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Arkansas Governor: $68.7M in Damage Claims Following Tornadoes

The office of Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says $68.7 million in damage claims have been filed for individual and commercial entities in Faulkner, Pulaski, Randolph and White Counties following the April 27 tornadoes. The tornadoes are blamed for 16 deaths …

West, Texas School District Suing Insurers over Fertilizer Blast Damages

The West, Texas, school district is suing its insurers, saying the two sides are $23 million apart on the costs of rebuilding buildings after last year’s devastating plant explosion. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports that the West schools filed their lawsuit …

San Diego Fires Took More Than 40 Homes

Officials say at least 47 homes were destroyed during last week’s outbreak of nearly a dozen wildfires in San Diego County. State fire officials said Sunday at least 39 homes in the suburb of San Marcos were destroyed. Another eight …

Opinion: 1 Year Later, Moore Is Study in Resilience

One year ago today, a deadly EF5 tornado ripped through Moore, Okla., making it the third most violent storm in less than 15 years to pummel the small city, which was struck by an EF5 tornado in 1999, and an …

Anheuser-Busch Discrimination Suit Verdict Draws Near

A St. Louis jury is preparing to deliberate in a former Anheuser-Busch executive’s gender discrimination lawsuit against the company. Francine Katz filed suit soon after she left Anheuser-Busch following its 2008 sale to Belgian brewer InBev. Katz earned roughly $1 …

Several San Diego Fires Ongoing, Some Evacuations Lifted

Several ongoing fires around San Diego, Calif. that started early in the week have destroyed at least eight homes, an 18-unit condominium complex and two businesses. The fires have burned more than 10,000 acres, and are being battled by more …

Role Of Faith After Oklahoma Tornado Depicted in Film

The massive tornado that hit Moore nearly a year ago killed 24 people and affected the lives of virtually everyone in the Oklahoma City suburb, and a new film captures the role that faith played in the lives of some …

Montana Jury Says Hyundai Owes $240M In Punitive Damages

A Montana jury has ordered Hyundai to pay $240 million in punitive damages after finding that a manufacturing defect in a Hyundai vehicle caused a crash that killed two Missoula cousins in July 2011. Lake County jurors late Tuesday awarded …

Firefighter Involved in California Asiana Rescue Files Lawsuit

A San Francisco firefighter accused of accidentally running over a passenger thrown from the wreckage of an Asiana Airlines flight that crashed at San Francisco International Airport is suing the San Francisco Fire Department. Elyse Duckett alleges that she is …

Southern California Wildfire More than Halfway Contained

The Etiwanda Fire in Southern California fueled by strong winds and high gusts that forced more than 1,000 evacuations is now 53 percent contained, according to fire officials. The fire in San Bernardino County around Rancho Cucamonga, which started on …