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  • Gov’t Report Accuses NHTSA of Inadequate Recall Monitoring July 20, 2018 1:10 pm
    An investigation has found that the U.S. government’s highway safety agency failed to act quickly on a consumer complaint, and that could have delayed recalls of dangerous Takata airbag inflators. A report by the Transportation Department’s Inspector General also found …
    TOM KRISHER
  • Scenic California Highway Near Big Sur Reopens After Landslide July 20, 2018 9:32 am
    A scenic stretch of Highway 1 in a popular tourist area along the California coast reopened to traffic Wednesday, more than a year after it was blocked by a massive landslide, officials said. The newly built, two-lane stretch of road …
  • North Dakota Seeks New RV Safety Standards After Tornado July 20, 2018 9:30 am
    A deadly tornado that recently struck a western North Dakota city has prompted state and local officials to call for increased safety standards for RV parks that often house oilfield workers and families. McKenzie County leaders expect to meet with …
  • Arizona Official Claiming Legislative Immunity Has History of Traffic Stops July 20, 2018 9:18 am
    An Arizona lawmaker already under fire for claiming legislative immunity during a traffic stop has a record of getting pulled over for speeding, and only got a warning each time, according to state police reports. Rep. Paul Mosley was stopped …
  • Biggest Cat Losses of the Past Decade Hit U.S. Insurers July 20, 2018 8:55 am
    Wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, hail storms, Nor’easters and mudslides. A string of disasters has pummeled the biggest U.S. insurers over the past year, and the second quarter was no exception. Allstate Corp. estimated its pretax catastrophe losses at $906 million for …
    Brian Louis
  • Insurers Offering Crypto Heist Policies on the Down-Low July 20, 2018 8:44 am
    In the staid and buttoned-up world of insurance underwriting, few want to talk about it. You won’t find many ads promoting it or details on company websites offering it. But according to industry insiders, there’s a hot new business that …
    Olga Kharif, Brian Louis, Julie Edde and Katherine Chiglinsky
  • Judge Denies NFL’s Request for an Investigator to Review Fraudulent Concussion Claims July 20, 2018 8:27 am
    A federal judge denied a request from the NFL on Wednesday to appoint a special investigator to look into what the league says is extensive fraudulent claims on the $1 billion concussion settlement. Judge Anita Brody wrote in her federal …
    CLAUDIA LAUER
  • Insurers’ Drone Use Picks up After 2017 Hurricane Season July 19, 2018 6:08 pm
    Insurers’ use of drones to inspect property claims came into full swing in 2017, after the FAA began issuing permission allowing commercial firms to operate unmanned aerial vehicles in designated U.S. airspace. Nearly a year later, while some insurers remain …
    Denise Johnson
  • Business News: Philadelphia Insurance Companies, QBE, OneWorld Instech July 19, 2018 9:32 am
    Philadelphia Insurance Companies Offers Option for Pool Contractors Market Philadelphia Insurance Companies’ (PHLY) new Pool and Spa Contractors Program is designed to handle the unique insurance risks of pool and spa contractors so they can focus on paving the way …
  • NJ Transit Will Miss Deadline for Installing Positive Train Control July 19, 2018 9:15 am
    Lifesaving technology aboard New Jersey Transit trains won’t be in place by a Dec. 31 deadline set by Congress, the agency’s executive director told board members. The operator of the nation’s second-biggest commuter railroad, which leads its peers for accidents …
    Elise Young
  • Family Sues Over Deadly Idaho Resort Cabin Fire July 19, 2018 9:07 am
    A fireplace inside an Idaho rental resort cabin exploded, causing the death of four people, according to a wrongful death lawsuit. Erin Smith reserved the Tamarack Resort vacation rental last year, the weekend before the Fourth of July, the Idaho …
  • Wyoming Wildfire Danger Slightly Lower Than Normal July 19, 2018 9:02 am
    The Badger Creek Fire has burned for more than a month along the Colorado border, consuming more than 32 square miles (82 square kilometers) in the process. Six hours north, the Terek Fire, more than twice the size of its …
  • Healthcare Provider Cyber Attacks Are Up in Recent Months July 19, 2018 8:20 am
    Healthcare providers and government agencies across the U.S. have seen an increase in cybersecurity breaches in recent months, exposing sensitive data from hundreds of thousands of people as the sector scrambles to find adequate defense mechanisms. “These threats are real,” …
    Aziza Kasumov
  • Lava Injuries Don’t Deter Hawaii Volcano Boat Tours July 19, 2018 8:12 am
    Hawaii tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard’s revised policy and stay farther away after an explosion caused molten rock to barrel through the roof of a vessel, injuring 23 …
    AUDREY McAVOY and CALEB JONES
  • To Limit Liability, Hotel Sues Vegas Mass Shooting Victims July 18, 2018 4:14 pm
    MGM Resorts International sued the victims of a Las Vegas music festival mass shooting in an effort to block any potential compensation claims against it. The owner of the Mandalay Bay hotel claims a 2002 federal statute wipes out liability …
    Jef Feeley and Peter Blumberg
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