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Akayed Ullah told police he made the device that detonated near Times Square, sources tell CNN
An explosion Monday morning at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan is, in the words of Police Commissioner James O'Neill, a "terror-related incident."


POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 7:46 PM
Suspect pledged allegiance to ISIS


POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 6:37 PM
Video shows Port Authority explosion
A video posted on Twitter shows the moments a low-tech pipe bomb exploded underground near the Port Authority bus terminal, according to an NYPD source.


POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 4:15 PM
Police: Suspect among 4 injured in attempted terror attack
Police are responding to reports of a possible explosion on the A, C and E subway lines near 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue, New York Police Department Sgt. Brendan Ryan said Monday. The trains are being evacuated, he said.


POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 8:14 PM
Mayor details explosion near Times Square
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says the explosion in the New York Port Authority bus terminal was a terror-related attack.


POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 7:55 PM
Bergen: Amateur terrorists can kill, too
Monday's botched terrorist attack at Manhattan's Port Authority Bus Terminal was an amateur affair, according to law enforcement officials. The suspected bomber, Akayed Ullah, had a homemade device attached to his body with Velcro and zip ties and when it detonated, it injured him with lacerations and burns, while three bystanders suffered minor injuries.


POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 8:23 PM
CNN exclusive: Sen. Gillibrand calls on Trump to resign
Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York told CNN on Monday that President Donald Trump should resign over allegations of sexual misconduct.


POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 8:32 PM
Sexual allegations against Trump detailed
A group of women who have publicly accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment and assault will detail their accounts of being groped, fondled and forcibly kissed by the businessman-turned-politician at a news conference on Monday.


POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 8:13 PM
Analysis: Trump's #MeToo moment is here
On Monday morning, a trio of women -- Rachel Crooks, Samantha Holvey and Jessica Leeds -- went on Megyn Kelly's NBC show to reiterate allegations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump that they first aired during the 2016 presidential campaign.


POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 5:19 PM
Nikki Haley: Trump accusers should be heard
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday that any women who speak up about inappropriate sexual behavior "should be heard," including President Donald Trump's accusers.


POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 6:45 PM

EINSURANCE.(com): EInsurance Journal Auto Insurance Articles

7 Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Renting a Car

When you rent a car, you have to make a lot of decisions. Should you purchase insurance for the rental? Which mileage plan does the company provide? Should you prepay for fuel? Making the wrong choices can be costly. Here are some mistakes to...



POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2017
Can Your Auto Insurance Deductible Be Waived?

When you purchase car insurance your policy includes a deductible. You must pay the specified deductible amount before your insurance company pays for the remaining repair costs. In certain situations, the deductible can be waived. Here are so...



POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2017
How Artificial Intelligence is Changing the Auto Insurance Industry

As with so many other sectors, artificial intelligence (AI) is tangibly changing the auto insurance industry. The goal is to improve customer service and safety, but also to save insurance providers and policy-holders money. One prediction is...



POSTED OCTOBER 31, 2017
What Happens if a Stolen Car is Recovered After You’ve Received an Auto Insurance Payout?

According to the Insurance Information Institute, 236.9 vehicles per 100,000 people were stolen in 2016. Depending on the kind of car you have and where you park it, you might just fall prey to car thieves yourself. If your car is stolen, ther...



POSTED OCTOBER 31, 2017
Mandatory Driver Safety Discounts for Mature Drivers

If you are 55 or older, chances are good you can get a discount on your auto insurance, and learn a thing or two in the process. Even if you have not been told you must take a senior driving course to keep or reinstate your driver’s license,...



POSTED SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
6 Safety Features That Can Save You Money on Car Insurance

There might just be a treasure trove of savings in your auto insurance premiums. If you haven’t yet explored discounts for safety features, it might be worth looking into. It varies by state and insurance carrier, but if your car is equipped...



POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017
Buying Auto Insurance: Online vs. Agent

The Internet has changed our lives in so many ways. Where we get the news, how we learn, the way we do business and how we shop. Now you can even buy insurance policies online. But which is better, buying an auto insurance online or the “old...



POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017
Comprehensive Auto Insurance: What It Is and When You Need It

Despite its name, comprehensive auto insurance doesn’t cover everything related to your car in the case of an accident or damage to your car. Instead, it covers theft and damage to your car due to natural disasters and other non-collision ev...



POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017
What to Do With Your Car Insurance When You Move

Moving is such a hassle, it’s understandable if something falls through the cracks in the process. But, when you’re letting people and companies know you have a new address, there is one particular item that often gets forgotten: your...



POSTED JULY 20, 2017
The In’s and Out’s of Motorcycle Insurance

If you’re considering a motorcycle purchase, be sure to include insurance in your cost estimating equation. Even though there are a few states – Montana, Washington and Florida – that don’t require motorcycle insurance, if...



POSTED JUNE 21, 2017

NYT > U.S.

Footage of ‘Attempted Terrorist Attack’ at New York Transit Hub
Four people were injured in an explosion in the passageway connecting the Times Square and Port Authority subway stations. A suspect is in custody.

