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NHTSA investigates Volkswagen's airbag recall

Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A federal agency disclosed it is investigating whether Volkswagen fixed vehicles with an airbag defect after a recall two years...

Rookie officer shot dead in traffic stop in Pittsburgh area

Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A rookie police officer from Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, was shot dead in a traffic stop Friday night, authorities said. Brian Shaw,...

Trump reconsidering elephant trophy ban reversal

Nov. 17 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump on Friday night halted the administration's plans to reverse a ban on importing big-game hunting trophies. The U.S....

Five-alarm fire engulfs Manhattan apartment building

Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A massive fire has engulfed a six-story apartment building in Manhattan on Friday, filling much of the Hamilton Heights neighborhood...

White House requests $44B in disaster funding

Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The White House on Friday asked Congress to approve an additional $44 billion in disaster funding for recovery efforts from...

Head of Puerto Rico's power agency resigns

Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Ricardo Ramos, the executive director of Puerto Rico's power authority, resigned Friday as the island grapples with restoring electricity months...

Jesse Jackson announces he has Parkinson's disease

Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson Sr. revealed Friday that he's been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Jackson detailed the diagnosis in a...

White House welcomes college champs — with 2 notable exceptions

Nov. 17 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump welcomed NCAA championship teams to the White House on Friday -- with some notable exceptions. The president welcomed...

Ohio State suspends all fraternity activity amid conduct reviews

Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Ohio State University has suspended all fraternity activities effective immediately -- the latest major U.S. university to do so in...

Tesla unveils electric semi-truck, new sports car

Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Tesla revealed its new electric semi-truck and a new version of its Roadster sports car, boasting the vehicles' acceleration times...