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|Downtown D.C. burns after another night of protests and provocation near the White House
Protesters clashed with law enforcement for the third straight evening outside the White House, and numerous businesses were vandalized by rioters defying a citywide curfew.
POSTED JUNE 01, 2020 8:17 AM
|A New York police officer drew his gun on protesters. Mayor Bill de Blasio says he 'should have his gun and badge taken away.'
The mayor appears to have taken a stricter tone with police violence, some of which has trended on social media.
POSTED JUNE 01, 2020 1:01 PM
|Biden Proposes Training Cops to Shoot Attackers in the Leg to Reduce Fatalities
Joe Biden on Monday suggested that police forces could train officers to shoot attackers in the legs in order to reduce potential fatalities.There is "the idea that instead of standing there and teaching a cop when there's an unarmed person, coming at him with a knife or something, to shoot him in the leg instead of in the heart," Biden said. "There's a lot of different things [policies] that can change."Biden made his remarks while meeting with African American community leaders at the Bethel AME Church in Wilmington, Del. The former vice president was discussing the widespread protests touched off by the killing of George Floyd, an African American man, at the hands of white police officers in Minneapolis, Minn.Protests have spread from Minneapolis to major U.S. cities including New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles. The demonstrations have been widely varied in makeup, with some instances of peaceful protests and others that have devolved into riots with widespread looting.Members of Biden's staff have donated to groups attempting to free jailed rioters on bail. Campaign spokesman Andrew Bates told Reuters that Biden opposes cash bail as the equivalent of a "modern day debtors prison." It was not clear whether the donations were coordinated by the campaign or made individually.President Trump condemned the donations on Saturday, saying they "would financially support the mayhem that is hurting innocent people and destroying what good people spent their lives building."
POSTED JUNE 01, 2020 3:38 PM
|The officer who stood by as George Floyd died is Asian American. We need to talk about that.
“People don't have a baseline of an understanding of what anti-blackness even is,” a Hmong American organizer told NBC Asian America.
POSTED JUNE 01, 2020 6:43 PM
|Brit Hume: President Trump has aligned himself with those who feel the restoration of law and order is job one
Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume joins Bret Baier on 'Special Report.'
POSTED JUNE 01, 2020 7:09 PM
|Cities push back as airlines seek dozens of new service cuts. Is your airport on the list?
The proposed flight cuts come as there are signs that airline demand may finally pick up after the coronavirus sent the travel industry into a spiral.
POSTED JUNE 01, 2020 12:23 PM
|Cuomo Cooks Coronavirus Numbers to Defend Controversial Nursing Home Policy
A nursing home resident who becomes sick at their nursing home and then dies five minutes after arriving at a hospital is not counted in the state’s tally of nursing home deaths.
POSTED MAY 31, 2020 8:00 PM
|Pompeo says U.S. considers welcoming Hong Kong people, entrepreneurs
The United States is considering the option of welcoming people from Hong Kong in response to China's push to impose national security legislation in the former British colony, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in remarks released on Monday. Influential Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell also said on Monday he hoped the Trump administration would soon identify specific ways to "impose costs on Beijing" for curbing freedoms in Hong Kong. McConnell said the United States should mirror the response of other democracies and open its doors to people from the territory.
POSTED JUNE 01, 2020 12:40 PM
|Journalists Under Attack Show How Trump’s Hate for the Press Has Spread
Journalists have been attacked all over the world while on the job covering protests for years, but never like they were this week in the United States during the George Floyd protests.At least half a dozen incidences of arrests and attacks were reported in protests across the United States this weekend. Some were high profile, like the live-on-air arrest of CNN journalist Omar Jimenez and his crew Friday morning. Others got less attention, like Los Angeles Times reporter Molly Hennessy-Fiske getting pelted with rubber bullets and tear gas or the two Los Angeles Times photographers who were briefly taken into custody. To All Black Journalists: We See You, We Support YouWAVE-TV reporter Kaitlin Rust, who was covering protests in Louisville Saturday night, was shot with pepper bullets while live on air. Video showed a police officer aiming directly at her and her crew. “I’ve been shot! I’ve been shot!” Rust, who was wearing a fluorescent vest, carrying a microphone, and standing in front of a camera, can be heard screaming. Police later apologized for the incident. The next day, MSNBC reporter Garrett Haake also appeared to be hit by a police projectile while reporting live from Washington D.C. “We're gonna make some moves here,” he told the anchor, just moments before he was apparently hit. “We’re gonna end up in a place we don’t wanna be here if we’re not careful.” A crew in Denver tweeted after they were targeted by police there with paintballs and tear gas. “Luckily, I ducked,” one of the journalists wrote. The video journalist who was shooting the protests wasn’t so lucky and was struck.Andrea May Sahouri, a breaking news reporter for The Des Moines Register, said she was arrested Sunday while reporting on protests at a local mall. In a video posted to Twitter from the back of a police car, Sahouri said she was in a crowd of people running from police when she stopped to help her boyfriend, who was hit with tear gas. She said officers approached her, pepper sprayed her, and zip-tied her