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Spain: More animal eyes sent to Ukrainian Embassy, offices

Dec. 05, 2022 12:41 PM EST

Madrid (AP) — Three parcels containing animal eyes and addressed to Ukraine's embassy in Madrid and consulates in Barcelona and Malaga were intercepted at offices of the national postal company, Spanish police said Monday. Seven European countries, including Spain, reported Friday...

Seoul places new sanctions on North Korea over arms buildup

Dec. 01, 2022 23:31 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Friday sanctioned eight people and seven companies suspected of engaging in illicit activities to finance North Korea’s growing nuclear weapons and missile programs. The move, which prohibits South Koreans from conducting any type of...

Groups sue Florida officials over migrant relocation program

Dec. 01, 2022 19:36 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and other officials are being sued in federal court by immigrant rights groups who challenge the constitutionality of the state's migrant relocation program. The suit was filed Thursday by three groups — Florida Immigrant Coalition,...

California trucking firm owner sentenced for deadly blast

Nov. 29, 2022 18:59 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California trucking company owner who ordered the illegal repair of a tanker that led to a deadly explosion was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in federal prison. Carl Bradley Johansson, 64, of Newport Beach also was sentenced for tax evasion and for...

Netflix nights still come wrapped in red-and-white envelopes

Nov. 25, 2022 16:27 PM EST

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Netflix's trailblazing DVD-by-mail rental service has been relegated as a relic in the age of video streaming, but there is still a steady — albeit shrinking — audience of diehards like Amanda Konkle who are happily paying to receive those discs in the iconic...

Tampa Bay is not the name of a city

Nov. 25, 2022 03:14 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mario Núñez has opinions, strong ones, about how Tampa should be promoted. What should a Tampa resident be called? “Tampeño,” said Núñez, host of The Tampa Natives Show that celebrates the city’s history. “End of debate.” ...

Teachers, lecturers join postal workers in UK strike action

Nov. 24, 2022 12:27 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Most schools in Scotland were closed Thursday as thousands of teachers walked off the job, joining scores of postal workers and university lecturers across the U.K. in industrial action to demand better pay and working conditions to cope with the country's cost-of-living crisis. ...

UN welcomes Gulf of Guinea piracy drop, but sees new threat

Nov. 22, 2022 18:27 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A senior United Nations official on Tuesday welcomed a substantial decrease in piracy incidents this year in the Gulf of Guinea, the world’s top hot spot for such attacks, but warned that pirate groups may be moving into more lucrative maritime crimes. ...

Carriers feeling cheery about on-time holiday deliveries

Nov. 21, 2022 09:06 AM EST

The nation’s major shipping companies are in the best shape to get holiday shoppers’ packages delivered on time since the start of the pandemic, suggesting a return to normalcy. Carriers like the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx and United Parcel Service project to have enough...

US Merchant Marine Academy gets 1st female superintendent

Nov. 13, 2022 12:09 PM EST

KINGS POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy’s next superintendent will be the first woman appointed to the position in the institution’s nearly 80-year history, the U.S. Transportation Department announced Saturday. Retired U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Joanna...