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NJ Transit Will Miss Deadline for Installing Positive Train Control

Lifesaving technology aboard New Jersey Transit trains won’t be in place by a Dec. 31 deadline set by Congress, the agency’s executive director told board members. The operator of the nation’s second-biggest commuter railroad, which leads its peers for accidents …

Allstate Files $2M Fraud Lawsuit Against No-Fault Healthcare Firms, Owners

Allstate announced it filed a lawsuit to recover more than $2 million in damages against thirteen professional corporations, including All County Diagnostic Chiropractic Services, P.C., Alliance Spine Associates, L.L.C., Haar Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, P.C., Horizon Anesthesia Group, P.C., Main …

Victims of Food Truck Blast Reach $160M Settlement With U-Haul

Several victims of a 2014 food truck explosion have reached a $160 million settlement with U-Haul, which was accused of refilling the truck’s old and damaged propane tanks, lawyers announced Wednesday. One plaintiff will receive more than $69 million; a …

Pennsylvania Region’s Mine Disasters Highlighted

In 1907, 240 coal miners went to work at the Darr Mine in Van Meter, and only one came home. Nearly one century later, nine miners went to work in the Quecreek mine in Somerset County, and all nine were …

Penn. Hospital Cuts Opioid Scripts, Considers New Ways to Ease Pain

The culture of clinicians treating pain as a fifth vital sign, targeting pain-free living through a prescription regimen, is acknowledged as a driving factor behind the rise of opioid addiction. The American Society of Addiction Medicine found 4 in 5 …

Report Highlights Pot Use in Massachusetts

A statewide study of marijuana use among Massachusetts residents released last week found that about 21 percent of adults had used marijuana in the past 30 days and that the proportion of marijuana use was highest among 18-to-25 year-olds. The …

NYC School Zone Speed Camera Program May End

Children’s lives will be in danger because the Republican-led state Senate failed to pass legislation extending the use of speed cameras near city schools, Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday. The measure extending the four-year-old school …

Commercial Insurance Prices in U.S. Increase for First Time in 3 Years

Commercial insurance prices in the U.S. increased modestly in the first quarter of 2018, according to leading global advisory, broking and solutions company Willis Towers Watson’s Commercial Lines Insurance Pricing Survey (CLIPS). The survey compared prices charged on policies written …

Rising Seas Raising Concern in Low-Lying Massachusetts Coastal District

In Boston’s booming Seaport District, General Electric is building its new world headquarters, Amazon is bringing in thousands of new workers, and Reebok’s red delta symbol sits atop the new office it opened last year. Three businesses are testing self-driving …

U.S. Agency Pledges Support for Connecticut Homeowners With Failing Foundations

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson pledged Monday to work with federal, state and local officials to help thousands of Connecticut residents whose homes are falling apart because of defective concrete foundations. Carson made the promise while visiting …

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