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37 charged in Puerto Rico to Wisconsin drug smuggling case

Jan. 16, 2020 4:32 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged 37 people accused of sending cocaine and other drugs from Puerto Rico to Wisconsin and elsewhere in the country using the U.S. Postal Service, authorities said Thursday. The United States Attorney's Office in Eastern Wisconsin said the drugs were sold in...

A view of the burnt wreckage of a small plane that crashed into the parking lot of a post office is shown, at left, in Lafayette, La., Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. Several people died in the crash. (Scott Clause/The Lafayette Advertiser via AP)

NTSB: Witness saw Louisiana plane level out before crash

Jan. 7, 2020 7:10 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A witness said a plane that crashed in south Louisiana had leveled out its wings before it hit trees and transmission lines and crashed in a fiery heap, according to a preliminary investigation issued Tuesday by federal investigators. The report by the National Transportation Safety...

This photo provided by AcadianNews shows first responders looking over the site of a plane crash near Feu Follet Road and Verot School Road in Lafayette, La., Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019.  Authorities confirmed the accident but details on whether anyone was injured was not immediately known.  (AcadianNews via AP)

Plane crash kills 5, including LSU coach's daughter-in-law

Dec. 28, 2019 10:55 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A small plane en route to a college football playoff game crashed into a post office parking lot in Louisiana shortly after takeoff Saturday, killing five people, including a well-known sports reporter who was the daughter-in-law of one of the team's coaches. The two-engine Piper Cheyenne...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 1954 file photo, Marilyn Monroe poses over the updraft of a New York subway grate while filming

Post offices to be named for Marilyn Monroe, Ritchie Valens

Dec. 13, 2019 1:00 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed resolutions renaming two post offices in the Los Angeles area in honor of Marilyn Monroe and rock ’n’ roll legend Ritchie Valens. The Los Angeles Daily News reported Thursday that the Van Nuys Civic Center postal depot will be renamed the...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., gestures during her address at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics in Manchester, N.H., Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Democratic candidates unite against Trump but little else

Dec. 13, 2019 6:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic White House hopefuls agree President Donald Trump must be defeated next year. But the unity ends there. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, are locked in an increasingly acrimonious feud that threatens to change the tone of...

In this Dec. 12, 2019 photo, Bijia Chen, an engineer with a technology company that won a federal contest to find new or better ways to scan incoming mail for illegal opioid shipments, demonstrates how the computer analysis works at a demonstration in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Feds seek new ways to spot illicit opioids mailed into U.S.

Dec. 12, 2019 2:23 PM EST

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The federal government is enlisting the help of the private sector to develop better ways to spot and intercept illicit opioids shipped into the United States through the mail. Several federal agencies on Thursday awarded a $500,000 prize to a Massachusetts firm that...

Iran post office delivers box to minister in drone test

Dec. 12, 2019 12:58 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s post office has used a drone to test fly a box to the country’s telecommunications minister. Officials say using drones might one day reduce air pollution and traffic in the capital Tehran. Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, in video posted...

Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne speaks at a press conference after giving his resignation to President Sauli Niinisto at the President's official residence M'ntyniemi in Helsinki, Finland, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. Finland's prime minister resigned Tuesday after a key coalition partner withdrew its support from his five-party Cabinet. (Mikko Stigi/Lehtikuva via AP)

Finland’s prime minister resigns over postal service dispute

Dec. 3, 2019 9:51 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's prime minister resigned Tuesday after a key coalition partner withdrew its support from his five-party government following a strike at the country’s postal service that spread to the national flag carrier Finnair. Antti Rinne, who only took office in June, has faced heavy...

Finnish postal workers end two-week strike after deal on pay

Nov. 27, 2019 6:55 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — A strike by Finland’s postal workers that has dragged on for over two weeks has ended after a deal was reached on pay. The union representing employees of the state-owned Posti postal service said it was satisfied with the agreement reached Wednesday over the work contracts of about...