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Cops: UPS Workers Made Some Very Illegal Deliveries

Two workers accused in drug trafficking scheme out of Texas

(Newser) - Some UPS drivers encounter trouble with snow, others with a very different kind of white powder. Two UPS employees are facing up to life in prison for "knowingly" transporting cocaine, federal authorities say . An indictment unsealed in the Southern District of Texas describes the drug trafficking scheme that involved...

Union: UPS Is 'Sending Drivers Out to Die'

Company urged to do more to protect workers from searing heat

(Newser) - The union representing the majority of UPS drivers say the company is risking drivers' lives by sending them out to work without adequate protection from this summer's searing temperatures. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters says the company didn't invest in improving heat safety for its 350,000 workers...

Doorbell Video Shows UPS Driver Collapse on Porch

Arizona has been experiencing dangerous heat for more than a month

(Newser) - In a disturbing Ring doorbell video, a UPS driver can be seen staggering a bit as he walks toward an Arizona doorway with a package. As he leans down to set it on the porch, he collapses into a first seated, and then prone, position. After lying down, he eventually...

Dad Thinks Heat Stroke Killed UPS Driver, 24, on the Job

Esteban Chavez Jr. died the day after his birthday

(Newser) - A California UPS driver died on the job on June 25, and the 24-year-old's family says high temperatures are to blame. KTLA reports Esteban Chavez Jr. lost consciousness in the driver's seat of his UPS truck in Pasadena, a fact that his father says wasn't discovered by...

Thieves Seize UPS Truck and Driver, Stealing Cargo

Company later uses GPS, finding employee unharmed

(Newser) - Thieves seized a loaded UPS tractor-trailer on an Atlanta street on Tuesday, tying up the driver and taking him with them. The driver was unharmed in the crime, NBC reports. The 18-wheeler was stopped at a traffic light about 3:30am when a gunman got into the cab and ordered...

UPS Driver's Gesture Pays Off Unexpectedly

Dallen Harrell stopped to wish a family with a newborn well

(Newser) - Doorbell cams sometimes catch delivery drivers at their worst. In this case, it's the opposite. WRBL explains: A 24-year-old UPS driver named Dallen Harrell dropped off a package at a home in Roswell, Georgia, and paused to speak into the doorbell cam because he'd recalled seeing a celebratory...

Cops: Woman Posed as UPS Driver Before Opening Fire

She allegedly pretended to have a package to get DC victim to open door

(Newser) - A woman posing as an UPS driver delivered a bullet to a Washington, DC woman before trying to take her own life Friday night, authorities say. The Metropolitan Police Department says charges are pending against 54-year-old Virginia resident Tommie Lynn Dunmire, who allegedly dressed as a UPS delivery driver and...

UPS Drops 7% as Stocks Falls Back From Record Highs
UPS Drops 7%
After Revenue
Disappoints Analysts

UPS Drops 7% After Revenue Disappoints Analysts

Major indexes fell back from record highs

(Newser) - Stocks closed lower on Wall Street, pulling major indexes back slightly from the records they set a day earlier. Weakness in big technology companies was the biggest factor for the decline Tuesday. The S&P 500 fell 0.5% while the tech-heavy Nasdaq fell 1.2%. Markets have been choppy...

UPS Jumps More Than 10% After Surge in Volume, Profits
Stock Jumps 11% After
UPS Delivers Good News

Stock Jumps 11% After UPS Delivers Good News

It was S&P 500's best performer Tuesday

(Newser) - Major US stock indexes ended a wobbly day mixed on Wall Street, keeping the S&P 500 near the record high it set a day earlier. The benchmark index ended down less than one point Tuesday and the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed basically unchanged. It’s a heavy week...

UPS Driver Gets Big Thank You From Pa. Town

' It was a tearjerker'

(Newser) - Chad Turns, a UPS driver who delivers to Dauphin, Penn., has made an impression on the residents of the town of about 800 people. “The whole town has had personal experience with Chad," resident Adam Shickley tells CNN . "He once thought a package was a gift and...

