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Oregon Coast Tornado Confirmed, Caused Minor Damage
A tornado caused some minor damage to homes in Manzanita, Ore., on Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service confirmed. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that Tillamook County Emergency Manager Gordon McCraw said the county got reports a little after 11 a.m. about …

POSTED JANUARY 28, 2020 3:43 PM
Hawaii Looking for Ways to Combat Traffic-Related Deaths
Hawaii lawmakers have proposed initiatives to help reduce the number of traffic-related fatalities after transportation officials confirmed more than 100 deaths in the last year. Those initiatives include installing traffic cameras to capture drivers running red lights and enforcing zero-tolerance …

POSTED JANUARY 28, 2020 3:41 PM
Top Workplace Discrimination Claims
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has detailed breakdowns for the 72,675 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in fiscal year 2019. The FY 2019 data show that retaliation continued to be the most frequently filed charge filed with …

POSTED JANUARY 28, 2020 2:46 PM
Cause of Kobe Bryant Copter Crash Unclear; Flight Approval Under Review
The helicopter carrying retired basketball star Kobe Bryant and eight others had been cleared to operate in deteriorating weather but not the dense clouds into which it apparently flew shortly before crashing, according to investigators and flight data. The Sikorsky …

POSTED JANUARY 28, 2020 2:04 PM
Houston Mayor, Others Assisting Residents After Deadly Warehouse Blast
Houston’s mayor and others say they will work to provide assistance to residents whose homes were damaged after a massive explosion at a warehouse that killed two workers and injured 20 others. Mayor Sylvester Turner on Saturday walked through the …

POSTED JANUARY 28, 2020 2:02 PM
Swiss Re Corporate Taps Ex-Allianz Exec Willauer as Head Property & Specialty, EMEA
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has appointed Bianca Willauer as head Property & Specialty Lines, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), effective Feb. 1, 2020. In this role, Willauer will be responsible for the development and underwriting performance of Property & …

POSTED JANUARY 28, 2020 1:55 PM
Hiring Momentum May Be Slowing Overall But Not in Insurance
There is an even balance in the share of U.S. businesses reporting decreases and increases in employment for the first time in a decade, a survey showed on Monday, the latest suggestion that the labor market has likely peaked and …

POSTED JANUARY 28, 2020 1:38 PM
Oil Giant Total Sued by 14 French Cities, NGOs over Failure to Cut Carbon Emissions
Oil giant Total SA is being sued by 14 local governments and a handful of non-governmental organizations in France for not doing enough to reduce its carbon emissions and fight global warming. The legal challenge is the latest sign that …

POSTED JANUARY 28, 2020 1:28 PM
Woman Sues Maine Motels for Ignoring Signs of Sex Trafficking
A former Maine resident is becoming the first woman in the state to join a national effort to force hotel and motel owners to compensate victims of sex trafficking. The woman, identified in court documents by the initials R.T., said …

POSTED JANUARY 28, 2020 1:28 PM
Virginia Woman Sues Animal Shelter Over Bite to Her Finger
A Virginia woman has sued a humane society that she says didn’t properly restrain a caged dog that bit her finger. Marie A. Franco-Wisnewski, 55, of Portsmouth, is seeking $240,000 in damages, plus costs and interests, from the Portsmouth Humane …

POSTED JANUARY 28, 2020 1:13 PM

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