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Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who had stood by Superintendent Garry McCarthy through the week, announced his decision during a news conference in which he discussed the creation of a new police accountability task force. The announcements came a week after the officer, Jason Van Dyke, was charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times. "The shooting of Laquan McDonald requires more than just words," Emanuel said in a statement earlier Tuesday.
Volkswagen's US sales plunged 25 percent in November after it suspended sales of diesel vehicles in the wake of an emissions cheating scandal, the embattled German automaker said Tuesday. VW froze sales of diesel car models in the United States on November 4 after new accusations on the use of software that cheats on emissions tests. "Volkswagen was lucky to hold its own in the months immediately following the revelation of the emissions problems, but its luck on sales ran out in November," said Michelle Krebs, senior analyst for Autotrader.