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17 08, 2022

FDA Receives 48,000 Reports of Faulty Philips Devices as CEO Departs

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said reports of faulty Philips ventilators and sleep apnea machines had risen in the past quarter, underlining problems facing the Dutch company, which has just announced plans to replace its CEO. Philips says …

12 08, 2022

Viewpoint: Courts Split on Labor Cost Depreciation when Calculating Actual Cash Value

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Courts are split on the question of whether it is permissible to depreciate labor costs when determining actual cash value (“ACV”). The Illinois Supreme Court’s decision in Sproull v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Co., (9/23/21), affirming the appellate court …

12 08, 2022

Teen’s Death is Latest Tragedy in Flood-Ravaged Kentucky

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The mysterious death of a high school athlete who spent days helping his fellow eastern Kentuckians clean up from historic flooding has added a new layer of grief to the tragedy. On Wednesday, Aaron “Mick” Crawford was counted as the …

12 08, 2022

Wildfires Spread, Fish Die Off amid Severe Drought in Europe

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PARIS (AP) — Firefighters from across Europe struggled Thursday to contain a huge wildfire in France that has swept through a large swath of pine forest, while Germans and Poles faced a mass fish die-off in a river flowing between …

12 08, 2022

Power Restored to Downtown Toronto After Outage Leaves Businesses in the Dark

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TORONTO — Power was restored in downtown Toronto on Thursday after an outage left the offices of Canada’s top businesses in the dark, forced the evacuation of one of the city’s biggest shopping malls and trapped people in elevators. Hydro …

12 08, 2022

Biden Admin Announces $3B in FEMA Climate Resilience Funding

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WASHINGTON –– The Biden administration on Friday announced it is putting more than $3 billion into two federal programs to help communities deal with floods, wildfires, extreme heat and other problems imposed by climate change. Funding for the Building Resilient …

8 08, 2022

Tourists Find Safety After Floods Close Death Valley Roads

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hundreds of hotel guests trapped by flash flooding at Death Valley National Park were able to drive out after crews cleared a pathway through rocks and mud, but roads damaged by floodwaters or choked with debris …

8 08, 2022

Oregon’s Wildfire Risk Map Emerges as New Climate Flashpoint

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A new map in Oregon that rated the wildfire risk of every tax lot in the state — labeling nearly 80,000 structures as high-risk — generated so much pushback from angry homeowners that officials abruptly retracted …

8 08, 2022

Fire Victims Seek over $85 Million for Tamarack Fire Damages

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RENO, Nev. (AP) — People who lost their homes and property in last summer’s Tamarack Fire in northern Nevada and California have filed a claim against the U.S. Forest Service seeking more than $85 million. The filing by attorney William …

8 08, 2022

School Dean who Shot Student Ordered to Pay $10 Million Judgment

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BOSTON (AP) — A former dean at a Boston high school known affectionately by students as “Rev” has been ordered by a federal judge to pay more than $10 million in damages to a former student he was convicted of …