VW emissions scandal: EU seeks more powers over national car regulations

The European Union sought sweeping powers over national car regulations on 27 January, aiming to prevent a repeat of Volkswagens emissions test cheating scandal and sparking a tough debate as governments and industry resist change. Europes Industry Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska said Brussels would be able to order spot checks on vehicles and order recalls under the proposed new rules. VW recently rejected a demand from the EUs industry commissioner to launch a compensation scheme for car owners in Europe affected by the emissions scandal. Jan 28, 2016

Video captures skier Angel Collinson surviving 1000ft plummet

A video that has gone viral on the Internet captures the moment an American professional skier, Angel Collinson, tumbled about 1,000ft down an Alaskan mountain she was performing on. Collinson was executing a stunt for a ski and snowboard movie, Paradise Waits, when she hit an icy patch of snow, according the films producers Teton Gravity Research. Jan 28, 2016