White father and son charged with shooting at Black FedEx driver in case echoing Arbery’s killing
Brandon and Gregory Case were charged in Brookhaven, Miss., after they allegedly chased and shot at D’Monterrio Gibson in an incident the driver’s attorney says was a “copycat crime” of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery.washingtonpost.com
‘This Was Attempted Murder’: Two White Men Chased and Shot At a Black FedEx Driver While He Delivered Packages; Attorney Slams ‘Too Light’ Charges for Father-Son Duo
A Black Federal Express driver says that he was shot at by a white man during his shift. The 24-year-old man has given pictures to […]news.yahoo.com
A FedEx driver dumped more than 400 packages into an Alabama ravine, sheriff says
Authorities are investigating a FedEx driver who took at least six trips last month to dump around 450 packages into a ravine in northern Alabama for reasons that remain unknown, Blount County Sheriff Mark Moon said.washingtonpost.com
US Sikh community traumatized by yet another mass shooting
Members of the Sikh community are feeling a collective trauma over the mass shooting in Indianapolis that killed eight people, including four Sikhs, and say more needs to be done to combat the bigotry, bias and violence they have suffered for decades in America.
Wall Street closing lower; bank stocks fall
Stocks were moving lower in the first hour of trading Friday, March 19, as bond yields continued to rise. Bank stocks fell after the Federal Reserve announced it would end some of its emergency measures put into place for the industry last year to help deal with the pandemic. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 234.33 points, or 0.7%, to 32,627.97, pulled lower by financial companies. Smaller company stocks also notched gains. Big bank stocks were particularly hurt, since the Fed's measures mostly apply to the nation's largest banks.
Climate Minute: FedEx Pledges to be carbon neutral
SAN ANTONIO – Watch the video above from KSAT Meteorologist Kaiti Blake to learn what it means to become ‘carbon neutral’FedEx has set a lofty goal for itself over the next two decades. By 2040, the shipping giant hopes to be carbon neutral. Carbon neutrality - while beneficial - will come at a price for the company. One of the costliest endeavors will be turning their entire vehicle fleet electric by the year 2040. For more climate-related stories and information, head over to our KSAT Climate page.
EXPLAINER: How have storms affected COVID-19 vaccinations?
People wait in line for the opening of a 24-hour, walk-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic hosted by the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium at Temple University's Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Meanwhile, several states have complained about vaccination delays and have had to cancel appointments. Drug wholesaler McKesson, chosen by the federal government to distribute most COVID-19 vaccines, is handling shipments to hospitals and other medical providers. Moderna’s vaccine is shipped frozen, at minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit to 5 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 25 to minus 15 degrees Celsius). In Tennessee, the state’s health agency said distributors have been unable to pack and ship the COVID-19 vaccine this week due to the winter weather.
FedEx to cut up to 6,300 jobs in Europe over next 18 months
FedEx plans to cut up to 6,300 jobs in Europe after its acquisition of TNT Express. FedEx said Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, that the cuts will take place over 18 months and include express-delivery operations and back-office employees of TNT across the continent. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MEMPHIS, Tenn. – FedEx plans to cut up to 6,300 jobs in Europe as it completes the process of combining its own operation with that of a Dutch delivery company it bought in 2016. FedEx plans to downgrade an air-service hub in Liege, Belgium, to make Paris its sole primary hub. FedEx said Tuesday that it has successfully integrated FedEx and TNT information-technology systems and key parts of the air and ground networks.
'Unbelievable' snowfall blankets parts of the Northeast
“If you do not have to be on the roads, please don't travel,” said New York Gov. Boston had more than 9 inches of snow early Thursday morning, breaking the previous record for the date of 6.4 inches in 2013. Parts of northern New England saw as much as 7 inches of snow per hour, said Margaret Curtis, meteorologist for the National Weather Service. A rate of 1 inch per hour is typically enough to make it hard for snowplow trucks to keep up. Snow totals topped 3 feet across a wide swath of New Hampshire, and Maine's southernmost county saw 1 to 2 feet.
'If not one thing, it's another': Storm rolls into Northeast
A woman waits for a Long Island Rail Road train in the Queens borough of New York as snow falls at the start of an oncoming snow storm, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. Snow was falling from northern Virginia to points north of New York City by late afternoon. “Our theme today ought to be, ‘If it’s not one thing, it’s another,’” New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said as he gave residents storm guidance that's new this year — mask up if you help your neighbors shovel. In New York City, officials braced for the biggest storm in about three years.
