Reuters: Top News
|Myanmar leader Suu Kyi departs for genocide hearings amid fanfare at home
Myanmar leader and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi departed on Sunday for the U.N’s top court in The Hague to defend the country against charges of genocide of its Rohingya Muslim minority.
POSTED DECEMBER 07, 2019 11:44 PM
|Mexico, U.S. draw closer to finalizing USMCA: source
U.S. and Mexican negotiators are "very close" to finalizing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, a Washington-based source familiar with the talks said on Saturday, after a top Mexico official said the two sides had made progress on the trade deal.
POSTED DECEMBER 07, 2019 11:41 PM
|Saudi airman may have become radicalized before U.S. Navy base attack
The Saudi airman accused of killing three people at a U.S. Navy base in Florida appeared to have posted criticism of U.S. wars and quoted slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on social media hours before the shooting spree, according to a group that tracks online extremism.
POSTED DECEMBER 07, 2019 11:21 PM
|China November exports unexpectedly fall, but imports rebound
China's exports in November shrank for the fourth consecutive month, customs data showed on Sunday, confounding market expectations for a rise and underscoring persistent pressures on manufacturers from the Sino-U.S. trade dispute.
POSTED DECEMBER 07, 2019 11:05 PM
|China's November trade surplus with U.S. at $24.60 billion vs $26.45 billion in October
China's trade surplus with the United States for November stood at $24.60 billion, Reuters calculation based on Chinese customs data showed on Sunday, easing from the previous month's surplus of $26.45 billion.
POSTED DECEMBER 07, 2019 11:05 PM
|North Korea carries out 'very important' test at once-dismantled launch site: KCNA
North Korea has carried out a "very important" test at its Sohae satellite launch site, state media KCNA reported on Sunday, a rocket testing ground that U.S. officials once said North Korea had promised to close.
POSTED DECEMBER 07, 2019 10:43 PM
|Boxing: Joshua takes revenge on Ruiz in Saudi Arabia rematch
Britain's Anthony Joshua beat Andy Ruiz Jr on a unanimous points decision in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to seize back the heavyweight world championship belts he lost to his Mexican-American opponent in a shock upset last June.
POSTED DECEMBER 07, 2019 10:38 PM
|Take Five: Euphoria to despair and back again
More than three years after Britons narrowly voted to leave the European Union, the Dec. 12 general election will effectively offer them another vote on how they want Brexit to proceed and if they still think it should go ahead.
POSTED DECEMBER 07, 2019 10:35 PM
|Knife-edge? UK's Johnson ahead but polls suggest majority might be tough
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is heading into Britain's election next week with a lead in opinion polls, but some of the surveys also suggest that his chance of winning a parliamentary majority could be too close to call.
POSTED DECEMBER 07, 2019 9:29 PM
|Hong Kong gears up for mass rally as government appeals for calm
Hong Kong was gearing up for a mass rally on Sunday that is expected to gauge support for pro-democracy demonstrations in the Chinese-ruled city as the government appealed to people to express their views peacefully.
POSTED DECEMBER 07, 2019 7:43 PM
News – Insurance Journal
|Industry Representative Puts Fire Insurance Availability at Feet of Commissioner
California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara will have to choose whether he wants insurers to charge higher rates or to stop writing homeowners insurance in fire-prone areas, an industry representative said following new wildfire directives announced by the commissioner. Lara on …
POSTED DECEMBER 06, 2019 10:12 PM
|Former Georgia Mayor Pleads Guilty to 30 Counts of Insurance Fraud
A former Georgia mayor pleaded guilty Tuesday to 30 counts of insurance fraud after stealing over $11,000 from victims who believed they were paying for insurance policies. Former Franklin Mayor Brad Yates, in a negotiated plea deal, was sentenced to …
POSTED DECEMBER 06, 2019 5:51 PM
|Woman Sues North Carolina Nursing School for Harassment in ‘Time’s Up’ Case
A woman who says she was kicked out of a North Carolina nursing school a month before graduation in retaliation for accusing a supervisor of sexual harassment is suing in a case supported by the Time’s Up movement legal fund. …
POSTED DECEMBER 06, 2019 5:43 PM
|Texas Woman, Man Convicted of Workers’ Comp Fraud in Separate Cases
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. reported that two Texans have been convicted of workers’ compensation fraud in two separate cases. The workers’ compensation insurer said Sharon Boachie of Arlington and Larry Toliver of Knox City were sentenced in Travis County district …
POSTED DECEMBER 06, 2019 5:33 PM
|Texas City Again Issues Voluntary Evacuation Order over Chemical Plant Blast
Concerns over air quality have prompted a voluntary evacuation order that was in effect on Dec. 5 for a Texas Gulf Coast city where a pair of chemical plant explosions occurred last week. Port Neches issued the voluntary order for …
POSTED DECEMBER 06, 2019 5:01 PM
|Fitch Sees Stronger Commercial Lines But Weaker Auto, Work Comp Results Coming
The U.S. property/casualty insurance sector should see small improvements in underwriting profits in 2019 and 2020, thanks largely to commercial lines price increases, Fitch Ratings predicts in a new report. But personal auto and workers’ compensation will be two lines …
POSTED DECEMBER 06, 2019 2:59 PM
|Officials Say Regulation Standards Factor in Alaska Quake Damage
Assessments following Alaska’s enormous 2018 earthquake showed building damage was worse outside Anchorage’s safety area because of reduced regulation, municipal officials said. There was less structural damage in the Anchorage Building Safety Service Area than in the Chugiak-Eagle River area …
POSTED DECEMBER 06, 2019 2:50 PM
|Connecticut’s Saxe Doernberger & Vita Hires Clifford to Northeast Office
Saxe Doernberger & Vita P.C. (SDV) has hired Associate Brian J. Clifford to its Northeast office. Clifford has almost a decade of experience in litigation, including insurance coverage, from depositions and discovery through mediations, trials and appeals. He has represented …
POSTED DECEMBER 06, 2019 2:45 PM
|Delaware Loses Bid for High Court Review of Opioid Suit Ruling
A judge who dismissed Walgreens as a defendant in Delaware’s lawsuit against the drug industry over the opioid crisis has denied the government’s request to certify an appeal to Delaware’s Supreme Court. Wednesday’s ruling follows the judge’s denial in September …
POSTED DECEMBER 06, 2019 2:37 PM
|Massachusetts Prosecutors Seek Prison Sentence for Drain Company Owner
Massachusetts prosecutors asked a judge to sentence a drain company owner to seven to 10 years in prison for his involvement in the collapse and flooding of a trench that killed two workers. Atlantic Drain Service owner Kevin Lee Otto, …
POSTED DECEMBER 06, 2019 2:31 PM