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Stranded Parrot 'Turns Air Blue' Cursing Out Firefighter During Rescue Attempt

Stranded Parrot 'Turns Air Blue' Cursing Out Firefighter During Rescue AttemptJessie the parrot was decidedly unimpressed when a firefighter came to rescue




POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 6:13 AM

Catholic Church Covered Up Child Abuse By 301 Priests In Pennsylvania: Report

Catholic Church Covered Up Child Abuse By 301 Priests In Pennsylvania: ReportPennsylvania's attorney general released on Tuesday the long-awaited results




POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 2:47 PM

10 pieces to pack if you're planning a trip within your trip under $50

10 pieces to pack if you're planning a trip within your trip under $50From cross-country road trips to intercontinental excursions, it’s not out of




POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 6:01 AM

Supporters Raise Nearly $200,000 For Fired FBI Agent Peter Strzok

Supporters Raise Nearly $200,000 For Fired FBI Agent Peter StrzokSupporters of fired FBI agent Peter Strzok rallied to his side on Monday and




POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 2:59 AM

Owners of Recalled 2019 Subaru Ascent SUVs to Get Brand-New Vehicles

Owners of Recalled 2019 Subaru Ascent SUVs to Get Brand-New VehiclesSubaru has recalled 293 of its 2019 Ascent SUVs because they may be missing key spot welds on the B-pillar, which holds the second-row door hinges, according to the National Highway Traffic Safet...




POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 2:12 PM

Venezuela abandons petrol subsidies as inflation set to hit one million per cent

Venezuela abandons petrol subsidies as inflation set to hit one million per centPresident Nicolas Maduro said Monday that some of the world's cheapest petrol that Venezuelan drivers enjoy will soon be sold at world market prices to combat rampant smuggling. "Gasoline must be sold at an international price to stop smuggling to Colombia and the Caribbean," Maduro said in a televised address. Venezuela, like most oil producing countries, has for decades subsidised fuel as a benefit to consumers. But its fuel prices have remained nearly flat for years despite hyperinflation that the International Monetary Fund has projected would reach 1 million per cent this year. That means that for the price of a cup of coffee, a driver can now fill the tank of a small SUV nearly 9,000 times. Recently, the average price of a coffee with milk was 2.2 million bolivars, or about 50 cents, local media has reported. Smugglers do brisk business reselling fuel in neighboring countries. Supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro take part in a rally in Caracas on Monday Credit: FEDERICO PARRA/AFP Maduro said the government would still provide "direct subsidies" to citizens holding the "fatherland card," a state-issued identification card that the government uses to provide bonuses and track use of social services. He said the subsidy was only available to those who registered their cars in a vehicle census being conducted by the state.




POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 4:33 AM

US Diplomat Visits Detained Pastor in Turkey

US Diplomat Visits Detained Pastor in TurkeyAmerica's top diplomat in Turkey has visited the U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson who's being held under house arrest in the city of Izmir and called on Turkey to resolve Brunson's case transparently and without delay. (Aug. 14)




POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 1:49 PM

The Latest: Crowd protests death penalty at Nebraska Capitol

The Latest: Crowd protests death penalty at Nebraska CapitolLINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on Nebraska's first execution since 1997 (all times local):




POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 7:42 PM

Israel reopens Gaza crossing as truce talks progress

Israel reopens Gaza crossing as truce talks progressIsrael reopened its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after closing it to most deliveries on July 9 over months of border tensions, as relative calm returned and truce talks progressed. An Israeli official said on condition of anonymity that an initial set of "understandings" had been reached with the help of Egypt and United Nations officials, leading to calm over the last several days and the opening of the crossing. Humanitarian issues in the blockaded Gaza Strip and the return of the soldiers can be addressed if calm is maintained, the official said, adding that if not, Israel would return to "aggressive" military action.




POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 2:37 PM

Car crash outside U.K. Parliament; terrorist suspect arrested

Car crash outside U.K. Parliament; terrorist suspect arrestedA car plowed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London during the morning rush hour Tuesday, injuring three people in what police suspect is the latest in a string of attacks in the British capital that used vehicles as weapons.




POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 11:19 AM

News – Insurance Journal

Former Illinois Insurance Broker Sentenced to Prison, Must Repay Nearly $1M
The owner of multiple property/casualty insurance operations in northern Illinois has been sentenced to more than four years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $1 million in restitution for insurance fraud. U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Kapala on Aug. …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 12:55 AM
Recreational Pot Measure Approved for North Dakota Ballot
Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in North Dakota have succeeded in bringing the matter to a public vote later this year. Proponents submitted more than the required 13,452 valid petition signatures to get a measure on the November general election …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 12:17 AM
California Considers Rule Changes as Legal Pot Market Struggles
The nation’s largest legal marijuana market is struggling. Illicit sales continue to thrive in California and shaky supply chain has customers looking at barren shelves in some licensed shops. There are testing problems. And a proposal to allow home marijuana …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 12:13 AM
Scott Declares State of Emergency Over Toxic Algae Bloom on Florida Coast
Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in response to the impacts of red tide in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. The Executive Order 18-221 will provide significant state funding to local governments …

POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 4:55 PM
Alera Group Acquires Barnes Insurance & Financial Services of Florida
Alera Group, a national employee benefits, property and casualty, risk management and wealth management firm, has acquired Barnes Insurance & Financial Services (BIAFS) of Florida. BIAFS is a benefits agency with two locations in northwest Florida. Founded in 2005, this …

POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 4:41 PM
Texas Insurance Department: Harvey Claims Reporting Deadline Approaching
As the anniversary of Hurricane Harvey approaches, the Texas Department of Insurance is reminding Texans that some insurance policies have a one-year deadline to file claims. Harvey made landfall August 25. Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) claims must be reported …

POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 4:32 PM
Murphy Oil USA to Pay $100K to Settle Disability Discrimination, Retaliation Suit
Arkansas-based Murphy Oil USA Inc. will pay $100,000 to settle a workplace discrimination suit filed in Texas by federal officials. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed suit against Murphy Oil, which owns Murphy USA retail gasoline stores typically …

POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 4:28 PM
34 Sickened by Salmonella Outbreak in Southeast Missouri County
A southeast Missouri county is investigating a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 34 people. The Southeast Missourian reports that the cause hasn’t been determined. Perry County Health Department communicable disease coordinator Sheila Hahs says the agency began receiving worrying numbers …

POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 4:15 PM
Special Police Unit Seeks to Curb Thefts From Indiana RV companies
A special police unit is seeking to curb burglaries and thefts from businesses including recreational vehicle companies in northern Indiana. Police in the Elkhart County city of Goshen say their unit was formed to deal with such crimes in the …

POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 4:13 PM
Insurer for Missouri City Must Pay $5.3M to Man with Overturned Conviction
A judge has ordered a former insurance carrier for the city of Columbia to pay $5.3 million to a man who served 10 years in prison before his conviction for killing a sports editor in Columbia was thrown out. The …

POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 4:12 PM

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