Latest United States Postal Service News

Whan sees strength in growth, not gap, of LPGA prize money

Oct. 22, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

Every week brings a sobering reminder of how much more money the men play for on the PGA Tour than the women do on the LPGA Tour. With four tournaments left in the LPGA Tour season, Danielle Kang became the 11th player to break the $1 million mark. The PGA Tour had 112 players earn at least $1 million last...

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...

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...

The rise and fall of an Eagle Scout's deadly fentanyl empire

Sep. 15, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The photo that flashed onto the courtroom screen showed a young man dead on his bedroom floor, bare feet poking from the cuffs of his rolled-up jeans. Lurking on a trash can at the edge of the picture was what prosecutors said delivered this death: an ordinary, U.S. Postal Service...

Postal Service licked in court fight over stamp price hike

Sep. 13, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in Washington on Friday threw out a 5-cent hike to the price of a first class "Forever Stamp" along with other adjustments made in January to the price of first-class mail. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled...