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|At a seminal moment of US history, 100 senators are serving as jurors to decide whether to remove Trump from office. They are braced for an opening clash.
President Donald Trump's Senate trial will open in an atmosphere of acrimony Tuesday that will underscore how his impeachment, far from purging political corruption, is likely to tear even deeper national divides.
POSTED JANUARY 21, 2020 5:40 AM
|Dershowitz on impeachment reversal: 'I am much more correct right now'
Constitutional lawyer and Trump impeachment legal team member Alan Dershowitz said Monday that he is "much more correct right now" in his current views on what qualifies a president for impeachment than his near-opposite views during the Clinton impeachment.
POSTED JANUARY 21, 2020 4:10 AM
|Analysis: 8 things to watch at Trump's impeachment trial
Here are the key things to watch at President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial.
POSTED JANUARY 21, 2020 5:03 AM
|Toobin: This is the real new atrocity McConnell added
CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin and CNN political analyst Carl Bernstein break down the implications of Sen. Mitch McConnell's new proposed impeachment trial rules.
POSTED JANUARY 21, 2020 1:57 AM
|Poll: 51% say Senate should remove Trump from office
POSTED JANUARY 20, 2020 9:35 PM
|CNN political director: This number is most important in poll
About half of Americans say the Senate should vote to convict President Donald Trump and remove him from office in the upcoming impeachment trial (51%), according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, while 45% say the Senate should vote against conviction and removal.
POSTED JANUARY 20, 2020 9:30 PM
|Schumer: GOP trial rules 'nothing short of national disgrace'
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to give House impeachment managers and President Donald Trump's legal team each 24 hours divided over two days for their opening arguments in the Senate's impeachment trial, a move that indicates Senate Republicans are pushing to finish the trial as quickly as possible -- ahead of the President's February 4 State of the Union address.
POSTED JANUARY 21, 2020 6:20 AM
|Palace to update guidance after new titles made it seem like Meghan is divorced
• What the royal 'deal' will look like for Prince Harry and Meghan
• Opinion: Why does Meghan get all the blame?
POSTED JANUARY 21, 2020 1:50 AM
|Biden's elevator moment may be as good as a New York Times endorsement
• Analysis: NYT's utterly confusing 2020 endorsement
• Booker was asked who broke his heart. He gave an emotional response
POSTED JANUARY 21, 2020 12:31 AM
|China tries to stop the spread of a deadly new virus at the worst possible time of year
Governments around the world have always struggled to stop the spread of disease, from the deadly swine flu which struck the globe in 2009, to ongoing attempts to rein in Ebola in West Africa.
POSTED JANUARY 21, 2020 6:16 AM
News – Insurance Journal
|Minnesota School District Sued by Parents of Students Who Were Sexually Exploited
The parents of two students are suing the Bemidji school district, alleging it was negligent in allowing a former assistant principal to sexually exploit their children. Brandon Bjerknes, who was arrested in 2017, is serving a federal prison sentence for …
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 5:33 PM
|Brown & Brown Acquires Assets of Texas All Risk
Brown & Brown Inc. through its subsidiary, Hull & Company LLC, has acquired substantially all of the assets of Dallas-based Texas All Risk, a managing general agent (MGA) placing a wide range of property/ casualty insurance for businesses and individuals …
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 5:24 PM
|Hurricane Dorian’s Bahamas Storm Toll: $3.4 Billion in Damages, 3 Years of Rebuilding
The Bahamas may need to tap international debt markets as it confronts the steep cost of recovering from the most destructive hurricane ever to hit the islands. The government will probably borrow about $500 million in coming months as it …
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 5:02 PM
|California Lawmaker Wants Probe of PG&E’s Chief Regulator
A state lawmaker is demanding an extensive review of the California Public Utilities Commission to determine whether regulators’ lax oversight enabled neglect at Pacific Gas & Electric that triggered catastrophic wildfires, a messy bankruptcy and exasperating blackouts. The request by …
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 4:40 PM
|California Sleep Apnea Company Pays $37.5M to Settle Kickback Lawsuits
ResMed, a San Diego, Calif.-based company that sells sleep apnea machines, will pay $37.5 million to settle allegations that it provided kickbacks to obtain customer referrals, federal prosecutors announced this week. The settlement covers five whistleblower lawsuits filed on behalf …
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 4:36 PM
|Forex Firm Travelex Resumes Customer-Facing Operations After Ransomware Attack
More than two weeks after a crippling ransomware attack forced Travelex staff to use pen and paper to calculate foreign currency exchanges, the company said the first of its customer-facing systems in Britain was up and running again. The cyber …
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 4:24 PM
|USG Adds Aguilar as a Producer in Arizona
USG Insurance Services Inc. has named Jay Aguilar a producer/broker in commercial lines in the Scottsdale, Ariz. office. Aguilar will work to expand USG’s Southwestern territory. Aguilar has 23 years of insurance industry experience, most recently at Agents Alliance Services. …
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 4:18 PM
|MGA Incubator Castel Taps Carlos from Arch Insurance as Head of Specialty
Castel Underwriting Agencies Ltd., the managing general agent and club-style MGA formation platform, has announced the appointment of Raoul Carlos as head of Specialty as it structures its underwriting cells and MGAs into a number of centres of excellence focused …
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 3:26 PM
|Three Massachusetts Workers Shocked When Scaffolding Touches Power Line
Three people were injured, one critically, on Tuesday when scaffolding they were working with at a Massachusetts home came in contact with power lines, police said. Beverly police responded to a report that two workers had fallen from the roof …
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 3:06 PM
|SterlingRisk Insurance Promotes DelPrete to President of Programs
SterlingRisk Insurance, a Woodbury, N.Y.-based independently owned insurance brokerage, has promoted Geraldine DelPrete to president of Programs. According to SterlingRisk CEO David Sterling in a company press release, DelPrete’s background in reinsurance and underwriting and understanding of programs has directly …
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 3:04 PM