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China 'regrets' US leaving postal union amid trade dispute

Oct. 18, 2018 7:37 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday criticized Washington's decision to leave the United Nations treaty that regulates international postage, amid a worsening trade dispute between the world's top two economies. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the move should not be linked to China, despite arguments...

Stacey Abrams' trying to mobilize Georgia's sporadic voters

Oct. 13, 2018 3:31 AM EDT

FOREST PARK, Ga. (AP) — Matrice Peavy is thrilled to see a young staffer for Georgia's Democratic gubernatorial nominee on her front stoop, and the 46-year-old mom assures the canvasser that she wants to help Stacey Abrams win. "She's for all the people ... and she loves her family," Peavy says,...

Inside Stacey Abrams' strategy to mobilize Georgia voters

Oct. 12, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

FOREST PARK, Ga. (AP) — Matrice Peavy is thrilled to see a young staffer for Georgia's Democratic gubernatorial nominee on her front stoop, and the 46-year-old mom assures the canvasser that she wants to help Stacey Abrams win. "She's for all the people ... and she loves her family," Peavy says,...

Postal Service proposes 5 cent increase to first-class stamp

Oct. 10, 2018 9:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is seeking to increase the price of its first-class stamp by 5 cents to 55 cents to help stem its mounting red ink. If approved by regulators, the 10 percent increase to the cost of mailing a 1-ounce letter would be the biggest since 1991. The price of each...

Want election results? On West Coast, patience is required

Oct. 9, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — If control of the U.S. House comes down to any of the competitive congressional races in Washington state and California, the nation might have to wait days to learn the outcome. In both of those states, voters can put their ballots in the mail as late as Election Day, meaning the...

Workers rally amid White House push for postal changes

Oct. 8, 2018 9:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Postal workers and their supporters spent part of the Columbus Day holiday protesting what they see as a White House push to make the U.S. Postal Service private. In Chicago, workers rallied Monday near a downtown post office, carrying signs reading "U.S. Mail, Not For Sale" and "We Belong...

Postal worker leaves mail on side of road, quits job

Oct. 4, 2018 9:54 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service says hundreds of pieces of mail meant for Philadelphia residents were dropped on the side of a New Jersey road when the carrier responsible for them quit his job. Philly.com reports a New Jersey man made the odd discovery Sunday morning in Pennsauken. The man...

Quirk resolved: Border Missourians get Missouri addresses

Sep. 25, 2018 2:14 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A quirk in the mail delivery system that forced some rural Missouri residents living along the Iowa and Arkansas borders to have mailing addresses in neighboring states has been fixed, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill said Tuesday. The idiosyncrasy affected just a few people but created problems...

Appeals court sides with North Dakota in voter ID dispute

Sep. 24, 2018 8:28 PM EDT

A federal appeals court Monday blocked a lower court ruling expanding the kinds of proof of identity that voters can use in North Dakota elections, siding with state officials over tribal members who say the state's rules disenfranchise Native Americans. A three-judge panel of 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

Tennessee man gets 15-month sentence for postal worker bribe

Sep. 20, 2018 3:58 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who pleaded guilty to bribing a postal worker to deliver a package later found to contain marijuana has been sentenced to 15 months in prison. U.S. Attorney Donald Cochran's office says 28-year-old Mark Shankle of Nashville was sentenced Monday after his June guilty...