In an April 12, 1997, file photo, Pernell Whitaker, right, leans away from a punch by Oscar De La Hoya during their WBC Welterweight Championship fight at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. De La Hoya won by unanimous decision. Former boxing champion Pernell Whitaker has died after he was hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55. Police in Virginia Beach on Monday say Whitaker was a pedestrian when struck by the car Sunday night, July 14, 2019. The driver remained on the scene, where Whitaker was pronounced dead. (AP Photo/Eric Draper, File)In an April 9, 1997, file photo, WBC welterweight champion Pernell Whitaker adjusts his head phones during a news conference in Las Vegas. Former boxing champion Pernell Whitaker has died after he was hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55. Police in Virginia Beach on Monday say Whitaker was a pedestrian when struck by the car Sunday night, July 14, 2019. The driver remained on the scene, where Whitaker was pronounced dead. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, … [Read more...] about Boxing champ Pernell Whitaker dies at 55; hit by car in Virginia
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opinion Nolan Finley The Detroit News Published 10:30 PM EDT May 11, 2019 For Michigan motorists hopeful the fast-moving legislation to reform the state's no-fault law will soon give them relief from the nation's most expensive auto insurance premiums, here's a reality check: No amount of capitulation by Republicans to Democratic concerns is likely to win the signature of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The governor first pledged to veto the reform passed by the Senate last week unless it provided a mandate on insurance companies to lower premiums, removed non-driving considerations such as credit scores and ZIP codes from the rate-setting calculation, and included an option for consumers to continue purchasing policies with unlimited personal injury protection. So when the bill got to the House, Republicans added the premium reduction mandate, banned non-driving risk factors and expanded the policy choices to include lifetime, uncapped medical … [Read more...] about Finley: No-fault relief in sight. Will Whitmer grab it?
Landlords are warning that the number of rented homes could plummet if Government carries out plans to abolish “no-fault” evictions. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government today announced it is consulting on scrapping section 21 orders, two-month eviction notices that a landlord can serve without giving a reason. Prime Minister Theresa May said the current system means millions of responsible tenants can be thrown out with little notice and for spurious reasons. Mrs May said: “This is wrong – and today we’re acting by preventing these unfair evictions. Landlords will still be able to end tenancies where they have legitimate reasons to do so, but they will no longer be able... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week … [Read more...] about Landlords ‘could stop letting’ if no-fault evictions banned
RICHMOND, Va. — Democrats couldn’t react fast enough to the racist photo in Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s old yearbook showing one man dressed as a Klansman and another in blackface. But a newly surfaced sexual assault allegation against the man who would replace Northam if he resigns — Justin Fairfax, the state’s African-American lieutenant governor and a rising star in the party — has left Democratic national figures and Virginia lawmakers at a loss for words.Story Continued Below The back-to-back stunners in Richmond exposed fault lines in the Democratic Party coalition that were unimaginable just five days ago. And with the state’s political hierarchy in the balance, the stories triggered a potential collision of two powerful forces in Democratic politics — the battle to combat racism and the movement to stop sexual harassment. Swift to condemn Northam on Friday, Democratic presidential hopefuls ducked for cover on Tuesday. Sen. … [Read more...] about ‘It’s a mess’: Race and gender fault lines in Virginia cripple Democrats
Beth LeBlanc and Jonathan Oosting The Detroit News Published 11:20 AM EST Jan 15, 2019 Lansing — Michigan Senate Republicans on Tuesday introduced bills to reform the state’s no-fault auto insurance reform laws, using their first proposals of the two-year session to renew calls to reduce rates. The statement legislation does not include specific proposals but will serve as a starting point for future negotiations on how to cut rates that regularly rank among the highest in the nation. “The singular goal here is to reduce auto insurance rates across the state,” said Amber McCann, a spokeswoman for Senate Republicans, who have a 22-16 majority. Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, with whom Republican legislators will have to work on any major reforms, also vowed to address the state’s high auto insurance rates as part of her campaign plan to fight urban poverty. The state must prohibit “redlining” by prohibiting insurers from … [Read more...] about Michigan lawmakers target no-fault law in push to cut high rates