Postal service

December 14, 2017 - 1:44 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer says a federal rule change that's stopping donated Christmas trees from being sent to American troops overseas is straight out of the Grinch's playbook. The top Senate Democrat sent a letter to the U.S. postmaster on Thursday urging her to...
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November 14, 2017 - 10:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The beleaguered U.S. Postal Service is reporting a financial loss for the 11th straight year, citing declining mail volume and costs of its pension and health-care obligations. It is pleading for more freedom to raise stamp prices to help keep pace with consumer demand for ever-...
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In this May 23, 2017 photo, U.S. Postal Service worker Dianne Zambelli places a sleeve of newly dedicated Henry David Thoreau postage stamps for purchase in a bag at Walden Pond in Concord, Mass. where the 19th century American philosopher and naturalist spent two years in solitude and reflection. The U.S. Postal Service would need to boost prices for mailing letters and packages by nearly 20 percent if it hopes to have enough cash on hand to avoid bankruptcy. That means the price of a first-class stamp could jump from 49 cents to nearly 60 cents, the biggest one-time increase in its history. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
September 06, 2017 - 2:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 60 cent postage stamp? The U.S. Postal Service would have to boost prices for mailing letters and packages by nearly 20 percent — the biggest one-time increase in its history — to avoid bankruptcy and improve delivery service, an industry analysis says. That means the price of a...
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In this May 23, 2017 photo, U.S. Postal Service worker Dianne Zambelli places a sleeve of newly dedicated Henry David Thoreau postage stamps for purchase in a bag at Walden Pond in Concord, Mass. where the 19th century American philosopher and naturalist spent two years in solitude and reflection. The U.S. Postal Service would need to boost prices for mailing letters and packages by nearly 20 percent if it hopes to have enough cash on hand to avoid bankruptcy. That means the price of a first-class stamp could jump from 49 cents to nearly 60 cents, the biggest one-time increase in its history. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
September 06, 2017 - 2:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 60 cent postage stamp? An industry analysis says the U.S. Postal Service would need to boost prices for mailing letters and packages by nearly 20 percent to avoid bankruptcy. It would be the biggest one-time increase in its history. The Postal Service is seeking the power to...
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August 16, 2017 - 2:54 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey postal service worker and three other men are charged in a $100,000 fraud involving dozens of stolen blank money orders. U.S. Postal Service employee Marc Saunders is accused of stealing a money order imprinting machine and more than 180...
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Italian policeman inspect the site where an explosive device blasted off near a post office in Rome, Friday, May 12, 2017. The blast occurred in the morning during business hours in the parking area near a side entrance to the post office caused no injuries but damaged a vehicle. (Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP)
May 12, 2017 - 6:50 am
ROME (AP) — A rudimentary explosive device exploded between parked vehicles outside a post office in Rome on Friday, causing no injuries but damaging a car, police said. A preliminary investigation indicated that the blast likely was "a demonstrative act, showing that it could be done," but...
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This image provided by the U.S. Postal Service shows a Total Solar Eclipse Forever stamp. The stamp, that when touched transforms the image of the blacked-out sun into the moon, comes out in June 2017, on the Summer Solstice. (U.S. Postal Service via AP)
April 27, 2017 - 2:28 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is going all out for this summer's total solar eclipse, with a first-of-its kind stamp. Just touch the stamp with your finger, and the heat transforms the image of the blacked-out sun into the moon. Remove your finger, and the eclipse reappears...
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April 26, 2017 - 7:51 am
MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — Some residents of a Connecticut neighborhood aren't receiving their mail at home anymore because a local dog is reportedly biting the mailmen. A notice obtained by WVIT-TV ( http://bit.ly/2pgpnBX ) from a local post office says that, due to repeated attacks on letter...
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In this April 5, 2017 photo, the Tiller Market stands abandoned in downtown Tiller, Ore. Tiller, a dot on a map in remote southwestern Oregon, is for sale for $3.5 million, including the market, and the elementary school is for sale separately for $350,000. A potential buyer has come forward but is remaining anonymous -- and back-up offers are still being accepted. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
April 21, 2017 - 7:23 pm
TILLER, Ore. (AP) — In the tiny, dying timber town of Tiller, the old cliche is true. If you blink, you might actually miss it. But these days, this dot on a map in southwestern Oregon is generating big-city buzz for an unlikely reason: Almost the entire town is for sale. The asking price of $3.5...
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In this April 5, 2017 photo, the Tiller Market stands abandoned in downtown Tiller, Ore. Tiller, a dot on a map in remote southwestern Oregon, is for sale for $3.5 million, including the market, and the elementary school is for sale separately for $350,000. A potential buyer has come forward but is remaining anonymous -- and back-up offers are still being accepted. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
April 21, 2017 - 7:23 pm
TILLER, Ore. (AP) — In the tiny, dying timber town of Tiller, the old cliche is true. If you blink, you might actually miss it. But these days, this dot on a map in southwestern Oregon is generating big-city buzz for an unlikely reason: Almost the entire town is for sale. The asking price of $3.5...
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