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How Home Values Track with High, Low Risk of Natural Hazards: ATTOM Data
Americans are still buying homes in areas with high risk of natural hazards and the homes in those cities continue to appreciate in value far faster than homes in low natural hazard locales. However, the effect on home values of …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:48 PM
Ratings of Illinois’ Prime Insurance Company Upgraded
A.M. Best has upgraded the Financial Strength Rating to A (Excellent) from A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to “a” from “a-” of Prime Insurance Company (PIC) in Chicago, Ill. The outlook of these ratings has been revised …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:39 PM
Ohio Increases Fines Against Pipeline Developer to $2.3M
Ohio’s environmental regulators have more than doubled the proposed fines against a company building a natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Michigan, saying the two sides are at an impasse. The fines now stand at $2.3 million and stem …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:36 PM
Jump in Energy Contract Lawsuits Expected in Harvey’s Wake
Lawyers expect a spate of force majeure contract lawsuits after Hurricane Harvey tore through Southeast Texas and parts of Louisiana last month, paralyzing a fifth of U.S. fuel output and pushing some oil production offline. Hurricanes and other natural disasters …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:19 PM
U.S. and EU Sign Covered Agreement on Insurance Regulation
The United States and European Union have scheduled a ceremony for today for the signing of a bilateral agreement on prudential insurance and reinsurance measures. Both sides announced in July their intention to sign the agreement, also known as a …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:13 PM
Researchers: FEMA’s Houston Flood Maps Outdated Long Before Harvey
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s flood plain maps for parts of southeastern Houston were woefully out-of-date long before Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Texas coast, a new study suggests. Researchers at Rice University and Texas A&M University at Galveston studied one …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:06 PM
Minnesota Gov. Cranks Up Pressure on Feds to Protect Health Programs
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton blasted federal health officials on Sept. 20 for holding up approval of a program meant to lower health insurance costs and threatening millions of dollars in cuts to health care for the working poor. State lawmakers …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:04 PM
Sullivan Appointed as Texas Insurance Commissioner
Texas has a new insurance commissioner. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has named Kent Sullivan to serve as insurance commissioner and head of the Texas Department of Insurance. His term expires Feb. 1, 2019. The post has been vacant following the …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 3:45 PM
SEC Hacking Latest in Series of Government Agency Cyber Breaches
A major computer hack at America’s top stock market regulator is the latest sign that data stored in the highest reaches of the U.S. government remains vulnerable to cyber attacks, despite efforts across multiple presidencies to limit high-profile breaches that …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 3:41 PM
New Bridge Design Tested by Nevada Quake Lab Following Mexico Quake
Scientists at a Nevada earthquake lab this week tested new bridge designs with connectors they say are innovative and created to better withstand violent temblors and speed reconstruction efforts after major quake damage. University of Nevada, Reno engineers performed the …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 3:10 PM

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Trump Says 'Fake News' Won't Show Crowd Size As CNN Shows Crowd Size

Trump Says 'Fake News' Won't Show Crowd Size As CNN Shows Crowd SizePresident Donald Trump did what he usually does and attacked the so-called “fake news” during his speech at a campaign rally for Republican Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama on Friday night.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 11:56 PM

Hundreds of American medical students stranded in Dominica

Hundreds of American medical students stranded in DominicaAmerican students were reportedly stranded on Friday in Dominica after Hurricane Maria leveled the Caribbean island.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 11:25 AM

Inside Relief Flight to Hurricane Battered St. Thomas

Inside Relief Flight to Hurricane Battered St. ThomasNBC News got rare access inside a U.S. military relief flight supplying food, water and even a mobile air traffic control tower to St. Thomas — an island devastated by Hurricane Irma and hit again by Maria, delaying critical relief efforts.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 12:03 PM

Forget Cheat ‘Sheet’ — Student Outwits Professor With Enormous 'Cheat Poster'

Forget Cheat ‘Sheet’ — Student Outwits Professor With Enormous 'Cheat Poster'When Professor Reb Beatty of Maryland’s Anne Arundel Community College arrived at his accounting class to administer a test last week, he hardly could have imagined that he’d be the one getting outsmarted. In a Sept. 20 Facebook post that’s since gone viral, Beatty explained that he’d told his students that they were allowed to bring in a “3x5” cheat sheet to use during the test. Beatty, however, failed to specify the unit of measurement he was referring to.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 9:01 AM

'Hallelujah': Slain nursing student's family praises verdict

'Hallelujah': Slain nursing student's family praises verdictSAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) — It was a prayer circle 6 ½ years in the making.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 2:00 PM

These Are The 21 States Russian Hackers Targeted In The 2016 Election

These Are The 21 States Russian Hackers Targeted In The 2016 ElectionThe Department of Homeland Security told told election officials in 21 states on Friday that Russian hackers attempted to access their voting systems in the 2016 election.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 4:00 PM

Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico after Hurricane MariaPeople across Puerto Rico struggled to dig out from the devastation left by Hurricane Maria.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 4:28 PM

Mexico school collapse spurs doubts over building code for quakes

Mexico school collapse spurs doubts over building code for quakesBy Daina Beth Solomon and Stefanie Eschenbacher MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The school collapse this week that killed at least 19 children during an earthquake has prompted many Mexicans to question whether building codes developed after a devastating 1985 temblor are too easily flouted. Stringent codes enacted after a massive temblor killed thousands three decades ago minimized damage this week across the metropolis of 20 million people, even if experts say it is nearly impossible to design structures to withstand any quake. "There are still gaps that mean new buildings don't always fully comply," said Roberto Meli Piralla, a structural engineer and expert on seismic preparedness at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 7:15 PM

Marc Cuban: Trump Must 'Be Able to Take the Blowback' When He Attacks Athletes

Marc Cuban: Trump Must 'Be Able to Take the Blowback' When He Attacks AthletesDallas Mavericks owner Marc Cuban tells Meet the Press that the president's attacks on athletes open the door for sports stars to criticize him.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 2:13 AM

Bill Maher Uses Children's Book To Explain Donald Trump's Deal With Democrats

Bill Maher Uses Children's Book To Explain Donald Trump's Deal With DemocratsBill Maher believes there’s a simple explanation for why “fast-talking city slicker” President Donald Trump reportedly cut a deal with Democrats over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program earlier this month.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 3:15 AM

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