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The Friday vote will come a day after the panel questions a woman who accuses him of sexual assault
The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled its vote on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court for Friday morning at 9:30 am.


POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 11:07 PM
Lemon speaks out on his sexual assault
CNN's Don Lemon talks about the difficulties of reporting sexual assault and opens up about his own abuse that happened at a very young age.


POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 1:59 PM
Analysis: Lindsey Graham's disappointing admission about Kavanaugh's hearing
Lindsey Graham is, to my mind, one of the five best senators in the world's greatest deliberative body. Agree or disagree with the South Carolina Republican, but he is transparent about his views, open to listening to views other than his, optimistic about what politics can and should do, and self aware enough to be able to laugh at himself.


POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 10:56 PM
Trump: Kavanaugh accusation 'con game'
President Donald Trump grows increasingly impatient about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation as reports of sexual assault cloud the Senate Judiciary Committee's decision.


POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 9:17 PM
Opinion: When boys humiliate girls at school
The #MeToo reckoning is still coming — not just for the prominent men who use their power to exploit others, but also for the boys they once were. We are recognizing, finally, that misogynist men are made, not born.


POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 8:07 PM
Trump's worldview should worry anyone who understands history
US President Donald Trump came late to the podium at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday morning. And within moments, he had the gathered world leaders laughing.


POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 8:31 PM
Trump gets unusual reaction from UN
President Donald Trump stepped up to the iconic dais at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday and began his speech much as he would a campaign rally: by boasting that his administration "has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country."


POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 6:31 PM
Trump at UN: I didn't expect that reaction
The United Nations General Assembly laughs after President Trump claims his "administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history" of the United States.


POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 8:49 PM
Analysis: Trump bragged about himself to the UN. They laughed.
President Donald Trump's touting of how his administration has accomplished more than any -- yes, any -- past administration in its first two years is one of his most consistent applause lines in his campaign patter.


POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 7:42 PM
Stealth fighter jet to get first taste of combat
The US Marine Corps' stealth F-35B Lightening fighter jet could fly its first combat mission within days, according to several US defense officials, who told CNN that the fifth-generation aircraft are currently aboard the USS Essex amphibious assault ship and should soon be in a position to conduct airstrikes over Afghanistan.


POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 8:03 PM

NYT > U.S.

Violent Crime in the U.S. Decreased Slightly in 2017, F.B.I. Finds
After a troubling rise the previous two years that became a major talking point in the presidential election, violent crime — including murders — decreased last year.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 10:07 PM
‘Highly Aggressive’ Green Crabs From Canada Menace Maine’s Coast
The crabs, which are known as the “cockroach of the sea,” eat oysters, can prey on lobsters in groups and have been known to turn on each other, experts said.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 9:30 PM
Protesters Rally Against Kavanaugh, and Back His Accusers: ‘The Wave of Women Is Here’
Demonstrations and walkouts took place in solidarity with Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, who have accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexual misconduct.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 2:25 PM
Transcript of Brett Kavanaugh’s Interview With Fox News
Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his wife, Ashley Estes Kavanaugh, sat down with Martha MacCallum of Fox News to discuss the sexual assault accusations that have been raised since his nomination to the Supreme Court.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 2:40 AM
What Teenagers Think About the Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh
High school girls said they recognized the way Mr. Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, was being criticized for speaking out.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 4:14 PM
Amber Guyger, Dallas Officer Who Killed Botham Jean in His Home, Is Fired
Ms. Guyger fatally shot Mr. Jean, her neighbor, after entering his apartment. The killing gripped the city and led to protests against police brutality.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 11:07 PM
North Carolina, a ‘Slow Spender’ State, Struggles to Hand Out Storm Aid
North Carolina has had an especially hard time distributing money earmarked by Congress to help low- and moderate-income homeowners in the wake of disasters.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 2:21 AM
He Took Home Documents to Catch Up on Work at the N.S.A. He Got 5½ Years in Prison.
Nghia Pho, 68, hoping to win a promotion at the National Security Agency, started taking his classified work home, where Russian hackers are believed to have stolen it.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 10:50 PM
‘I Believe Her’: Mazie Hirono Takes an Aggressive Stance in Kavanaugh Hearings
The Hawaii Senator has gained newfound prominence as a leading Democratic voice calling for Judge Kavanaugh’s accusers to be heard and respected.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 10:32 PM
Bill Cosby, Brett Kavanaugh, U.N.: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 11:08 PM

News – Insurance Journal

Uber Drivers Benefits Lose Key Ruling in Pay and Benefits Suit
Uber Technologies Inc. drivers suffered a major defeat in one of the gig economy’s most closely watched labor fights with a ruling barring hundreds of thousands of drivers from suing as a group for better pay and benefits. Tuesday’s decision …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 4:49 PM
Maxwell Joins Insurance Office of America in South Carolina
Insurance Office of America (IOA) has added Leroy Maxwell to its Charleston, S.C., location as a risk management specialist. Before joining IOA, Maxwell served as a commercial producer with Turbeville Insurance Agency, where he primarily focused on contractors. Additionally, Maxwell …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 4:45 PM
New Paladin Cyber Product for Small, Mid-Sized Businesses Launches in Arizona
Paladin Cyber, a cyber protection and remediation firm, has developed a cyber insurance product tailored for small and mid-sized businesses. Along with its existing software products and services, the new product will enable Paladin to offer a comprehensive cyber-risk assessment, …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 4:30 PM
Iowa Pulls Florida Man’s Non-Resident Producer License for ‘Bait, Switch’ Tactics
The Iowa Insurance Division has ordered Covals Douze, of Coconut Creek, Florida, to pay administrative fines and fees totaling $43,895 and revoked his non-resident insurance producer license in a “bait and switch” scheme. The division has also prohibited Douze from …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 4:27 PM
Report: Dozens of Texas Gas Leak Explosions Since 2006
More than two dozen homes in north and central Texas have blown up since 2006 along a network of pipelines operated by one of the largest natural gas companies in the U.S, leading to nine deaths and badly injuring at …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 4:10 PM
Texas Company Recalls 690 Pounds of Beef Jerky
A South Texas company has recalled nearly 700 pounds (317.52 kilograms) of beef jerky after regulators say a consumer reporting finding hard metal in a product. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday announced Junior’s Smokehouse Processing Plant in El …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 4:07 PM
Risk Strategies Expands Private Client Capabilities with Texas Acquisitions
Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Texas-based firms, Select Insurance Markets LLP (SIM) and Preferred Personal Insurance Agency LLP (PPIA). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. SIM, founded in 2001 by …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 4:06 PM
NW Iowa Derailment Dumps Sand, Railcars, into River
No injuries have been reported after a train derailed in northwest Iowa and 20 cars carrying soybean oil and sand fell into the flooded Floyd River. The Des Moines Register reports the bridge beneath the Union Pacific train collapsed as …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 4:02 PM
New Flood Maps Show Reduced Risks Around Dubuque, Iowa
New federal maps show that fewer buildings in Dubuque, Iowa, are at risk of flooding. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports that the Federal Emergency Management Agency recently updated flood insurance maps for the area that were last changed in 2011. …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 4:00 PM
13% Percent Increase in Fatal Crashes on Oregon Roads
The number of people killed in fatal crashes in Oregon has gone up by 13 percent from last year. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that the total number of deaths on city streets, freeways and county highways was driven up this summer …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 3:04 PM

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