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Report: Protest Damage Cited by Portland Cops Skewed by Mall

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland police said earlier this week that ongoing protests had cost businesses in the downtown area $23 million in property damage and lost revenue, but those figures are skewed by just one business — a mall …

Insurers May Rethink Property Risk After Unprecedented Losses From Riots

The civil disturbance that started in Minneapolis after the killing by police of George Floyd spread to 20 other states — an unprecedented property insurance catastrophe that will likely impact policy renewals and could even persuade some insurers to exclude …

Grand Rapids Pegs Property Damage from Protests at $448,000

Officials in a western Michigan city are estimating $448,000 in damage was caused during protests over the death of George Floyd that turned violent last weekend. The estimate by Grand Rapids is preliminary and is for damage to public and …

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 …

US Cities Erupt in More Violence Amid Threats From Trump

WASHINGTON — American cities erupted in violence and destruction in a seventh straight night of unrest, with several police officers shot or run over, amid boasts and threats from President Donald Trump to send in troops to “dominate the streets.” …

Protests Hammer U.S. Cities Still Recovering From Lockdown

The reopening of America was always going to be fraught, with competing fears of new virus outbreaks and economic meltdown. Now cities across the nation, from New York to Chicago to Los Angeles, are reeling from unrest that could worsen …

As U.S. Auto Supply Chain Revs Up, Worker Safety Fears Linger in Mexico

MEXICO CITY — Workers at a Lear Corp autoparts plant in northern Mexico that saw the worst known coronavirus outbreak of any factory in the Americas are now bracing to be sent back to work. They just don’t know when, …

Brutality Focus of Suit Against Ferguson, Missouri Police

A federal lawsuit filed on Aug. 28 alleges that police in Ferguson, Mo., and St. Louis County used excessive force and falsely arrested innocent bystanders amid attempts to quell widespread unrest after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by …

Thousands Protest in Japan Against Osprey Aircraft

Tens of thousands of people rallied Sunday against U.S. plans to deploy Osprey hybrid aircraft on a southern Japanese island amid renewed safety concerns. The protesters – as many as 100,000, according to organizers – gathered at a seaside park …