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Wisconsin flipped for Trump. Minnesota nearly did. What do their primaries predict for the midterms?

Wisconsin flipped for Trump. Minnesota nearly did. What do their primaries predict for the midterms?The results of Tuesday’s primaries in Minnesota and Wisconsin were the latest in a series of revealing soundings from the region — tremors on the electoral Richter scale that help delineate the underlying forces shaping American politics.




POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 6:42 PM

Stranded Parrot 'Turns Air Blue' Cursing Out Firefighter During Rescue Attempt

Stranded Parrot 'Turns Air Blue' Cursing Out Firefighter During Rescue AttemptJessie the parrot was decidedly unimpressed when a firefighter came to rescue




POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 6:13 AM

These Are The Chilling Stories Of Abuse Covered Up By The Catholic Church

These Are The Chilling Stories Of Abuse Covered Up By The Catholic ChurchFor decades, stories about clerical sexual abuse committed by Pennsylvania




POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 9:20 PM

10 pieces to pack if you're planning a trip within your trip under $50

10 pieces to pack if you're planning a trip within your trip under $50From cross-country road trips to intercontinental excursions, it’s not out of




POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 6:01 AM

Unite The Right Organizer Jason Kessler Gets Yelled At By Dad: 'Get Out Of My Room!'

Unite The Right Organizer Jason Kessler Gets Yelled At By Dad: 'Get Out Of My Room!'The "master race" strikes again.




POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 2:31 PM

National Guard deploys thousands of soldiers to California

National Guard deploys thousands of soldiers to CaliforniaNational Guard soldiers are supporting response efforts, providing unique military capabilities to contain the fires.




POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 5:33 PM

Gaza fisherman battles poverty with plastic bottle boat

Gaza fisherman battles poverty with plastic bottle boatWith hundreds of empty plastic bottles collected from the shores of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, fisherman Muath Abu Zeid has turned litter into a floating source of income. The Palestinian father-of-four used glue and old nets to bind the bottles into a small fishing boat that he hopes will help him support his family. A broad slab of wood lashed to the top serves as a seat, allowing the Abu Zeid to row a few hundred meters out from shore -- far enough to go fishing.




POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 3:25 PM

Rising sea levels threatens coastal cities with more tsunamis, scientists warn

Rising sea levels threatens coastal cities with more tsunamis, scientists warnTsunamis will become more common and more ferocious with global warming, scientists have warned after a study found that global sea level rises will increase the risk of coastal cities being wiped out. Smaller earthquakes that currently pose no serious tsunami threat could unleash waves capable of inundating coastal cities, researchers found in a study focusing on the city of Macau in China. Currently it is considered safe from tsunamis, despite lying within a major earthquake zone. At today's sea level, it would take a very powerful earthquake tipping past magnitude 8.8 to cause widespread tsunami flooding in Macau. But a half-metre rise in sea level - predicted to occur in the region by 2060 - could more than double the chances of a huge tsunami swamping the territory, according to the research. A three-foot sea level rise, expected by 2100, would increase the risk up to 4.7 times. The source of the earthquake danger is the Manila Trench, a massive crack in the floor of the South China Sea formed by the collision of two tectonic plates. It has generated numerous earthquakes, though none larger than magnitude 7.8 since the 1560s. A modest rise in sea levels would greatly amplify the tsunami threat from smaller earthquakes, the computer simulation study showed. Cities most prone to natural disaster Lead researcher Dr Robert Weiss, from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in the US, said: "Our research shows that sea-level rise can significantly increase the tsunami hazard, which means that smaller tsunamis in the future can have the same adverse impacts as big tsunamis would today. "The South China Sea is an excellent starting point for such a study because it is an ocean with rapid sea-level rise and also the location of many mega cities with significant worldwide consequences if impacted." The team's findings are reported in the journal Science Advances.




POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 1:00 AM

Eight-second 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet Debuts on Woodward, Must Be Trailered There

Eight-second 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet Debuts on Woodward, Must Be Trailered ThereFord's turn-key drag-racing special pulls at the heart strings with a name from Mustang's past.




POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 1:02 PM

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's trial in Alexandria, Va.

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's trial in Alexandria, Va.Closing arguments were expected Wednesday in the trial of Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman accused of tax evasion and bank fraud.




POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 8:00 AM

News – Insurance Journal

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 Amazon.com 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

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