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China says to “fully liberalise” domestic courier market, details unclear – Reuters

China said it would ease restrictions on foreign couriers seeking to deliver packages nationwide, potentially increasing competition in a fast-growing business already marked by bruising price wars.

The State Council, or cabinet, said in a statement late on Wednesday it had decided to “fully liberalise” the market for parcel delivery to promote fair competition between domestic and foreign firms.

FedEx Corp, which along with United Parcel Service Inc operate express parcel delivery services in China, told Reuters on Thursday it welcomed the cabinet decision. It declined, however, to provide any details on the measure.

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UPS Statement About Shooting Incident Near Birmingham, AL

Jefferson County (Ala.) Medical Examiner’s Office Confirms Identities

UPS has been advised by the Jefferson County (Ala.) Medical Examiner’s Office that it has identified the three people killed during a shooting incident at a UPS facility outside Birmingham, Ala., on Sept. 23. In addition, we can confirm the families have been notified.

Doug Hutcheson, a resident of Odenville, Ala., was a driver supervisor and joined the company in 1999. He was 33 years old.

Brian Callans, a resident of Birmingham, Ala., was a business manager and worked for UPS for 26 years. He was 46 years old.

Kerry Tesney, 45, of Trussville, Ala., a recently terminated UPS driver with 21 years of employment, also died.

UPS sends our condolences to the families of these three individuals. They have asked for privacy during this difficult time.

The safety and well-being of our employees is our primary focus. We are providing the families of the victims, along with the employees who work in this facility, with counseling and support.

UPS continues to cooperate with authorities in the investigation.

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Police: Fired UPS employee kills 2 ex-colleagues – Yahoo

Fired a day earlier from UPS, a man put on his work uniform, drove to an Alabama package sorting center and evaded security by entering through a truck dock in the rear, police and the company say.

Two former UPS co-workers were shot dead within minutes Tuesday, and the shooter, identified by police as Kerry Joe Tesney, lay dead atop his gun from what police said was a self-inflicted wound.

The shooter entered after about 80 drivers had left for the day to deliver packages from the Birmingham center, UPS said, possibly avoiding even more bloodshed.

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UPS shooter, fired Monday, returned day later to kill supervisors at Birmingham facility –

The shooter is believed to be a 45-year-old white male from the Argo area. He is reportedly married, and a father. The gun used in the shootings was still underneath his body when police arrived.

Police this afternoon confirmed the shooter was fired from his job.”He received his final papers Monday,” said police spokesman Lt. Sean Edwards. “Today he was not expected to return to work because he was no longer employed there.”

All three deceased were adult white males, and their names have not been released. The two victims were supervisors at UPS, and police said they believe they were specifically targeted in the shooting.

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UPS Statement About Active Shooter Near Birmingham, AL

UPS can verify that there has been a shooting incident at a UPS facility outside Birmingham, AL, at approximately 9:40 am Central Time. Police were contacted, and UPS is offering full cooperation to verify circumstances and personnel on site.

Officers found the victims, including one person believed to be the shooter, who had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper told reporters.

The motive was not immediately known, Roper said, adding that the shooter was wearing a UPS employee uniform.