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Postal employees protest in downtown LA

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Dozens of union postal workers took to the streets of downtown Los Angeles today to protest against a United States Postal Service deal to bring retail postal service to Staples stores. […]

04/24/2014

Dec. 2, 2013: FedEx cargo planes on the tarmac outside the FedEx hub at Los Angeles International Airport. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

FedEx CEO says drones unlikely to make big impact

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The CEO of FedEx doesn’t see drones taking over the package delivery business anytime soon. Fred Smith says FedEx has several drone studies underway. But the idea of delivering items by drone […]

12/18/2013

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Ex-San Diego teacher gets 7 years for child porn

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A retired teacher who worked in San Diego schools for 34 years will spend seven years in federal prison for child pornography. James Rick Mitchell was sentenced Friday and will surrender to authorities […]

12/07/2013

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Amazon, US Postal Service will deliver on Sundays

  NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon says it is teaming up with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver packages on Sundays. The Seattle company says Sunday delivery will be available to customers in the New […]

11/11/2013

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USPS seeks 3-cent increase for first-class mail

WASHINGTON (AP) — It soon could cost 49 cents to mail a letter. The postal Board of Governors said Wednesday it wants to raise the price of a first-class stamp by 3 cents, citing the […]

09/25/2013

A new Postal Service stamp honoring musician Ray Charles is part of the Music Icons series of stamps. (AP Photo/The U.S. Postal Service)

USPS honors Ray Charles with limited-edition stamp

ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is planning to add soul singer Ray Charles to its “Music Icons Forever” stamp series. Postal officials say the agency is releasing a stamp featuring the Albany, Ga., […]

09/23/2013

Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe during an interview with the Associated Press at his office at U.S. Postal Service Headquarters in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

USPS eyes alcohol deliveries

WASHINGTON (AP) — Allowing the Postal Service to deliver beer, wine and spirits is high on his wish list for raising cash for his financially ailing agency, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said Thursday. In an […]

08/01/2013

Letter carrier Diosdado Gabnat moves boxes of mail into his truck to begin delivery at a post office in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

No more mail at your door? Delivery changes eyed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans for generations have come to depend on door-to-door mail delivery. It’s about as American as apple pie. But with the Postal Service facing billions of dollars in annual losses, the delivery […]

07/24/2013

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Post office retreats on eliminating Saturday mail

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service backed down from its plan to eliminate Saturday mail delivery because Congress barred it, officials said Wednesday.

04/10/2013

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Netflix could gain from loss of Sat. mail delivery

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix won’t miss Saturday mail delivery, even though the weekend service helped keep the company’s DVD-by-mail subscribers happy.

02/06/2013

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Details of Saturday cuts planned in mail delivery

(AP) — The Postal Service announced Wednesday that it planned to cut back to five-day-a-week deliveries for everything except packages. Here are the details.

02/06/2013

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Postal Service to cut Saturday mail to trim costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service said Wednesday it will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to disburse packages six days a week, an apparent end-run around an unaccommodating Congress.

02/06/2013

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