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Trump Intervenes In Mueller Probe, Ordering Release Of Carter Page FISA Application, Comey Texts

Trump Intervenes In Mueller Probe, Ordering Release Of Carter Page FISA Application, Comey TextsWASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump has intervened in an ongoing investigation




POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 6:53 PM

George W. Bush: Standing up for tolerance after 9/11

George W. Bush: Standing up for tolerance after 9/11Peter Baker, author of “Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House" spoke to Yahoo News about the younger Bush’s defining moment of presidential leadership: standing up to anti-Muslim hatred and discrimination after the attacks on Sept. 11. 2001.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 5:00 AM

Rivers Rise, Rescues Continue As Florence Rain Pounds North Carolina

Rivers Rise, Rescues Continue As Florence Rain Pounds North CarolinaLUMBERTON, N.C. -- The roar of a fan boat echoed through a flooded




POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 1:52 AM

Hong Kong, southern China clean up after super typhoon

Hong Kong, southern China clean up after super typhoonThe financial hub of Hong Kong began clearing up on Monday after being battered by one of the strongest typhoons in recent years, with financial markets and offices operating as normal. Super typhoon Mangkhut, with hurricane-force winds well over 200 kilometers per hour (124 miles/h), had barreled past the northern tip of the Philippines, killing at least 50 people. It then skirted south of Hong Kong and the neighboring gambling hub of Macau, before making landfall in China.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 6:13 AM

Roads shut after 2 fall ill in UK city where ex-spy poisoned

Roads shut after 2 fall ill in UK city where ex-spy poisonedLONDON (AP) — Police closed roads and called a hazardous response team Sunday night after two people became ill at a restaurant in the English city where a Russian ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned with a chemical nerve agent.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 16, 2018 8:51 PM

Squirrels separated by vets after tails become entangled with strips of plastic waste

Squirrels separated by vets after tails become entangled with strips of plastic wasteFive young squirrels in Wisconsin are recovering from a procedure to separate them, after their tails became entangled in a “Gordian knot” with strips of plastic. The animals were found by a passerby, hopelessly struggling to separate themselves. It is believed that they tied themselves together in the nest, getting caught up in strands of grass and plastic that their parents had used to create their home. The authorities were alerted, and the squirrels taken to the wildlife rehabilitation center at the Wisconsin humane society, where veterinarians found the animals to be “unruly” and “nippy”. “You can imagine how wiggly and unruly (and nippy!) this frightened, distressed ball of squirrelly energy was,” the centre wrote on its Facebook page.  “Our first step was to anaesthetise all five of them at the same time.” The squirrels, after the procedure to separate them Credit: Wisconsin humane society Vets then began unravelling what they called a “Gordian Knot” - a reference to the legend of Phrygian Gordium, associated with Alexander the Great - of tightly tangled tails and nest material. All of the squirrels sustained some degree of tissue damage to their tails, but after around 20 minutes of snipping with scissors they were freed. “Now, one day later, they are all bright-eyed, and three of the five are ‘bushy-tailed’,” the centre said. “But we’ll need to monitor all of them for a couple of days to watch for tail necrosis caused by impaired blood flow.”




POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 5:58 AM

Republicans Resist Additional Witnesses At Next Brett Kavanaugh Hearing

Republicans Resist Additional Witnesses At Next Brett Kavanaugh HearingWASHINGTON ― Senate Republicans agreed this week to hear from a woman who




POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 11:45 AM

Erdogan says luxury jumbo is 'gift' from Qatar emir

Erdogan says luxury jumbo is 'gift' from Qatar emirPresident Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the emir of Qatar gave a luxury jumbo jet as a "gift" to Turkey, rejecting opposition claims the plane had been bought in a costly purchase for the presidency. In comments published Monday, Erdogan said Turkey had shown interest in buying the on-sale Boeing 747-8 plane -- reportedly worth around $400 million -- but Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani insisted on offering the plane as a gift. When the Qatar emir was informed of this he gave it as a gift, saying 'I won't take money from Turkey.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 16, 2018 8:55 PM