SHIPPING DEADLINES: Send your gifts by these dates to make sure they arrive for the holidays
[MORE: These 3 apps will help you find the best holiday shopping deals, experts say | Doing a little online shopping? If you’re shipping gifts you want to arrive in time for Christmas, here are some recommended send-by dates for expected delivery by Dec. 25:USPS (excluding Alaska and Hawaii)Domestic Mail Class/Product Send-by Date USPS Retail Ground Service Dec. 15 First-Class Mail Service Dec. 18 Priority Mail Service Dec. 19 Priority Mail Express Service Dec. 23Click here for USPS holiday shipping dates for Alaska and Hawaii, military bases and overseas addresses. UPSShipping Option Send-by Date UPS Ground Dec. 15 UPS 3 Day Select Dec. 21 UPS 2nd Day Air Dec. 22 UPS Next Day Air Dec. 23Click here for more details on UPS holiday shipping. FedEx (U.S. to U.S.)Shipping Option Send-by Date FedEx SmartPost (certain exceptions apply) Dec. 9 FedEx Home Delivery Dec. 15 FedEx Ground Dec. 15 FedEx Express Saver Dec. 21 FedEx 3 Day Freight Dec. 21 FedEx 2 Day Dec. 22 FedEx 2 Day A.M. Dec. 22 FedEx 2 Day Freight Dec. 22 FedEx 1 Day Freight Dec. 23 FedEx Extra Hours Dec. 23 FedEx Standard Overnight Dec. 23 FedEx Priority Overnight Dec. 23 FedEx First Overnight Dec. 23 FedEx SameDay Dec. 25 FedEx SameDay City Priority Dec. 25 FedEx SameDay City Direct Dec. 25Click here to see last-day-to-ship dates if you’re planning to send gifts to Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico or other destinations. AmazonAmazon has not released its 2020 holiday shipping calendar, but last year, the company recommended buyers send products no later than Dec. 22 or Dec. 23 for a Dec. 25 arrival.
No sleigh and reindeer? Better ship Christmas gifts early this year
SAN ANTONIO – Unless you have a sleigh and reindeer at your disposal, you‘d be wise to ship Christmas presents early this year as the U.S. Employees were as busy as elves Thursday at The UPS Store on Wurzbach Road in San Antonio. That’s the cutoff date for ground shipping for USPS, UPS, and FedEx. You will still be able to mail and ship after that, but it will cost you. Many retailers are urging customers to shop and ship early and take advantage of curbside pickup if available.
18-wheeler carrying FedEx packages crashes on I-35 in Schertz, police say
SAN ANTONIO – An 18-wheeler carrying FedEx packages crashed on Interstate 35 early Thursday morning, Schertz police said. The crash happened around 4 a.m. on southbound I-35 near FM 1103. According to police, the big rig broke through a guardrail and landed on its side on the access road. Police said they will have to wait for FedEx to unload the packages before it can be placed upright, so the area will be closed for several hours. A tow truck driver at the scene said he saw the driver of the 18-wheeler being loaded into an ambulance.
FedEx's profit jumps as business deliveries improved
NEW YORK – FedEx's profit jumped 67% in its latest quarter, as online shopping remained popular among customers avoiding stores and shipments between businesses improved. The delivery giant reported Tuesday that it earned $1.25 billion during the three months that ended Aug. 31, FedEx's fiscal first quarter. Many people are shopping online during the pandemic, which is helping some delivery companies. But delivery to homes is less profitable than those between businesses, and business deliveries slowed as the pandemic dragged on and some establishments remained shuttered. “While business demand improved in the first quarter, continued uncertainties cloud our ability to forecast full-year earnings,” said Alan B. Graf, Jr., FedEx's chief financial officer.
Startup at Port SA developing sorting robots that help FedEx
SAN ANTONIO Port San Antonio is the technology hub of the Alamo City and it is seemingly growing by the day and the companies on the campus are growing as well. Now, Plus One Robotics, a local startup at Port SA, is becoming an instrumental part of the world-wide delivery service. Port San Antonio is a hidden technological and economic gem of San Antonio and of Texas. Well, Austins doing a lot of great things, but in San Antonio, were doing some things that are even more impressive. You see what Plus One Robotics is doing with artificial intelligence, supervised autonomy and sensors, technology on robots.
Brendon Todd takes 2-stroke lead with 65 at WGC in Memphis
Todd trailed defending champion Brooks Koepka after the first round by two strokes. Rickie Fowler closed with birdies on his final two holes for a 67 and 131 total just behind Todd. Koepka had the lead to himself at 10 under before falling apart on his back nine with a double bogey and two bogeys. Todd won back-to-back tournaments last November for his first win on tour since winning the Byron Nelson in 2014. That put Todd atop the leaderboard at 9 under, and his putter helped him birdie consecutive holes including the big putt on No.
Koepka matches career best round for lead at WGC in Memphis
The defending champ matched his career best with an 8-under 62 to take a two-stroke lead over Rickie Fowler and Brendon Todd after the first round of the FedEx St. Jude Invitational. Then Fowler two-putted for bogey after putting his tee shot in the left rough on his final hole to finish at 64. He hit his tee shot on the par-3 No. ... Tee times for the second round were moved to Friday morning to avoid predicted thunderstorms. ... With no fans allowed at an event that has benefited St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital since 1970, St. Jude had to get creative to raise both money and attention for a hospital that never bills its patients.
