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President Trump Remains Silent as Republicans React to Roy Moore

President Trump Remains Silent as Republicans React to Roy MooreAmy Walter, Robert Costa, Joy Reid and Rich Lowry discuss the fallout from allegations of sexual harassment and assault made against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore.

POSTED NOVEMBER 19, 2017 2:48 AM

Keystone XL Pipeline Just Cleared One Of Its Final Hurdles Despite A Massive Leak

Keystone XL Pipeline Just Cleared One Of Its Final Hurdles Despite A Massive LeakState regulators in Nebraska narrowly voted to approve the Keystone XL pipeline on Monday, five days after the original Keystone pipeline leaked 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota.

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2017 11:22 AM

Georgia nurses laugh as 89-year-old WWII veteran dies gasping for air in video

Georgia nurses laugh as 89-year-old WWII veteran dies gasping for air in videoHidden footage from 2014 shows the disturbing moment a group of nurses laughed as a World War II veteran repeatedly called for help and died.

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2017 10:20 AM

The FAA Can't Stop People From Throwing Live Turkeys Out Of Planes

The FAA Can't Stop People From Throwing Live Turkeys Out Of PlanesThe Federal Aviation Administration has found no violations with an infamous Arkansas event that involves dropping live turkeys from a plane ― but that may be because no one ever thought they’d need a rule about that.

POSTED NOVEMBER 18, 2017 7:28 PM

On-Duty 'Attack' Leaves One U.S. Border Agent Dead, Another Injured

On-Duty 'Attack' Leaves One U.S. Border Agent Dead, Another InjuredA U.S. border agent has died following what government officials described as an “attack” in West Texas on Sunday morning that left a second agent seriously injured.

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2017 12:26 PM

Missing Argentine submarine 'running out of air' and had reported fault before vanishing

Missing Argentine submarine 'running out of air' and had reported fault before vanishingAn Argentine submarine missing in the South Atlantic is likely to be running out of air and had reported technical problems before vanishing, naval officials have said.  ARA San Juan’s last message reported a short circuit in its batteries and the vessel was ordered to return to its home. The Argentine navy quashed hopes that a series of brief incomplete satellite calls detected over the weekend could have been emergency calls from the vessel and disclosed it may only have a couple of days oxygen left. Buenos Aires was also beginning to face domestic criticism of its handling of the search, with one union describing government efforts as badly coordinated and apathetic. ARA San Juan submarine in Buenos Aires. Credit: AFP The submarine and its crew of 44 have now been missing for five days as a growing fleet of international vessels and patrol planes brave 20ft waves and high winds to search hundreds of square miles. US Navy submarine rescue chambers have been flown to the region in the hope of bringing the crew to the surface in case the vessel can be found. Gabriel Galeazzi, a spokesman for the Argentine Navy, said the German-built diesel electric vessel had surfaced on Wednesday to report the fault. He said: “At that moment the commander was ordered to go directly to Mar de Plata. After that we lost contact.” A ship leaves a Naval base to join the search for missing submarine ARA San Juan, in Mar del Plata, Argentina Credit: a Devo Source: He suggested the fault could have affected the submarine’s navigation, but said it did have back-up systems. Although the crew has enough food, oxygen and fuel to survive about 90 days on the sea's surface, they only have enough oxygen to last for seven days if submerged. After that, the boat  would have to surface or get near the surface to replenish air supply. Seven brief satellite signals lasting only seconds were detected over the weekend, raising hopes the crew were trying to call and prompting jubilation among the waiting families. Juan Carlos Mendoza, father of Fernando Mendoza, a crew member of the missing submarine ARA San Juan, stands outside the Navel base in Mar del Plata, Argentina waiting for news Credit: AP But analysis of the low frequency signals later found they were not from the submarine. Up to 20 vessels, including the Royal Navy’s HMS Protector and HMS Clyde are joining the search. Britain has also sent an RAF C-130 aircraft and a Voyager refuelling aircraft to help it search for longer. Cdr Erik Reynolds, spokesman for the US Navy, which is coordinating the international effort, said vessels were using their sonar to hunt for the ship, though high waves are hampering efforts. Maritime patrol planes are searching for signs of oil or waste that could have been jettisoned by the crew to signal their location. Search and rescue mission for Argentinian submarine Two US Navy undersea submarine rescue vessels are on standby if needed for a rescue. The vessels can attach to the hatch of a stricken submarine at depths of up to 2,000ft and then ferry surviving crew back to the surface. "There is no good news," Juan Carlos Mendoza, father of crew member Fernando Mendoza, told local reporters. "Hopefully they have oxygen." The ARA San Juan was inaugurated in 1983, making it the newest of the three submarines in the navy's fleet. Built in Germany, it underwent maintenance in 2008 in Argentina. That maintenance included the replacement of its four diesel engines and its electric propeller engines, according to specialist publication Jane's Sentinel. ATEPSA, a union representing workers in the protection and security of aeronautics, said the case of the submarine "puts centre stage the recurring failures in state policies". It said in a statement that "the apathy in the Services of Search and Rescue, and the lack of coordination which exists in all the public bodies involved, are the faithful reflection of multiple errors which complicate the principle objective: to reach the victims in an urgent manner". The union noted workers in several airports were participating in search operations "despite the problems of communication in the oceanic sector due to lack of investment." This was "aggravated by the fact that the plant that transmits and receives all the aeronautic communications in the country does not have staff," it complained.

