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Study Shows Arkansas Auto Insurance Rates Lowest in South Central Region
Auto insurance rates are the lowest in the South Central region and 17th lowest in the nation, a study by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) shows. The Arkansas Insurance Department reported that in its Auto Insurance Database Report, …

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 5:34 PM
Second Earthquake in 4 Days Shakes Eastern Tennessee
An earthquake centered in eastern Tennessee also was felt in three other states. The U.S. Geological Survey website says the epicenter of the magnitude 3.0 earthquake early Sunday was about two miles (four kilometers) southeast of Mascot, near Knoxville. It …

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 5:20 PM
Indiana Gets $521K Federal Grant for Statewide Smoke Detector Installations
Indiana has received more than a half-million dollars in federal funding to kick off a campaign to install 10,000 smoke detectors in homes around the state. The State Fire Marshal’s office will use the $521,000 to install smoke detectors in …

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 5:13 PM
Not all Texas Coastal Residents on Board with Proposed Storm Barrier
A proposed Texas coastal barrier is drawing backlash from some Gulf Coast residents and the state’s land commissioner wants more time for property owners to voice concerns. The plan is designed to protect the Texas coast from hurricanes with a …

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 5:10 PM
Clymer Appointed Chief Information Officer at Lockton
Kansas City, Missouri-based Lockton has named Byron Clymer chief information officer. Clymer will oversee strategic information technology initiatives to meet the future needs of associates and clients. He will report to Said Taiym, chief digital officer. Clymer is an IT …

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 5:06 PM
American Financial Group Names Pater Asst. VP – Internal Audit
American Financial Group Inc. (AFG) appointed Jerome (Jerry) P. Pater as assistant vice president – Internal Audit for the Cincinnati, Ohio-based company and its subsidiaries. Pater joined AFG in 2003 as audit director within Great American Insurance Group’s annuity business …

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 5:02 PM
Texas Lawmaker: Build Casinos on Coast to Subsidize Wind Insurance
A Texas lawmaker has proposed subsidizing the state’s underfunded windstorm insurance and flooding assistance by building casinos in coastal counties. State Rep. Joe Deshotel filed the bill on Dec. 7 to cover the cost of subsidizing the Texas Windstorm Insurance …

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 5:00 PM
Los Alamos Lab Research Findings Could Lead to Earthquake Early Warning System
Machine-learning research published in two related papers today in Nature Geosciences reports the detection of seismic signals accurately predicting the Cascadia fault’s slow slippage, a type of failure observed to precede large earthquakes in other subduction zones. The researchers at …

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 4:22 PM
Harris to Head Argo International Operations; Hernandez Takes on Strategic Initiatives Role
Global specialty insurer and reinsurer Argo Group International Holdings, has appointed Matt Harris to be group head of the company’s international insurance operations, including the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Bermuda. Jose A. Hernandez, who is currently …

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 4:04 PM
Global Insured Losses From Disasters at $79 Billion in 2018: Swiss Re Sigma Estimate
According to preliminary sigma estimates from Swiss Re, total economic losses from natural and man-made catastrophes in 2018 declined to USD $155 billion from USD $350 billion in 2017. Global insured losses are estimated to be around USD $79 billion, …

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 3:46 PM

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Standoff over Trump border wall puts Congress in budget 'pickle'

Standoff over Trump border wall puts Congress in budget 'pickle'Trump has demanded $5 billion as a down-payment on construction of a huge wall that he argues is the only way to keep illegal immigrants and drugs from entering the United States. "Anytime you hear a Democrat saying that you can have good Border Security without a Wall, write them off as just another politician following the party line!" Trump wrote in a Twitter posting on Monday. "Time for us to save billions of dollars a year and have, at the same time, far greater safety and control." Democrats and some Republicans argue there are less costly, more effective border controls.

POSTED DECEMBER 17, 2018 3:57 PM

Father of 7-Year-Old Who Died in Border Patrol Custody Calls for 'Thorough Investigation' of Her Death

Father of 7-Year-Old Who Died in Border Patrol Custody Calls for 'Thorough Investigation' of Her Death“He’s been very clear, very consistent that his daughter was healthy"

POSTED DECEMBER 16, 2018 4:42 PM

Run-up to Flynn sentencing tinged with unexpected drama

Run-up to Flynn sentencing tinged with unexpected dramaWASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Flynn may have given extraordinary cooperation to prosecutors, but the run-up to his sentencing hearing Tuesday has exposed raw tensions over an FBI interview in which the former national security adviser lied about his Russian contacts.

POSTED DECEMBER 17, 2018 10:13 PM

Dogs Thrown From Vehicle On New York Highway, Police Say

Dogs Thrown From Vehicle On New York Highway, Police SayTwo beagle mixes are recovering after authorities said they were tossed from a

POSTED DECEMBER 16, 2018 7:28 PM

Pauley Perrette, Sasha Alexander back ex-'NCIS' star Michael Weatherly amid harassment claims

Pauley Perrette, Sasha Alexander back ex-'NCIS' star Michael Weatherly amid harassment claimsPauley Perrette and Sasha Alexander are supporting their ex-'NCIS' co-star Michael Weatherly after Eliza Dushku accused him of sexual harassment.

POSTED DECEMBER 16, 2018 2:53 PM

U.S., Taliban Meet in U.A.E. to Discuss Afghanistan Peace

U.S., Taliban Meet in U.A.E. to Discuss Afghanistan PeaceRepresentatives from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the U.A.E. will also attend the meeting, Zabihullah Mujahed, a spokesman for the militant group, said in a statement released on late Sunday evening. Pakistan has also confirmed that talks will be taking place and hopes the meeting “will end bloodshed in Afghanistan and bring peace to the region,” Mohammad Faisal, a foreign ministry spokesman in Islamabad, said on Twitter.

POSTED DECEMBER 17, 2018 4:51 AM

Chili's Weighs In On North Carolina Election Fraud And Immediately Regrets Decision

Chili's Weighs In On North Carolina Election Fraud And Immediately Regrets DecisionChili's social media department is getting ribbed after it weighed in on North

POSTED DECEMBER 17, 2018 8:11 PM

Britain, Switzerland reach post-Brexit aviation deal

Britain, Switzerland reach post-Brexit aviation dealSwitzerland and Britain signed an agreement Monday guaranteeing that flights between the two countries can continue uninterrupted even if London opts to leave the European Union without a deal with Brussels. "We have managed to ensure a flawless transition, which is in the interest of both of our countries," Swiss Transportation Minister Doris Leuthard said in a statement after signing the deal in Zurich with her British counterpart Chris Grayling. Switzerland is not a member of the EU, but its relations with Britain are based on a long line of bilateral agreements between Bern and the bloc.

POSTED DECEMBER 17, 2018 8:21 AM

‘One of a kind’ royal tomb is 4,400 years old, Egypt says

‘One of a kind’ royal tomb is 4,400 years old, Egypt saysOfficials in Egypt revealed they discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb believed to belong to a senior official linked to the fifth dynasty of the pharoahs.

POSTED DECEMBER 17, 2018 9:42 AM

Hilton: Trump’s record is head and shoulders above the rest

Hilton: Trump’s record is head and shoulders above the restTrump haters say that the president pulling out of the Paris climate deal is definitive proof that he’s destroying the world.

POSTED DECEMBER 16, 2018 9:29 PM

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