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The AP says that one of its reporters was grabbed by security guards and shoved out of the building


POSTED MAY 22, 2018 6:44 PM
Pruitt apartment search help may have broken ethics rules, experts say
The free house-hunting help Scott Pruitt received from an Environmental Protection Agency aide may have been a violation of federal ethics rules, according to two government ethics experts.


POSTED MAY 22, 2018 6:56 PM
Ex-EPA chief: Scott Pruitt unfit to run EPA
Former Republican EPA administrator Christine Todd Whitman explains why she thinks Scott Pruitt is unfit to lead the agency.


POSTED MAY 03, 2018 1:07 PM
Scott Pruitt unapologetically defends tenure amid blistering criticism
Scott Pruitt, the embattled administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, vehemently defended himself while facing tough questions about his spending and alleged ethical transgressions at a Capitol Hill hearing Wednesday.


POSTED MAY 16, 2018 4:46 PM
Pruitt had asked for 24/7 security immediately, contradicting previous claims
Scott Pruitt's unprecedented 24/7 security detail began at his own request and on his first day as Environmental Protection Agency administrator, according to a letter from the agency's inspector general, contradicting his claim the around-the-clock protection was a response to an assessment of death threats against him.


POSTED MAY 14, 2018 9:18 PM
New scandals only add to problems for Pruitt
A slew of new headlines emerge as scandals mount for EPA chief Scott Pruitt. CNN's Sara Ganim reports.


POSTED MAY 04, 2018 10:19 PM
Trump hints North Korea summit may be delayed
President Donald Trump hopes to gain clarity on North Korea's nuclear intentions when he meets Tuesday with his South Korean counterpart, who arrived in Washington seeking to shore up confidence ahead of June's summit between Trump and Kim Jong Un.


POSTED MAY 22, 2018 6:34 PM
White House press briefing


POSTED MAY 22, 2018 7:01 PM
Mark Zuckerberg to EU Parliament: I'm sorry


POSTED MAY 22, 2018 6:36 PM
5 easy steps that explain just how out-of-bounds Donald Trump's FBI move really is
It's easy amid the absolute avalanche of news that the Trump White House creates on a daily basis to lose sight of the forest through the trees. And it's true that the media coverage of President Donald Trump at times makes everything seems like a Really Big Deal when, sometimes, it's just a big deal or just a plain old deal.


POSTED MAY 22, 2018 6:14 PM

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Now What? How to File an Auto Insurance Claim After an Accident

When you’re in an accident, whether someone is hurt, there is extensive damage to the cars or property involved, or the event is a simple fender bender, you’ll need to file a claim for coverage.  If you live in a no-fault...



POSTED APRIL 30, 2018
How to Clear Your Driving Record and Save On Insurance

A bad driving record comes with consequences, none of them good. One of the most well-known negatives is that, when a ding to your record your car insurance rates can go up. Fortunately, you may be able to do something about it. The Point Syst...



POSTED MARCH 20, 2018
Will Your Car Insurance Cover You Out of State?

As spring and summer head our way, you may be planning a cross-country drive. A common concern with drivers is whether or not their auto insurance policy will cover them if they are in an accident out-of-state. Unless you’re traveling to a f...



POSTED MARCH 20, 2018
Do You Need Non-Owner Car Insurance?

Don’t own a car? You might still need to own an auto insurance policy. Called non-owner auto insurance, this kind of coverage can be a good idea and, in some states and circumstances, even required. Non-owner car insurance is a unique po...



POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018
How Much Will Your Auto Insurance Rates Go Up After an Accident?

It’s common knowledge that if you’re in an auto accident and file a claim your insurance rates are likely to go up. Many people decide not to report minor damage in fear of seeing their rates skyrocket. According to one report, if...



POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018
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. Wh...



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

NYT > U.S.

‘Almost No One Agrees With Us’: For Rural Students, Gun Control Can Be a Lonely Cause
Speaking out in a community like Marshall County, Ky., has come at a social cost, including frayed friendships and fights with parents.

POSTED MAY 22, 2018 4:40 PM
Police Confronted Texas School Gunman Within 4 Minutes, Sheriff Says
The Galveston County Sheriff said officers responding to the shooting at Santa Fe High hemmed the gunman into one classroom and saved lives by drawing his fire.

POSTED MAY 21, 2018 11:57 PM
Can Parents Be Charged for Failing to Keep Their Guns Locked Up?
Texas is one of 14 states with a “negligent storage law,” which can make parents liable for crimes committed with their firearms by their children.

POSTED MAY 21, 2018 10:44 PM
Teenager Charged in Killing of Baltimore County Police Officer
The officer, Amy Caprio, was responding to a burglary. The teenager told detectives that he ran over her with a Jeep.

