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Louisiana Disaster Declarations in Last 18 Months Involved Nearly 90% of Parishes
With hurricane season fast approaching, the Louisiana Department of Insurance is pointing out that in the last 18 months, nearly 90 percent of the state’s parishes have been included in major disaster declarations. The LDI is advising policyholders to take …

POSTED MAY 24, 2017 4:43 PM
A.M. Best: Outlook Stable for MGA Insurance in Dallas
A.M. Best has revised the long-term issuer credit rating (long-term ICR) outlook to stable from positive and affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of B++ (Good) and the long-term ICR of “bbb” of MGA Insurance Company Inc. (MGA), based in Dallas. The …

POSTED MAY 24, 2017 4:36 PM
Damage Assessment from 7 Oklahoma Tornados Ongoing
Meteorologists say seven tornados that occurred in northeast Oklahoma last week have received preliminary damage ratings. The Tulsa World reports tornados near Wagoner, Red Bird and Porter reached estimated wind speeds of up to 105 mph. The storms uprooted trees, …

POSTED MAY 24, 2017 4:32 PM
Iowa Agency, Two Rivers Insurance, to Repay Cities, Counties
State regulators say an Iowa insurance agency accused of a deceptive practice has agreed to repay more than $1.3 million to local governments. The Des Moines Register reports that Two Rivers Insurance Co., which is based in Burlington, was accused …

POSTED MAY 24, 2017 4:28 PM
Leaks Discovered in Dakota Access Pipeline System
The Dakota Access pipeline and a feeder line leaked more than 100 gallons of oil in North Dakota in separate incidents in March as crews prepared the disputed $3.8 billion pipeline for operation. Two barrels, or 84 gallons (320 liters), …

POSTED MAY 24, 2017 4:25 PM
ISMIE Mutual Insurance Leader, Harold Jensen, Passes
 Chicago-based medical professional liability insurer, ISMIE Mutual, is mourning the the loss of its late chairman, Harold L. Jensen, M.D. Jensen died unexpectedly on Monday, May 22, 2017. A strong and visionary leader, Dr. Jensen transformed ISMIE into a medical …

POSTED MAY 24, 2017 4:23 PM
Ironshore Raises Capacity for M&A Cover, Tax Consortium Launched
Ironshore International’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Tax Insurance unit has enhanced its consortium programs to meet client and broker demand for larger, streamlined limits. Ironshore will increase the capacity for its Mergers & Acquisitions Consortium to £100 million ($129.8 million), from …

POSTED MAY 24, 2017 4:18 PM
Mass. Court Says Suspended Public Employee Can Receive Workers’ Comp
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that an injured public employee is still eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits after being suspended from employment. The court concluded that workers’ compensation benefits are not compensation as defined in the state’s …

POSTED MAY 24, 2017 2:47 PM
Insurance Groups Welcome Delay in Liability Insurance Law Restatement
Insurance groups breathed a sigh of relief this week after legal scholars delayed a vote on a controversial restatement of liability insurance law. As reported by Insurance Journal, the American Legal Institute (ALI) on Tuesday formally decided to postpone a …

POSTED MAY 24, 2017 2:01 PM
California’s Single-Payer Bill Comes with $400B Price Tag
A California bill that would eliminate health insurance companies and provide government-funded health coverage for everyone in the state would cost $400 billion and require significant tax increases, legislative analysts said. Much of the cost would be offset by existing …

POSTED MAY 24, 2017 1:55 PM
Small Quake Jolts Southern Part of Hawaii’s Big Island
A magnitude 3.0 earthquake hit the island of Hawaii, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The earthquake hit at 5:59 p.m. local time on Monday. Its epicenter was 12 miles (20 kilometers) north of Pahala, a town with a population of …

POSTED MAY 24, 2017 1:50 PM
Target to Pay $18.5 Million to Settle States’ Claims from 2013 Data Breach
Target Corp. on Tuesday agreed to pay $18.5 million to settle claims by 47 states and the District of Columbia and resolve a multi-state investigation into the retailer’s massive data breach in late 2013. The investigation — led by the Attorneys …

