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Compliance monitor . The parties also announced that the government had selected Larry Thompson as an independent corporate compliance monitor who will oversee the company during its three-year term of probation. "This is a deliberate and massive fraud perpetrated on the American consumer, and it would seem, consumers throughout the world", he said. Volkswagen attorney Jason Weinstein says the criminal fine is an "appropriate and serious sanction".
  • Moreno officially wins Ecuador presidential election

    Moreno officially wins Ecuador presidential election

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    Socialist Lenin Moreno won Ecuador's presidential election, the electoral authority confirmed Tuesday, bucking a trend in Latin America to extend a decade of leftist rule in the major oil exporter. The Organization of American States said its mission of electoral observers that visited at random 480 voting centres nationwide found no discrepancies between the tallies and the official results and encouraged Lasso to issue complaints through institutional channels.
  • Pakistan Announces Test Squad for West Indies Series

    Pakistan Announces Test Squad for West Indies Series

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    Captain of Pakistan's Test team, Misbah-ul-Haq, announced his retirement from global cricket on Thursday. The crowning glory for Misbah and Pakistan was their 3-0 whitewash of England in the 2012 series, which was their first win against England in seven years.
  • Arsenal 2-2 Man City: Reaction from Danny Welbeck

    Arsenal 2-2 Man City: Reaction from Danny Welbeck

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    However, ahead of Wednesday's clash with West Ham , Wenger insisted that his achievement in guiding Arsenal into the top four year after year should not be underplayed. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes that Chelsea "have the quality to compete" at the top of the Premier League and in Europe next season.
  • Train derails at NYC's Penn Station; no injuries reported

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    Operating on a modified holiday schedule with delays. PATH trains have resumed service between Hoboken and 33rd Street in Manhattan, but are still running behind schedule, NJ Transit announced Tuesday. It wasn't immediately clear why the train derailed, but fire officials said one of the wheels was missing on an affected train. According to NBC New York , no one was injured as a result of the derailment, which occurred on track 9.
  • Pink Diamond Auctioned for Record $71.2M in Hong Kong

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    The auction house was then forced to buy the diamond itself because had guaranteed a $60 million sale price. Sold at Sotheby's Geneva in 2010, for US$46.2 million, the Graff Pink marked an auction record for any diamond or gemstone at the time.
  • Fiat-Chrysler Sales Drop in U.S. Amid Industry-Wide Decline

    Fiat-Chrysler Sales Drop in U.S. Amid Industry-Wide Decline

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    At Honda, vehicle sales fell 8.7 per cent, while truck and SUV sales rose 8.4 per cent. Fiat Chrysler's auto sales dropped 14 per cent and SUV sales were down 4 per cent. The average price paid for a vehicle in March was $34,342, up 1.7% from a year earlier, according to Kelley Blue Book. Toyota has also showed a 2.1 percent fall in sales; Fiat Chrysler showed a 5 percent drop (on the year) even though sales of the ever-popular Ram pickup truck was up 6 percent.
  • What the Death of Broadband Privacy Rules Means

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    During Tuesday's House debate, Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., said the Republican-drafted measure would blow "a gaping hole in federal privacy protections". Representatives opposing the repeal of the FCC privacy rules . The US House of Representatives has voted to repeal the FCC's broadband privacy rules, following a similar vote the week before by the Senate, Reuters reported .
  • Unanswered Questions about Rep. Nunes and Russian Federation

    Unanswered Questions about Rep. Nunes and Russian Federation

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    White House press secretary Sean Spicer dismissed accusations that the White House was being evasive on the specifics of Nunes' visit but refused to provide details on who signed the California Republican into White House grounds, as would be required protocol.