POSTED MAY 22, 2018 5:35 PM
A Unique American Ritual: The School Shooting
From the University of Texas in 1966, to Columbine and now Santa Fe, the images of school shootings across America are almost indistinguishable.

POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2018 9:00 AM
Hundreds in Oakland Turn Out to BBQ While Black
The event was held at Lake Merritt, where two black men were hassled for grilling. “It was a sea of love and blackness and food and fun,” an organizer said.

POSTED MAY 22, 2018 12:14 AM
Man Agrees to Plead Guilty to Killing 5 at Fort Lauderdale Airport
Prosecutors say Esteban Santiago will plead guilty to 11 counts and serve five consecutive life sentences, followed by 120 years in prison, in connection with a 2017 rampage.

POSTED MAY 22, 2018 3:23 AM
Madame Pele, Hawaii’s Goddess of Volcanoes, Awes Those Living in Lava’s Path
Expressing reverence for their deity, many living in Kilauea’s shadow welcome its eruption — even when it destroys their home.

POSTED MAY 22, 2018 7:15 PM
Trump on North Korea Summit: ‘We Will See’
In an appearance with South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, President Donald Trump said a planned meeting with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, remains tentative.

POSTED MAY 22, 2018 6:29 PM
Calling Your Lawyer’s Cell From Jail? What You Say Can and Will Be Used Against You.
In New Orleans, every call to a cellphone from the parish jail is taped, and prosecutors can listen in.

POSTED MAY 22, 2018 2:00 PM

News – Insurance Journal

WCRI Study: Illinois’ Cost per Workers’ Comp Claim Grew 1-3 Percent Annually
The average total cost per workers’ compensation claim in Illinois grew annually between 1 to 3 percent since 2012, according to a recent study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute. The growth was due to small to moderate changes in …

POSTED MAY 22, 2018 5:48 PM
Farmers Group in California Names Daly President of Personal Lines
Woodland Hills, Calif.-based Farmers Group Inc. has named Keith Daly president of personal lines. Daly, who is currently Farmers’ chief claims officer, takes the new post effective June 11. He joined Farmers in 2009 through the acquisition of 21st Century …

POSTED MAY 22, 2018 5:35 PM
Castel Specialty Taps White to Lead New Political Risk Division
Castel Specialty, the division of managing general agent Castel Underwriting Agencies Limited for smaller books of niche business, has expanded its portfolio with the launch of Castel Political Risk. Led by Tom White, Castel Political Risk will primarily underwrite contract …

POSTED MAY 22, 2018 4:58 PM
TWFG in Texas Gets Capital Infusion for National Growth
The Woodlands Financial Group has completed the sale of a minority interest in its capital stock to RenaissanceRe Ventures U.S. LLC. The transaction will provide a capital infusion that Woodlands, Texas-based TWFG will direct toward expediting national growth. Terms of …

POSTED MAY 22, 2018 4:55 PM
New Marsh Coverage Protects Businesses From Pandemic Losses
Marsh has launched a new insurance product to provide financial protection to US-based businesses and their global operations affected by an infectious disease outbreak. PathogenRX, developed by Marsh in collaboration with Munich Re, and epidemic risk modeler Metabiota, is a …

POSTED MAY 22, 2018 4:53 PM
Florida Man Killed by Exploding Vape Pen
An exploding vape pen hurled fragments into a Florida man’s head, killing him and starting a fire that burned most of his body, an autopsy report said. The Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner’s autopsy report released May 15 confirms the vape pen …

POSTED MAY 22, 2018 4:41 PM
Flash Floods Prompt State of Emergency in 2 West Virginia Counties
Two counties in West Virginia have declared a state of emergency over flash-flood risks in the area. The Journal of Martinsburg reports the declaration in Jefferson and Berkeley counties comes after four days of torrential rains and storms hit the …

POSTED MAY 22, 2018 4:32 PM
House Set to Vote on Dodd-Frank Rollback Today
U.S. lawmakers are set to give President Donald Trump a chance to make good on his vow to “do a big number” on the Dodd-Frank Act. Legislation set for passage by the Republican-dominated House this week is the product of …

POSTED MAY 22, 2018 3:16 PM
Houston’s Harvey-Damaged Courthouse to Reopen in Early June
Some floors of the Hurricane Harvey-damaged main criminal courthouse in downtown Houston will reopen next month as part of the $70 million repair project likely not finished until 2019. Harris County officials say the Criminal Justice Center on June 4 …

POSTED MAY 22, 2018 3:05 PM
Weather Service: Possible Tornado Touched Down in North-Central Oklahoma
The National Weather Service in Tulsa says a possible tornado touched down in north-central Oklahoma. Meteorologist Joe Sellars says the potential twister was only on the ground briefly Saturday afternoon between the towns of Fairfax and Ralston, west of Pawhuska, …

POSTED MAY 22, 2018 3:01 PM

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