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|Texas police officer charged in death of Pamela Turner, a Black woman whose killing was captured on video
A Texas police officer was indicted this week in the death of Pamela Turner, a Black woman who was killed outside her apartment more than a year ago.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 5:53 PM
|As Trump courts Black voters, critics see a 'depression strategy'
While the president’s team touts its efforts to court a community that Republicans have long ignored, critics describe them as part of a cynical “depression strategy” designed to minimize Black American turnout.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 6:57 PM
|PHOTOS: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — A look back
Appointed to the high court in 1993 by then President Bill Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg quickly became one of the most respected justices in history, one whose intelligence, incisive opinions and dissents on an increasingly conservative court made her a liberal and feminist icon.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 8:36 PM
|California and Oregon 2020 wildfires in maps, graphics and images
A visual guide to the wildfires ravaging California, Oregon and other western states.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 12:14 PM
|Hawaii to allow pre-travel testing program to travelers to avoid 14-day quarantine period
Hawaii Gov. David Ige said on Wednesday the state's pre-travel testing program would give travelers the option of potentially avoiding a 14-day quarantine period on arrival to the state.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 10:33 AM
|Measures to control coronavirus have brought flu infections to 'historic lows.' Scientists want to keep it that way.
Lockdowns and protective measures like the widespread wearing of face masks as a result of the coronavirus pandemic have driven influenza infections to record lows, according to a new CDC study.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 2:22 PM
|Tesla driver falls asleep behind wheel of car going 93mph on autopilot
Website states the autopilot function ‘does not make the vehicle autonomous’
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 5:40 AM
|Mysterious brain found wrapped in foil on Lake Michigan beach, police say
“I popped it open and it looked like a chicken breast — kind of.”
POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 9:40 AM
|Kremlin chafes at Navalny team taking suspected evidence
The Kremlin accused colleagues of opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Friday of hampering a Russian investigation by taking items from his hotel room out of the country, including a water bottle the colleagues claimed had traces of the Soviet nerve agent that German authorities said was used to poison Navalny. Navalny's colleagues revealed Thursday that they removed the bottle and other items from the hotel room in Siberia and brought them to Germany as potential evidence. “Regrettably, what could have been evidence of poisoning was taken away,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 8:40 AM
|Seven dead, dozens infected after 'superspreader' wedding in rural US
A wedding in rural Maine became a coronavirus "superspreader" event that left seven people dead and 177 infected, renewing fear of the disease in the northeastern US state that had hoped the worst of the pandemic was behind it.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 2:31 AM
News – Insurance Journal
|Report Shows Steep Drop in California Workers’ Comp IMRs in 1st Half Year
The number of independent medical reviews used to resolve California workers’ compensation medical disputes fell sharply in the first half of 2020 as the pandemic took a toll on the state’s economy with statewide unemployment spiking to a record level …
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 9:32 PM
|Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Acquires Erin P. Collins & Associates in Arizona
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired Kingman, Ariz.-based Erin P. Collins & Associates Inc. Erin Collins and his associates will continue to operate from their current locations under the direction of Scott Gregory, head of Gallagher’s Southwest region employee …
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 5:53 PM
|Fire Weather May Improve for Pacific Northwest, No Such Luck for Tinderbox California
Rains may bring some reprieve to those suffering from massive blazes in the Pacific Northwest in the next few weeks, but forecasters don’t expect any help for wildfire-plagued California anytime soon. That’s according to briefing call on Friday morning held …
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 4:50 PM
|Is It Covered? Frozen Pipes.
This “Is It Covered?” column will examine two real-life claims from the Dakotas involving frozen pipes – one personal lines and the other commercial lines. Both are good examples of how policy language usually governs, even if the result defies …
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 4:46 PM
|Georgia Port Foreman: No Issues Before Cargo Ship Overturned
A foreman who oversees dock workers at Georgia’s busy shipping terminal for automobiles said Tuesday he saw no problems as hundreds of cars and trucks were loaded onto the cargo ship Golden Ray shortly before the vessel overturned after leaving …
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 4:44 PM
|Great American, VGM Insurance Launch Golf & Country Club Program
Great American Insurance Group’s Alternative Markets Division has launched a new program for golf and country clubs across the United States in conjunction with VGM Insurance Services. The program based out of Waterloo, Iowa, was awarded to Great American effective …
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 4:29 PM
|InsureTech Connect Delays Virtual Conference Until October for Networking Signups
Four days before it was scheduled to go live, organizers of the popular annual insurance and technology conference, InsureTech Connect, announced they are postponing the now virtual 2020 conference by one month, ITC will now run from Oct. 19- Oct. …
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 2:30 PM
|Crew on Boat Where Fire Killed 34 in California Had No Emergency Training
Crew members on a dive boat say they were never instructed on emergency procedures before a predawn fire swept through the vessel as it was anchored off the Southern California coast, killing 34 people as they slept below deck, according …
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 2:12 PM
|NFIP’s Flood Losses Expected to Be ‘Significant’ from Hurricane Sally: AM Best
Hurricane Sally is not expected to cause a major insurance loss – compared to events such as the ongoing wildfires in California, Oregon, and Washington, or Hurricane Laura, according to AM Best. As the storm was more of a flood …
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 1:55 PM
|New York Charges Johnson & Johnson with Insurance Fraud Over Opioid Claims
New York state filed civil charges on Thursday accusing Johnson & Johnson of insurance fraud for downplaying the risks of opioid painkillers, including to doctors and elderly patients. Governor Andrew Cuomo said the charges by New York’s Department of Financial …
POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 1:37 PM