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U.S. Confirms 5 Cases of Coronavirus; 100 More Possible But Risk in U.S. Deemed Low
Five people in the United States, all of whom recently traveled from Wuhan, China, have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus, officials of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Sunday. The count includes new patients identified …

POSTED JANUARY 27, 2020 2:14 AM
SLTX: Surplus Lines Flood Insurance Premium Up in Texas over 5 Years
Surplus lines flood insurance premium filed with the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas (SLTX) has increased annually over the past five years, according to SLTX. Additionally, while NFIP premium dipped in 2017, it rose in 2018 and Texas premium …

POSTED JANUARY 24, 2020 5:20 PM
California Clears Way for Those with Cannabis Convictions to Get Insurance Licenses
California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara today announced a measure that enables people with cannabis-related convictions to obtain an insurance license. Lara announced the California Department of Insurance will use its discretion in deciding whether to issue licenses to those with …

POSTED JANUARY 24, 2020 5:01 PM
Workers’ Compensation Is Doing Well. Is It Time to Worry?
Although workers’ compensation results remain strong—and the line continues to outperform all other commercial insurance lines—worries about continued soft pricing and loss reserve levels for workers’ compensation specialists prompted a rating agency warning recently. “As rate levels continue to decline, …

POSTED JANUARY 24, 2020 4:56 PM
Making Big Oil Pay for Climate Change May Be Impossible
Exxon Mobil dodged a bullet last month when a judge rejected a novel climate-change lawsuit brought by New York’s attorney general. The case began with a promise from state officials that there would be a historic reckoning for the fossil …

POSTED JANUARY 24, 2020 4:51 PM
2020 Agency Salary Survey: Tell Us What You Think
Total compensation and salary adjustments on average fell slightly in agencies responding to the 2019 Agency Salary Survey – but that trend didn’t impact employee satisfaction. On average, employee satisfaction with compensation overall rose again in 2018. How will satisfaction …

POSTED JANUARY 24, 2020 4:17 PM
$5.75M Settlement in California Over Marine Veteran’s Death
The city of Los Angeles has agreed to pay $5.75 million to the parents of a Marine veteran who died after police jolted him six times with a stun gun during a 2014 confrontation. The City Council unanimously approved a …

POSTED JANUARY 24, 2020 4:00 PM
California Governor Wants to Block PG&E’s Bankruptcy Plan
California Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging a federal judge to reject Pacific Gas and Electric’s blueprint for getting out of bankruptcy and renewing his threat to lead a bid to turn the beleaguered utility into a government-run operation. In a …

POSTED JANUARY 24, 2020 3:58 PM
Entering and Exiting Digital: What’s Up with Multi-Brand Strategies of P/C Insurers?
Two of the largest property/casualty insurers in the U.S., Allstate and Nationwide, made headlines recently when they announced shifts in their respective multi-brand portfolios. Faced with the prospect of staying relevant in an environment that has seen minimal organic growth …

POSTED JANUARY 24, 2020 2:42 PM
New Coronavirus Outbreak: Marsh Recommends Immediate Steps for Multinationals
The effects on multinational businesses from a potentially worsening Wuhan coronavirus outbreak could be severe, which is why they need to review, test and potentially update plans related to business continuity, crisis management and crisis communications, according to Marsh in …

POSTED JANUARY 24, 2020 2:04 PM

Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

‘It's going to be harmful’: Republicans weaponize Trump team attacks on Biden

‘It's going to be harmful’: Republicans weaponize Trump team attacks on Biden"Those Democratic caucus goers, will they be supporting vice president Biden at this point?” asked Sen. Joni Ernst.




POSTED JANUARY 27, 2020 11:07 PM

There Is No Going Back If Iran Sinks A U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier

There Is No Going Back If Iran Sinks A U.S. Navy Aircraft CarrierIt would mean war.




POSTED JANUARY 27, 2020 4:30 PM

Virginia woman gets life in WVa man's decapitation death

Virginia woman gets life in WVa man's decapitation deathA Virginia woman was sentenced to life in prison without the chance for parole Monday in the death of a West Virginia man who was decapitated. Roena Cheryl Mills, 43, of Rural Retreat, Virginia, was sentenced for her December conviction on a first-degree murder charge in the death of Bo White, 29, of Lenore, news outlets reported. A neighbor called police after seeing Mills covered in blood.




