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Accidents involving trains transporting crude oil

01/24/2014 2:17am
Accident 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:

Backers: Report on rail risks boosts Keystone XL

01/24/2014 6:25am
A 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.

Mayor: NYC will handle next snowstorm better

01/24/2014 11:25am
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is vowing to learn from mistakes made in response to this week's snowstorm.

Former Sen. Bond now lobbying for Medicaid growth

01/24/2014 1:53pm
As 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.

Prosecutor: Conservative scholar lied to candidate

01/24/2014 2:06pm
A 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.

Federal courts hit by cyberattack

01/24/2014 6:41pm
Unknown cyberattackers have hit the federal court system, making it difficult for the public to access cases and making it impossible in some instances for lawyers to file documents.