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|Students across Florida are leaving class to back shooting survivors at the State Capitol
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 8:44 PM
|Survivor reads poem she wrote to Trump
Aly Sheehy, a survivor of the Parkland school shooting, reads a poem she wrote to President Trump about his response to the massacre.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 8:12 PM
|Trump has enabled the 'crisis actors' conspiracy
It hadn't even been one week since a gunman murdered 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, before the conspiracy theories about the surviving students began bubbling up.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 2:05 PM
|Lawmakers will not debate assault rifles but say porn is dangerous
What's more of a public health risk -- assault weapons or porn?
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 8:50 PM
|CNN anchor presses GOP representative on gun vote
CNN's Brooke Baldwin asks GOP Representative Matt Cladwell why pornography is a bigger health risk than semi-automatic weapons.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 7:40 PM
|Opinion: Parkland students, ignore the idiots
Over the past few days a growing number of online agitators have taken to social media in an effort to discredit and disgrace the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who dare speak out on gun violence.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 7:23 PM
|The mass shooting conspiracy theories that just won't go away (and why they should)
There are some popular -- and thoroughly debunked -- conspiracy theories that keep popping up after every mass shooting. Sandy Hook was fake. The Vegas shooting was carried out by multiple shooters. Columbine was a result of bullying.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 7:24 PM
|Students from Palm Beach to Washington walked out
Just one week after surviving a massacre that killed 17 people, grieving students confronted Florida lawmakers Wednesday to demand a ban on assault weapons.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 8:31 PM
|Gun control's newest activists aren't backing down
No one wants to be here.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 3:31 PM
|NRA to participate in CNN town hall at 9 p.m. ET
The National Rifle Association will participate in CNN's nationally televised town hall Wednesday with students, parents and community members who were affected by last week's school shooting.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 6:17 PM
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|8 Things You Should Do After a Car Accident
When you’re in a car accident, whether it’s minor fender-bender or a major collision, it’s very unsettling. You may be disoriented, not sure what to do next. The best way to be prepared for such a moment is to learn the steps tha...
POSTED JANUARY 22, 2018
|Do Your Homework Before You Apply for Auto Loan
When you decide it’s time to buy that new car you’ve been wanting, unless you are in a position to pay cash you’ll need to get a loan. For a lot of people, that step in the process is last, but do yourself a favor and think about...
POSTED DECEMBER 21, 2017
|When to File an Auto Insurance Claim and When It’s Smart Not To
Should you, or shouldn’t you? It’s common knowledge that whenever you file an auto insurance claim your premiums might go up. So should you or shouldn’t you file a claim? Whether you should or shouldn’t file depends.
POSTED DECEMBER 21, 2017
|7 Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Renting a Car
When you rent a car, you have to make a lot of decisions. Should you purchase insurance for the rental? Which mileage plan does the company provide? Should you prepay for fuel? Making the wrong choices can be costly.
Here are some mistakes to...
POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2017
|Can Your Auto Insurance Deductible Be Waived?
When you purchase car insurance your policy includes a deductible. You must pay the specified deductible amount before your insurance company pays for the remaining repair costs. In certain situations, the deductible can be waived.
Here are so...
POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2017
|How Artificial Intelligence is Changing the Auto Insurance Industry
As with so many other sectors, artificial intelligence (AI) is tangibly changing the auto insurance industry. The goal is to improve customer service and safety, but also to save insurance providers and policy-holders money.
One prediction is...
POSTED OCTOBER 31, 2017
|What Happens if a Stolen Car is Recovered After You’ve Received an Auto Insurance Payout?
According to the Insurance Information Institute, 236.9 vehicles per 100,000 people were stolen in 2016. Depending on the kind of car you have and where you park it, you might just fall prey to car thieves yourself.
If your car is stolen, ther...
POSTED OCTOBER 31, 2017
|Mandatory Driver Safety Discounts for Mature Drivers
If you are 55 or older, chances are good you can get a discount on your auto insurance, and learn a thing or two in the process. Even if you have not been told you must take a senior driving course to keep or reinstate your driver’s license,...
POSTED SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
|6 Safety Features That Can Save You Money on Car Insurance
There might just be a treasure trove of savings in your auto insurance premiums. If you haven’t yet explored discounts for safety features, it might be worth looking into. It varies by state and insurance carrier, but if your car is equipped...
POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017
|Buying Auto Insurance: Online vs. Agent
The Internet has changed our lives in so many ways. Where we get the news, how we learn, the way we do business and how we shop. Now you can even buy insurance policies online. But which is better, buying an auto insurance online or the “old...
POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017
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|Florida Republicans Face Mounting Pressure to Act on Gun Control
Student protesters who survived last week’s shooting want a range of new restrictions. Yet G.O.P. leaders appear set on pursuing a package of narrower measures.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 6:50 PM
|Florida Students Began With Optimism. Then They Spoke to Lawmakers.
