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NBC News - A drunk Uber passenger has been arrested for verbally abusing his driver, stealing his taxi and crashing it into an Oregon curb, police said late Sunday. Collin Lyle, 31, was being driven from Portland to nearby Tigard on Saturday night when he became "verbally abusive, which then escalated to physical contact," police said in a statement. The Tigard Police Department said Lyle’s behavior got so bad it "began to interfere with the driver’s ability to control his vehicle," forcing him to turn into the parking lot of a 7-Eleven in Tigard.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
 
Argus Leader - A Herreid woman was found guilty of arson after she and three others set fire to a bar last January to collect insurance money. Lori Brandner, 41, was found guilty of one count of aiding and abetting arson, one count of conspiracy to commit arson and one count of submitting a fraudulent insurance claim, South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley said in a statement. Brandner and her husband owned the Roadhouse Bar and Grill in Herreid, which was extensively damaged in a fire on Jan. 21, 2015. Brandner, along with three others, deliberately set the fire and then filed a fraudulent $310,000 insurance claim for the property.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
 
CNN - The Taiwanese government has ordered an investigation into the collapse of a highrise building, as images emerged showing tin cans built into the walls of the toppled complex. Emergency workers came across the tin cans during the rescue operation, Taiwan’s state news agency Central News Agency reported. They appear to have been used as construction fillers in beams.
Monday, February 08, 2016
 
WHIO - A family of two adults, three children and their pet dog have been displaced after a fire destroyed their home. The family was sitting in their van that was parked on the street in front of the house when crews arrived. A fire official said they did not have any coats on, but all got out of the house OK. While crews responded at the scene a propane tank exploded inside the house.
Monday, February 08, 2016
 
KTLA - A 3-acre brush fire that threatened Camarillo homes before firefighters gained control of it Sunday highlights the dangers gusty Santa Ana winds were expected to pose overnight and into Monday, a fire official said. Firefighters first responded to a structure being threatened in the 1400 block of Avenida De Aprisa around 8:17 p.m., according to the Ventura County Fire Department. Someone had reported a home’s wood deck was on fire, Division Chief Ted Smith said.
Monday, February 08, 2016
 
USA Today - One of the world’s newest and biggest cruise ships on Sunday was caught in a storm so powerful that the captain ordered passengers confined to their cabins for safety. Royal Caribbean’s 168,666-on Anthem of the Seas experienced "extreme wind and sea conditions" that were not expected as it was sailing south from the New York area to Port Canaveral, Fla., according to a Royal Caribbean statement sent to USA TODAY.
Monday, February 08, 2016
 
NICB - Organized fraud rings are active in South Carolina, taking advantage of the state’s lack of resources to investigate and prosecute insurance fraud. That was the message that some 150 law enforcement personnel, insurance industry representatives and elected officials heard at the annual insurance fraud summit in Greenville this week. The summit, organized by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) and the South Carolina Insurance News Service (SCINS), focused on the need for additional resources and legislative remedies to fight the growing insurance crime problem in the state.
Friday, February 05, 2016
 
Insurance Business America - The age of automation is upon us. With technological advances set to affect up to 45% of all work activities in the United States, professionals in the insurance industry can expect significant disruption in the way they do business, a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute finds. According to the analysis, as many as 25% of full-time insurance positions could be consolidated or replaced in the next 10 years. The most at-risk positions include those in operations, administrative support, IT and product development, marketing and sales support.
Friday, February 05, 2016
 
Observer - A New York state court has ruled that Christie’s Fine Art Storage Services will not have to pay $11.5 million to insurance companies who’d claimed the company acted negligently during Hurricane Sandy, allowing art under their care to be damaged or destroyed. Axa Art and StarNet Insurance sued Christie’s after artwork owned by clients and stored at the company’s Red Hook, Brooklyn storage facility, was damaged in the storm. Axa Art insured the collection of the Jacqueline Piatigorsky Revocable Trust, and StarNet the works of Leroy Neiman, both of which were damaged by flooding.
Friday, February 05, 2016
 
Consumerist - If you work at a restaurant, or any other business with windows, take note: don’t listen to anyone who calls and tells you to break every window and door you can lay your hands on. We already heard about Burger King workers in California who fell prey to that prank recently, and now it seems the staff at both an Arizona Wendy’s and a Jack in the Box have played Simon Says, demolition version, as well.
Friday, February 05, 2016
 
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