June 1, 2020

Hurricanes may cause more pain for pandemic-hit insurers

LONDON (Reuters) – The official start of the Atlantic hurricane season on Monday could signal more steep losses for insurers and reinsurers, already battered by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their underwriting and investment positions. FILE PHOTO: Houses sit in floodwater caused by Hurricane Florence, in this aerial picture, in Lumberton, North Carolina,…

Analysts’ View: Impact of the U.S. protests on financial markets

TOKYO/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – National Guard troops have been deployed in 15 U.S. states and the U.S. capital after five nights of violence and destruction that began with peaceful protests over the death of a black man, George Floyd, in police custody. People run as police disperse demonstrators during a protest amid nationwide unrest following the…

Health officials worry about second coronavirus wave after George Floyd

Health officials in the U.S. have new concerns that the nationwide protests over the George Floyd death in police custody could spark a wider spread of the coronavirus after many cities reported bringing the virus under control.CLICK FOR THE LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUSScott Gottlieb, the former Food and Drug Administration commissioner, told CBS News’ “Face…

NYU-trained lawyer accused of hurling Molotov cocktail at marked NYPD vehicle

A Ivy League-educated lawyer and member of a Brooklyn community board was among those arrested for hurling a Molotov cocktail at a marked NYPD vehicle amid George Floyd protests, it was revealed Sunday.AT LEAST 60 SECRET SERVICE AGENTS INJUREDColinford Mattis, 32, was allegedly behind the wheel of a tan minivan as his passenger, fellow attorney…

Secret Service agents wounded outside White House, car bombs feared; official says Trump was taken to bunker

A senior official in the direct chain of command for defending Washington D.C. told Fox News that more than 50 Secret Service officers have been injured Sunday night so far, and that some rioters are throwing bottles and Molotov cocktails.As observed in New York City and elsewhere, groups in D.C. are planting cars filled with incendiary materials…

Son of Minnesota’s attorney general: ‘I hereby declare, officially, my support for ANTIFA’

The son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison tweeted on Sunday that he is declaring his support for Antifa after President Trump said that his administration would be declaring it a “Terrorist Organization.”Jeremiah Ellison, who is a member of the Minneapolis City Council, noted in the tweet that he believes “white power” terrorists are actually the ones…

Clashes, fires near White House as protests escalate | TheHill

Protests near the White House escalated on Sunday amid the continued fallout from the killing of George Floyd, with images on social media showing multiple fires and scenes of rowdy crowds even as a citywide curfew had been imposed.Sunday night saw the third straight day of protests in the nation’s capital following the release of a video last…

Washington, DC issues Sunday night curfew as protests resume | TheHill

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) on Sunday evening announced she was imposing a citywide curfew from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday as the city braced for a third consecutive night of protests over the death of George Floyd.The mayor in her tweet also said she was activating the D.C. National Guard.Mayor Bowser is ordering…

Netflix Star Ben Platt Urges White People to Keep Donating Money to Bail Out Rioters

Actor Ben Platt, the star of Netflix’s The Politician and the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen, is urging white people to keep donating money to bail funds in order to keep rioters who have been arrested out of jail. “White ppl at home pls keep donating to the bail funds below,” Ben Platt tweeted on…

MSNBC’s Haake Near White House as St. John’s Church Burns: ‘This Is Still Peaceful Protesters’

Sunday just moments before a curfew went into effect in Washington, D.C., MSNBC’s Garrett Haake reacted to President Donald Trump’s tweet proclaiming, “FAKE NEWS!” Haake offered viewers an on-the-ground assessment of Lafayette Square near the north side of the White House, where opposite of the White House was St. John’s Episcopal Church, apparently set on…

Watch: Rioters in Washington, DC, Set Fire to AFL-CIO Union Offices

Rioters on Sunday evening set fire to the offices of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) union. Rioters set ablaze the AFL-CIO union offices during the fourth night of protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. BREAKING: DC’s AFL-CIO Building On Fire. The International Union Of Police Associations…

The Latest: President Trump was rushed to underground bunker – Breitbart

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has ordered a statewide activation of the National Guard following vandalism and stealing in stores and shopping malls in multiple cities The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: ___…

Max Lucado: What is the answer to racism? This profound yet simple promise

Recent racially charged incidents including the tragic death of George Floyd have stirred ensuing riots and torn open the rawest of wounds – racism. Judging a person according to skin color is an ancient sin. For that reason, God gave this ancient solution.In the earliest words of Scripture, God spoke: “Let us make human beings in…

Big-city Dems who had imposed strict coronavirus lockdowns now let George Floyd rioters flout rules

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here.The coronavirus lockdown is seemingly down and out, as many Democrats in charge of big cities — including several who once insisted on strict quarantine measures — line up to champion the nationwide mass demonstrations over the in-custody death of George Floyd,…

Federal Protective Service officer killed in Oakland shooting during George Floyd protest identified

