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PG&E Gives Details on Tower Damage at Heart of California Fire Probe
PG&E Corp. revealed that on the day California’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire started, its workers saw damage and a fire near one of its transmission towers, which are the focus of investigations and a lawsuit as a possible ignition …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 4:02 PM
2 Small Earthquakes Strike Western Colorado
Two mild earthquakes struck western Colorado, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The quakes hit early Tuesday but likely weren’t strong enough to cause any damage. The quakes were both just north of Glenwood Springs. The USGS says a 3.4 quake …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 3:58 PM
Firms to Pay $9M to Settle Suit Over Damages in 2012 California Wildfire
Officials say a construction company and a logging firm have collectively agreed to pay $9 million for damages resulting from a 2012 wildfire that burned more than 1,600 acres of national forest land in Northern California. The U.S. Attorney’s office …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 3:55 PM
Utilities to Cover Power Lines, Expand Weather Monitoring in High Risk Areas
California utilities plan to insulate power lines, increase inspections and build new weather stations in areas at high risk for wildfires in an effort to combat increasingly destructive blazes. Southern California Edison told legislative employees this week it wants to …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 3:53 PM
The Insurance Library Association of Boston Names Tetrault Executive Director
The Insurance Library Association of Boston has named Paul Tetrault as its executive director. Tetrault, an attorney and former editor of The Standard, New England’s Insurance Weekly, has more than 25 years of experience serving the insurance industry in various …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 2:02 PM
Kaplansky Insurance Acquires Massachusetts’ Burak Insurance
Kaplansky Insurance, an independent, Needham, Mass.-based agency, has acquired Burak Insurance, located in Canton, Mass. The addition of Burak marks Kaplansky Insurance’s 31st overall acquisition and its fourth for 2018. The agency currently operates 12 locations throughout Massachusetts. Founded in …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 1:58 PM
93 Connecticut Educators File Claims Over Mold-Related Ailments
More than 90 educators in a Connecticut school district have filed workers’ compensation claims over mold-related ailments. The Advocate reports that 93 staff members at six public schools in Stamford filed claims saying they became ill because of mold problems. …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 1:52 PM
Massachusetts Lawmakers Eye Action on Natural Gas Safety Bill
Top Statehouse Democrats say they’re hoping to pass legislation aimed at improving natural gas infrastructure safety before the end of the year. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker filed the bill. On Monday, he met with Senate President Karen Spilka and House …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 1:49 PM
Gallagher Buys IBS Re Singapore, 40% Stake in Indonesia’s IBS Insurance Broking
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced it has acquired a 40 percent equity stake in Indonesian insurance broker and risk management services provider PT IBS Insurance Broking Service, as well as 100 percent of reinsurance broker, IBS Re Singapore. Other …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 11:37 AM
Starr Insurance Cos. Expands Aviation Insurance Operations to Brazil
Starr Insurance Cos. announced that Starr International Brasil Seguradora S.A. has been granted a local license to offer aviation insurance. “We are thrilled to be adding aviation capability in an important, growing economy like Brazil,” said Steve Blakey, president and …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 10:27 AM

FOX News

Georgia's Stacey Abrams plans to run for office again: 'Stay tuned'
Stacey Abrams, the Democrat who unsuccessfully ran for governor of Georgia this year, says she plans to run for office again in the future. 

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 5:08 PM
Photos capture heartwarming moment blind boy meets Santa, reindeer
A Texas mother’s post about the “Best Santa ever” has gone viral after she shared moving photos of her 6-year-old son, who is blind and autistic, touching Santa’s face and feeling his suit as they shared a special moment.

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 5:07 PM
Michael Cohen, former Trump attorney, gets 3 years in prison after pleading guilty to several charges
Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal attorney, was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to tax evasion, campaign finance violations and lying to Congress about a Trump real estate project in Russia. 

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 5:07 PM
Jamie McMurray joining Fox Sports NASCAR coverage in 2019
Heading upstairs.

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 5:02 PM
Returning soldier surprises granddaughter at Chili’s in touching footage: 'Can I sit here?'
Petty Officer First Class Virgil Kiger, of the U.S. Coast Guard, was filmed surprising his granddaughter inside the Winston-Salem restaurant on Friday.

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 4:57 PM
'Price Is Right' icon Bob Barker's best cameos, from 'Happy Gilmore' to 'How I Met Your Mother'
Bob Barker has given fans a glimpse of his fiery — yet spunky — personality with his quirky cameos on various television shows and movies through the years.

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 4:52 PM
'A Star Is Born' tops SAG Awards nominations, snubs abound
"A Star Is Born" led nominations for the 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards with four nods including best ensemble on Wednesday, firmly establishing Bradley Cooper's romantic revival as this year's Academy Awards front runner.

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 4:46 PM
‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ sales soar amid controversy, report says
“Baby It’s Cold Outside” may be getting the cold shoulder from some listeners, but the uptick in sales and streaming shows many people are still enjoying the holiday classic. 

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 4:46 PM
Jim Gaffigan happy to be wife Jeannie's caretaker during brain tumor battle
 Jim Gaffigan is honored to have been his wife's caretaker after she was diagnosed with a brain tumor — and said she's recovering beautifully, even if she's not back at 100 percent just yet.

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 4:43 PM
Steve Carell on playing Donald Rumsfeld in ‘Vice’: He was tough 'behind closed doors’
Funnyman Steve Carell is taking on a very different role as former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in the upcoming Dick Cheney biopic "Vice."

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 4:38 PM

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