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Last Customers Being Reconnected to Puerto Rico Power GridOpen in a New Window

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Crews were preparing Wednesday to shut down generators that have powered an island off Puerto Rico’s coast — the last customers to be reconnected to the U.S. territory’s main power system 18 months after Hurricane …

 

Museum Recreates Katrina’s Muck in New OrleansOpen in a New Window

About the photo: Artist Aaron Angelo takes a sledgehammer to the leg of a baby grand piano in a house where two rooms are being transformed to look as they might have looked once floodwaters receded following Hurricane Katrina in …

 

Indonesian Airline Cancels Boeing 737 Max Order as Airline Plans RetrofitOpen in a New Window

AKARTA/OSLO — Indonesian airline Garuda plans to cancel a $6 billion order for Boeing 737 MAX jets, it said on Friday, saying some passengers would be frightened to board the plane after two fatal crashes, although analysts said the deal …

 

Sackler Family Accused in New Claim of Causing Opioid CrisisOpen in a New Window

The billionaire family that owns opioid-maker Purdue Pharma LP has been accused in a new lawsuit of causing the nationwide public-health crisis involving pain-killing medicines that has left thousands of Americans dead from overdoses. More than 500 U.S. cities and …

 

Fiery Houston-Area Tank Farm One of Scores Dotting Gulf CoastOpen in a New Window

A fire at a Houston-area petroleum and chemical storage complex darkened the skyline this week. Thick plumes of black smoke and the release of chemicals led to the shutdown of schools, businesses and roadways. Even though the fire at the …

 

Contractor Charged with Fraud, Accused of Lowballing PayrollOpen in a New Window

The owner of a Revere, Mass.-based contracting company has been indicted in connection with a workers’ compensation insurance fraud scheme, according to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. Anner Valentin Amaya of Revere, Mass., was indicted by a Suffolk County Grand …

 

U.S. Probe of 737 Max, Pilot Manuals Said to Have Begun in 2018Open in a New Window

U.S. investigators began an inquiry into a stall-prevention feature in Boeing Co.’s 737 Max jets just weeks after a Lion Air jet plunged into the Java Sea off the coast of Indonesia, people familiar with the matter said. A law …

 

Insurtech Startup Pitching Chatbots for Workers’ Comp ClaimsOpen in a New Window

For years, automobile insurers have used automatic dialogue devices, called chatbots, to field calls from policyholders when they report claims. Last year, personal insurance startup Lemonade took the technology up a notch, boasting that it was closing claims in seconds …

 

Record U.S. Flood Threat to Last Through SpringOpen in a New Window

The deluge that devastated so much of the Midwest over the last week could be a preview for one of the worst years for flooding in the U.S., according to federal weather officials. Now flooding is occurring at St. Joseph, …

 

Tesla Sues, Claiming Engineer Stole Autopilot Source CodeOpen in a New Window

Tesla Inc filed a lawsuit on Thursday against a former engineer at the company, claiming he copied the source code for its Autopilot technology before joining a Chinese self-driving car startup in January. The engineer, Guangzhi Cao, copied more than …

 

‘A Few Snakes’ Turned Out to Be 45 Rattlers Under Texas HouseOpen in a New Window

ALBANY, Texas — A Texas homeowner who reported seeing “a few” snakes under his home actually had dozens of rattlesnakes living beneath his house. That’s according to Big Country Snake Removal, whose workers pulled 45 rattlesnakes from underneath the home …

 

A No-Paper Jam: Printer Ink Spill Blots All Interstate LanesOpen in a New Window

A truck carrying 40,000 pounds of printer ink overturned on an Atlanta interstate, closing all lanes on an outer loop for four hours. That’s 5,500 gallons (20,820 liters) of ink. News outlets report a car cut in front of the …

 

Misplaced Trust Leaves Business Owners Coping with Workplace TheftsOpen in a New Window

About the photo: Deb and Kevin Durken pose for a photo in their store The Boot Shack in St. Cloud, Minn. The bookkeeper for the Durken’s store forged checks and stole an estimated $225,000 over 10 years, Deb says. NEW …

 

Bulging Rivers Spread in Midwest as Snow Adds to Flood DangerOpen in a New Window

The deluge that devastated so much of Nebraska is now moving downstream to threaten cities in Missouri and Kansas as the flood bulge makes its way toward the Mississippi River. Major flooding is occurring at St. Joseph, Missouri, with waters …

 

Toxic Clouds Shut Down Houston SuburbsOpen in a New Window

Now that the four-day fire is out at a Houston-area chemical storage complex, the real danger has emerged. Cancer-causing toxins are wafting across the eastern suburbs of the fourth-largest U.S. city, shutting roads, schools and industrial plants, and disrupting everyday …

 

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