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UK Prime Minister Survives Confidence Vote but Party Is Bitterly Divided
Prime Minister Theresa May survived a confidence vote from her Conservative party on Wednesday, but more than a third of her lawmakers said she was no longer the right leader to implement Britain’s exit from the European Union. Britain’s March …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 10:48 PM
Official Figure on Insured Losses for 2018 California Wildfires Reaches $9B
The official tally for insured losses from this year’s major California wildfires is $9.05 billion – for now. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Wednesday released official figures for losses from the Camp Fire in Northern California and the Woolsey …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 7:09 PM
AM Best Downgrades Ratings of Mercury in California, Wildfires a Factor
AM Best has downgraded the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) to A (Excellent) from A+ (Superior) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICR) to “a+” from “aa-” for the members of Los Angeles, Calif.-based Mercury Casualty Group. The record wildfires …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 6:41 PM
Refreezing Still Threatens Roads After Southern Snowstorm
Seesawing temperatures across several southern states were gradually melting snow from a wintry storm, but also “transforming slushy roads into treacherous ice,” one governor warned Tuesday. Scores of schools in Virginia and North Carolina were closed for a second day, …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 5:59 PM
Wet Harvest Leads to $77M Loss for Arkansas Soybean Farmers
Agriculture experts say Arkansas soybean farmers have lost at least $77 million this year after heavy rainfall interrupted harvest season and damaged the quality of the crop. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that University of Arkansas researchers found that wet conditions …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 5:36 PM
June 20 Still the Cut Off Date for Dicamba Use in Minnesota
Minnesota is maintaining its June 20 cutoff date for farmers to use the herbicide dicamba, which has been blamed for drifting and damaging neighboring soybean fields. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture imposed the cutoff for 2018 after getting 253 reports …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 5:34 PM
Texas Agency, The Nitsche Group, Named to Baylor’s Family Business Hall of Fame
The Nitsche Group, an independent insurance agency headquartered in Giddings, Texas, has been inducted into the Hall of Fame during this year’s Family Business of the Year Awards Program hosted by Baylor University. The Nitsche Group is among only two …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 5:32 PM
4K Texas Businesses Share $3M in Early Qualifier Dividends from Texas Mutual
Austin-based workers’ compensation insurer, Texas Mutual Insurance Co., has paid more than $3 million in early qualifier dividends to approximately 4,000 newer policyholder owners across the state. This payout is the final component of the company’s $280 million record dividend …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 5:26 PM
Alera Group Acquires Ohio Employee Benefits Firm, Bailey & Company
Alera Group has acquired Bailey & Company, an employee benefits firm headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Bailey & Company specializes in a wide variety of employee benefit programs. The firm helps its clients – …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 5:23 PM
‘Ineffective’ Safeguard Cited in Husky Oil Refinery Blast in Wisconsin
An “ineffective” safeguard failed to prevent an explosive mixing of air and fuel at a Husky Energy refinery in Superior, Wisconsin, leading to a blast and fire in the plant’s gasoline-producing unit in April, a U.S. industrial safety group says. …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 5:19 PM

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Accused Russian Agent Maria Butina Reaches Plea Deal With Federal Prosecutors: Reports

Accused Russian Agent Maria Butina Reaches Plea Deal With Federal Prosecutors: ReportsMaria Butina, a Russian gun-rights activist accused of working as an agent for




POSTED DECEMBER 10, 2018 8:05 PM

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Paul Ryan Called 'Genius' While I'm 'Fraud'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Paul Ryan Called 'Genius' While I'm 'Fraud'Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Monday attacked what she




POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2018 10:38 AM

Pelosi, Dem critics discuss plan to limit top leaders' terms

Pelosi, Dem critics discuss plan to limit top leaders' termsWASHINGTON (AP) — Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats opposing her bid to become speaker have discussed new rules that would likely limit party leaders to three two-year terms, people familiar with the talks said Tuesday. The proposal, if adopted, could well restrict Pelosi to just two more years atop her party.




POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2018 3:03 PM

Russia fines Google for not complying with search results law - TASS

Russia fines Google for not complying with search results law - TASSRussia fined Google 500,000 roubles ($7,530) on Tuesday for failing to comply with a legal requirement to remove certain entries from its search results, Russia's communications watchdog was quoted as saying by TASS news agency. Russia said last month that it had opened a civil case against Google as it had not joined a state registry that lists banned websites that Moscow believes contain illegal information and was therefore not compliant with the law. Alexander Zharov, head of watchdog Roscomnadzor, said Russia could open a new case against Google if it did not fall in line with the law, TASS reported.




POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2018 5:56 AM

US military identifies 5 dead in warplanes crash off Japan

US military identifies 5 dead in warplanes crash off JapanTOKYO (AP) — The U.S. military has identified five Marines who were declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan's southern coast.




POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 8:59 AM

Don Lemon Fact-Checks Donald Trump's 'Flat-Out Lie' About Barack Obama's Campaign

Don Lemon Fact-Checks Donald Trump's 'Flat-Out Lie' About Barack Obama's CampaignDon Lemon is done with President Donald Trump's claims that campaign finance




POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2018 4:51 AM

Michael Flynn's lawyers request no prison time, defend cooperation with Mueller team

Michael Flynn's lawyers request no prison time, defend cooperation with Mueller teamFlynn's lawyers defend cooperation with Robert Mueller; ask for no prison time




POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2018 10:17 PM

Khashoggi, other persecuted journalists named Time 'Person of the Year'

Khashoggi, other persecuted journalists named Time 'Person of the Year'Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in October at his country's Istanbul consulate, was named Time magazine's "Person of the Year" Tuesday, an honor he shared with other persecuted journalists dubbed as "guardians" of the truth. Among those named with Khashoggi were Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo -- currently imprisoned in Myanmar -- and the staff of the Capital Gazette in the US city of Annapolis, including five members killed in a June shooting. US President Donald Trump, the 2016 "Person of the Year," was the bookmakers' favorite this year but in the end was runner-up.




POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2018 9:33 AM

Trade Bear David Woo Hasn't Been This Nervous Since 2008

Trade Bear David Woo Hasn't Been This Nervous Since 2008The Bank of America strategist is the most worried about volatility in global markets -- particularly in the developing world -- since the 2008 financial crisis. "We’ll have a $1 trillion budget deficit, a big fight over the debt ceiling, gridlock and the U.S. economy will be slowing at the same time," Woo said from New York.




POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2018 1:21 AM

James Alex Fields Jr. Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murder Of Heather Heyer

James Alex Fields Jr. Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murder Of Heather HeyerNeo-Nazi James Alex Fields Jr. was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for




POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2018 12:40 PM

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