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Delaware Judge Rules Insurer Must Defend Korn’s Ex-Wife in Porn Defamation Suit

A federal judge has ruled that an insurance company is obligated to defend the ex-wife of serial political candidate Richard Korn in a defamation lawsuit he filed against her. Liberty Mutual argued that a homeowner’s policy it issued to Magda …

New York City Row House Blast Kills Fire Battalion Chief

A battalion chief who had been considered a rising star in the Fire Department of New York was killed Tuesday when a row house exploded as he was supervising an evacuation following a report of a gas leak, and authorities …

New York Senator Urges Update to Mobile Alerts to Include Photos

As police and federal agents hunted for the man suspected of setting off bombs in New York and New Jersey, millions of people received an alert on their cellphones asking for help finding the bombing suspect. But a phrase in …

Penn State, Insurer Settle Fight That Revealed Sandusky Scandal Details

Penn State has settled a court fight with its insurer over payments to victims of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, a case that revealed new allegations about how early late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno knew of …

New York Governor Says No Apparent Link Between Blast, Overseas Terror

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday that an explosion that rocked a crowded Manhattan neighborhood, injuring 29 people, doesn’t appear to be linked to international terrorism, and he vowed that authorities would find and prosecute whoever was responsible. He noted that …

Uber Offers Riders a Glimpse of the Driverless Future

Uber riders in Pittsburgh can get a glimpse of the future by summoning a car capable of handling most of the tasks of driving on its own. Starting Wednesday morning, a fleet of self-driving Ford Fusions will pick up Uber …

Delta Pilots Faulted for Landing Errors in New York Airport Crash

A Delta Air Lines Inc. plane slid off a snow-covered runway at LaGuardia Airport in New York last year because the pilots used the wrong technique for slowing down after a landing, U.S. accident investigators concluded on Tuesday. By adding …

Case Alleges Berkshire ‘Siphoned’ Funds in Workers’ Comp Suit

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. duped a New York bicycle courier company into paying for a workers’ compensation plan that threatens to shortchange injured workers and businesses, according to a lawsuit filed Friday. The suit comes as Berkshire’s Applied Underwriters business faces …

Drones to Assist FDNY in Battling Major Fires

Drones will soon be taking to the skies to help New York City firefighters battle major fires and emergencies. The New York Times reported Thursday the Fire Department of New York will deploy a drone to 2-alarm fires or greater …

Massachusetts Law Applies in Rhode Island Contamination Claim: Court

The Massachusetts Appeals Court has ruled that Massachusetts law should apply in deciding whether Narragansett Electric Co. (NEC), a Rhode Island-based utilities provider, is entitled to insurance coverage for environmental contamination at several of its sites. The August 31 decision reverses …

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