POSTED MAY 24, 2017 12:48 PM
Climate Change Research, Flood Mapping Funds Take Hit in Proposed Trump Budget
President Donald Trump’s first budget request to Congress would cut or eliminate a range of programs designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as well those helping communities prepare for more intense flooding or hurricanes expected to result from climate change. …

POSTED MAY 24, 2017 12:41 PM
U.K. Security Services Warn of Imminent Terrorist Attack; U.S. Leaks Criticized
Soldiers are to patrol British landmarks and sporting events in their biggest homeland deployment in decades, as security services warned that another attack by terrorists who killed 22 people at a pop concert on Monday was imminent. Prime Minister Theresa …

POSTED MAY 24, 2017 12:24 PM
Rhode Island Insurance Agents Have New Coastal Insurance Market
Independent insurance agencies in Rhode Island have a new market for coastal homes – Spinnaker Insurance Company. Spinnaker’s New England distributor, Insurance Agency and Customer Service Company (IACSC) of New London, Conn., is offering selected agents appointments. Founded last October, …

POSTED MAY 24, 2017 11:54 AM
tKg Wholesale Brokerage Hires Wischnowsky as an Account Executive
tKg Wholesale Brokerage has hired Matt Wischnowsky as an account executive focused on professional liability. Wischnowsky brings more than ten years of experience to the position. Most recently, Wischnowsky served as the managing director of GT Pro, a division of …

POSTED MAY 24, 2017 10:52 AM
Former Vermont Homeowners Hope to Recover $4M After Evictions
A group of former homeowners from a Vermont lakeside neighborhood hopes to recover some of the nearly $4 million they lost after they were forced to vacate. The Burlington Free Press reports the Mallets Bay Homeowner’s Association says the 24 …

POSTED MAY 24, 2017 10:43 AM
Companies May Soon Be Required to Disclose Financial Impact of Climate Risk
Companies’ disclosure of risks to their business from climate change could become mandatory in a few years as investor pressure gathers pace, climate finance experts said on Tuesday. Investors have urged companies, particularly those operating in the oil, gas and coal sectors, to …

POSTED MAY 24, 2017 10:15 AM
Cyber Security Expert Leonardo to Offer Anti-Ransomware Weapon
When a wave of ransom-requesting cyber attacks hit computers across the globe earlier this month, Leonardo SpA cyber-security experts had already warned clients that a larger-than-usual strike was about to hit. Now, the company is set to roll out a …

POSTED MAY 24, 2017 9:44 AM
Bermuda Can Withstand Trump’s U.S. Tax Plans, Says Premier Dunkley
Bermuda Premier Michael Dunkley said the nation will be able to attract businesses even as U.S. President Donald Trump plans to reduce tax rates to help keep companies onshore. “One of the things that I find very comforting about Bermuda …

POSTED MAY 24, 2017 9:20 AM
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Taps Kleiterp as CEO EMEA, Replacing Buckle
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has appointed Fred Kleiterp as CEO Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA), effective July 1, 2017. In this role, Kleiterp will be responsible for managing the strategy, development and performance of the company’s presence in the EMEA …

POSTED MAY 24, 2017 9:05 AM
Paul Hanson’s Pedisich Heads to EPIC as Producer in California
EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants has added Nick Pedisich as an insurance broker/producer. Pedisich will be based in EPIC’s Concord, Calif. office and report to Curt Perata, president of EPIC’s Pacific North region. He is focused on the transportation industry …

POSTED MAY 24, 2017 9:00 AM
There’s No ‘Typical’ Day in the Work Cycle for Whirlpool’s Risk Manager
How does a company incorporate a sustainable and cohesive risk management system for an enterprise with nearly 100,000 employees, 70 manufacturing and technology research centers located in 170 countries around the world, and $21 billion in annual sales? It’s a …

