Posted: Jan 24, 2014 5:43 AM
Updated: Jan 24, 2014 5:44 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. and Canadian accident investigators urged their governments to impose new safety rules on so-called oil trains, warning that a "major loss of life" could result from an accident involving the increasing use of trains to transport large amounts of crude oil. Pipeline supporters say the warning highlights the need for Keystone XL, which would carry oil derived from tar sands in western Canada to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries. An oil train derailed and exploded in North Dakota last month, creating massive fires. A similar incident occurred in Quebec in July.
NEW YORK (AP) Babe Ruth's 1923 World Series championship watch, believed lost to history, is coming to a New York City auction. The pentagonal gold timepiece is expected to fetch at least $750,000 at Heritage Auction's Feb. 22 sale. Chris Ivy, director of sports auctions at the Dallas-based auction house, says previously no one knew what happened to the watch and "it was just thought that at some point it had been lost to time."
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The Houston-based Mulva Family Foundation is making a $60 million pledge to the business and engineering schools at the University of Texas. The gift will help build a new $310 million engineering research and education center, and renovate the graduate school and administration buildings in the business school.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Attorneys for a Fort Worth-area family will ask a judge Friday to allow a pregnant, brain-dead Texas woman to be removed from life support, despite hospital opposition. Erick Munoz said his wife, Marlise, a fellow paramedic, clearly stated to him before he found her unconscious on Nov. 26 that if she ever fell into this condition, she was not to be kept alive.