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As Texas Windstorm Insurer Mulls Rates, Policyholders, Lawmakers Strongly Oppose Hikes
Texas’ property insurer of last resort for wind and hail in counties along the Gulf Coast is finding itself once again between a rock and a hard place — or perhaps more appropriately, between a hurricane and a tornado — …

POSTED NOVEMBER 16, 2019 12:35 AM
Venice Suffers 2nd High Tide in a Week as Italy Declares State of Emergency
Venice suffered its second exceptionally high tide in a week, with waters rising 154 centimeters (61 inches) above their benchmark late morning Friday, the Ansa news agency reported. The historic city is still reeling from the 187-centimeter tide it recorded …

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2019 6:17 PM
Michigan Recreational Pot Sales to Begin in December
The state of Michigan is opening the door to the sale of marijuana for recreational use starting in December, which is earlier than expected. The Marijuana Regulatory Agency issued an advisory bulletin on Nov. 13. It says businesses that are …

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2019 5:42 PM
U.S. Attorney: Oklahoma Man Sentenced for Stealing Almost $370K from Employer
A Tulsa, Oklahoma, man was sentenced to 15 months in prison and ordered to repay nearly $370,000 after being found guilty of stealing from his employer. Ernest Everette Howard, 49, of Tulsa, must $368,329.61 in restitution, according to the U.S. …

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2019 5:27 PM
Robotaxi Tech Proving Difficult to Perfect: Daimler CEO
Daimler has taken a “reality check” on self-driving “robotaxis,” acknowledging that making them safe is proving harder than first thought amid questions over their future earnings potential. Chief Executive Ola Kaellenius told journalists on Thursday Daimler would “rightsize” its spending …

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2019 5:25 PM
Public Consultation Launched to Help Set Global Standards for Tailings Dams
A six-week public consultation launched [in London] on Friday will help set global standards to improve mining safety, aiming to prevent any repeat of the Vale tailings dam disaster in Brazil that killed 300 people in January. Tailings dams are …

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2019 5:11 PM
Attorney: Oklahoma’s Tulsa County to Pay $10M to Settle Jail Death Suit
Officials have agreed to settle a lawsuit over the death of a 37-year-old man, who died in 2011 after lying naked in a Tulsa County, Oklahoma, jail cell for five days with a broken neck. Documents filed in federal court …

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2019 5:09 PM
Mier Named President of Texas Surplus Lines Association
Jennifer Mier, executive vice president with AmWINS Group in Dallas, has been elected president of the Texas Surplus Lines Association. Other officers elected at the group’s 64th Annual Meeting on Nov. 11 in Austin are: Vice President Amicia Hine, executive …

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2019 5:07 PM
Beer Dissing California Utility PG&E Brewing Backlash
Anger over devastating California wildfires sparked by Pacific Gas & Electric power lines is coming to a head – in a beer. And an outcry is brewing. Steve Doty, owner of Shady Oak brewery in Santa Rosa, announced a new …

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2019 5:00 PM
Müller Succeeds Fischer Hirs as CEO of AGCS; Allianz Germany Appoints Executives
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) and Allianz Deutschland AG announced leadership changes that will take effect from Dec. 1, 2019, subject to regulatory approval. Joachim Müller, currently CEO of Allianz Versicherungs-AG (the property & casualty insurer of Allianz …

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2019 4:51 PM

Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

After Roger Stone conviction, star witness against him feels 'horrible'

After Roger Stone conviction, star witness against him feels 'horrible'Randy Credico told Yahoo News that he was in tears upon learning of the verdict and did not want to see Stone go to jail because of his testimony.

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2019 2:27 PM

Stefanik embraces spotlight at impeachment hearings

Stefanik embraces spotlight at impeachment hearingsThe second day of the impeachment inquiry’s public hearings, on Friday, began the same way as the first: with an attempt by Rep. Elise Stefanik, a New York Republican, to interrupt proceedings with a procedural objection.

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2019 5:55 PM

Man caught at Houston airport with 35 pounds of liquid cocaine in shampoo bottles

Man caught at Houston airport with 35 pounds of liquid cocaine in shampoo bottlesThe U.S. Customs and Border Patrol says an arriving passenger tried to smuggle 35 pounds worth of liquid cocaine in shampoo bottles into the country.

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2019 12:15 PM

Marine deserter’s mother names him in fatal shooting

Marine deserter’s mother names him in fatal shootingThe mother of a wanted Marine told investigators that she saw her son kill her boyfriend, according to a federal criminal complaint. The criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Roanoke, Virginia, on Wednesday shows Vanessa Hanson told a U.S. Marshal that she witnessed Michael Alexander Brown, 22, fatally shoot her boyfriend, Rodney Wilfred Brown, last Saturday at a home in Hardy. The vehicle was later found near Clarendon County, South Carolina, about four hours southwest of Camp Lejeune, in North Carolina, where he had been stationed as a U.S. Marine until leaving his post last month.