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 3:51 PM
With Alabama Senate Race Defined by Scandal, Policy Issues Are Overlooked
Alabama struggles with health care, education and infrastructure. But such issues have often been forgotten during the race between Doug Jones and Roy S. Moore.

POSTED DECEMBER 10, 2017 4:59 PM
A Nation Answers a Sobbing Boy’s Plea: ‘Why Do They Bully?’
After his mother shared a video of him, Keaton Jones received a flood of support from football players, actors and thousands of other well-wishers.

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 8:19 PM
Lives at Risk Inside a Senior Complex in Puerto Rico With No Power
Conditions at the largest housing project for low-income seniors on the hurricane-ravaged island illustrate a health crisis for the most vulnerable.

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 3:54 AM
The Adopted Black Baby, and the White One Who Replaced Her
Amid the simmering racial tensions of the time, a family in Illinois made a wrenching decision that sent a black girl and a white girl on diverging paths.

POSTED DECEMBER 08, 2017 6:57 PM
He’s 22. She’s 81. Their Friendship Is Melting Hearts.
The two met on the Words With Friends app, and photos of their in-person meeting delighted thousands of people on social media.

POSTED DECEMBER 07, 2017 2:37 PM
In San Diego, Lessons on Rebuilding From a Neighborhood Once Ravaged by Fire
Residents of Scripps Ranch never thought their suburban neighborhood could be destroyed by a wildfire, until it was.

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 3:22 AM
With Al Franken Coming Home, Minnesotans Watch and Reel
In a state that prides itself on clean politics, Minnesotans seemed puzzled and dazed to be the latest focal point for the nation’s reckoning with sexual harassment.

POSTED DECEMBER 09, 2017 12:12 AM
With Climate Change, Tree Die-Offs May Spread in the West
Forests will be decimated as trees become less resilient to drought and higher temperatures, new data suggest.

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 8:06 PM
Treasury Defends Tax Plan in One-Page Analysis
A long-awaited document says the $1.5 trillion plan will pay for itself, assuming robust economic growth from a host of policies yet to be enacted.

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 8:05 PM

News – Insurance Journal

Vietnam Suffers Rare $1 Billion Natural Catastrophe Loss: Aon Benfield Report
Typhoon Damrey made landfall in Vietnam during November as a Category 2 strength storm, bringing estimated economic damages of VND22.1 trillion (US$1.0 billion) – a rare billion-dollar event for the country, according to Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development …

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 5:54 PM
Bridges Tapped to Lead INSURICA’s Texas Region
Oklahoma City-based independent insurance agency, INSURICA, has named Mark Bridges to lead its Texas operations as regional president. Bridges is currently the president of INSURICA DFB Insurance Services Inc. (formerly DFB Insurance Group LLC) and is a third-generation insurance executive. …

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 5:48 PM
Lockton Affinity Adds Cyber Coverage to Lawyers PL Program
Lockton Affinity Lawyer has added CyberLock Lawyer to its portfolio of products for lawyers and firms with one to 19 attorneys. The CyberLock Lawyer cyber risk insurance policy protects firms and attorneys from cyber risks, such as confidentiality and privacy …

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 5:36 PM
Nebraska Corn Crop Diminished by Strong Winds in Late October
Several days of strong winds in late October arrived at the wrong time for many farmers who saw their crops shrink as ears of corn fell to the ground in Nebraska and western Iowa. The extent of the damage varied, …

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 5:34 PM
Zurich Insurance to Acquire ANZ’s Life Businesses in Australia for US$2.14B
Zurich Insurance Group announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of ANZ’s life insurance businesses, OnePath Life, in Australia, for A$2.85 billion (US$2.14 billion). Both parties expect the transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, …

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 5:30 PM
Arkansas Farmers Get $466M in Payments for Crop Losses in 2016
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Arkansas farmers received $466 million in federal “safety net” payments this year for their crop losses in 2016, third highest in the nation. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that this year’s payments are $100 million …

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 5:29 PM
Wisconsin Attorney General: Apartment Building Sprinkler Rule Not Enforceable
Wisconsin regulators can’t enforce a rule requiring sprinklers in large apartment buildings, Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel said on Dec. 8 in a victory for builders looking to save on costs. The state Department of Safety and Professional Standards adopted …

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 5:27 PM
Guilty of Insurance Fraud, Illinois Chiropractor Gets 20-Month Prison Term
A suburban Chicago chiropractor has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for billing an insurance company more than $4 million for treatment that was unnecessary or never provided. Federal prosecutors said Thursday 46-year-old Steven Paul of Northbrook pleaded guilty …

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 5:25 PM
Texas Pilot Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud in Gulf of Mexico Crash
A Texas pilot who survived a 2012 Gulf of Mexico plane crash and used an iPad to record his time in the water acknowledges it was insurance-related fraud. Theodore Robert Wright III pleaded guilty on Dec. 7 in Tyler to …

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 5:22 PM
Harvey-Related Woes Linger on Some Texas Farms
For days after Hurricane Harvey flooded her Sour Lake, Texas, neighborhood, Deanna Coburn’s farm was silent, without its usual chorus of bleating goats and crowing roosters. The Beaumont Enterprise reports her chickens fled to the highest parts of the roosts, …

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 5:19 PM

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