Nearly 60 percent of Americans currently die intestate — meaning they do not have a will. Most people believe that their property will automatically pass to their spouse, but under most intestacy laws, this is not the case.
Tens of thousands of local kids go without enough food on weekends. The Star is partnering with Harvesters to raise money for the area’s hungriest children. All money goes to Harvesters’ BackSnack program, which provides low-income children weekend meals. Just $25 provides a child BackSnacks for a month; $250 provides BackSnacks for a year. Everyone who donates before Christmas Eve will be entered in a drawing for a football autographed by Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles.
North Carolina insurance companies that wanted to raise the cost of homeowners coverage by an average of roughly 25 percent were told Friday the state's regulator is instead approving a zero overall change.
A woman who had part of her lower lip bitten off by a dog she was watching for friends has no right to seek payment of medical expenses from the owners' home insurance company, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Friday.
Gambling boosters lauded this week's South Dakota Supreme Court decision that Deadwood casinos will no longer have to pay gambling taxes on promotional programs that give patrons free credits to play slot machines, saying Thursday that it'll save operators big money.
A Kentucky nonprofit that is one of the largest insurance providers on the state's health exchange received a $65 million federal loan last month to keep it afloat just days before the second open enrollment period began.