Speeding to auction record? 1962 Ferrari could fetch $45 million

Speeding to auction record? 1962 Ferrari could fetch $45 millionAuctioneers RM Sotheby's said on Wednesday that the red Ferrari was one of just 36 examples of the 250 GTO model built by the famed Italian car maker. It has been owned since 2000 by American car collector and Numerix software company chairman Dr. Greg Whitten, who has raced it in vintage events, the auction house said. "The GTO was essentially the final true road racer, marking the end of an era when drivers really got their hands dirty," RM Sotheby's car specialist Shelby Myers said in a statement.



EPA to propose reallocating waived biofuels volumes to other refiners: sources

EPA to propose reallocating waived biofuels volumes to other refiners: sourcesBy Jarrett Renshaw and Chris Prentice NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose reallocating biofuel blending obligations waived under its small refinery exemption program to other refiners, in an announcement that could come as early as Friday, according to two sources familiar with the agency's plans. The EPA is expected to make the announcement as part of the release on Friday of the agency's proposed annual biofuel blending mandates under the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), one source told Reuters. The RFS requires refiners to blend biofuels like ethanol into the fuel pool or buy compliance credits from those who do.



Tent city for migrant children puts Texas border town in limelight

Tent city for migrant children puts Texas border town in limelightBy Jon Herskovitz TORNILLO, Texas (Reuters) - A small Texas farming community near El Paso with no traffic lights, a cotton gin and two dollar stores has found itself playing the uncomfortable host to a U.S. government tent city for children suspected of illegal border crossings. In a quiet corner of Texas with vast desert spaces, dusty roads and cotton fields, Tornillo was thrust into the limelight when the first tents went up last week. The tent city has come under scrutiny amid outcry at home and abroad over the Trump administration's policy of separating parents and children after families cross the border from Mexico illegally.



Trump immigration order may not prevent some family separations: lawmakers

Trump immigration order may not prevent some family separations: lawmakersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives who were briefed by Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Wednesday about President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration said they do not know if it would prevent family separations during detentions longer than 20 days. (Reporting by Amanda Becker; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Eric Walsh)



New York sues 3M, five others for cleanup costs of toxic chemicals

New York sues 3M, five others for cleanup costs of toxic chemicalsBy Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state sued 3M Co and five other companies to recover the cost of cleaning up environmental contamination caused by toxic chemicals in firefighting foam that they manufactured. Governor Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Barbara Underwood said on Wednesday the lawsuit seeks more than $38.8 million plus punitive damages, and is the first of its type by a U.S. state. New York said the use of the foam at five military and civilian airports in the state caused "extensive contamination" to nearby fish, soil and water, and increased the risk to people of immune system damage and other health problems.





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