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Rideshare Firm Lyft Works Out Deal to Operate in New York City

5 hours 9 min ago

New York State officials announced today rideshare firm Lyft has agreed to operate in New York City in full compliance with existing laws and regulations. The announcement comes two weeks after the state’s attorney general’s office and the state’s Department …

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Height of Iowa Bridge a Challenge for Drivers

5 hours 10 min ago

A low bridge in Council Bluffs, Iowa, is proving challenging to motorists. Drivers of tall vehicles have hit the Canadian National Railroad bridge twice this week and at least five times this year. The bridge is on the north side …

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Federal Disaster Declarations to Help Farmers in 10 Arkansas Counties

5 hours 14 min ago

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has made disaster declarations for farmers and ranchers in 10 Arkansas counties who suffered losses due to storms that began in the affected areas June 29. Vilsack issued disaster declarations in response to flood …

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Austin Police Officers Sue for Discrimination After Reassignments

5 hours 16 min ago

Some Austin, Texas, police officers are suing the city for what they say was race and age discrimination in job assignments. The Austin American-Statesman reports 18 officers filed the lawsuit Wednesday. The officers say they were forced out of the …

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Missouri Makes Insurer Filing Records Available to Public Online

5 hours 25 min ago

The Missouri Department of Insurance announced the implementation of a new online tool that allows consumers to view insurance company filing records. Missouri becomes the fifth state to use SERFF Filing Access (SFA) to make such records accessible to the …

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Oregon Man’s Sues Boy Scouts for $5.3 Million Over Molestation

5 hours 26 min ago

A Portland, Ore. man who says he was molested by his Scout leader in the 1970s seeks $5.3 million in a lawsuit filed against the Boy Scouts of America. The lawsuit filed Wednesday says the national office allowed the Portland …

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Jury Awards Families $2.4M in Lawsuit Over Utah Couple’s Kayaking Death

5 hours 28 min ago

A jury has faulted state and local agencies in the 2010 deaths of a Utah married couple kayaking in the Jordan River. Family members of Kelly Frye-Glasser and Joseph Glasser on Tuesday won their case arguing that officials were aware …

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Survey: Michigan Business Owners Optimistic About Future

5 hours 29 min ago

Owners of Michigan’s small and medium-size businesses have voiced their confidence in Michigan’s economic future in the latest Future Business Index, published in partnership with the Michigan Business Network and Lansing, Mich.-based Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, the insurer announced. The optimism of …

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NRA Insurance Enables Oregon Shooting Ranges to Reopen

5 hours 31 min ago

Shooting ranges in White City, Ore. are reopening after the National Rifle Association agreed to provide insurance coverage. The 18 ranges were forced to close July 1 because their insurance carrier dropped coverage after a man filed a claim after …

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Lane Splitting Guidelines Removed by California Highway Patrol

5 hours 34 min ago

The California Highway Patrol has taken down safety guidelines for a criticized but legal driving maneuver in which motorcyclists pass stalled traffic by driving between lanes. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that state officials were concerned the guidelines for so-called lane splitting …

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Fees Plus Commissions Allowed for Retail Insurance Agents in Texas

5 hours 42 min ago

Retail insurance agents in Texas are allowed to charge certain fees in addition to a commission in relation to selling an insurance policy, but those fees must be disclosed to the customer. “Texas is one of the few states that …

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Insurers File for 9.1% West Virginia Workers’ Compensation Loss Cost Decrease

5 hours 43 min ago

The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) has filed a proposed reduction in workers’ compensation loss cost rates in West Virginia – the tenth reduction in 10 years. NCCI, West Virginia’s rating agent, has proposed an overall 9.1 percent loss …

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Prosecutors: N.J. Man Falsely Claimed He Was Carjacked

5 hours 55 min ago

Authorities say a central New Jersey man lied when he claimed he had been carjacked by someone who then crashed his vehicle into several parked cars. Union County prosecutors announced Wednesday that 29-year-old Darwin Edward of New Brunswick, N.J., has …

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Penn. Public Utility Commission OKs Emergency Rideshare Permits in Pittsburgh

6 hours 3 min ago

Pennsylvania’s Public Utility Commission has approved emergency permits for two ridesharing companies that have been operating in the Pittsburgh area. The San Francisco-based firms Lyft and Uber use smartphone apps to dispatch drivers who use their own personal vehicles to …

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Miami Seaquarium Fined Over Safety Conditions for Killer Whale Trainers

6 hours 56 min ago

The Miami Seaquarium has been issued a $7,000 fine for allowing trainers to work with a killer whale without sufficient protections. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the citation earlier this month. The citation is considered “serious” by the …

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Florida Drunk Driver Run Over By Own Vehicle

8 hours 40 min ago

Police said an intoxicated man was run over by his own pickup truck after he got into a road rage incident during a rainstorm. The incident happened Tuesday evening in Gainesville, Florida. The Gainesville Sun reported 48-year-old Joseph Carl drove …

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Emergency Responder Mobile App Could Aid Communications During Disasters

8 hours 58 min ago

A mobile app from a law enforcement technology firm could soon allow emergency responders from different agencies to communicate seamlessly with each other in a crisis for the first time, sharing files and conducting impromptu conference calls. BlueLine Grid’s applications …

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Chubb Q2 Profit Declines 14%

9 hours 15 min ago

Chubb Corp. reported that net income in the second quarter of 2014 fell to $499 million from $579 million in the second quarter of 2013 due to losses from severe weather and residential and commercial property fires. Operating income was …

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Judge Approves NCAA’s $60 Million Video Game Settlement

9 hours 27 min ago

The National Collegiate Athletic Association and Electronic Arts Inc. won a judge’s preliminary approval of $60 million in settlements of athletes’ claims that their images were used in video games without permission. The decision may mean that the judge will …

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More Than 10 Million Adults Gain Health Coverage Since Obamacare Began

9 hours 46 min ago

An estimated 10.3 million American adults have gained health coverage since Obamacare enrollment began last October, with the biggest gains among young adults and Hispanics, according to a study published this week. The findings by researchers from the Harvard School …

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