Latest United States Postal Service News

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...

An Amazon logo appears on an Amazon delivery van, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Boston.  Amazon said Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021,  that it bought 11 jets from Delta and WestJet airlines to boost its growing delivery network and get orders to shoppers faster. The company said it’s the first time it purchased planes for its delivery network.   (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Amazon buys 11 jets for 1st time to ship orders faster

Jan. 5, 2021 10:16 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Tuesday that it bought 11 jets from Delta and WestJet airlines to boost its growing delivery network and get orders to shoppers faster. The company said it's the first time it has purchased planes for its delivery network. Over the past couple of years, Amazon has been leasing...

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...

Group says it's challenging residency of 364K Georgia voters

Dec. 18, 2020 6:22 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A conservative group said Friday that it's challenging the eligibility of more than 364,000 Georgia voters before election officials in each of the state's 159 counties ahead of January runoff elections that will decide control of the U.S. Senate. The Texas-based True the Vote said...

A driver with FedEx carries a package away from a van, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in Seattle. Store are warning online shoppers that if holiday purchases aren't made soon, they may not be delivered in time for Christmas. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Retailers urge shoppers to buy early amid shipping crunch

Dec. 11, 2020 10:48 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A number of retailers, including J.C. Penney, Lowe’s and Kohl’s, are telling shoppers they need to place their online orders soon or else pay expedited shipping fees if they want to get their packages delivered in time for the holidays. The earlier-than-usual deadlines come...

People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk by a moral depicting China's skyscrapers along a street in Beijing, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. Provincial governments across China are placing orders for experimental, domestically made coronavirus vaccines, though health officials have yet to say how well they work or how they may reach the country's 1.4 billion people. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The Latest: S. Korea virus spike continues, 615 new cases

Dec. 6, 2020 9:39 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 615 new cases of the coronavirus, its 30th day in a row of triple-digit daily jumps, as fears grow the viral spread is getting out of control in the greater capital area. The country has added more than 5,300 to its caseload just in the past 10 days. Most of...

This image released by IFC Films shows a scene from the documentary

A new doc peeks inside the USPS’s Operation Santa program

Nov. 27, 2020 7:53 AM EST

Filmmaker Dana Nachman wanted to make a documentary about the United States Postal Service’s Operation Santa program for years, but it never seemed like the right time. Then in 2018 she got up some courage and decided to cold email the USPS press office. They responded immediately and agreed to give her...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, a county election worker scans mail-in ballots at a tabulating area at the Clark County Election Department in Las Vegas. Nevada's decision to send all active voters mail-in ballots ahead of the November election sprung the western swing state into the center of the nationwide debate over voting procedures in the months leading up to election. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Rationales shift as Nevada considers future of vote by-mail

Nov. 25, 2020 5:30 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's decision to send all active voters mail-in ballots ahead of the election put the swing state at the center of the nationwide debate over voting procedures. Nevada Republicans, the Trump campaign and candidates for lower office have challenged the move post-election in...