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BNSF: Train Derailed in Iowa; Estimated 230,000 Gallons of Oil Spilled
An estimated 230,000 gallons (870,619 liters) of crude oil spilled into floodwaters in the northwestern corner of Iowa following a train derailment, a railroad official said Saturday. BNSF spokesman Andy Williams said 14 of 32 oil tanker cars just south …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2018 4:48 PM
Lessons Learned From Hurricane Harvey Highlighted in Zurich Report
An inconsistent regulatory environment and a lack of awareness by residents of the potential flooding dangers in and around Houston were among the factors that contributed to the heavy damage inflicted by Hurricane Harvey, according to a report released on …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2018 4:40 PM
Missouri’s Thomas Insurance Advisors Adds Johnson as Insurance Broker
Thomas Insurance Advisors in Chesterfield, Missouri, has hired Travis Johnson as an insurance broker. Johnson will provide specialized insurance products and services to small and mid-sized businesses. He also will handle automobile and homeowners’ insurance options for both new and …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2018 4:38 PM
Marsh to Acquire Houston’s Wortham Insurance
Global insurance broker, Marsh, is acquiring Houston-based Wortham Insurance. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to close in the third quarter of 2018, were not disclosed. Founded in 1915, Wortham has more than 530 colleagues based in its Austin, …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2018 4:36 PM
Quy Receives IIAT’s 2018 Drex Foreman Award; Crocker Named Young Agent of Year
The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) honored IIAT Director Cindy Quy with its Drex Foreman Award during the group’s 121st Annual Conference and Trade Show in San Antonio on June 15. Named after Drex Foreman, who served as the …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2018 4:34 PM
Missouri Exempts Some Commercial Insurance Policies from Rate Filing Rules
Missouri’s General Assembly has passed, and the governor has signed, a bill that exempts some commercial insurance policies and endorsements from rate filing requirements. The summary of SB 594 on the legislative website states that it “exempts certain lines and …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2018 4:31 PM
Several Lawsuits Allege Racial Profiling in Oregon Businesses
Several African Americans are suing big-box stores and restaurants in Oregon, claiming employees at those places wrongly accused them of stealing because they were “shopping while black.” A Portland law firm has filed five lawsuits alleging racial profiling at businesses …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2018 3:04 PM
Honolulu Bills Aimed at Taxi, Ridesharing Companies
Officials in Honolulu, Hawaii are introducing two bills that would make regulations on traditional taxicab companies more in line with regulations on ridesharing companies. Taxi companies such as Charley’s, The Cab and EcoCab have voiced disappointment over upstart transportation companies …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2018 2:58 PM
Energy Company Cited for 25 Safety Violations After Fatality at N.H. Plant
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited EWP Renewable Corp., doing business as Springfield Power LLC, for 25 safety violations after an employee suffered fatal injuries when he was pulled into a conveyor at …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2018 2:08 PM
Florida Man Sentenced to Five Years’ Probation for Workers’ Comp Fraud
A Trinity, Fla., man has been sentenced to five years’ probation, with the first six months to be served on home detention, for making a false statement in connection with his workers’ compensation benefits. As part of the sentence issued …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2018 1:58 PM

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Jeff Flake Threatens To Block Judicial Nominations Over Trump's Tariffs

Jeff Flake Threatens To Block Judicial Nominations Over Trump's TariffsSen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) warned Sunday that he's prepared to oppose President




POSTED JUNE 24, 2018 1:37 PM

15-year-old boy ran away from Texas shelter for migrant children

15-year-old boy ran away from Texas shelter for migrant childrenAs protests continue over the treatment of migrant families, there are new questions about the safety of children held in shelters as they await reunification with their families.




POSTED JUNE 24, 2018 11:57 AM

Walgreens Pharmacist Denies Woman Miscarriage Drug Over Personal Morals

Walgreens Pharmacist Denies Woman Miscarriage Drug Over Personal MoralsAfter receiving word that her unborn baby no longer had a heartbeat, it was




POSTED JUNE 24, 2018 2:50 PM

Women hit the road after Saudi Arabia’s driving ban comes to an end

Women hit the road after Saudi Arabia’s driving ban comes to an endIn a historic change, Saudi Arabia’s ban on women drivers has come to an end, meaning women in the country no longer need to rely on drivers or male relatives for transportation.




POSTED JUNE 24, 2018 12:02 PM

Nearly half of Iowa crude oil spill contained, BNSF says

Nearly half of Iowa crude oil spill contained, BNSF says(Reuters) - Workers have contained nearly half of the crude oil spilled near Rock River in northwest Iowa over the weekend following a freight train derailment on Friday, BNSF Railway Co said. About 100,000 gallons had been hemmed off using booms out of the estimated 230,000 gallons spilled, BNSF said in a statement on Saturday. The spill has raised concerns about drinking water downstream.




POSTED JUNE 24, 2018 4:20 PM

Two Officers Have Been Wounded in a Shootout at a San Diego Condominium

Two Officers Have Been Wounded in a Shootout at a San Diego CondominiumThe two male officers are expected to recover




POSTED JUNE 24, 2018 10:14 PM

Jogger Detained For 2 Weeks After Accidentally Crossing Into U.S. From Canada

Jogger Detained For 2 Weeks After Accidentally Crossing Into U.S. From CanadaU.S. immigration officials arrested and detained for two weeks a 19-year-old




POSTED JUNE 24, 2018 3:56 PM

Full Panel: Abolishing ICE new litmus test for Democrats?

Full Panel: Abolishing ICE new litmus test for Democrats?Kasie Hunt, Erick Erickson, Heather McGhee, and Stephen Hayes join the Meet the Press roundtable to discuss the President’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.




POSTED JUNE 24, 2018 3:50 AM

Brendan Dassey's Murder Conviction Appeal Denied By Supreme Court

Brendan Dassey's Murder Conviction Appeal Denied By Supreme CourtThe U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday to not hear the appeal of Brendan




POSTED JUNE 25, 2018 10:03 AM

Ivanka Trump: We must foster economic opportunity in Latin America

Ivanka Trump: We must foster economic opportunity in Latin AmericaIvanka Trump said she agrees with liberals and conservatives who think it’s important to help encourage stability and spark economic growth throughout Central America and South America — as the United States is engaged in a passionate debate over immigration policy.




POSTED JUNE 24, 2018 1:24 PM

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