Latest United States Postal Service News

Carriers feeling cheery about on-time holiday deliveries

Nov. 21, 2022 09:06 AM EST

The nation’s major shipping companies are in the best shape to get holiday shoppers’ packages delivered on time since the start of the pandemic, suggesting a return to normalcy. Carriers like the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx and United Parcel Service project to have enough...

USPS ready for holiday crush after influx of mail-in ballots

Nov. 10, 2022 14:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service gave a solid performance in delivering mail-in ballots for the midterm elections and is ready to dive into the crush of holiday deliveries, officials said Thursday. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said 11.3 billion pieces of mail and 567...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Oct. 28, 2022 10:24 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Graphic misrepresents House GOP...

Louisiana native, author Ernest Gaines to appear on US stamp

Oct. 26, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Novelist Ernest J. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation inspired stories of black struggles that grew into universal tales of grace and beauty, will be depicted on a U.S. postage stamp to be issued in January. The stamp will be the 46th in...

USPS honoring late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with stamp

Oct. 24, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is honoring the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as “an icon of American culture” with a stamp in the new year. The design, unveiled on Monday, is a painted portrait based on a photo of Ginsburg in a black robe with an...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Oct. 18, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

Chicago Sun-Times. October 13, 2022. Editorial: That check you mailed? Be alert — it could get “washed” and cost you thousands. Check fraud has soared in Illinois, and victims often end up waiting for weeks or months to have their stolen money reimbursed. There...

Federal judge faults Postmaster General DeJoy in mail delays

Oct. 07, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has set limits on one of the U.S. Postal Service's cost-cutting practices that contributed to a worrisome slowdown of mail deliveries ahead of the 2020 presidential election. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan concluded that Postmaster General...

Biden pledge to make federal fleet electric faces slow start

Oct. 02, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden, a self-described “car guy,'' often promises to lead by example on climate change by moving swiftly to convert the sprawling U.S. government fleet to zero-emission electric vehicles. But efforts to eliminate gas-powered vehicles from the fleet have lagged....