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White House: The Difference Between Trump And Franken Is Franken 'Admitted Wrongdoing'

White House: The Difference Between Trump And Franken Is Franken 'Admitted Wrongdoing'White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday that the allegations of sexual assault against Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) are different from those President Donald Trump has faced because Trump has denied any wrongdoing.

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 4:38 PM

Roy Moore Accuser Says Candidate Groped Her To 'Feel Powerful'

Roy Moore Accuser Says Candidate Groped Her To 'Feel Powerful'One of the women accusing Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual assault opened up about the alleged experience Friday morning on “Megyn Kelly Today.”

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 10:26 AM

U.S. Army medic charged with rape and murder of his 9-month-old daughter

U.S. Army medic charged with rape and murder of his 9-month-old daughterA United States Army combat medic was charged in the rape and strangling death of one of his 9-month-old twin daughters, according to local media reports.

POSTED NOVEMBER 16, 2017 2:14 PM

Ohio Lawmaker Quits After Having 'Inappropriate Conduct' With Man In His Office

Ohio Lawmaker Quits After Having 'Inappropriate Conduct' With Man In His OfficeAn Ohio lawmaker known for his devotion to “family values” has stepped down after allegedly engaging in “inappropriate conduct with another man” in his office.

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 2:16 PM

German court: Kuwait Airways can refuse Israeli passengers

German court: Kuwait Airways can refuse Israeli passengersBERLIN (AP) — A German court ruled Thursday that Kuwait's national airline didn't have to transport an Israeli citizen because the carrier would face legal repercussions at home if it did.

POSTED NOVEMBER 16, 2017 11:38 AM

How Russia, Iran and China Could 'Sink' America's Nuclear Submarines

How Russia, Iran and China Could 'Sink' America's Nuclear SubmarinesA greater investment in anti-submarine warfare would be a great place to start. New detection methods could also help, although such methods could also be used against Washington’s subs. Here’s an idea: maybe America should get in on the act and get some of its own? There is no force patrolling the world’s oceans more powerful than the mighty U.S. Navy.

POSTED NOVEMBER 16, 2017 10:20 AM

Erdogan says Turkey must clear Syria's Afrin of YPG militia

Erdogan says Turkey must clear Syria's Afrin of YPG militiaPresident Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey needed to clear the Afrin region of northwest Syria of Kurdish YPG militia fighters, who have been in the forefront of the battle there against Islamic State insurgents. Erdogan, speaking in Ankara to officials from the ruling AK Party, also expressed disappointment with the United States, which backs the YPG. Ankara views the YPG as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has fought a decades-long insurgency in Turkey and is designated a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and European Union.

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 6:09 AM

Some People Think Starbucks Is Promoting 'Gay Agenda' On Holiday Cups

Some People Think Starbucks Is Promoting 'Gay Agenda' On Holiday CupsIt seems like outrage over Starbucks cups is almost as much of a holiday tradition as crowded malls, Mariah Carey and sappy movie marathons.

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 4:17 PM

Oklahoma Science Teacher, 22, Charged with Rape of Teenage Student After Police Barge In

Oklahoma Science Teacher, 22, Charged with Rape of Teenage Student After Police Barge InSheriff's deputies barged in on a tryst she had allegedly set up with the teenage student

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 11:17 AM

Franken backs ethics investigation after woman accuses him of groping her

Franken backs ethics investigation after woman accuses him of groping herSen. Al Franken apologized to radio anchor Leeann Tweeden after she said he groped her in 2006. She posted a photo of the incident.

