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U.S. Postal Service releases annual dog attack city rankings
April 06, 2017 - 2:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Booming online retail sales are good news for the U.S. Postal Service, but its carriers are incurring a cost: more dog bites. Dog attacks on postal workers rose last year to 6,755, up 206 from the previous year and the highest in three decades, as internet shopping booms and...
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April 06, 2017 - 2:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Booming online retail sales are good news for the U.S. Postal Service, but its carriers are incurring a cost: more dog bites. Dog attacks on postal workers rose last year to 6,755, up 206 from the previous year and the highest in three decades, as internet shopping booms and...
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April 06, 2017 - 1:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Booming online retail sales are good news for the U.S. Postal Service, but its carriers are incurring a cost: more dog bites. Dog attacks on postal workers rose last year to 6,755, up 206 from the previous year and the highest in three decades. The popularity of Amazon and other...
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, center, and GOP members of the panel, smile just after they voted in favor of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch and to send the nomination to Senate floor for debate and vote, Monday, April 3, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. From left are, Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Grassley, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb. and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 03, 2017 - 4:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer says President Donald Trump should choose a new nominee to the Supreme Court. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated that he will...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 file photo, masked Somali pirate Hassan stands near a Taiwanese fishing vessel that washed up on shore after the pirates were paid a ransom and released the crew, in the once-bustling pirate den of Hobyo, Somalia. Somali pirates have seized a small boat, kidnapped its Indian crew members, and are taking the vessel to the Eyl area of northern Somalia, an investigator said Monday, April 3, 2017, the latest vessel targeted by the region's resurgent hijackers. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)
April 03, 2017 - 8:41 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pirates have seized a small boat and kidnapped its 11 Indian crew members off the coast of Somalia, an investigator said Monday, the latest vessel targeted by the region's resurgent hijackers. The attack on the small ship happened Saturday as the vessel passed...
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April 01, 2017 - 9:35 pm
COLOMBIA-DEADLY RIVER OVERFLOW The Latest: Death toll rises to 193 in Colombia disaster BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The number of people killed in Colombia after a surge of mud and water from three overflowing rivers swept through a small city has risen to 193. Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos...
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April 01, 2017 - 6:47 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's government said Saturday that a cargo ship being used by a South Korean shipping company has gone missing in seas near Uruguay with 24 crew members. The ship went out of contact late Friday, South Korea time, shortly after one of the crew members sent a text...
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In this image made from a video, Alphonse Maddin, a former truck driver whose case once was heard by Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Detroit. Madden told the AP it is “surreal" that his personal story has been the focus of national debate. (AP Photo/Mike Householder)
March 22, 2017 - 10:09 pm
DETROIT (AP) — During Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's Senate confirmation hearings, one case came up repeatedly: A truck driver was fired for leaving his trailer of meat on the side of an Illinois road after breaking down on a frigid night in 2009, fearing he'd freeze to death. The federal...
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March 22, 2017 - 10:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with hundreds of former workers at a New Jersey trucking company who said they were unfairly denied a claim for lost wages after the company filed for bankruptcy protection. The justices ruled 6-2 Wednesday that a bankruptcy court should not have...
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Mother Hema Adhikari, standing center watches as sister Namalee Makalandawa, seated, shows a wedding photograph of Premnath Ruwan Sampath stored in a laptop at their residence in Maharagama, on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Sampath is one among the Sri Lankan crew members being held captive by suspected Somali pirates after armed men seized an oil tanker off the coast of Somalia Monday. Makalandawa said Sampath, was her only brother and that he had got married a year ago. He had joined the tanker two months ago. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
March 15, 2017 - 12:29 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Families of the eight Sri Lankan crew members held captive by Somali pirates on an oil tanker tearfully pleaded Wednesday for the men to be released unharmed, while the pirates demanded a ransom. The hijacking on Monday was the first such seizure of a large commercial...
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