22 02, 2019

Dropped Thermos May Have Been Behind Deadly 2017 New York Bus Crash

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A dropped thermos wedged between the brake and accelerator pedals of a charter bus may have been behind a 2017 crash in Flushing, New York, that killed three people, U.S. transportation investigators said Thursday. The motorcoach ran a red light …

22 02, 2019

Baltimore Sues Chemical Company Monsanto Over PCB Pollution

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Baltimore has filed a lawsuit against the agrochemical giant Monsanto and two other companies, accusing them of polluting city waterways and stormwater. The legal effort focuses on PCBs, the industrial chemicals that have long accumulated in animals, plants and people …

22 02, 2019

New Jersey Woman Sentenced to Prison for Stealing $190K from Former Employer

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A former site manager for a temporary staffing agency in New Jersey has been sentenced to prison for stealing $190,000 from the agency. Xiomara Jovel, 47, of Roselle, N.J., was sentenced to three years in state prison by Superior Court …

22 02, 2019

China Regulator to Retain Control of Anbang Insurance Group Until Next Year

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China’s banking and insurance regulator said on Friday it will extend its control of Anbang Insurance Group Co. Ltd. for one year to Feb. 22, 2020. The regulator will maintain the stable operation of Anbang and protect the interests of …

22 02, 2019

U.S. Working with Mexico, Canada to Block African Swine Fever

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The United States, Canada and Mexico are coordinating efforts to prevent the arrival of a highly contagious swine disease that has swept through China’s hog herd and parts of Europe, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Thursday. The disease, …

22 02, 2019

Michael Jackson Estate $100M Lawsuit Alleges ‘Character Assassination’ by HBO

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The estate of Michael Jackson sued HBO for $100 million over what it says is the “posthumous character assassination” of the late singer in the “Leaving Neverland” documentary. The Jackson estate alleges HBO, which is owned by AT&T Inc., violated …

22 02, 2019

2 CATCo Executives Sue Markel Over Firing; Claim They Are Owed $77 Million

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Two fired executives of Markel’s Bermuda reinsurance operations are suing Markel claiming the company created a false narrative alleging they violated corporate policy by having a personal relationship in order to escape having to pay them bonuses worth millions of …

22 02, 2019

U.S. to Require Regional Response Teams for Oil Train Derailments

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Federal transportation officials are requiring railroads to establish regional response teams along oil train routes following a series of fiery derailments. The new rule is aimed at having crews and equipment ready in the event of an accident. It applies …

22 02, 2019

Washington Commissioner Disciplines, Fines Numerous Insurance Professionals

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Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler disciplined and issued numerous fines in January against insurance companies, agents and others who violated state insurance regulations. Insurance companies Pacific Blue Health Network, New York City; ordered to cease and desist from selling insurance …

22 02, 2019

Paltrow in Utah Lawsuit Says Skier Wants to Exploit Her Fame

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Gwyneth Paltrow said in a court filing that a man who accused her in a lawsuit of crashing into him at a Utah ski resort was actually the culprit in the collision and is trying to exploit her celebrity and …