Latest United States Postal Service News

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...

Senators propose changes to electors law after Capitol riot

Jul. 20, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators agreed Wednesday on proposed changes to the Electoral Count Act, the post-Civil War-era law for certifying presidential elections that came under intense scrutiny after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and Donald Trump's effort to overturn the 2020...

No major problems with ballot drop boxes in 2020, AP finds

Jul. 17, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The expanded use of drop boxes for mailed ballots during the 2020 election did not lead to any widespread problems, according to an Associated Press survey of state election officials across the U.S. that revealed no cases of fraud, vandalism or theft that could have affected the...

Mexican art of mariachi takes center stage on US stamps

Jul. 15, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — There are few corners of the globe where the echoes of mariachi music have yet to reach, filling street corners with the sounds of the blasting trumpets and strumming guitars that form the backbone of Mexico's traditional genre. Now, all that festive fever...

Indianapolis man pleads guilty to killing mail carrier

Jul. 06, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for fatally shooting a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier, prosecutors said Wednesday. Tony Cushingberry, 23, entered the plea in the April 27, 2020, slaying of carrier Angela Summers, 45, in...

Delta pays $10.5 million to settle post office allegations

Jun. 30, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Delta Air Lines has agreed to pay $10.5 million to settle allegations that it falsified information about deliveries of international mail that it was contracted to carry, including mail sent to U.S. soldiers deployed overseas. The Justice Department said Thursday...