Latest Postal service News

Finland’s prime minister resigns over postal service dispute

Dec. 3, 2019 9:51 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's prime minister resigned Tuesday after a key coalition partner withdrew its support from his five-party government following a strike at the country’s postal service that spread to the national flag carrier Finnair. Antti Rinne, who only took office in June, has faced heavy...

Finnish postal workers end two-week strike after deal on pay

Nov. 27, 2019 6:55 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — A strike by Finland’s postal workers that has dragged on for over two weeks has ended after a deal was reached on pay. The union representing employees of the state-owned Posti postal service said it was satisfied with the agreement reached Wednesday over the work contracts of about...

Men sentenced for shipping marijuana through Postal Service

Nov. 20, 2019 3:30 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Department of Justice says two West Virginia men have been sentenced for participating in a distribution scheme that involved shipping about 400 kilograms of marijuana through the U.S. Postal Service from 2013 to 2018. A news release says 44-year-old James Waylon Molinaro was...

Santa Claus back at work in Germany answering Christmas mail

Nov. 14, 2019 8:12 AM EST

HIMMELPFORT, Germany (AP) — Santa Claus is at it again, answering thousands of Christmas letters from children around the world at a special post office in the northern German town of Himmelpfort. As part of the annual event organized by Germany’s Deutsche Post, Santa and 20 helpers last year...

Ex-postal worker sentenced for mail truck robberies

Oct. 28, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former U.S. Postal Service worker is going to federal prison for helping rob Los Angeles-area mail trucks of nearly $240,000. William Crosby of Inglewood was sentenced Monday to 11 years in prison and ordered to pay restitution. Prosecutors say Crosby arranged for his half-brother and...

NYC, California sue Postal Service over smuggled cigarettes

Oct. 22, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — California and New York City sued the U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday to stop tens of thousands of cigarette packages from being mailed from foreign countries to U.S. residents, saying the smugglers are engaging in tax evasion while postal workers look the other way. The lawsuit in Brooklyn...

The Latest: NYC, California sue post office over cigarettes

Oct. 22, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service over cigarette smuggling (all times local): 2:10 p.m. New York City and California are suing the U.S. Postal Service to stop tens of thousands of cigarette packages from being mailed from foreign countries to U.S. residents. The...

Postal Service head to retire amid mounting financial woes

Oct. 16, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Postmaster General Megan Brennan, who became the first woman to hold the position, is retiring early next year after working to stabilize the organization's mounting financial woes. Brennan took the job in 2015. The Postal Service says she will step down Jan. 31. The announcement comes as...

China tempers hopes about US tariff truce

Oct. 15, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A truce in a U.S.-Chinese tariff war and Beijing's promises to open more of its state-dominated economy are raising investor hopes. But Beijing is trying to temper expectations, while companies express frustration over the halting pace of market-opening. The China Daily, an English-language...

China says postal fees to rise after US complaint

Oct. 15, 2019 5:57 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Fees paid by China to the United States and other countries to deliver packages will nearly triple through 2025 under an agreement by the global postal union following complaints by Washington, the Chinese post office said Tuesday. Payments will rise 27% next year and by 164% in total...