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Uber Drivers Benefits Lose Key Ruling in Pay and Benefits Suit
Uber Technologies Inc. drivers suffered a major defeat in one of the gig economy’s most closely watched labor fights with a ruling barring hundreds of thousands of drivers from suing as a group for better pay and benefits. Tuesday’s decision …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 4:49 PM
Maxwell Joins Insurance Office of America in South Carolina
Insurance Office of America (IOA) has added Leroy Maxwell to its Charleston, S.C., location as a risk management specialist. Before joining IOA, Maxwell served as a commercial producer with Turbeville Insurance Agency, where he primarily focused on contractors. Additionally, Maxwell …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 4:45 PM
New Paladin Cyber Product for Small, Mid-Sized Businesses Launches in Arizona
Paladin Cyber, a cyber protection and remediation firm, has developed a cyber insurance product tailored for small and mid-sized businesses. Along with its existing software products and services, the new product will enable Paladin to offer a comprehensive cyber-risk assessment, …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 4:30 PM
Iowa Pulls Florida Man’s Non-Resident Producer License for ‘Bait, Switch’ Tactics
The Iowa Insurance Division has ordered Covals Douze, of Coconut Creek, Florida, to pay administrative fines and fees totaling $43,895 and revoked his non-resident insurance producer license in a “bait and switch” scheme. The division has also prohibited Douze from …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 4:27 PM
Report: Dozens of Texas Gas Leak Explosions Since 2006
More than two dozen homes in north and central Texas have blown up since 2006 along a network of pipelines operated by one of the largest natural gas companies in the U.S, leading to nine deaths and badly injuring at …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 4:10 PM
Texas Company Recalls 690 Pounds of Beef Jerky
A South Texas company has recalled nearly 700 pounds (317.52 kilograms) of beef jerky after regulators say a consumer reporting finding hard metal in a product. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday announced Junior’s Smokehouse Processing Plant in El …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 4:07 PM
Risk Strategies Expands Private Client Capabilities with Texas Acquisitions
Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Texas-based firms, Select Insurance Markets LLP (SIM) and Preferred Personal Insurance Agency LLP (PPIA). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. SIM, founded in 2001 by …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 4:06 PM
NW Iowa Derailment Dumps Sand, Railcars, into River
No injuries have been reported after a train derailed in northwest Iowa and 20 cars carrying soybean oil and sand fell into the flooded Floyd River. The Des Moines Register reports the bridge beneath the Union Pacific train collapsed as …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 4:02 PM
New Flood Maps Show Reduced Risks Around Dubuque, Iowa
New federal maps show that fewer buildings in Dubuque, Iowa, are at risk of flooding. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports that the Federal Emergency Management Agency recently updated flood insurance maps for the area that were last changed in 2011. …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 4:00 PM
13% Percent Increase in Fatal Crashes on Oregon Roads
The number of people killed in fatal crashes in Oregon has gone up by 13 percent from last year. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that the total number of deaths on city streets, freeways and county highways was driven up this summer …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 3:04 PM

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Brett Kavanaugh And The Men Who Say Nothing

Brett Kavanaugh And The Men Who Say NothingBrett Kavanaugh, the embattled Supreme Court nominee facing multiple




POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 4:06 PM

Ted Cruz Spotted On Flight Looking At Photo Of Senate Rival Beto O'Rourke

Ted Cruz Spotted On Flight Looking At Photo Of Senate Rival Beto O'RourkeSen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was snapped on a flight from Texas to Washington




POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 10:01 AM

Iran Will Change and Trump Should Be Bold Enough to Support Its People

Iran Will Change and Trump Should Be Bold Enough to Support Its PeopleIf real change is going to come in Iran, then it will come from within the country.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 5:05 PM

11 Days After Florence, South Carolinians Are Bracing For The Worst

11 Days After Florence, South Carolinians Are Bracing For The WorstFlorence exited the U.S. last week after wreaking havoc across swathes of the




POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 6:34 AM

Woman says ex pressed for baby, didn't know her plan to kill

Woman says ex pressed for baby, didn't know her plan to killFARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota woman convicted of killing her pregnant neighbor by cutting the baby from her womb testified Tuesday that her boyfriend had pressured her to "produce a baby" after figuring out she had lied about being pregnant.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 5:58 PM

Russia to jam signals in Syria and supply regime with more advanced anti-missile technology after plane was shot down

