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July 19, 2024Angola to Sell Stakes in Biggest Insurer, Standard Bank Unit
Angola will sell stakes in its largest insurer and in the local unit of Standard Bank Group Ltd. this year, as the oil-producing nation moves ahead with a privatization program to raise cash and diversify the economy. The disposal of …


July 19, 2024Two Oil Tankers Are Ablaze East of Singapore, Rescue Underway
Two oil tankers have been on fire since early Friday morning to the east of Singapore, according to a statement from the country’s Maritime and Port Authority. Hafnia Nile, a Singapore-flagged refined-products tanker, and Ceres I, a crude oil tanker …


July 19, 2024Severe Storms Pummel Large Swath of U.S.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Another wave of severe storms pummeled a wide swath of the United States and Canada leading to flash floods and water rescues Wednesday in the Ozark Mountains, dropping a tornado that ravaged a community in …


July 19, 2024SolarWinds Beats Most of SEC Lawsuit Over Russia-Linked Cyberattack
A U.S. judge dismissed most of a Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit accusing software company SolarWinds of defrauding investors by concealing its security weaknesses before and after a Russia-linked cyberattack targeting the U.S. government. …


July 19, 2024Insurers Settle With Hotel in Case of Woman Videotaped in the Shower
Four insurance companies, unable to escape a duty to defend a New York hotel where a young woman was secretly videotaped in the shower in 2015, have reached a settlement in the case that made headlines around the world. Citizens …


July 19, 2024Intense Heat Expected to Challenge Records in Pacific Northwest Over Weekend
Intense heat that has been baking parts of the interior Western U.S. is expected to expand into the Pacific Northwest in the coming days, raising the risk of heat-related illnesses and new wildfires, according to an AccuWeather media advisory. Foreca …


July 19, 2024Pilot Dies After Small Plane Crashes Into River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore
EASTON, Md. (AP) — The pilot of a small plane died Tuesday morning after an engine failure caused the aircraft to crash into a river on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, authorities said. The twin-engine Cessna 402 crashed into the water near …


July 19, 2024Southwest Airlines, Archer Aviation to Develop Plans for Flying Air Taxis in California
Southwest Airlines and Archer Aviation said Friday they have agreed to develop operational plans for electric air taxi networks at California airports where the Texas-based airline operates. The companies said they have signed a memorandum of underst …


July 19, 2024Vermonters Urged to Report Flood Damage From Beryl to State for FEMA Determination
Vermont’s governor on Tuesday urged residents to report any damage from last week’s flooding to the state, even if they plan to do repairs themselves, so that counties can meet the threshold for individual federal assistance. The flooding from the … …


July 18, 2024People Moves: Liberty Mutual Re Taps Aon’s De La Mare to Lead New Australia/New Zealand Unit; H.W. Kaufman London Names AIG’s Greensmith to Lead Int’l Portfolio
This edition of International People Moves details appointments at Liberty Mutual Re and H.W. Kaufman Group London. A summary of these new hires follows here. Liberty Mutual Re Taps Aon’s De La Mare to Lead Australia/New Zealand Unit LM Re, …

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