POSTED JANUARY 27, 2020 2:00 PM

Global alarm grows as China's capital reports first virus death

Global alarm grows as China's capital reports first virus deathChina's capital on Monday recorded its first death from a deadly coronavirus as it struggles to contain a rapidly spreading disease that has sparked global alarm, with countries scrambling to evacuate their citizens from the epicentre of the epidemic. The fatality in Beijing raises the death toll from the new virus to 82, with more than 2,700 people infected across the nation. Mongolia closed its vast border to vehicles from China while Germany urged its citizens to avoid travelling to the country and Malaysia banned people from central Hubei province, where the pneumonia-like virus emerged, from entering its soil.




POSTED JANUARY 27, 2020 4:10 PM

Government records show that Kobe Bryant's helicopter used to be owned by the state of Illinois

Government records show that Kobe Bryant's helicopter used to be owned by the state of IllinoisBryant's helicopter was owned by an operator called Island Express Holding Corp., which purchased it from Illinois in 2015.




POSTED JANUARY 27, 2020 2:32 PM

How the world discovered the Nazi death camps

How the world discovered the Nazi death campsImages of what the Allies found when they liberated the first Nazi death camps towards the end of World War II brought the horror of the Holocaust to global attention. Many of the ghastly pictures were at first held back from the broader public, partly out of concern for those with missing relatives. The concentration and extermination camps were liberated one by one as the Allied armies advanced on Berlin in the final days of the 1939-1945 war.




POSTED JANUARY 26, 2020 11:01 PM

Sanders Leads, Klobuchar Climbs and Buttigieg Drops in Iowa

Sanders Leads, Klobuchar Climbs and Buttigieg Drops in Iowa(Bloomberg) -- Senator Amy Klobuchar has broken into the top three Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa for the first time, a poll released Sunday showed. It was the third poll of the day to show her rival, Bernie Sanders as the frontrunner in an early state.An Emerson University poll showed Sanders leading in Iowa with 30% while Joe Biden followed with 21%. Klobuchar was in third with 13% ahead of Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg who had 11% and 10%, respectively. The poll was conducted from Jan. 23-26 and has a margin of error of 4.6 percentage points.Since December, Sanders has risen 8 percentage points in the Emerson poll. Conversely, Buttigieg fell 8 percentage points. Klobuchar’s rise comes on the heels of an endorsement from The New York Times.Two New Hampshire polls released Sunday morning by CNN/University of New Hampshire and NBC News/Marist both also found Sanders in first.(Disclaimer: Michael Bloomberg is also seeking the Democratic presidential nomination. He is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.)This post is part of  Campaign Update, our live coverage from the 2020 campaign trail.To contact the author of this story: Emma Kinery in Washington at ekinery@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Magan Sherzai at mcrane19@bloomberg.net, Virginia Van NattaFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.




POSTED JANUARY 26, 2020 10:17 PM

Iran's President Rouhani reportedly threatened to resign over attempts to cover up downing of airliner

Iran's President Rouhani reportedly threatened to resign over attempts to cover up downing of airlinerIranian President Hassan Rouhani threatened to resign over the downing of a Ukrainian jet carrying 176 passengers earlier this month, The New York Times reports.Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps accidentally shot down the passenger plane amid heightened tensions with the United States that have since cooled a bit. A series of communication errors reportedly led to an officer firing missiles at the plane, believing it was a hostile U.S. aircraft. Upon realizing what had actually happened, the IRGC began to cover their tracks, refusing to even tell Rouhani the truth for days.Rouhani, left in the dark, reportedly deflected phone calls from other world leaders because he had no answers for them, and military commanders were doing the same thing to him when he tried to reach them. When finally informed of the truth, officials close to Rouhani told the Times, the president was "livid," demanding that Tehran admit the mistake and face the consequences. Military officials reportedly argued with Rouhani out of fear that the news would destabilize the country. That's when Rouhani said he would resign.Eventually, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei got a message to the military, siding with Rouhani and ordering a public statement acknowledging what happened. Read more at The New York Times.More stories from theweek.com Fox News poll finds independents want the Senate to convict and remove Trump by 19-point margin Mick Mulvaney denies knowing about Ukraine conversation between Trump and Bolton Mike Pompeo is a disgrace




POSTED JANUARY 26, 2020 12:24 PM

British man dies in US immigration detention centre

British man dies in US immigration detention centreOfficials in the UK have confirmed they are looking into reports that a British man has died while in the custody of US immigration authorities.Reports said a 39-year-old had been found dead while being held in Florida by the enforcement of arm of the nation’s border agency, known as ICE.




POSTED JANUARY 27, 2020 7:23 PM

A Dangerous Game: Russia and America Keep Flying Their Planes Near Each Other's Borders

A Dangerous Game: Russia and America Keep Flying Their Planes Near Each Other's BordersNuclear chicken anyone?




POSTED JANUARY 27, 2020 4:58 AM

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