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POSTED NOVEMBER 24, 2017 7:43 AM
Lockton in talks with Irish government for post-Brexit expansion
U.S.-based insurance broker Lockton Inc. is in talks with the Irish government to discuss possible expansion in Dublin following Brexit.

POSTED NOVEMBER 24, 2017 5:14 AM
Allianz to partner with Thai insurer
Germany-based insurer Allianz S.E. plans to partner with Thai counterpart Sri Ayudhya Capital P.C.L. for its general insurance business in Thailand.

POSTED NOVEMBER 24, 2017 5:13 AM
Financial advisers face higher premiums for professional indemnity insurance: Official
Peter Carter, broker at Australia-based Steadfast Brecknock Insurance Brokers Pty. Ltd., said that financial advisers are facing premium hikes of as much as 300% and slimmer coverage when renewing their professional indemnity policies.

POSTED NOVEMBER 24, 2017 5:12 AM
Tornado damages more than 600 homes in Indonesia: Official
Dwidjo Prawito, official at Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency, said that a tornado damaged more than 600 homes in East Java province on Nov. 22.

POSTED NOVEMBER 24, 2017 5:07 AM
Preparation for insurers' liabilities accounting standard hampered due to lack of transparency
Belgium-based Insurance federation Insurance Europe said that a lack of transparency from the U.K.-based International Accounting Standards Board has hampered efforts to prepare for a new insurer liabilities accounting standard.

POSTED NOVEMBER 24, 2017 4:48 AM
UK mutual insurers' premiums rise 10%: Report
A report by U.K.-based International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation found that local mutual insurers' premiums grew 10% last year as they outperformed the rest of the insurance market.

POSTED NOVEMBER 24, 2017 4:46 AM
Nonlife underwriting profitability improves in Asia Pacific: Swiss Re
A report by Swiss Re Ltd. found that nonlife underwriting profitability has improved in developed Asia Pacific countries such as Australia and Japan during the year.

POSTED NOVEMBER 23, 2017 5:09 AM
European Commission slaps $40-million fine on five car equipment firms
The European Commission has fined five car safety equipment firms a total of €34 million ($40 million) for taking part in cartels to fix prices for seatbelts, airbags and steering wheels to Japanese carmakers.

POSTED NOVEMBER 23, 2017 5:08 AM

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Hunter Fatally Shoots Woman He Mistook For A Deer On Thanksgiving Eve

Hunter Fatally Shoots Woman He Mistook For A Deer On Thanksgiving EveA woman in western New York state has died in a tragic accident in which a hunter fired at her, thinking she was a deer.

POSTED NOVEMBER 24, 2017 6:27 PM

Philadelphia Mayor Roasts Donald Trump: ‘Our President Is A Bully’ And A 'Punk’

Philadelphia Mayor Roasts Donald Trump: ‘Our President Is A Bully’ And A 'Punk’Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney did not hold back in his criticism of President Donald Trump on Wednesday.

POSTED NOVEMBER 23, 2017 4:37 AM

Woman Raises Over $300,000 For Homeless Man Who Gave Her His Last $20

Woman Raises Over $300,000 For Homeless Man Who Gave Her His Last $20After her car ran out of gas on a dark New Jersey highway last month, Kate McClure pulled over and tried to walk to the nearest gas station on foot.

POSTED NOVEMBER 24, 2017 1:21 PM

Argentine sub disaster stirs bitter memories in Russia

Argentine sub disaster stirs bitter memories in RussiaPresident Vladimir Putin has offered his Argentine counterpart Mauricio Macri help in trying to find a submarine that disappeared in the South Atlantic a week ago, and dispatched a Russian military vessel to the scene. In 2000, just a few months after the former KGB officer assumed his presidential duties for the first time, Russia lost a nuclear submarine with all 118 sailors on board following a bungled rescue effort. The loss of the Kursk became the worst disaster in the history of the Russian navy and a huge embarrassment for Putin.

POSTED NOVEMBER 24, 2017 4:46 AM

Couple crashes car into tree while having sex on highway with baby in back seat

Couple crashes car into tree while having sex on highway with baby in back seatThe man was drunk and the woman was sitting on top of him, engaging in sexual activity, while they navigated a local highway, State Trooper Brooke Bova told The Independent. The man failed to negotiate the curves in the road, Ms Bova said, and struck a tree with his car. Ms Bova believes the couple were scrambling to locate their clothes before police arrived.

POSTED NOVEMBER 24, 2017 1:08 PM

Man Plans To Launch Himself In Homemade Rocket Funded By Flat-Earthers

Man Plans To Launch Himself In Homemade Rocket Funded By Flat-EarthersA self-taught rocket engineer who claims he believes the earth is flat plans to launch himself nearly 2,000 feet in the air on a homemade steam rocket this Saturday.

POSTED NOVEMBER 24, 2017 1:00 PM

Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes

Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapesSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It's 3:11 p.m. on a cold, gray day on the North Korean side of the most heavily armed border in the world, and a lone soldier is racing toward freedom.

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 11:12 PM

Shirtless Woman in the Path of Oncoming Train Rescued by Police in Pulse-Pounding Video

Shirtless Woman in the Path of Oncoming Train Rescued by Police in Pulse-Pounding VideoIt remains unclear how the woman wound up on the train tracks in a state of undress.

