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Supreme Court to Hear Case That Could Limit Water Pollution Claims

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to consider limiting the scope of a landmark law aimed at curbing water pollution in a dispute pitting environmentalists against local authorities in Hawaii over a wastewater treatment plant. The justices agreed to …

Jurors Told Bribes, Music Videos Used to Boost Opioid Sales

Employees at a drug company accused of bribing doctors rapped and danced around a person dressed as a bottle of the highly addictive fentanyl spray in a video meant to motivate sales reps into getting patients on higher doses. The …

EPA Prepares Chemical PFA Safety Plan Amid Calls for Tougher Action

The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce a plan for dealing with a class of long-lasting chemical contaminants amid complaints from members of Congress and environmentalists that it’s not moved aggressively enough to regulate them. So-called forever chemicals, perfluoroalkyl …

Tesla Adds External Cameras That Monitor for Theft, Damage

Feb 13 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc on Wednesday launched a safety feature called “sentry mode” for its electric cars, as it attempts to make its vehicles more attractive to buyers. The feature will be compatible with U.S. Model …

Romaine Lettuce Outbreak Source Still Unknown

U.S. food regulators say they weren’t able to identify a contamination source for a food poisoning outbreak that prompted them to warn people to avoid romaine lettuce this fall . The Food and Drug Administration says it wasn’t able to …

9 States Have Passed ‘Red Flag’ Gun Seizure Laws in Year Since Parkland Shooting

In the year since the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, more states have passed laws making it easier to take guns away from people who may be suicidal or bent on violence against others, and courts are …

FEMA Chief Long to Leave Agency Next Month

Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long is leaving the agency he led through a record period of natural disasters — including a widely panned response to a storm that devastated Puerto Rico. “While this has been the opportunity of …

Ford Recalls 1.48 Million F-150 Pickups for Transmissions

Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it was recalling about 1.48 million F-150 pickup trucks in North America due to a potential transmission downshift issue that could increase the risk of a crash. Ford said select 2011-2013 model year trucks …

Study Questions Safety Claims About Tesla Autopilot’s Steering Feature

An analysis of government data disputes a finding by safety regulators and promoted by Tesla Inc. that crash rates of its older vehicles declined after they were equipped with an automatic steering capability. The study, released Friday by Quality Control …

How to Grow the Insurance Claims Industry Talent of Tomorrow

It should not be a surprise that drones fly over disaster areas for property inspection, and some insurers use chatbots to answer policyholders’ claims questions. Claims applications and supporting documents are shared within seconds, and real-time monitoring sensors alert people …

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