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Fake news ads are reportedly popping up on fact-checking websites
The New York Times reported that as recent as last week, these ads were found on sites like PolitiFact and Snopes.

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 3:35 AM
Buzz off? German study finds dramatic insect decline
Scientists say an "alarming" drop in the number of flying insects in Germany could have serious consequences for ecosystems and food chains.

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 12:20 PM
Drudge, Facebook, NYT readers could face libel suits for sharing 'fake news' under Dem plan
Political content on the internet, paid or not, should face substantial federal regulation to eliminate undefined "disinformation," and users of platforms and news feeds, from Facebook, to Twitter, to the Drudge Report and even New York Times, could be punished for sharing "fake news" from those sites, the former Democratic chair of the FEC is urging.

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 12:07 PM
Teacher resigns over 'Make America Great Again' T-shirts
A Georgia teacher surrounded by controversy over students wearing "Make America Great Again" T-shirts has given her resignation to school officials.

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 12:05 PM
UK probes alleged money laundering link to South Africa
U.K. authorities are investigating allegations that British banks inadvertently acted as conduits for money laundering linked to corruption in South Africa.

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 12:02 PM
The Latest: Report: Saudi official visits Syria's Raqqa
The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 3 p.m.

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 12:00 PM
1 in 5 drivers can't change a flat tire, but many don't have a spare anyway
SUVs are saving the spare tire, but for how long?

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 12:00 PM
Waitress accused of stealing $480K from 82-year-old restaurant patron
Alice Legall, 46, stands accused of swindling nearly half a million dollars from an elderly patron who considered her a friend.

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 11:59 AM
Accused cop killer defecates, smears feces on face in courtroom
An accused cop killer's jury selection in New Orleans came to a screeching -- and smelly -- halt Wednesday after the man began rubbing feces on his face.

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 11:50 AM
Survivors of Maryland office shooting in critical condition
A sweeping multistate manhunt that kept the Mid-Atlantic region on high alert for more than 10 hours ended when law enforcement officers on foot chased down a man they say shot six people, killing three, in two separate shootings.

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 11:46 AM

KAIT - Health & Medical

Dyslexia possibly caused by treatable eye deformity
The eyes of dyslexic subjects were different from the eyes of non-dyslexic subjects, which could be the cause of the disorder. There may also be a treatment.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 2:17 PM
Mom teaches kid yoga to combat teen suicide
A Colorado mom hopes a simple exercise at a young age can help combat teen suicide.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 9:33 AM
Health inspectors observe variety of violations
Region 8 health inspectors found a variety of violations during their latest visits.

POSTED OCTOBER 13, 2017 1:03 PM
Dance your way to a healthier aging brain
Dance classes may beat traditional exercise when it comes to improving older adults' balance -- and it might enhance brain areas related to memory and learning along the way.

POSTED OCTOBER 12, 2017 7:18 PM
Women's health docs say Trump ignores birth control science
Critics say Trump birth control rule overlooks known benefits while raising doubts on effectiveness.

POSTED OCTOBER 11, 2017 3:55 AM
Hearing loss can challenge relationships
People with hearing loss face daunting challenges, but so do those who love them, researchers report.

POSTED OCTOBER 12, 2017 9:18 AM
Changes on the way for Medicare recipients
The UAMS Center on Aging-Northeast offers program to answer questions about changes in Medicare in 2018.

POSTED OCTOBER 12, 2017 7:04 AM
Man pens touching poem in memory of 15 day-old baby found dead in Newton County
A Newton County man is paying homage to little Caliyah McNabb, the 15 day-old baby who was found dead in the woods behind her home, the victim of blunt force trauma to the head.

POSTED OCTOBER 11, 2017 8:34 AM
First responder says bystander training is necessary
Seconds count when someone is losing blood, that’s why first responders hope those already on the scene can help.

POSTED OCTOBER 10, 2017 9:15 AM
'Jesus opened my eyes': American Samoa child's vision restored through gifted surgery
While her spoken English is spotty at best, 8-year-old Lourdes (Lila) Iputi’s rendition of “Jesus Loves Me” is about as perfect as perfect gets. 

POSTED OCTOBER 09, 2017 12:45 PM

News – Insurance Journal

Willis Towers Watson Appoints Tosti as Head of Italy
Willis Towers Watson has named Gianmarco Tosti as the new country leader of Italy. He starts his new role on Jan. 1, 2018, and will be based in Milan. Tosti will also take up the role of head of Corporate …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 12:16 PM
BHSI Introduces Motor Truck Cargo Legal Liability Insurance in Canada
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) announced it has expanded its inland marine product line in Canada with the launch of its Motor Truck Cargo Legal Liability policy, a new product that protects against the legal liability exposure commercial truckers face …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 11:33 AM
Zurich Estimates Claims of US$700M from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma & Maria
Zurich Insurance Group estimates that Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria will aggregate claims in the third quarter of approximately US$700 million, net of reinsurance and before tax. After tax, the losses are expected to be around US$620 million, the company …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 11:10 AM
AIG UK Sells Its 1st Sharia-Compliant M&A Policy in London
AIG UK said on Thursday it had underwritten its first sharia-compliant warranty and indemnity policy out of London’s M&A insurance market, as the city looks to Islamic finance to help bring new business. Development of Islamic finance is accelerating in …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 10:49 AM
Assurant to Buy The Warranty Group for $2.5 Billion
Assurant will pay $2.5 billion to acquire The Warranty Group, a rival that provides insurance protection plans in areas including consumer electronics and appliances. Assurant is buying The Warranty Group from TPG Capital, a global alternative asset firm with interests …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 5:00 AM
U.S. Healthcare Sector Plagued by Cyber Breaches Caused by Human Error: Beazley
Whether it is an email sent to the wrong recipient, discharge instructions given to the wrong patient, or a server containing protected health information (PHI) accidentally left open to the public, healthcare entities continue to struggle with data breaches caused …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 5:00 AM
How to Make a Driverless Car Blameless
Intel Corp. has developed a system it says ensures that self-driving vehicles can’t cause accidents where they are at fault, an effort to reassure a skeptical public and help speed adoption of driverless cars on the road. The world’s largest …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 5:00 AM
Wells Media Names Simpson to Senior Strategist Post for Branded Content, Research
Wells Media Group has named Pamela Simpson to the position of senior strategist, Branded Content and Research. In this new role, Simpson will work collaboratively with the company’s marketing and production teams to coordinate content projects for Wells Media clients. …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 5:00 AM
How to Make Facebook Liable for Its Content: Viewpoint
Now that U.S. politicians know that Facebook is unable to stop malicious actors from using it to influence public opinion, the social network is doing its best to avoid tougher regulatory treatment. It shouldn’t be able to get off so …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 5:00 AM
Florida Insurance Regulator Launches New Information Subscription Service
The Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) has introduced a new subscription service where consumers and other interested parties can sign up and receive their choice of communications from the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR). This includes notifications about important …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 4:57 AM

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