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Woman Files Federal Lawsuit Over Delaware Pumpkin-Flinging Accident
A woman who was critically injured when an air cannon exploded during a Delaware pumpkin-launching competition has filed a federal lawsuit against event organizers and participants, state officials and Discovery Communications. Suzanne Dakessian claims in Wednesday’s lawsuit that she was …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 1:35 PM
Two Plead Guilty to $25M New Jersey Prescription Drug Scheme
Two men have pleaded guilty to defrauding New Jersey and health insurers out of $25 million by submitting claims for unneeded prescriptions. Matthew Tedesco and Robert Bessey pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Authorities say …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 1:31 PM
Verisk to Acquire London-Based Complex Data Software Firm Sequel
U.S.-based data analytics firm Verisk Analytics Inc. has agreed to acquire London-based insurance and software specialist Sequel from private equity firm HgCapital and other Sequel shareholders. Sequel specializes in software that “creates instant, intuitive understanding of the most complex data,” …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 1:14 PM
New Jersey’s Menendez, Pallone Tout Flood Insurance Reform Legislation
Five years after Superstorm Sandy devastated towns along the New Jersey shore, Sen. Bob Menendez and Rep. Frank Pallone want changes made to federal flood insurance they said will fix a system that often failed beleaguered homeowners. Speaking Thursday on …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 1:02 PM
JLT Re Taps Bardon as Bermuda Partner, Working with Industry Loss Warranty Team
JLT Re, the London-based reinsurance broker and consultancy, has appointed Nicolas Bardon as a partner in JLT Re’s Bermuda operation reporting to Guy Hengesbaugh. Bardon will work closely with Gary Reynolds and others on the industry loss warranty team in …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 11:25 AM
Indian IPOs Headed for Record Year as Insurers Seek to Raise Funds
Indian initial public offerings are headed for a record year, as a rush of insurers seek to ride a rally in the local market and tap increasing investor demand for financial assets. At least four Indian insurers are aiming to …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 11:16 AM
Maxum’s Lucas Joins Everest Re to Head U.S. Casualty Facultative Programs
Darwin Lucas has joined Everest Reinsurance Co. as vice president and head of U.S. Casualty Programs for all general casualty and professional liability lines of coverage within the Facultative Reinsurance division. He will be managing the division’s program portfolio and …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 11:00 AM
Third Jury Sides with J&J, Bayer Over Xarelto Drug Liability Claims
A federal jury has cleared Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson of liability in the third case to go to trial out of thousands of lawsuits claiming the drugmakers’ blood thinner Xarelto led to severe internal bleeding. The verdict in …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 11:00 AM
QBE H1 Profits Rise 73% on Australia/N. Zealand Rate Hikes, N. America Growth
QBE reported a healthy profit hike during first quarter of 2017, despite heightened claims activity in its Emerging Markets’ division, which reported a combined ratio of 110.8 percent. This poor performance has led to the creation of two separate divisions …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 10:42 AM
Fraud Following Catastrophes an Unwelcome Trend, Oklahoma’s Doak Says
In testimony on Capitol Hill in early August, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak told federal lawmakers that fraud across all lines of insurance costs the industry an estimated $80 million to $100 million annually. Testifying on insurance fraud issues at …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 6:49 AM

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Who marched in Boston? Faces and voices from the rally and counterprotest

Who marched in Boston? Faces and voices from the rally and counterprotestYahoo News went into the crowd in Boston Saturday and talked to mostly right-wing marchers for “free speech” and to mostly progressive counterprotesters.

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2017 9:43 AM

6 Officers Shot in Florida and Pennsylvania, 2 Killed and 4 Wounded

6 Officers Shot in Florida and Pennsylvania, 2 Killed and 4 WoundedThree police departments are reeling from a violent night that has left two officers dead.

POSTED AUGUST 19, 2017 11:39 AM

An Oregon Wildfire is Blazing in the Eclipse's Path of Totality

An Oregon Wildfire is Blazing in the Eclipse's Path of TotalityAbout 600 residents in the area were already evacuated

POSTED AUGUST 19, 2017 4:34 PM

Watts: When Leaders are Silent, They Are Agreeing With KKK

Watts: When Leaders are Silent, They Are Agreeing With KKKFormer Congressman J.C. Watts (R-Okla) tells Chuck Todd that now "is not a time for us to be afraid to be tweeted" by the president.

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2017 2:11 AM

US Navy crash: 10 sailors missing after destroyer USS John McCain collides with oil tanker off Singapore

US Navy crash: 10 sailors missing after destroyer USS John McCain collides with oil tanker off SingaporeTen sailors are missing after an American warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore in the second accident involving US Navy destroyers in little more than two months. The guided-missile destroyer USS John S McCain collided with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while heading to Singapore for a routine port call, the Navy said in a statement. “Initial reports indicate John S McCain sustained damage to her port side aft,” the Navy said.

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2017 10:48 PM

Flying dogs caught in action

Flying dogs caught in actionThese excited pooches are flying without wings in this series of hilarious images. Taken in July by photographer Peter Mueller, Each photo shows the canines’ exuberant facial expressions, as they appear to be leaping through the air.

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2017 11:30 AM

Couple Who Engaged In Sexual Act Aboard Southwest Airlines Flight Questioned

Couple Who Engaged In Sexual Act Aboard Southwest Airlines Flight QuestionedThe airline said the incident occurred on a flight from Atlanta to Las Vegas and apologized to other passengers aboard the flight.

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2017 12:24 PM

Barcelona attacker stabbed man to death during escape: police

Barcelona attacker stabbed man to death during escape: policeBy Angus Berwick BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - Spain asked the rest of Europe to join the hunt for a young man thought to have been the driver in last week's deadly van attack in Barcelona as police said on Monday that he had also hijacked a car and killed its occupant during his escape. After driving at high speed into crowds on the city's famous avenue Las Ramblas last Thursday, killing 13 people, the suspected Islamist militant fled on foot and then hijacked the car as it was being parked, stabbing the driver to death, police said. The suspect, Moroccan-born Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, then drove the hijacked car through a police checkpoint, police said.

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 9:16 AM

Senator who hoped for Trump assassination in post apologizes

Senator who hoped for Trump assassination in post apologizesKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker who drew bipartisan outrage over her brief Facebook comment expressing hope that President Donald Trump would be assassinated apologized publicly Sunday to Trump and his family, calling the online posting "a mistake."

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2017 6:19 PM

Indian woman wins divorce over lack of toilet

Indian woman wins divorce over lack of toiletAn Indian court has given a woman permission to divorce her husband because their home did not have a toilet, forcing her to seek relief outdoors. Justice Rajendra Kumar Sharma said women in villages often endured physical pain waiting until darkness to relieve themselves outdoors. The judge labelled open defecation -- a major health problem in India -- disgraceful and deemed it torture to deny women a safe environment for relief, the woman's lawyer Rajesh Sharma told AFP.

POSTED AUGUST 19, 2017 8:54 PM

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