POSTED NOVEMBER 24, 2017 2:41 PM

Charles Manson 'left his entire estate and body to prison pen pal' 

Charles Manson 'left his entire estate and body to prison pen pal' Charles Manson reportedly left his entire estate, including his remains, to a prison pen pal. The murderous cult leader, who died last week aged 83, struck up a friendship with a male correspondent who first wrote to him in the 1990s, TMZ reported. The man reportedly sent 50 unanswered letters to Manson at the California State Prison until he eventually received a reply. Manson then talked to him by telephone and the pen pal started visiting him in jail starting in 2002. According to a yellowing will obtained by TMZ, and dated Feb 14, 2002, Manson left all his belongings, including his clothes and money, to the pen pal. Manson also left to the man rights to use his name and image, and control of songs he had written. The pen pal, who TMZ did not name, also had the right to claim Manson's body within 10 days of his death, and told the news website that he intended to do so. If he does not claim it then the killer will be cremated by the California prison system. According to the will Manson chose specifically to disinherit his known and unknown children, former wives, all relatives, friends, and lawyers. The pen pal said he last spoke to Manson by phone on Oct 21 The will was typed but included some scrawled handwriting, which appeared to match Manson's known style. It included the message: "I'm not in the best spot to rest in peace." The will was said to have been witnessed by one of Manson's fellow inmates. Charles Manson Credit: AP Manson spent his last 45 years in jail after sending followers known as the "Manson Family" to commit gruesome murders,  In the summer of 1969 he directed his mostly young, female followers to murder seven people in what prosecutors said was part of a plan to incite a race war. Among the victims was actress Sharon Tate, the pregnant wife of filmmaker Roman Polanski. She was stabbed 16 times by cult members. A section of the will said Charles Manson, Prisoner B33920, wished to have his body released to the custody of the pen pal who was "my one and only executor of any services, viewings, funeral arrangements, or otherwise, in his judgment OF MY WISHES only". Manson also said that he was "of a sound mind".

POSTED NOVEMBER 24, 2017 4:16 PM

Anti-Pipeline Activist Found Guilty After Being Barred From Mentioning Climate Change

Anti-Pipeline Activist Found Guilty After Being Barred From Mentioning Climate ChangeAfter a short trial lasting just a day and a half, climate activist and retiree Leonard Higgins was found guilty on Wednesday of a serious felony charge for his role in the “valve turner” protest last year that resulted in the brief shutdown of a tar sands pipeline in Montana.

POSTED NOVEMBER 23, 2017 4:07 PM

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Oklahoma Woman Awarded $1M in Transgender Discrimination Lawsuit
A federal jury has awarded a transgender woman more than $1 million after finding Southeastern Oklahoma State University discriminated against her and wrongfully denied her tenure. The Oklahoman newspaper reports jurors sided with former English professor Rachel Tudor on Monday. …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 5:29 PM
Best Agencies to Work For Midwest: R&R Insurance — Bronze
Investing in Growth and Community, Sharing Success From leadership style, to growth in a sluggish economy, to profit sharing, to career opportunities, to doing the right thing for customers, and more, employees of R&R Insurance Services in Waukesha, Wisconsin, say …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 5:24 PM
Best Agencies to Work For South Central: Garrett Insurance Agency – Bronze
A Century Young and Still Going Strong A family-owned insurance agency doesn’t make it to 100 years and counting without doing a lot of things right, and the fact that Garrett Insurance Agency (GIA) in Kerrville, Texas, celebrates a century …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 5:22 PM
Some Businesses in Dickinson, Texas, Still Recovering from Harvey
Some Dickinson business owners are getting back on their feet — or trying — after flooding from Hurricane Harvey swamped more than 80 shops, restaurants and offices. The Galveston County Daily News reports Keith Lilley, owner of two popular Dickinson …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 5:18 PM
NTSB Cites Broken Rail in 2015 Derailment in South Dakota; BNSF Says Changes Made
The National Transportation Safety Board has determined a broken rail probably caused the derailment of a train carrying ethanol two years ago in South Dakota. The NTSB report says BNSF Railway’s decision to defer track maintenance and operate trains carrying …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 5:14 PM
Wisconsin Corn Milling Plant Fined over $1.8M After Fatal Grain Dust Explosion
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed $1,837,861 in fines against Didion Milling Inc. in Cambria, Wisconsin, following a May 31, 2017, explosion that killed five workers and injured 12 others, including a 21-year-old …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 5:11 PM
Commercial Insurance Rate Decreases Slowing Globally: Marsh
Average global insurance rates decreased for the 18th consecutive quarter, although the rate of decline slowed in the third quarter (down 1.6 percent) as compared to the prior quarter (down 2.2 percent), according to broker Marsh’s Global Insurance Market Index …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 4:10 PM
Insurance Journal Seeks Industry Charity Stories for 2017
Insurance Journal’s Charity Issue will highlight some of the many charitable tales in insurance. Share your firm’s story on how you support the community. Enter your photos and a brief description of the event here. Deadline for inclusion is December …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 3:52 PM
California Policyholders Have 24 Months to Collect Wildfire Insurance Money
California’s insurance commissioner says homeowners who lost their homes in last month’s wildfires in Northern California have up to 24 months to collect insurance payments. Dave Jones said this week some out-of-state insurance adjusters brought in by companies to help …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 3:48 PM
Another Settlement Reached in Berkeley Balcony Collapse Lawsuit
Another lawsuit settlement has been reached over a 2015 balcony collapse in Berkeley, Calif. that killed six college students and injured seven other people. A lawyer for victims and families of the dead announced this week that a partial settlement …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 3:42 PM

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