Volkswagen CEO gratifies head of US agency that exposed emissions scandal

Companys new boss, Matthias Muller, seeks to convince Environmental Protection Agency head Gina McCarthy to accept VW recall plans The chief executive of Volkswagen on Wednesday fulfilled the head of the US Environmental Protection Agency( EPA ), the regulator that exposed the German auto company emissions cheating scandal. Matthias Muller, who was promoted to VW…

Volkswagen to pay $14.7 bn settlement and buy back autoes from consumers

Department of Justice says carmaker will pay billions to determine asserts generated by emissions rigging scandal and buy automobiles from consumers at pre-scandal prices Volkswagen has agreed to pay $14.7 bn to settle claims generated by its emissions rigging scandal and to buy back automobiles from customers at pre-scandal prices, the Department of Justice announced…

FDA drops-off lifetime ban on blood donations from homosexual and bisexual men

Agency will bar men who have had sex with another man in the previous year from donating, a policy activists believe is still discriminatory US government health officials are lifting the nations 32-year-old lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, but major restrictions will remain on who can donate. The ban had…

The Obama years: novelists assess his legacy

Expectations were sky high when Barack Obama was elected president in 2008. As his word draws to a close, has he disappointed or delivered? Novelists in America appraise him Tobias Wolff: The coolness of his style has led to a lack of kudo for what he has achieved Tobias Wolff is best known for his…

Obama’s gun control plan is a possibility watered down, but it’s not flat

In the midst of the armed militia in Oregon and gun control advocates exhorting strict reform, Obamas background check proposal absence severity. But a closer looking presents an unprecedented step to restrict access and save lives More than 2,500 miles away from the calm White House east room where Barack Obama will announce his 10…

‘We need fundamental changes’: US doctors call for universal healthcare

More than 2,000 physicians want a single-payer system similar to Canadas and say the Affordable Care Act didnt go far enough A group of more than 2,000 physicians is calling for the establishment of a universal government-run health system in the US, in a newspaper in the American Journal of Public Health. According to the…

The Guardian view on Trump and Obamacare: a welcome failure for a damaging scheme | Editorial

Editorial: In spite of controlling the White House and both wings of Congress, the Republicans let ideological obsessions to derail a scheme they have been trumpeting for years President Donald Trumps failure to repeal Barack Obamas Affordable Care Act is a huge event. It may even eventually be an epochal one. It is huge for…

Obama was right to weep: he’s got plenty to scream about

The chairpeople tears over gun control made front pages around the world but his key political combats are still in stalemate, and likely to end that way Americans would like their chairman to be sick and needy, James Zogby, an executive member of the Democratic Executive Committee, told me a few years ago. It was…

‘Moonshot’ initiative to fighting cancer urged to include survivors’ lives

Some advocates say research focus is promising but recommendations do not address survivorship, which affects things such as mental and fiscal health Though it has been 18 years since a doctor first told Jennifer Stewart she had cancer and she can now call herself a survivor, she is excited about the White House moonshot panel…

Registry used to track Arabs and Muslims dismantled by Obama administration

Department of Homeland Security will tear down Nseers, in an attempt to place a roadblock in front of Donald Trumps declared intention to ban Muslims The Obama administration is dismantling a discriminatory surveillance system that was used after 9/11 to keep tabs on Arabs and Muslims across the US, in a move that will make…