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|Coronavirus updates: U.S. death toll surpasses 10,000
Around the world, more than 74,000 lives have been lost to the COVID-19 disease.
POSTED APRIL 06, 2020 11:07 PM
|First Rikers Island inmate dies after testing positive for coronavirus
Michael Tyson, a 53-year-old with underlying health conditions, was being held at Rikers over an alleged parole violation, his legal team said.
POSTED APRIL 06, 2020 10:52 PM
|Acting Navy secretary rips ousted captain of aircraft carrier
Thomas Modly said the captain was either "too naive or too stupid" to lead the ship if he thought an alarming memo he circulated wouldn't become public.
POSTED APRIL 06, 2020 10:52 PM
|Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean's body recovered
A dive and rescue team found McKean's body in 25 feet of water, approximately 2.5 miles south of her mother's house in Shady Side, Maryland.
POSTED APRIL 06, 2020 10:49 PM
|Trump says Navy ship Comfort will be used for COVID-19 patients
President Trump said Monday that the USNS Comfort docked in New York will now be open to coronavirus patients, after the ship was initially meant to take only non-COVID-19 patients to free up beds in New York hospitals. The floating hospital is now open to New Jersey patients too. Watch his remarks here.
POSTED APRIL 06, 2020 10:41 PM
|Cardinal Pell's sex abuse convictions dismissed by high court
Pell was regarded as the Vatican's third highest ranking official. He was convicted in 2018 of sexually assaulting two teen choirboys and had served 13 months of a six-year sentence.
POSTED APRIL 06, 2020 10:27 PM
|Tiger tests positive for COVID-19 at New York City zoo, officials say
The Bronx Zoo says Nadia, her sister Azul, two Amur tigers and three African lions had developed a dry cough. They are all expected to recover.
POSTED APRIL 06, 2020 10:23 PM
|Trump says USNS Comfort to be used for coronavirus patients
The Coronavirus Task Force is holding a briefing at the White House.
POSTED APRIL 06, 2020 10:21 PM
|Tiger tests positive for COVID-19 at NYC zoo
A 4-year-old female Malayan tiger at Bronx Zoo in New York City has tested positive for COVID-19. Brian Larsen, a registered nurse and CEO of RestoraPet, a health supplement company for pets, joins CBSN to discuss COVID-19 and animals.
POSTED APRIL 06, 2020 10:14 PM
|Acting Navy secretary apologizes for criticism of ousted captain
"Let me be clear, I do not think Captain Brett Crozier is naïve nor stupid. I think, and always believed him to be the opposite," Modly said.
POSTED APRIL 06, 2020 9:56 PM
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|InterWest Acquires CBS Bond & Insurance Services in California
InterWest Insurance Services has acquired CBS Bond & Insurance Services in Sacramento, Calif. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. CBS specializes in bond and commercial insurance programs. InterWest is a regional insurance brokerage headquartered in Sacramento with 350 employee.
POSTED APRIL 06, 2020 10:10 PM
|California Commissioner on Immigrant Eligibility for Workers’ Comp Benefits
California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara today alerted insurance companies that all workers affected by COVID-19 on the job are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits regardless of their immigration status. Lara’s alert includes workers engaged in occupations such as healthcare, emergency …
POSTED APRIL 06, 2020 9:44 PM
|Louisiana Places Moratorium on Insurance Policy Cancellations/Non-Renewals
Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon in late March issued Emergency Rule 40, which places a moratorium on insurance policy cancellations and non-renewals for policyholders in Louisiana. The emergency rule is a result of the statewide public health emergency declared by …
POSTED APRIL 06, 2020 4:51 PM
|Michigan’s AmeriTrust Auto-Renewing General Business Policies During Pandemic
Southfield, Michigan-based AmeriTrust Group on March 20 said its admitted insurance carriers will guarantee renewal of all general business policies for the next 90 days, except in certain situations including in cases of fraud and misrepresentation, and for certain lines …
POSTED APRIL 06, 2020 4:44 PM
|Firefighters Work to Contain North Carolina Wildfires
Firefighters kept working on Saturday to slow the spread of western North Carolina wildfires that have spread due to high winds, the U.S. Forest Service said. A fire that began on private property Friday in Haywood County expanded to the …
POSTED APRIL 06, 2020 4:40 PM
|Wisconsin’s American Family to Return $200M to Auto Insurance Customers
Madison, Wisconsin-based American Family Insurance says it will return approximately $200 million to its auto insurance customers as the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered driving habits and created financial uncertainty for individuals and families across the country The premium relief …
POSTED APRIL 06, 2020 4:35 PM
|North Carolina Nursing Home Reports Virus Outbreak
Three residents of a central North Carolina nursing home have tested positive for COVID-19, public health officials announced on Saturday as overall cases statewide exceeded 2,400. The three cases occurred within the population of the Springbrook Rehabilitation and Nursing Center …
POSTED APRIL 06, 2020 4:29 PM
|12 Companies Cited by OSHA in New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel Collapse
Federal workplace safety officials have cited 12 businesses with safety violations in connection with partial collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans in which three workers died and 18 others were seriously injured. The U.S. Department of Labor’s …
POSTED APRIL 06, 2020 4:24 PM
|Federal Judge Permanently Bans Enforcement of Kansas ‘Ag-Gag’ Law
A federal judge has blocked enforcement of provisions in a Kansas law that ban the secret filming at slaughterhouses and other livestock facilities. U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil issued the permanent injunction after finding in January that the state’s “Ag-Gag” …
POSTED APRIL 06, 2020 4:16 PM
|SelectQuote to Hire 150-Plus in West Des Moines, Iowa
A Kansas-based company intends to hire more than 150 new employees in West Des Moines, Iowa, as the state’s unemployment claims continue to soar from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. SelectQuote said it is filling the positions as part …
POSTED APRIL 06, 2020 4:13 PM