hands, even as she told them she was a reporter. “I’m just doing my job as a journalist, I’m just out here reporting,” she said.Wall St. Journal reporter Tyler Blint-Welsh reported his ankle was in “searing pain” after NYPD officers allegedly hit him in the face with riot shields and pushed him to the ground. “I was backing away as request, with my hands up,” he tweeted. “My NYPD-issued press badge was clearly visible. I’m just sitting here crying.” Anti-Trump protesters in front of the White House turned their anger to Fox News journalist Leland Vittert who told the Associated Press, “We took a good thumping. The protesters stopped protesting whatever it was they were protesting and turned on us and that was a very different feeling.”Briana Whitney, a reporter in Phoenix, was attacked on air and tweeted, “THIS IS NOT OKAY. This is the moment I was intentionally tackled by this man while I was on air trying to report what was happening during the protest at Phoenix PD headquarters. I feel violated, and this was terrifying. Let us do our jobs. We are trying our very best.”In Chicago, freelance reporter and Daily Beast contributor Jonathan Ballew said he was pepper-sprayed even as he brandished his press credentials.KDKA TV journalist Ian Smith said he was attacked while covering protests in Pittsburgh. “They stomped and kicked me,” he wrote under a photo of him in the back of an ambulance. “I’m bruised and bloody but alive. My camera was destroyed. Another group of protesters pulled me out and saved my life. Thank you!”Journalists have been attacked in the U.S. before, but not nearly as often or as brutal as this weekend. Speaking to The Washington Post, Suzanne Nossel, chief executive of PEN America, blamed animosity towards the press on Trump. “By denigrating journalists so often, he has degraded respect for what journalists do and the crucial role they play in a democracy,” she said. “He’s been remarkably effective in contributing to this topsy-turvy sense that journalists are the opposition.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
POSTED MAY 31, 2020 9:39 AM
|Obama to George Floyd protesters: Channel 'justifiable anger' into action
Former President Barack Obama addressed nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd, condemning the violence brought on by a "small minority."
POSTED JUNE 01, 2020 12:28 PM
News – Insurance Journal
|1st Tropical Storm of Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Floods Part of Central America
The first tropical storm of the Eastern Pacific season drenched parts of Central America Sunday and officials in El Salvador said at least seven people had died in flooding. President Nayib Bukele decreed a 15-day state of emergency to deal …
POSTED JUNE 02, 2020 11:34 AM
|Federal Court Allows Counties’ Clean Air Claims Against VW for Diesel Scandal
A U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday that Volkswagen AG cannot escape potential financial penalties from two counties in Florida and Utah that may amount to a “staggering” additional liability arising from the German automaker’s diesel emissions scandal. The unanimous …
POSTED JUNE 02, 2020 11:21 AM
|Cyclone Nisarga to Disrupt India’s Mumbai Financial Hub
Mumbai, the financial capital of Asia’s third-largest economy, is likely to be affected by a cyclonic storm Wednesday, potentially causing widespread disruption in business and hurting efforts to fight the virus outbreak in a city that’s emerged as the epicenter …
POSTED JUNE 02, 2020 10:51 AM
|Lloyd’s Canada Appoints Former AIG Executive Lipman as President
Lloyd’s announced the appointment of Marc Lipman as president, Lloyd’s Canada, and attorney-in-fact (AIF) for Lloyd’s Underwriters. Lipman assumes the role of AIF from Lisa Duval, who took the position last year on an interim basis and now returns to …
POSTED JUNE 02, 2020 9:32 AM
|Skuld to Sell Lloyd’s Syndicate 1897 to Legacy Specialist RiverStone
Skuld, the marine insurance provider, announced it has reached an agreement with legacy specialist The RiverStone Group for the sale of its Lloyd’s Syndicate 1897, which was placed into run-off in July 2019. Financial details of the transaction, which is …
POSTED JUNE 02, 2020 8:58 AM
|South Carolina Reopening Committee Leader Wants Business Liability Protection
The leader of governor’s committee studying how to best reopen South Carolina after the coronavirus said one of the most critical pieces of unfinished business is protecting businesses from lawsuits if they follow safety recommendations. Freeing businesses and others from …
POSTED JUNE 02, 2020 8:56 AM
|Reliance Partners Promotes Cannon to VP of Freight Brokerage Division
Reliance Partners (Reliance), a privately-held commercial insurance agency for the transportation and logistics industry, has promoted Jamie Cannon to vice president of the 3PL division. Cannon will lead Reliance’s logistics and freight brokerage division with a focus on business development …
POSTED JUNE 02, 2020 7:30 AM
|Florida Cat Fund Foregoes Private Reinsurance for 2020 Hurricane Season
Reinsurance coverage for the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund will not be purchased for the upcoming hurricane season after overseers of the fund evaluated the market and found a lack of private capital availability. In a statement, John Kuczwanski, manager of …
POSTED JUNE 02, 2020 6:46 AM
|Panama Threatens Sanctions, Hefty Fines on Ships That Tamper with Transponders
Panama’s Maritime Authority said it will impose sanctions on vessels, including fines of up to $10,000 and withdrawing its flag from the ship, if they deliberately deactivate, tamper or alter the operation of their tracking transponders. “This General Directorate of …
POSTED JUNE 02, 2020 6:30 AM
|Sixth Defendant Pleads Guilty in New Orleans Staged Accident Case
A New Orleans man has pleaded guilty in a case involving staged accidents between automobiles and tractor-trailers in that city, the U.S. Attorney’s office announced. Mario Solomon, 48, a entered a guilty plea on May 28 to a charge of …
POSTED JUNE 02, 2020 6:08 AM