIVERSIDE, Calif., March 24- California on Friday challenged the Trump administration's approach to car pollution, approving standards that the White House said still need review and setting up a potential face-off between federal and state regulators. California Governor Jerry Brown and other state officials have vowed to lead the defense of...

  • RIVERSIDE, Calif., March 24- California on Friday approved vehicle pollution targets that the Trump administration last week put on hold, setting up a potential face-off between federal and state regulators that could be expensive for automakers and a headache for consumers. Board Chair Mary Nichols invited the auto industry to suggest implementation...

  • RIVERSIDE, Calif., March 24- California on Friday approved vehicle pollution targets that the Trump administration last week put on hold, setting up a potential face-off between federal and state regulators that could be expensive for automakers and a headache for consumers.

  • DETROIT— U.S. safety regulators have decided not to seek a recall after investigating complaints that door ajar warning lights won't turn off on thousands of Ford SUVs. The probe began in September and found nearly 2,700 complaints and over 33,000 warranty claims due to the problem with the 2011 to 2013 Edge SUV. But the National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- The Trump International Hotel in Washington is not in violation of federal conflict-of-interest rules that bar elected officials from taking part in a lease of federal property, the U.S. General Services Administration said on Thursday. Critics argued that the luxury hotel housed in the historic Old Post Office a few blocks from the...

  • DETROIT, March 23- When U.S. If Europe and China continue to toughen their emissions standards, "the U.S. might become an outlier," American Axle President Mike Simonte told Reuters on Thursday. Despite what the EPA may want, California and nine other states in the Zero Emission Vehicle program eight in the northeast, plus Oregon are expected to move ahead on Friday...

  • DETROIT— Ford Motor Co. says its first-quarter earnings will be about 50 percent lower than last year because of increasing costs and lower sales. In a call with investors, the company said it expects to earn between 30 and 35 cents per share in the first quarter. Ford expects to earn $9 billion in 2017, down from $10.4 billion in 2016..

  • WASHINGTON March 21- The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes coming to the United States from 10 airports in Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified terrorism threats. The airports are in Cairo; Istanbul; Kuwait City; Doha, Qatar; Casablanca, Morocco;...

  • WASHINGTON, March 21- The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes coming to the United States from 10 airports in Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified terrorism threats. The airports are in Cairo; Istanbul; Kuwait City; Doha, Qatar; Casablanca, Morocco;...

  • WASHINGTON, March 21- The Trump administration confirmed Tuesday it is imposing new restrictions on electronic devices carried by travelers coming to the United States from 10 airports mainly in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified terror threats. The Department of Homeland Security will require passengers coming to the United...

  • CAIRO— The Latest developments related to the U.S. government move to bar passengers in eight Muslim-majority countries from bringing laptops and other electronics onboard direct flights to the United States:. Royal Jordanian flies from the Jordanian capital of Amman to New York, Chicago and Detroit. The official says Middle East Airlines, Lebanon's...

  • The ban was revealed Monday in statements from Royal Jordanian Airlines and the official news agency of Saudi Arabia. A U.S. official told The Associated Press the ban will apply to nonstop flights to the U.S. from 10 international airports serving the cities of Cairo in Egypt; Amman in Jordan; Kuwait City in Kuwait; Casablanca in Morocco; Doha in Qatar; Riyadh and...

  • WASHINGTON, March 17- Arconic Inc said on Friday it had dropped its request for a $259 million loan from the U.S. Energy Department, a day after the Trump administration proposed killing the program aimed at boosting manufacturing of advanced technology vehicles. In 2015 the Obama administration announced a "conditional commitment" to loan Alcoa Corp the $259...

  • Trump came to the Detroit area earlier this week to announce that his Environmental Protection Agency will re-examine gas mileage requirements that were affirmed in the Obama administration's last days. We have to design our vehicles to be fuel efficient not only in the U.S., but in Europe and Asia, "said John Juriga, director of powertrain at the Hyundai-Kia...

  • JERUSALEM— As the world moves toward an era of self-driving cars, Israel is positioning itself to be the Detroit of the future. Israel is now home to hundreds of startups that provide everything from censors to cybersecurity to data collection for autonomous vehicles, putting it alongside Silicon Valley at the forefront of an industry that many expect to take...

  • DETROIT/ WASHINGTON, March 16- A federal judge in Detroit on Thursday ordered that a Volkswagen AG executive charged in the automaker's diesel emissions scandal be detained until his trial set for next year, agreeing with prosecutors that the German national represented a flight risk. Oliver Schmidt, who was chief of Volkswagen's environmental and...

  • Friends and family of Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt, who was arrested on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States in connection with the automaker's emissions cheating scandal, walk from Federal court in Miami, Florida, January 9, 2017.

    VW's chief of environmental and engineering center in Michigan is to be detained in the U.S. until his trial.

  • DETROIT/ WASHINGTON, March 16- A federal judge in Detroit on Thursday ordered that a Volkswagen AG executive charged in the automaker's diesel emissions scandal be detained until his trial set for next year, agreeing with prosecutors that the German national represented a flight risk. Oliver Schmidt, who was chief of Volkswagen's environmental and...

  • Oliver Schmidt's attorneys said he was willing to risk $1.6 million in assets, with help from family and friends, to persuade a judge that he would stay in the Detroit area and return for subsequent court hearings. But prosecutors successfully argued that he has no ties to the U.S. and would be out of reach if he flees to Germany, his home country and the headquarters...

  • DETROIT, March 16- A federal judge in Detroit on Thursday ordered that a Volkswagen AG executive charged in the automakers diesel emissions scandal be detained until his trial set for January 2018. Oliver Schmidt, who was the chief of Volkswagen's environmental and engineering center in Michigan, has been held since January when he was arrested in Miami trying...