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2017 12:24 PM

U.S. general sets two-year goal for driving back Afghan Taliban

U.S. general sets two-year goal for driving back Afghan TalibanBy Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. general in Afghanistan said on Monday he believes he could help Afghan forces drive back the Taliban enough to control at least 80 percent of the country within two years, compared with about two-thirds today. General John Nicholson, citing counter-insurgency doctrine, said gaining 80 percent control of the country would represent a turning point in the 16-year-old conflict, which has become the longest U.S war. "This we believe is the critical mass necessary to drive the enemy to irrelevance, meaning they're living in these remote outlying areas, or they reconcile, or they die," Nicholson told a Pentagon news briefing via video conference from Afghanistan.

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POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2017 12:09 PM

Sarah Palin claims she doesn't suffer sexual harassment because she 'packs' a gun

Sarah Palin claims she doesn't suffer sexual harassment because she 'packs' a gunAmerican politician Sarah Palin has said she doesn’t suffer sexual harassment because she “packs” a gun. The one-time Republican nominee for Vice President of the United States claimed that men probably don’t “mess” with her because she carries a weapon. In an interview with MSNBC, Ms Palin was pressed on the issue of sexual misconduct and asked whether she had experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2017 8:13 AM

Robert Costa Talks About the Chances For the Republican Tax Bill

Robert Costa Talks About the Chances For the Republican Tax BillPOST GAME: Robert Costa and Ali Vitali discuss the odds for the GOP's tax bill, and the impact of allegations of sexual assault on the Republican party.

