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Worker Dies After Falling Into Vat of Oil Near Disney World
Authorities say a worker has died after falling into a vat of oil at a facility near Walt Disney World. Lt. Emanuel Curry of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office told the Orlando Sentinel the 61-year-old man slipped and fell into …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 5:37 AM
Ex-Alabama Police Officer Sentenced to 10 Years for Insurance Fraud, Theft
A former police officer in Alabama who pleaded guilty to insurance fraud and burglary has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The Montgomery Advertiser reports 51-year-old Leon Todd Townson was sentenced Aug. 13. The former U.S. Marine is one …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 5:14 AM
Insurer Downgrades Jumped in 2017 But Were Still Outnumbered by Upgrades: A.M. Best
Catastrophic weather events in 2017 helped spur an increase in rating downgrades for the U.S. property/casualty (P/C) industry during the first half of 2018, according to an A.M. Best report. But the report also notes that overall ratings activity in …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 5:00 AM
Why Not Just Retrain Pedestrians to Make Self-Driving Vehicles Safer?
You’re crossing the street wrong. That is essentially the argument some self-driving car boosters have fallen back on in the months after the first pedestrian death attributed to an autonomous vehicle and amid growing concerns that artificial intelligence capable of …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 5:00 AM
States with Best, Worst Home Flood Damage Disclosure Laws
In 21 states, home sellers are not required by law to disclose to buyers whether their home has ever flooded or whether they will be required to purchase flood insurance, according to an analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 6:49 PM
Apparent Natural Gas Explosion in Denver Injures 9
Nine people were injured, one critically, by an apparent natural gas explosion in Denver on Aug. 14, firefighters said. Capt. Greg Pixley, a spokesman for the Denver Fire Department, said seven bystanders were treated for minor injuries and released after …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 6:23 PM
Experts: Cost of Hail Damage Will Continue to Rise
Hailstorms inflict billions of dollars in damage yearly in North America alone, and the cost will rise as the growing population builds more homes, offices and factories, according to climate and weather experts who spoke at a conference in Colorado …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 6:18 PM
Why Insurers Should Love, Not Fear, Amazon: Viewpoint
Whenever Inc. eyes expansion into a new industry, the stalwarts of that space shudder. A Reuters report on Thursday that the e-commerce giant has been talking to insurers about introducing a price comparison website in the U.K. was no …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 6:00 PM
Lingering Texas Drought Has Ranchers Reducing Herds
A growing number of Texas ranchers and farmers are trimming their livestock, or selling them altogether, as the persistent drought has eliminated water supplies and forage for the animals. Some landowners describe a boom-and-bust cycle playing out with increasing frequency …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 4:45 PM
New Specialty Offering from HUB Targets Cannabis Producers, Distributors, Retailers
Global insurance brokerage Hub International Limited (HUB) has formed a comprehensive cannabis insurance and risk services offering under its Agribusiness & Farm Specialty Practice. The new offering is designed to reduce risks in all aspects of operations for medical and …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 4:39 PM - RSS Channel - HP Hero

Beijing is pursuing nuclear capability on its long-range bombers, report says

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 3:39 AM
CIA official: China wants to replace US as world superpower
The goal of China's influence operations around the world is to replace the United States as the world's leading superpower, the CIA's Michael Collins said Friday.

POSTED JULY 21, 2018 4:14 AM
China's new destroyers: 'Power, prestige and majesty'
China's navy is getting bigger and better and doing it at a speed unmatched by any nation around the globe.

POSTED JULY 14, 2018 3:35 AM
Hear US Navy plane warned off by Chinese military
During a US Navy reconnaissance flight over contested islands in the South China Sea, the US crew was repeatedly warned to leave the area immediately by Chinese military.

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 7:07 AM
China says hypersonic aircraft test a success
China claims to have successfully tested its first hypersonic aircraft, a big step forward in aerospace technology that could intensify pressure on the US military.

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 7:08 AM
Opinion: China is taking Africa from under your nose, Mr. Trump
Look out Donald Trump, while you're not watching, China is quietly stealing a continent from you. And India may not be far behind.

POSTED AUGUST 10, 2018 9:35 PM
Elon Musk tells NYT: It's been most painful year of my career

Pentagon postpones Trump's military parade
The Department of Defense says the military parade originally scheduled for Veterans Day will be postponed.

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 1:29 AM
Vatican breaks silence on Pennsylvania abuse report
The Vatican broke its silence on Thursday about a Pennsylvania grand jury report that detailed decades of sexual abuses by priests and cover-ups by bishops, calling the accusations "criminal and morally reprehensible."

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 7:08 AM
Anti-Semitism is so bad in Britain that some Jews are planning to leave
Mark Lewis, a famed libel and privacy lawyer, is leaving Britain. Worn down by years of anti-Semitic abuse and death threats, he has decided enough is enough.

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:23 AM

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