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Climate Change: The Already Present, Next Great Risk to Munis

When Miami Beach borrowed $162 million from Wall Street this week, it wanted investors to know rising seas and extreme weather are a real risk to the city and that it’s doing something about it. An increasing number of states …

Trauma for Cops After School Shootings is Largely Unstudied

About the photo: Members of a police SWAT team march to Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., on April 20, 1999 as they prepare to do a final search of the school after two gunmen opened fire on campus. LITTLETON, …

Watch the Birdie: Badminton Players at Risk for Eye Injuries

Badminton players may be at high risk for serious eye injuries, many of which can bring on permanent vision problems or blindness, according to a study of wounds treated at a Beijing hospital. Whether inflicted by an errant shuttlecock or …

Facebook’s Anti-Bias Vows May Not Kill Suit Against Advertisers

Facebook’s vow to block ads on its platform from being programmed to discriminate based on demographics ended a string of lawsuits against the social network, but companies that allegedly used the site to weed out older applicants for jobs aren’t …

Cosby’s Insurer Settles Accuser’s Lawsuit Before Deposition

PHILADELPHIA — Bill Cosby’s insurance company has settled another lawsuit filed by a female accuser a week before the imprisoned comedian was set to give a deposition in the case, prompting Cosby to call the insurer “complicit” in a scheme …

Mainstream Retailers Embrace Marijuana’s Less Taboo Cousin

NEW YORK — It’s showing up in everything from skin creams to bath balms to dog treats _ an elixir that can supposedly reduce anxiety and help you sleep. The ingredient? CBD, or cannabidiol, a compound derived from hemp and …

FAA Board Sees No Need for New Boeing 737 Max Simulator Training

A board of pilot experts appointed by U.S. aviation regulators has reviewed Boeing Co.’s proposed software fix for the grounded 737 Max aircraft and concluded that pilots won’t need additional simulator training once the plane is returned to service. The …

FDA Halts Vaginal Mesh Sales; Boston Scientific Shares Fall

U.S. health regulators ordered two medical device companies to stop selling surgical mesh used in pelvic repair surgeries after saying there isn’t enough evidence that the product embroiled in thousands of lawsuits is safe or effective. The Food and Drug …

Boeing 737 MAX Software Upgrade ‘Operationally Suitable’: FAA Panel

A review by a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration panel into Boeing Co’s grounded 737 MAX aircraft found a planned software update and training revisions to be “operationally suitable,” the agency said Tuesday, an important milestone in getting the planes back …

Startup Hopes to Carve a Low-Tech Niche with Tools for Claims Adjusters

In any discussion about the latest tools used by claims professionals, terms such as artificial intelligence, telematics and machine learning may come to mind. But the owner of a Kansas City startup is betting what the industry really needs is …

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