U.S. Postal Service

Metairie man guilty in methamphetamine mail scheme | NOLA.com

A Metairie plan pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a scheme to mail methamphetamine into the New Orleans area for drug sales.<p>Dwayne …

Crime

2 hospitalized after package of carbolic acid spills at Dallas mail center

At least two people were hospitalized Thursday afternoon after a hazardous materials team contained a spilled chemical at a United States Postal …

Texas

U.S. Postal Service hiring at least 1,000 employees in Colorado

DENVER – The United States Postal Service is gearing up for the busy holiday shipping season by hiring scores of people in Colorado, Denver 7 reports.<p>…

Denver

Cargo plane makes belly landing at Maine airport

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — Officials say a plane carrying mail had to make an emergency landing in Maine, because its landing gear failed.<p>The twin-engine Wiggins Airways plane carrying mail for the U.S. Postal Service made the belly landing at the Northern Maine Regional Airport in Presque Isle. No …

Business

Is Your Career at Risk? 10 Jobs Facing Extinction.

Changing tastes and technology are hitting these jobs hard.<p>The nation's unemployment rate, which registered at 4.4 percent in August, has been hovering at or near 16-year lows this spring and summer. And the future looks even brighter for those working as wind turbine technicians, physical …

Extinction

America’s Smallest Post Office Survives Hurricane Irma

She huffed and she certainly puffed, but Hurricane Irma was no match for the Ochopee Post Office.<p>At just 61-square-feet, the tiny post office in …

Hurricane Irma

Postal worker, mom of 2 missing 8 days

Have you seen Gayla Roy? The young mother of two has been missing since the early morning hours of Sept.11th.

Crime

The Crazy Plan That Could Be Boston's Amazon HQ2 Silver Bullet

While Boston is a top contender in the race for Amazon’s HQ2, critics say it is impossible to build 8M SF of offices in the city’s core. But transit upgrades tied to visionary commercial projects surrounding the region’s busiest train station would give downtown Boston more than enough room to …

Boston

McLeod: Tangle of trends is changing trucking

ATLANTA. Tom McLeod, founder, president, and CEO of McLeod Software, is fond of saying that, “one of the more immutable laws of the universe is that …

Trends

Togolese national accused of identity fraud after Fitbits mailed to Cape Cod

When a man in Cape Cod stopped getting his mail for about a week, he decided to check out what was happening. Investigators soon learned the man's …

Cape Cod

States are targeting art collectors who don’t pay taxes

<b>States are cracking down on art collectors who aren’t paying taxes owed on their purchases.</b><p>States don’t release details about investigations into evasion of taxes on art purchases. But according to lawyers representing defendants in such cases, state attorneys general and revenue departments around …

Sales Tax

An inside look at the hunt for fentanyl, the deadly opioid driving the overdose crisis

JAMAICA, N.Y. — The central battleground in America’s war on super-potent synthetic opioids is a concrete and corrugated steel mail facility at one of the country's busiest airports.<p>Inside the cavernous depot on the edge of New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, a team of U.S. Customs …

News (U.S.)

She vanished after an argument with her ex-boyfriend. Police just found her body

Fresno police found the body of woman who had been missing for two days inside a parked car early Sunday in southeast Fresno. Police now believe her …

Crime

You’ve got mail (maybe). Here are the post-Hurricane Irma postal details.

Check your mailbox.<p>It should be starting to fill up again — unless you’re in parts of Northwest Miami-Dade, north Broward and the Lower Keys.<p>“Most of …

Florida

SupremeX - More To It Than The Envelope

As the Canadian envelope market is contracting, investors are pessimistic about the fate of the company.<p>We believe investors are overly pessimistic …

Business

Think Blac Chyna Is Malicious? You Haven't Met Her Mother

Ever since Blac Chyna hooked up with Rob Kardashian and then gave the entire world a front row seat to their drama, there's been one person who's …

Blac Chyna

Lego’s plastic bricks transformed childhood. Are they sturdy enough to survive screens?

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>In 1932, with the Great Depression rocking the industrialized world, a master carpenter in Denmark named Ole Kirk Christiansen desperately needed a way to earn a living. As other businesses closed, Christiansen doubled down on wood, starting a company that manufactured …

Lego

54 suspected vote fraud cases emerge in Oregon

A study of the November 2016 election in Oregon has revealed 54 cases of suspected voter fraud, representing only .002 percent of votes cast, …

Business

Clinton raised a much higher percentage of her money in places she won than did Trump

It’s often difficult to figure out the results of elections based on Zip codes because Zip codes, frustratingly, don’t align neatly with political boundaries. The U.S. Postal Service’s geographic needs are different than the needs of elected officials, making it tricky to figure out how the …

Elections

Eusebio Unzué is cycling's ultimate survior

<b>EUSEBIO UNZUÉ STEPS OFF</b> an air-conditioned bus on a hot summer morning. It’s midway through the 2017 Tour de France, and Unzué is hosting a VIP …

Cycling

Finally, Some Answers From Equifax to Your Data Breach Questions

In the last few days, several hundred of you have sent me questions or tweeted about the Equifax breach and its credit freeze process. I don’t blame you, given that you’ve melted their websites and phone banks since the company announced last week that up to 143 million people may have had their …

Identity Theft

Why are we still using Social Security numbers as ID?

The Equifax breach compromised the personal data of as many as 143 million Americans. Among the data exposed: Social Security numbers.<p>Criminals can use your Social Security number to steal your identity. They can open bank accounts and credit cards or apply for a loan. Hackers can also get ahold of …

Identity Theft

Questions answered about Irma aftermath and clean-up

We're all still recovering from Hurricane Irma, and lots of people have questions about dealing with the aftermath. Here are some answers.<p>TRAFFIC<p><b>I</b> …

FEMA

Pot Ads Come To In-Flight Mags, Courtesy Of Allegiant's 'Sunseeker'

I’ll let readers come up with their own puns about the “mile-high” club. But broad prohibitions on advertising for legal recreational marijuana …

Cannabis

Federal Government Provides ‘Worst of the Worst’ Customer Experiences

Federal agencies account for five of the 10 worst customer service providers across 21 leading industries in the United States.<p>According to Forrester …

Customer Experience

If you live in the Keys or parts of Broward, your mail may not arrive but packages may.

With postal service still suspended after Hurricane Irma, private package delivery services have started dropping off items in South Florida.<p>The …

Hurricane Irma

'World Without Mind': How Tech Companies Pose An Existential Threat

Journalist Franklin Foer worries that we're all losing our minds as big tech companies infiltrate every aspect of our lives.<p>In his new book, <i>World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech</i>, Foer compares the way we feel about technology now to the way people felt about pre-made foods, like TV …

News (U.S.)

Woman, 80, struck by mail truck outside her home, police say

MANCHESTER -- An 80-year-old woman was hospitalized Friday after she was struck by a mail truck, police said.<p>The woman was retrieving her mail at her …

Hurricane Irma grounds thousands of flights on four continents

Hurricane Irma is grounding travelers as far away as London and Doha.<p>Airlines on four continents canceled flights to and from Florida, as the massive …

Delta Airlines

In Positive Turn, Justice Department Prosecuting Bureaucrats Rather Than Entire Agencies

Federal prosecutors have accused a group of U.S. postal workers servicing the Atlanta area of taking bribes in exchange for delivering shipments of …

Conservative View