Postal service

FILE- In this Dec. 24, 2017, file photo, United States Postal Service worker Missie Kittok, who has been a letter carrier for 15 months, helps deliver some packages in time for Christmas in Minneapolis, Amazon’s Prime shipping program set the pace for shoppers’ expectations, and the nation’s largest online player continues to look for new ways to keep up with shoppers’ demands. That’s forcing other companies to radically think of new initiatives to get products to shoppers’ doors faster. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP, File)
June 28, 2018 - 5:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Waiting is so yesterday. Shoppers increasingly want their orders to arrive at their doorsteps as soon as they click a button, whether it's a hot meal, groceries or a sofa. In response, retailers are betting big on delivery services to drop off packages faster. In the latest...
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FILE - In this April 20, 2015 file photo, a Canadian flag with a cannabis leaf flies on Parliament Hill during a 4/20 protest in Ottawa, Ontario. Canada is following the lead of Uruguay in allowing a nationwide, legal marijuana market, although each Canadian province is working up its own rules for pot sales. The federal government and the provinces also still need to publish regulations that will govern the cannabis trade. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
June 21, 2018 - 1:55 pm
Mail-order weed? You betcha! With nationwide marijuana legalization in Canada on the horizon, the industry is shaping up differently there than the way it was established in nine U.S. states that have similarly broad legalization. Age limits, government involvement in distribution and sales, and...
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April 20, 2018 - 5:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A United States Postal Service worker who prosecutors say hoarded away more than 17,000 pieces of undelivered mail in New York City allegedly told investigators he was overwhelmed by the amount of mail he had to deliver. But officials say Aleksey Germash told them he "made sure to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2013 file photo, U.S. Postal Service letter carrier Michael McDonald gathers mail to load into his truck before making his delivery run in the East Atlanta neighborhood, in Atlanta. After weeks of railing against online shopping giant Amazon, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday, April 12, 2018, creating a task force to study the United States Postal System. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
April 13, 2018 - 11:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of railing against online shopping giant Amazon, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday creating a task force to study the United States Postal Service. In the surprise move, Trump said that USPS is on "an unsustainable financial path" and "must be...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2008, file photo, the late country music legend Merle Haggard, left, is honored with a street named for him Bakersfield, Calif. About 300 people turned out in Bakersfield, California, to celebrate the naming of a post office for Merle Haggard. The late country music legend's sister and widow were among those at a Friday, April 6, 2018, ceremony near downtown honoring Haggard, who helped create the twangy "Bakersfied Sound." The event fell on the two-year anniversary of Haggard's death, and what would have been his 81st birthday. (Felix Adamo/The Bakersfield Californian via AP, File)
April 07, 2018 - 5:14 pm
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — About 300 people turned out in Bakersfield, California, to celebrate the naming of a post office for Merle Haggard in his hometown. The late country music legend's sister and widow were among those at a Friday ceremony near downtown honoring Haggard, who helped create the...
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FILE- In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo, a box for an Amazon prime customer moves through the new Amazon Fulfillment Center in Sacramento, Calif. President Donald Trump took another shot at Amazon.com on Thursday, March 29, tweeting that the online retailer pays “little or no taxes” and that it uses the U.S. Post Service as a “Delivery Boy.” (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
March 31, 2018 - 12:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is again attacking online retailer Amazon.com, calling its business deal with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver packages a money-losing agreement that hurts U.S. taxpayers. Federal regulators, however, have found the contract with Amazon to be profitable...
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FILE- In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo, a box for an Amazon prime customer moves through the new Amazon Fulfillment Center in Sacramento, Calif. President Donald Trump took another shot at Amazon.com on Thursday, March 29, tweeting that the online retailer pays “little or no taxes” and that it uses the U.S. Post Service as a “Delivery Boy.” (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
March 29, 2018 - 7:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump took another shot at Amazon.com Thursday, tweeting that the online retailer pays "little or no taxes" and that it uses the U.S. Postal Service as "their Delivery Boy." Trump's frustrations with Amazon are no surprise. He has accused the company of not paying...
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Fred Rogers wife, Joanne Rogers, shares a laugh with friends in front of a giant Mister Rogers Forever Stamp following the first-day-of-issue dedication in WQED's Fred Rogers Studio in Pittsburgh, Friday, March 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 23, 2018 - 3:51 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — It was a beautiful day to honor Mister Rogers with a postage stamp. The U.S. Postal Service on Friday released a stamp featuring Fred Rogers, the gentle TV host who entertained and educated generations of preschoolers on "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." The stamp pictures Rogers in...
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March 05, 2018 - 6:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the Food and Drug Administration wants to more than double the number of packages his agency inspects for illicit drugs, an effort to stem a deadly flow of opioids that increasingly runs through the international mail supply. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Monday...
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This photo taken Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, shows Michelle Carr, a nurse and new mother living in Kittery, Maine, holding a dead lizard that she found and while eating a fresh salad, recently. Carr said she bought a bag of store-brand romaine lettuce at a supermarket in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on Jan. 26. The lettuce was distributed by a California company. A supermarket spokeswoman said it notified the supplier.. (Rich Beauchesne/Portsmouth Herald via AP)
February 09, 2018 - 1:41 pm
ROMANIAN STUDY: HALF-DAY OLD SNOW IS SAFE TO EAT BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — How safe is it to eat snow? A Romanian university has published the results of just such a study. The 2017 experiment showed it was safe to eat snow that was a half-day old, and safer to eat it in the colder months. But by...
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