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Insurers Want Taxpayers to Back Pandemic Coverage For Businesses

The U.S. insurance industry is promoting the idea of an insurance plan backed by the federal government that would help businesses that in the future suffer losses from a pandemic, people familiar with the effort told Reuters. The campaign involves …

Mexicans Sue Walmart Over Texas Shooting that Left Victims on Both Sides of Border

Ten Mexican citizens have sued Walmart over the shooting at a store in the U.S. border town of El Paso, Texas, that killed eight Mexicans and left eight more injured, saying that Walmart did not do enough to protect its …

9th Circuit: Policy’s War Exclusion Doesn’t Apply to Attacks by Hamas

Missiles fired by Hamas from the Gaza Strip into Israel did not constitute an act of war that triggered an exclusion to a blanket insurance policy issued to Universal Cable Productions by Atlantic Specialty Insurance, the 9th Circuit Court of …

Radio Host Says Website Falsely Accused Him of Terrorism

A Muslim-American radio host is asking a federal court in Ohio to award him more than $1 million in damages for his claims that a neo-Nazi website operator falsely accused him of terrorism. Attorneys for SiriusXM Radio show host Dean …

Authorities Find it Tough to Stop Terrorists From Renting, Using Trucks

It doesn’t take a firearm or a bomb to wreak havoc. All it takes is a driver’s license, a valid credit card, some proof of insurance – and as little as $19. The attack on a riverfront bike path in …

New York Central Park Blast Remains a Mystery 9 Months Later

New York Detective Paul Arroyo and Special Agent Peter D’Antonio are frustrated. For nearly nine months, the investigators have tried to find out how exactly a small, clear plastic bag full of readily available, highly explosive chemicals found its way …

Terrorism Concerns Results in Chemical Storage Rule Delay

The Trump administration is delaying a new rule tightening safety requirements for companies that store large quantities of dangerous chemicals. The rule was imposed after a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, exploded in 2013, killing 15 people. Scott Pruitt, administrator …

Risk Experts Say Candidates’ Focus on Wrong Hazards

It’s a scary world out there, risk experts agree, but they say Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton often focus on the wrong dangers – fixing on hazards that are unlikely, or unlikely to cause massive pain. The Associated Press asked …

Planning for the Worst: Terrorism and Workplace Violence

Several recent manmade events, including the attack at Pulse nightclub in Florida and the Belgium airport terrorist bombing, highlight the vulnerability of the workplace. Workplace violence costs employers over $120 billion a year, according to the National Institute for Occupational …

Cleveland Will Spend $9.5M on Insuring City During GOP Convention

A city of Cleveland panel on Wednesday authorized spending nearly $10 million to purchase $50 million in insurance to protect the city against claims during the Republican National Convention after a consultant concluded the city faces a higher risk than …