A federal law enforcement officer in California who was shot and killed at the U.S. courthouse in Oakland during a protest for George Floyd that turned violent has been identified as 53-year-old Patrick Underwood, his family confirmed to Fox News. Federal law enforcement officer Patrick Underwood, 53, was killed in Oakland, Calif. while protecting the U.S. courthouse…

Calls for de Blasio to resign trend on Twitter after defense of NYPD

Calls for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to resign were trending on Twitter Sunday.The resignation calls came in response to his defense of NYPD officers in connection to an incident caught on video in which two NYPD vehicles were seen being driven into a crowd of protesters.“We need a real Mayor. RESIGN, DeBlasio,” tweeted…

Celebrities Push to ‘Defund Police’

Actress Susan Sarandon is among a growing number of Hollywood and entertainment figures who are promoting an effort to defund of police forces even as rioters continue to lay siege to major cities around the country by setting fires and destroying private and public property. The demands to defund the police gained momentum on Twitter…

Black Federal Officer Patrick Underwood Shot And Killed in Oakland Riot

A black federal officer, Patrick Underwood, was shot and killed in Oakland, California, Friday night as he attempted to keep the peace amid the violent riots sweeping California and the rest of the U.S. in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minnesota. An official at the Department of Homeland Security confirmed to local news…

Police Across the Country Standing with George Floyd Protesters

MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images As protests over George Floyd’s death enter their fifth day and tensions between protesters and the police remain at an all-time high in some areas, some police officers and sheriff’s deputies across the country are standing with the protesters. Police officers have stood in solidarity with the anti-police brutality movements…

AG Barr: Antifa Violence Is Domestic Terrorism and ‘Will Be Treated Accordingly’

Attorney General William Barr on Sunday released a statement on the violent riots breaking out across the country and declared that violence “instigated and carried out by Antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly.” Barr addressed the violent riots wreaking havoc on several cities…

Trey Gowdy Says Killing Of George Floyd Should Have Rated ‘Murder One’

Former Republican South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy said Sunday that the killing of George Floyd should have rated a “Murder One” charge from Minnesota prosecutors. “I think you need to do what fits the facts, and to me, I think it’s a Murder One charge,” Gowdy told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo.”…

‘Not Constructive’: Tim Scott Rips Trump’s Initial Tweets On George Floyd Protests, Says Recent Ones ‘Far Better’

Republican South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott analyzed the good and the bad about President Donald Trump’s Twitter reactions to protests sparked by the death of George Floyd. Asked by Fox News anchor Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday” whether Trump’s tweets, particularly when he wrote “when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” were “constructive,” Scott…

Top FBI Lawyer Who Authorized Carter Page Surveillance Is Forced To Resign

The FBI lawyer who signed a surveillance order against former Trump aide Carter Page that the Justice Department has deemed invalid submitted his resignation on Friday, the FBI said. Dana Boente, the FBI general counsel, has recently come under scrutiny over his role in the various investigations against former Trump advisers, including Michael Flynn and…

George Floyd Protests Stoke Coronavirus Concerns

Protests in major U.S. cities over the police-involved death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, could touch off a spike in coronavirus cases, government officials warned on Sunday. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms expressed concern that the protests, which have devolved into rioting and looting in many cities, could lead…

Beating Up An Old Man, Assaulting Journalists, And Ramming Protesters With Cars: Police Violence During Protests Caught On Video

Several instances of police violence were caught on video as riots and demonstrations continued across the country in response to George Floyd’s death. Demonstrations that began in Minneapolis after Floyd died Tuesday in police custody have increasingly turned violent. While some police were initially criticized for their lack of response to looting and other unlawful…

Amid protests, Trump says he will designate Antifa as terrorist organization

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday the U.S. government will designate anti-fascist group Antifa as a terrorist organization, a move that legal experts say would be hard to execute. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump U.S. President Donald Trump departs amid reporters asking questions after the president made an announcement about U.S.…

U.S. cities brace for another violent night as protesters rage against police brutality

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – Dozens of U.S. cities on Sunday were bracing for another night of unrest after cleaning up streets strewn with broken glass and burned out cars as curfews failed to quell confrontations between protesters and police. What started as peaceful protests over the death of a black man gasping for breath as a…

Reuters camera crew hit by rubber bullets as more journalists attacked at U.S. protests

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – Two members of a Reuters TV crew were hit by rubber bullets and a photographer’s camera was smashed in Minneapolis on Saturday night as attacks against journalists covering civil unrest in U.S. cities intensified. Footage taken by cameraman Julio-Cesar Chavez showed a police officer aiming directly at him as police fired rubber…

SpaceX Crew Dragon delivers two NASA astronauts to International Space Station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – Just under 19 hours after launching from Florida, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley arrived at the International Space Station aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule on Sunday, marking the first U.S. space capsule to do so with a crew since 2011. After a tense automatic docking sequence successfully linked…

Sunday shows – George Floyd’s death, protests bump COVID-19 from headlines | TheHill

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