Reports: Washington to shed 'Redskins' name Monday
FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, the Washington Redskins logo is seen on FedEx Field prior to an NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Redskins in Landover, Md. Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson says Seattle-based Amazon will begin pulling Redskins team merchandise from its online marketplace. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)ASHBURN, Va. Washingtons NFL team will get rid of the name Redskins on Monday, according to multiple reports. USA Today, ESPN, The Washington Post, Washington Times and Sports Business Journal reported Sunday night that owner Dan Snyder is set to retire the name. That came in the aftermath of prominent sponsors FedEx, Nike, PepsiCo and Bank of America asking the team to change the name.
Trump criticizes Redskins, Indians for weighing name changes
FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2009 file photo, the Washington Redskins logo is shown on the field before the start of a preseason NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Landover, Md. The Washington Redskins are undergoing what the team calls a thorough review of the nickname. FedEx on Thursday called for the team to change its name, and Nike appeared to remove all Redskins gear from its online store. Hours later, the Indians Major League Baseball team announced that they, too, will review their long-debated name. Trump had tweeted in 2013 that then-President Barack Obama should not be telling the Washington Redskins to change their name because our country has far bigger problems!
Native American groups ask NFL to force Redskins name change
WASHINGTON Several Native American leaders and organizations sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday calling for the league to force Redskins owner Dan Snyder to change the team name immediately. The letter obtained by The Associated Press is signed by 15 Native American advocates. It demands the team and the NFL cease the use of Native American names, imagery and logos with specific importance put on Washington, which last week launched a thorough review of its name. Last week, sponsors FedEx, PepsiCo, Nike and Bank of America said they requested the change, and several online stores removed the team's gear. That conversation renewed calls for Snyder to change the name called a dictionary defined racial slur by Native American advocates and experts.
Redskins undergoing 'thorough review' of team name
WASHINGTON The Washington Redskins are undergoing a thorough review of their nickname. The team said Friday it has been talking to the NFL for weeks about the subject. In a statement, the team said recent events around the U.S. and feedback from the community prompted the formal review. FedEx, the title sponsor of the Redskins' stadium in Landover, Maryland, said Thursday, We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name. On Thursday night, Nike appeared to remove all Redskins gear from its online store. Washington mayor Muriel Bowser said recently the name was an obstacle to the team building a stadium in the District.
Sponsor FedEx asks Redskins to change their name
WASHINGTON The title sponsor of the Washington Redskins stadium wants the NFL team to change its name. We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name, FedEx said in a statement Thursday. The company paid the team $205 million in 1999 for the naming rights to FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. The other 31 NFL teams were listed and a search for Redskins came up with no results. The team's lease at FedEx Field expires in 2027, and it is still talking to Washington, Virginia and Maryland about building a new stadium.
Which stores are open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day?
Time is running out to buy the perfect gifts or groceries for Christmas festivities. Several stores will keep their lights on for Christmas Eve, but will close early and remain locked for Christmas Day. ‘While You Were Sleeping’: FedEx employees get up early to guarantee speedy deliveriesHere’s what to expect as far as store hours on Christmas week. Christmas EveWalmart: Midnight-6 p.m.Target: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.H-E-B: 6 a.m.-8 p.m., curbside 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.Walgreens: Open until 11:59 p.m.CVS: Open, hours vary by locationWhole Foods: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.Macy’s: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.North Star Mall: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.Ingram Park Mall: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.South Park Mall: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. The Shops at La Cantera: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.Rolling Oaks Mall: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.Dollar General: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.Dollar Tree: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.Best Buy: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.Barnes & Noble Booksellers: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.Costco: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.Academy Sports and Outdoors: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.Dick’s Sporting Goods: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.JCPenney: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.Nordstrom: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.Christmas Day
Want your package to arrive by Christmas 2019? A guide to all your shipping deadlines
Postal ServiceDec. 14: USPS Retail Ground shipments ✅Dec. 18: Alaska to mainland First-Class Mail ✅Dec. 19: Hawaii to mainland First-Class Mail and Priority Mail, also Alaska Priority Mail ✅*There’s still time for dates below! Dec. 20: First-Class Mail ServiceDec. 21: Priority Mail; Also deadline for Alaska and Hawaii to the mainland through Priority Mail ExpressDec. 23: Priority Mail ExpressTrying to send something overseas or to a member of the military? Click or tap here to check out the guide we followed from USPS, and to learn more about your mailing specifics and guidelines. FedExDec. 9: SmartPost ✅Dec. 16: Ground and home delivery ✅Dec. 19: Express Saver ✅*There’s still time for the dates below! As for Amazon deadlines, you’re likely looking at Dec. 22 or Dec. 23, depending on if you’re a Prime member, where you live and what you’re ordering.