01/24/2014 2:17amAccident investigation boards in the U.S. and Canada are calling for tougher regulation of trains carrying crude oil, warning that an accident in a populated area could cause a "major loss of life," as well as significant property and environmental damage. Worries about shipping crude oil by train have been heightened by recent accidents:
01/24/2014 6:25amA government warning about the dangers of increased use of trains to transport crude oil is giving a boost to supporters of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline.
01/24/2014 11:25amNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is vowing to learn from mistakes made in response to this week's snowstorm.
01/24/2014 1:53pmAs a Republican senator, Kit Bond voted against the federal health care overhaul. Now lobbying for a prominent business group, Bond is pushing Republican legislators in his home state of Missouri to embrace a key provision of the law by expanding Medicaid eligibility.
01/24/2014 2:06pmA Republican candidate told government investigators that a conservative scholar and author lied to her about the source of donations made to her U.S. Senate campaign, a prosecutor disclosed at an arraignment Friday.