POSTED MAY 24, 2017 5:00 AM
Florida CFO: $8M Recovered in Q1 Through Insurance Consumer Helpline
Insurance specialists working to assist Floridians through Florida’s insurance consumer helpline recovered nearly $8.1 million in the first quarter of 2017, according to a statement from Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater. Recoveries included insurance claim payments and premium refunds …

POSTED MAY 24, 2017 4:44 AM
4-Foot Sinkhole Opens Outside Trump’s Florida Resort
A small sinkhole has opened on the road just outside President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. The Palm Beach Post reports that the 4-foot-by-4-foot (1-meter-by-1-meter) hole was discovered Monday in Palm Beach County just west of one the resort’s …

POSTED MAY 24, 2017 4:30 AM
Driver of Tanker Truck Killed in Fiery North Carolina Crash
The North Carolina Highway Patrol says a tanker truck overturned and caught fire, killing the driver. The patrol told local media outlets that the truck apparently veered off the road in the town of Clayton and hit two culverts, causing …

POSTED MAY 24, 2017 4:00 AM
Indiana Couple Awarded $744K for Son’s Unnecessary Shoulder Surgery
A northern Indiana jury has awarded $744,000 to a couple who claimed a now-deceased doctor performed unnecessary surgery on their teenage son. Dean and Tracy Dixon’s medical malpractice suit alleged that Dr. Willard G. Yergler performed unneeded shoulder surgery in …

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 10:54 PM
State Auto’s Clark Named CEO of GuideOne Insurance
West Des Moines, Iowa-based GuideOne Insurance has named Jessica E. Clark as the company’s new chief executive officer (CEO). Bringing nearly 20 years of leadership experience in property and casualty insurance, Clark assumes her new role on June 12. She succeeds …

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 10:52 PM
Colorado Hailstorm on Pace to be Most Expensive in State History
More than 150,000 auto insurance claims and 50,000 homeowners claims are estimated to be filed in the wake of a monster hailstorm that pounded Colorado’s Front Range on May 8, putting it on pace to be the state’s most expensive …

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 7:03 PM
California’s Enforcement against W.R. Berkley Ends in $12M Settlement
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones today announced that the enforcement action taken against W.R. Berkley Corp. entities and operating units has resulted in a $12 million settlement. Admiral Insurance Co., Admiral Risk Insurance Services Inc. nka BXM Insurance Services Inc., …

POSTED MAY 23, 2017 6:52 PM

Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

Republicans and Democrats dismiss Trump’s budget as ‘dead on arrival’

Republicans and Democrats dismiss Trump’s budget as ‘dead on arrival’The White House budget director began making his case for the 2018 budget Tuesday, but it met initial skepticism from members of both parties.




POSTED MAY 23, 2017 3:48 PM

Manchester in Mourning: Bombing Victims Remembered

Manchester in Mourning: Bombing Victims RememberedAn 8-year-old and a college student are among the 22 people who were killed in the terror attack at Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande concert.




POSTED MAY 23, 2017 11:31 AM

U.S. intelligence chief Coats sidesteps questions on Trump, Russians and Israel

U.S. intelligence chief Coats sidesteps questions on Trump, Russians and IsraelDirector of National Intelligence Dan Coats declined to confirm or deny news reports that President Trump reached out directly to him in an effort to undermine an FBI investigation.




POSTED MAY 23, 2017 12:47 PM

Suicidal Man 'Unintentionally' Kills Girlfriend With Bullet That First Went Through His Own Head: Cops

Suicidal Man 'Unintentionally' Kills Girlfriend With Bullet That First Went Through His Own Head: CopsVictor Sibson survived the suicide attempt and was charged with second degree murder on Friday.




POSTED MAY 23, 2017 4:07 PM

Killer whales charge toward blue whale off California coast

Killer whales charge toward blue whale off California coastA pod of killer whales appears to charge at blue whale off the coast of Monterey, California, in a rare encounter captured by a drone camera on May 18.




