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Insurance claims for latest California wildfires top $9 billion

Insurance claims for latest California wildfires top $9 billion

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Insurance claims from the recent spate of California wildfires, including one ranked as the most deadly and destructive in state history, have topped $9 billion and are expected to grow, the state insurance commissioner reported on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: A firefighter battles the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, California, U.S. November 9, […]

Three rescued from West Virginia mine may have been seeking copper scrap

Three rescued from West Virginia mine may have been seeking copper scrap

(Reuters) – Rescuers on Wednesday found alive three people who had been lost in a West Virginia mine for four days after crawling in through a ventilation shaft, and brought them to the surface, a state spokeswoman said. Erica Treadway, 31, Kayla Williams, 25, and Cody Beverly, 21, were all being taken to a hospital […]

South Carolina boy, 16, pleads guilty in school shooting rampage

South Carolina boy, 16, pleads guilty in school shooting rampage

(Reuters) – A 16-year-old South Carolina boy pleaded guilty on Wednesday to murder and attempted murder charges stemming from the 2016 slaying of his father and shooting rampage at an elementary school that killed a 6-year-old boy, prosecutors said. Jesse Osborne, who was 14 at the time of the 2016 attack on Townville Elementary School […]

Chicago mayor pushes bond sale, constitutional change to aid pensions

Chicago mayor pushes bond sale, constitutional change to aid pensions

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Mayor Rahm Emanuel laid out a multi-pronged plan on Wednesday to tackle Chicago’s huge pension burden, urging the city council to approve the issuance of $10 billion of bonds to boost funding for the city’s four retirement systems. FILE PHOTO: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks during an interview with Reuters after taking […]

United Airlines to add international routes from San Francisco

United Airlines to add international routes from San Francisco

FILE PHOTO: A customer is reflected in a screen showing the schedule times of United at Newark International airport in New Jersey , November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo (Reuters) – United Continental Holdings Inc (UAL.O) said on Wednesday it would add flights to New Delhi, Toronto and Melbourne from San Francisco, as the No. […]

Ex-N.Y. state university official gets prison for bid rigging

Ex-N.Y. state university official gets prison for bid rigging

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The former president of the State University of New York’s Polytechnic Institute was sentenced to three and a half years in prison on Tuesday for helping to rig the bidding process for a billion-dollar, state-funded development project. FILE PHOTO – Alain Kaloyeros (L), president of the State University of New York’s […]

Texas executes man convicted of 1993 murder

Texas executes man convicted of 1993 murder

Alvin Braziel appears in a booking photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in Austin, Texas, U.S., December 10, 2018. Texas Department of Criminal Justice/Handout via REUTERS (Reuters) – The state of Texas on Tuesday executed an inmate convicted of shooting a man to death and sexually assaulting his wife after trying to […]

PG&E says cause of Camp Fire not yet determined despite probe

PG&E says cause of Camp Fire not yet determined despite probe

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) released a new report on Tuesday into a massive California wildfire that ignited near one of its damaged towers, offering new details of the incident but stopping short of accepting blame. FILE PGOTO: PG&E works on power lines to repair damage caused by the […]

U.S. weighs China travel warning over Huawei case: sources

U.S. weighs China travel warning over Huawei case: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is considering issuing a new warning to U.S. citizens, including business executives, traveling to China after Canada arrested a senior Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] executive at Washington’s request, two sources said on Tuesday. A man uses his phone as he sits in front of a Huawei shop in […]

Conservation groups sue Trump administration over Atlantic oil testing

Conservation groups sue Trump administration over Atlantic oil testing

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) – Environmental groups opposed to offshore drilling sued the federal government on Tuesday to prevent future seismic tests for oil and gas deposits in Atlantic waters off the U.S. East Coast. South Carolina coastal resident Phil Frandino, holds a sign at the Charleston announcement of a lawsuit against the Trump administration to […]

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