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Added: June 29, 2018, 4:26 am
A quick-moving wildfire that ravaged a north Florida coastal community and destroyed 36 homes was sparked by a controlled burn conducted by state-hired contractors, authorities said Wednesday. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said an investigation by his office eliminated other possible …
Added: June 29, 2018, 4:25 am
The family of a central Indiana couple who died after a repeat drunk driver struck them in Seattle has settled a wrongful death lawsuit against the West Coast city for $13 million. The family of Dennis and Judy Schulte settled …
Added: June 29, 2018, 4:06 am
Federal safety investigators have expanded probes into Hyundai and Kia engine failures to include complaints about fires in the automakers’ vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in a letter to Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida that it has …
Added: June 29, 2018, 3:42 am
After Hurricane Harvey inundated David Bush’s home with 20 inches of rain, he knew he wanted to rebuild but was worried about how his property could be protected from the next big storm. So Bush came up with a solution …
Added: June 29, 2018, 3:14 am
Artificial intelligence is coming for the service economy, according to Allstate Corp. Chief Executive Officer Tom Wilson. “It’s going to rip through this economy like a tsunami,” Wilson said Thursday in an interview on Bloomberg TV from Aspen, Colorado. Automation …
Added: June 28, 2018, 10:33 am
The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the state’s cap on non-economic medical malpractice damages on Wednesday, reversing an appellate ruling that awarded $15 million to a woman who had all four limbs amputated after a mishandled infection. The court ruled 5-2 …
Added: June 28, 2018, 8:22 am
FedEx Corp. is trying out new technology to tighten spacing between freight trucks traveling on the highway as a way to increase safety, relieve traffic congestion and reduce fuel consumption. The test of a technique called “platooning” involves Volvo AB …
Added: June 28, 2018, 7:45 am
A North Carolina family announced Tuesday it has reached a settlement in a lawsuit involving a near-drowning almost four years ago. News outlets report the family of Jaekwon Williams announced at the Lenoir County Courthouse that a Superior Court judge …
Added: June 28, 2018, 4:07 am
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is suing a neighbor who admitted tackling Paul as he mowed his yard. The Bowling Green Daily News reports the complaint filed Friday seeks compensatory and punitive damages from neighbor Rene Boucher for “physical pain and …
Added: June 28, 2018, 3:45 am
The Louisiana Department of Insurance has issued an advisory letter to property/casualty insurers operating in the state that seeks to clarify the interpretation and application of state law regarding policy deductibles in relation to named storms/hurricanes/subtropical storms. Advisory Letter No. …

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