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Trump can't dig his way out of his own falsehoods about a nation meddling in American democracy
On Sunday, President Donald Trump tweeted this: "So President Obama knew about Russia before the Election. Why didn't he do something about it? Why didn't he tell our campaign? Because it is all a big hoax, that's why, and he thought Crooked Hillary was going to win!!!"

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 4:52 PM
Analysis: Rattled or frustrated, Trump is lashing out all over
President Donald Trump is lashing out in all directions as the fallout from his summit with Vladimir Putin becomes ever more toxic, the Russia investigation grinds on with no end in sight, and his frustration boils over on a lack of progress on North Korea.

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 10:21 AM
Stelter: Sirens are going off all over the place
CNN's Brian Stelter says there are warning signs everywhere after President Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 9:15 AM
Analysis: Trump's 'hoax' tweet fuels doubt over Trump's loyalty

Winer explains why he turned over Steele dossier
Jonathan Winer, a former deputy secretary at the US State Department and the man who gave the department the Steele dossier, says the core of the dossier had information about Russian interference that Christopher Steele felt the US should have.

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 5:01 PM
Opinion: The GOP has one big problem in November
President Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to lash out at someone. (I know, what's new?) While Trump's target, special counsel Robert Mueller, was familiar, Trump's line of attack was new. The President tweeted that the Mueller investigation "seems intent on damaging the Republican Party's chances in the November Election."

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 3:04 AM
Judge grants immunity for five witnesses in Manafort case
A federal judge in Alexandria, Virginia, has granted the request for five witnesses to testify with immunity in the criminal trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 5:13 PM
Rand Paul to ask Trump to revoke ex-CIA chief's security clearance
Republican Sen. Rand Paul tweeted Monday that he will ask President Donald Trump to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, who criticized Trump's performance last week at the Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 2:53 PM
Trump tweets an explosive threat to Iran
US President Donald Trump has launched a furious all-caps Twitter rebuke of Iran declaring "you will suffer consequences the likes of which few have ever suffered before."

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 1:49 PM
US interpreter: Atrocious for us to testify
Former Russian interpreter for Ronald Reagan, Dimitry Zarechnak, details the exchange that goes on between two presidents and their interpreters during one-on-one meetings.

POSTED JULY 22, 2018 5:47 PM

NYT > U.S.

Congratulations, You Are Now a U.S. Citizen. Unless Someone Decides Later You’re Not.
Immigrants fear the Trump administration is becoming more aggressive in pursuing denaturalization cases. The government says it’s merely looking out for fraud.

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 4:52 PM
Waitress Discusses Taking Down Man Who Groped Her: ‘We Deal With a Lot’
Emelia Holden, 21, said the encounter, which went viral on social media, prompted women to reach out to her and other servers to tell their stories of harassment.

POSTED JULY 22, 2018 8:58 PM
Drive Against Gerrymandering Finds New Life in Ballot Initiatives
Groundswells of voter support are advancing measures in five states to end the tailoring of district maps for maximum partisan advantage, without waiting for the Supreme Court to decide the issue.

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 12:24 PM
SURFACING: Nascar’s Future Depends on These 5-Year-Olds
For families whose children harbor racing aspirations, quarter-midget tracks offer one of the earliest possible introductions to motor sports — leading some children to race before they can read.

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 3:01 PM
Nine of Her Family Members on a Missouri Duck Boat Died. Somehow, She Survived.
Among the dead were Tia Coleman’s three children. “If they don’t make it, Lord,” she recalled praying on the boat, “take me too.”

POSTED JULY 22, 2018 2:38 AM
After Flint, Watchdog Urges E.P.A. to Monitor Drinking Water More Closely
An inspector general’s report recommends more aggressive federal oversight of states and cities to protect public health.

POSTED JULY 19, 2018 11:45 PM
Trader Joe’s Employee Killed During Hostage Standoff in Los Angeles
Dozens of hostages were freed after a gunman evading the police barricaded himself in the store in the Silver Lake neighborhood.

