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Postal Service tests mail shipments on self-driving trucks

May. 21, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A self-driving truck company has partnered with the U.S. Postal Service to test autonomous technology on the long-haul route between Phoenix and Dallas. San Diego-based TuSimple is planning for two autonomous trucks to carry mail and parcels on five round trips between the Postal Service...

Man pleads guilty in $30M mail scam targeting elderly

May. 15, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man has pleaded guilty in a direct-mail scam that stole more than $30 million from the elderly and others by promoting non-existent prizes. Federal prosecutors say that for six years, Shaun Sullivan, of Merrick, and the scam's ringleader, Tully Lovisa, of Huntington...

Stamp to honor WWII battleship where Japan surrendered

May. 14, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service will issue a stamp honoring the famous World War II battleship the USS Missouri that was the site of Japan's unconditional surrender on Sept. 2, 1945, in Tokyo Bay. The Postal Service says that the commemorative Forever stamp will be issued on June 11 to...

Former southwest Missouri mail carrier admits stealing mail

May. 7, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A former mail carrier in southwest Missouri has admitted to stealing money from the mail. Federal prosecutors say 33-year-old Brandon Holt pleaded guilty Monday to mail theft by an employee, which is a felony. The Springfield News-Leader reports that Holt was a mail carrier in...

Man who had cocaine mailed to Rhode Island gets prison time

May. 6, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Providence man who brought cocaine from Puerto Rico to Rhode Island through the U.S. Postal Service has been sentenced to a year in prison. Federal prosecutors said Monday that 45-year-old Eliot Figueroa-Rosario was also sentenced to three years of probation and will forfeit...

Candidates in Spain urge voters to keep far-right at bay

Apr. 26, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Appealing to Spain's large pool of undecided voters, top candidates on both the right and left urged Spaniards to choose wisely and keep the far-right at bay in Sunday's general election. What those undecided voters do in this tight race will shape the fortunes of the two political blocs that...

Mail carrier fatally shot in New Mexico, teen suspect sought

Apr. 23, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An on-duty mail carrier for the Postal Service was shot and killed in a New Mexico neighborhood after intervening in a dispute between a 17-year-old and his mother, police said Tuesday. Authorities in Albuquerque were searching for suspect Xavier Zamora, who was accused of murder...

Kohl's wants more of your Amazon returns

Apr. 23, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kohl's wants you to skip the post office and bring your Amazon returns to its stores. The department store chain said Tuesday that it will accept Amazon returns at all its 1,150 stores starting in July, expanding its nearly two-year test of the service from 100 stores. Kohl's sees the...

Algeria protesters keep up pressure on regime

Apr. 19, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of protesters in Algeria demonstrated for a ninth straight Friday against the country's leadership amid calls for the departure of the powerful military's chief of staff. With police forces deployed across the city, protesters gathered in the morning at the...

Postal Service to issue stamp honoring George H.W. Bush

Apr. 8, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service will issue a stamp honoring former President George H.W. Bush. The Postal Service said Saturday that the commemorative Forever stamp featuring Bush will be issued on his birthday, June 12. A first-day-of-issue ceremony will be held that day at the...