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  • Fraud News: Attorney Takes Client’s Money, Fire Captain Files Fake Claim July 21, 2017 12:30 pm
    Kentucky attorney charged with defrauding insurance clients A Kentucky attorney is facing charges in federal court that he defrauded clients out of their insurance settlements for $550,000. The U.S. Attorney’s office in Louisville says James Grant King allegedly committed aggravated …
  • Hazard Mitigation Program Aims to Strengthen Louisiana Against Storms July 21, 2017 10:00 am
    Louisiana will spend nearly $277 million in federal cash it received after last year’s floods to fortify communities against future disasters, mainly through drainage improvements and buyouts of flood-prone properties. Gov. John Bel Edwards is traveling the state to announce …
  • Some Determined to Stay Even as Florida Sinkhole Grows Wider July 21, 2017 9:51 am
    The Florida sinkhole that swallowed two homes last week isn’t getting any deeper, but it’s getting wider, officials said Wednesday – and one resident who’s back home after being evacuated is vowing to stay unless the hole consumes her house. …
  • No Real Rule on How Hot is too Hot on a Plane July 21, 2017 9:41 am
    Every day, tens of thousands of U.S. airline passengers settle into their seats, lower the window shades and reach up to twist the air vents without the benefit of something that might do even more to keep them cool: a …
  • Bill Approved to Boost Autonomous Car Testing July 21, 2017 9:24 am
    A House panel on Wednesday backed legislation designed to allow automakers to increase the testing of self-driving cars on U.S. roads. The bill would let automakers deploy up to 100,000 self-driving vehicles without meeting existing auto safety standards, a move …
  • Volunteers Come to Aid Louisiana Flood Victims With Homes in Disrepair July 21, 2017 9:12 am
    Robert Wilbourn watched a small army of mostly teenagers tear away rotted siding from his house one day last week and called it “amazing.” Without assistance, he’s been unable to repair his South Alexandria, La.,chome left in bad shape by …
  • High Death Toll in Arizona Raises Questions About Flood Warnings July 20, 2017 2:07 pm
    The search for a man who was swept away in a flash flood that killed nine others at a swimming hole in central Arizona heads into its third day Wednesday. Meanwhile, there are questions about whether the government should have …
  • Notorious Jewel Thief Arrested at Georgia Walmart July 20, 2017 1:50 pm
    A notorious jewel thief with an illicit career spanning six decades has been caught stealing again, but she wasn’t after sparkly gems this time, police near Atlanta say. Doris Payne, 86, was arrested at a Walmart store around 5 p.m. …
  • Georgia Jury Awards $3.9M to Family for Film Worker’s Train Death July 20, 2017 1:43 pm
    A railroad owner must pay $3.9 million to the family of a movie worker killed on a Georgia railroad trestle in 2014, a jury decided in a civil verdict that found the company shared in the blame for the deadly …
  • NYC Official Wants State Panel to Probe Wrongful Convictions July 20, 2017 9:57 am
    A top Brooklyn, N.Y., politician pressed the state Tuesday to set up a special commission to investigate wrongful convictions and pinpoint the problems – and people –  to blame. “Releasing innocent people is not the end. It is only the …
  • Fire Officials Identify Honolulu High-Rise Unit Where Fire Started July 20, 2017 9:34 am
    Fire investigators said Monday the apartment where a deadly fire began in a Honolulu high-rise was near the two units on the 26th floor where the bodies of three victims were found, but they’re still working to determine the cause. …
  • Officials Concerned About Debris in Water Near Florida Sinkhole July 20, 2017 9:08 am
    Even though a Florida sinkhole hasn’t grown in several days, officials said that the debris-strewn site is still considered dangerous and that residents of five homes remained evacuated Tuesday due to the dangers. “The sinkhole is not growing anymore … …
  • New Atlantic Storm Shares Name With President July 19, 2017 2:30 pm
    It’s not a tweet storm but a real storm. The newest potentially dangerous swirl of hot air is a tropical storm in the Atlantic named Don. And it’s a total coincidence that the storm bears a common nickname for the …
  • Panel Calls on FDA to Review Opioid Safety July 19, 2017 9:45 am
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should review the safety and effectiveness of all opioids, and consider the real-world impacts the powerful painkillers have, not only on patients, but also on families, crime and the demand for heroin. That’s the …
  • Risky Business: Catching Commercial Use Fraud Before it Hits Your Books July 19, 2017 9:11 am
    One definitive method can show misrepresented commercial use well before a claim ever arises. Pulling the wool over the insurance company’s eyes seems like a victimless crime. After all, if a few dollars are saved by saying a car is …