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Man Charged With Setting Wildfires in California Forest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A Northern California man has been charged with serial arson in connection with four wildfires in 5, authorities announced Wednesday. Eric Michael Smith, 38, of Redding, is accused of setting the fires in June and July in …

US Investigates Fire Reports in Chevy Bolt Electric Vehicles

DETROIT — The U.S. government’s road safety agency is investigating complaints that the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle can catch fire. The probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers nearly 78,000 Bolts made by General Motors from the 2017 …

More Than 20 Workers Hurt in Crane Accident In Austin, Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — Two cranes collided Wednesday at a construction site in Austin, Texas, causing one of them to partially collapse and injuring at least 22 workers who were sent scrambling for safety, authorities said. The cranes collided and got …

South Dakota’s Top Attorney Says Found Body Day After Crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg said in a statement late Monday that he realized he had struck and killed a man walking along a rural stretch of highway only after returning to the scene the …

Munich Re Among Insurers Facing ‘Major’ Beirut Blast Losses

Some of the world’s biggest reinsurers are bracing for potential losses running into tens of millions of euros after last week’s explosion that ravaged much of downtown Beirut. Property damage alone from the blast, which killed at least 171 people …

Boeing 737 MAX Report May Boost Effort to Reform U.S. Airplane Certification

WASHINGTON — A new report into the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to certify the Boeing 737 MAX may help proponents seeking reforms to the long-standing practice of delegating some aircraft certification tasks to manufacturers. On Wednesday, the Transportation Department’s inspector …

U.S. Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Worker Safety at Smithfield Pork Plant

A U.S. federal judge has dismissed a worker advocacy group’s lawsuit accusing Smithfield Foods Inc, the world’s largest pork processor, of failing to adequately protect employees from the novel coronavirus at a plant in Missouri. Smithfield is already taking many …

Marriott Says New Data Breach Affects 5.2 Million Guests

Marriott says guests’ names, loyalty account information and other personal details may have been accessed in the second major data breach to hit the company in less than two years. Marriott said Tuesday approximately 5.2 million guests worldwide may have …

Viewpoint: Keeping Your Cases Moving During the COVID-19 Crisis

Many subrogation professionals will find themselves working from home in the near future. While much can be accomplished from a computer keyboard, there are certain activities essential to investigating and litigating subrogation files which are going to mandate a creative …

Massachusetts Fire Lieutenant Dies Battling House Fire

WORCESTER, Mass. — A Massachusetts fire lieutenant scheduled to leave on a Disney vacation with his family after his shift ended died early Wednesday while investigating a report of a trapped baby in a burning home, his chief said. Lt. …