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Nebraska Senators Aiming to Get Medical Marijuana on 2020 Ballot
Two Nebraska lawmakers have announced plans to place a medical marijuana legalization measure on the 2020 ballot. Sens. Anna Wishart and Adam Morfeld, both of Lincoln, on Dec. 13 announced the formation of Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana Laws. The campaign …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:46 PM
Feds Cite Missouri Demolition Company After 2 Workers Die
A Missouri demolition company has been cited by federal safety regulators for failing to provide fall protection after two employees suffered fatal injuries at a demolition site in St. Louis. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:34 PM
AM Best: Outlooks Revised to Stable for Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Companies
AM Best has revised the outlooks to stable from negative and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of “a” of Texas Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Co. and Farm Bureau …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:28 PM
Indiana Officer Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit for $50K
Records show a former western Indiana police officer who appealed his firing has accepted $50,000 to settle a 2015 federal lawsuit alleging racial discrimination. The Tribune-Star reports Jonathan Stevens signed an agreement in January 2017 to resolve the complaint he’d …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:23 PM
ICT: Central Texas October Flood Insured Losses Top $22M, So Far
Payments made by FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for insured losses from flooding in central Texas in mid-October have exceeded $22 million and could exceed $30 million when all claims have been filed and paid, the Insurance Council of …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:21 PM
Texas Hurricane Harvey Rebuilding Commission: Storm Was a ‘Wakeup Call’
A commission convened by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to focus on rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey issued a report on Dec. 13 saying the state should take a series of steps to prepare for the next big storm, including improving local …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:20 PM
Latest Edition of AMA Guides Lowers Impairment Ratings in Workers’ Compensation
For workers injured at work, the amount of compensation they receive depends on which edition of the medical guidelines on evaluating impairments is used. The American Medical Association (AMA) Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment is used in workers’ …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 4:26 PM
Authorities: At Least $3B to Clear Debris from Homes Destroyed By California Wildfires
State and federal authorities estimate that it will cost at least $3 billion to clear debris from 19,000 homes and businesses destroyed by three California wildfires last month. The disaster relief officials said the cleanup costs will far surpass the …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 3:48 PM
More Than 100 Buildings Found Unsafe After Alaska Quake
More than 100 homes and buildings in the Anchorage area have been found unsafe to enter because of damage caused by the magnitude 7.0 earthquake, according to city data. At least another 182 buildings received some kind of damage from …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 3:43 PM
SEC Actions Against Public Companies Surged in Second Half
The number of new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement actions against public companies and subsidiaries jumped substantially in the second half of fiscal year 2018. According to a report by the NYU Pollack Center for Law & Business …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 3:39 PM

FOX News

Tisha Campbell joins 'Last Man Standing' as recurring character
A popular recurring character from the original "Last Man Standing" on ABC will be making a return on the Fox revival with a twist.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 7:37 PM
Former decorated Green Beret, after years of investigations, charged in death of suspected Taliban bomb maker
A former Green Beret who told Fox News in 2016 that he killed a suspected Taliban bomb maker nearly a decade ago during combat operations in Afghanistan is now being charged in the man’s death -- a move his lawyer says is an act of betrayal by the Army.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 7:26 PM
10 dead, 32 hospitalized after suspected food poisoning at Indian temple ceremony
At least 10 people in southern India died Friday of suspected food poisoning after a ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new Hindu temple, police said.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 7:25 PM
New York Times mocked for asking Twitter followers if they've 'experienced a petty crime in London'
Social media users trolled The New York Times’ Twitter account after the paper asked its followers if they have experienced a petty crime in London.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 7:21 PM
J&J hammered by report it knew of asbestos in baby powder
Johnson & Johnson is forcefully denying a media report that it knew for decades about the existence of trace amounts of asbestos in its baby powder.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 7:17 PM
California city councilwoman asks God to 'bless' QAnon conspiracy theory group
In her farewell address, an outgoing councilwoman in Southern California asked for God’s blessing on her city, country -- and for good measure, online conspiracy group QAnon.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 6:48 PM
One 'nebulous' word sends sparks flying over Brexit talks
As if the Brexit negotiations aren't tense enough, a "nebulous" linguistic fog briefly spread across the European Union summit on Friday.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 6:47 PM
Rocker Nick Cave slams fellow artists' boycott of Israel as 'cowardly and shameful'
Australian rocker Nick Cave slammed boycotts of Israel as "cowardly and shameful" in a letter to fellow singer Brian Eno and other musicians after the British singer endorsed the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 6:47 PM
Belarus' leader slams Russian talk of taking over his nation
The leader of Belarus on Friday accused some politicians in Russia of floating the prospect of incorporating his nation, and vowed that he wouldn't let it happen.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 6:45 PM
LA college district abolishes free speech zones as part of lawsuit settlement
A Los Angeles college student who sued his school for allegedly curbing his right to free speech after preventing him from passing out copies of the U.S. Constitution was vindicated in a court of law this week. The Los Angeles Community College District agreed on Wednesday to settle a lawsuit filed against them last year by  student Kevin Shaw after he was barred from passing out copies of the document because he wasn’t in the school’s designated “free speech zone,” which measured 616 square feet or about the size of three parking spaces.

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 6:44 PM

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