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'Laws have failed,' say Florida survivors in push to limit gun sales
TALLAHASSEE, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of people including teenaged survivors of last week's deadly Florida high school mass shooting poured into the state capital Tallahassee on Wednesday demanding that lawmakers limit sales of assault rifles.


POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 1:53 PM
Fresh U.S. criminal charges filed in special counsel's Manafort case
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New sealed criminal charges have been filed in federal court in the criminal case brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller against President Donald Trump's former senior campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, a court record seen by Reuters on Wednesday showed.


POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 1:22 PM
Number of U.S. hate groups jumps 20 percent since 2014: watchdog
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of U.S. hate groups rose again in 2017, during President Donald Trump's first year in office, and has surged 20 percent since 2014, a U.S. civil rights watchdog said on Wednesday.


POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 12:09 PM
Trump signals he's open to mileage tax with praise of Oregon program
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday praised an experimental program in Oregon that charges a mileage tax to volunteer drivers, adding to signals that President Donald Trump is open to finding new revenue sources to pay for his proposed infrastructure program.


POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 12:57 PM
Democrats want $300 million to fight possible Russia election tampering
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic leaders called on Congress on Wednesday to give the Federal Bureau of Investigation $300 million to fight Russian efforts to interfere in congressional and state elections in November.


POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 12:58 PM
Billy Graham, preacher to millions, adviser to U.S. presidents, dies at 99
(Reuters) - U.S. evangelist Billy Graham, who counseled presidents and preached to millions across the world from his native North Carolina to communist North Korea during his 70 years in the pulpit, died on Wednesday at the age of 99, a spokesman said.


POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 1:10 PM
Senator Cruz heads to bankrupt PA refinery for rally against biofuels policy
Philadelphia (Reuters) - Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas will speak at a rally against the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) on Wednesday hosted by bankrupt refiner Philadelphia Energy Solutions Inc - a company that blames the controversial biofuels policy for its financial demise.


POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 11:06 AM
Civilian witness contradicts Myanmar police on Reuters reporters' arrest: defense
YANGON (Reuters) - The first civilian to testify in the case of two Reuters reporters accused of violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act contradicted police and prosecutors on Wednesday about where the pair were arrested, a defense lawyer said.


POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 10:06 AM
Broadcom cuts Qualcomm offer to $117 billion after new NXP deal
(Reuters) - Microchipmaker Broadcom Ltd cut its bid for Qualcomm Inc on Wednesday by 4 percent to $117 billion as it objected to Qualcomm’s decision to raise its own bid for NXP Semiconductors.


POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 1:29 PM
Confidant of Israel's Netanyahu turns state witness in corruption case: media
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A confidant of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to turn state's witness in one of several corruption investigations posing a serious threat to the conservative leader's political survival, local media said.


POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 2:03 PM

Business Insurance

Oregon bill exempts amateur athletes from comp coverage
The Oregon House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that would exempt amateur athletes from workers compensation coverage.

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 1:08 PM
Markel recruits health care liability leader
Markel Corp. said Wednesday that Patrick Moylan has been named managing director, medical product line, where he is responsible for product development and underwriting in health care.

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 12:46 PM
Lloyd’s of London, other U.K. insurers reveal gender pay differences
Lloyd’s of London has a gender pay gap of 27.7%, reflecting the difference between the average pay for men compared with the lower amount paid to women within the organization.

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 12:15 PM
Maine’s average loss cost decrease of 12% approved
Eric Cioppa, superintendent of the Maine Bureau of Insurance, said Tuesday the National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc.’s proposal for an average loss cost decrease of 12% has been approved.

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 11:54 AM
Got college? Get cheaper car insurance, investigation finds
Cue “Pomp and Circumstance.” Having a college degree, or any advanced degree, can help lower your car insurance rate more than a clean driving record, an investigation by WFTV news station in Orlando, Florida, revealed.

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 11:33 AM
3M, Minnesota settle water pollution claims for $850 million


POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 11:20 AM
Artificial intelligence poses risks of misuse by hackers, researchers say


POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 11:10 AM
Supreme Court refuses to widen whistleblower protections
(Reuters) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to broaden protections for corporate insiders who call out misconduct internally but not to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 10:17 AM
Recycling machine fatality leads to OSHA citations


POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 9:28 AM
Global workplace safety standard on verge of debut


POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 7:06 AM

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