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TikTok Video Helps Louisiana Woman With Storm Claims

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — One Lake Charles woman credits the power of social media in getting one step closer to having her hurricane-damaged home repaired after weeks of roadblocks with her insurance claim. Tara Parks recently posted several videos …

Sasol’s Lake Charles Plant Remains Shut Following Hurricane Laura

South African petrochemicals group Sasol said on Monday that its Lake Charles Chemical facility in the U.S. state of Louisiana remained shut after Hurricane Laura made landfall last week. The world’s top manufacturer of motor fuel from coal, said manufacturing …

Oil Trims Losses on Conflicting Signals About Saudi Recovery

Oil pared an earlier decline on contradicting reports about when Saudi Arabia will restore production lost in unprecedented attacks. A Financial Times report citing unidentified Saudi sources contradicted an earlier article from Reuters that the kingdom is close to restoring …

‘Talking’ to Structures to Boost Public Safety

University of Adelaide researchers are developing low-cost technology which can ‘talk’ to structures like bridges and aeroplanes to monitor their structural health and assess them for damage. The technology should help improve public safety, and significantly reduce the cost of …

Teams Assessing Storm Damage in Rhode Island

Gov. Lincoln Chafee says teams of federal, state and local officials have begun assessing damage across Rhode Island caused by the blizzard. Chafee says the four teams began working Tuesday on compiling a preliminary disaster assessment that will be used …

Aftershocks Hamper Relief in Tsunami-Hit Solomons

Strong aftershocks rattled the Solomon Islands on Friday, hampering relief efforts to tsunami-ravaged villages and forcing the South Pacific nation’s prime minister to forgo a visit to the stricken area, where nine deaths have been confirmed. Prime Minister Gordon Darcy …