Reuters: Top News
|U.S. grand jury indicts woman on charges of being Russian agent
A U.S. grand jury returned an indictment against a Russian woman on Tuesday, and added a charge accusing her of acting as a Russian government agent while developing ties with American citizens and infiltrating political groups.
POSTED JULY 17, 2018 7:16 PM
|Las Vegas hotel seeks immunity from lawsuits by shooting victims
The owners of Mandalay Bay, the Las Vegas hotel from which a gunman launched the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, have filed countersuits against victims seeking immunity from damage claims they might bring.
POSTED JULY 17, 2018 7:13 PM
|Hawaii tour boats return to volcano zone after 'lava bomb'
Tour boats offering a close-up look at lava pouring from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano into the Pacific Ocean returned to the waters off the Big Island on Tuesday under new safety rules, a day after 23 passengers were injured by ash and molten rock.
POSTED JULY 17, 2018 7:00 PM
|Trade war puts the hoof into U.S. pig part exports to China
Before the U.S.-China trade war, American pig processors exported nine out of every 10 pigs' feet and heads they shipped overseas to China and Hong Kong - for prices higher than they would fetch anywhere else.
POSTED JULY 17, 2018 6:45 PM
|Netflix shares take hit as subscriber slip hints at 'lumpy' road ahead
Shares of Netflix Inc headed for their worst day in two years on Tuesday, falling as much as 14 percent after reporting a surprise shortfall in new subscribers in a quarter marked by the lack of a blockbuster new show and World Cup soccer.
POSTED JULY 17, 2018 6:22 PM
|Fed's Powell: Years of strong jobs, low inflation still ahead
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said on Tuesday he sees the United States on track for years more of steady growth, but was challenged in a congressional hearing by senators worried the Trump administration's trade policies were already damaging businesses in their districts.
POSTED JULY 17, 2018 6:22 PM
|Judge denies motion by Trump ex-campaign chief to move Virginia trial
A federal judge in Virginia on Tuesday denied a motion by former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort to move a trial set to start next week from the Washington suburb of Alexandria to the city of Roanoke, Virginia.
POSTED JULY 17, 2018 6:21 PM
|Trump tries to calm political storm over Putin summit, says he misspoke
U.S. President Donald Trump tried on Tuesday to calm a storm over his failure to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, saying he misspoke in a joint news conference in Helsinki.
POSTED JULY 17, 2018 6:10 PM
|Exclusive: Trump's defense chief open to first talks with Russian counterpart - sources
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is open to the possibility of the first talks since 2015 between the defense chiefs of the United States and Russia, a move that would deepen communication between Washington and Moscow, U.S. officials said.
POSTED JULY 17, 2018 5:56 PM
|Separated immigrants win deportation reprieves from two U.S. judges
Lawyers for immigrant families separated by the U.S. government at the border with Mexico said a federal judge's order barring rapid deportations until at least next Tuesday would give their clients breathing room as they decided their next steps.
POSTED JULY 17, 2018 5:52 PM
News – Insurance Journal
|Washington Asbestos Removal Company Fined $229K for Unsafe Conditions
An Edmonds, Wash.-based asbestos removal contractor has been cited by the Washington Department of Labor & Industries for multiple willful safety violations for improper handling of asbestos. Along with the citations, the company faces fines totaling $229,700. L&I has cited …
POSTED JULY 17, 2018 6:32 PM
|Mueller Industries Settles Disability Discrimination Suit in California for $1M
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has settled a disability discrimination lawsuit in California against a global metal goods manufacturer Mueller Industries Inc. for $1 million and other injunctive relief. According to the EEOC, Memphis, Tenn.-based Mueller violated federal law …
POSTED JULY 17, 2018 6:26 PM
|Oklahoma City Spending to Improve Traffic Issues, Prepping for Self-Driving Cars
A city in central Oklahoma is spending millions of dollars preparing for self-driving cars while working to alleviate traffic problems. Edmond Traffic Engineer Tom Minnick told The Oklahoman that the city is laying down infrastructure for autonomous vehicles. The $5 …
POSTED JULY 17, 2018 6:18 PM
|Loss Estimate for Europe’s Storm Friederike (aka DAVID) Rises to €1.7B ($2.0B): PERILS
The third insured loss estimate for extratropical Cyclone Friederike, also known as “David,” has risen to €1.675 billion ($2.0 billion), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organisation that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. PERILS’ third estimate of the insured property …
POSTED JULY 17, 2018 4:46 PM
|QBE, AmWINS Launch E&O Coverage for Architects, Engineers, Design Businesses
QBE North America has formed a partnership with AmWINS Program Underwriters (APU) to offer errors and omissions coverage for architects, engineers and design (A&E) businesses. The launch is part of QBE’s initiative to expand its specialized portfolio. APU’s A&E program …
POSTED JULY 17, 2018 4:13 PM
|Court Finds Travelers Crime Policy Covers Money Transfer Loss Due to Email Spoofing
For the second time in about a week, a federal appeals court has sided with a commercial policyholder where the insurer denied coverage under a computer fraud provision of a crime insurance policy for a money transfer involving fraudulent emails. …
POSTED JULY 17, 2018 3:56 PM
|Baylor in Texas Settles Suit with Woman Who Accused Players of Rape
Baylor University has settled a federal Title IX lawsuit brought by a former volleyball player who alleged that she was drugged and gang raped by at least four football players in 2012. Terms of last week’s settlement with the woman, …
POSTED JULY 17, 2018 3:07 PM
|Feds Investigating Crane Vs. Power Line Worker Death at Ohio Home
The federal worker safety agency is investigating the death of a man in southwest Ohio who was electrocuted when a crane touched a power line at a home under construction. WLWT-TV reports the accident occurred last week in Butler County’s …
POSTED JULY 17, 2018 3:05 PM
|Passenger Bus Crash in New Mexico Kills 3, Injures 24
A crash involving a commercial passenger bus and three other vehicles on a New Mexico highway early Sunday killed three people and injured 24 others, some critically, authorities said. One of the people killed was in a car that struck …
POSTED JULY 17, 2018 2:39 PM
|The Dentists Insurance Co. in California Names Spinelli CEO
The boards of directors for the Sacramento, Calif.-based Dentists Insurance Co., Northwest Dentists Insurance Co. and Dentists Benefits Insurance Co. have named Bob Spinelli president and CEO. In addition to leading all operations at TDIC, DBIC and NORDIC, Spinelli will …
POSTED JULY 17, 2018 2:35 PM