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A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel - as well as Hamas - to war crimes investigations.More >>
Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented strike, while Hamas kept up heavy rocket fire that sent more Israelis fleeing border areas close to...More >>
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Organizers expect up to 5,000 people to attend a march protesting the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.More >>
Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched peacefully through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:28:26 GMT
After starting in Kentucky earlier in the month of August, post about "Purge" events have quickly spread across the country. It all started in Louisville, when a picture popped up on social media statingMore >>
The Montgomery Police Department say they have been made aware of the picture that is circulating social media, and are taking the matter very seriously.More >>
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Iceland's Meteorological Office is reporting a surge in seismic activity at the restless Bardarbunga volcano, but sees no evidence yet of any eruptions.More >>
Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, prompting the country to close the airspace over the volcano.More >>
It's said no mail is good mail, but in one new Montgomery County neighborhood that's not the case. "We are not getting our mail delivered," said Mary Sanders.
Sanders and her neighbors don't have the average postal delivery service. She says, if she wants to get her mail, she has to go to the post office. "We can only pick it up when they're open," she says.
Several other new neighborhoods face the same problem says Lowder New Homes Vice President Jimmy Rutland. He says, "They are attempting to save money, according to the post office."
Rutland says the post office either wants cluster boxes or all the mailboxes on one side of the road. He says, "So they don't have to retrace their steps."
He says it's not just a service, but a safety issue. "When the mailman delivers mail, my kids are waiting to run get the mail. If my box is on the other side of the road, my kids have to cross the road to get the mail," Rutland says.
According to Rutland, they've tried to come to an agreement with the Postal Service, but he says they won't give any of their recommendations a stamp of approval. He says, "It's almost discriminatory. For $.41, they won't deliver my mail to the box in front of my house."
The USPS says it's working closely with the developer to come up with a resolution. It says the Postal Service's goal is to do what's in the best interest of its customers.
The Alabama Home Builder's Association has put out radio ads about the issue. The group says it wants consumers to be aware the problem is with the United States Postal Service, not with homebuilders.
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