Russia to jam signals in Syria and supply regime with more advanced anti-missile technology after plane was shot downRussia has said it is to supply its ally Syria with more advanced anti-missile technology, and jam radar signals in the eastern Mediterranean, after a deadly incident of friendly fire. Moscow will send newer S-300 surface-to-air missile defense systems to Syria within the next two weeks, Sergei Shoigu, defence minister, said in a statement on Monday. The missile system, originally developed by the Soviet military but since modernised, fires missiles from trucks and is designed to shoot down military aircraft and short- and medium-range ballistic missiles. The decision came a week after Israeli F-16 planes struck targets near Moscow’s air base in Latakia, western Syria, prompting the Syrian government to respond. Its unsophisticated air defence missiles instead hit a Russian Il-20 surveillance plane, killing all 15 servicemen onboard. Hassan Nasrallah, head of Hizbullah, threatened Israel after the Jewish state bombed a target linked to the Lebanese Shia group in Syria Credit: AFP Russian officials said Syria's outdated S-200 systems were unable to identify the Russian plane as a friendly one. “This forced us to take adequate response measures aimed at improving the security of Russian military personnel,” Mr Shoigu said. He said the supply of S-300s and so-called "friend or foe" identification technology to Syria will "calm down some hotheads" whose actions "pose a threat to our troops." The missile defence systems had been on order since 2013, Mr Shoigu revealed, but it had been delayed at the request of the Israelis who feared it would be used against them. Mr Shoigu also announced Russia would be blocking satellite navigation, airborne radar and communication systems of combat aviation in the eastern Mediterranean, which could prevent Israel from carrying out sorties off the coast of Syria.  Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, told Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, in a phone call that giving the S-300 to "irresponsible players" would make the whole region more dangerous. John Bolton, Donald Trump's national security advisor, warned Russia that it would be a "major mistake" to provide the Syrian regime with the S-300 system. Mr Bolton also said US troops would remain in Syria as long as Iran keeps forces in the country. The S-300 could also serve as a deterrent against UK, US, or French strikes the three countries have threatened against the Syrian regime in the event of another chemical attack. Russia's defence ministry on Sunday released a computer simulation purporting to show Israeli jets near to the Russian reconnaissance plane, shown in red, before it was accidentally shot down by Syrian forces Credit: Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP   Israel has for more than a year been bombing Iranian and Lebanese Hizbullah bases and munitions factories inside Syria that it sees as a threat to its national security. Russia agreed to turn a blind eye unless the Syrian regime itself was directly targeted. An Israel Defense Forces delegation travelled last week to Moscow in an attempt to ease the tensions caused by the incident -  the deadliest for Russians caused by friendly fire since they intervened on behalf of President Bashar al-Assad in 2015.  The delegation, headed by the commander of the air force, Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin, offered Russian Air Force commander Lt. Gen. Andrey Yudin their view of what transpired. However, the Kremlin has continued to blame Israel for the incident, and on Monday accused Israeli pilots of "premeditated actions", warning it will harm relations between the two countries. "According to [the] information of our military experts, the reason (behind the downing) was premeditated action by Israeli pilots which certainly cannot but harm our relations," Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin's spokesman, said. Russian president Vladimir Putin aims a rifle at the Kalashnikov shooting centre at Patriot military park Credit: Tass President Vladimir Putin had attempted to defuse tensions with its ally, saying it had been a tragic accident. Analysts said Moscow's latest move was as much about reining in Israel as it was about controlling its own partners in Syria. “Moscow’s decision to provide Syrian forces with S-300 air defense system and Russian personnel to operate them is aimed at making Israel more careful in the vicinity of Russian assets, while also controlling Syrian allies,” said Dmitri Trenin‏, director of Carnegie Moscow Centre. “Russian MoD is stepping up as a leading player in Syria.”




POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 7:02 AM

Bill Cosby Is a Predator Who Will Likely Offend Again, Psychologist Says at Sentencing

Bill Cosby Is a Predator Who Will Likely Offend Again, Psychologist Says at SentencingThe hearing opened Monday with a debate over the distinction




POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 1:34 PM

Testimony by Kavanaugh accuser set; new allegation surfaces

Testimony by Kavanaugh accuser set; new allegation surfacesThe agreement for Christine Blasey Ford to testify came just hours before the New Yorker magazine published an article in which a second woman, identified as Deborah Ramirez, described another instance of alleged sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh, also in the 1980s, when both attended Yale University. Ford's agreement to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee came a week after she went public in an interview in the Washington Post with her allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982 when both were high school students in Maryland.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 12:57 AM

James Woods attacks Twitter for locking his account over retweet of hoax anti-Democrat meme

James Woods attacks Twitter for locking his account over retweet of hoax anti-Democrat memeActor James Woods has attacked Twitter after the social media giant locked him out of his account. The Casino and Salvador star was told by the company he had violated the platform’s rules with a tweet sent in July. The post in question featured a hoax meme claiming to come from the Democrats and encouraged men not to vote in the midterm elections.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 3:30 AM

Indonesia teen rescued after seven weeks adrift at sea

Indonesia teen rescued after seven weeks adrift at seaAn Indonesian teenager survived seven weeks adrift at sea after his tiny fishing trap lost its moorings and ended up some 2,500 kilometres (1,500 miles) away in waters near the Pacific island of Guam, his family said Monday. Aldi Novel Adilang's harrowing tale began in mid-July when the 18-year-old was working solo on a fishing hut anchored about 125 kilometres (77 miles) off Indonesia's Sulawesi island. The floating fishing trap, known as a rompong, had no engine or paddles and was anchored to the seabed with a long rope, but heavy winds knocked it off its moorings and sent Adilang out to sea, local media said.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 10:03 AM

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