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|After Delay, Louisiana OKs Planting of Medical Marijuana
Louisiana’s first legal crop of medical marijuana can be planted this week. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain, whose agency regulates the burgeoning industry, loosened a regulatory logjam that created a months-long delay. The Monroe News-Star reports that Strain’s team met with …
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:59 PM
|AIR Worldwide Updates Wildfire Model with Event-Based Risk Management Approach
Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide (AIR) has released an updated Wildfire Model for the United States designed to provide a comprehensive view of the risk of wildfire to property within the 13 westernmost conterminous states. The event-based modeling approach …
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:57 PM
|School System in North Carolina County Accused of Neglect, Discrimination in Suit
A lawsuit filed against a North Carolina school system and its board of education says an elementary school in need of repairs was discriminated against because of race. The Winston-Salem Journal reports the lawsuit, filed Monday against the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County …
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:46 PM
|SECURA Insurance Adds Switzer as Market Manager in Kentucky
Appleton, Wis.-based SECURA Insurance has added Lisa Switzer as market manager for Kentucky. Switzer brings 28 years of experience in the insurance industry to her new role with a diverse mix of commercial, personal, and specialty lines roles. She was …
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:38 PM
|ICT to Begin Annual Texas ‘Hurricane Tour’
The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) is set to launch its annual “hurricane tour” aimed at reminding coastal residents to be ready in case a hurricane or tropical storm should make landfall this year. Beginning on Aug. 20, ICT’s Mark …
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:36 PM
|York Named Chief Underwriting Officer at CM Vantage
Michael York II has been named chief underwriting officer for Madison, Wisconsin-based CM Vantage Specialty Insurance Co., reporting to President Alan Ogilvie. York will oversee CM Vantage’s underwriting operations and work closely with CM Vantage’s distribution partners. Prior to joining …
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:12 PM
|Hy-Vee Sued by Minnesota Family Sickened by Tainted Pasta Salad
A Minnesota family sickened by eating pasta salad contaminated with salmonella is suing the Iowa-based grocery store chain that distributed the food. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday against Hy-Vee Inc. The suit alleges a woman, her daughter and her grandson …
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:07 PM
|Missouri Corrections Officers Awarded $113.7M in Overtime Lawsuit
A jury has awarded Missouri prison guards compensation for work they performed before and after their shifts. A Cole County jury on Aug. 14 awarded $113.7 million to 13,000 current corrections officers or those who worked at the Department of …
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:06 PM
|Federal Safety Board Links Plugged Drill Pipe to Deadly Oklahoma Well Fire
There were signs that a natural gas well was not fully sealed before it exploded in January, killing five workers, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board said in an updated report on the accident on Thursday. The incident, which took place …
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:04 PM
|Washington Lawsuit Says College Dean Raped Assistant
A woman has filed a lawsuit against Bellevue College claiming the school, and by extension Washington state, fostered a hostile work environment by failing to protect her from a former dean. SeattlePI.com reported the woman’s attorney Julie Kays filed the …
POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 3:45 PM
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|Trump Lashes Out At NYT's Bombshell McGahn Report, Calls It 'Fake News'
President Donald Trump fired off several angry Tweets on Sunday aimed at
POSTED AUGUST 19, 2018 10:32 AM
|German prosecutors probe Yazidi woman's claim about IS man
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Saturday they are taking seriously a Yazidi refugee's claim that she ran into her former Islamic State captor twice in Germany, but say they need more information to identify him.
POSTED AUGUST 18, 2018 7:04 PM
|Beto O’Rourke, on a ‘suicide mission’ against Ted Cruz, is having the time of his life — and might even come out of it alive
From left: Willie Nelson, Beto O’Rourke, Lukas Nelson, Amy Nelson and Margo Price perform onstage with Willie Nelson and Family during the 45th Annual Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic at the Austin360 Amphitheater on July 4, 2018, in Austin, Texas. HUTCHINS, Texas — Beto O’Rourke was trying hard to play it cool, but finally, he just couldn’t resist. “I have to show you this,” the Democratic congressman from El Paso, Texas, said, reaching into his pocket to grab his iPhone, where he began scrolling through text messages.
POSTED AUGUST 18, 2018 5:00 AM
|Kansas Postal Worker Finds Giant Boa Constrictor Wrapped Around Mailbox
No letters for these folks today!
POSTED AUGUST 18, 2018 2:06 PM
|'Guiding force for good': World mourns loss of Kofi Annan
There was an outpouring of condolences from leaders around the world on Saturday after the death of former UN Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan. Current UN chief Antonio Guterres described Annan as "a guiding force for good". "In many ways, Kofi Annan was the United Nations.
POSTED AUGUST 18, 2018 11:46 AM
|Quakes cut power, topple homes on Indonesia island; 3 dead
SEMBALUN, Indonesia (AP) — Multiple strong earthquakes cut power across the Indonesian island of Lombok, toppled buildings and killed at least three people as the tourist hotspot was trying to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people.
POSTED AUGUST 19, 2018 10:59 PM
|Putin Warns Merkel That Europe Can't Afford a New Syria Refugee Crisis
Merkel was hosting Putin for their first bilateral talks in Germany since 2013
POSTED AUGUST 18, 2018 2:50 PM
|World Leaders Opt For China's Money Over The Rights Of 1 Million Jailed Muslims
WASHINGTON ― Now that United Nations experts have endorsed widespread reports
POSTED AUGUST 18, 2018 8:00 AM
|Body found in burning vehicle at Disney World in Florida, say police
The unidentified victim was discovered when firefighters extinguished the blaze near the Fantasia Gardens miniature golf course. Homicide detectives have joined the investigation, according to a statement from Orange County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were called to the scene at 1209 Epcot Resorts Boulevard to assist the Reedy Creek Fire Department at 4.11am on Saturday morning.
POSTED AUGUST 18, 2018 12:48 PM
|Donald Trump's Social Media Solution? A Free-For-All For Both The 'Good And Bad'
President Donald Trump used Twitter to tear into social media companies
POSTED AUGUST 18, 2018 8:09 AM