West Hawaii Today - A man injured while surfing and another who became a quadriplegic after diving from a so-called “booze cruise” filed lawsuits against the state on Monday, blaming their injuries on a project to widen an eroding section of Waikiki beach. The state was negligent in the 2012 multimillion dollar sand replenishment project that created unnaturally shallow conditions and sandbars in areas that were previously deep, the lawsuits said.A lawsuit by Marc Tablit, 24, said he suffered a spinal cord injury after diving off the Manu Kai Catamaran, a cruise that served him alcohol.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
 
Chicago Tribune - he images were inescapable: businesses in Ferguson, Missouri, damaged or destroyed by rioting in the wake of the Michael Brown grand jury decision.. What happens now to those livelihoods? Small-business owners who had what are commonly called a "business owner’s policy" might be covered for damages, including broken windows and stolen property, from civil disobedience, says Ted Devine, chief executive of Chicago-based Insureon, an online site for small businesses seeking property and casualty insurance coverage.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
 
Insurance Journal - Firefighters are urging people to be careful in the kitchen this Thanksgiving. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York has issued a holiday reminder that cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires.With Thanksgiving on Thursday, the group reminds New Yorkers to stay in the kitchen while cooking for extra safety. The group also suggests wearing short, close-fitting, or tightly rolled sleeves since loose clothing can dangle into open flames. And do not use water to try to put out a grease fire. Use an appropriate fire extinguisher and keep a lid nearby to smother small grease fires.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
 
Insurance Journal - Ah, Thanksgiving. A time for family, good meals and joy — unless your team epically fails on national television, stirring your gut into an acidic cauldron of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and mounting indigestion. It can be a risk to turn on the TV Thursday if you have an NFL team in one of the games. All three games could have playoff implications, as well as ramifications for you and your loved ones.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
 
WSB TV - Authorities say the Atlanta Streetcar has been involved in two crashes with vehicles while being tested before next month’s expected launch. Streetcar spokeswoman Sharon Gain tells FOX 5 News that a car and the streetcar collided Sunday near Centennial Olympic Park. She said the driver tried to pass the streetcar while it was turning during a test run. Last week, a driver was accused of hitting the streetcar on Ellis Street. No series injuries were reported in either crash.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
 
FOX 13 - A 21-year-old man was taken into custody after he broke into a Salt Lake City car dealership and fled the scene in a stolen SUV early Saturday morning, according to Salt Lake City police. At approximately 3 a.m., Jonah Antosch broke into Jerry Seiner Dealership’s repair garage, located at 1530 S. 500 West, police say. Antosch allegedly stole an SUV from the garage, drove through the garage doors then through a wrought-iron gate to get out of the dealership causing thousands of dollars in damage.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
 
The Boston Globe - Several people sustained minor injuries when an out-of-service trolley hit another trolley containing commuters Wednesday morning near Cedar Grove Station, authorities said. The MBTA said seven people complained of back discomfort after the crash on the Ashmont-Mattapan high-speed trolley line at about 6:40 a.m. Full service resumed after 8 a.m. on the line.The Boston Fire Department said they were called to the scene at 6:43 a.m. Approximately five people were placed on backboards and evacuated, while another couple were evacuated using chairs, the department said in official tweets.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
 
Canadian Underwriter - Home Depot faces at least 44 lawsuits in the United States and Canada over a massive data breach earlier this year that affected 56 million debit and credit cards. The nation’s biggest home improvement retailer said Tuesday in a regulatory filing that several state and federal agencies also are looking into the data breach and it may face more litigation from customers, banks, shareholders and others. Home Depot said the litigation and the investigations may distract management and affect how it runs its business. It also could lead to additional costs and fines.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
 
NBC San Diego - A SoCal woman whose cluttered home caught fire Tuesday evening has died. The flames sparked at a condominium complex in the 2300 block of Caringa Way in Carlsbad, California, just before 8 p.m., forcing residents next door to run from their home. Firefighters say clutter blocked their entrance into the home and, once inside, made it difficult for them to maneuver. The woman in her late 70s was found unresponsive on the first floor. Despite efforts to save her, she was pronounced dead at the home. "She’s a hoarder," she said. "Things have to be done; they can’t avoid them."
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
 
FOX DFW - One person is dead after a possible drunken driving crash involving six cars in far east Dallas. It began around 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday. Mesquite police were chasing a Jeep Grand Cherokee listed as a stolen vehicle out of Dallas. The driver eventually ran a red light at Ferguson Road and Maylee Boulevard and hit five other cars. One person was killed in a car and another car erupted in flames. “I saw a ball of fire and a van coming towards me as I’m parked at the pump.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
 
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