Latest Postal service News

New mail policy for New Mexico prison inmates in question

Jul. 30, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Humanitarian concerns are being raised about a new prison policy in New Mexico that provides inmates with photocopies of their personal mail – never the actual mail itself – as part of a plan to limit the flow of drugs into New Mexico prisons. Initial...

New USPS election division will oversee mail-in ballots

Jul. 28, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States Postal Service is creating a division to handle election mail issues as part of an effort to ensure swift and secure delivery of ballots for the 2022 midterm election, officials said Wednesday. The idea behind the creation of the Election and...

Pete Seeger gets own stamp; ceremony planned at Newport Folk

Jul. 21, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Pete Seeger, the banjo-playing folk singer whose music was indelibly intertwined with his social activism, was honored Thursday as the latest American musician to appear on a U.S. postage stamp. The forever stamp, which features a color-tinted, black-and-white...

US Postal Service to boost purchases of electric vehicles

Jul. 20, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

The U.S. Postal Service said it will substantially increase the number of electric-powered vehicles it’s buying to replace its fleet of aging delivery trucks, after the Biden administration and environmental groups said the agency's initial plan had too few electric vehicles and fell short of the...

Senators propose changes to electors law after Capitol riot

Jul. 20, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators agreed Wednesday on proposed changes to the Electoral Count Act, the post-Civil War-era law for certifying presidential elections that came under intense scrutiny after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and Donald Trump's effort to overturn the 2020...

Mexican art of mariachi takes center stage on US stamps

Jul. 15, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — There are few corners of the globe where the echoes of mariachi music have yet to reach, filling street corners with the sounds of the blasting trumpets and strumming guitars that form the backbone of Mexico's traditional genre. Now, all that festive fever...

Feces mailed to Ohio GOP lawmakers; post office investigates

Jul. 08, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Feces were mailed to Ohio's 25 Republican state senators this week, prompting an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, a spokesperson for the lawmakers confirmed Friday. Mailroom employees in the Ohio Statehouse and post offices in Cleveland and...

Indianapolis man pleads guilty to killing mail carrier

Jul. 06, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for fatally shooting a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier, prosecutors said Wednesday. Tony Cushingberry, 23, entered the plea in the April 27, 2020, slaying of carrier Angela Summers, 45, in...

Air France-KLM latest airline to settle US mail allegations

Jul. 01, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials said Friday that Air France-KLM agreed to pay $3.9 million to settle civil allegations that it falsified information about deliveries of international mail that it was hired by the U.S. Postal Service to deliver. The Justice Department said the...

Delta pays $10.5 million to settle post office allegations

Jun. 30, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Delta Air Lines has agreed to pay $10.5 million to settle allegations that it falsified information about deliveries of international mail that it was contracted to carry, including mail sent to U.S. soldiers deployed overseas. The Justice Department said Thursday...