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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...

USPS ready for holiday crush after influx of mail-in ballots

Nov. 10, 2022 14:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service gave a solid performance in delivering mail-in ballots for the midterm elections and is ready to dive into the crush of holiday deliveries, officials said Thursday. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said 11.3 billion pieces of mail and 567...

Germany blocks Chinese-owned firm's chip factory deal

Nov. 09, 2022 12:45 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Wednesday blocked the sale of a chip factory to a Swedish subsidiary of a Chinese company, a decision that comes as Berlin grapples with its future approach to Beijing. The move by the Cabinet follows a recent compromise over a Chinese...

California's Newsom wins 2nd term, is White House run next?

Nov. 09, 2022 00:18 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrat Gavin Newsom easily won a second term as California’s governor on Tuesday, beating a little-known Republican state senator by mostly ignoring him while campaigning against the policies of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, two leading...

Germany may block sale of chip factory to Chinese-owned firm

Nov. 08, 2022 07:01 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German government may decide this week to block the sale of a chip factory to a Swedish subsidiary of a Chinese company, following a recent compromise over a Chinese shipping firm's investment in a German container terminal. German company Elmos said late Monday...