David Shepardson

USPS boosts extra trips, returns mail processing machines to service

24 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) told a U.S. judge on Friday it has returned 137 mail processing machines to service since August and approved thousands of daily extra delivery trips this month as it works to deliver millions of ballots.

Biden says he would if elected mandate masks in interstate transportation

24 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Friday said he would mandate masks in all interstate U.S. transportation if elected after the Trump administration rejected requirements.

U.S. judge denies new government bid to remove China's WeChat from U.S. app stores

24 Oct 2020

A U.S. judge in San Francisco on Friday rejected a Justice Department request to reverse a decision that allowed Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google to continue to offer Chinese-owned WeChat for download in U.S. app stores.

U.S. tentatively approves Delta, WestJet alliance

24 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON/MONTREAL The U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday it had tentatively approved a proposed alliance agreement between Delta Air Lines and Canada's WestJet that is expected to expand travel options between the United States and Canada.

U.S. Postal Service has delivered more than 100 million ballots

23 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Postal Service on Thursday said it has delivered more than 100 million blank or completed ballots since early September for the Nov. 3 presidential election.

Tesla's release of new 'self-driving' software closely watched by U.S. regulator

23 Oct 2020

The U.S. auto safety regulator said on Thursday it was closely watching Tesla Inc's release of a software version intended to allow its cars to drive themselves, saying it stood ready to protect the public against safety risks.

Major airline groups push for end to coronavirus quarantines, travel bans

23 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON The United States, state governments and some foreign countries should replace quarantines and travel bans on airline passengers with COVID-19 testing of travelers before departure and upon arrival, airline and business groups said on Thursday.

Trump orders review of auto parts firm pension cuts

23 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump ordered a review of decade-old pension cuts to some retirees at a former General Motors auto parts unit, the White House said on Thursday, 12 days before the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election.

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