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Days of Torrential Rains in Southeast Leave Swollen Rivers, Mudslides
Days of torrential rain across the Southeast left residents to deal with rising rivers, falling trees, weakened dams and mudslides Thursday as storms finally subsided. An Alabama town asked residents to cut back on water usage after a pumping station …

POSTED FEBRUARY 14, 2020 5:59 PM
Soaking Rains Cause Rock Slide in West Virginia, Prompt Flood Warning Along Ohio River
Soaking rains caused part of a hillside to collapse in southern West Virginia and prompted a flood warning along the Ohio River. Highways officials said high water forced road closings in multiple counties Thursday. Near Williamson, a rock slide Wednesday …

POSTED FEBRUARY 14, 2020 5:57 PM
Missouri Man Sentenced for Stealing Almost $4M from Former Employer
A Kirkwood, Mo., man has been sentenced to 48 months in federal prison and ordered to pay approximately $3.8 million in restitution after being convicted of stealing that amount from his former employer, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern …

POSTED FEBRUARY 14, 2020 5:33 PM
SLTX: Texas Adopts Updated Surplus Lines License Rules for Military Spouses
The Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas (SLTX) reported that new rules for surplus lines agents in Texas who are military spouses have been adopted by the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) and became effective Feb. 6, 2020. A new …

POSTED FEBRUARY 14, 2020 5:19 PM
Oklahoma Senate OKs Bill to Allow More Armed Teachers
School teachers in Oklahoma with a gun license would be able to carry firearms into their classrooms with district approval under a bill approved in the state Senate. The bill, approved on a 37-7 vote mostly along party lines, passed …

POSTED FEBRUARY 14, 2020 5:09 PM
Ohio House Approves PTSD Coverage for Emergency Responders, Again
The Ohio House has once again approved a measure covering post-traumatic stress disorder for emergency responders who haven’t suffered a physical injury. Police and firefighters have been pushing for the coverage under the state insurance fund for injured workers for …

POSTED FEBRUARY 14, 2020 4:54 PM
Luxury Yacht, Owned by Third Point Re’s Loeb, Damages Belize Coral Reef
A luxury yacht owned by hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb damaged a pristine reef atoll in Belize near the famous Great Blue Hole, a popular diving site. The 200-foot (61 meter) Samadhi, owned by Third Point founder Loeb, was filmed …

POSTED FEBRUARY 14, 2020 4:04 PM
With Ultimate Frisbee Sport Catching On, Researchers Track Pro Athletes’ Injuries
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have published what they believe is the first look by medical science at injury rates of professional athletes from Ultimate, originally known as Ultimate Frisbee, an increasingly popular sport. They have found …

POSTED FEBRUARY 14, 2020 4:03 PM
AIG Maps Out Major Investment in Technology, Core Processes
American International Group said it will invest $1.3 billion over the next three years in its massive AIG 200 initiative, which is designed to revamp and improve core processes, technology infrastructure and services. The company has broken down the effort …

POSTED FEBRUARY 14, 2020 4:00 PM
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in 2010 Was Bigger Than Satellite Images Showed
Toxic and invisible oil spread well beyond the known satellite footprint of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to a new study. Scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel school of Marine and Atmospheric Science say their findings …

POSTED FEBRUARY 14, 2020 3:43 PM

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