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Texas Parking Garage Collapse Damages Dozens of Cars

Two sections of a suburban Dallas parking garage have collapsed five hours apart, sending vehicles and rubble onto other vehicles below. Assistant Fire Chief Jack Taylor said there appeared to be no injuries in the initial 11:30 a.m. collapse on …

I’m moving. What about my stuff? Part 2.

Last week, we talked about how my move impacts my renters insurance. If you missed that one, you can read it here. We still need to talk about what happens while it’s on the move. Now that I’m thinking about …

Utah Bikers Looking for Response to Rising Deadly Traffic Crashes

Utah bikers vented their frustrations about the state of driving safety in response to an unprecedented number of deadly motorcycle crashes. The Deseret News reports a group of about 30 motorcyclists met with law enforcement officials last week in Midvale …

Auto Insurers Warn Tariffs on Auto Parts Could Raise Insurance Costs

A threat by the U.S. government to impose tariffs of up to 25 percent on imported auto parts could hit consumers in unexpected ways: higher repair costs, insurance premiums and even the theft of more cars for their parts, the …

25 Injured When Bus Overturns on California Freeway

Authorities say 25 people have been injured after a bus overturned on a Southern California freeway but most of the passengers had minor injuries. The Los Angeles Fire Department says the bus crashed shortly before 4 a.m. Saturday in Pico-Union, …

Toyota Launching App-Controlled Car-Sharing in Hawaii

Toyota Motor Corp. launched a Honolulu, Hawaii car-sharing service that enables customers to use smartphones to unlock and start cars for rent by the hour or day. It’s the latest service offered by an automaker that competes with ride-hailing and …

North Dakota Highway Fatalities at 8-Year Low Through 1st Half Of 2018

Highway fatalities in North Dakota during the first half of the year were the lowest in eight years. The state Transportation Department’s Safety Division says there were 39 motor vehicle fatalities in the state through June 30, down from 54 …

Former Hawaii Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud

A former Honolulu, Hawaii police officer suspected of staging a home burglary pleaded guilty to two charges of insurance fraud related to the incident. Travis E. Copeland pleaded guilty last week and faces up to five years in prison for …

Fury of Hailstorms Battered Colorado, Insured Losses ‘Skyrocketing’

The hailstorms that hit Northern Colorado and the Denver-metro just over a week ago carried a $276.4 million insurance price tag. The storms followed a Southern Colorado hailstorm a week earlier that caused an estimated $169 million in insured losses. …

Saudi Women Finally Hit the Road as Driving Ban Ends

They hit the road in celebratory packs, whooping and ululating for joy. Teenagers gathered on Riyadh’s main boulevard to gawk. Men cracked jokes about how lucky they were to no longer have to chauffeur their wives around. Saudi Arabia’s infamous …