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20 05, 2024

Judge Denies Request to Discard $38M Verdict in New Hampshire Youth Center Abuse Case

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The judge who oversaw a landmark trial about New Hampshire’s youth detention center has refused to discard the $38 million verdict, saying the facility’s leadership “either knew and didn’t care or didn’t care to learn the truth” about endemic physical …

20 05, 2024

English Fishing Village Told to Boil Water After Parasite Outbreak Sickens Over 45 People

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A scenic fishing village in southwestern England was under instructions to boil its tap water for a third day on Friday after a parasite sickened more than 45 people in the latest example of Britain’s troubled water system. Around 16,000 …

20 05, 2024

Houston Windstorm Causes Preliminary Economic Loss of $5-7B: AccuWeather

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The destructive windstorm that blew out windows in downtown Houston and left hundreds of thousands of southeast Texas residents without power caused upwards of $5-7 billion in total damage and economic loss, according to preliminary estimates by AccuWeather. Thousands of …

20 05, 2024

Greater Chance of Major Hurricane on East Coast This Year, Less in Gulf, Scientist Says

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Multiple computer models from forecasting organizations across the globe have predicted a very active hurricane season starting next month, spelling trouble for Florida and much of the Eastern United States. The models aren’t wrong, said Phil Klotzbach, a senior research …

20 05, 2024

Former Executive Alleges Gender Bias, Retaliatory Firing by NEXT Insurance

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A former chief corporate officer for NEXT Insurance is accusing the company and its chief executive officer of gender and disability discrimination in the workplace and of firing her in retaliation for her request for medical leave for cancer surgery. …

20 05, 2024

Arizona Wildfire Growing Amid Windy Conditions

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A wildfire has led the U.S. Forest Service to shut down a portion of the Tonto National Forest has grown to more than 14,000 acres. The Wildcat Fire increased in size because of windy weather conditions Sunday, prompting the Tonto …

20 05, 2024

Despite Consumer Watchdog’s Supreme Court Win, CFPB Powers Still on Chopping Block

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The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision safeguarding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau—the nation’s consumer finance watchdog—earned plaudits from supporters of robust federal regulation. But their praise for the court may prove short-lived. Powered by its 6-3 conservative majority, the court has …

20 05, 2024

CIAB: Commercial P/C Premiums Increase 7.7% in Q1 2024

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Overall commercial property/casualty premiums increased slightly for all account sizes to 7.7% on average in the first quarter 2024. According to The Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers’ Q1 Market Survey, the 7.7% average increase in Q1 compared to 7% …

20 05, 2024

Coast Guard Studying if Other Bridges at Risk After Baltimore Collapse

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The U.S. Coast Guard said it is evaluating whether other bridges nationwide are at risk after a cargo ship crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore in March, killing six people and destroying the Patapsco River crossing. Coast …

20 05, 2024

After Loss at Alabama Mercedes Plants, UAW Vows to Regroup and Try Again

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A decisive vote against the United Auto Workers union at two Mercedes factories in Alabama on Friday sidetracked the UAW’s grand plan to sign up workers at nonunion plants mainly in the South. But newly elected …