Iranian Embassy, Alex Murdaugh, and Backflipping Pigeons

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Strike Hits Iranian Embassy

An airstrike targeting Iran's embassy in Syria killed at least seven military officers yesterday, including a senior commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps. Syrian and Iranian officials accused Israel of the attack, while an Israeli military official accused Iran of a drone strike against a military base in southern Israel. Iran is known to supply weapons and funding to militant groups, including Hamas, which orchestrated last year's raid into Israel.

 

In the Gaza Strip, Israeli forces withdrew from Gaza City's al-Shifa hospital after a two-week raid. Roughly 200 militants were killed and nearly 900 others detained under an operation to dismantle Hamas, whose fighters were accused of regrouping in Gaza's largest operating medical facility. The World Health Organization said at least 21 patients had also died. 

 

Separately, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to temporarily shut down Qatar-owned Al Jazeera's local operations after the passage of a law granting officials power to shutter foreign news agencies for national security reasons.

 

Meanwhile, a deadline lapsed to submit a new law exempting ultra-Orthodox Jewish citizens from compulsory military service, triggering protests

 

Murdaugh's Third Sentence

Former South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison yesterday for defrauding his clients and colleagues of millions of dollars over a decade. The sentence—nearly double the length suggested by prosecutors—will be served concurrently with two state sentences: a double life term for the 2021  murder of his wife and son and 27 years for similar financial crimes. He also must pay $8M in restitution. 

 

In September, the 55-year-old pleaded guilty to 22 federal charges of financial fraud, though he blames his actions on his opioid addiction. The case revealed the now-disbarred personal injury lawyer stole at least $8M in inflated fees or skimmed settlement money from injured clients, including a quadriplegic client hurt in a car crash and a wounded police officer (see details). Prosecutors believe Murdaugh killed his wife and son to garner sympathy amid probes into financial crime allegations.

 

The sentence concludes outstanding charges against Murdaugh. Read an explainer of the saga here

 

UPS Expands USPS Partnership

UPS announced it will become the primary air cargo provider for the United States Postal Service following unsuccessful negotiations between FedEx and USPS. The USPS, which doesn’t own or operate any aircraft, has had a relationship with FedEx since 2001 for US Mail, Priority Mail, and Priority Express Mail air transportation.

 

The USPS has been transitioning more parcels to ground transportation to save costs, aiming to reduce annual air transportation expenses by 90% over two years while saving around $1B per year. USPS payments to FedEx totaled $1.7B in 2023, down from $2.4B in fiscal year 2020, largely attributed to USPS’ shift to ground operations. FedEx said it is implementing cost-cutting measures and the termination of the USPS deal could potentially have an impact on hundreds of pilot jobs.

 

UPS, one of the world's largest package delivery companies, reported $91B in revenue in 2023, with $308M in USPS business. The specifics of the UPS contract remain undisclosed. FedEx will continue providing domestic air transportation services until its contract expires Sept. 29.

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