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Trump Warns 'Madman' Kim Jong Un 'Will Be Tested Like Never Before'

Trump Warns 'Madman' Kim Jong Un 'Will Be Tested Like Never Before'President Donald Trump called North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un a “madman” who would be “tested like never before” on Friday morning, hours after the rogue nation threatened to test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 8:37 AM

James Comey's Speech Derailed By Protests During Howard University Convocation

James Comey's Speech Derailed By Protests During Howard University ConvocationFormer FBI director James Comey faced loud protests throughout his speech at Howard University’s convocation ceremony Friday, as activists chanted and sang traditional African-American spirituals over his remarks.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 12:57 PM

DHS Begins Notifying States of Russian Hacks

DHS Begins Notifying States of Russian HacksRachel Maddow reports that even though the election was months ago, the Department of Homeland Security is only now calling every state individually to let them know if they were targetted by Russian hacking efforts.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 2:01 PM

Tens Of Thousands In Puerto Rico Told To Evacuate Immediately As Dam Cracks

Tens Of Thousands In Puerto Rico Told To Evacuate Immediately As Dam CracksAbout 70,000 people in Puerto Rico’s northwestern municipalities of Isabela and Quebradillas were being urged to evacuate immediately Friday after the Guajataca Dam there was found to be in “imminent” danger of failing.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 7:27 PM

Mexico earthquake: Strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake hits Mexico City, monitor says

Mexico earthquake: Strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake hits Mexico City, monitor saysA powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake has hit Mexico City, a Mexican monitoring body has said, and there are reports from witnesses of buildings shaking. The United States Geological Survey said that the earthquake was an aftershock from a previous quake, and that already vulnerable buildings could be in danger of collapse from previous damage. “I was frightened because I thought, not again!” Alejandra Castellanos, who was on the second floor in a central neighbourhood of the city, told the Associated Press.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 10:17 AM

The 7 U.S. Wine Regions Giving Napa a Serious Run for Its Money

The 7 U.S. Wine Regions Giving Napa a Serious Run for Its Money




POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 8:00 AM

Police Shootings Are Killing Latinos

Police Shootings Are Killing LatinosLatinos involved in police shootings have been widely underrepresented in the past few years.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 7:50 AM

Red faces as Russian monument to creator of Kalashnikov depicts German rifle

Red faces as Russian monument to creator of Kalashnikov depicts German rifleThe monument in the heart of Moscow was supposed to be a tribute to Mikhail Kalashnikov, the creator of the AK-47 assault rifle. Unfortunately, things went wrong, spectacularly so. The etching on the plinth was not of a Kalashnikov but the StG 44 rifle used by the Nazis during WWII. The mistake was spotted by arms experts, the BBC reported. It left the authorities having to use an angle grinder to remove the offending image.  "A mistake has been made by the sculptor," executive director of the Russian Military Historical Society Vladislav Kononov was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies. A man uses an angle grinder as he removes a sketch allegedly featuring German StG44 rifle Credit: Mladen Antonov/AFP The AK-47 was, in fact, the Soviet answer to the Sturmgewehr 44 (StG44), which the German forces used from 1944. Determined to find an equally effective weapon, the Soviet Union launched a competition, which was won by Mikhail Kalashnikov. Having been wounded at the Battle of Bryansk, Kalashnikov began designing weapons. The AK-47 has been in use since the late 1940s. Kalashnikov, who died in 2013, aged 94 made little money out of his invention. Rather ruefully he said he wished he had designed a lawnmower. Although the AK-47 remains the most popular assault rifle in the world, last year the Kalashnikov company said it was branching out into menswear. "Kalashnikov is a global brand," said Kalashnikov's marketing director, Vladimir Dmitriyev, "and we rightly believe that clothing and souvenir products with our symbol will be in demand among buyers."




POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 6:53 PM

Michelle Obama makes first public appearance in months -- and she looks stunning!

Michelle Obama makes first public appearance in months -- and she looks stunning!The former first lady was spotted at a tech conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, her first public appearance since late July, on Thursday evening.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 3:22 PM

As Russia probe turns to fake Facebook ads, Trump follows with a tweet

As Russia probe turns to fake Facebook ads, Trump follows with a tweetPresident Trump continued his efforts to belittle accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election on Friday, turning to the latest set of charges, involving targeted political ads placed on Facebook by accounts linked to the Kremlin.




POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 10:58 AM

News – Insurance Journal

How Home Values Track with High, Low Risk of Natural Hazards: ATTOM Data
Americans are still buying homes in areas with high risk of natural hazards and the homes in those cities continue to appreciate in value far faster than homes in low natural hazard locales. However, the effect on home values of …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:48 PM
Ratings of Illinois’ Prime Insurance Company Upgraded
A.M. Best has upgraded the Financial Strength Rating to A (Excellent) from A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to “a” from “a-” of Prime Insurance Company (PIC) in Chicago, Ill. The outlook of these ratings has been revised …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:39 PM
Ohio Increases Fines Against Pipeline Developer to $2.3M
Ohio’s environmental regulators have more than doubled the proposed fines against a company building a natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Michigan, saying the two sides are at an impasse. The fines now stand at $2.3 million and stem …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:36 PM
Jump in Energy Contract Lawsuits Expected in Harvey’s Wake
Lawyers expect a spate of force majeure contract lawsuits after Hurricane Harvey tore through Southeast Texas and parts of Louisiana last month, paralyzing a fifth of U.S. fuel output and pushing some oil production offline. Hurricanes and other natural disasters …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:19 PM
U.S. and EU Sign Covered Agreement on Insurance Regulation
The United States and European Union have scheduled a ceremony for today for the signing of a bilateral agreement on prudential insurance and reinsurance measures. Both sides announced in July their intention to sign the agreement, also known as a …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:13 PM
Researchers: FEMA’s Houston Flood Maps Outdated Long Before Harvey
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s flood plain maps for parts of southeastern Houston were woefully out-of-date long before Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Texas coast, a new study suggests. Researchers at Rice University and Texas A&M University at Galveston studied one …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:06 PM
Minnesota Gov. Cranks Up Pressure on Feds to Protect Health Programs
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton blasted federal health officials on Sept. 20 for holding up approval of a program meant to lower health insurance costs and threatening millions of dollars in cuts to health care for the working poor. State lawmakers …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:04 PM
Sullivan Appointed as Texas Insurance Commissioner
Texas has a new insurance commissioner. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has named Kent Sullivan to serve as insurance commissioner and head of the Texas Department of Insurance. His term expires Feb. 1, 2019. The post has been vacant following the …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 3:45 PM
SEC Hacking Latest in Series of Government Agency Cyber Breaches
A major computer hack at America’s top stock market regulator is the latest sign that data stored in the highest reaches of the U.S. government remains vulnerable to cyber attacks, despite efforts across multiple presidencies to limit high-profile breaches that …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 3:41 PM
New Bridge Design Tested by Nevada Quake Lab Following Mexico Quake
Scientists at a Nevada earthquake lab this week tested new bridge designs with connectors they say are innovative and created to better withstand violent temblors and speed reconstruction efforts after major quake damage. University of Nevada, Reno engineers performed the …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 3:10 PM

Agent & Broker

People on the move in the P&C insurance industry: Sept 22, 2017
News from Baldwin & Lyons Inc., American Technologies Inc., Sharestates and more.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 12:00 PM
5 South Florida lawyers arrested in alleged insurance fraud scheme
Detectives arrested five South Florida personal injury attorneys accused of participating in an insurance fraud with lucrative kickbacks.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 6:30 AM
Is it possible to fix the healthcare system?
Congress needs to understand the basic tenets of insurance before it can take action.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 6:00 AM
Bake the cake: The 6 P’s to insurance sales excellence
After spending 20 years in sales with corporate America, the author has determined that a good sale is like baking a cake.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 6:00 AM
5 warning signs of an embezzler
It might be hard to catch an embezzler because some of the characteristics of him or her may be counterintuitive.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
Hurricane Maria's destruction in pictures
The deadly hurricane continues its path of destruction through the Caribbean.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 6:15 PM
More hurricane aid pledged as lawmakers tour Houston-area damage
Congress will need to provide 'substantially more' money for hurricane recovery than the initial $15.25 billion passed earlier this month, Texas Senator Ted Cruz said.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 2:20 PM
Enter NU’s Excellence in Cyber Security Risk Management Award today!
Nominate your cybersecurity program for NU's Excellence in Cyber Security Risk Management Award before time runs out.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 1:45 PM
SEC says hack may have led to illegal trading profits
The vulnerability of governments and businesses to cyberattacks was exposed again Wednesday when a top U.S. financial regulator said hackers had breached its electronic database of market-moving corporate announcements.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 12:16 PM
Boston could use the help of a zombie hurricane to avoid Maria
Hurricane Maria continued its thunderous roll northward as forecasters struggled to pin down a trajectory. Whether the storm makes landfall again could be determined by a zombie.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 11:46 AM

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