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FILE - In this February 1958 file photo, New York Yankee catcher Yogi Berra, troubled with a skin infection, wears white gloves to protect his hands as he warms up a pitcher during baseball spring training in St. Petersburg, Fla. Walking behind Yogi are outfielder John Reed and infielder Phil Linz, right. Linz, who knocked a Game 7 home run off Bob Gibson in the 1964 World Series but made even more noise by hitting a few sour notes on his harmonica, has died. He was 81. Former teammates said Linz's family told them he died Wednesday night, Dec. 9, in Leesburg, Va. Linz had been in poor health since a stroke five years ago. (AP Photo/Harry Harris, File)

A man of letters: Yogi Berra to be featured on new stamp

Jan. 15, 2021 7:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yogi Berra will soon be all over — your mail, that is. The New York Yankees great known for his funny malaprops will be featured on a new stamp this year, the U.S. Postal Service announced Friday, truly making him a man of letters. A 10-time World Series champion as a player and...

Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg appears on a postal stamp in her native Sweden that is part of a series focusing on the environment, as seen through a magnifying glass, in Stockholm, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. One of the stamps features teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg in her trademark yellow raincoat with her braid blowing in the wind and standing a top a hill. (AP Photo/David Keyton)

Climate activist Thunberg to appear on Swedish postal stamp

Jan. 13, 2021 11:44 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg will appear on a postal stamp that will be issued Thursday in her native Sweden and is part of a series focusing on the environment. The motives on the stamps “should reflect our time, where the environmental issue has been...

FILE - A U.S. postal worker delivers packages, boxes and letters Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, along her route in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, just three days before Christmas.  Some Christmas gift-givers discovered their presents didn't arrive in time for the holiday despite ordering weeks ahead. The U.S. Postal Service says it faces

'Unprecedented' mail volume delays Christmas gifts

Dec. 25, 2020 4:12 PM EST

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Some who mailed holiday presents weeks early this year found they didn't act early enough as Christmas arrived with their gifts stuck in transit. The U.S. Postal Service said on its website that it was “experiencing unprecedented volume increases and limited employee...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., walks past reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Congress averts shutdown; fight continues over pandemic aid

Dec. 18, 2020 10:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress passed a two-day stopgap spending bill Friday night, averting a partial government shutdown and buying yet more time for frustratingly slow endgame negotiations on an almost $1 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package. The virus aid talks remained on track, both sides said, but...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., walks past reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Snags on COVID-19 relief may force weekend sessions

Dec. 17, 2020 9:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a hurry up and wait moment on Capitol Hill as congressional negotiators on a must-pass, almost $1 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package struggled through a handful of remaining snags Thursday. The holdups mean a weekend session now appears virtually certain, and a top lawmaker...

Swiss say Uber Eats must register as postal service provider

Dec. 17, 2020 1:15 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities say food delivery service Uber Eats counts as a postal service provider -- and needs to be regulated as such. Switzerland’s postal supervisory authority, PostCom, announced Thursday that the U.S.-based company’s Swiss affiliate needs to register as a postal...

Juan Reeves, VP of Smokey John's BBQ, left, and his brother Brent Reeves, President of Smokey's John's BBQ, hold bottles of their famous barbecue sauce, which is available by mail order, at Smokey John's BBQ in Dallas on Dec. 10, 2020. (Jordyn Courtney/Smokey John's via AP)

Mail-ordering local food favorites nurtures a sense of place

Dec. 14, 2020 2:40 PM EST

Sending food and gifts is an easy way to spread holiday cheer when you're socially distanced. And ordering hometown favorites from local or regional restaurants adds a dash of nostalgia and a sense of place to your gift. This year, many local restaurants and food businesses that have not previously offered mail...

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In Santa's mailbag, a peek into children's pandemic worries

Nov. 27, 2020 2:27 AM EST

LIBOURNE, France (AP) — Jim, from Taiwan, slipped a face mask inside the greeting card he sent to Santa and marked “I (heart) u." Alina, 5, asked in her Santa letter written with an adult's help that he please use the front door when he drops in, because the back door is reserved for Grandma and...

Effort underway to name post office after fallen soldier

Nov. 20, 2020 8:54 AM EST

NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — Efforts to name a post office in Rhode Island after a soldier who died during a training exercise in 2017 are moving forward. The U.S. Senate this week unanimously approved legislation to name the postal facility in the Slatersville section of North Smithfield after Spc....