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Muted reaction by 'pro-family' groups to family separations
Even as many religious organizations, from liberal to conservative, denounced the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, some major advocacy groups that depict themselves as "pro-family" declined to join in the criticism.

POSTED JUNE 22, 2018 7:07 AM
Cynthia Nixon calls ICE 'terrorist organization,' says it should be abolished
New York gubernatorial candidate and former “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon on Thursday called U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) “a terrorist organization” and called for its abolition, pitting progressive New Yorkers against Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

POSTED JUNE 22, 2018 7:00 AM
The wisdom of Charles Krauthammer
Long-time Fox News panelist Charles Krauthammer, a psychiatrist, Pulitzer Prize-winner and bestselling author, regularly commented on issues great and small.

POSTED JUNE 22, 2018 7:00 AM
A need to verify NKorea nuclear pledges
The Trump administration on Thursday identified the missile test engine site that it says North Korea has pledged to destroy, but the president's latest comments about resolving the nuclear standoff have raised new questions about what concessions Pyongyang has made.

POSTED JUNE 22, 2018 6:32 AM
Californians divided on whether, how to ... divide
The movement to slice up the state of California is reeling from internal clashes over what’s the best way to rearrange the state.

POSTED JUNE 22, 2018 6:30 AM
Sports betting rules OK'd for Mississippi casinos
Sports fanatics may soon be able to gamble on their favorite teams at Mississippi’s state-regulated casinos following a unanimous decision Thursday by the state Gaming Commission to approve rules on sports betting.

POSTED JUNE 22, 2018 6:15 AM
Hundreds of children reunited with families, White House official says
Around 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border have been reunited since May, a senior Trump administration official said Thursday.

POSTED JUNE 22, 2018 5:30 AM
New Zealand leader recovers with mac-n-cheese after birth
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was regaining her strength with macaroni and cheese on Friday and planned to spend at least one more night in an Auckland public hospital with her newborn girl.

POSTED JUNE 22, 2018 5:26 AM
Gun rights groups protest Ohio cities' regulations as 'abuse of power'
Gun rights activists in Ohio are suing the cities of Columbus and Cincinnati over recently enacted gun regulations that they regard as an “abuse of power.”

POSTED JUNE 22, 2018 5:15 AM
Remains of missing woman found after California flood, officials say
Human bones found near a Central California reservoir are those of an elderly woman who went missing during massive flooding three months ago, authorities confirmed Thursday.

POSTED JUNE 22, 2018 4:30 AM

Business Insurance

Terminated Chubb unit exec must submit to arbitration
The terminated former vice president of claims field operations for a Chubb Corp. unit, who has filed whistleblower litigation against the insurer, must submit to arbitration, says a federal appeals court, in affirming a lower court ruling.

POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 1:57 PM
Harvey damage illustrates need for disaster preparedness: Study
Hurricane Harvey served as a stark wake-up call about the need to enhance flood resilience, including limiting or preventing federal insurance coverage of new properties in flood zones, says a study released Thursday.

POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 1:46 PM
Wrongful termination charges against Wells Fargo Bank reinstated

POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 1:36 PM
OneBeacon Surety Group announces expanded capacity, exec changes
OneBeacon Surety Group, part of OneBeacon Insurance Group Holdings Ltd., will offer $250 million in aggregate surety bond capacity for qualifying clients, OneBeacon Surety said in a statement Thursday.

POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 1:34 PM
Residents steamed over logo deception by water pipe insurer
A water pipe insurer trying to gain residential clients by bypassing the junk-mail pile came up with an idea to use official-looking city logos and first-class business envelopes to trick homeowners into taking the mail seriously.

POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 12:51 PM
New York sues 3M, five others over chemical contamination
(Reuters) — New York state sued 3M Co. and five other companies to recover the cost of cleaning up environmental contamination caused by toxic chemicals in firefighting foam that they manufactured.

POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 11:42 AM
SEC in-house judge hiring unconstitutional: High court
(Reuters) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday expanded presidential control over pivotal jobs in federal agencies, ruling that the way the Securities and Exchange Commission selected its in-house judges to enforce investor-protection laws was improper.

POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 11:30 AM
Utility contractor again cited for safety violations
U.S. regulators have again cited a utility contractor for workplace safety violations and proposed $18,659 in penalties.

POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 11:12 AM
Statute ambiguous, dismissal of injured worker’s suit reversed: Court
A federal appellate court has reversed an order dismissing an injured worker’s lawsuit against his employer’s sole stockholder after the Oklahoma Supreme Court said the statutory language of the state’s workers comp statute was ambiguous.

POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 11:06 AM

News – Insurance Journal

Florida Court Puts Hold On Smokable Medical Marijuana
A Florida circuit court has reinstated a stay on smoking medical marijuana. The state’s 1st District Court of Appeal has ruled that the hold will remain in effect “pending final disposition of the merits of (a recent) appeal.” The Department …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2018 4:39 AM
Hurricane Irma Blamed for Worst Florida Citrus Crop Since 1940s
Florida’s citrus growers are blaming Hurricane Irma for one of their worst seasons in decades. In a Naples Daily News report, U.S. agriculture officials said Florida’s orange production dropped nearly 35 percent from the previous season. Grapefruit production was half …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2018 4:21 AM
Chubb Adds Artisan Contractors Coverage to Small Business Online Platform
Chubb has introduced a new insurance product available to more than 60 classes of artisan contractors through its new digital platform – the Chubb Small Commercial Marketplace, which places and services small business insurance, and features a suite of products …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2018 4:14 AM
Mississippi Gov Appoints Michel as Director of Emergency Management Agency
Gov. Phil Bryant is naming another retired military leader to run Mississippi’s Emergency Management Agency. Bryant said on Monday said he was appointing Gregory Michel as the agency’s director. Michel was the commander of Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg from 2015 …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2018 4:08 AM
Louisiana Seeks to Clarify Named Storm/Hurricane Deductible Law
The Louisiana Department of Insurance has issued an advisory letter to property/casualty insurers operating in the state that seeks to clarify the interpretation and application of state law regarding policy deductibles in relation to named storms/hurricanes/subtropical storms. Advisory Letter No. …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2018 12:23 AM
Sea Level Rise Puts $117.5B at Risk from Chronic Flooding
Those interested in risk management are starting to take climate change a bit more seriously. The evidence is anecdotal, but for that proof one can just ask Phil Renaud, executive director for the Risk Institute at Ohio State University, a …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2018 12:04 AM
Arthur J. Gallagher Buys Marchetti, Robertson & Brickell Insurance and Bonding Agency
Illinois-based Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired Marchetti, Robertson & Brickell Insurance and Bonding Agency Inc., with offices in Ridgeland, Mississippi, and Kansas City, Missouri. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1953, Marchetti, Robertson & Brickell …

POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 11:59 PM
Artist Sues NRA for Using Chicago’s ‘Bean’ Sculpture in video
The artist behind Chicago’s famous bean-shaped sculpture has filed a federal lawsuit accusing the National Rifle Association of copyright infringement by using an image of his work in a video advertisement last year. Anish Kapoor’s lawsuit filed in the U.S. …

POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 11:41 PM
Legislative Audit: Kansas Wildfire Response Underfunded, Understaffed
A legislative audit says Kansas’ wildfire suppression system is underfunded and understaffed and operates with a fragmented leadership. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the audit was ordered after wildfires in 2016 and 2017 burned more than 800,000 acres in Kansas, causing …

POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 11:30 PM
Feds Fine Texas Cancer Center $4.3M for Data Breaches
Federal health officials have ordered the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to pay a $4.3 million fine for failing to secure health records stemming from data breaches. The Houston Chronicle reports the U.S. Department of Health and Human …

POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 11:29 PM

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