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Hurricane Dorian churns northward. How homeowners can prepare for insurance claims

Hurricane Dorian churns northward. How homeowners can prepare for insurance claims

Finance
For homeowners in Hurricane Dorian's anticipated path, insurance claim preparation may be worth adding to your to-do list.The storm, which pummeled the Bahamas for 48 hours and left widespread devastation across the island nation, is churning northward and parallel to southeastern U.S. coastline with sustained winds of 105 mph as of Wednesday.While Dorian is now a Category 2 hurricane — down from a Category 5 — and actual landfall is uncertain, hurricane force winds extend 60 miles outward from the eye of the storm. Damaging winds, heavy rain and storm surges causing inland flooding are expected to wreak havoc along the Southeast from parts of Florida up into Virginia.As worries continue about the impact of Hurricane Dorian, workers help a friend board up his apartment building on August 3
PPI claims: Banks hard to reach as deadline arrives

PPI claims: Banks hard to reach as deadline arrives

Business
Consumers say they are having problems making claims for mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI) with just hours to go until the deadline.Santander's online complaints form stopped working on Wednesday night. NatWest's form also had issues. There have also been long waits to reach banks by phone amid a surge of last-minute calls.Customers have until 23:59 to make a claim as one the UK's biggest financial scandals draws to a close. Some customers vented their fury about the issues on Twitter. Skip Twitter post by @wozza180 @Barclays Any danger of someone picking up the phone on your ppi line.I waited over an hour just to be cut off last...

Claims: Migrant children molested in US-funded foster care

Health
This story is part of an ongoing joint investigation between The Associated Press and the PBS series FRONTLINE on the treatment of migrant children, which includes an upcoming film. ——— After local Guatemalan officials burned down an environmental activist's home, he decided to leave his village behind and flee to the United States, hoping he'd be granted asylum and his little boy, whose heart was failing, would receive lifesaving medical care. But after crossing the border into Arizona in May of last year, Border Patrol agents tore the man's 7-year-old son from his arms and sent the father nearly 2,000 miles (3,220 kilometers) away to a detention center in Georgia. The boy, now 8, went into a U.S.-funded foster home for migrant children in New York. The foster care programs are aimed at

Claims: Migrant kids split at border harmed in foster care

Health
This story is part of an ongoing joint investigation between The Associated Press and the PBS series FRONTLINE on the treatment of migrant children. ——— Dozens of families separated at the border as part of the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy are preparing to sue the federal government, including several who say their young children were sexually, physically or emotionally abused in federally funded foster care. A review of 38 legal claims obtained by The Associated Press — some of which have never been made public — shows taxpayers could be on the hook for more than $ 200 million in damages. More than 3,000 migrant children were taken from their parents at the border in recent years and many more lawsuits are expected, potentially totaling in the billions. The families — so
New leak claims Trump scrapped Iran nuclear deal ‘to spite Obama’

New leak claims Trump scrapped Iran nuclear deal ‘to spite Obama’

World
Donald Trump abandoned the Iran nuclear deal to spite Barack Obama, according to a leaked memo written by the UK's former ambassador in the US.Sir Kim Darroch described the move as an act of "diplomatic vandalism", according to the Mail on Sunday.The paper says the memo was written after the then Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson appealed to the US in 2018 to stick with the nuclear deal.The latest leak came despite the Met Police warning against publication.The first memos criticising President Trump's administration, which emerged a week ago, prompted a furious reaction from the US president and resulted in Sir Kim resigning from his role.What have we learnt from the latest leak?The Mail on Sunday reports that Sir Kim wrote to Mr Johnson informing him Repu...