POSTED MAY 24, 2017 2:06 AM

The Latest: Leaders attack lawsuit over schools for blacks

The Latest: Leaders attack lawsuit over schools for blacksJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit alleging that Mississippi is breaking federal law by providing unequal schooling to black students (all times local):




POSTED MAY 23, 2017 1:48 PM

Massive slide buries stretch of iconic California highway

Massive slide buries stretch of iconic California highwayA massive rockslide has buried a stretch of California's iconic seaside Highway 1 which had already been hit by a number of road closures caused by severe winter storms, state transportation officials said Tuesday. The slide on one of America's most picturesque highways took place on Saturday morning in a remote and largely uninhabited area known as Mud Creek. The road in that section of the highway had already been shut down before a million tons of earth came tumbling down from a hillside, burying a 1,500-foot (nearly half a kilometer) section of the highway, said Jim Shivers, a spokesman for the state's transportation agency.




POSTED MAY 23, 2017 8:19 PM

After Maryland student's speech, mockery and anger in China

After Maryland student's speech, mockery and anger in ChinaWhen Chinese student Yang Shuping described how she ditched her five pollution masks upon discovering the "oddly luxurious" air of the United States, she drew a fierce online backlash, indignant newspaper columns and even a rebuttal from her hometown. On Wednesday, the official Xinhua news agency's English-language Twitter account broadcast a live-stream from Kunming, with two reporters interviewing passersby about air quality and whether they wore pollution masks. China's foreign ministry also weighed in, saying it was aware the issue was being widely discussed online, and that any Chinese citizen should "make remarks responsibly".




POSTED MAY 24, 2017 6:21 AM

Big Game Hunter Dies After Being Crushed To Death By Elephant

Big Game Hunter Dies After Being Crushed To Death By ElephantA well-known South African big game hunter was reportedly crushed to death Friday after his friends fatally shot an elephant.




POSTED MAY 22, 2017 5:25 PM

CBO score could roil Senate health care negotiations

CBO score could roil Senate health care negotiationsThe Congressional Budget Office will release its prediction of the effects of the House-passed health care overhaul Wednesday afternoon, potentially stirring up more dissent among Senate Republicans who have spent much of this month attempting to hash out their own health care deal. The CBO will likely deliver a similar verdict for the American Health Care Act (AHCA) as it did for an earlier version of the House bill, which the office said would result in 24 million fewer Americans having health care coverage and $150 billion in deficit reduction over 10 years compared with Obamacare.




POSTED MAY 23, 2017 4:38 PM

‘The most horrible feeling’: Mother of missing Manchester concertgoer describes chaos of attack

‘The most horrible feeling’: Mother of missing Manchester concertgoer describes chaos of attackMany attendees at the concert that was hit by a bomb on Monday were young people. One distraught parent described her feelings as she waited for news.




POSTED MAY 23, 2017 10:02 AM

Venezuela protests: Hugo Chavez's childhood home set on fire as violence clashes continue

Venezuela protests: Hugo Chavez's childhood home set on fire as violence clashes continueThe childhood home of the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez has been set on fire, according to an opposition legislator, as protests against the socialist government continue to rage. The house, located in the western city of Barinas, was set alight along with several other government buildings by protesters. "It is pretty symbolic that the citizens are venting their frustrations on the author of the Bolivarian revolution," said Eric Farnsworth, vice president of the Council of the Americas.




POSTED MAY 23, 2017 9:58 AM

12-Year-Old Girl Abducted by Teen Boys In 'Imminent Danger'

12-Year-Old Girl Abducted by Teen Boys In 'Imminent Danger'McKenzie Wilson went missing from her upstate New York home early in the morning.




POSTED MAY 23, 2017 1:50 PM

Trump promises peace push after 'fantastic' pope talks

Trump promises peace push after 'fantastic' pope talksDonald Trump vowed Wednesday to use his US presidency to promote peace around the world after what he depicted as an inspirational meeting with an initially grim-faced Pope Francis. "Honor of a lifetime to meet His Holiness Pope Francis," Trump wrote on Twitter before leaving Rome for Brussels and the next leg of his first overseas trip as president. Trump later arrived in Brussels, a city he once dubbed a "hellhole", ahead of his first summits on Thursday with wary leaders of NATO and the European Union.




