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Focus on PG&E as California Wildfire Victims SueOpen in a New Window

Northern California homeowners allege in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. failed to adequately protect its power lines before the region’s deadly wildfires, a theory that state investigators are considering as they try to determine the …

 

Business News: Progressive, Hiscox, Berkley AspireOpen in a New Window

Progressive Announces New Flo Chatbot Progressive Insurance announced a new Flo Chatbot experience on Facebook Messenger. The tool, enhanced by artificial intelligence and quoting technology, is now available for all Messenger users via Flo, the Progressive Girl’s Facebook page. The …

 

Autonomous Cars Would Ease Traffic, Increase SprawlOpen in a New Window

A new study inspired by Boston’s early experiments with self-driving cars finds that the technology could ease congestion, but might also lead to more cars on the road and further encourage urban sprawl. The report, released Tuesday by the Boston …

 

Smartphones Are Killing Americans, But Nobody’s CountingOpen in a New Window

Jennifer Smith doesn’t like the term “accident.” It implies too much chance and too little culpability. A “crash” killed her mother in 2008, she insists, when her car was broadsided by another vehicle while on her way to pick up …

 

DFS Finalizes Regulation to Strengthen New York No-Fault Insurance LawOpen in a New Window

A new regulation issued by the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) aims to curb costs and abuses of New York’s no-fault insurance law while leveling the playing field for New York insurers, according to a DFS press …

 

NTSB: Pilot in 2016 Balloon Crash Was as Impaired as a Drunk DriverOpen in a New Window

The pilot in the deadliest hot air balloon crash in U.S. history was likely impaired by opioids and sedatives when he ignored weather warnings and flew the ride into a power line, investigators said Tuesday. Besides Valium and oxycodone, there …

 

Entangled Dock Line Blamed for Rhode Island Tall Ship CrashOpen in a New Window

The owner of a tall ship that crashed into four other boats after a seafood festival is blaming the crash on a dock line that became entangled on its two propellers. The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry crashed Sunday in Newport …

 

Toyota’s Use of AI Highlights Reading of Driver EmotionsOpen in a New Window

Driving sleepy? Hungry? Toyota will be highlighting an array of experimental technologies aimed at improving safety and anticipating drivers’ desires at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. Toyota Motor Corp. manager Makoto Okabe told reporters Monday that the use …

 

$4M Payout for Lost Ring Not Enough, Ex-Tulsa Mayor Sues Insurer, AgentOpen in a New Window

The former mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma, is suing an insurance company and broker because she says the $4 million she received for a lost blue diamond ring isn’t enough. The Tulsa World reports that Kathy Taylor’s federal lawsuit filed in …

 

Latest Gulf Coast Oil Spill May Be Largest Since 2010 BP DisasterOpen in a New Window

An oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last week may be the largest in the U.S. since the 2010 blowout at BP Plc’s Macondo well that sank the Deepwater Horizon rig and killed 11 people. LLOG Exploration Co. reported …

 

Intel Proposes System to Make Self-Driving Cars BlamelessOpen in a New Window

Intel Corp. has developed a system it says ensures that self-driving vehicles can’t cause accidents where they are at fault, an effort to reassure a skeptical public and help speed adoption of driverless cars on the road. The world’s largest …

 

Cause of Fatal Honolulu High-Rise Fire Remains UnknownOpen in a New Window

Honolulu investigators can’t determine the cause of a deadly high-rise apartment building fire that resulted in more than $107 million in damage, fire officials said. “The HFD fire investigators have completed an extensive and scientifically based investigation in full collaboration …

 

Colorado Proposes New Oil, Gas Line Rules After BlastOpen in a New Window

Colorado energy regulators on Monday proposed tighter rules for shutting down oil and gas pipelines after a fatal explosion blamed on natural gas leaking from a line that was thought to be out of service but was still connected to …

 

Forest Thinning Project Saved Oregon Homes From FiresOpen in a New Window

Lightning started a forest fire one August afternoon near this Oregon tourist town, and it was spreading fast. Residents in outlying areas evacuated as flames marched toward their homes. Just a few months earlier, the U.S. Forest Service and a …

 

Oil Rig Blast on Louisiana Lake Injures Many, 1 MissingOpen in a New Window

An oil rig explosion on a lake north of New Orleans, apparently caused when cleaning chemicals ignited, injured seven people and left authorities searching for another who was missing. There were “a lot of injuries,” many of them serious, with …

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