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Added: September 6, 2018, 4:45 am
A lot of rain – but maybe not as much as you think – fell Aug. 20 on the shallow, 281-square-mile basin of land that drains into Madison’s lakes Mendota and Monona. Most of the 12- to 15-inch deluge that …
Added: September 6, 2018, 4:39 am
Kristi Mastrofini stared down the roaring gun barrel of the deadly Klamathon fire that was ready to burst through Oregon’s southern door. In just its second day, the 9,600-acre fire had killed one man in Northern California and swept through …
Added: September 6, 2018, 3:37 am
We only hear half of what we listen to. Perhaps that is why most people instinctively use tautology when they write or speak. Tautology is the use of different words to say the same thing or repeating the same thing …
Added: September 6, 2018, 3:36 am
If you sit in an Uber car for too long, the ride-hailing company plans to check up on you to make sure all is OK. That’s one of several new features Uber Technologies Inc. unveiled on Wednesday meant to make …
Added: September 6, 2018, 3:15 am
More than one-third (35%) of employees feel they’ve experienced workplace harassment, 50 percent of whom said it was on account of their gender or sex, according to a new study by Hiscox, an international specialist insurer. These findings are according …
Added: September 5, 2018, 11:44 am
Recent hurricanes have highlighted the flood insurance gap. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria caused a record $135 billion in damages, according to Munich Re estimates. Remarkably, less than half were insured losses. “There were a lot of losses that occurred …
Added: September 5, 2018, 9:08 am
State Farm agreed to pay $250 million on the brink of a trial to customers who claimed the company tried to rig the Illinois justice system to wipe out a $1 billion jury verdict from 19 years ago. The customers …
Added: September 5, 2018, 4:47 am
Smoke rose Monday from the burned-out hulk of Brazil’s National Museum, as recriminations flew over who was responsible for the loss of at least part of Latin America’s largest archive of historical artifacts, objects and documents. The museum’s director said …
Added: September 5, 2018, 4:10 am
Wildfires in the U.S. have charred more than 10,000 square miles so far this year, an area larger than the state of Maryland, with large fires still burning in every Western state including many that are not fully contained. Whether …
Added: September 5, 2018, 3:57 am
The federal government’s chief watchdog slammed the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s response to the hurricane that killed thousands of people in Puerto Rico last year, saying it was unprepared and failed to deploy enough qualified staff. The U.S. Government Accountability …

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