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NTSB Focuses on Tech to Keep Planes on Runways After Near-Disasters
U.S. accident investigators probing a San Francisco incident last year in which a jetliner was mere feet from landing on top of at least one other plane are poised to recommend new automated safety warnings and better pilot-fatigue protections. An …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 5:00 PM
Travelers: Businesses Expect Cyber Attack, But Lag in Preparation
Cyber risks are the No. 2 concern across all business sizes and industries, and the percentage of businesses reporting they have been the victim of a cyber attack has doubled, according to the latest results of the 2018 Travelers Risk …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 4:47 PM
Pennsylvania Dioceses Consider Victims’ Compensation Fund
Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses said late Friday they are willing to set up a victims’ compensation fund as they face the prospect that state lawmakers will give victims of decades-old child sexual abuse another chance to sue the church. The …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 2:39 PM
Travel Still Hazardous in Flooded Areas of North Carolina
Travel remained dangerous Saturday in southeastern North Carolina, where the governor warned of “treacherous” floodwaters more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall, and urged residents to stay alert for flood warnings and evacuation orders. Gov. Roy Cooper said …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 2:02 PM
Billions in Farm Losses Expected for the Carolinas After Florence
Hurricane Florence is testing the resolve of farmers in the Carolinas, who could face billions of dollars in agricultural damage while still feeling the sting from Hurricane Matthew almost two years ago. After last weekend’s high winds and rain that …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 1:35 PM
Federal Appeals Court Rules for Archdiocese in Priest Abuse Insurance Case
A federal appeals court says an insurance company must reimburse the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford nearly $1 million for payments the archdiocese made to settle sexual misconduct cases involving priests and minors. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 8:52 AM
Thousands of Cars Likely Damaged by Florence’s Floods
As flooding continues in the Carolinas after Hurricane Florence’s massive rainfall, experts say high water will damage thousands of vehicles. But auto industry analysts say the number of soggy vehicles will be far less than the roughly 700,000 damaged by …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 8:21 AM
Japan Government Focuses on Flying Car Project
Electric drones booked through smartphones pick people up from office rooftops, shortening travel time by hours, reducing the need for parking and clearing smog from the air. This vision of the future is driving the Japanese government’s “flying car” project. …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 9:42 AM
UK Lawmakers Say ‘Wild West’ Cryptocurrencies Need Regulation
British lawmakers have backed calls for greater regulation of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin in order to bring an element of control to a market that more resembles the “Wild West.” In a report on digital currencies published Wednesday, the Treasury …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 9:21 AM
Where to Call Home When Displaced by a Storm
As the pounding rains from Hurricane Florence finally ended, Lutrice Garcia left the shelter where she had spent several nights on a cot and tried to head home. But floodwaters from overflowing Crooked Creek covered the road and an emergency …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 9:10 AM

News – Insurance Journal

Pacific Health Care in California Begins Strategic Acquisition Search
Newport Beach, Calif.-based Pacific Health Care Organization Inc. today announced the launch of a strategic acquisition search for an insurance company to add to its suite of comprehensive workers’ comp solutions. The acquisition strategy in the state of California for …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 6:31 PM
AXIS Insurance, DUAL North America Partner on Environmental Risk Program
AXIS Insurance, the insurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has partnered with DUAL North America, the underwriting arm of the Hyperion Insurance Group, to provide environmental risk product offerings for contractors, consultants and engineers in the United States. …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 4:59 PM
Mississippi Urges Drivers to Watch for Road Workers After Multiple Incidents
State transportation officials are urging drivers to be more careful in work zones after six road workers were hit on job sites last week. WLBT-TV reports three workers were treated for injuries after a produce truck rear-ended a Mississippi Department …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 4:48 PM
Carolinas Still Facing Major Flooding More Than a Week After Florence
Major flooding remains in eastern North Carolina more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall. Gov. Roy Cooper said Saturday that nine of the state’s river gauges are at major flood stage and four others are at moderate stage, …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 4:38 PM
Texas Sets Workers’ Comp Weekly Benefit Rates for Coming Year
The workers’ compensation state average weekly wage for dates of injury from Oct. 1, 2018, through Sept. 30, 2019, has been set at $937.70, the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation reports. The maximum weekly benefit rates for …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 3:59 PM
High Winds, Tornadoes Damage Homes, Businesses in Southern Minnesota
Several tornadoes struck southern Minnesota as severe storms packing powerful winds and heavy rain left a trail of destruction overnight, the National Weather Service said Friday. The extreme weather late Thursday damaged homes and businesses, and turned a small airport …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 3:54 PM
Brad Pitt’s Foundation Sues Architect Over Defects in ‘Katrina’ Houses
Actor Brad Pitt’s foundation has sued a New Orleans architect, saying defective design work led to leaks and other flaws in homes built for residents of an area that was among the hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina. The lawsuit says …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 3:51 PM
Residents Call for Changes to Prevent Flooding North Chicago Suburbs
Residents are pushing for Illinois officials to change how they run a dam to prevent flooding in several lakes that flow into the Fox River in Chicago’s northern suburbs. Property owners are petitioning the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 3:49 PM
Review: Deadly Drunken Crash Rate High in Northwest Indiana
A newspaper review has found that three northwestern Indiana counties have a higher percentage of fatal drunken-driving crashes than the rest of the state and the U.S. because of the region’s heavy traffic, weather and other factors. The (Northwest Indiana) …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 3:49 PM
1 Dead as Record Rain Swamps Texas and Oklahoma
A storm system dumped record amounts of rain in parts of Oklahoma and caused flooding in Texas, including in the Dallas area, where floodwaters swept a man from a bridge to his death near the University of Texas’ campus in …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 3:48 PM

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