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Reuters: Top News

More flooding feared for South Carolina, a week after Florence
Residents of Georgetown County, South Carolina, where five rivers flow into the ocean, were preparing on Friday for a deluge of water in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has killed at least 40 people.


POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 7:46 PM
Duke shuts natgas plant due to Florence floods, coal ash leak feared
Duke Energy Corp said it shut down a North Carolina natural gas plant due to flooding as the deluge of water continued in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has killed more than 40 people.


POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 7:46 PM
Trump questions Kavanaugh's accuser, says opponents want to 'destroy' Supreme Court nominee
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday sought to cast doubt on the woman who has accused his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, saying if the attack was "as bad as she says," it would have been immediately reported to police.


POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 7:41 PM
Senate panel to vote on Kavanaugh on Monday unless deal reached with accuser
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a vote on confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday if no deal was reached by 10 p.m. EDT Friday (0200 GMT Saturday) on how Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, would testify, the panel's chairman said.


POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 7:41 PM
Harsh climate: The struggle to track global sea level rise
A loud rumble jolted climate scientist David Holland just before he went to sleep inside his fiberglass bear-resistant dome, set up next to a frozen fjord in Greenland. He scrambled outside into the sunlit night at about 11 p.m.


POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 6:19 PM
Keystone XL pipeline route would not harm environment: State Department
The U.S. State Department on Friday issued an environmental assessment of a revised route for the Keystone XL crude pipeline that concluded it would not harm water or wildlife, clearing a hurdle for the project that has been pending for a decade.


POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 5:46 PM
Exclusive: Ecuador attempted to give Assange diplomat post in Russia: document
Ecuador in 2017 gave Wikileaks founder Julian Assange a diplomatic post in Russia but rescinded it after Britain refused to give him diplomatic immunity, according to an Ecuadorean government document seen by Reuters.


POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 5:43 PM
Dow hits new closing high ahead of index reshuffle
Industrials led the Dow to a new closing high on Friday ahead of Monday's major sector reshuffle, capping a week that largely shrugged off trade worries.


POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 5:39 PM
As new iPhones go on sale, studies reveal chips from Intel and Toshiba
Apple Inc's latest iPhones hit stores around the world on Friday, featuring components made by Intel Corp and Toshiba among others, according to two firms that cracked open the iPhone Xs and Xs Max models.


POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 5:16 PM
Receding trade fears propel stocks to six-month peak
The U.S. dollar rebounded and world shares hit a six-month high on Friday after China's moves to boost domestic consumption bolstered a rally driven by investor bets that the latest U.S.-China trade dispute was unlikely to dent global growth.


POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 4:57 PM

News – Insurance Journal

California Passes Handful Bills Aimed at Protecting Wildfire Survivors
Five bills that their proponents say will protect wildfire survivors were signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday. The bills are aimed at addressing critical issues facing wildfire survivors including underinsurance, rebuilding, and recovery, those who authored them say. …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 10:07 PM
Court Upholds California Commissioner’s Regulatory Actions Against PacifiCare
A three-justice panel of the California Court of Appeal, 4th Appellate District, gas upheld Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones’ Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations, which prescribe how insurance companies must process insurance claims. The regulations are also the foundation in determining …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 9:55 PM
California Governor Signs Bill Giving Wildfire Victims Options for Rebuilding
Homeowners who lose their houses to wildfire will be able to use their insurance to rebuild somewhere else under an urgency bill signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday. Assembly Bill 1800, authored by by Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 8:40 PM
Starr Insurance Cos. Launch Monoline GL Construction Wrap-Up Coverage
Starr Insurance Companies has introduced Starr CIP Enterprise, a monoline general liability construction wrap-up insurance policy. The new product is designed for property owners and contractors who need tailored primary and excess general liability coverage for single large construction projects. …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 4:57 PM
Manhattan, Kansas, Labor Day Flood Caused $17.2M in Damage
Manhattan City Manager Ron Fehr says a flood over the Labor Day holiday weekend caused $17.2 million in structural damages in the city. Fehr told the Manhattan City Commission on Sept. 18 that four commercial and eight residential properties suffered …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 4:42 PM
North Carolina Power Plant Inundated by Flood Waters
Duke Energy activated a high-level emergency alert at a retired coal-fired power plant in North Carolina as floodwaters from the nearby Cape Fear River overtopped an earthen dike at the facility and inundated a large lake. Duke spokeswoman Paige Sheehan …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 4:39 PM
The Longest Week: Carolinas Worn Out by Florence
Hurricane Florence is still wearing out the Carolinas, where residents have endured an agonizing week of violent winds, torrential rain, widespread flooding, power outages and death. Frustration and sheer exhaustion are building as thousands of people wait to go home …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 4:30 PM
Lockton’s Lumelleau Joins EPIC Insurance Brokers in Houston
EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants has added Matt Lumelleau as a principal in the firm’s property/casualty practice. Based in Houston, Lumelleau will be responsible for new business development, the design, placement and management of property/casualty insurance programs; and providing risk …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 4:30 PM
Following July Tornado, 60 Iowa Buildings Deemed Unsafe
Officials in central Iowa have designated about 60 structures as unsafe following a July tornado that damaged about 2,000 buildings. The Times-Republican reports that the properties in Marshalltown now have small red posters that say “Dangerous building — do not …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 4:23 PM
5 Years and $100M Later, Huge North Dakota Oil Spill Finally Cleaned Up
Five years and almost $100 million later, cleanup is complete on a massive oil pipeline leak in North Dakota that has been called one of the biggest onshore spills in U.S. history, industry and state officials said. The spill by …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 4:21 PM

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