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Authorities investigate Dallas postal customer's racist rant

Aug. 21, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police and U.S. Postal Service inspectors are investigating a customer's racist rant against an employee at a post office. In a widely viewed video posted Wednesday on Twitter, a white man standing at a north Dallas postal counter yells for the worker to give him a form. Other...

American Airlines will pay $22 million to settle mail case

Aug. 20, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — American Airlines will pay $22.1 million to settle allegations it falsified times when it handed off mail, including items sent to U.S. soldiers stationed abroad. The Justice Department said Tuesday that American picked up mail for the U.S. Postal Service at six locations in the U.S., and...

Vermont man gets 5 years for dark web drug dealing

Aug. 2, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man was sentenced to five years in federal prison Friday for a drug dealing and money laundering conviction that grew from the Justice Department's first undercover operation targeting dark web drug sales across the country. In court Friday, attorneys said Sam Bent arranged...

7 reporting chemical odor treated at airport postal center

Jul. 24, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Emergency officials have treated seven workers complaining of breathing troubles from a strong chemical smell in a package at a U.S. Postal Service center at Tampa International Airport. Tampa Fire Rescue Jason Penny tells news outlets four people were taken to St. Joseph's Hospital and...

Mail carrier convicted in scheme to deliver pot packages

Jul. 17, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A postal service worker has been convicted of intercepting packages of marijuana and delivering them to a drug dealer in return for cash payments. Federal prosecutors say Fred Rivers was convicted Tuesday on a conspiracy count but acquitted of taking bribes. The 47-year-old Newark man...

FBI says nothing dangerous after Facebook sarin scare

Jul. 2, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — The FBI says a package that initially tested positive for sarin at a mail facility near Facebook's headquarters in California did not contain any dangerous substance. The FBI says in a statement Tuesday the agency and its law enforcement partners "thoroughly tested the items in...

Facebook mail site evacuated after possible sarin scare

Jul. 1, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — A Facebook mail facility near company headquarters was evacuated Monday after a routine check found mail possibly containing the nerve agent sarin. Authorities put the site under quarantine as they conducted additional testing. Four buildings were evacuated and three have been...

Mail delivery to Kentucky street suspended over dog attacks

Jul. 1, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service has suspended mail delivery to a Kentucky street that has a history of dog attacks. Postal Service spokeswoman Susan Wright tells the Courier-Journal that dog attacks have been a problem on Louisville's Girard Drive for a long time, and the issue is only...

Militants attack post office in Egypt's Sinai

Jul. 1, 2019 7:38 AM EDT

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian officials say militants have stormed a post office in the northern Sinai Peninsula and seized around $6,000 in local currency. The officials say the attack took place Monday in al-Rouda village, where a 2017 militant assault on a mosque killed more than 300 people. The...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jun. 28, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: High school yearbook photos prove Democratic presidential candidate...