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Bill to rename North Mississippi post office heads to Biden

Jul. 29, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A bill that would rename a North Mississippi post office in honor of a Vietnam war veteran is headed to President Joe Biden. U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly, a Republican from Saltillo, said the bill passed both chambers in the U.S. Congress and now awaits...

W.Va. letter carrier receives Postmaster General Hero Award

Jul. 22, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia letter carrier’s concern for a customer led to police finding the woman dead inside her home — and earned him recognition from the U.S. Postmaster General. Robert Williams was presented the Postmaster General Hero Award at...

AP: Few AZ voter fraud cases, discrediting Trump's claims

Jul. 17, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona county election officials have identified fewer than 200 cases of potential voter fraud out of more than 3 million ballots cast in last year's presidential election, further discrediting former President Donald Trump's claims of a stolen election as his allies...

AP: Few AZ voter fraud cases, discrediting Trump's claims

Jul. 16, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona county election officials have identified fewer than 200 cases of potential voter fraud out of more than 3 million ballots cast in last year's presidential election, further discrediting former President Donald Trump's claims of a stolen election as his allies...

Black female WWII unit hoping to get congressional honor

Jul. 13, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon and her Army colleagues never dwelled on being the only Black battalion of women to serve in Europe during World War II. They had a job to do. The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion was credited with solving a growing...

Founding family of UK's Daily Mail mulls taking it private

Jul. 12, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The founding family of Britain’s Daily Mail is considering making a bid worth 810 million pounds ($1.1 billion) to bring the parent company behind the country’s biggest-selling newspaper back into private hands after 90 years on the stock market. The...

Tina Sweeney ready to become Phoenix's 1st female Postmaster

Jul. 09, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Tina Sweeney is ready to become Phoenix’s first female Postmaster. Sweeney, in her 29th year as a postal employee, was scheduled to be sworn-in Friday at the city's main post office. She began her postal career in June 1992 in Utah....

Critics: Postal Service plans imperil community newspapers

Jul. 08, 2021 22:26 PM EDT

The U.S. Postal Service's plan to raise mailing rates could present one more damaging blow to community newspapers already reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and advertising declines, a trade group says. Rates on periodicals would increase by more than 8% as of Aug....

Tribes say voting access hurt by US Supreme Court ruling

Jul. 02, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The largest Native American reservation in the U.S. includes parts of three Arizona counties, all of which had different approaches to precinct voting in the 2020 general election. Voters in Apache County had to cast ballots at the polling...

This makes cents: Yogi Berra gets a stamp named in his honor

Jun. 24, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

LITTLE FALLS, N.J. (AP) — Yogi Berra once said, "A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.” Well, neither are postage stamps. They cost 55 cents for a forever stamp, and that's the price for the Yogi Berra stamp issued Thursday by the U.S. Postal Service. ...