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55 Years After Riots, Watts Neighborhood Still Bears Scars

LOS ANGELES — There were no fires this time in Watts. There was no looting, no shooting and no National Guard troops patrolling. Protesters filled the streets around the country in late May and June following the Minneapolis police killing …

Unrest After George Floyd Death Reminds Insurers of 1968 Uprising

Scenes that played out over the past few days in several East region states are serving as a stark reminder for the insurance industry of civil unrest that took place in New York and other U.S. states more than 50 …

‘Eyes Are on You:’ Minneapolis Neighbors Band to Stand Guard

MINNEAPOLIS — The two men stepped from the shadows as the car turned off an upscale shopping street into a residential area located on the far edge of the rioting that swept through Minneapolis. It was after midnight. A pair …

Amazon Delivery Drivers Say They Fear Becoming Target of Looters

An Amazon.com Inc. delivery driver in Long Island, New York, was told to abandon his van and call 911 in the event of looting and avoid “high crime” areas. A driver in Chicago encountered a heavy police presence and road …

Insured Losses from Riots Reach ‘Catastrophe’ Levels, May Rival Record

Rioting that erupted in cities across the United States after the Memorial Day death of George Floyd in Minneapolis may rival the 1992 Los Angeles riots to become the most costly civil disorder in United States history. The civil disturbance …

Mexico Official Suspected of Looting After Hurricane Odile

A Mexican official in Baja California Sur has been suspended amid reports linking him to possible looting in the aftermath of Hurricane Odile. A statement from the government of Los Cabos says the civil protection coordinator for Cabo San Lucas …