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|Global Insured H1 Losses from Natural, Man-Made Disasters Were $23B: Swiss Re
Global insured losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in the first half of 2017 totaled US$23 billion, while economic losses during the same period came to US$44 billion – an indication of the extent of the protection gap that …
POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 10:16 AM
|XL Catlin Taps Willis Towers Watson’s Piper as UK Client & Distribution Director
XL Catlin announced the appointment of Louise Piper as UK Client and Distribution director, effective Sept. 1, 2017. In this role, Piper will be responsible for working with brokers and clients to ensure that XL Catlin continues to provide the …
POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 8:06 AM
|Group Led by Yunfeng Financial to Buy MassMutual’s Asia Unit for $1.7B
A group led by Yunfeng Financial Group Ltd., the company backed by billionaire Jack Ma, agreed to buy an Asian unit from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. to add insurance products to the array of financial services it offers to …
POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 7:46 AM
|UK-EU Post-Brexit Trade Deal ‘Desirable but Not Essential’: Report
A UK trade deal with the European Union after Brexit is desirable but not essential, the Institute of Economic Affairs said, in support of Prime Minister Theresa May’s repeated assertion that no deal is better than a bad deal. Britain …
POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 6:36 AM
|5 Suspected Terrorists Shot Dead by Police After Barcelona’s Deadly Attack
Five suspected terrorists were killed by police and six civilians were injured in a confrontation in a town south of Barcelona, hours after 13 people died when a van rampaged down the city’s iconic Las Ramblas avenue. One Catalan police …
POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 5:30 AM
|5 Reasons Cyber Security Is Failing and What P/C Insurers Can Do About It
Businesses are spending a small fortune on cyber security but what they are doing is not working very well, according to a cyber security expert who sees the insurance industry as a key to improving the situation. “We have a …
POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 5:00 AM
|GOP Facing Resistance to State Bills Shielding Drivers Who Hit Protesters
Republican lawmakers in six states have pushed this year for legal protections for motorists who hit protesters blocking traffic. Fairly or not, they’re facing an intense backlash now that violent images of a car ramming into a crowd protesting a …
POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 5:00 AM
|Lawsuit Claims U.S. Delinquent in Enforcing Rear Passenger Seat Belt Law
A new lawsuit accuses the U.S. government of being too slow to implement rules requiring that rear seat vehicle passengers be warned when they fail to buckle their seat belts. In a complaint filed on Wednesday, two nonprofits said the …
POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 5:00 AM
|Drug Company Deflects Blame in Lawsuit Over West Virginia Opioid Crisis
A West Virginia city’s lawsuit against a drug company has led to a dispute over which is at fault in the opioid epidemic. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported last week that one of the nation’s largest drug wholesalers is attempting to …
POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 4:31 AM
|Florida Official Pushes Back On Reports of Highway Patrol Ticket Quotas
The head of the Florida agency that oversees state’s highway patrol insists troopers don’t have ticket quotas. Terry Rhodes on Tuesday told Gov. Rick Scott and members of the state Cabinet that her agency is reminding all supervisors that quotas …
POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 4:21 AM
Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
|Former CIA chief: Trump's Charlottesville comments 'a national disgrace'
Former CIA director John Brennan blasted Trump over statements he made at a press conference concerning the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.
POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017 7:50 PM
|Does the Radical Left Pose a Violent Threat?
The FBI tracks both the radical left and right, but warns that it's white supremacist extremists who pose a greater threat of violence.
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 6:55 AM
|Prominent investigator exits Mueller team
Rachel Maddow reports on the surprising departure of Peter Strzok, a prominent counter-espionage investigator who had been working on Robert Mueller's Trump Russia investigation.
POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017 2:10 PM
|Furor erupts over killing of teenager as Philippines drugs war escalates
By Erik De Castro and Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines police came under pressure on Friday to explain the killing of a high-school student after the 17-year-old became one of at least 80 people shot dead this week in an escalation of President Rodrigo Duterte's ruthless war on drugs. Television channels aired CCTV footage that showed Kian Loyd Delos Santos being carried by two men to the place where his body was later found, raising doubt about an official report that said he was shot because he fired at police officers first. Witnesses told the ABS-CBN channel that the teenager did not have a firearm and police officers at the scene handed him a gun, asked him to fire the weapon and run.
POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 6:14 AM
|The Latest: White nationalist contacted about Boston rally
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on what organizers are calling a Free Speech Rally in Boston that some people fear actually will be a white nationalist event similar to the one in Virginia last wekeend (all times local):
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 5:18 PM
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POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017 12:46 PM
|Baltimore Quietly Removed All 4 Of Its Confederate Statues Overnight
All four of Baltimore’s Confederate statues were removed overnight, just days after a white nationalist rally erupted into chaos and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017 7:48 AM
|Shocking Video Shows Bear Biting Off Man's Arm After He Provokes It
The man ignored warning signs outside the cage and climbed over the fence to feed the bears milk.
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 5:21 AM
|'He's toxic!': Trump goes after 2 GOP senators for Charlottesville criticism
Trump attacked Sens. Jeff Flake, an outspoken critic, and Lindsey Graham, one of few Republicans to call out the president by name over Charlottesville.
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 8:45 AM
|KKK leader threatens to 'burn' black Latina journalist and calls her a 'n*****' during interview
An Afro-Latina journalist conducting an interview with a member of the Ku Klux Klan has said he threatened her so violently that she was concerned for her safety. Ilia Calderón, a Univision journalist with both African and Colombian heritage, agreed to visit KKK leader Chris Barker on his wooded North Carolina property. Almost immediately, Mr Barker asked her why she didn’t “go back” to her country of origin.
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 5:10 PM