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Missouri Regulators Assisting Ferguson Businesses with Property Claims

Representatives from the Missouri Department of Insurance headed to Ferguson on Aug. 27 to assist businesses that experienced damage during recent protests with filing insurance claims and to answer questions about the claims process. The department said it is encouraging …

Napa Quake May Cost Up to $4 Billion as Wineries Shuttered

The earthquake that struck northern California yesterday will lead to economic losses of as much as $4 billion, fueled by damaged wineries and shuttered businesses that rely on tourists. Insurers will probably cover about $2.1 billion, according to an estimate …

Wrongful Death Suit Filed Over SFO Runway Death After Asiana Crash

The parents of a teenage girl who was run over and killed by emergency vehicles after an Asiana Airlines crash landing at the San Francisco airport filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city, saying rescuers were reckless and poorly trained. …

Weak Tornado Confirmed in South Dakota

The National Weather Service says a weak tornado caused minor damage at Lake Cochrane in South Dakota’s Deuel County over the weekend. The afternoon twister had estimated peak winds of 75 mph and was rated an EF-0, the weakest on …

California Judge Tosses Loral’s $283 Million Patent Infringement Loss

Loral Space & Communications Inc. won a reversal of a $283 million damages award against its former unit Space Systems/Loral, as the winning company, ViaSat Inc., sought a court order barring further patent infringement. ViaSat, a satellite network systems firm, …

Lawsuit Over Hiker’s Death Moves to Wyoming from India

A federal lawsuit seeking damages against a Wyoming-based wilderness training academy over the death of a hiker on a 2011 trip to India will be heard in Wyoming. The lawsuit filed by Elizabeth Brenner of Minnetonka, Minnesota, against the Lander-based …

Tornado Recovery in Nebraska Town Expected to Cost Tens of Millions

Nebraska officials are still tallying the cost of the tornadoes that destroyed most of the town of Pilger, but it’s expected to climb into the tens of millions. The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency will send teams to the northeast Nebraska …

Lawsuit: Arizona Mismanaged Deadly Wildfire

Dozens of property owners in central Arizona are suing the state, saying it failed miserably in its management of a wildfire that killed 19 Hotshots. The lawsuit filed in Maricopa County Superior Court seeks unspecified damages for emotional distress, property …

Damage Assessment Begins After Twin Tornadoes Flatten Nebraska Town, Kill 2

A storm packing rare dual tornadoes tore through a tiny farming town in northeast Nebraska, killing two people, crumpling grain bins like discarded soda cans and flattening dozens of homes. Pilger’s 350 residents evacuated their homes after the powerful twisters slammed …

Repairs Ongoing from Early June Hailstorm in Nebraska

The severe thunderstorms that spawned large hail and strong winds earlier this month left a lasting mark on many Nebraska communities. Aaron Volkman tells the Norfolk Daily News it will take weeks or even months to repair all the damage …