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Suspected Russian Hackers Used U.S. Networks, Official Says

A sprawling cyber-attack that compromised popular software created by Texas-based SolarWinds Corp. was executed from within the U.S., a top White House official said, though the government believes Russia was responsible. The federal investigation of the hack will take several …

When Climate Change Leads to Mortgage Defaults: Viewpoint

Climate change poses risks to real estate that homebuyers may not be able to predict. As sea level rises, coastal properties, for example, may be subject to increased flooding and intensifying storm surges. First-time homebuyers often lack the expertise to …

PG&E Settles Wildfire Claims with Insurers for $11 Billion

PG&E Corp said on Friday it has reached an $11 billion settlement to resolve most claims by insurance carriers related to 2017 and 2018 wildfires in California. It is the second major settlement of wildfire claims by PG&E, and requires …

Judge Cuts $2 Billion Verdict Against Bayer in Roundup Case to $86 Million

A California judge on Thursday reduced a $2 billion jury verdict, slashing the award for a couple who blamed Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup for their cancer to $86.7 million. Superior Court Judge Winifred Smith of the California Superior …

Boeing 737 Max Black-Box Analysis Gets Underway

Air-crash experts are gathering in Ethiopia to analyze black-box data from a Boeing Co. 737 Max jetliner as controversy over the model’s safety intensifies following two fatal disasters in less than five months. Ethiopian Airlines said Thursday that the plane’s …

`Recipe for Flooding’ Threatens Great Plains Wheat on Red River

As the Midwest recovers from record flooding, cities and towns along the Red River in Minnesota, North Dakota and Canada are preparing for a deluge of their own as the heavy snows of winter start to melt. Fargo, North Dakota, …

Texas Coastal Cities Conduct Post-Harvey Dune Restoration

The relaxation of state regulations after Hurricane Harvey has allowed Texas coastal communities to undertake nearly a dozen dune reconstruction projects. Galveston can authorize emergency beachfront repairs until at least Jan. 3, including for dunes damaged by the storm, the …

California Firefighters Injured in Garage Collapse

Authorities say four firefighters were injured when the roof of a converted garage collapsed during a fire in Compton. Compton Fire Battalion Chief Vincent Capelle said Sunday that more than a dozen firefighters were dispatched to the blaze at around …

Arkansas Fire Departments get Grants

Arkansas Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman have announced that two Arkansas fire departments will share more than $340,000 in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The grants announced Thursday are from the department’s Assistance to Firefighters …

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