Adam Shapiro, co-anchor of Yahoo Finance’s On the Moves, brings you the top headlines for Thursday, April 25, 2019.
Parkland shooter gets insurance money
The man who shot and killed 17 students and administrators at a high school in Parkland, Florida is getting a $430,000 benefit from one of his parents life insurance policy. It's believed 20-year-old Nikolas Cruz and his brother are splitting the almost $865,000 dollar policy award from MetLife Insurance. The public defender’s office which represents Cruz disclosed the death benefit in recent court filings requesting lawyers be allowed to quit. The lawyers say they and Cruz were unaware of the death benefit.
New measles record
The Centers for Disease Control released data that shows 695 cases of Measles this year in the United States, the highest number of diagnosed cases since measles was declared eradicated in the early 2000s. The previous record, 667 cases, was reached in 2014. The outbreak is largest in places like New York City and New York state which have large populations of people opposed to vaccinations. The CDC says the recent outbreak of measles was brought to the U.S. by travelers from areas like Ukraine and Israel.
Putin meets Kim Jong Un
Russian President Vladimir Putin says he will share the results of his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, with China and the United States. The two leaders met earlier today in Vladivostok. Putin was asked if Kim would be willing to continue his nuclear negotiations with the United States. Putin replied Kim will be guided by his own national interests. Putin plans to travel to Beijing to discuss the summit with Chinese leaders. He says he will also share North Korea's positions with the Trump administration.
Tesla to offer insurance
Elon Musk says Tesla is developing an insurance product with details to be announced possibly within a month. Musk disclosed the insurance product on the earnings call after Tesla reported Wednesday. He says Tesla shares data on its auto pilot program with insurance companies and “As we launch our own insurance product next month, we will certainly incorporate that information into the insurance rates."