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Rideshare Drivers Flocking to On-Demand Economy, Poll Shows
First there was the sharing economy, and then the gig economy. Now the buzz phrase to pay attention to may be “on-demand.” The on-demand economy, according to, is defined as the economic activity created by digital marketplaces that fulfill …

POSTED MARCH 16, 2018 9:43 PM
Rescue Efforts Continue After Florida University Pedestrian Bridge Collapse
A new pedestrian bridge collapsed onto a highway at a Miami-area college Thursday, crushing at least five vehicles under massive slabs. Several people were seen being loaded into ambulances and authorities launched search and rescue missions. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue tweeted …

POSTED MARCH 16, 2018 7:40 PM
Chubb’s Darling Honored for Industry Leadership, Cystic Fibrosis Work
Compassion and helping others were the key takeaways from a message that Jim Darling delivered to a group of several hundred insurance professionals gathered to honor him in Los Angeles, Calif. on Thursday night. Darling, regional executive officer for Chubb’s …

POSTED MARCH 16, 2018 7:17 PM
3rd Wrongful Death Suit Filed Over Oklahoma Gas Rig Explosion
A third wrongful death lawsuit has been filed over a natural gas rig explosion in Oklahoma that killed five workers. Julie Smith of McAlester, widow of Matthew Smith, filed the lawsuit Wednesday. The widows of Roger Cunningham and Parker Waldridge, …

POSTED MARCH 16, 2018 4:30 PM
Wildfires Bring Disaster Declaration in Kansas, Burn Ban in Nebraska
Gov. Jeff Colyer issued a disaster declaration for three wildfires currently burning in central Kansas. State officials announced that Rice County officials have asked for help from the Kansas National Guard to fight the fires. Colyer says the Guard will …

POSTED MARCH 16, 2018 4:21 PM
Fire Damages, Destroys 5 Texas School Buses, Foul Play Not Suspected
Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a fire that damaged or destroyed five Texas school buses parked in a transportation lot during spring break. A statement from the Coldspring-Oakhurst Independent School District says authorities do not suspect foul play …

POSTED MARCH 16, 2018 4:18 PM
Survivor of South Dakota Building Collapse Sues Developer, Construction Company
A woman who survived beneath the rubble of a collapsed building in Sioux Falls is suing its developer and construction company. Emily Fodness was sleeping in an apartment above the Copper Lounge in December 2016 when Hultgren Construction removed a …

POSTED MARCH 16, 2018 4:17 PM
Proposal to Arm Alabama Teachers Draws Support, Fire
A proposal to let trained teachers carry firearms in public schools drew support and criticism during a legislative public hearing Wednesday as a committee grappled with the first action on a gun-related bill introduced in the wake of the fatal …

POSTED MARCH 16, 2018 4:03 PM
Harper Lee Estate Sues Over ‘Mockingbird’ Broadway Version
The estate of “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee has filed suit over an upcoming Broadway adaptation of the novel, arguing that screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s script wrongly alters Atticus Finch and other characters from the book. The suit, which …

POSTED MARCH 16, 2018 3:57 PM
Microsoft Internal Findings Say Gender Bias at Washington Tech Giant Rarely Founded
Microsoft Corp.’s investigators concluded that fewer than 1 percent of gender-discrimination complaints made internally were “founded,” according to data unsealed in an ongoing class-action lawsuit. The disclosure covers almost 120 complaints made from 2010 to 2016 by U.S. female employees …

POSTED MARCH 16, 2018 3:47 PM

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