POSTED MAY 24, 2017 10:42 AM

Breathtaking photography series showcases beauty of night sky in areas with no light pollution

Breathtaking photography series showcases beauty of night sky in areas with no light pollutionTwo photographers have made a set of images exploring the magnificent night skies still found in North American and the grave threat of light pollution.




POSTED MAY 22, 2017 1:26 PM

APNewsBreak: Leaks found on Dakota Access pipeline system

APNewsBreak: Leaks found on Dakota Access pipeline systemBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Dakota Access pipeline and a feeder line leaked more than 100 gallons of oil in North Dakota in separate incidents in March as crews prepared the disputed $3.8 billion pipeline for operation.




POSTED MAY 22, 2017 4:27 PM

Newark airport reopens after engine fire prompts plane evacuation

Newark airport reopens after engine fire prompts plane evacuationNewark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey has reopened after temporarily shutting down late Tuesday, following an engine fire that prompted the evacuation of an airplane, officials said. There were reports of five minor injuries, according to a statement posted on the airport's official Twitter account, with delays expected to persist through the night. "Newark Airport is temporarily closed due to deployment of emergency chutes on a plane with an apparent engine fire," an earlier post on the airport's official Twitter account had said.




POSTED MAY 24, 2017 12:24 AM

Newfound ‘alien megastructure’ star leaves scientists baffled

Newfound ‘alien megastructure’ star leaves scientists baffled

You're forgiven if the name KIC 8462852 doesn't ring a bell. It's a far-off object, thought to be a star, which was only just discovered in late 2015, but it's already managed to totally confuse researchers in its extremely brief stint on the scientific stage. The star has continually exhibited extremely odd behavior, and has been repeatedly observed experiencing huge dips in brightness that don't seem to have any readily available explanation. Now, the star has been spotted performing the same dimming trick as it has in the past, and scientists are throwing out some extremely wild theories. 

KIC 8462852, otherwise known as "Tabby's Star" or "Boyajian's Star" depending on where you look, was caught in the act this past weekend, dimming in brightness by about three percent, which is a large enough change to be easily detected. Normally, the dimming of a star at regular intervals would indicate the presence of a planet in orbit, but there doesn't seem to be any pattern to the of dimming exhibited by KIC 8462852.

Researchers have thrown forth many possible explanations, including other, non-planetary celestial bodies passing in front of the star which are obscuring our line of sight, such as comets, and even the possibility that whatever is floating around the star isn't a naturally-occurring object at all, but instead a massive alien structure. As the research and observations continue, scientists around the globe are hoping that spectral readings will give them a clue as to what, if anything, passed in front of the star. Whatever the object happens to be, it's an exciting time for sky-gazers.




POSTED MAY 22, 2017 8:00 PM

Turkey summons U.S. envoy over Washington street brawl

Turkey summons U.S. envoy over Washington street brawlTurkey summoned the U.S ambassador on Monday to protest the treatment of Turkish security officials in the United States during a visit by President Tayyip Erdogan last week, the foreign ministry said. A brawl erupted between protesters and Turkish security personnel outside the Turkish ambassador's residence during Erdogan's visit to Washington to meet U.S. President Donald Trump. Turkey blamed the violence on demonstrators linked to the militant Kurdistan Workers Party while Washington's police chief described the incident as a "brutal attack" on peaceful protesters.




POSTED MAY 22, 2017 2:50 PM

Homeless Men Who Helped Manchester Attack Victims Receive Outpouring of Support

Homeless Men Who Helped Manchester Attack Victims Receive Outpouring of SupportStephen Jones, 35, and Chris Parker, 33, rushed to help after the devastating blast was detonated near one of the Manchester Arena's exits.




POSTED MAY 24, 2017 11:41 AM

Donald Trump's Commerce Secretary praises lack of demonstrations in Saudi Arabia, where protests are punishable by death

Donald Trump's Commerce Secretary praises lack of demonstrations in Saudi Arabia, where protests are punishable by deathUS Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross praised the lack of protests during Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, despite the country being well known for handing out brutal punishments to dissenting voices. Over a dozen prominent activists convicted on charges arising from their peaceful activities were serving long prison sentences in 2016, according to Human Rights Watch. Asked whether this could be because protests were stifled in the country, Mr Ross replied: “In theory, that could be true.




