Latest United States Postal Service News

Mail delivery to Kentucky street suspended over dog attacks

Jul. 1, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service has suspended mail delivery to a Kentucky street that has a history of dog attacks. Postal Service spokeswoman Susan Wright tells the Courier-Journal that dog attacks have been a problem on Louisville's Girard Drive for a long time, and the issue is only...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jun. 28, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: High school yearbook photos prove Democratic presidential candidate...

Postal service returning decade-old stolen Hawaii mail

Jun. 25, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service says it has found mail stolen in Hawaii more than a decade ago. KHON-TV reported Monday that the family of a now-deceased postal worker discovered the stolen mail inside a storage unit and turned them over to officials. The postal service says the stolen mail is...

Texas ceremony marks issuing of George H.W. Bush stamp

Jun. 12, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Friends and family of former President George H.W. Bush recalled his prolific letter writing Wednesday as they gathered to mark the first day of issue for the U.S. Postal Service stamp honoring him. "He never let even a day pass before he took out a card or a piece of...

Supreme Court sides with Alabama company in patent dispute

Jun. 10, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sided Monday with an Alabama technology company over the U.S. Postal Service in a patent dispute. The dispute before the justices had to do with U.S. Patent No. 6,826,548. That's the patent Birmingham-based Return Mail has for a system that uses barcodes, scanning...

Mass shootings in the workplace are rare and puzzling

Jun. 6, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

A postal worker on disability retirement for psychological issues returned to her workplace years later and killed six people. A Connecticut beer delivery worker irate over being forced to resign opened fire as he was being escorted out of the building, killing eight co-workers. Just a week ago, a longtime...

FedEx to deliver 7 days a week to satisfy online shoppers

May. 30, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

FedEx plans to deliver packages seven days a week starting next January as it tries to keep up with the continuing boom in online shopping. The company is also taking back nearly 2 million daily deliveries to homes that are currently handled by the post office in a move it says will increase the efficiency of its...

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...