Volvo asks US government for tariff exemption for China-built XC60 crossover SUV

Volvo asks US government for tariff exemption for China-built XC60 crossover SUVVolvo is the latest automaker to ask the U.S. government for an exemption from steep tariffs on Chinese-made SUVs, Reuters reported Friday. Buick asked trade officials in July for an exemption from a 25-percent tariff on its China-made Envision SUV earlier this year, although Volvo's interest in seeking relief from the measure is far greater. In August, the XC60 accounted for more than 31 percent of overall sales for Volvo, according to the automaker. Since May, the U.S. has imported most of its Volvo XC60 models from China, although the automaker originally imported them from its factory in Sweden when the car was launched. Unlike Buick, which petitioned for an exemption for 40,000 of its China-built Envision crossover, Volvo is seeking an unlimited exemption for XC60 crossovers built in China, according to Reuters.  Earlier this year, Volvo opened its first North American production facility near Charleston, S.C., where it builds the S60 sedan and eventually the XC90 full-size crossover. DON'T MISS: Global trade war prompts Volvo to put brakes on its IPO In its letter to the U.S. Trade Representative, Volvo said it could eventually build the XC60 crossover in America, but said that a proposed 25-percent tariff would be unfairly passed to consumers. When Volvo opened its North American plant in June, CEO Hakan Samuelsson said that steep tariffs could threaten jobs at that plant and that eliminating global trade restrictions was the "right way" for the auto industry. “We will export as many cars from this factory as we will import in the U.S...That is a good example of how trade with cars should work in an open and free economy,” he said in June.  




POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 9:34 AM

Elon Musk Sued By Thai Cave Rescuer He Called A 'Child Rapist'

Elon Musk Sued By Thai Cave Rescuer He Called A 'Child Rapist'The British cave diver who helped save a trapped Thai soccer team has sued




POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 10:16 PM

News – Insurance Journal

Tower Hill Specialty Expands Homeowners Products into Alabama
Tower Hill Specialty insurance products for homeowners are now available in Alabama, as the Ohio-based company expands its regional focus in the Southeast. Specializing in personal lines property products, Tower Hill Specialty now offers homeowners, dwelling fire, manufactured housing and …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 4:45 PM
Duke Restores Power to 1.2 Million in Carolinas as Florence Heads North
Duke Energy Corp., the biggest utility in the Carolinas, has faced a three-front war as it battles back against the wet and dangerously wild effects of Hurricane Florence. The company restored power to almost 80 percent of customers who went …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 4:31 PM
Global Insurers in Mood to Take on New Investment Risks
Despite challenging market conditions, insurers are in a relatively upbeat mood and ready to increase their risk exposure, according to a study from investment advisor BlackRock. Almost half (47%) of insurers surveyed plan to increase portfolio risk exposure over the …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 2:49 PM
Dentists Benefits Insurance, Northwest Dentists to Merge With Parent TDIC in California
Dentists Benefits Insurance Co. and Northwest Dentists Insurance Co., acquired by Sacramento, Calif.-based The Dentists Insurance Co. in 2017, plan to merge with their parent company, TDIC. The change is effective Jan. 1, 2019, upon regulatory approval. DBIC and NORDIC …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 2:35 PM
Top 10 Stolen Vehicles: Older Models Most Vulnerable
Hondas that are 10 and 11-years old and even older Ford and Chevrolet pick-ups top the list of the most stolen vehicles in the U.S. in 2017. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released its annual Hot Wheels report, which …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 2:02 PM
Three Struck by Train, One Killed in Delaware
A woman has been killed and two men have been critically injured after being struck by a train in Delaware. Police in Georgetown say the three were hit by a Carload Express train early Sunday morning as they walked on …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 2:00 PM
Official Says Pressure Sensors Are Focus of Massachusetts Gas Explosions Probe
The investigation into the Boston, Mass.-area natural gas explosions is partially focused on pressure sensors that were connected to a gas line that was being taken out of service shortly before the blasts, the head of the National Transportation Safety …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 1:37 PM
National Alliance Names Hold CEO; Will Also Succeed Father as President in 2 Years
The Austin-based insurance education organization the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research has appointed William J. Hold as chief executive officer. He will assume the day-to-day leadership of the organization effective immediately and will assume the presidency in two …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 1:19 PM
New York’s Ethos Specialty Insurance Services Appoints Cline as President, CEO
Ethos Specialty Insurance Services (Ethos), Ascot Group’s New York-based MGU platform, has appointed Rory Cline as president and CEO. Cline takes the helm from his current role as chief underwriting officer, having joined Ethos Specialty at its inception in 2017. …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 1:13 PM
Rogers & Gray Insurance Opens New Massachusetts Office
Rogers & Gray Insurance has opened a new office in Quincy, Mass., to accommodate its growth. This represents the 10th office for the Massachusetts-based company, which serves clients in all fifty states. “This was a logical next step in our …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 1:09 PM

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