POSTED MAY 23, 2017 6:37 AM

Man Wrongly Convicted Of Murder To Be Set Free After 24 Years

Man Wrongly Convicted Of Murder To Be Set Free After 24 YearsShaurn Thomas was sentenced to life in prison for a murder that occurred when he was just 16.




POSTED MAY 23, 2017 11:31 AM

Now I Get It: Obstruction of justice, President Trump and the Russia investigation

Now I Get It: Obstruction of justice, President Trump and the Russia investigationAs questions continue over President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey and whether Trump tried to influence the Russia investigation, some have raised the notion that the president obstructed justice. Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga takes a look at the legal meaning of the term.




POSTED MAY 23, 2017 12:33 PM

Sea Lion Drags Little Girl Into Water In Terrifying Viral Video

Sea Lion Drags Little Girl Into Water In Terrifying Viral VideoThe dramatic moment a sea lion dragged a little girl into the water at a wharf in British Columbia was caught on video.




POSTED MAY 22, 2017 4:34 PM

Ethics office blasts Trump refusal to disclose lobby waivers

Ethics office blasts Trump refusal to disclose lobby waiversWASHINGTON (AP) — The message from a senator to the government ethics office: Use your authority to force the president to reveal how many waivers he's granted to ex-lobbyists in his new administration.




POSTED MAY 22, 2017 8:43 PM

Jakarta governor dropping appeal 'for sake of nation'

Jakarta governor dropping appeal 'for sake of nation'The wife of Jakarta's Christian governor told a tearful press conference Tuesday her husband had withdrawn his appeal against a blasphemy conviction and two-year jail term for the good of Indonesia. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama was jailed this month for insulting the Koran while campaigning for re-election, a shock decision that stoked concern about rising religious intolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation. The blasphemy allegations against Purnama, Jakarta's first non-Muslim governor for half a century and first ethnic Chinese leader, sparked mass protests spearheaded by radicals.




POSTED MAY 23, 2017 3:38 AM

Chocolate tied to decreased risk of irregular heart rhythm

Chocolate tied to decreased risk of irregular heart rhythmBy Andrew M. Seaman Eating a small amount of chocolate every week or so may decrease the risk of a common and serious type of irregular heart rhythm, according to a new study of people in Denmark. People who ate chocolate one to three times per month were about 10 percent less likely to be diagnosed with atrial fibrillation than those who ate the sweet treat less than once a month, researchers found. "As part of a healthy diet, moderate intake of chocolate is a healthy snack choice," said lead author Elizabeth Mostofsky, of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.




POSTED MAY 23, 2017 6:37 PM

In photos: The world's top-rated landmarks 2017 on TripAdvisor

In photos: The world's top-rated landmarks 2017 on TripAdvisor




POSTED MAY 23, 2017 9:40 AM

Husky Caught on Surveillance Shoplifting a Loaf of Bread, Then Returning With an Accomplice

Husky Caught on Surveillance Shoplifting a Loaf of Bread, Then Returning With an AccompliceCops said the dog will not be facing any charges.




POSTED MAY 23, 2017 12:06 PM

British police name suicide bomber, threat level raised to critical

British police name suicide bomber, threat level raised to criticalBy Michael Holden and Andy Bruce MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - British police on Tuesday identified the suicide bomber who killed 22 people, including children, in an attack on a crowded concert hall in Manchester, and said they were trying to establish whether he had acted alone or with help from others. The man suspected of carrying out Britain's deadliest bombing in nearly 12 years was named as Salman Abedi, aged 22, but police declined to give further details about him.




POSTED MAY 23, 2017 5:18 PM

Christina El Moussa Got the Sweetest Tattoo Honoring Her Kids

Christina El Moussa Got the Sweetest Tattoo Honoring Her KidsCheck out her new ink.




