18 06, 2021

U.S. Safety Agency Probes 10 Tesla Crash Deaths Since 2016

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WASHINGTON — U.S. auto safety regulators said on Thursday they have opened 30 investigations into Tesla crashes involving 10 deaths since 2016 where advanced driver assistance systems were suspected of use. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a …

18 06, 2021

Bamboo Insurance Acquires First American P/C Agency to Expand Nationally

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Bamboo Insurance has acquired certain of the assets of First American Property and Casualty Insurance Agency of Santa Ana, Calif. from parent company title insurer, First American Financial Corp., which is exiting the property/casualty business. The assets acquired by the …

18 06, 2021

Waymo in California Getting $2.5B to Fuel Self-Driving Ambitions

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Waymo, the self-driving car pioneer spun off from Google, isn’t allowing a recent wave of executive departures to detour its plans to expand its robotic taxi service. The Mountain View, California, company made that clear Wednesday by announcing it has …

18 06, 2021

FEMA Extends Aid Deadline in 31 Kentucky Counties Hit by Flooding

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Federal emergency officials have extended a deadline for Kentuckians to register for assistance due to damage from severe flooding, Gov. Andy Beshear said. The deadline to apply for help from the Individual Assistance program is now July 8, he said. …

18 06, 2021

Return to Work Delayed by Doctors Ignoring Treatment Guidelines for Back Pain: Study

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Medical guidelines help doctors understand the best way to treat health conditions yet many doctors do not adhere to them, and this is a problem in particular for patients with back pain, according to scientists at University of Utah Health …

18 06, 2021

Grim California Wildfire Outlook Has Insurers Forking Over Big Bucks for Modeling

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Severe drought and searing temperatures are not the only proof that Californians should be worried about wildfires this year. A glaring piece of evidence that there’s ample cause for concern is this: those who will be on the hook for …

18 06, 2021

Suit Filed Against 11 Skilled Nursing Facilities in New York for Fraud, Unnecessary Services

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A civil healthcare fraud lawsuit against 11 New York-based skilled nursing facilities alleges that they fraudulently inflated Medicare reimbursements by prolonging patient stays without regard to patients’ medical needs. The suit also alleges these facilities billed for excessive rehabilitation therapy …

18 06, 2021

Fire-Ravaged Ship Sinks, Prompting Sri Lankan Pollution Fear

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A container ship carrying chemicals sank off Sri Lanka’s capital on Thursday nearly a month after catching fire, raising concerns about a possible environmental disaster. The ship’s operator said the wreck of the Singapore-flagged X-Press …

18 06, 2021

Ex-Shake Shack Worker in New York Accused of Poisoning Cops’ Shakes Sues

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A former New York Shake Shack manager has filed a lawsuit against the Detectives’ Endowment Association, the Police Benevolent Association, and about 20 unnamed officers accusing them of false arrest and defamation. Marcus Gilliam and other employees were accused by …

18 06, 2021

Banning Spectators Is ‘Least Risky’ Option for Tokyo 2020 Games: Medical Experts

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TOKYO – Japanese medical experts said on Friday that banning spectators at the Olympics was the least risky option for holding the Games, even as they appeared resigned to the possibility of fans in venues during the COVID-19 pandemic. The …