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Legalized Recreational Marijuana Drives Increase in CrashesOpen in a New Window

Legalizing recreational marijuana use in Colorado, Oregon and Washington has resulted in collision claim frequencies that are about 3 percent higher overall than would have been expected without legalization, a new Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) analysis shows. This is …

 

Death Investigation Raises Concern About Qatar Stadium SafetyOpen in a New Window

An investigation into why a British man fell to his death on a building site for the 2022 Qatar soccer World Cup has raised concerns about stadium roof safety. World Cup organizers on Thursday released partial findings of an assessment …

 

Battling Wildfires Harder Due to Extreme Heat in Southwest USOpen in a New Window

An extreme heat wave in the Southwest U.S. made the fight against a series of wildfires more difficult this week, including one that has destroyed at least four homes in an Arizona town known for its wineries, authorities said. Temperatures …

 

Ohio Senate Drops Plan on Workers’ Comp Benefits for Undocumented WorkersOpen in a New Window

The Ohio Senate has rejected a House budget provision that would deny injury benefits to workers living in the U.S. illegally. The Columbus Dispatch reports Sen. Jay Hottinger, a Newark Republican, said after a hearing Tuesday that the provision is …

 

Report of Major California Quake a False AlarmOpen in a New Window

The only tremors from a reported major earthquake off the California coast came on the internet. Seismologists said Wednesday’s automatically generated report of a magnitude 6.8 quake in the Pacific Ocean 10 miles west of Santa Barbara was a false …

 

Why Some Planes Don’t Fly in High HeatOpen in a New Window

When it comes to getting airplanes off the ground in broiling weather, it’s not the heat or the humidity. It’s the air density. Hotter air gets thin, making it harder to take off and land safely, mostly for smaller jets. …

 

Dutch Bike Lock App Blocks Rider’s PhoneOpen in a New Window

A telecom company in the Netherlands has teamed up with the country’s traffic safety authority to develop a bicycle lock that also blocks its mobile network, in a move aimed at protecting young riders who regularly pedal through busy streets …

 

Waymo Says Ex-Uber CEO Knew of Engineer’s Google InfoOpen in a New Window

Ousted Uber Technologies Inc. head Travis Kalanick learned early last year that the engineer who until recently oversaw the company’s driverless car project possessed discs of information from Google, according to a court filing. Kalanick, who resigned under pressure Monday, …

 

Combustible Cladding Found on 600 Blocks Across EnglandOpen in a New Window

About 600 high-rise apartment blocks in England have been fitted with cladding similar to that used on the London tower in which 79 people died in a devastating fire last week, Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said. Tests are being …

 

Origin & Cause Report Details Chaos in Oakland Warehouse FireOpen in a New Window

Voices screamed out, “Fire!” Suddenly, the lights went out and it got harder to breathe. Many of the 36 people killed in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif., huddled together in the dark, and that’s where they died …

 

Maine Supreme Court Discusses Allocating Between Covered and Uncovered ClaimsOpen in a New Window

In Harlor v. Amica Mut. Ins. Co., 2016 ME 161, 150 A.3d. 798 (2016), the court held that when an insurance company breaches its duty to defend, the insurer has the burden of allocating settlements reached by its insured and …

 

People News: AXIS Insurance, Cunningham Lindsey US, SUNZOpen in a New Window

AXIS Insurance, a business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, announced the appointment of Meghan Anzelc, Ph.D., as vice president, Data and Analytics. In this new role, Dr. Anzelc, a trained physicist and data scientist, is responsible for implementing a …

 

Massachusetts Crash Victim’s Family Starts Nonprofit to Aid OthersOpen in a New Window

There are many ways for people to cope with loss, and for Beverly and George Savage, coping meant helping others in similar situations. “I had heard this saying, grief is love bottled up, and for me once you no longer …

 

NICB Reports 1% Increase in U.S. Watercraft Thefts in 2016Open in a New Window

Reflecting a similar experience with vehicles, the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s (NICB) annual watercraft theft report shows a one percent increase in watercraft theft in 2016, reversing a multi-year downward trend. A total of 5,116 watercraft were reported stolen between …

 

Cindy Disrupts Business as States Warned of Catastrophic FloodingOpen in a New Window

Tropical Storm Cindy has halted service at a major oil terminal in the Gulf of Mexico, prompted some evacuations at rigs and platforms and put states from Texas to Florida on notice for life-threatening floods. Cindy was 200 miles (322 …

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