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April 12, 2018 - 10:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of railing against online shopping giant Amazon, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday creating a task force to study the United States Postal System. In the surprise move, Trump said that USPS is on "an unsustainable financial path" and "must be...
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April 09, 2018 - 5:20 am
DJIBOUTI (AP) — Two fighter jets took off and roared over the Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport, a sprawling complex in this tiny African nation that is quickly becoming a strategic military and shipping outpost for the world. Not far away, a massive U.S. flag waved over transport planes...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2008, file photo, the late country music legend Merle Haggard, left, is honored with a street named for him Bakersfield, Calif. About 300 people turned out in Bakersfield, California, to celebrate the naming of a post office for Merle Haggard. The late country music legend's sister and widow were among those at a Friday, April 6, 2018, ceremony near downtown honoring Haggard, who helped create the twangy "Bakersfied Sound." The event fell on the two-year anniversary of Haggard's death, and what would have been his 81st birthday. (Felix Adamo/The Bakersfield Californian via AP, File)
April 07, 2018 - 5:14 pm
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — About 300 people turned out in Bakersfield, California, to celebrate the naming of a post office for Merle Haggard in his hometown. The late country music legend's sister and widow were among those at a Friday ceremony near downtown honoring Haggard, who helped create the...
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FILE- In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo, a box for an Amazon prime customer moves through the new Amazon Fulfillment Center in Sacramento, Calif. President Donald Trump took another shot at Amazon.com on Thursday, March 29, tweeting that the online retailer pays “little or no taxes” and that it uses the U.S. Post Service as a “Delivery Boy.” (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
March 31, 2018 - 12:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is again attacking online retailer Amazon.com, calling its business deal with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver packages a money-losing agreement that hurts U.S. taxpayers. Federal regulators, however, have found the contract with Amazon to be profitable...
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FILE- In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo, a box for an Amazon prime customer moves through the new Amazon Fulfillment Center in Sacramento, Calif. President Donald Trump took another shot at Amazon.com on Thursday, March 29, tweeting that the online retailer pays “little or no taxes” and that it uses the U.S. Post Service as a “Delivery Boy.” (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
March 29, 2018 - 7:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump took another shot at Amazon.com Thursday, tweeting that the online retailer pays "little or no taxes" and that it uses the U.S. Postal Service as "their Delivery Boy." Trump's frustrations with Amazon are no surprise. He has accused the company of not paying...
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World Food Program executive director David Beasley talks during an interview at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra, Australia, Monday, March 26, 2018. Beasley says the collapse of the Islamic State movement’s self-described caliphate across Syria and Iraq has led to extremists mounting a recruitment drive in sub-Sahara Africa which threatens to trigger a new European migrant crisis. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
March 26, 2018 - 6:55 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The head of the United Nations food agency warned Monday that the relocation of Islamic State group members from the Middle East to Africa could trigger a massive new European migrant crisis. David Beasley, executive director of the World Food Program, said many of the...
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Fred Rogers wife, Joanne Rogers, shares a laugh with friends in front of a giant Mister Rogers Forever Stamp following the first-day-of-issue dedication in WQED's Fred Rogers Studio in Pittsburgh, Friday, March 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 23, 2018 - 3:51 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — It was a beautiful day to honor Mister Rogers with a postage stamp. The U.S. Postal Service on Friday released a stamp featuring Fred Rogers, the gentle TV host who entertained and educated generations of preschoolers on "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." The stamp pictures Rogers in...
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An FBI official carries items into a FedEX Office store Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in the southwest Austin suburb of Sunset Valley, Texas, as authorities investigate a recent string of package bombs. (Reshma Kirpalani/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
March 21, 2018 - 12:41 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Investigators pursuing a suspected serial bomber in the Texas capital faced new threats along with the promise of valuable new leads as their attention shifted Tuesday to a FedEx shipping center near San Antonio where a package exploded and the discovery of another, unexploded...
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An employee wrapped in a blanket talks to a police officer after she was evacuated at a FedEx distribution center where a package exploded, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in Schertz, Texas. Authorities believe the package bomb is linked to the recent string of Austin bombings. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 20, 2018 - 7:59 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on serial bombings in Texas (all times local): 6:58 p.m. The FBI says a suspicious package reported at a FedEx distribution center near the Austin airport "contained an explosive device." In a statement Tuesday evening, the FBI said no one was injured when law...
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Authorities investigate an explosion at a home in Austin, Texas, Monday, March 12, 2018. Investigators believe the fatal explosion on Monday is linked to another deadly bombing elsewhere in the city this month, and they're considering whether race was a factor because all of the victims were black. (Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
March 13, 2018 - 12:04 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on deadly package bombings in Austin, Texas (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The Texas governor's office is offering a reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to the arrest of those involved in the deadly package blasts in Austin over the past 10 days. In a...
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