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Administration Says 7.3 Milion People Paid for Obamacare Coverage

About 7.3 million people have paid for their Obamacare coverage and remain enrolled in health insurance plans sold through new government-run markets, a top U.S. official said today. That’s a 9 percent reduction from the government’s 8 million May estimate, …

Parents of Colorado Theater Shooting Victims Sue Ammo Seller

The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack. The lawsuit alleges it was …

Washington’s Puget Sound Jolted by Magnitude-4.0 Quake

A magnitude-4.0 earthquake rattled the Puget Sound in Washington state early Wednesday. The earthquake was centered near the town of Seabeck in Kitsap County, about 40 miles west of Seattle. The shaking was felt as far away as Everett, Olympia …

Nevada Truck Firm in Amtrak Crash Could Pay $4.5M+

A Nevada trucking company could be forced to pay more than $5.5 million if a judge formalizes a jury verdict that found one of its drivers caused a 2011 crash with an Amtrak train that killed six people and injured …

NOAA Hopes Drones Get Data from Hurricane Edouard

U.S. government scientists are launching winged drones into Hurricane Edouard, hoping to collect data that could help forecasters understand what makes some storms strengthen into monsters while others fade away. This week’s launches mark the first time that unmanned aircraft …

North Carolina Claims Rep, Wife Accused of Insurance Fraud

North Carolina insurance officials have accused a Charlotte man of issuing what is described as unauthorized claim checks and funneling the money into his wife’s bank account. The N.C. Department of Insurance says 36-year-old Claymonte Rashawn McNeill and 39-year-old Michelle …

Building Stronger, Other Lessons from Hurricane Ivan at 10th Anniversary

This week marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Ivan, one of the costliest tropical storms to ever hit the U.S. Ivan came ashore near Gulf Shores, Alabama, on Sept. 16, 2004, as a Category 3 storm. The storm also battered …

N.J. to Receive $1.3B in Federal Funds for Transit Storm Protection

New Jersey will receive $1.28 billion in federal funds to strengthen its transit system against catastrophic storms such as Superstorm Sandy, which brought commuter service to a halt almost two years ago. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s office said the …

Nightclub Insurer Owner in Maryland Charged in $100M Policyholder Fraud

The owner of a Maryland-based insurer faces fraud charges for inflating the ratings of his company to win business, according to an indictment which seeks to recover more than $100 million in premiums his clients paid. Jeffrey Cohen, 39, of …

Congress Hits Auto Safety Agency’s Role in GM Recalls

Both houses of Congress scolded the U.S. highway safety agency Tuesday over its tardy handling of a deadly problem with General Motors cars, questioning whether it is competent to guarantee the safety of increasingly complex vehicles. David Friedman, acting chief …

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