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Gallon of 'Amazing! LIQUID FIRE' Could Cost Amazon $350K

FAA is more than a little peeved about shipping violation that injured UPS workers

(Newser) - Amazon has been on the Federal Aviation Administration's naughty list for a few years, with at least 24 violations for shipping hazardous materials. But now the agency is proposing a $350,000 fine after Amazon sent, via air, a package labeled "Amazing! LIQUID FIRE" from Louisville, Ky., to... More »

Now UPS Man Tosses Package, Flips the Bird

FedEx apparently isn't the only offender

(Newser) - It appears FedEx is in good company: Now UPS is catching some flak after a Long Island delivery worker was caught on video ... not just tossing a package, but also giving the middle finger to the customer's security camera, reports the Inquisitr . The incident apparently happened on Dec. 15.... More »

Biden's Brother Hospitalized by Mystery Package

White powder apparently sent from India

(Newser) - Joe Biden's brother received a mysterious package full of white powder yesterday that sent him to the hospital and sparked a Hazmat emergency, the Palm Beach Post reports. Francis Biden, 57, opened the package at his Ocean Ridge, Florida, home and saw the powder pour out onto his skin.... More »

Al-Qaeda Sent Parcels in Sept. 'Dry Run'

US officials studied packages, let them continue

(Newser) - Packages sent from Yemen to the US in September may have been a “dry run” for the explosives intercepted Friday, officials tell the New York Times . American officials investigated the parcels at the time and, finding no explosives, allowed them to continue to “random addresses” in Chicago. But... More »

Greeks Nab Parcel Bomb Addressed to Sarkozy

Others addressed to various embassies; no al-Qaeda link seen

(Newser) - Greek police have intercepted several packages containing “explosive devices,” one of which was addressed to Nicolas Sarkozy, Reuters reports. One, addressed to the Mexican embassy, exploded at an Athens courier firm, slightly wounding an employee. Others addressed to the Dutch and Belgian embassies were detonated by police. Two... More »

'White Powder' Package Sent to Palin

Eighth package sent to governors

(Newser) - A package containing a suspicious white powder originating in Texas was intercepted yesterday en route to Gov. Sarah Palin's office, AP reports. Seven similar packages have been sent this week to other governors. They all contained harmless powder, but results of tests on the Alaska letter are pending. More »

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