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Federal appeals court upholds gun ban on Postal Service property

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A federal appeals court said a U.S. Postal Service regulation banning firearms on postal property is constitutional, and reversed a lower court ruling that would have let people keep weapons inside their vehicles in post office parking lots. By a 2-1 vote on Friday, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of...

Australia Post to cut jobs

Postal service has set aside $190m to fund voluntary redundancies over next 3 years.

Brickbat: Gonna Find Out Who's Naughty or Nice

6 days agoNews : Reason

Three employees of the U.S. Postal Service in New York City have been charged with using the post office's Operation Santa program to enrich themselves. Under that program, the post office puts letters to Santa from needy children in an area where customers can “adopt” them and buy Christmas presents that the post office delivers to the children. Show More Summary

Gonna Find Out Who's Naughty or Nice

6 days agoNews : Reason

Three employees of the U.S. Postal Service in New York City have been charged with using the post office's Operation Santa program to enrich themselves. Under that program, the post office puts letters to Santa from needy children in an area where customers can “adopt” them and buy Christmas presents that the post office delivers to the children. Show More Summary

Old Florida Man Pulls Gun On Postal Worker, Threatens To 'Blow His Head Off': Cops

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A 90-year-old man is accused of threatening a U.S. Postal Service employee when he wasn't satisfied with the service received at a post office near Boca Raton. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says the man...Show More Summary

The Postal Service Wants You to Bank at Your Post Office

J. Scott Applewhite/APSen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. Elizabeth Warren would like to change the way you bank. The Massachusetts Senator and consumer advocate firebrand may not be running for president. But her backing of the U.S. Postal Service's plan to begin offering budget-priced banking services to U.S. Show More Summary

No Deal: Guy Who Landed Gyrocopter on Capitol Grounds Rejects Plea Offer

A former postal worker who gained notoriety after flying a gyrocopter emblazoned with United States Postal Service logos through restricted Washington, DC airspace and landed on the Capitol lawn in an act of civil disobedience refused a plea deal on Monday. The deal would have involved several years in prison.

Maxisms: 8 Things I Learned from My Crazy Father

My father, Max Feldt, stood 6' 3" with a personality so big (and the towns we lived in so small) that the postal service once delivered a letter to me addressed only: "To the eldest daughter of Big Max, Stamford, Texas." Family lore says he roared, "Who said I wanted a boy?" when reminded that prior to my birth he'd boasted HE was having a son. Show More Summary

US Postal Service $40bn IPO: Royal Mail 'Sell-Off' Points The Way...Despite Hurdles

An initial public offering (IPO) of the United States Postal Service (USPS) could realize some US$40 billion (c.£25.23bn) despite a number of significant obstacles lying in the way of such a corporate action. But heaven forbid could the Americans learn anything from UK’s privatization of Royal Mail? But I wonder. Following [...]

US Postal Workers Charged With Fraud for Stealing Gifts From Children

Three US Postal Service workers reportedly were charged with mail fraud for creating a scheme allowing them to receive presents intended for underprivileged children under the Operation Santa program.

Watch: DPEEE - “BONU5”

The automobiles used by the United States Postal Service have the steering wheel on the passenger side of the truck so the mail carrier can easily access the mailboxes they stuff dead trees into. Ever thought about when those drivers...Show More Summary

New Ofcom review of regulation of postal services

Ofcom has today announced a fundamental review of the regulation of Royal Mail. The review will ensure regulation remains appropriate and sufficient to secure the universal postal service, given the recent withdrawal by Whistl from the ‘direct delivery’ letters market, which has resulted in Royal Mail no longer being subject to national competition. Ofcom’s review […]

Development Watch: An 85-unit building at 101 Hyde...

An 85-unit building at 101 Hyde Street in the Tenderloin has been approved by Planning despite concerns from some neighborhood residents over the demolition of the existing building, which is used by the United States Postal Service for general delivery....

British Government Raises $1.16 Billion in Sale of Royal Mail Shares

The government sold about half of its remaining stake at 500 pence a share nearly two years after the postal service went public.

Missouri newspaper will use mail carriers instead of newspaper carriers

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Columbia Daily Tribune The Moberly Monitor-Index, a Monday through Friday newspaper in Moberly, Missouri, will switch from newspaper carriers to delivery via the U.S. Postal Service in July. Rudi Keller wrote about the switch for the...Show More Summary

Can USPS find magic again with a new Elvis stamp?

For 22 years, the U.S. Postal Service has been trying to re-create the blockbuster product that brought contemporary subjects to the face of postage stamps and helped the agency’s balance sheet: the Elvis Presley stamp issued in Memphis in January 1993. This summer postal officials are going to try again, dedicating a second stamp at a First-Day-of-Issue […]

Dntel remixes classic Enya tracks into contemporary songs

3 weeks agoArts : The Fox Is Black

If you’re a music nerd you might remember a guy named Jimmy Tamborello. He was one half of your favorite early 2000’s band, The Postal Service, the guy who made all the beats for Ben Gibbard to sing with. The Postal Service was but a brief moment in the life of Tamborello, who also records... Continue reading ?

Bookends: How Would ‘Ulysses’ Be Received Today?

When James Joyce’s novel was first published in 1922, it was banned for obscenity and the U.S. Postal Service burned copies.

Price of a Stamp Going Back Down

The price of a postage stamp will soon go back down from 49 cents, thanks to a US appeals court. The US Postal Service instituted a 3-cent increase —its biggest in 11 years—in January of last year in an emergency measure, arguing that it had lost billions in the...

USPS can’t keep rate increase forever, court rules

The U.S. Postal Service will have to roll back a portion of its largest rate increase in 11 years after a federal court ruled that the higher postage prices in place since January 2014 can’t be permanent. Postal regulators had agreed to a 3-cent emergency postage hike for first-class letters, to 49 cents from 46 […]

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