If you live in Alabama, there’s a good chance you pay just a bit more than the national average.
Credio.com calculated the average annual car insurance premium in each state. Alabama’s came in as the 18th highest in the country or about 1 percent more than the national average. Alabama’s annual premium was $1,337 equaling a monthly bill of about $111.
Alabama drivers that get a speeding ticket can expect their insurance rates to go up 28 percent. An accident will boost your bill 16 percent.
The highest average annual premium cost – $2,738 – was paid by drivers in Michigan. The lowest average annual premium was in Maine, where drivers spent $808 a year.
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Does Michigan need a new flag?
The co-founder of Amway thinks Michigan needs a new flag.
Rick DeVos is asking people to come up with a new design for the state flag and then share their ideas on Twitter using #MIFlag. The top three designers will receive $500 from DeVos.
Michigan’s current flag has a blue background with the state’s coat of arms featuring an eagle holding an olive branch and arrows. The eagle is flanked by an elk and moose which are holding up a shield showing a man standing on a grassy peninsula. The man is waving while holding a rifle. The flag also has three Latin phrases on it.
Larry King says he’ll ‘probably’ vote for Hillary
Television’s Larry King says he’ll likely be casting his vote for Hillary Clinton this November.
King said Trump was “an old friend” but disagreed with some of his opinions.
“I like him,” King said, adding he doesn’t think Trump is racist but disagrees with his immigration policies. “Keeping people out of the country, building a wall — I don’t like walls.”
Want to work on Mars?
NASA is looking for a few good astronauts who might want to go to Mars.
The space agency has released a series of retro recruitment posters featuring “ads” for teachers, surveyors and farmers, as well as other occupations, that might one day be needed on the Red Planet. The posters are less want ads than inspiration, however, as NASA said it doesn’t anticipate having people living and working on Mars colonies until 2030.
Terrorism is biggest concern: Poll
A new poll shows one in four Americans rank terrorism as the issue that matters the most to them.
The NBC News/Survey Monkey Weekly Election Tracking poll, conducted after the deadly shootings at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando last weekend, showed concern over terrorism ranked only behind jobs and the economy, which was the chief concern of 29 percent as compared to 24 percent worried about homeland security. Healthcare was the chief concern of 14 percent followed by education at 9 percent.