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In this Wednesday, May 6, 2020, photo, Postmistress Donna DeWitt carries mail at the tiny post office on Isle Au Haut, Maine. The post office serves the 70 or so year-round island residents. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Post offices, beloved community hubs, fight virus-era threat

May. 17, 2020 11:09 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For some of the 2,000 or so year-round residents of Deer Isle, Maine, the fraying American flag outside the post office this spring was a reminder of the nation’s mood. The flag was in tatters. It twisted in the wind from a single hook. But it was stuck in the up position, so the...

In this Wednesday, May 6, 2020, photo, Postmistress Donna DeWitt carries mail at the tiny post office on Isle Au Haut, Maine. The post office serves the 70 or so year-round island residents. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Post offices, beloved community hubs, fight virus-era threat

May. 17, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For some of the 2,000 or so year-round residents of Deer Isle, Maine, the fraying American flag outside the post office this spring was a reminder of the nation’s mood. The flag was in tatters. It twisted in the wind from a single hook. But it was stuck in the up position, so...

A United States Postal worker makes a delivery with gloves and a mask in Philadelphia, Thursday, April 2, 2020. The U.S. Postal Service is keeping post offices open but ensuring customers stay at least 6 feet (2 meters) apart. The agency said it is following guidance from public health experts, although there is no indication that the new coronavirus COVID-19 is being spread through the mail. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

House rescue package includes $25 billion for Postal Service

May. 12, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new coronavirus aid package released Tuesday by House Democrats includes $25 billion for the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service, which could run out of money by the end of September without a taxpayer bailout. Mail volume is down by more than 30% from last year because of the pandemic,...

FILE- In this June 19, 2019 file photo, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos during the JFK Space Summit at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston. House lawmakers investigating the market dominance of Big Tech are asking Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to testify to address possible misleading statements by the company on its competition practices. In a letter to Bezos, leaders of the House Judiciary Committee are holding out the threat of a subpoena if he doesn't agree voluntarily to appear. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

House panel wants Bezos to testify in antitrust probe

May. 1, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers investigating the market dominance of Big Tech are asking Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to testify to address possible misleading statements by the company on its competition practices. In a letter to Bezos on Friday, leaders of the House Judiciary Committee from both parties are...

A person wearing a mask jogs past an Amazon Go store, Thursday, April 30, 2020, in downtown Seattle. Amazon.com is expected to announce earnings for the first quarter of 2020 at the close of markets Thursday, a report that is expected to be closely watched due to the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on the company. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Amazon profit falls as pandemic-related costs rise

Apr. 30, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon’s sales soared in the first three months of the year, as more home-bound people shopped online amid the coronavirus pandemic. But getting millions of packages to shopper’s doorsteps is expensive. The rising costs pushed Amazon’s first-quarter profit down 29% and...

This illustration made available by NASA in April 2020 depicts Artemis astronauts on the Moon. On Thursday, April 30, 2020, NASA announced the three companies that will develop, build and fly lunar landers, with the goal of returning astronauts to the moon by 2024. The companies are SpaceX, led by Elon Musk; Blue Origin, founded by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos; and Dynetics, a Huntsville, Ala., subsidiary of Leidos. (NASA via AP)

NASA goes private for 1st astronaut lunar landers in decades

Apr. 30, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is turning to private industry for the first lunar landers for astronauts in a half-century, with three competing, quite contrasting versions. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Thursday the three companies that will develop, build and fly lunar landers, with the...

Editorial Roundup: US

Apr. 29, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 28 The Los Angles Times on former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential running mate decision: With the Democratic presidential nomination within his grasp, former Vice President Joe Biden must make a decision that presidential...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019 file photo, people stand in the lobby for Amazon offices in New York.  The United States for the first time added five of Amazon’s overseas operations to its list of “notorious markets’’ where pirated goods are sold.   Trade Representative on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 added the Amazon domains in Canada, France, Germany, India and the United Kingdom to its annual blacklist.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Trump trade office adds Amazon to 'notorious markets' list

Apr. 29, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States for the first time added five of Amazon’s overseas operations to its list of “notorious markets’’ where pirated goods are sold. The e-commerce giant dismissed the move as part of the Trump administration's “personal vendetta'' against...

President Donald Trump speaks before signing a coronavirus aid package to direct funds to small businesses, hospitals, and testing, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, April 24, 2020, in Washington. From left, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Trump, Small Business administrator Jovita Carranza, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump: Postal Service must charge Amazon more, or no loan

Apr. 24, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that he won't approve a $10 billion loan for the U.S. Postal Service unless the agency raises charges for Amazon and other big shippers to four to five times current rates. “The Postal Service is a joke because they’re handing out packages...

Editorial Roundup: US

Apr. 22, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 22 The Boston Herald on comedian Jimmy Kimmel's comments regarding protesters demanding businesses be reopened: It’s no secret that Hollywood celebrities and their ideological counterparts in the mainstream media despise President...