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As California fires blaze, homeowners fear losing insurance

As California fires blaze, homeowners fear losing insurance

(Reuters) – California homeowners and regulators have a new fear about wildfires ravaging the state: that insurers will drop coverage. Massive, out-of-season fires in northern and southern California are causing billions of dollars in claims and challenging expectations of when and where to expect blazes. State law gives insurers more leeway to drop coverage than to raise rates, and some are taking the opportunity, concerning California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. Homes in the Sierra Nevada foothills were dropped after wildfires swept through the region in recent years, and some otherRead More


BRIEF-US FDA Accepts Tagrisso Submission For 1St-Line Nsclc

Dec 18 (Reuters) – Astrazeneca Plc: * FDA ACCEPTS TAGRISSO SUBMISSION FOR 1ST-LINE NSCLC * ‍US FDA ACCEPTS REGULATORY SUBMISSION FOR TAGRISSO IN 1ST-LINE EGFR-MUTATED NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories, #hourlyweather #Reuters


Farah crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Olympic and world champion Mo Farah capped his final season as a track athlete by winning the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award on Sunday. The distance runner, who won his sixth world championships gold medal in London this year when he triumphed in the 10,000 meters, was named the winner ahead of second-placed superbike rider Jonathan Rea and para athlete Jonnie Peacock. Pre-event favorites, world heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua and Formula One world title holder Lewis Hamilton, failed to make the top three.Read More


Few California pharmacists prescribing birth control

(Reuters Health) – A California law allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control sought to make it easier for women to obtain contraception, but few drug stores provide the service, a new study finds. Only 11 percent of retailers in the state offered pharmacist-prescribed contraception one year after the law went into effect, the research shows. “Our findings strongly suggest that more pharmacies need to offer this service to live up to the promise of widespread, easier access to birth control,” said study author Anu Manchikanti Gomez, professor of public healthRead More


Highlights of Friday’s NBA games

(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of National Basketball Association games on Friday: Rockets 124, Spurs 109 Chris Paul delivered an impressive two-way performance and the Houston Rockets rolled to a 124-109, wire-to-wire win over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night at Toyota Center. Paul finished with 28 points, eight assists and seven steals as the Rockets, who are unbeaten with Paul in the lineup this season, extended their winning streak to 12 games in large part courtesy of an early 3-point barrage. All five Rockets starters scored in doubleRead More


Factbox: Trump on Twitter (December 15) – Quantico

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS. The opinions expressed are his own. Reuters has not edited the statements or confirmed their accuracy. @realDonaldTrump : – To each member of the graduating class from the National Academy at Quantico, CONGRATULATIONS! [1235 EST] – You are always there for us – THE MEN AND WOMEN IN BLUE. Thank you to our police, thank you to our sheriffs, and thank you to our law enforcement families. God Bless you all, and GOD BLESSRead More


Documentarian Morgan Spurlock steps down after admitting misconduct

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Award-winning U.S. documentary maker Morgan Spurlock stepped down from his production company on Thursday after saying on social media that he had engaged in sexual misconduct. The “Super Size Me” director posted a message through his Twitter account on Wednesday saying that he had in the past been accused of rape, had settled a sexual harassment lawsuit, been unfaithful to wives and girlfriends and made sexist remarks in his workplace. ”As I sit around watching hero after hero, man after man, fall at the realization ofRead More


Crews wary as gusty winds stoke huge California wildfire

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Crews battled shifting winds and difficult terrain on Friday to stop a mammoth wildfire that has burned for nearly two weeks along the scenic California coastline, killing a firefighter and destroying more than 720 homes. The so-called Thomas Fire, which broke out on Dec. 4 near a private college in the community of Ojai, has since raged across 256,000 acres, or some 400 square miles, making it the fourth-largest wildfire since record-keeping began in California in 1932. The Rim Fire burned 257,314 acres in Tuolumne CountyRead More


Crews wary as gusty winds stoke huge California wildfire

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Crews battled shifting winds and difficult terrain on Friday to stop a mammoth wildfire that has burned for nearly two weeks along the scenic California coastline, killing a firefighter and destroying more than 720 homes. The so-called Thomas Fire, which broke out on Dec. 4 near a private college in the community of Ojai, has since raged across 256,000 acres, or some 400 square miles, making it the fourth-largest wildfire since record-keeping began in California in 1932. The Rim Fire burned 257,314 acres in Tuolumne CountyRead More


Wounded North Korean defector transferred to South Korean military hospital

SEOUL (Reuters) – A North Korean soldier who suffered critical gunshot wounds during a defection dash across the border to South Korea has been transferred to a military hospital, a South Korean intelligence official said on Saturday. The North Korean soldier, 24-year-old Oh Chong Song, was transferred to the military hospital on Friday from a trauma center at Ajou University Hospital south of Seoul, where his treatment for gunshot wounds and pre-existing conditions included two major operations. “Oh has been transferred to South Korea’s military hospital and South Korea’s intelligenceRead More