Reuters: Top News
|Nations agree on global climate pact rules, but they are seen as weak
Nearly 200 countries overcame political divisions late on Saturday to agree on rules for implementing a landmark global climate deal, but critics say it is not ambitious enough to prevent the dangerous effects of global warming.
POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 11:42 PM
|Dead Guatemalan girl dreamed of sending money home to poor family
The 7-year-old Guatemalan migrant girl who died after being detained by U.S. border agents this month was inseparable from her father and had looked forward to being able to send money home to support her impoverished family, relatives said on Saturday.
POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 9:03 PM
|Guatemalan girl's dad: she was healthy, well-hydrated before death at border
A young Guatemalan girl who died after she and her father were detained by U.S. border agents was in no medical distress when they arrived and had received adequate food and water on their journey, relatives said on Saturday through representatives in Texas.
POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 9:03 PM
|Trump hails judge's ruling against Obamacare as 'great'
President Donald Trump on Saturday hailed a court decision against Obamacare as "a great ruling for our country," while a U.S. government official said the decision by a Texas judge would have no immediate impact on health coverage.
POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 7:36 PM
|Motiva preliminarily picked to run Curacao refinery: report
Motiva Enterprises has preliminarily been chosen by the government of Curacao to operate the 335,000-barrel-per-day Isla refinery, replacing Venezuela's state-run PDVSA, local media said on Saturday.
POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 6:36 PM
|Deep in the red: Chinese county pays price for vanity-project binge
In the heart of an impoverished village in southern China, a life-sized statue of Mao Zedong sits on a platform adorned with intricate stonework, flanked by a diorama of Red Army soldiers and traditional brick-and-tile homes with curved roofs.
POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 6:17 PM
|British minister warns Brexit is stuck as no-deal or referendum loom
Britain's exit from the European Union was heading for an impasse, one senior minister said on Saturday, after a week in which Prime Minister Theresa May failed to win EU assurances on her deal and pulled a vote because UK lawmakers would defeat it.
POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 5:34 PM
|As Zinke departs, Trump says he will name new interior secretary next week
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has aggressively sought to roll back Obama-era environmental protections, will be leaving his post at the end of the year, President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday, the latest high-profile departure from his administration.
POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 5:25 PM
|Factbox: Trump administration departures, firings, reassignments
President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will step down at the end of December, the latest senior official to exit Trump's high-turnover administration.
POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 4:32 PM
|Egypt unveils 'one of a kind' ancient tomb, expects more finds
Egypt unveiled a well-preserved 4,400-year-old tomb decorated with hieroglyphs and statues south of Cairo on Saturday, and officials expect more discoveries when archaeologists excavate the site further in coming months.
POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 4:15 PM
News – Insurance Journal
|USG Adds Meek as a Producer in Southern California
USG Insurance Services Inc. has named Frances Meek a producer/broker in the Irvine, Calif. office. Meek will work to maintain current agent relationships and assist with expanding USG’s California network. Meek has been in the insurance industry for five years …
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 11:53 PM
|Alliant Names Davidson Vice President in Washington
Alliant Insurance Services Inc. has named Megan Davidson vice president within the company’s real estate group. Davidson will be based in Alliant’s Seattle, Wash. office, and will provide insurance and risk management solutions to real estate clients with a focus …
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 11:48 PM
|Nebraska Senators Aiming to Get Medical Marijuana on 2020 Ballot
Two Nebraska lawmakers have announced plans to place a medical marijuana legalization measure on the 2020 ballot. Sens. Anna Wishart and Adam Morfeld, both of Lincoln, on Dec. 13 announced the formation of Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana Laws. The campaign …
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:46 PM
|Feds Cite Missouri Demolition Company After 2 Workers Die
A Missouri demolition company has been cited by federal safety regulators for failing to provide fall protection after two employees suffered fatal injuries at a demolition site in St. Louis. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration …
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:34 PM
|AM Best: Outlooks Revised to Stable for Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Companies
AM Best has revised the outlooks to stable from negative and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of “a” of Texas Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Co. and Farm Bureau …
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:28 PM
|Indiana Officer Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit for $50K
Records show a former western Indiana police officer who appealed his firing has accepted $50,000 to settle a 2015 federal lawsuit alleging racial discrimination. The Tribune-Star reports Jonathan Stevens signed an agreement in January 2017 to resolve the complaint he’d …
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:23 PM
|ICT: Central Texas October Flood Insured Losses Top $22M, So Far
Payments made by FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for insured losses from flooding in central Texas in mid-October have exceeded $22 million and could exceed $30 million when all claims have been filed and paid, the Insurance Council of …
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:21 PM
|Texas Hurricane Harvey Rebuilding Commission: Storm Was a ‘Wakeup Call’
A commission convened by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to focus on rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey issued a report on Dec. 13 saying the state should take a series of steps to prepare for the next big storm, including improving local …
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:20 PM
|Latest Edition of AMA Guides Lowers Impairment Ratings in Workers’ Compensation
For workers injured at work, the amount of compensation they receive depends on which edition of the medical guidelines on evaluating impairments is used. The American Medical Association (AMA) Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment is used in workers’ …
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 4:26 PM
|Authorities: At Least $3B to Clear Debris from Homes Destroyed By California Wildfires
State and federal authorities estimate that it will cost at least $3 billion to clear debris from 19,000 homes and businesses destroyed by three California wildfires last month. The disaster relief officials said the cleanup costs will far surpass the …
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 3:48 PM