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Charter Bus Collision in Florida Injures 34
Authorities say two charter buses carrying Florida children with learning disabilities crashed, sending 34 people to a hospital with minor injuries. The Tampa Bay Times reports 91 children and seven adults were traveling in the buses that collided Friday in …

POSTED MAY 22, 2019 4:37 PM
What Might Happen If Congress Fails to Renew Terrorism Reinsurance Program
The long-term viability of the U.S. property terrorism insurance market is back in the spotlight as Congress looks at renewing the federal reinsurance backstop, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (TRIPRA), which is set to expire in Dec. 31, …

POSTED MAY 22, 2019 2:55 PM
Testimony Ends in Texas Suit over Harvey-Related Overflow Dams, Floods
Testimony has ended in the lawsuit by some Texas residents seeking U.S. government compensation after their land flooded when two federally owned reservoirs overflowed during Hurricane Harvey. Testimony wrapped up Friday in Houston, and Judge Charles Lettow of the U.S. …

POSTED MAY 22, 2019 2:38 PM
The Hilb Group Acquires The Keane Insurance Group in Missouri
The Hilb Group LLC has acquired Missouri-based The Keane Insurance Group Inc. The transaction became effective May 1. Terms were not disclosed. KIG’s associates and John Keane, the agency leader, are joining THG under their existing name and will continue …

POSTED MAY 22, 2019 2:35 PM
McDonald’s Workers in Chicago Asking OSHA to Look into Pattern of Violence
Every 36 hours on average, American local news outlets deliver a new report on violence at a McDonald’s. A group of employees in Chicago say workers bear the brunt of such incidents, enough to constitute a pattern of regular on-the-job …

POSTED MAY 22, 2019 2:31 PM
Small Quake Confirmed off Oregon’s Pacific Coast
The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed a magnitude 3.7 earthquake hit along Oregon’s Pacific coast. The agency says the earthquake struck a spot 1.3 miles southwest of Rose Lodge, a town of about 1,900 people, at 9:23 a.m. Sunday. The earthquake …

POSTED MAY 22, 2019 2:27 PM
New Hampshire Governor Signs Workplace Safety Bill
New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu was surrounded by the family of a deceased highway department worker as he signed a bill aimed at improving workplace safety for New Hampshire’s public sector employees. Tom Wooten, of Belmont, was working for the …

POSTED MAY 22, 2019 2:25 PM
University of Alaska, Former Professor Sued over Sexual Misconduct Allegations
A lawsuit has been filed against a retired University of Alaska Anchorage anthropology professor who is banned from campus over sexual misconduct allegations by multiple women. David Yesner is named in the federal lawsuit filed Wednesday along with The University …

POSTED MAY 22, 2019 2:25 PM
Hawaii Condo Owners Suing Building Contractor
Members of a Hawaii condominium association have filed a lawsuit saying the building is unsafe and uninhabitable. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that the lawsuit filed by owners of units in the 3-year-old Waiea tower in the Kakaako neighborhood of Honolulu …

POSTED MAY 22, 2019 2:22 PM
California Legislature Mulling Electric Scooter Regulation
The California Assembly has approved new rules for electric bikes and scooters. Businesses like Bird and Spin have deployed scooters to cities across California and the country in recent years. Often local governments have not set up permits or regulations …

POSTED MAY 22, 2019 2:20 PM

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