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Snowstorm pummels southeast, kills 10, including 8-month-old baby
Winter Storm Inga swept the South from Texas to Florida and even north to Massachusets on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and wreaking havoc on flights.

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 4:58 AM
Officials fear China compromised US covert communications, report says
U.S. intelligence officials are now concerned that China has compromised the methods that the CIA uses to communicate with overseas assets, dampening agents’ enthusiasm after the Monday arrest of a former CIA officer for retaining classified information, the Washington Post reported.

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 3:55 AM
LAPD spent millions on 'green' electric BMWs used for joyrides to nail salons, day lunches: report
Two years after the LAPD touted a multimillion-dollar purchase a fleet of eco-friendly electric BMWS, officers are mostly using the cars for personal trips to grab lunch and, in one case, visit a nail salon, according to a local report.

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 1:29 AM
'Potentially hazardous asteroid' bigger than Earth's tallest building will zoom past us next month
A "potentially hazardous asteroid" known as 2002 AJ129 is set to fly by Earth at a whopping 67,000 miles per hour next month, there is no need to worry, scientists say.

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 7:00 PM
Former UK boxing champ charged with encouraging extremism
A former British boxing champion has been charged with encouraging extremist violence.

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 6:48 PM
FISA surveillance program: What is it and why is it so controversial?
A program that allows U.S. spy agencies to collect information on foreigners outside the country was reauthorized by both chambers of Congress.

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 6:45 PM
Florida student's drinking death renews calls for aggressive 'culture change' in fraternities
A day after nine men faced charges in the hazing death of a fraternity pledge at Florida State University, the prosecutor leading the case called for a "serious culture change" within college fraternities -- and said he hopes criminal prosecution will prevent future deaths.

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 6:45 PM
The Latest: France, UK sign deal to improve border controls
The Latest on the meeting Thursday between French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May (all times local): 6:40 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says Britain and France have signed a treaty to improve the management of their common border and to deal more humanely with migrants.

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 6:44 PM
Carjacker gets 30-year sentence for New Jersey mall killing
The gunman in a fatal 2013 carjacking at an upscale mall in New Jersey has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 6:43 PM
The Latest: Arizona police say suspect tied to 9 killings
The Latest on a case involving multiple killings in the Phoenix area (all times local): 11:40 a.m.

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 6:41 PM

KAIT - Health & Medical

Walmart offers way to turn leftover opioids into useless gel
Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel.

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2018 7:09 AM
Hospital accommodates staff during winter weather
Snow may mean a day off of work for many people, but not for those who work in a hospital.

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 7:06 PM
Doctor says you could get flu twice in one season
There is a chance you could get the Influenza Virus twice, according to a Jonesboro doctor.

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 7:19 PM
Travelers through Chicago's O'Hare airport possibly exposed to measles
Health officials say some travelers at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago have been exposed to measles after a passenger with a confirmed case arrived on an international flight Wednesday.

POSTED JANUARY 15, 2018 12:19 PM
Cold weather makes it difficult for local medical helicopter group
The cold, windy and sometimes icy conditions in the area have impacted a local medical helicopter group, but an official said Friday that the weather conditions can make things dangerous. 

POSTED JANUARY 12, 2018 11:10 PM
1st trial date set in state lawsuit over opioid epidemic
The first trial date has been set for a lawsuit by a state against pharmaceutical companies over the opioid epidemic.

POSTED JANUARY 12, 2018 4:21 PM
Usage remains low for pill that can prevent HIV infection
Health workers are trying to popularize a pill that is effective in preventing HIV infection.

POSTED JANUARY 08, 2018 12:42 PM
Tips to avoid the flu
It’s the same tips we've heard our whole life, the flu shot is the best way and then keeping your hands clean also helps you stay healthy.Southeast Health is seeing more cases this year and they're coming later.

POSTED JANUARY 08, 2018 9:59 PM
UAMS to cut 600 positions
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) announced Monday it would cut 600 jobs to meet its budget.

POSTED NOVEMBER 24, 2017 8:13 PM
In a milestone year, gene therapy finds a place in medicine
This was the year scientists proved they could doctor DNA to successfully treat diseases.

POSTED DECEMBER 28, 2017 10:35 AM

News – Insurance Journal

Insurers Increasing Payments to California Wildfire Victims Sans Itemization
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Thursday released the results of the formal notice he issued last month to all residential property insurers requesting they provide up to 100 percent of contents coverage limits for fire survivors who experienced a …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 6:24 PM
Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Named Consumer Committee Chair at NAIC
Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr has been named chairman of the Market Regulation and Consumer Affairs (D) Committee of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) for 2018. The mission of the Market Regulation and Consumer Affairs (D) Committee is …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 5:46 PM
A.M. Best: Ratings Outlooks Negative for Texas-Based Standard Casualty
A.M. Best has revised the outlooks to negative from stable and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” of Standard Casualty Co. (Standard Casualty), based in New Braunfels, Texas. Standard Casualty …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 5:42 PM
Oil from Sunken Iran Tanker Diffuses into 4 Separate Slicks
Oil from an Iranian tanker that sank in the East China Sea has diffused into four separate slicks, covering a combined area of just over 100 square kms (39 square miles), Chinese authorites said late on Wednesday. Earlier satellite imaging …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 5:41 PM
Legislative Panel Backs Proposal to Ban Dicamba Herbicide in Arkansas
Arkansas lawmakers recommended regulators move forward on Jan. 16 with efforts to ban an herbicide that farmers in several states say has drifted onto their crops and caused damage, advancing the prohibition despite a lawsuit by a maker of the …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 5:39 PM
Truck Leaks Natural Gas, Causes $2M in Damage in Kansas Fire
Authorities have determined the cause of a fire that caused more than $2 million in damage and losses at a truck maintenance facility in southwest Wichita, Kansas. Wichita fire Lt. Jose Ocadiz says employees were doing mechanical work Monday on …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 5:38 PM
Woman Paralyzed by Chicago Bus Shelter Collapse Settles for $115M
Attorneys for a woman partially paralyzed by a collapsed bus shelter at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport say she will receive a $115 million settlement from the city and its insurer. Jurors in August found the city liable for injuries to …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 5:36 PM
Michigan Businesses Likely to Get a Break on Jobless Fund Tax
Michigan officials say state businesses are expected to pay less into a fund providing temporary benefits to eligible jobless residents. The Talent Investment Agency said in a release that unemployment insurance tax rates are projected to decrease an average 4.5 …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 5:35 PM
Silent Cyber Included in Willis Re’s Cyber Risk Portfolio Modeling Tool PRISM-Re
Willis Re, the reinsurance business of Willis Towers Watson, the global advisory and broking company, has upgraded its cyber risk portfolio modeling tool PRISM-ReTM to include “silent cyber.” Willis Re defines “silent cyber” as potential cyber-related losses resulting from insurance …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 5:12 PM
Business, Political Leaders List Cyber Attacks, Geopolitical Tensions as Top Concerns: WEF Survey
The threat of large-scale cyber attacks and a “deteriorating geopolitical landscape” since the election of U.S. President Donald Trump have jumped to the top of the global elite’s list of concerns, the World Economic Forum said ahead of its annual …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 3:51 PM

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