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UK Security Officials Identify Security Risks with Huawei’s Telecom Equipment

Technical and supply-chain issues with equipment made by Chinese firm Huawei have exposed Britain’s telecom networks to new security risks, a government report said on Thursday. The assessment, made in a report signed off by Britain’s...

Blaze at Chicago-Area Condo Complex Displaces Hundreds

Fire has left homeless hundreds of residents of a suburban Chicago condominium complex. About 150 firefighters from 50 departments near Prospect Heights battled the fire, which Prospect Heights Fire Chief Drew Smith said began about 1:30 p.m....

Baker Appointed Assistant VP at RHSB in Texas

Texas-based independent insurance brokerage firm, RHSB, has added Mike Baker as assistant vice president. He will be a part of the growing Commercial Property & Casualty sales practice. Baker has over a decade of experience assisting commercial...

Explosion, Fire at Oklahoma Disposal Well Injures 3

Central Oklahoma authorities say three people have been injured in an explosion and fire at a saltwater disposal well. Kingfisher County emergency management officials say the explosion occurred shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday at a saltwater...

Ohio Chemical Plant Explodes, Catches Fire, Prompts Evacuations

An Ohio chemical manufacturing plant has exploded and caught fire, prompting authorities to evacuate a large area around it. Emerald Performance Materials says it evacuated the plant in Akron and notified the fire department after the Wednesday...

Arkansas Approves Rules with Opioid Prescription Limits

An Arkansas panel has given final approval to regulations that will require doctors who prescribe high doses of opioid pain medication to follow guidelines meant to limit potential abuse, including exploring alternative treatments and limiting...

Alaska Cannabis Festival Under Investigation for Allowing Pot Consumption

Organizers of an Alaska cannabis festival who allowed adult participants to consume pot in public are facing an investigation and possible fine. The director of the Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office will recommend a penalty for Alaska...

$10M Award to Man Hit By Garbage Truck Reinstated by Oregon Court

The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that a trial judge shouldn’t have reduced a jury’s award to a man whose leg was severed by a garbage truck in downtown Portland. In reinstating the award, the Appeals Court said the …

Montana Jury Awards $300K in Youth Center Sex Abuse Case

A Montana jury has awarded $300,000 to a mother who claimed a Billings youth treatment center failed to protect her son from being sexually abused by other residents. The Billings Gazette reports the jury awarded the damages Wednesday on claims...

Lyft Will Beef Up Background Checks Following California Driver Arrest

Ridesharing company Lyft said Wednesday that it’s beefing up its background checks after a driver arrested for rape was found to be in the United States illegally. The company’s “enhanced detection processes” will apply...