A Kentucky rail-to-truck transfer has emerged as a shipping hub for oil and oil products. But no one on the 12-county hazardous material team that would respond to oil spill or fire at the facility has received training that’s been developed specifically in the past few years to address the risks of increasing volumes or crude oil moving by rail.
Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Ed Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, wrote to 13 airlines to express concern that there aren’t enough backups in place to prevent service meltdowns like the recent ones that crippled Delta and Southwest Airlines. They also questioned the airlines on how vulnerable they are to cyberattack.
The country’s top trade official, U.S. Trade Ambassador Michael Froman, is confident the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership could pass this year, despite increasingly critical rhetoric about the deal from both parties’ presumptive presidential nominees.
Idaho Republican Gov. C.L. ‘Butch’ Otter was in the hunt for global business Monday in Washington, D.C., telling foreign investors they'd never have to worry about excessive regulations or bureaucracy if they brought their money and projects to his state.
Republican members of Congress from Illinois have denounced the Obama administration’s energy and environmental policies for the planned closures of coal-fired power plants in the southern part of the state. However, other factors may have worked against the plants.
Environmental groups sue the Environmental Protection Agency to force new regulations on the disposal of waste generated by hydraulic fracturing. The injection of hundreds of millions of gallons of wastewater from fracking into underground wells has been linked to numerous earthquakes in Kansas and several other states.
Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela defended his country’s financial reputation and reiterated Panama’s commitment to greater transparency Tuesday in the wake of the leak of millions of documents that show ties between world leaders and a Panamanian law firm that specializes in setting up shell corporations.
Arizona Sen. John McCain pleaded with a fellow Republican, Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, on the Senate floor Thursday to withdraw his objection and allow a vote on Eric Fanning to be Secretary of the Army. But Roberts wouldn’t budge, again citing his opposition to President Barack Obama’s proposal to close the Guantanamo Bay prison and transfer its detainees to U.S. sites, including, potentially, Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.
The House of Representatives approved, by a rare unanimous vote of 419-0, a bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder of Kansas that would prohibit the government from obtaining private emails without a warrant.
A global leak of documents that offers details about offshore investments by some of Brazil’s top elected officials is landing like “an atomic bomb” on some of the very legislators undertaking impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff.
Cuba is reportedly Airbnb’s fastest-growing market. Since embarking on cozier relations with Cuba leader Raúl Castro 15 months ago, the Obama administration has been eliminating stiff regulations on travel and commerce, which has expanded opportunities for Americans to visit the island.
Apple’s decision to refuse the FBI’s demand to unlock the iPhone of San Bernadino shooter Syed Farook, which Apple CEO Tim Cook has portrayed as a principled stand to protect the data of all iPhone users, is also likely to be good for business, analysts of the hotly competitive cell phone market said Thursday.
In Iowa, Donald Trump continued his appeal to African-Americans for their vote following the death of basketball star Dwyane Wade's cousin in Chicago. The Clinton campaign shot back with a campaign ad, telling those voters they have "everything" to lose with Trump.
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