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22 01, 2020

Family Sues Hawaii School Over 5-Year-Old Boy’s Death While Kayaking

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HONOLULU — The family of a 5-year-old boy who died on a kayaking excursion filed a lawsuit against the school that conducted the trip. The family of Alaric Chiu filed the lawsuit Thursday against Mid-Pacific Institute citing reckless behavior and …

23 01, 2020

Reports: Florida Real Estate Could Lose $80B in Value from Sea Rise

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Flooding due to climate change-related sea level rising, the erosion of natural barriers and long-periods of rain pose substantial economic risks to Florida, particularly to the value of South Florida real estate, according to two new reports released last week. …

22 01, 2020

4.5 Mag Quake Shook Southern Kansas on Sunday

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A magnitude 4.5 earthquake was reported in southern Kansas on Sunday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck about 2 miles (3 kilometers) southwest of Hutchinson shortly after 1 p.m. The service had initially reported that it was a …

22 01, 2020

China City at Center of Coronavirus Shuts Transport Network; 17 Deaths Reported

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BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Jan 22 Deaths from China’s new flu-like virus rose to 17 on Wednesday, with more than 540 cases confirmed, leading the city at the center of the outbreak to close transportation networks and urge citizens not to leave as …

23 01, 2020

New Mexico State University Wrongly Fired Professor, Lawsuit Charges

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A former criminal justice professor at New Mexico State University says he lost his job in retaliation for reporting misconduct at his department. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports Francisco Alatorre last month filed a lawsuit in state district court and …

22 01, 2020

AGCS Appoints Haagen as Chief Underwriting Officer Specialty, Succeeding O’Neill

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Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS), the corporate insurance carrier of Allianz Group, appointed Henning Haagen as chief underwriting officer specialty and member of the board of management, subject to regulatory approval. Effective March 1, 2020, Haagen will succeed …

23 01, 2020

Ransomware Claims Driving Up Cyber Insurance Costs

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U.S. insurers are ramping up cyber-insurance rates by as much as 25% and trying to curb exposure to vulnerable customers after a surge of costly claims, industry sources said. The changes follow a challenging year of hackers using malicious programs, …

23 01, 2020

Environmental Group Warns ‘Forever Chemicals’ Widespread in U.S. Drinking Water

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The contamination of U.S. drinking water with man-made “forever chemicals” is far worse than previously estimated with some of the highest levels found in Miami, Philadelphia and New Orleans, said a report on Wednesday by an environmental watchdog group. The …

22 01, 2020

Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Put Obamacare Appeals on Fast Track

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The U.S. Supreme Court signaled it won’t take up appeals defending Obamacare during the term that ends in June, rejecting requests by Democratic-led states and the House to put the case on a fast track. The appeals, filed separately by …

23 01, 2020

Past Decade’s Natural Disasters Broke Records for Economic, Insured Losses

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The past decade broke new records in terms of economic damages and insured losses, according to Aon’s latest catastrophe report. The costs to global economies reached US$2.98 trillion between 2010 and 2019, which was US$1.19 trillion higher than 2000-2009, said …