POSTED NOVEMBER 19, 2017 4:18 AM

News – Insurance Journal

Minnesota Settles with 13th Life Insurance Company Over Unpaid Claims
The Minnesota Commerce Department has reached a settlement agreement with a major life insurance company that owed money to Minnesotans for unpaid insurance policies, annuity contracts and retained asset accounts. The settlement with the American International Group (AIG) represents the …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2017 5:50 PM
Oklahoma Joins International Insurance Information Exchange Agreement
The Oklahoma Insurance Department has joined an international supervisory cooperation and information exchange agreement. According to the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), since the first jurisdiction was admitted in June 2009, membership in the IAIS Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2017 5:48 PM
Texas Governor Calls White House Disaster Aid Bill ‘Inadequate’
Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Nov. 17 criticized as “completely inadequate” the Trump administration’s $44 billion request to Congress for disaster relief in his hurricane-ravaged state and other areas hammered by storms. The White House shot back that Texas …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2017 5:46 PM
Crashes, Fatalities Jumped After Ohio Went to 70 Mph: Highway Patrol
The state highway patrol says crashes and fatalities jumped after Ohio adopted a 70 mph speed limit on many roads and highways. A patrol report released on Nov. 16 found a 24 percent increase in crashes on 70 mph roads, …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2017 5:44 PM
Best Agencies to Work For South Central: BKCW — Gold
The Place to Work for Insurance Veterans and Newbies Alike Employees at BKCW say there’s a lot to like at the Central Texas-based insurance agency, including its hiring practices, its friendly culture, its leadership, its outstanding reputation and its growth-with-balance …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2017 5:33 PM
Best Agencies to Work For Midwest: Gibson — Gold
Where Every Employee Is an Owner As one employee stated: “This is not a great place to work — Gibson is the BEST place to work.” That’s the sentiment expressed by numerous employees at Indiana-based Gibson, which was selected as …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2017 5:23 PM
Best Agencies to Work For Southeast: LassiterWare – Gold
LassiterWare employee praise of the agency they say is the Best to Work for in the Southeast increased so much this year, the company was selected as Insurance Journal’s 2017 Best Agency to Work For Gold Award winner in the …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2017 5:04 PM
California District Settles Suit over Boy Killed While Walking to School in Fog
A California school district has settled a lawsuit from the family of a 9-year-old boy who was killed by a vehicle while walking to school in fog in 2015. The Fresno Bee reported the Parlier Unified School District will pay …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2017 4:24 PM
Best Agencies to Work For: West — LP Insurance Gold
When people use the word “connected,” they’re typically referring to the cool vastness of cyberspace, where they can surf the web, send and receive email or Facebook with one another. Often regarded as the Neanderthal cousin of modern communication, another …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2017 4:18 PM
California Fires Will Add to 2017 Insurer Catastrophe Losses, Fitch Says
No U.S. reinsurance companies in Fitch Rating’s rated universe are expected to be downgraded as a result of losses from the California wildfires alone, but for a number of companies the impact of wildfire losses adds to substantial catastrophe losses …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2017 4:07 PM

Agent & Broker

Who's using what in P&C insurance: Nov. 20, 2017
Technology news from Quadient, DXC Technology, G2 Insurance Services, TechCanary, Intellect Design Arena Ltd, TCS and ACORD, RiskGenius and QBE North America.

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2017 12:15 PM
How to fry a Thanksgiving turkey without getting burned
QBE offers 16 turkey fryer safety tips to keep cooks safe this holiday season.

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2017 11:11 AM
Navigating the haze of marijuana coverage
As marijuana legalization grows, insurers are unsure about their liability.

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2017 8:00 AM
How independent insurance agents can minimize their risk of E&O claims
What should an agent or broker do when that claim or lawsuit arrives?

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2017 6:00 AM
One and done: Expediting the claims process for policyholders
Does this basketball practice really work for the insurance claims industry?

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2017 5:00 AM
5 things to know about the NAIC's new cybersecurity model law
The NAIC's newly-adopted Insurance Data Security Model Law provides guidance for carriers, agents, brokers and their business partners.

AT&T deploys 'Flying COW' drone for cell service in Puerto Rico
AT&T Inc. has deployed a drone to act as a 'cell tower in the sky' to help provide communication services in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 2:05 PM
Jury sides with J&J in first trial linking talc product to mesothelioma
A California jury has sided with Johnson & Johnson in the first trial over whether its iconic baby powder caused a woman to get mesothelioma.

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 11:47 AM
Post traumatic stress disorder — suffering in silence
Will a season of catastrophes and shootings increase the risk for insurers and victims?

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 7:30 AM
Building a successful property subrogation program
Approximately 15% of claims are closed without identifying subro opportunities.

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 7:00 AM

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