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TransCanada Temporarily Shuts Keystone Pipeline

MARIA FISHER, Associated Press, Star Telegram 10/19/2012

TransCanada Corp. has temporarily shut down its existing 2,100-mile Keystone pipeline after tests showed possible safety issues, a federal agency said Thursday. A federal inspector was deployed to review test results, observe repairs and monitor any additional necessary safety issues, Layson said. PHMSA did not have additional details on what the possible safety issues were.


Wrongful-Death Suit Filed Over Fatal Drunk-Driving Accident

Chris Paschenko, KHOU-TV  10/14/2012

A wrongful-death lawsuit has been filed against a man charged with intoxicated manslaughter after killing two pedestrians and their dog. The suit also names the Galveston bar which served the driver alcohol as a defendant in the suit. 

Gov’t Warns Repaired Cars May Have Counterfeit Air Bags

Associated Press, The Washington Post  10/10/2012

Car owners whose air bags have been replaced in the past three years may have had dangerous counterfeit bags installed, the Obama administration warned Wednesday. Only 0.1 percent of the U.S. vehicle fleet — about 250,000 cars on the road — are makes and models for which counterfeit airbags are known to be available, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a statement. Industry officials briefed by the government said tens of thousands of car owners may be driving vehicles with counterfeit air bags. 

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