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26 06, 2017

Many Coastal Homeowners Remain Unfamiliar With Hurricane Deductibles

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Almost five years after Superstorm Sandy, one third of homeowners in several coastal states are still unaware of hurricane deductibles and how they work, a new Insurance Research Council (IRC) poll has found. The findings come as the National Oceanic …

26 06, 2017

Police Shooting Settlements Remove Gamble of Jury Awards

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The $1.5 million awarded this week to the parents of Michael Brown is the latest of several large settlements involving black suspects who were killed by police, but it’s far from the largest. A federal judge in St. Louis on …

26 06, 2017

Dash Cam Viral Video Captures Oregon Road Rage Crash

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An Oregon, man who purchased a dashboard camera found himself in demand after a June 3 road rage incident that ended with a car suspended on the cable stay of a power pole. The surprise incident became a viral sensation …

26 06, 2017

Attitudes, Legal Standards’ Impact on Police Convictions

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In the three years since fatal police shootings of unarmed black people launched the Black Lives Matter movement, few officers have been charged and none has been convicted by juries in the highest-profile deaths that inspired protests across the country. …

26 06, 2017

Studies of Oklahoma’s Largest Earthquake Included in Seismology Journal

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Oklahoma’s largest recorded earthquake affected geological structures both above and below ground last year, but experts caution there still is much that scientists don’t know the 5.8-magnitude temblor that struck near Pawnee. Ten separate academic studies into the Sept. 3 …

26 06, 2017

London Fire Fallout Widens, Hundreds Evacuated From Apartment Towers

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The scope of Britain’s fire-safety crisis broadened Saturday as London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers due to concerns about fire doors and insulation around gas pipes. Hundreds of residents hastily packed their bags, with many angry and …

22 06, 2017

Waymo Says Ex-Uber CEO Knew of Engineer’s Google Info

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Ousted Uber Technologies Inc. head Travis Kalanick learned early last year that the engineer who until recently oversaw the company’s driverless car project possessed discs of information from Google, according to a court filing. Kalanick, who resigned under pressure Monday, …

23 06, 2017

Dutch Bike Lock App Blocks Rider’s Phone

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A telecom company in the Netherlands has teamed up with the country’s traffic safety authority to develop a bicycle lock that also blocks its mobile network, in a move aimed at protecting young riders who regularly pedal through busy streets …

23 06, 2017

Why Some Planes Don’t Fly in High Heat

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When it comes to getting airplanes off the ground in broiling weather, it’s not the heat or the humidity. It’s the air density. Hotter air gets thin, making it harder to take off and land safely, mostly for smaller jets. …

23 06, 2017

Report of Major California Quake a False Alarm

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The only tremors from a reported major earthquake off the California coast came on the internet. Seismologists said Wednesday’s automatically generated report of a magnitude 6.8 quake in the Pacific Ocean 10 miles west of Santa Barbara was a false …