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Tulsa postal carriers among 4 indicted in meth conspiracy

Jun. 15, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa man and three U.S. Postal Service carriers have been charged with participating in a methamphetamine drug conspiracy, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. A federal grand jury in Tulsa indicted Kamau Jahi Williams, 42; Erick Scott, 49; Christine...

Illinois historic preservation group awards $17K in grants

Jun. 14, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A historic preservaton group is giving out $17,000 in grants to projects across Illinois, including restoration of a 1920s era post office and a virtual reality experience at a site that was once a stop on the Underground Railroad. Landmarks Illinois...

Customer finds 7-foot gator inside Florida post office

Jun. 10, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) — They say neither rain nor snow nor gloom of night will stop the U.S. Postal Service, but an alligator could get in the way. That's what happened at the Spring Hill Post Office in Florida's Hernando County, according to a sheriff's office...

Bill moving up absentee deadline in NC clears Senate panel

Jun. 09, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Mail-in absentee ballots in North Carolina would have to be received by the day of the election, under a Republican-backed bill that cleared a divided Senate committee on Wednesday. Current law says ballot envelopes must be postmarked by the...

Bloomington post office adds fence near where homeless meet

Jun. 07, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A fence has been installed around a post office in Bloomington to protect staff and customers, the U.S. Postal Service said. The post office is near Seminary Park where homeless congregate and where tents have been set up, The Herald-Times...

'Get used to me': Postmaster evokes Trump style in Biden era

Jun. 07, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Louis DeJoy is uninterested in the niceties of Washington. The wealthy longtime businessman with an outer borough New York accent prides himself as a problem solver ready to disrupt an unwieldy bureaucracy. And he's facing potential legal troubles. ...

USPS unveils stamp honoring Japanese American WWII veterans

Jun. 06, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled a new commemorative stamp honoring WWII veterans representing the all-Japanese American 100th Infantry Battalion and the 442 Regimental Combat Team from Kauai. “The Nisei soldiers of the 442d Regimental Combat...

Ex-House member who resigned amid scandal hit with $220K fee

Jun. 04, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former California congresswoman Katie Hill has been ordered to pay about $220,000 in attorneys’ fees to a British tabloid and two conservative journalists she had sued after the publication of intimate photos without her consent. The Democrat who...

Justice Department probing postmaster over fundraising

Jun. 03, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is investigating Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over political fundraising activity at his former business, a DeJoy spokesman said Thursday. Federal authorities in recent weeks have subpoenaed DeJoy and interviewed current and...

Postal clerk pays extra postage to send out wedding invites

Jun. 01, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska bride-to-be mailed out her wedding invitations last month and eagerly waited for friends and family to respond. And kept waiting. “We were kind of wondering why we weren’t receiving any RSVPs, but we really didn’t think much of...