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19 08, 2022

Hurricane Winds, Fierce Storms Leave 7 Dead in France, Italy

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PARIS (AP) — Violent thunderstorms and hurricane-force winds left at least seven dead Thursday in France and Italy, uprooting trees in Tuscany and on the French island of Corsica and ripping away brick shards from St. Mark’s famed bell tower …

19 08, 2022

New Orleans Officials Seek to End Federal Oversight of Police

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New Orleans officials asked a federal judge Tuesday to end court-supervised oversight of its police department under a pact negotiated with the U.S. Justice Department a decade ago, after deadly police shootings of civilians following Hurricane Katrina cast renewed scrutiny …

19 08, 2022

Iowa Council Member Countersues Police Officers over Protest Arrest

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A Des Moines council member is countersuing two police officers who took the unusual step earlier this year of suing several people who participated in a 2020 protest following a Minneapolis officer’s killing of George Floyd. Councilwoman Indira Sheumaker’s countersuit …

19 08, 2022

Settlement Requires Arkansas Senator to Unblock Critics on Social Media

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An Arkansas state senator will be required to unblock critics from his social media accounts under a settlement a national atheists’ group said it reached with the state on Wednesday. American Atheists announced the settlement in its federal lawsuit against …

19 08, 2022

Disqualified for Disabilities, Railroad Workers Push Back

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After Terrence Hersey had a stroke on the way home from his railroad job in 2015, he underwent months of therapy to learn how to put words together in sentences and learn to walk again. He had to relearn how …

19 08, 2022

16 Dead, 18 Missing in flash flood in Western China

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BEIJING (AP) — A sudden rainstorm in western China triggered a landslide that diverted a river and caused flash flooding in populated areas, killing at least 16 people and leaving 18 others missing, Chinese state media said Thursday. Rescuers, who …

19 08, 2022

AM Best Downgrades Credit Rating of Missouri’s Cameron Mutual

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AM Best has downgraded the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) to “bb” (Fair) from “bb+” (Fair) and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of B (Fair) of Cameron Mutual Insurance Company (Cameron Mutual) (Cameron, MO). The outlook of the …

19 08, 2022

People Moves: Moody’s, RMS Names Hare Managing Director of APAC; Catalina Hires Diaz-Matos as Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Legal Officer

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This edition of International People Moves details appointments at RMS and and Catalina. A summary of these new hires follows here. Moody’s, RMS Appoints Hare MD of APAC Andrew Hare has been appointed managing director, Asia Pacific at RMS, the …

19 08, 2022

AGs: Lender Heaped Insurance Plans onto Unwitting Borrowers

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Maryland-based lender deceived its loan customers by selling them insurance policies they didn’t ask for or know about in many cases, the attorneys general of a handful of states claimed in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in …

19 08, 2022

Lawsuit Alleges Ambassador Captive Used to Create Fake Insurance Policies

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The owners of one of the oldest insurance agencies in Texas must have felt pretty surprised when they were named in a federal lawsuit brought by an AIG company, alleging the agency was part of an elaborate fraud that forged …