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  • Utilities Blame Climate Change to Avoid Fire Cost Liability February 23, 2018 3:23 pm
    Across America, utility executives are getting grilled this earnings season about the consequences of tax reforms, slackening growth and possible mergers. In California, though, Wall Street just wants to know one thing: Are power companies going to take the heat …
    Mark Chediak
  • Driving Study: Male Teens Better Than Older Men, Sports Aid Skills February 23, 2018 3:06 pm
    A UCLA study explored the relationship between new drivers’ skills and four factors. Instructors from a Los Angeles driving school rated students’ driving skills on a scale of 1 to 4, and the researchers analyzed the results based on these …
  • Federal Food Safety Agency Recalls Chicken Salad Due to Salmonella Risk February 23, 2018 2:49 pm
    The federal government issued a recall of chicken salad made by an Iowa processing company and distributed by Fareway Stores which has now sickened more than 100 people in five states and prompted lawsuits in Illinois, Iowa and South Dakota. …
    DAVID PITT
  • House Panel Supports Georgia Distracted Driving Bill February 23, 2018 2:23 pm
    With Georgia having experienced a spike in both fatal crashes and auto insurance premiums, legislators advanced a proposal to make it illegal to hold a cellphone while driving. By a non-unanimous voice vote, a House committee on Wednesday voted in …
    R.J. RICO
  • Midwest Could Face Severe Flooding, Other Problems February 23, 2018 9:36 am
    Several states could see severe flooding and other weather-related problems amid a storm system that has brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains. The weather already was blamed for several fatalities, including the deaths of four …
  • Parents of Dead Florida Pledge File Suit Against Fraternity, Members February 23, 2018 9:29 am
    The parents of a Florida State University fraternity pledge who died of alcohol poisoning after a party have filed a civil suit against those who have a connection in their son’s death. Thomas and Sandra Coffey are suing Pi Kappa …
    JOE REEDY
  • Arizona Fire Department Saves Money by Building Ambulance February 23, 2018 9:24 am
    Buying local to replace an aging ambulance has provided big savings for an Arizona fire department. Yuma Fire Chief Steve Irr discovered a new unit typically costs $210,000. But Irr and Fleet Manager Floyd Friar instead elected to save the …
  • Supreme Court Rules Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protection Only Covers SEC Reports February 23, 2018 9:16 am
    The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that whistleblower protections passed by Congress after the 2008 financial crisis only apply to people who report problems to the government, not more broadly. The justices said that a part of the Dodd-Frank Act that …
    JESSICA GRESKO
  • Garbage Truck Hit by GOP Train Entered Tracks After Warning February 22, 2018 5:16 pm
    Witnesses told investigators that a garbage truck struck by a train carrying Republican congressmen through rural Virginia entered the railroad crossing after the safety gates had come down, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released Wednesday. …
    DENISE LAVOIE
  • Signs of Roadkill Can Signal Frequency of Deer-Vehicle Collisions February 22, 2018 3:00 pm
    Sometimes smell is the first sense suggesting what’s just up the road, and it’s never a pretty sight. Most road-killed animals are still disposed of the old-fashioned way – something eats them, occasionally becoming the next meal of opportunity for …
    JOHN HAYES, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Allegations Prompt Dallas Team to Launch Probe Into Workplace Misconduct February 22, 2018 2:47 pm
    The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace for women. Ussery was accused of making sexually suggestive remarks to …
  • Virginia Fire Chiefs Sound Alarm on Mulch Legislation February 22, 2018 2:36 pm
    Virginia fire chiefs are speaking out against proposed state legislation to loosen rules on how near to a building that mulch can be placed. WTOP-FM reports that the bills would prevent local governments from enacting rules on the distance between …
  • Hawaii Task Force Working on Removing Hazardous Trees February 22, 2018 10:59 am
    A task force is working on eradicating albizia trees on the east side of Big Island within the next several weeks. The Hawaii Island Albizia Task Force has planned four control projects totaling $1 million, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Monday. …
  • People News: Hiscox, Mississippi Insurance Dept., Innovative Coverage Concepts February 22, 2018 10:49 am
    McLaughlin Named Chief Financial Officer for Hiscox in the US Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, announced today the appointment of David McLaughlin as Chief Financial Officer in the US. McLaughlin is based in Atlanta and will report to Ben Walter, …
  • FAA Asked to Review Carry-on Bag Issue During Emergencies February 22, 2018 9:36 am
    A number of passengers aboard an American Airlines flight that caught fire at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in 2016 refused to leave behind their carry-on bags in one of four incidents in the past several years in which an evacuation …
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