The Latest: Volkswagen gets weekend to reach emissions deal

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The Latest on a potential deal over the remaining 80,000 vehicles caught in Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal (all times local):

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2:40 p.m.

A federal judge says Volkswagen, U.S. regulators and attorneys for car owners have made substantial progress on a deal for the remaining 80,000 diesel vehicles caught in the company's emissions cheating scandal but still need more time to negotiate.

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said Friday that he was optimistic the sides would reach a settlement and gave them until Monday to report back on a resolution.

It comes after Breyer postponed a hearing on the potential deal by several hours. At issue in the talks is what to do about 80,000 3-liter diesel cars that were programmed to cheat on emissions tests.

The German automaker previously reached a deal for 475,000 polluting 2-liter diesel vehicles caught in the scandal.

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10:40 a.m.

A federal judge has postponed for several hours a hearing on a potential deal for the remaining 80,000 diesel vehicles caught up in Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal.

In an indication the parties may be close to a settlement, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said Friday in San Francisco that he wanted to give the company, U.S. regulators and attorneys for car owners more time to see if they could arrive at a resolution.

Breyer said the parties were in intensive discussions.

At issue is what to do about 80,000 3-liter diesel cars that were programmed to cheat on emissions tests.

The German automaker previously reached a deal for 475,000 polluting 2-liter diesel vehicles caught in the scandal.

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12 a.m.

A federal judge in San Francisco plans to hear whether Volkswagen, U.S. regulators and attorneys for car owners have reached a deal for the remaining 80,000 vehicles caught up in the company's emissions cheating scandal.

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer is set to get an update Friday about the settlement talks.

At issue is what to do about 80,000 3-liter cars that were programmed to cheat on emissions tests. Volkswagen previously reached a deal for the other 475,000 polluting vehicles in the scandal.

Breyer had postponed a Nov. 30 hearing about the vehicles after former FBI Director Robert Mueller said additional time might lead to a resolution. Mueller is overseeing settlement discussions.