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Lotter Joins Policy Administration Systems Provider, Instec, in Illinois
Naperville, Illinois-based Instec, a provider of policy administration systems to insurance program and specialty markets, has hired CJ Lotter as senior solution architect. He joins Instec’s engagement management team responsible for overseeing the implementation of Instec’s policy, underwriting and billing …

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 5:44 PM
Florida Woman Arrested in $68K Hurricane Irma Scam
A Florida woman has been arrested for alleged unlicensed practice of public adjusting and grand theft related to Hurricane Irma, according to a statement from the Florida Department of Financial Services. Mary Bruce is accused of attempting to steal more …

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 5:40 PM
Houston Insurance Broker Launches Online Tool to Connect Agents, Customers
Houston-based insurance broker, Frank Medina, has launched Insurance Agent Near Me, an online tool that connects customers with reputable insurance agents in their vicinity. Insurance Agent Near Me lists all the major insurance products that are being searched online daily …

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 5:36 PM
Officials: Up to 100 Pedicabs Destroyed in Austin Warehouse Fire
Austin officials say a warehouse fire wiped out one-fifth of the city’s pedicabs just weeks before the South by Southwest festival, one of the busiest times for bicycle rickshaw operators. The Austin Fire Department reports that two companies, Metrocycle Pedicabs …

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 5:20 PM
Shipping Company Fined $2M for Dumping Oily Waste into Gulf
A federal judge ordered a shipping company to pay $2 million in fines after one of its tankers illegally dumped oily waste into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. Interorient Marine Services Limited was fined Feb. 13 …

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 5:18 PM
Indiana City Shares Responsibility for Crash That Killed 3, Lawsuit Says
A lawsuit says a northern Indiana city shares responsibility for a crash that killed two children and a man who were walking along a sidewalk. Authorities say Leonard Grosswiler was driving in August 2017 when his vehicle struck five pedestrians …

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 5:15 PM
McChristian, Proksa to Lead Insurance, Risk Management Programs at Gies College of Business
The University of Illinois’ Gies College of Business has Lynne McChristian and Corrie Proksa to lead its insurance and risk management programs. McChristian has been named director of the Office of Risk Management and Insurance Research (ORMIR), Proksa and will …

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 5:14 PM
North Dakota Insurance Dept. Appeals Court Ruling on Air Ambulance Balance Bills
The North Dakota Insurance Department has appealed a ruling from a U.S. District Court invalidating a law protecting individuals with health insurance from receiving large and unexpected balance bills to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, North Dakota Insurance Commissioner …

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 5:08 PM
Alabama Coal Firm to Pay $775K in Air Pollution Penalties
One of Alabama’s largest coal companies has agreed to pay $775,000 in penalties related to air pollution violations near Birmingham. Al.com reported Feb 12. that the proposed Drummond Company settlement comes nearly eight years after violations were discovered during a …

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 4:46 PM
Nashville Salmonella Outbreak Prompts Multiple Lawsuits Against Restaurant
A Nashville restaurant is facing multiple lawsuits after at least 20 customers reported becoming infected with salmonella. According to WKRN-TV, the four lawsuits are each seeking up to $1.5 million in damages from Milk and Honey following the August foodborne …

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 4:43 PM

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Palestinian leader will refuse Israeli tax transfers

Palestinian leader will refuse Israeli tax transfersRAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday said he will not accept regular monthly tax transfers from Israel if it carries out its decision to deduct amounts the Palestinians pay to the families of prisoners and people killed in fighting with Israel.




POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2019 10:41 AM

Lesbian couple turned away by Indiana tax preparer four years after Mike Pence signed anti-LGBTQ law

Lesbian couple turned away by Indiana tax preparer four years after Mike Pence signed anti-LGBTQ lawA married lesbian couple in Indiana were turned away by a tax preparer when they attempted to file their taxes jointly last week, making them one of many victims of the state’s anti-LGBTQ laws. Bailey and Samantha Brazzel got married last July and decided to file their taxes jointly for the first time. The couple went to Carter Tax Service in Russiaville to meet with Nancy Fivecoate, a tax preparer Ms Bailey used for the last four years.




POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2019 4:26 PM

French TV cuts Facebook live feed from Jewish cemetery after anti-Semitic abuse

French TV cuts Facebook live feed from Jewish cemetery after anti-Semitic abuseA French TV channel said on Wednesday it had been forced to cut short a live Facebook broadcast from a desecrated Jewish cemetery in eastern France because of an onslaught of anti-Semitic commentary. "Our country is confronted with a resurgence of anti-Semitism undoubtedly without precedent since the Second World War," President Emmanuel Macron said later on Tuesday in an annual speech to Jewish leaders in France. France 3 television said it went live from the first cemetery in the village of Quatzenheim on Tuesday as President Emmanuel Macron was visiting to pay his respects after more than 90 graves were vandalised with swastikas and anti-Semitic abuse.




POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2019 4:47 PM

As Vatican meets on sex abuse, Pope must defrock Guam's Apuron, groups say

As Vatican meets on sex abuse, Pope must defrock Guam's Apuron, groups sayArchbishop Anthony S. Apuron was found guilty of 'certain accusations' of crimes related to the sexual abuse of minors. He has appealed the ruling.




POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2019 7:10 AM

The Teen From the Lincoln Memorial Protest Is Suing the Washington Post for $250 Million

The Teen From the Lincoln Memorial Protest Is Suing the Washington Post for $250 MillionThe family of Nicholas Sandmann, the teen caught up in a viral encounter in January, has sued The Washington Post for $250 million




POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2019 2:38 AM

US refuses entry to Alabama jihadist

US refuses entry to Alabama jihadistThe United States said Wednesday it would refuse to take back a US-born Islamic State propagandist who wants to return from Syria, saying that she is no longer a citizen. The refusal to admit 24-year-old Hoda Muthana could set precedent and face legal challenges as it is generally extremely difficult to lose US citizenship. "Ms. Hoda Muthana is not a US citizen and will not be admitted into the United States," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a terse statement.




POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2019 2:21 PM

With Top Investor in Jail, Putin Hits at Business Climate

With Top Investor in Jail, Putin Hits at Business Climate(Bloomberg) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said honest business people shouldn’t have to live under “constant fear of criminal prosecution,” days after the arrest of one of the country’s top foreign investors.




POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2019 8:21 AM

See Photos of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz SL Grand Edition

See Photos of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz SL Grand Edition




POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2019 6:01 PM

Venezuela's Maduro closes Brazil border to block aid entry

Venezuela's Maduro closes Brazil border to block aid entryCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro ordered the vast border with Brazil to be closed on Thursday, just days before opposition leaders plan to bring in foreign humanitarian aid he has refused to accept.




POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2019 12:38 PM

Trump apparently not familiar with his administration's push for global decriminalization of homosexuality

Trump apparently not familiar with his administration's push for global decriminalization of homosexualityThe president expresses confusion when asked about one of his administration's own policies.




POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2019 5:54 PM

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