Compiled by our editors with an eye to the quirky and the profound ways in which risk management and insurance impact our world.
Tepco, a Japanese power company, faces a $5
billion lawsuit for medical treatment costs for the
127 U.S. residents who supported Fukushima’s
recovery efforts after the 2011 tsunami and
subsequent nuclear meltdown.
An estimated 50 million Pakistan citizens are at
risk of arsenic poison thanks to contaminated
groundwater. A new study showed that some 88
million people currently live in high-risk areas.
The Climate Prediction Center
predicts the busiest hurricane
season in seven years, with 14
to 19 named storms and five to
nine hurricanes forecasted.
As DNA sequencing becomes more commonplace,
charged with gene sequencing.
A California man is suing Heineken after he
found two dead geckos at the bottom of his
beer can. He noted a foul taste and was admitted
to the hospital for severe stomach pain.
A Czech artist invented the ‘audiopill,’
beats and vibrations.
A van drove into the crowded streets of
Barcelona, killing 15 and injuring more
than a hundred others. The incident
marks another ISIS-inspired attack via
mass vehicular homicide.
The Navy destroyer John S.
McCain collided with a 600-foot
oil tanker, injuring five sailors
and leaving 10 dead. This is
the fourth collision involving a
Navy ship this year.
Sixty children died in an Indian hospital after
its oxygen supply ran out. The hospital was
late paying the supplier, and in retaliation, the
supplier stopped shipments.
Sears, struggling to keep up with
e-commerce, has already closed
180 K-Mart stores this year — and
another 28 are set to follow.
Hepatitis A broke out in San
in effect to ensure clean dining
and kitchen areas that service
Expresco Foods, Inc.,
recalled 20,446 pounds
of imported chicken
skewer products after
traces of bacterium
were found in the precooked packaged food.
SJ Harris, a stuntwoman on the set of
Deadpool 2, died after a stunt gone
wrong. The woman rode a motorcycle
down a set of stairs, lost control and
flew through a glass window.
A blazing fire ripped through a Long
Beach, Calif., storage facility, destroying
more than 100 rented units. The fire
broke out just before midnight
and smoldered into the
late morning hours.