Compiled by our editors with an eye to the quirky and the profound ways in which risk management and insurance impact our world.
A lone gunman killed 59 and injured
more than 500 in what is being
called the deadliest mass shooting
on American soil. The massacre
took place in Las Vegas during a
country music festival.
In the span of 12 days,
Mexico suffered two
An estimated 274
people died and
nearly three dozen
buildings collapsed in the
states of Morelos, Puebla,
Oaxaca and Chiapas.
Citibank will pay Lehman
Brothers $1.74 billion in a
amounts for trades
and sought out its
share in a 40-day
A Greensboro police chase turned
deadly when the fleeing driver rammed
into the side of a Kia Optima,
instantly killing the five
The cost of fighting wildfires in
Montana is approaching $400
million. The state is facing its worst
wildfire season in two decades, with
nearly 1,900 square miles burned.
Facebook handed over 3,000
advertisements to the U.S. government
due to possible Russian meddling
in the 2016 election. The ads were
designed to increase political divides
in the U.S. and were seen by some 10
An oil tanker sank seven miles off the coast
of Greece, releasing more than 2,500
metric tons of fuel oil and marine
gas oil into the ocean.
An enormous “fatberg” — a hardened
mass of congealed grease, wet wipes,
diapers and other debris — was found
blocking a sewer tunnel in Whitechapel,
London. The mass weighs as much as
11 double-decker buses and will take
three weeks to clear.
Monsanto, an agrochemical company,
developed genetically modified seeds
resistant to the dicamba weed killer.
Farmers refuse to buy them and
environmentalists worry that this will
increase the use of pesticides.
While delivering plants to a Home Depot, a woman
was assaulted by a mouse falling from the
store ceiling. In her lawsuit, she claimed the
rodent left orthopedic, neurological and
After video of
a nurse being
on the web, police officers in Utah
will be barred from patient-care
areas in hospitals.
Nine elephants were electrocuted
after a powerline fell into their
water source in Botswana. All
An Oklahoma City
police officer shot
and killed a deaf
man after he did not
hear the officer’s verbal
to drop a
An Air France flight had to make
an emergency landing after
one of the jumbo jet’s engines
exploded midair. The cause has
not yet been
The coffee brand “Death Wish” was recalled
because it actually had the potential to kill.
The FDA learned the company’s cold brew
cans were growing botulin, which could lead to
botulism — a fatal disease in 10 percent of cases.