Latest Postal service News

Trump's government overhaul plan at a glance

Jun. 21, 2018 6:36 PM EDT

President Donald Trump's administration is rolling out a plan to reorganize the federal government. Much of the overhaul will need approval from Congress. Here's a look at some of the potential changes: — EDUCATION-LABOR MERGER: The plan calls for the merger of the Education Department and Labor Department...

Canada's legalization to offer pot by mail, better banking

Jun. 21, 2018 1:56 PM EDT

Mail-order weed? You betcha! With nationwide marijuana legalization in Canada on the horizon, the industry is shaping up differently there than the way it was established in nine U.S. states that have similarly broad legalization. Age limits, government involvement in distribution and sales, and access to banking...

Postal service supervisor wounded in shooting in Memphis

Jun. 12, 2018 6:14 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Inspectors are searching for men involved in the non-fatal shooting of a postal supervisor in Tennessee. Gregory Newberry of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service says the supervisor was heading to the office after helping a letter carrier in Memphis on Tuesday when a car with four men...

Licking cancer: US postal stamp helped fund key breast study

Jun. 4, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Countless breast cancer patients in the future will be spared millions of dollars of chemotherapy thanks in part to something that millions of Americans did that cost them just pennies: bought a postage stamp. Proceeds from the U.S. Postal Service's breast cancer stamp put researchers over...

The Latest: New Mexico wildfire threatens more homes

Jun. 1, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

EAGLE NEST, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a northern New Mexico wildfire (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Authorities say a wildfire burning in a forested area of northeastern New Mexico is threatening nearly 300 homes. The blaze on Friday had charred more than 25 square miles (66 square kilometers) since igniting...

Mail thefts of about $660K plague New York county

May. 31, 2018 12:08 PM EDT

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say about $660,000 has been stolen from 85 victims of mail theft in Yonkers, New York, since January. The Journal News says Democratic Mayor Mike Spano and Police Commissioner Charles Gardner blasted the Postal Service on Wednesday. Most of the thefts have been from street...

North Dakota, tribes fail to reach settlement over voter ID

May. 30, 2018 3:59 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Talks between the state of North Dakota a group of Native Americans failed to reach agreement over ways that tribal members can prove their identity in order to vote. Republican Secretary of State Al Jaeger said the two sides could find no agreement during the closed-door meeting...

VFW poppy purveyors: Post office kicked us out

May. 24, 2018 8:08 AM EDT

HENRIETTA, N.Y. (AP) — War veterans and their supporters say a western New York post office has banned their time-honored tradition of handing out red artificial poppies as a fundraiser. According to WHEC , Dan Lindsay of the Rice-Hallick VFW Post 5465 says he was ordered to leave, despite verbal approval...

US Postal Service issuing scratch-and-sniff stamps

May. 21, 2018 11:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Letter writers will soon be able to express their sentiments in words and smells. The U.S. Postal Service announced Monday that it will soon issue its first scratch-and-sniff stamps. The stamps feature illustrations of ice pops. The agency says the stamps will "add the sweet scent of...

Postal Service: More financial loss as mail delivery slumps

May. 11, 2018 5:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service reported another quarterly loss on Friday after an unrelenting drop in mail volume and costs of its health care and pension obligations outweighed strong gains in package deliveries. Amid sharp criticism from President Donald Trump that it is being scammed out of...