UPS Driver Fired Over Rant Caught on Doorbell Cam
He Thought No One Heard
His Rant. The Doorbell Cam Did
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He Thought No One Heard His Rant. The Doorbell Cam Did

UPS driver fired after rant targeting Latino man in Milwaukee

(Newser) - UPS says it has fired an employee caught making racist remarks at the Milwaukee home of a Latino cop. The residence's doorbell camera captured the unidentified driver, a white male, ranting while writing up a "failed to deliver" notice on Dec. 17, though he apparently didn't knock...

Vigil for Murdered UPS Driver: 'The Worst Thing Happened'

Colleagues gather in Conn. to remember Nathan Burke, 28, who cops say was killed by co-worker

(Newser) - UPS workers gathered Wednesday evening in Watertown, Conn., to pay tribute to a colleague who police say was assaulted and killed by another co-worker. After receiving a call about an accident involving a UPS truck late Tuesday night, police found 28-year-old driver Nathan Burk in that truck, assaulted with a...

Cops Say UPS Employee Killed Co-Worker, Fled

Connecticut man arrested after manhunt

(Newser) - A 19-year-old UPS worker accused of killing a co-worker in Connecticut was taken into custody after a manhunt Wednesday, police say. Connecticut State Police say they responded to reports of an accident involving a UPS truck in Watertown around 10:30pm Tuesday and found that the driver had been assaulted,...

Amid COVID and the Holidays, a 'Profound' Move by 'Fierce Rivals'

UPS, FedEx are teaming up for a COVID vaccine 'shipathon' during holiday shopping season

(Newser) - With people hunkered down at home during the pandemic and doing even more of their holiday shopping than usual online, delivery companies like UPS and FedEx are already facing unprecedented shipping demands over the next few weeks. Now, what Axios calls another "heavy lift" has been added to that...

Tucker Carlson Offers Odd Development in Biden Narrative
UPS: We Found Tucker
Carlson's Missing Shipment

UPS: We Found Tucker Carlson's Missing Shipment

Fox host says documents damaging to Joe and Hunter disappeared while being shipped to him

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson has been pushing the narrative about alleged corruption involving Joe and Hunter Biden , and he delivered an unusual development on his show Wednesday night. Carlson told viewers that "damning" evidence about the Bidens disappeared in transit to him, reports Fox News . On Thursday afternoon came an update:...

Here Are the 10 Most Powerful Women in Business

Accenture CEO Julie Sweet tops 'Fortune' list

(Newser) - For nearly a quarter of a century, Fortune has published a list of the most powerful women in the business world, but this year the magazine notes it hasn't been "business as usual." Obviously, that's because of the pandemic and the effects it's had upon...

In Florida, a High-Tech Way to Get Prescriptions

Drones are delivering them to retirement communities

(Newser) - The coronavirus pandemic has made the idea of going out to the pharmacy a harrowing one, but not all prescriptions can be sent via mail. Enter CVS and UPS, which partnered up back in October to explore drone deliveries—and are now expanding that service, the Verge reports. Starting in...

Amazon Pulls Plug on Amazon Shipping

Amazon Shipping, competitor to UPS and FedEx, suspended amid coronavirus pandemic

(Newser) - Because of the coronavirus, Amazon is dealing with so many delivery orders right now that it just decided to rob its own Peter to pay Paul. Sources tell the Wall Street Journal that, starting in June, the e-commerce giant will halt Amazon Shipping, a fledgling service available in just a...

Everyone Wants Deliveries. But Are They Safe?
How Safe Are
Amazon, UPS
the rundown

How Safe Are Amazon, UPS Deliveries?

Amazon and delivery companies face the coronavirus

(Newser) - Amazon, UPS, and FedEx are grappling with scary new realities as the coronavirus adds to their workload and affects their business practices. For example, 12 UPS drivers across nine states are saying the company doesn't protect them. They tell NBC News that UPS hasn't given drivers protective gear...

Cops After UPS Worker Nabbed: 'We Avoided a Tragedy'

Thomas Andrews had allegedly threatened a mass shooting in Sunnyvale, Calif.

(Newser) - A California UPS worker said he planned to shoot up a company facility before he was arrested and found to have numerous guns and more than 20,000 rounds of ammunition, authorities say. "I definitely think we avoided a tragedy," says Dan Pistor, the police captain in Sunnyvale,...

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