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New Jersey Catholic School Settles Sexual Abuse Allegations for $1.9M

A Catholic school in New Jersey has settled allegations of child sexual abuse for $1.9 million. The agreement between Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell and 21 former students who said they were sexually abused by staff at the all …

World’s Longest Aircraft, Airlander 10, Crash-Lands After Test Flight in England

The world’s longest aircraft, the Airlander 10 airship, has crash-landed after a test flight in Bedfordshire, central England, its British manufacturer Hybrid Air Vehicles said on Wednesday. The airship, which is bigger than the size of six double-decker buses, sustained …

Rhode Island Fire Marshal Offers $5K Reward for Information on July Arson Fires

East Providence, R.I., police and the Rhode Island State Fire Marshal’s Office are offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the conviction of whoever was responsible for two arson fires last month. Det. Lt. Raymond Blinn said both of …

New Arizona Pot Dispensary Licenses Draw Hundreds of Applicants

Arizona officials say they received hundreds of applications for roughly 30 new licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries. The Department of Health Services says it has processed 750 applications and that it anticipates awarding 31 dispensary licenses after reviewing those applications that are …

Las Vegas Scaffolding Collapse Kills Construction Worker

Officials say a Las Vegas construction worker has died after a scaffolding collapse. Las Vegas Fire & Rescue says the scaffolding collapsed at a Tivoli Village construction site on Monday afternoon. One man fell with the scaffolding and was pronounced …

First Driverless ‘Robo-Taxi’ Hits Singapore’s Streets in Limited Public Trial

The first driverless taxi began work on Thursday in a limited public trial on the streets of Singapore. Developer nuTonomy invited a select group of people to download their app and ride for free in its “robo-taxi” in a western …

How Monsanto’s Climate Unit Is Changing Risk Profile of Farmers

It caught my eye when Monsanto Co. subsidiary Climate Corp. announced last week it was creating the “Industry’s First In-Field Sensor Network” and “the first Centralized Platform” digital agricultural technology development. The company said that its new sensor network will …

New Zealand Claims World’s First Pizza Delivery by Drone

New Zealand led the world when it gave women the vote and introduced inflation targeting. Now it’s claiming another world-first: pizza delivery by drone. Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd. has joined forces with U.S.-based self-proclaimed “flying robot” operator Flirtey for the …

XL Catlin Names Chow as Senior U/W, Political Risk & Trade Credit, Asia Pacific

XL Catlin’s insurance operations announced the appointment of Bonnie Chow as senior underwriter, Political Risk and Trade Credit insurance for Asia Pacific. She will be based in Sydney. Chow has over 20 years’ experience in the insurance and banking industries, …

Hylant Names Timmel as VP for Cyber, Technology Risk Practice

Ohio-based insurance brokerage firm, Hylant, named Spencer Timmel to the newly created position of vice president, Cyber & Technology Risk Practice leader. Spencer speaks regularly on network security and privacy liability topics. He has shared his insights with the United …

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