Latest Postal service News

Man charged in shooting death of US postal carrier

Sep. 29, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

KINGSTREE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man has been charged with murder in the slaying of a U.S. Postal Service carrier who was shot several times while working. News outlets report 22-year-old Trevor Raekwon Seward of Andrews was arrested Saturday. The Williamsburg County jail did not have documents...

Postal union accepts reform, quashes US walkout threat

Sep. 25, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — President Donald Trump's trade adviser hailed a "big deal" approved as a compromise Wednesday that will increase the fees the U.S. Postal Service collects from some foreign counterparts and keep the United States from leaving the United Nations' postal agency over what was largely a showdown...

South Carolina mail carrier shot to death on delivery route

Sep. 24, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

KINGSTREE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina are looking for whoever shot and killed a U.S. Postal Service worker who was on her delivery route. News outlets report 64-year-old Irene Pressley was found dead Monday in Williamsburg County. U.S. Postal Inspection Service spokeswoman Jessica Adams says...

World postal union rejects Trump's favored reform plan

Sep. 24, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — In a showdown Tuesday at a Universal Postal Union meeting, countries rejected the Trump administration's favored approach to an international mail problem that is making the U.S. consider leaving the 145-year-old body. The meeting in Geneva this week is shaping up as a test of the Trump...

Global postal union meets amid Trump threat to pull US out

Sep. 23, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The effects of President Donald Trump's standoff with China could soon be coming to a post office near you — and higher shipping rates for some types of mail are the likely outcome. The Trump administration is threatening to pull the United States out of the 145-year-old Universal...

'Chemical spill' at Phoenix post office involved acetone

Sep. 21, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities in Phoenix say a reported chemical spill at a post office Saturday turned out to involve a shattered glass bottle of acetone, which is used in nail polish remover. Hazardous-materials personnel and police had responded to a report of a package exploding and Fire Department...

Mail carrier, high school student among dead in Texas attack

Sep. 2, 2019 12:35 AM EDT

Mail carrier Mary Granados was alone in her U.S. Postal Service truck when she was shot and killed by a gunman who hijacked the white vehicle in West Texas amid his frenzy of violence. Granados, 29, was among seven people between the ages of 15 and 57 killed Saturday. Another 22 were injured, including a toddler....

The Latest: West Texas residents grieve at prayer vigil

Sep. 1, 2019 10:12 PM EDT

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a shooting in West Texas (all times local): 9 p.m. Hundreds of West Texas residents stood and bowed their heads together, reciting the Lord's Prayer at a vigil for those killed in Saturday's mass shooting. In Spanish and English, pastors asked those gathered at the...

At least 5 dead in Texas shooting rampage after traffic stop

Aug. 31, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — At least five people were dead in West Texas after a man who was stopped by state troopers when his vehicle failed to signal a left turn opened fire and fled, shooting more than 20 people as he drove before he was killed by officers outside a movie theater, authorities said Saturday....

Feds: Drug ring had enough cheap fentanyl to kill 14 million

Aug. 29, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Law enforcement officials in Virginia said Thursday that they've taken down a multi-state drug ring and seized enough cheap fentanyl from China to kill 14 million people. The bust was announced in the wake of growing efforts to stem the flow of fentanyl from Chinese labs to the United...