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Lockton Adds Ring as Vice President in Northern California
Lockton has added David Ring in its Sacramento, Calif. office as a vice president. Ring will be responsible for client consulting and business development for employee benefits and commercial insurance. Ring has specialized in advising clients in the banking, financial …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 8:44 PM
Insurers Increasing Payments to California Wildfire Victims Sans Itemization
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Thursday released the results of the formal notice he issued last month to all residential property insurers requesting they provide up to 100 percent of contents coverage limits for fire survivors who experienced a …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 6:24 PM
Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Named Consumer Committee Chair at NAIC
Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr has been named chairman of the Market Regulation and Consumer Affairs (D) Committee of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) for 2018. The mission of the Market Regulation and Consumer Affairs (D) Committee is …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 5:46 PM
A.M. Best: Ratings Outlooks Negative for Texas-Based Standard Casualty
A.M. Best has revised the outlooks to negative from stable and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” of Standard Casualty Co. (Standard Casualty), based in New Braunfels, Texas. Standard Casualty …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 5:42 PM
Oil from Sunken Iran Tanker Diffuses into 4 Separate Slicks
Oil from an Iranian tanker that sank in the East China Sea has diffused into four separate slicks, covering a combined area of just over 100 square kms (39 square miles), Chinese authorites said late on Wednesday. Earlier satellite imaging …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 5:41 PM
Legislative Panel Backs Proposal to Ban Dicamba Herbicide in Arkansas
Arkansas lawmakers recommended regulators move forward on Jan. 16 with efforts to ban an herbicide that farmers in several states say has drifted onto their crops and caused damage, advancing the prohibition despite a lawsuit by a maker of the …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 5:39 PM
Truck Leaks Natural Gas, Causes $2M in Damage in Kansas Fire
Authorities have determined the cause of a fire that caused more than $2 million in damage and losses at a truck maintenance facility in southwest Wichita, Kansas. Wichita fire Lt. Jose Ocadiz says employees were doing mechanical work Monday on …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 5:38 PM
Woman Paralyzed by Chicago Bus Shelter Collapse Settles for $115M
Attorneys for a woman partially paralyzed by a collapsed bus shelter at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport say she will receive a $115 million settlement from the city and its insurer. Jurors in August found the city liable for injuries to …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 5:36 PM
Michigan Businesses Likely to Get a Break on Jobless Fund Tax
Michigan officials say state businesses are expected to pay less into a fund providing temporary benefits to eligible jobless residents. The Talent Investment Agency said in a release that unemployment insurance tax rates are projected to decrease an average 4.5 …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 5:35 PM
Silent Cyber Included in Willis Re’s Cyber Risk Portfolio Modeling Tool PRISM-Re
Willis Re, the reinsurance business of Willis Towers Watson, the global advisory and broking company, has upgraded its cyber risk portfolio modeling tool PRISM-ReTM to include “silent cyber.” Willis Re defines “silent cyber” as potential cyber-related losses resulting from insurance …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 5:12 PM

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California Leaders Slam Trump Administration Over Report Of Planned ICE Raids

California Leaders Slam Trump Administration Over Report Of Planned ICE RaidsAfter a report of planned federal immigration raids targeting undocumented individuals in Northern California ― supposedly to send a message to the new “sanctuary” state ― California politicians came out with condemnation and vows to protect the immigrants in their communities.




POSTED JANUARY 17, 2018 7:51 PM

Undocumented immigrant charged in slaying of 2 police officers says he wishes he killed more cops

Undocumented immigrant charged in slaying of 2 police officers says he wishes he killed more copsAn undocumented immigrant who admitted to shooting and killing two Northern California police officers in October 2014 said in court on Tuesday that he regrets not killing more cops.




POSTED JANUARY 17, 2018 11:20 AM

Alligator And Python Locked In Death Duel On Golf Course

Alligator And Python Locked In Death Duel On Golf CourseA Naples, Florida, golf course featured a reptilian smackdown between an alligator and Burmese python last week ― and it was caught on camera.




POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 8:03 AM

How to protect your family against the spread of the flu

How to protect your family against the spread of the fluThis year’s outbreak is widespread in every state but Hawaii, and has gotten so bad in Alabama that the governor has declared a public health emergency.




POSTED JANUARY 17, 2018 10:54 AM

Mormon Church Confirms New Leader In Live Broadcast

Mormon Church Confirms New Leader In Live BroadcastThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has officially named Russell M. Nelson as its 17th president.




POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 7:18 PM

Blessing of the animals on St. Anthony's Day

Blessing of the animals on St. Anthony's DayThe feast of St. Anthony, Spain’s patron saint of animals, is celebrated each year. On the eve of St. Anthony’s Day, riders guide their horses through a bonfire in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares as part of the Luminarias ritual in honor of St. Anthony the Abbot.




POSTED JANUARY 17, 2018 1:29 PM

World's biggest flooded cave found in Mexico, explorers say

World's biggest flooded cave found in Mexico, explorers sayA group of divers has connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet, a discovery that could help shed new light on the ancient Maya civilization. The Gran Acuifero Maya (GAM), a project dedicated to the study and preservation of the subterranean waters of the Yucatan peninsula, said the 347-km (216-mile) cave was identified after months of exploring a maze of underwater channels. Near the beach resort of Tulum, the group found that the cave system known as Sac Actun, once measured at 263 km, communicated with the 83-km Dos Ojos system, the GAM said in a statement.




POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 11:14 PM

China planning to send robot sub to sunken ship

China planning to send robot sub to sunken shipBEIJING (AP) — China is preparing to send a robot submarine possibly followed by divers to explore and plug holes in a sunken Iranian oil tanker whose 32 crew members are all believed to have died, the Transport Ministry said Wednesday.




POSTED JANUARY 17, 2018 5:46 AM

Girl From Viral Photo Dies of Aggressive Brain Cancer DIPG

Girl From Viral Photo Dies of Aggressive Brain Cancer DIPG"Our sweet Braylynn, our warrior princess, earned her sparkly pink angel wings this evening," according to a Facebook post from Braylynn's Battalion, a page started to keep family, friends and anyone else up to date with Braylynn Lawhon's fight against diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG. DIPG cases make up 10 percent of central nervous system tumors in children. "Her nickname was Princess Bel and she could light up any room," the Facebook post continued.




POSTED JANUARY 17, 2018 11:49 AM

Eric Trump: 'My father sees one color — green'

Eric Trump: 'My father sees one color — green'Eric Trump on Wednesday dismissed the backlash over President Trump’s caustic comments on immigration that have led some members of the media to label his father a racist.




POSTED JANUARY 17, 2018 11:09 AM

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