Latest United States Postal Service News

Florida mail carrier dies after being attacked by dogs

Aug. 23, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

INTERLACHEN, Fla. (AP) — Five dogs fatally mauled a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service after her truck broke down along a road in north Florida, officials said. The 61-year-old woman later died of injuries suffered in the attack, the postal service said in a statement...

Concerns over segregation display led to post office closure

Aug. 17, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

MONTPELIER STATION, VA (AP) — The United States Postal Service has closed a small Virginia post office over agency management's concerns about its location inside a historic train depot that also serves as a museum about racial segregation. In a statement this week addressing the...

Amazon to raise seller fees for holidays amid rising costs

Aug. 16, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is raising charges on third-party sellers again — this time adding a holiday fee for merchants who use the company’s fulfillment services to pack and ship items to customers. From Oct. 15 to Jan. 14, sellers will be hit with an average fee of $0.35 per...

Bystander killed in police chase for 2nd time in 4 weeks

Aug. 15, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

FLOWOOD, Miss (AP) — For the second time in less than a month, an innocent bystander was killed during a police chase involving the same Mississippi department. One person was killed Sunday during a police chase that began in Pearl. The chase ended when the vehicle that was being...

USPS to request rate increase due to inflation, DeJoy says

Aug. 09, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation is going to add over $1 billion to the U.S. Postal Service budget, necessitating a request for another rate increase in January, but the service is well prepared for the November election, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said Tuesday. The Postal Service...

NYC, 4 states settle with Postal Service over cigarettes

Aug. 01, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City and four states that had filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service announced a settlement Monday in which the agency agreed it would destroy packages of cigarettes sent illegally to the United States from other countries. The city and California...

New USPS election division will oversee mail-in ballots

Jul. 28, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States Postal Service is creating a division to handle election mail issues as part of an effort to ensure swift and secure delivery of ballots for the 2022 midterm election, officials said Wednesday. The idea behind the creation of the Election and...

Postal worker killed in crash with vehicle fleeing police

Jul. 21, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — A U.S. Postal Service worker was killed in Jackson Thursday after a suspect involved in a police chase crashed into his truck. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart said the mail carrier died at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. ...

Pete Seeger gets own stamp; ceremony planned at Newport Folk

Jul. 21, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Pete Seeger, the banjo-playing folk singer whose music was indelibly intertwined with his social activism, was honored Thursday as the latest American musician to appear on a U.S. postage stamp. The forever stamp, which features a color-tinted, black-and-white...

US Postal Service to boost purchases of electric vehicles

Jul. 20, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

The U.S. Postal Service said it will substantially increase the number of electric-powered vehicles it’s buying to replace its fleet of aging delivery trucks, after the Biden administration and environmental groups said the agency's initial plan had too few electric vehicles and fell short of the...