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Arizona history-Dec. 5-11

Dec. 01, 2021 11:57 AM EST

Sunday, Dec. 5 On this date in 1873, a Telegraph Ball was held in Tucson to celebrate completion of the first military telegraph to the town. On this date in 1905, there was great public indignation when President Theodore Roosevelt’s message to...

Amazon workers in Alabama get a do-over in union election

Nov. 29, 2021 20:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board has ordered a new union election for Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, based on objections to the first vote that took place in April. The move announced Monday is a blow to Amazon, which spent about a year...

Shippers prepare for another pandemic crush of holiday gifts

Nov. 27, 2021 09:46 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The last holiday season was far from the most wonderful time of the year for the U.S. Postal Service: Sick and quarantined workers, a flood of packages from shoppers loath to set foot in stores and a last-minute dump of packages from overwhelmed private shippers. ...

2 dead after tractor-trailer hits car on I-85 in N. Carolina

Nov. 25, 2021 08:10 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two people were killed when a tractor-trailer carrying mail on Interstate 85 crashed into a car stuck in the middle of the roadway, according to the N.C. State Highway Patrol. The patrol said a car crashed just after 2 a.m. Wednesday and stopped...

Government favorite drops his bid to head UK media watchdog

Nov. 20, 2021 06:11 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The man who was once Britain’s most powerful newspaper editor has dropped his bid to head the country’s broadcasting regulator, in a blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Former Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre was the government’s favorite candidate to...

Biden to nominate 2 for US Postal board, oust DeJoy allies

Nov. 19, 2021 15:32 PM EST

President Joe Biden announced plans Friday to nominate two new members to the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors, a potential first step in removing Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. A Trump-era appointee, DeJoy became a political lightning rod during the 2020 elections...

Mississippi woman pleads to stealing mail

Nov. 17, 2021 17:27 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi mail carrier has pleaded guilty to embezzling mail, federal authorities said Wednesday. According to court documents, Jeanetta N. Williams, 38, of Byram, delivered mail along a rural route in Hinds County. After receiving complaints...

Springfield police warn of mail box thefts

Nov. 11, 2021 14:23 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police in Springfield are urging residents and businesses to refrain from placing envelopes containing checks into U.S. Postal Service blue collection boxes in the city. The department in a social media post Wednesday said it has received...

Senators try again to get single zip code for NH town

Nov. 08, 2021 15:32 PM EST

SWANZEY, N.H. (AP) — The entire town of Swanzey would share a zip code under legislation re-introduced by U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan. Currently, North Swanzey shares the 03431 zip code with neighboring Keene, even though it is fully incorporated in the...

State inmates will receive photocopies of personal mail

Nov. 04, 2021 08:23 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Inmates in Wisconsin state prisons will receive photocopies of their personal mail and not the originals beginning next month. The Department of Corrections is implementing the new policy to stop the infiltration of paper laced with a synthetic...