A week after a shooting killed 17 at their high school, students were lobbying state lawmakers to strengthen gun control, and meeting with resistance.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 8:21 PM
|Billy Graham, Media Pioneer
Over the course of his career, the Rev. Billy Graham capitalized on modern communication technologies — from television to satellite to the internet — to give his ministry a global reach.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 1:58 PM
|An Armed Principal Detained a Campus Gunman. But He’s Against Arming School Staff.
A national effort is underway to arm and train school staff members, but a former assistant principal who survived an attack believes it’s misguided.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 10:15 AM
|‘It’s One of the Greatest Rifles’: Fans of the AR-15 Explain the Gun’s Appeal
The rifle has been used by gunmen in several recent mass shootings, but it remains popular among owners who say they like to use it for hunting and target shooting.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 8:45 PM
|With Grief and Hope, Florida Students Take Gun Control Fight On the Road
Students fed up with gun violence hopped a bus to Tallahassee, Fla., and planned protests from coast to coast. Whether their activism would amount to anything was far from clear.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 1:43 AM
|Highlights: Students Call for Action Across Nation; Florida Lawmakers Fail to Take Up Assault Rifle Bill
Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed last week, arrived at the state capital late Tuesday.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 4:10 PM
|D.C. Schools Chancellor Resigns Amid Outcry Over Daughter’s School Transfer
The chancellor, Antwan Wilson, had come under investigation for how his daughter recently transferred to a coveted high school, bypassing about 700 students on a wait-list.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 1:58 AM
|Supreme Court Rules on Terrorism, Whistle-Blowers and Prisoners
The justices issued four decisions, including one rejecting a bid to seize Iranian artifacts in a terrorism suit and another limiting whistle-blower protections.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 7:11 PM
|Trump to Discuss School Shootings With Survivors, Including Florida Students
The afternoon session in the State Dining Room will include those affected by school shootings in Parkland, Fla., Littleton, Colo., and Newtown, Conn.
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 5:50 PM
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|Brown Tapped to Chair Oklahoma Senate Insurance Committee
Oklahoma state Sen. Bill Brown will serve as the chair of the Senate’s Pensions, Retirement and Insurance Committee for the 2018 legislative session. Other members of the committee are Vice Chair Marty Quinn, Sen. James Leewright, Sen. Lonnie Paxton, Sen. …
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 5:48 PM
|Businesses Closed After Historic Ohio Building Collapses
A historic building has collapsed in Ohio, leading officials to close nearby businesses until it is stabilized or torn down. Medina Fire Chief Bob Painter says the back canopy of the three-story Medina building collapsed Sunday during the town’s Ice …
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 5:30 PM
|Arkansas Governor Says Special Session on Pharmacy Rates Possible
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he’ll call a special legislative session to address reimbursement rates for pharmacies and to amend the state’s open container law if there is consensus among lawmakers on the proposals. Legislative leaders have asked for a …
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 5:28 PM
|New Program for Pet Services Professionals Available From Acadia Insurance
Acadia Insurance, a Berkley Company, is now offering specialized coverage beyond what is typically covered in a standard business owner policy for pet-focused businesses including: Kennels and daycare Pet groomers Pet trainers Veterinarians and pet hospitals Pet stores Pet food …
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 5:24 PM
|Wisconsin Tweaks Pricing for Dairy Insurance Program
Wisconsin lawmakers have tweaked a federal price insurance program following criticism from dairy farmers. The La Crosse Tribune reports that the Margin Protection Program for Dairy allows farmers to buy insurance that pays out when the cost to produce milk …
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 5:07 PM
|3M Settles Minnesota Scotchgard Lawsuit for $850M
3M Co. has settled a lawsuit with Minnesota’s Attorney General Lori Swanson for $850 million, putting an end to eight years of litigation over a former Scotchgard ingredient that got into the state’s drinking water. The funds will be used …
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 5:04 PM
|Rubel Joins Myron Steves as Chief Underwriting Officer, Commercial Line
Houston, Texas-based managing general agent and insurance wholesaler, Myron F. Steves and Co., has added Greg Rubel as chief underwriting officer, commercial lines. Rubel will lead the Texas-based company’s commercial lines operations and be a member of the Myron Steves …
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 5:00 PM
|Personal Insurance Site Gabi Raises $9.5 Million; Now Selling in 6 States
San Francisco-based personal insurance shopping site Gabi has raised $9.5 million in Series A funding, led by Canvas Ventures. Also joining the round are Correlation Ventures, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, Securian Ventures and prior investors Capital Ventures and Project A. …
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 3:59 PM
|California Marijuana Growers Lagging in Getting Licenses, New Report Shows
Nearly two months after recreational marijuana became legal in California, less than 1 percent of the state’s known growers have been licensed, according to a report released by a pot industry group. The 38-page report from the California Growers Association …
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 3:34 PM
|Report: MTA Knew Baltimore Metro Violated Standards in 2016
A Maryland Transit Administration report says the agency knew Baltimore Metro’s subway rails didn’t meet safety standards in 2016, more than a year before it declared an emergency shutdown. The Baltimore Sun cites a 2018 MTA report that says 17 …
POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 2:44 PM