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Audi CEO detained in diesel emissions case

Audi CEO detained in diesel emissions case

BERLIN — German authorities on Monday detained the chief executive of Volkswagen's Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into the manipulation of emissions controls.
Builder optimism fades with potential trade war looming

Builder optimism fades with potential trade war looming

NEW YORK — The threat of a trade war with Canada has taken a toll on the confidence of U.S. homebuilders, according to index released Monday.

Kate Spade's funeral to be held in birthplace of Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A funeral will be held for fashion designer Kate Spade this week in Kansas City, where she was born. The Kansas City Star reports that services for Spade are planned for 3 p.m.

Puerto Rico struggles with jump in asthma cases post-Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Shortly after he turned 2, Yadriel Hernandez started struggling to breathe. His doctor prescribed an inhaler and an allergy pill for asthma, and his symptoms were mostly under control.
Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 4, knocks over walls

Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 4, knocks over walls

TOKYO — Residents in western Japan were cleaning up debris Monday evening after a powerful earthquake hit the area around Osaka, the country's second-largest city, killing four people and injuring hundreds while knocking over walls and setting off fi
Germany will fail 2020 climate goals, now eyes 2030 target

Germany will fail 2020 climate goals, now eyes 2030 target

BERLIN — Germany will likely miss its goal of cutting emissions by 40 per cent by 2020, the country's environment minister said Monday, an embarrassing admission for a government that wants to lead the charge on limiting climate change.
Justices: No definitive ruling on partisan districts

Justices: No definitive ruling on partisan districts

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party.
Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian

Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian

WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller is examining a previously undisclosed meeting between longtime Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone and a Russian figure who allegedly tried to sell him dirt on Hillary Clinton.

Van crashes into fans at Dutch festival: 1 dead, 3 injured

AMSTERDAM — A van ran into a small group of pop music fans near a popular festival in the Netherlands, killing one person and injuring three others before fleeing the scene Monday. A suspect turned himself in to police hours later.
First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated

First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated

WASHINGTON — First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated at the border and hopes "both sides of the aisle" can reform the nation's immigration laws, according to a statement from her office. Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Mrs.