WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that Volkswagen intentionally skirted clean air laws by using a piece of software that enabled about 500,000 of its diesel cars to emit fewer smog-causing pollutants during testing than in real-world driving conditions.
To celebrate National Parking Day, artists turned metered parking spaces in La Brea into temporary public parks. The annual project helps to get people interacting and talking about the need for open space.
Police in San Luis Obispo are searching for two men from Fresno suspected of stabbing two college students. The attack happened early Friday morning at the Mustang Village Apartment Complex near the campus of Cal Poly.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — When two rival motorcycle gangs clashed outside a Texas restaurant, nine bikers ended up dead, their bodies sprawled on the pavement, surrounded by blood and shell casings. After the shooting stopped, a police officer asked everyone with a weapon to raise a hand.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy in a helicopter shot at a suspected home invasion robber who led authorities on a 100-mph chase Friday, and the suspect died on a Southern California freeway, authorities said.
BOSTON (AP) — A mother was arrested and her boyfriend was charged with murder in the death of a little girl whose body was found inside a trash bag on a Boston Harbor island this summer and who became known as Baby Doe, a prosecutor said Friday after a monthslong campaign to learn the girl's identity.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — An East Coast drifter accused of being a serial killer told fellow prison inmates he killed seven people in Connecticut in 2003, including one whose body he kept for two weeks in a van he called the "murder mobile," according to an arrest warrant released Friday.