National News

Drugged Driving a Rising Problem

An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, grabbed the steering wheel after his grandson lost consciousness while driving. Police in the city of 30,000 responded to …

Connected Cars, Roads Could Eliminate Wrong-Way Driving

Kevin Balke turned his SUV southeastward, checked his instruments and confirmed he was ready. Nearly a mile of concrete stood before him with plenty of room to run, but he wouldn’t need all of it to prove his point – …

Stakeholders Examine Insurance Fraud Issues During Federal Hearing

A recent federal hearing on insurance fraud exploring the necessity of a federal fraud fighting program, highlighted how stakeholders work to address and fight the multi-billion dollar industry. The Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security, held …

Road Deaths Drop Slightly in First Half of 2017, Still Higher Than 2 Years Ago

Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council indicate motor vehicle deaths in the first six months of 2017 are 1 percent lower than they were during the same six-month period in 2016. However, the country is fresh off the steepest …

Appeals Court Cuts $2M in Legal Fees in Whirlpool Moldy Washer Settlement

A federal appeals court reduced by $2 million the legal fees that Sears Holdings Corp. and Whirlpool Corp. must pay to settle a class action lawsuit over defective washing machines. The reason: the case was not that complicated. The 7th …

Fraud News: Sentencing in California $500K Auto Insurance Fraud Ring

Sentencing for 9 California Residents in $500,000 Auto Insurance Fraud Ring In one of the larger auto insurance fraud cases in the Sacramento region, Michael Charles Young, of Sacramento, the leader of a large auto insurance fraud ring was sentenced …

Researchers Say Lightning Causing Fewer Deaths in the U.S.

Lightning – once one of nature’s biggest killers -is claiming far fewer lives in the United States, mostly because we’ve learned to get out of the way. In the 1940s, when there were fewer people, lightning killed more than 300 …

Many Americans Feel Hostility, Threatened at Work

The American workplace is grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile. So concludes an in-depth study of 3,066 U.S. workers by the Rand Corp., Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles. Among the findings: Nearly one in five workers …

Addressing Workers’ Comp Talent Management Concerns

Filling workers’ compensation claims positions will require insurers to change their idea of what an ideal employee is. That’s according to Debbi Bromley, senior vice president of Human Resources at Genex. She discussed workers’ comp hiring concerns during a recent …

Eclipse Excitement Overshadowed by Safety Concerns

Sold out hotels, viewing parties and special media coverage will culminate on Monday, August 21, when a total solar eclipse will be visible across the entire U.S. But along with the excitement comes safety concerns, according to various government agencies. …

National News Archives by Month