Reuters: Top News
|Civil unrest flares in U.S. cities over Minneapolis killing
The full Minnesota National Guard was activated for the first time since World War Two after four nights of sometimes violent protests that have spread to other U.S. cities following the killing of a black man by a white Minneapolis police officer who knelt on his neck.
POSTED MAY 30, 2020 2:17 PM
|American McKennie wears 'Justice for George' armband in Bundesliga game
United States soccer player Weston McKennie joined the chorus of outrage from athletes protesting against the death of a black man in Minneapolis by wearing an armband with the message "Justice for George" in a German league game on Saturday.
POSTED MAY 30, 2020 2:17 PM
|Trump says military could respond quickly to Minneapolis unrest
U.S. President Donald Trump said the military could deploy troops to Minneapolis "very quickly" to respond to violent protests in the aftermath of a police killing of an unarmed black man.
POSTED MAY 30, 2020 2:09 PM
|England risks COVID-19 resurgence by ending lockdown too soon, scientific advisers say
England risks losing control of the coronavirus pandemic again and is at a "very dangerous moment" as it starts to ease out of the COVID-19 lockdown, senior scientific and medical advisers warned on Saturday.
POSTED MAY 30, 2020 1:41 PM
|Rules apply to all, senior health official says of UK PM's adviser Cummings
Britain's COVID-19 lockdown rules are clear and apply to everyone, a senior medical officer said when asked about a long road trip made by the prime minister's top adviser, Dominic Cummings, at the height of the lockdown.
POSTED MAY 30, 2020 1:33 PM
|Divert weapons funding to research to prevent next pandemic, pope says
Pope Francis on Saturday urged politicians to divert funds spent on weapons to research to prevent another pandemic, as he led the largest gathering in the Vatican in nearly three months.
POSTED MAY 30, 2020 1:27 PM
|Crew on board as SpaceX, NASA to try again for landmark launch of two astronauts
The two-man crew entered the capsule that will take them to the International Space Station on Saturday, as Elon Musk's private rocket company SpaceX was set for a repeat attempt at launching the Americans into orbit for a mission that would be the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years.
POSTED MAY 30, 2020 1:06 PM
|Britain at a very dangerous moment in the pandemic, health official says
Britain is at a very dangerous moment as it starts to ease some of its lockdown measures, England's deputy chief medical officer said on Saturday, warning that people would need to follow the guidelines and not "tear the pants out of it".
POSTED MAY 30, 2020 11:55 AM
|UK COVID-19 confirmed death toll rises by 215 to 38,376
The United Kingdom death toll from people who have tested positive for COVID-19 rose by 215 to 38,376, the government said on Saturday.
POSTED MAY 30, 2020 11:50 AM
|EU urges U.S. to reconsider decision to cut ties with WHO
The European Union urged the United States on Saturday to reconsider its decision to cut ties with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
POSTED MAY 30, 2020 10:35 AM
News – Insurance Journal
|Insurer Group Has Issue with Colorado Insurance Department’s COVID-19 Memo
The American Property Casualty Insurance Association is taking issue with tentative plans by the Colorado Department of Insurance to halt the use of credit information in Colorado during the pandemic. A recent draft bulletin from the department directs property/casualty insurers …
POSTED MAY 29, 2020 7:38 PM
|Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Launches Parametric Product for Hail-Proned States
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions (SRCS) has expanded its parametric offering with the launch of HAIL, a parametric hail insurance cover. The new product is designed to protect companies in the United States from the financial impact of a significant hail …
POSTED MAY 29, 2020 4:59 PM
|AssuredPartners Acquires Cypress Insurance Group of Florida
AssuredPartners, Inc. has acquired Cypress Insurance Group, Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The team of 20 will remain under the operational leadership of Terry Bond and Debbie Arciola. The agency currently reports $3 million in annualized revenues. AssuredPartners Regional President …
POSTED MAY 29, 2020 4:57 PM
|Construction Co. Owner Cited 27 Times Before Fatal Trench Collapse in Mississippi
The owner of the contracting company of which two workers were killed in a trench collapse in Mississippi earlier this month was previously issued 27 federal citations for safety violations. Shane Henderson was the president of the now-defunct Gilco Contracting, …
POSTED MAY 29, 2020 4:52 PM
|Price Forbes’ Gilmore Appointed Chairman of Worldwide Broker Network
The Worldwide Broker Network has appointed Price Forbes Executive Director Alex Gilmore as chairman. Gilmore previously served as WBN’s Treasurer. He takes over the voluntary position of chairman from Jim Watt of EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, who will continue …
POSTED MAY 29, 2020 4:18 PM
|Louisiana Medical Marijuana Program Expansion Nears Final Passage
Louisiana lawmakers are one step from removing most restrictions on which medical conditions are eligible for medical marijuana, allowing doctors to recommend the treatment for any patient they believe it would help. The Senate voted 28-6 on May 27 for …
POSTED MAY 29, 2020 4:08 PM
|Unlicensed Louisiana Insurance Producer Told to ‘Cease and Desist’
A Louisiana man who insurance regulators say continued to transact insurance business after having had his state insurance licensed revoked has been issued a cease and desist order by Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon. The Louisiana Department of Insurance reported that …
POSTED MAY 29, 2020 4:02 PM
|S&P Affirms Munich Re’s ‘AA-‘ Ratings, Reflecting Sufficient Capital for COVID-19 Crisis
S&P Global Ratings has affirmed its “AA-” long-term issuer credit and financial strength ratings for Munich Re and its subsidiaries, with a stable outlook. The stable outlook reflects S&P’s view that Munich Re will maintain capital adequacy above the “AA” …
POSTED MAY 29, 2020 3:58 PM
|Insurance Survey Asks: How Is Pandemic Affecting Your Life, Your Work, Your Industry?
How is the coronavirus pandemic affecting your life and your work? Now and going forward? No matter where you work in the P/C insurance industry, your experience is important. Learn how your experience compares with that of your industry peers …
POSTED MAY 29, 2020 3:27 PM
|U.S. Court Says State Courts Are Proper Forum for Climate Suits Against Big Oil
Big Oil lost a pair of court battles Tuesday that could lead to trials in lawsuits by California cities and counties seeking damages for the impact of climate change. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments by energy …
POSTED MAY 29, 2020 3:20 PM