POSTED NOVEMBER 16, 2017 11:37 AM

News – Insurance Journal

Tesla Debuts 500-Mile Electric Heavy Duty Truck
Tesla Inc. upstaged its own debut of an electric heavy duty truck on Thursday when a red Roadster pulled out of the big rig’s trailer and Chief Executive Elon Musk said the new $200,000 sports car would be the fastest …

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 8:00 PM
Texas Surplus Lines Premium Up 6% for the Year
Texas has recorded $4.6 billion in surplus lines premium through the end of October 2017, a 6 percent increase over 2016, according to the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas (SLTX). Providing an update at the annual meeting of the …

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 5:45 PM
Louisiana Business, Industry Group Names LUBA Workers’ Comp Company of the Year
LUBA Workers’ Comp, a regional casualty insurance company, was named Company of the Year in the 100 employees or less category of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry’s 2017 Free Enterprise Awards. The awards recognize companies with an unparalleled …

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 5:38 PM
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Rothman to Run for State Attorney General
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman announced that he is leaving his post to run a campaign for state attorney general. In a statement, Rothman said he is stepping down as of 11 a.m. today. “I have made the decision to …

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 5:34 PM
Rate Increases Approved for Texas Automobile Insurance Plan Association
Texas Insurance Commissioner Kent Sullivan has approved changes in the rates for private passenger and commercial automobile insurance provided through the Texas Automobile Insurance Plan Association (TAIPA), which is the state’s assigned risk plan. The changes, which are effective March …

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 5:32 PM
Historic Indiana Fieldhouse Hit by Storm Insured for Nearly $10M
A central Indiana fieldhouse that’s one of the nation’s largest high school basketball venues was insured for nearly $10 million when a severe thunderstorm recently damaged it, school officials say. The historic Muncie Fieldhouse was valued at $9,858,130 on Feb. …

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 5:18 PM
Miralles to Lead Enterprise Risk Management at CNA as Chief Risk Officer
Chicago-based commercial, CNA, has appointed Al Miralles as chief risk officer (CRO), effective Jan. 1, 2018. Miralles joined CNA in 2011 as senior vice president and treasurer and has been leading the Long Term Care business since 2014. In addition …

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 5:15 PM
Markel Finalizes Acquisition of State National Companies
Markel Corp. has completed its previously announced acquisition of State National Companies, a specialty provider of property/casualty insurance services that operates two core businesses, program services and lender services. Markel, a Virginia-based in Virginia holding company for insurance, reinsurance and …

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 4:44 PM
UK’s IUA Publishes Good Practice Guide for Delegated Authorities
A guide to good practice for delegated authority arrangements in the London company market has been published by the International Underwriting Association, the group that represents non-Lloyd’s international and wholesale insurance and reinsurance companies in the London Market. The guide …

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 4:05 PM
United Valley Insurance Services in California Adds De La Torre in Marketing
Fresno, Calif.-based United Valley Insurance Services Inc. has named Maggie De La Torre a marketing team assistant. De La Torre holds a will provide support to the United Valley marketing team and will market high net worth personal lines, flood …

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 3:15 PM

Agent & Broker

AT&T deploys 'Flying COW' drone for cell service in Puerto Rico
AT&T Inc. has deployed a drone to act as a 'cell tower in the sky' to help provide communication services in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 2:05 PM
Jury sides with J&J in first trial linking talc product to mesothelioma
A California jury has sided with Johnson & Johnson in the first trial over whether its iconic baby powder caused a woman to get mesothelioma.

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 11:47 AM
Post traumatic stress disorder — suffering in silence
Will a season of catastrophes and shootings increase the risk for insurers and victims?

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 7:30 AM
Building a successful property subrogation program
Approximately 15% of claims are closed without identifying subro opportunities.

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 7:00 AM
3 ways machine learning is transforming insurance
Progressive Insurance, Zurich Insurance and Transamerica all use machine learning to detect fraud — and more.

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 6:15 AM
5 tips to maintaining great carrier relationships
Insurance agents and carriers need each other. Here are five tips for ways to ensure that the relationship succeeds.

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 6:00 AM
Understanding private flood insurance options
Insurance agents can use these seven questions to guide a discussion with their clients about private flood insurance options.

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 5:00 AM
Insurers now need to anticipate workplace diversity issues
Employment practices liability insurance is evolving to suit today's workplace diversity issues. But challenges are ahead for both employers and carriers.

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 12:30 AM
5 insurance advisor marketing mistakes to avoid
The right marketing tactics can help insurance agents and brokers reach their goals.

American Academy of Actuaries names new president
The American Academy of Actuaries's new president Stephen Alpert began a one-year term this week.

POSTED NOVEMBER 16, 2017 2:44 PM

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