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Watchdog: GSA ignored emoluments in OKing Trump hotel lease

Jan. 16, 2019 6:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The General Services Administration improperly "ignored" the U.S. Constitution's emoluments provision outlawing foreign gifts when it green-lit President Donald Trump's management of his Washington, D.C., hotel after his 2016 election, the agency's inspector general said Wednesday. In a...

Greece: 9 checked over powder-filled letters to universities

Jan. 10, 2019 12:51 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — At least nine people have received medical attention after about a dozen letters containing a white powder described as consisting of "industrial irritants" were sent to 11 university and college offices around Greece, authorities said Thursday. None of the people examined, including...

Post office could be named for lynched black postmaster

Jan. 1, 2019 5:55 PM EST

LAKE CITY, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's congressional delegation wants a post office to be named in honor of a 19th-century postmaster who was lynched because he was black and refused to resign. The state's entire Washington delegation co-sponsored a bill to name Lake City's post office after Frazier B....

Trump signs bill naming post office for Army captain Khan

Dec. 24, 2018 12:47 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill naming a Virginia post office for fallen U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, whose father criticized the then-candidate in a 2016 Democratic National Convention speech. The Daily Progress reports U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine...

Bill naming post office for Army captain Khan heads to Trump

Dec. 14, 2018 10:32 AM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A bill to name a Virginia post office for a U.S. Army captain whose Muslim father spoke out against candidate Donald Trump is now heading to the president's desk. The bill renaming a Charlottesville post office after University of Virginia alumnus Humayun Khan passed the Senate...

Sting uses fake Amazon boxes, GPS to catch would-be thieves

Dec. 12, 2018 9:18 AM EST

The explosion in online shopping has led to porch pirates and stoop surfers swiping holiday packages from unsuspecting residents. The cops in one New Jersey city are trying to catch the thieves with some trickery of their own. Police in Jersey City, across the Hudson River from New York, are teaming up with...

Aircraft technician with Tuskegee Airmen dies at 100 in NYC

Dec. 8, 2018 2:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man who served as an aircraft technician with the famed all-black Tuskegee Airmen died Saturday at age 100. Police say a home health aide found Wilfred DeFour unconscious and unresponsive inside his Harlem apartment at about 9 a.m. DeFour was pronounced dead by Emergency...

Trump task force recommends ways to boost Postal Service

Dec. 4, 2018 6:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A task force created by President Donald Trump to evaluate ways to stem billions of dollars in losses at the U.S. Postal Service suggested a range of options Tuesday, including proposals that could significantly boost the cost of sending non-essential mail. The report recommended that the...

Indiana man pleads guilty to post office pipe bomb

Dec. 4, 2018 4:50 PM EST

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A man charged in a pipe bomb explosion at a northwestern Indiana post office says he was targeting an attorney who had filed a lawsuit against him. Eric Krieg of Munster, Indiana, pleaded guilty Tuesday to making an unregistered destructive device and other charges. He likely faces 29...

Prosecutors: Man to plead guilty on post office pipe bomb

Nov. 27, 2018 7:41 PM EST

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a man charged in a pipe bomb explosion at a northwestern Indiana post office has agreed to plead guilty and serve a 29-year sentence. They announced Tuesday that 46-year-old Eric Krieg of Munster has signed an agreement indicating his intent to plead guilty to...