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In Texas, Higginbotham and Exploration Insurance Group Merge
Fort Worth, Texas-based Higginbotham and Exploration Insurance Group (EIG) have merged their operations in Tyler, Texas. EIG opened in 2013 in Tyler to meet the east Texas region’s growing need for industry specific insurance. The independent seven-person agency brokers commercial …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2019 4:41 PM
California’s $27.6M Fine Against Mercury Insurance Remains After Court Action
California regulators say a ruling by the state’s highest court means a $27.6 million fine imposed against Mercury Insurance Co. for improperly tacking fees onto auto insurance policies will stand. The California Department of Insurance reported on Aug. 15 that …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2019 4:07 PM
AXA XL Adds Zurich’s Arezes as Senior Underwriter for Large Property in Canada
AXA XL has added Jennifer Arezes to its property insurance team in Canada. Arezes is based in Toronto and will work alongside Ian Rutherford, head of Property, Canada and Urs Uhlmann, CEO and country manager AXA XL, Canada to grow …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2019 4:03 PM
Greek Firefighters Battle Multi-Day Blaze in Nature Reserve
Greek authorities sent reinforcements Thursday to firefighters battling a major forest fire in a nature reserve on the island of Evia as water-dropping aircraft tried to extinguish the flames in a hard-to-reach canyon. On the third day of the fire, …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2019 3:44 PM
Travelers Names Cohn to New Chief Sustainability Officer Post
The Travelers Cos. has created a new position of chief sustainability officer and named Yafit Cohn to fill the post. Cohn will lead Travelers’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts across the organization and will serve as a member of …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2019 3:27 PM
Over 400 Sex Abuse Suits Filed in New York as Litigation Window Opens
The Roman Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, schools and hospitals, the late financier Jeffrey Epstein are some of the targets named in a flurry of sex abuse lawsuits filed Wednesday in New York as the state began accepting cases once …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2019 2:46 PM
Nepal Government Panel Wants Mount Everest Hikers to Have Experience, Insurance
A Nepal government committee formed after a bad mountaineering season on Mount Everest has recommended requiring climbers to have scaled tall peaks, undergone proper training, and possess certificates of good health and insurance that would cover rescue costs if required. …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2019 1:43 PM
Women Accuse Opera Star Domingo of Sexual Harassment Over Decades
For decades, Placido Domingo, one of the most celebrated and powerful men in opera, has tried to pressure women into sexual relationships by dangling jobs and then sometimes punishing the women professionally when they refused his advances, numerous accusers told …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2019 1:33 PM
Native American Tribe Says Showtime’s ‘Billions’ TV Show Defamed Reputation
In the hit Showtime series “Billions,” it seems, everybody’s somebody. Ruthless hedge fund titan Bobby Axelrod evokes Steven A. Cohen, the billionaire founder of SAC Capital Advisors. U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades is a Preet Bharara type. And then there’s the …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2019 1:30 PM
Hundreds of North Carolina Transportation Workers to be Laid Off
North Carolina’s Transportation Department says it’ll lay off hundreds of workers to help cover the ballooning cost of storm damage repairs and legal expenses. News outlets report that layoffs will include contractual and temporary laborers such as those who patch …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2019 1:27 PM

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Mom aims head-on at a tanker to kill herself, sons. When truck dodges, she doubles back

Mom aims head-on at a tanker to kill herself, sons. When truck dodges, she doubles backPolice say a Gainesville, Florida, mom of two young boys told a friend she was going to kill herself and her sons by crashing her car with everyone inside.

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2019 5:25 PM

Bullock tries to find middle ground on guns

Bullock tries to find middle ground on gunsAs a Democratic politician in deep-red Montana, Steve Bullock has long searched for a middle ground on guns. Now a presidential candidate in a party pushing hard for new gun-control laws, he still is. While many of his Democratic opponents go all-in on new proposals for restricting guns, responding to the latest string of mass shootings, Bullock is the rare voice of caution warning Democrats about going too far.

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2019 12:09 AM

John Hickenlooper is out of the 2020 presidential race. That's good news for these 3 Democratic candidates

John Hickenlooper is out of the 2020 presidential race. That's good news for these 3 Democratic candidatesFormer Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's exit from presidential race means other candidates have an opportunity to win over his supporters.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2019 10:31 AM

7 shot after random Snapchat invites to ‘instant house party,’ Texas cops say

7 shot after random Snapchat invites to ‘instant house party,’ Texas cops sayAn “instant party” in Texas ended with a car chase and several people shot, police say.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2019 2:32 PM

Roller coaster malfunction causes cars to collide; multiple kids taken to hospital

Roller coaster malfunction causes cars to collide; multiple kids taken to hospitalFive people were taken to the hospital Friday night after malfunctioning roller coaster failed to stop in Ocean City, Maryland.

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2019 11:08 AM

'Explosive' situation on migrant rescue boat in limbo off Italy

'Explosive' situation on migrant rescue boat in limbo off ItalyThe captain of a Spanish charity ship carrying 134 rescued migrants warned Friday of an "explosive" situation on board the vessel anchored within swimming distance of Italy's Lampedusa island but forbidden to approach. Italy has evacuated a handful of people from the Open Arms ship for medical treatment but far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini refuses to allow the vessel to dock despite other European countries agreeing to take in the people on board. The captain of the ship operated by Proactiva Open Arms, Marc Reig, said the migrants, rescued after leaving chaos-stricken Libya, were "broken psychologically".

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2019 6:05 PM

Unprecedented heatwave 'kills thousands of fish' in Alaska

Unprecedented heatwave 'kills thousands of fish' in AlaskaClimate change and warming rivers may have caused the mass death of salmon in parts of Alaska, scientists say.Large numbers of salmon died prematurely in some Alaskan rivers in July according to local reports, and scientists believe the cause could be the unprecedented heatwave that gripped the state last month.“Climate change is here in Alaska. We are seeing it. We are feeling it. And our salmon are dying because of it,” said Stephanie Quinn-Davidson, a biologist specialising in salmon and the director of the Yukon Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, in a Facebook post.> 200 miles of river. Dead chum consistently along entire stretch. None had spawned. 850 counted, many more missed. Likely ruled out mining, disease/parasites. All signs point to heat stress. Sad to see. Hoping this is not the new normal. climatechange salmon yukonriver alaska> > — Steph Quinn-Davidson (@SalmonStephAK) > > July 29, 2019

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2019 7:52 AM

Photos from Dawn Patrol at 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Photos from Dawn Patrol at 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2019 10:40 AM

UPDATE 1-Several injured in Kashmir in clashes with Indian police

UPDATE 1-Several injured in Kashmir in clashes with Indian policeIndian security forces injured at least six people on Saturday in Srinagar, the main city in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir, as several protests broke out against New Delhi's revocation of the region's autonomy last week. In New York, the U.N. Security Council held its first meeting in almost 50 years on Kashmir, a majority Muslim region claimed by both India and Pakistan - which controls its western third.

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2019 2:30 PM

French waiter shot dead for being 'too slow with sandwich'

French waiter shot dead for being 'too slow with sandwich'A customer shot a waiter dead at an eatery on the outskirts of Paris, apparently enraged at being made to wait for a sandwich, a source close to the investigation said Saturday. The waiter's colleagues called police after he was shot in the shoulder with a handgun in the Noisy-le-Grand suburb east of Paris on Friday night, the source said. The gunman, who a witness said lost his temper "as his sandwich wasn't prepared quickly enough", fled the scene.

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2019 1:40 PM

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