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New York Marine & General Insured Las Vegas Festival Targeted by Shooter
A Live National Entertainment Inc. Las Vegas country musical festival that was targeted Oct. 1 in the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history was insured by New York Marine & General Insurance Co., according to a permit document filed …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 7:46 PM
Year After Texas Balloon Crash, NTSB Wants Medical Certification Exemption Tossed
The National Transportation Safety Board has called on the Federal Aviation Administration to remove its medical certification exemption for commercial balloon operators, saying it contributed to a July 30, 2016, balloon crash in Texas that killed 15 passengers and the …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 4:26 PM
Arkansas Gov. Opposed to Tapping General Revenue for Road Improvements
Arkansas’ governor says he’ll “vigorously oppose” any highway funding ballot initiative that calls for tapping into general revenue for road needs. Gov. Asa Hutchinson told reporters he opposes any attempt to divert tax revenue from new and used car sales, …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 4:17 PM
Records Show Unprecedented Increase in Firearm Thefts in Kansas City
Police records show there has been an unprecedented spike in gun thefts in Kansas City, Missouri. The number of annual firearms thefts sharply increased between 2015 and 2016, according to police data obtained by the Kansas City Star. Police received …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 4:14 PM
Alerts System for Tech-Connected Cars Planned for Ohio Turnpike
Officials are planning a new system of travel alert information for part of the Ohio Turnpike near Cleveland with an eye toward a day when autonomous vehicles might regularly cruise the roadway. The Turnpike Commission will use roadside sensors and …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 4:11 PM
Ex-Mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma: Insurer’s $4M Payout for Lost Ring not Enough
The former mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma, is suing an insurance company and broker because she says the $4 million she received for a lost blue diamond ring isn’t enough. The Tulsa World reports that Kathy Taylor’s federal lawsuit filed in …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 4:06 PM
Mass. SJC Reverses Lower Court’s Decision in Legal Malpractice Suit
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has reversed a Superior Court decision in favor of a law firm in a legal malpractice suit. The plaintiff, Kiribati Seafood Company LLC, brought the legal malpractice claim against its former law firm, Dechert LLP, …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 3:18 PM
EPA Appears to Ease Nuke Radiation Safeguards for First Responders
In the event of a dirty bomb or a nuclear meltdown, emergency responders can safely tolerate radiation levels equivalent to thousands of chest X-rays, the Environmental Protection Agency said in new guidelines that ease off on established safety levels. The …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 2:31 PM
Progressive’s Flo Turned Into Chatbot
Convinced that Americans are dying to speak with its human TV spokes-icon Flo, Progressive Insurance is bringing a Flo Chatbot experience to Facebook Messenger. This tool, enhanced by artificial intelligence and quoting technology, is now available for all Messenger users …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 2:10 PM
Is Hyperloop Transportation Technology Feasible or Insurable?
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies wants to build a tube-based inter and intra-city transportation system to transport passengers and cargo at high speeds. As part of its efforts to gain support, it sought to assure people that its technology is feasible. The …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 1:25 PM

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Gold Star Moms Blast Trump For Delayed Response To Soldiers' Deaths

Gold Star Moms Blast Trump For Delayed Response To Soldiers' DeathsThe mother of a soldier killed in Iraq called President Donald Trump’s delayed response to the deaths of U.S. service members in Niger an abdication of his first duty as commander in chief ― “to acknowledge the sacrifice of one of his military members.”




POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 5:23 PM

ISIS Losing Its 'Capital' Is A Pivotal Defeat For The Terrorist Group

ISIS Losing Its 'Capital' Is A Pivotal Defeat For The Terrorist GroupThe self-described Islamic State finally lost its tenuous grip on the Syrian city of Raqqa on Tuesday as U.S.-backed forces retook the extremist group’s last major urban territory following a four-month military campaign.




POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 5:41 PM

'Very unusual' mistrial in woman's burning death

'Very unusual' mistrial in woman's burning deathBATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The jury in the tense murder trial of a Mississippi man charged with setting a 19-year-old friend on fire and leaving her to die handed a bailiff a note: They have reached a verdict.




POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 10:25 PM

Mom's incredible hack for getting her child to take medicine goes viral

Mom's incredible hack for getting her child to take medicine goes viralNo matter the flavor, from orange to grape, we have vivid memories of being force-fed a spoonful, only to quickly chase it down with a glass of milk or a treat. England's Helena Lee was trying to feed her newborn Calpol when she remembered reading about this trick -- all you need is a bottle and syringe.




POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 2:29 PM

Crews push to contain California fires, search for bodies

Crews push to contain California fires, search for bodiesBy Jim Christie SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Crews fought their way across rugged, steep terrain on Tuesday in a push to gain full control of the deadliest wildfires in California history, as search-and-rescue teams picked through an ashy moonscape of destroyed homes looking for victims. "There are still some concerns that if the west winds come up or we get some erratic winds they could push our lines, but as of right now we're looking pretty good," Steve Crawford, a fire operations chief, told reporters at a briefing in Sonoma County in the heart of California's celebrated wine country. Already 41 people have been confirmed killed in the fires, which erupted last week and were driven by dry, hot winds into Northern California communities, giving residents little or no chance to escape.




POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 6:59 PM

Georgia State Senator Offers Free Bump Stock In Wake Of Vegas Massacre

Georgia State Senator Offers Free Bump Stock In Wake Of Vegas MassacreA state senator in Georgia who is running for governor is asserting his stance on gun rights by giving away a bump stock “to one lucky winner” in the aftermath of the Las Vegas mass shooting.




POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 12:27 AM

Rohingya man refugee again 40 years after leaving Bangladesh

Rohingya man refugee again 40 years after leaving BangladeshNearly four decades ago Fazol Ahmed returned to his native Myanmar with his family under a Rohingya repatriation scheme. Now he is back in the teeming camps of Bangladesh with his wife and children, a refugee once again. Ahmed is among the hundreds of thousands of refugees who have crossed into Bangladesh since an upsurge in violence in neighbouring Myanmar in August that the UN has said amounts to ethnic cleansing.




POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 12:02 AM

Confederate monuments vandalized in 2 Virginia cities

Confederate monuments vandalized in 2 Virginia citiesRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two Confederate monuments in two Virginia cities have been vandalized this week.




POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 5:35 PM

Bodies Found in Embrace Believed to Be Young Hikers Who Disappeared in Joshua Tree Desert

Bodies Found in Embrace Believed to Be Young Hikers Who Disappeared in Joshua Tree DesertThe young couple had been missing since July after going on a hike in California's rugged Joshua Tree National Park.




POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 8:56 PM

Body Of Missing 6-year-old With Autism Is Found In Dumpster As Relative Taken Into Custody

Body Of Missing 6-year-old With Autism Is Found In Dumpster As Relative Taken Into CustodyBody Of Missing 6-year-old With Autism Is Found In Dumpster As Relative Taken Into Custody




POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 8:02 PM

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