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2019 3:15 PM

These are the 10 sports cars that have the best resale value 5 years after purchase

These are the 10 sports cars that have the best resale value 5 years after purchaseThe Porsche 911 coupe tops the list, losing only 37.2% of its value over five years, but the others might surprise you.

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2019 11:10 AM

Penultimate C7 Corvette Being Enshrined At National Corvette Museum

Penultimate C7 Corvette Being Enshrined At National Corvette MuseumWhile the last C7 will be in a private collection, this '19 Corvette Stingray will be on display for all to see.The final C7 Corvette rolled off the assembly line on November 14th at around 3:10 pm CT marking the end of the line for the front-engine Corvette before production begins for the all-new, mid-engine C8 'Vette. The final Corvette – a black Z06 – was auctioned off earlier in the year for $2.6 million to a software company CEO, but the second to last Corvette isn't going far. This car will be delivered at and then donated to the National Corvette Museum, which is right across the street from the Corvette's assembly plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky.This penultimate C7 was purchased by the NCM's lifetime member and supporter, Ivan Schrodt, who will take delivery of the car on November 20th via Chevy's museum delivery program. Immediately afterward, he will hand the keys over to the museum where this Corvette will be enshrined among all of the other important and significant Corvettes on display. This Corvette will be a permanent fixture at the museum, and it is a fitting send off for the C7 Corvette ahead of the highly anticipated launch of the C8.As for the second to last Corvette, it is painted in Arctic White with a Jet Black and Adrenaline Red interior. This car came in the mid-level 2LT trim level with the upgraded Z51 performance suspension, and it was also equipped with Carbon Fiber and Painted Body Color removable roofs, Carbon Flash exterior trim accents, chrome emblems, red calipers, personalized plate package, brake package, performance exhaust and chrome aluminum wheels. All in, this well-equipped Corvette had a sticker price of just over $70,000, making it quite an impressive donation to the museum.This donation ceremony will take place at the National Corvette Museum on November 20th starting at 2:00 p.m. CT, and the museum has invited the public to attend. More C7 News... * Last C7 Sells For $2.7 Million At Barrett-Jackson Auction * C7 Grand Finale: 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2019 1:12 PM

Vietnam jails music teacher for 'undermining' state

Vietnam jails music teacher for 'undermining' stateVietnam sentenced a music teacher to 11 years in prison on Friday for Facebook posts that allegedly undermined the one-party state, which has been accused of tightening the noose on online dissent. Communist Vietnam has long jailed its critics but has come under fire recently for targeting users on Facebook, a popular forum for activists in the country where all independent media is banned. Nguyen Nang Tinh is the latest activist jailed for his Facebook comments, including posts about police brutality, land rights, and a Taiwanese steel firm that dumped toxic sludge into the ocean, killing masses of fish off the coast of Vietnam.

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2019 8:11 AM

Scientists Are Fighting Over One of the Hottest Places on Earth

Scientists Are Fighting Over One of the Hottest Places on EarthSome say life can exist there. Others say no way.

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2019 11:30 AM

After 50 years, it's past time to bring human LGBTQ+ characters to America's Sesame Street

After 50 years, it's past time to bring human LGBTQ+ characters to America's Sesame StreetInternational versions of Sesame Street reflect local audiences. America is ready for gay characters but cancellation is a risk in some countries.

POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2019 8:45 AM

Trump reportedly overheard asking EU ambassador if Ukraine's president was 'going to do the investigation'

Trump reportedly overheard asking EU ambassador if Ukraine's president was 'going to do the investigation'President Trump apparently does not follow former President Theodore Roosevelt's foreign policy advice about speaking softly.David Holmes, an official from the United States Embassy in Ukraine, testified before Congress in a closed-door impeachment inquiry hearing Friday that he overheard a phone call in July between Trump and U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland while he was having lunch with the latter in Kyiv. The call reportedly took place just one day after Trump's infamous call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that sparked the impeachment inquiry.During the call, Holmes reportedly heard Trump -- who Holmes testified was speaking so loudly that Sondland had to hold the phone away from his ear -- ask Sondland if Zelensky was "going to do the investigation." Sondland reportedly responded in the affirmative, saying that Zelensky would do "anything you ask him to."After the call, Sondland reportedly told Holmes that Trump didn't care about Ukraine, except for "big stuff" like investigating former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, over the younger Biden's ties to a Ukrainian gas company.Holmes' testimony confirmed an account from acting Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor's public impeachment inquiry testimony Wednesday. Going forward, The New York Times and The Washington Post note, Sondland will almost certainly be asked about the alleged conversation during his public testimony next week. The ambassador did not mention it during his previous private testimony. Read more at The New York Times and The Washington Post.More stories from The coming death of just about every rock legend The president has already confessed to his crimes Why are 2020 Democrats so weird?

POSTED NOVEMBER 16, 2019 8:05 AM

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