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Icahn Sues AmTrust Directors, Claims Privatization Plan Hurts Investors
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn sued the directors of AmTrust Financial Services Inc., Chief Executive Officer Barry Zyskind and the family that controls the insurer to challenge a plan to take the insurer private, arguing it will shortchange investors. Icahn, who …

POSTED MAY 21, 2018 9:10 PM
XL Catlin Adds Nieves to War, Terrorism, Political Violence Team in Atlanta
XL Catlin has promoted Lindsey Nieves to AVP, underwriting manager in its regional US War, Terrorism & Political Violence insurance team for the South and Central zone, which is headquartered in Atlanta. According to Ben Tucker, head of XL Catlin’s …

POSTED MAY 21, 2018 4:54 PM
Supreme Court Backs Employers on Forced Arbitration, Limiting Employee Class Actions
A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled that employers can force workers to use individual arbitration instead of class-action lawsuits to press legal claims. The decision potentially limits the rights of tens of millions of employees. The justices, voting 5-4 along …

POSTED MAY 21, 2018 2:49 PM
Wisconsin Family Sues Over Stun Gun Death of Mentally Ill Man
The family of a mentally ill man who died after Milwaukee, Wis.-area police officers used a stun gun on him has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Village of West Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported the family …

POSTED MAY 21, 2018 2:38 PM
Restrictions on Cellphones While Driving Not Being Added in Louisiana
Louisiana will not be enacting a ban on hand-held cellphone use while driving. A House-backed proposal stalled in the Senate, and the regular session ended Friday without action on the bill, killing it. Rep. Mike Huval, a Breaux Bridge Republican, …

POSTED MAY 21, 2018 2:35 PM
Gas Leak Was Cause of Explosion at Houston-Area Plant, Company Says
Officials say a gas leak caused an explosion and brief flash fire at a chemical plant near Houston, Texas, resulting in non-life threatening injuries to nearly two dozen workers. Kuraray America says in a news release that ethylene escaping from …

POSTED MAY 21, 2018 2:33 PM
XL Catlin’s Benjamin to Head Zurich North America’s Management Solutions Group
Brian Benjamin, a longtime insurance executive with experience in professional liability lines, has joined Zurich North America as head of Management Solutions. Benjamin will be accountable for the performance of the Management Solutions Group (MSG) unit, which is part of …

POSTED MAY 21, 2018 2:19 PM
California Legislation Aims to Clarify Mudslide Insurance
The California Senate has approved legislation that seeks to clarify homeowners’ insurance coverage following deadly mudslides near Santa Barbara. Insurance policies generally cover damage caused by fires but not by mudslides. That creates confusion in cases like the mudslides in …

POSTED MAY 21, 2018 2:15 PM
PG&E Judge Won’t Rule Out California Fire Cost Claim
PG&E Corp. suffered another legal setback with a judge saying he won’t release the company from a key legal claim over the most destructive wildfires in California history. PG&E has been challenging a California law allowing private property owners to …

POSTED MAY 21, 2018 2:08 PM
U.S. Cyber Market Grew 32% in 2017 But Most Small-Medium Firms Opted Out: A.M. Best
The U.S. market for cyber insurance grew significantly in 2017, as direct premiums written rose nearly 32 percent year over year to $1.8 billion, and policies in force jumped 24 percent to 2.6 million, according to an A.M. Best special …

POSTED MAY 21, 2018 1:58 PM

Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

U.S. Citizens Say They Were Detained By Border Patrol Agent For ‘Speaking Spanish’

U.S. Citizens Say They Were Detained By Border Patrol Agent For ‘Speaking Spanish’Two U.S. citizens said they were detained last week by a Border Patrol agent




POSTED MAY 21, 2018 6:18 AM

Mourners Honor Pakistani Student Killed in Santa Fe High School Shooting

Mourners Honor Pakistani Student Killed in Santa Fe High School ShootingThe Texas community rocked by Friday's mass school shooting that killed eight




POSTED MAY 21, 2018 7:25 AM

One injured as Kilauea volcano destruction continues

One injured as Kilauea volcano destruction continuesA man was seriously injured when struck by lava at his home in Pahoa, Hawaii. Dozens of homes have been destroyed and a major highway cut off as residents remain on alert.




POSTED MAY 20, 2018 11:54 AM

Mike Pompeo Promises To 'Crush' Iran And Achieve A Better Deal

Mike Pompeo Promises To 'Crush' Iran And Achieve A Better DealWASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday presented a lengthy




POSTED MAY 21, 2018 10:45 AM

Cougar Attacks Mountain Bikers Near Seattle, Killing One and Injuring Another

Cougar Attacks Mountain Bikers Near Seattle, Killing One and Injuring AnotherThe cougar bit one of the cyclists on the head before pouncing on the second, killing him and dragging him away




POSTED MAY 20, 2018 10:15 PM

Palestinian publicly sets himself on fire in Gaza

Palestinian publicly sets himself on fire in GazaGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A 20-year-old Palestinian is in critical condition Sunday after publicly setting himself on fire but his motives remain unclear with family believing he was despairing over Gaza's dire living conditions and Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules the territory, alleging personal problems.




POSTED MAY 20, 2018 2:56 PM

30 Big-Batch Summer Cocktail Recipes

30 Big-Batch Summer Cocktail Recipes




POSTED MAY 21, 2018 5:04 PM

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle celebrate with private reception after wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle celebrate with private reception after weddingAfter their widely-viewed wedding ceremony, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry took off in a 1960s-era Jaguar for a private reception with just 200 invited guests.




POSTED MAY 20, 2018 11:57 AM

Iraqi cleric Sadr meets pro-Iran Amiri after election win

Iraqi cleric Sadr meets pro-Iran Amiri after election winBy Raya Jalabi BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, whose political bloc was declared the winner of Iraq's parliamentary election, met Hadi al-Amiri, leader of a pro-Iran bloc, on Sunday in what Sadr portrayed as part of an inclusive discussion about government formation. During the meeting, the political rivals discussed the results of the 2018 parliamentary elections, according to a statement from Sadr's office. "The process of government formation must be a national decision and importantly, must include the participation of all the winning blocs," the statement said.




POSTED MAY 20, 2018 4:18 PM

Cougar Kills Mountain Biker In Washington State, Injures Companion

Cougar Kills Mountain Biker In Washington State, Injures CompanionA cougar attacked two mountain-bikers in Washington state Saturday morning,




POSTED MAY 20, 2018 12:28 AM

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