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Mail carrier, high school student among dead in Texas attack

Sep. 2, 2019 12:35 AM EDT

Mail carrier Mary Granados was alone in her U.S. Postal Service truck when she was shot and killed by a gunman who hijacked the white vehicle in West Texas amid his frenzy of violence. Granados, 29, was among seven people between the ages of 15 and 57 killed Saturday. Another 22 were injured, including a toddler....

The Latest: West Texas residents grieve at prayer vigil

Sep. 1, 2019 10:12 PM EDT

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a shooting in West Texas (all times local): 9 p.m. Hundreds of West Texas residents stood and bowed their heads together, reciting the Lord's Prayer at a vigil for those killed in Saturday's mass shooting. In Spanish and English, pastors asked those gathered at the...

At least 5 dead in Texas shooting rampage after traffic stop

Aug. 31, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — At least five people were dead in West Texas after a man who was stopped by state troopers when his vehicle failed to signal a left turn opened fire and fled, shooting more than 20 people as he drove before he was killed by officers outside a movie theater, authorities said Saturday....

Feds: Drug ring had enough cheap fentanyl to kill 14 million

Aug. 29, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Law enforcement officials in Virginia said Thursday that they've taken down a multi-state drug ring and seized enough cheap fentanyl from China to kill 14 million people. The bust was announced in the wake of growing efforts to stem the flow of fentanyl from Chinese labs to the United...

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...