FROM Joe White
Historic Penalties against Korean Carmakers for Overstating Fuel Economy Claims Kia and Hyundai have agreed to the largest penalty in the history of the Clean Air Act: $100 million for misrepresenting the fuel economy of 1.2 million cars. The carmakers agreed to a settlement with the EPA and the Justice Department. Joe White is Senior Editor for Automotive Coverage at the Wall Street Journal .
Should All Use of Cell Phones While Driving Be Banned? Some proportion of American drivers think it's up to them to decide if they can text, tweet or talk on a cell phone while they're behind the wheel. Now, after investigating numerous crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board says that talking on wireless head sets while driving a car is just as dangerous as holding the phone to the ear, and that all states should ban all cell phone use except during emergencies. Joe White is a senior editor at the Wall Street Journal who also writes the column Eyes on the Road .
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.