HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — A passenger van packed with 16 people on their way to a service at their small, Spanish-speaking evangelical church in suburban Washington was involved in a fiery and deadly crash that police and county officials described as one of the worst they could remember.
By Paul Lienert and Andreas Cremer DETROIT/BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG took new steps on Monday to appease U.S. customers and German union leaders unhappy with the company's response to a sweeping emissions cheating scandal that claimed another high-profile executive. Volkswagen is offering a $1,000 credit, of which half is to be spent at VW and Audi dealerships, to U.S. owners of certain diesel models that do not comply with government emissions standards, VW's U.S. subsidiary said. The automaker said eligible U.S. owners of nearly 500,000 VW and Audi models equipped with 2.0 liter TDI diesel engines can apply to receive a $500 prepaid Visa card and a $500 dealership card, and three years of free roadside assistance services.
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - A Jordanian officer shot dead two U.S. government security contractors, a South African trainer and two Jordanians at a U.S. funded police training facility near Amman on Monday before being killed in a shootout, Jordanian authorities said. U.S. President Barack Obama said he was treating the attack at the King Abdullah Training Center, in which three Jordanians and one Lebanese citizen were wounded, very seriously and a full investigation was under way. The gunman was a police captain, a senior Jordanian official told Reuters.