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Cash-strapped post office tests same-day delivery
By HOPE YEN
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service is moving aggressively this holiday season to start a premium service for the Internet shopper seeking the instant gratification of a store purchase: same-day delivery.
Teaming up with retailers, the post office will begin the service in San Francisco on Dec. 12. If things run smoothly, the program will quickly expand next year to cities such as Boston, Chicago and New York. It follows similar efforts by Amazon.com and Wal-Mart Stores.
The program seeks to build on the Postal Service's double-digit growth in package volume.
The retail market has seen a broader demographic shift in which Internet shopping has become a norm, and more people are moving from suburb to city, where driving can be less convenient.
The price is expected to be roughly $10.
Posted: Friday, November 23 2012, 10:36 AM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Judge orders Okla. pastor to trial on murder count
May 25, 2013 19:32 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A judge says the pastor of an Oklahoma City church must stand trial in the shooting death of his son-in-law.
Fifty-three-year old Michael Elder is charged in the death of 27-year-old Gary Davidson last February. Davidson was married to Elder's daughter.
The Oklahoman reports (http://bit.ly/16Wg62Z ) that Judge Ray C. Elliott on Friday ordered Elder to stand trial after Davidson's wife and girlfriend each told different stories. April Davidson said she feared for her life while fighting with Davidson in the front seat of a pickup truck. Judith Chism said Davidson was trying to exit the truck from a rear seat when he was shot.
Defense lawyers have argued Davidson fired the gun in self-defense.
Elder is senior pastor at The Cross Baptist Church. He was being held without bail.
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