POSTED MAY 23, 2017 2:43 PM

Chinese Fighters Intercept Nuke-Detecting Plane Over East China Sea

Chinese Fighters Intercept Nuke-Detecting Plane Over East China SeaThe U.S. military is describing the interaction as "unprofessional."




POSTED MAY 22, 2017 1:30 PM

Teen Girl Throws Herself In River For 'Blue Whale' Suicide Challenge

Teen Girl Throws Herself In River For 'Blue Whale' Suicide ChallengeThe girl reportedly jumped into a turbulent river to complete a suicide challenge referred to “Blue Whale.”




POSTED MAY 23, 2017 4:04 PM

Iran's president criticizes US after Trump's sharp words

Iran's president criticizes US after Trump's sharp wordsTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani took barbed swipes at the U.S. and its ally Saudi Arabia on Monday, hitting back at both a day after President Donald Trump used his first foreign trip to the kingdom to call for further isolation of Iran.




POSTED MAY 22, 2017 3:19 PM

The Latest: Slain student remembered at commencement

The Latest: Slain student remembered at commencementCOLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the stabbing death of a black student visiting the University of Maryland (all times local):




POSTED MAY 23, 2017 11:06 AM

India fires on Pakistani military posts, army says

India fires on Pakistani military posts, army saysIndia announced Tuesday it had fired mortars at Pakistani army posts across their disputed border in Kashmir, a rare public disclosure of such a pre-emptive assault against its neighbour. Troops fired at military camps in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir which were being used to harbour militants, an Indian army spokesman said. "As part of our counter-terror operations, punitive fire assaults across LoC (Line of Control, the de facto border) are being undertaken by the Indian army," Major-General Ashok Narula told a briefing in New Delhi.




POSTED MAY 23, 2017 9:00 AM

U.S. government sues Fiat Chrysler over excess emissions

U.S. government sues Fiat Chrysler over excess emissionsBy David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government filed a civil lawsuit on Tuesday accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV of illegally using software to bypass emission controls in 104,000 diesel vehicles sold since 2014. The U.S. Justice Department lawsuit, filed in U.S. District court in Detroit, is a procedural step that may ramp up pressure on Fiat Chrysler and comes amid growing scrutiny of diesels by regulators around the world. VW admitted to intentionally cheating while Fiat Chrysler denies wrongdoing.




POSTED MAY 23, 2017 11:44 PM

The 750-HP Shelby F-150 Super Snake Is a $100,000 Thundertruck

The 750-HP Shelby F-150 Super Snake Is a $100,000 ThundertruckOnly 150 will be built, each with a starting price just under $97,000.




POSTED MAY 22, 2017 1:32 PM

Fossils cast doubt on human lineage originating in Africa

Fossils cast doubt on human lineage originating in AfricaBy Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fossils from Greece and Bulgaria of an ape-like creature that lived 7.2 million years ago may fundamentally alter the understanding of human origins, casting doubt on the view that the evolutionary lineage that led to people arose in Africa. Scientists said on Monday the creature, known as Graecopithecus freybergi and known only from a lower jawbone and an isolated tooth, may be the oldest-known member of the human lineage that began after an evolutionary split from the line that led to chimpanzees, our closest cousins. The premolar was found in south-central Bulgaria in 2009.




POSTED MAY 22, 2017 6:08 PM

Dad of Times Square crash victim leaves note at her memorial

Dad of Times Square crash victim leaves note at her memorialNEW YORK (AP) — The father of a Michigan tourist killed by an out-of-control driver in Times Square left a note at a memorial for his daughter, thanking New Yorkers for their support and saying her loss was a hole in his heart "that can never be filled."




POSTED MAY 22, 2017 4:58 PM

58,000 Haitians facing deportation get US extension

58,000 Haitians facing deportation get US extensionMore than 58,000 Haitians who stayed in the United States with a special protected status since a catastrophic 2010 earthquake will be allowed to stay another six months, the Department of Homeland Security said Monday. The Haitians were facing orders to return home from July 23 if the department did not renew their so-called Temporary Protected Status, granted after a magnitude 7 earthquake destroyed much of the capital Port-au-Prince on January 12, 2010. Activists had been hoping for a longer extension -- as much as 18 months -- and warned that six months is not long enough for destitute Haiti to prepare for an influx of more than 50,000 people.




