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Chinese drug traffickers love the US Postal Service

4 days agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

Tom Ridge, the former Homeland Security secretary and Pennsylvania governor, argues that the country’s growing drug problem can’t be cured until the US closes loopholes in the postal system that allow illegal and deadly synthetic drugs to be shipped — undetected — through the regular mail. “[Drug dealers] are sending drugs through the domestic postal...

Postal Service offers a look at your mail before it arrives

Want to know what mail you’re supposed to get any day of the week?        

USPS lets you check your mail before you open the mailbox

The U.S. Postal Service is rolling out a new service called Informed Delivery that lets customers see their mail before it arrives. It's now expanded beyond New York City. Video provided by Newsy        

5 tips for folks submitting their tax returns by snail mail

The U.S. Postal Service has evolved since the days when Texas Panhandle residents depended on mule mail. That's a good thing, since millions of taxpayers still insist on using today's postal system to send their annual tax returns to the Internal Revenue Service. Show More Summary

Why Stamp Collectors Hated the 1972 Stamp Designed Just for Them

The early 1970s were a boom time for postage stamps. The U.S. Postal Service, which had reorganized itself at the beginning of the decade, cranked up production and was releasing ever more—and ever more interesting—designs. "Larger stamps, with more color, and many varieties of novelty, seem to be the order of the day," wrote Boys Life in 1972. Show More Summary

Postal Service to offer new way to see what's heading to you

Coming soon to an email inbox near you: a picture of what's headed to your mailbox from the United States Postal Service

Yelp is Now Using Robots to Deliver Food in San Francisco

The brave new automated world of delivery is upon us. After seeing loads of trial runs from the likes of Chipotle, Domino’s, Amazon, and even the French postal service, serious big city robot delivery programs are getting underway. As...Show More Summary

For National Dog Bite Prevention Week, Your Postman Wants You to Pass this Quiz

This week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week and of course, the US  Postal Service cares a lot about this week! There’s that nagging narrative of the dog chasing the mail man but it is a real thing. So to help educate home owners about how to prevent their dogs from biting others, the Postal... Read More »

These 6 USPS Stamps Are A Mouthwatering Tribute To Latino Cuisine

The United States Postal Service’s new Forever Stamps are almost delicious-looking enough to lick. The six delicioso stamps are a tribute to Latino cuisine and feature the staples tamales, flan, sancocho, empanadas, chile relleno and ceviche. Show More Summary

These 6 USPS Stamps Are A Mouthwatering Tribute To Latino Cuisine

The United States Postal Service’s new Forever Stamps are almost delicious-looking enough to lick. The six delicioso stamps are a tribute to Latino cuisine and feature the staples tamales, flan, sancocho, empanadas, chile relleno and ceviche. Show More Summary

USPS agrees to $49 million settlement after having long ‘dawdled’ in payments to beneficaries

It’s bad enough for family members when a loved one dies. Getting cheated by Uncle Sam afterward makes it worse. He did that in cases involving more than 2,000 beneficiaries who didn’t get the full benefit of U.S. Postal Service life insurance policies. After waging a losing fight, the Postal Service surrendered, agreeing to a […]

Postal Service Suspended In Swedish "No-Go" Zone Because It's "Not Safe"

Last night we noted that, rather than help police arresting a suspect in Friday's horrendous terrorist attack in Stockholm, migrant residents of the suburb of Rinkeby apparently decided instead to pelt the arresting officers with rocks. Show More Summary

Online Sales Blamed for Increase in Dog Attacks on Mail Carriers

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It’s a cartoon cliche that’s a cliche for a reason. Mail carriers really do live in fear of Fido. And now that Americans are increasingly doing their shopping online, the beleaguered members of the U.S. Postal Service have been getting bitten by dogs more often. They’ve even built an app to help avoid the canines that… Read more...

California city tops list of dog attacks on mail carriers

The number of U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employees attacked by dogs last year spiked to 6,755 – nearly 200 more attacks than reported in 2015. Seven California cities made the list, with Los Angeles at the top with 80 attacks. Sacramento, Oakland, and San Jose also cracked the top 30.

Postal Service Reports Increase In Dog Attacks On Letter Carriers

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

The USPS said its employees were bitten in 6,755 attacks in 2016, and Los Angeles topped the list, with 80. The postal service also released safety tips.

Dog Attacks on Mail Carriers on the Rise: What Pet Parents Can Do

The number of postal employees attacked by dogs across the country is on the rise, according to statistics released by the U.S. Postal Service in April 2017. Dog attacks on postal employees reached 6,755 in 2016—more than 200 higher than the year before, the postal service announced in a press release. Show More Summary

Dog attacks of U.S. postal workers highest in three decades

The Postal Service released figures Thursday as part of National Dog Bite Prevention Week, which begins Sunday. Continue reading ? The post Dog attacks of U.S. postal workers highest in three decades appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

This postal service is delivering KFC, because there's not enough mail now

With the numbers of letters being sent each year plunging, it's no surprise postal services are turning to other, more creative revenue sources. The enterprising New Zealand Post, for one, are turning to fried chicken deliveries. InShow More Summary

Inside the US Postal Service's Investigation into the DC Madam

3 weeks agoNews : Vice News

Revisiting one of the biggest scandals to rock Washington, DC.

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