19 08, 2022

Germany’s Rhine Water too Low Even for Some Empty Vessels

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BERLIN –– Water levels on Germany’s Rhine river are so low that some vessels cannot sail even when empty, a shipping cooperative said on Friday, although long-awaited rain has begun to ease bottlenecks on one of the country’s main commercial …

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

Designer Armani and Guests Flee Wildfire on Sicilian Island

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MILAN (AP) — Firefighters worked Thursday to put out the remnants of two wildfires on a Sicilian island that forced fashion designer Giorgio Armani and dozens of others to flee their vacation villas overnight. A photo from the island of …

19 08, 2022

Lloyd’s Insurers Must Exclude State-Backed Cyber-Attacks to Avoid Systemic Risks

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Lloyd’s insurers must exclude state-backed cyber-attacks in standalone (or affirmative) cyber policies, according to a Lloyd’s market bulletin issued this week. The exclusion would include liability for losses arising from both war- and non-war-related state-backed cyber-attacks. “Lloyd’s remains strongly supportive …

19 08, 2022

Disqualified for Disabilities, Railroad Workers Fight Back

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — 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 …

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

War-Damaged Ukraine Nuclear Plant Could Threaten Europe’s Energy Grid

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Diplomats concerned about an atomic accident at a war-damaged nuclear power plant in Ukraine should also turn their attention to a larger and looming danger, according to engineers who study critical infrastructure. Already only two of six reactors at the …

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

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 …

19 08, 2022

Laser Incidents Reported by U.S. Pilots Hit Record in 2021

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The number of reported incidents involving aiming of lasers at U.S. airplanes hit a record in 2021, according to a federal government report, which also said regulators should do more to address the problem. The Government Accountability Office said the …