POSTED MAY 22, 2017 2:14 PM

New Report Ranks Sunscreens, Explains How It Works

New Report Ranks Sunscreens, Explains How It WorksIn the report, researchers gave low scores to products that had SPF over 50 and contained chemicals like Oxybenzone and Retinyl palmitate.




POSTED MAY 23, 2017 6:06 AM

Donald Trump accused of writing 'outrageous' Holocaust memorial note

Donald Trump accused of writing 'outrageous' Holocaust memorial notePresident Donald Trump has left a guest book entry at the Israeli memorial for the Holocaust that some have observed looks a lot like what you might expect a teenager to write in a yearbook at the end of a school year. In typical Trump fashion, the message he left at Yad Vashem was full of enthusiastic adjectives, and was, at least compared to his predecessor’s message, pretty short. It clocked in at less than 140 characters — so it could have easily been written on a Twitter app at 3 a.m. It also did not mention the Holocaust.




POSTED MAY 23, 2017 11:22 AM

The Latest: Acquitted Tulsa cop receiving back pay

The Latest: Acquitted Tulsa cop receiving back payTULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on a white Tulsa police officer who was acquitted of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man (all times local):




POSTED MAY 23, 2017 5:29 PM

Deadly blast at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England

Deadly blast at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, EnglandPhotos of the British response to the deadly bombing at a concert arena in Manchester, England, on Monday night.




POSTED MAY 24, 2017 12:30 PM

Father angered by United Airlines' accusation at RDU

Father angered by United Airlines' accusation at RDUA police report shows a flight attendant saw the dad comforting his young son, but the airline worker thought his hand rested too close to the boy's genitals. What ensued amounted to an embarrassing yet fearful incident at the airport.




POSTED MAY 24, 2017 8:34 AM

Syrian army says senior Islamic State militant killed

Syrian army says senior Islamic State militant killedThe Syrian army said on Wednesday it had killed Islamic State's military commander in Syria during operations in the north of the country, where the Russian-backed government forces are seizing more territory back from the jihadist group. If confirmed, this would represent a major blow against Islamic State (IS) ahead of an attack which the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) - an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters - are expected to launch against the jihadists in their stronghold of Raqqa city. A Syrian military source told Reuters the IS commander, Abu Musab al-Masri, had been the group's "minister of war" for Syria.




POSTED MAY 24, 2017 7:57 AM

Amazon’s 15 best daily deals: Lowest prices ever on Echo Dot and Beats Solo3, fidget spinners, more

Amazon’s 15 best daily deals: Lowest prices ever on Echo Dot and Beats Solo3, fidget spinners, more

We've got another fantastic roundup of Amazon's best daily deals for you on Tuesday, and it all starts with the lowest prices ever on two insanely popular products, Amazon's refurbished Echo Dot smart speaker and the W1-equipped Beats Solo3 wireless headphones. Other highlights include $70 off Powerbeats3 wireless earbuds, a portable Full HD projector for $90, a motion activated toilet nightlight, a 5-star rated fidget spinner, Anker's new wireless earbuds, a 1080p dash cam for $59, and much more. You can see all of Tuesday's top deals listed below.




POSTED MAY 23, 2017 9:45 AM

2018 Volvo XC60: First Drive

2018 Volvo XC60: First DriveThe first member of Volvo's new 60 series has some big shoes to fill, but having the latest semi-autonomous technologies might just make it the safest and most comfortable family car you can buy.




POSTED MAY 22, 2017 1:33 PM

Roger Moore's best quotes as 007

Roger Moore's best quotes as 007Paris (AFP) - British actor Roger Moore played James Bond in a record seven films, more than any other man to date.




POSTED MAY 23, 2017 11:30 AM

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