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 3:21 AM
Mormon Church Seeks to Dismiss Lawsuit Accusing Ex-Church Leader of Rape
The church and the man accused of rape, a former leader of the church’s Missionary Training Center in Utah, cited statutes of limitations.

POSTED JULY 19, 2018 9:34 PM
U.S. Breaks Up Fake I.R.S. Phone Scam Operation
The Justice Department said sentences of up to 20 years in prison should discourage future fraud. Callers posed as tax or immigration officials.

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 4:49 PM
For Scientists Racing to Cure Alzheimer’s, the Math Is Getting Ugly
To find 25,000 participants to enroll in all the approved trials, researchers would have to begin by approaching more than 37 million people with early memory loss.

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 5:22 PM

News – Insurance Journal

Contractor Cited in Worker’s Death at Indiana University
Indiana regulators have cited a contractor for serious workplace safety violations found following a worker’s death at an Indiana University construction site. Thirty-five-year-old William M. Brown Jr. of Bloomington died in April when a 10-foot-long limestone slab fell and killed …

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 4:22 PM
Remodeler of Collapsed South Dakota Building Files for Bankruptcy
The Sioux Falls company that was remodeling the Copper Lounge building when it collapsed in December 2016 has filed for bankruptcy protection. The Argus Leader reports Hultgren Construction’s Chapter 11 filing will enable the company to reorganize as it faces …

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 4:21 PM
Unexpected Iowa Tornadoes Flatten Buildings, Injure at Least 17
Thousands of people were without power Friday after a flurry of unexpected tornadoes swept through central Iowa, injuring at least 17 people and flattening buildings in three cities. The storms even surprised weather forecasters when they hit the region Thursday …

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 4:20 PM
Inspector Last Year Reported Sunken Missouri Duck Boat Had Design Flaws
A private inspector said Saturday that he warned the company operating duck boats on a Missouri lake about design flaws putting the watercraft at greater risk of sinking, less than a year before the accident that killed 17 people during …

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 4:18 PM
AssuredPartners Acquires Hutson Insurance Group in Texas
AssuredPartners Inc. has acquired the Hutson Insurance Group located in Plano, Texas. The Hutson Insurance Group is a full-service insurance broker that has served the Plano and the North Texas marketplace for over twenty years under the leadership of Brian …

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 3:37 PM
Brown & Riding Adds Pike as Property Broker in Dallas
Brown & Riding Insurance Services Inc. has hired Ryan Pike as a property broker in its Dallas office. Pike specializes in placing difficult manufacturing as well as Property and Inland Marine risks in the oil and gas sector. He in …

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 3:36 PM
Jury Awards $640K to Washington Man in Excessive Force Case
A federal jury has awarded a Federal Way, Wash. man $640,000 after finding a police officer used excessive force when arresting him at an accident scene in 2014. The Seattle Times reported that the jury gave Josiah Hunter $40,000 for …

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 2:39 PM
$750K Settlement in Utah Sexual Misconduct Suit
The city of Provo, Utah has reached a $750,000 settlement with five women who say it failed to take action to protect them from alleged sexual harassment and assault by a former police chief. Mayor Michelle Kaufusi said in a …

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 2:38 PM
Hawaii Jury Sides with Couple in Disability Discrimination Suit
A jury in Hawaii has sided with a Maui couple in a $1.9 million disability discrimination lawsuit against their condo association which fined them thousands of dollars for uncarpeted floors and attempted to sell their unit in foreclosure. Lawyer Eric …

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 2:24 PM
UK Motor Insurers to Mutualize Claims for Terrorist Attacks Using Vehicles as Weapons
UK motor insurers have voted for the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) to handle and pay the claims from victims involved in a terrorist event where a vehicle is used to kill or injure. MIB is the UK’s not-for-profit body which …

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 2:19 PM

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