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Post Office Lets Police Monitor Americans' Mail

Thousands of requests to log the outside of letters are approved each year, per the Washington Post

(Newser) - The Washington Post reports that the US Postal Service allows law enforcement agencies to monitor the mail of Americans—or at least the outside of it—on a fairly regular basis. The postal service has received more than 60,000 such requests since 2015, and it has honored virtually all...

The USPS Wants You to Pay More for Stamps—Again

It hopes to start charging 73 cents per stamp in July

(Newser) - If you've just started to get used to the new cost of a first-class stamp, don't get too comfortable. The US Postal Service said Tuesday that it wants to raise the price again, in what the Wall Street Journal reports would be the fourth increase since the start...

UPS Just Scored a Huge Postal Service Deal

Company will replace FedEX as USPS' main air cargo provider

(Newser) - UPS will become the primary air cargo provider for the United States Postal Service. The Atlanta shipping company said Monday that it had received an air cargo contract from the US Postal Service that significantly expands an existing partnership between the two, the AP reports. UPS will move the majority...

USPS Was Supposed to Break Even by 2023, Instead Lost $6.5B
USPS Was Supposed
to Break Even by 2023,
Instead Lost $6.5B
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USPS Was Supposed to Break Even by 2023, Instead Lost $6.5B

Postmaster general says it won't break even next year, either

(Newser) - The US Postal Service launched a 10-year plan in 2021 that was supposed to see it breaking even by 2023 and turning a profit by 2024. Well, the 2023 fiscal year is over, and USPS just reported it lost $6.5 billion in the 12 months that ended September 30,...

USPS Crackdown on Crime Leads to 600 Arrests

And those mail theft, carrier robbery busts are just since May

(Newser) - Mail carriers don't have to just worry about ornery dogs and slippery sidewalks: They've also got criminals to contend with, and more than you may think. The US Postal Service announced that over the past six months alone, more than 600 arrests have been made tied to mail...

Observant USPS Worker Saves Colorado Woman's Life

Seana Green noticed the mail was piling up at one Durango resident's home

(Newser) - A Colorado woman celebrated her 90th birthday last Thursday, and she likely has a USPS mail carrier to thank for the feat. Fox News reports Seana Green has been delivering mail for roughly 15 years and has made a point to be friendly with the Durango residents whose mail she...

Residents Here Aren't Getting Their Mail, Thanks to a Hawk

USPS says delivery can't resume in Travis Heights area of Austin until aggressive bird stops attacking

(Newser) - Residents in one Texas neighborhood won't be finding mail in their mailboxes for a few weeks, all because of an aggressive hawk who's been harassing the locals. Axios Austin first reported on Friday that the US Postal Service has suspended mail delivery to the Travis Heights section of...

Mail Carrier Credited With Saving Woman in Attack

Christine Cambizaca let woman into her truck and locked the door in Torrington, Connecticut

(Newser) - A postal worker in Torrington, Connecticut, is being hailed as a hero after assisting a woman who was allegedly fleeing from her abusive boyfriend, reports Fox 34. USPS employee Christine Cambizaca says she was delivering mail in a residential area when a bruised, bloodied woman approached begging for help. “...

Postal Worker Killed by Dogs After Truck Breaks Down

61-year-old woman was attacked by 5 dogs in Florida neighborhood

(Newser) - The US Postal Service says it is "deeply saddened" by the death of a postal worker who was attacked by five dogs after her truck broke down in a neighborhood in northern Florida. The Putnam County Sheriff's Office says the 61-year-old woman was attacked by the animals in...

USPS Suspends Deliveries in Neighborhood After Attacks

'Multiple carriers have been subjected to assaults,' USPS says of Santa Monica area

(Newser) - "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night" deters mail carriers, according to the United States Postal Service's unofficial motto—but in Santa Monica, a person with an apparent vendetta against carriers has done what the weather couldn't. The USPS has halted services in one...

After 'Life-Changing Injury' at USPS Facility, Possible Big Fines

Worker has arm amputated after accident at NC mail facility; OSHA finds 'serious safety violations'

(Newser) - A US Postal Service worker lost an arm after an accident involving a machine at a North Carolina mail processing center, and now the agency could face fines of more than $170,000, reports WGHP . Per a release from the US Department of Labor, the mechanic at the USPS' Greensboro...

'Most Significant Overhaul' of USPS Closer to Reality

House OKs bill that will help USPS 'succeed into the 21st century'

(Newser) - Under bipartisan legislation the House approved Tuesday, Congress would lift onerous budget requirements that have helped push the Postal Service deeply into debt and would require it to continue delivering mail six days per week. The election-year bill, coming at a time of widespread complaints about slower mail service, would...

Feds: Mail Carrier Stole Greeting Cards for the Cash

Florida's Miranda Delee Farleigh, 25, allegedly stole 4K pieces of mail, was turned in by parents

(Newser) - Authorities say that a Florida mail carrier accused of stealing 4,000 or so pieces of mail around the holidays was busted by her own parents, and that she sifted through greeting cards to find cash due to her drug addiction. The alleged monthlong scheme carried out by 25-year-old Miranda...

1945 Letter Finally Delivered: 'It's Like He Came Back to Me'

John Gonsalves' widow received letter intended for late husband's mother

(Newser) - A letter sent from a US soldier stationed in Germany to his mother in Massachusetts has been delivered 76 years after it was sent, per the AP . Army Sgt. John Gonsalves, 22 at the time, wrote to his mother in Woburn in December 1945 after the official end of WWII,...

FBI: Gunman Among 3 Dead in USPS Shooting

All were USPS employees

(Newser) - A gunman fatally shot two people and himself Tuesday afternoon at a United States Postal Service facility in Memphis, authorities say. Postal carriers typically depart the East Lamar Carrier Annex in the morning, while other staff members remain to sort mail and perform other tasks. No retail customers are typically...

Cops: Man Blocked Mail Truck, Shot Worker Multiple Times

Suspect Erik Kortz claimed that Louis Vignone had poisoned him

(Newser) - A 58-year-old Pittsburgh-area mail carrier who was looking forward to retirement has become the latest postal worker to be killed in the line of duty. Police and postal inspectors say Erik Kortz blocked Louis Vignone's mail truck with his van in a Collier Township neighborhood before shooting him multiple...

19 States Push Back on USPS' Unpleasant Changes

They, plus DC, are filing a challenge to the agency's budget-cutting plan

(Newser) - The United States Postal Service launched its 10-year plan to cut costs on Oct. 1, including such unpleasant-sounding practices as slowing mail delivery , reducing post office hours, and increasing postage costs. Now, attorneys general in 19 states plus the District of Columbia are fighting back. They've filed an administrative...

Report: USPS Managers Often Cheat Workers Out of Pay

Records show hundreds have been caught changing carriers' time cards

(Newser) - Nancy Campos’ back ached as she loaded more than 100 Amazon packages onto her truck. The 59-year-old grandmother, a mail carrier for the US Postal Service, had worked 13 days in a row without a lunch break, and now she was delivering on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to...

Higher Stamp Prices, Slower Mail on the Way
Your Mail Is About
to Get Slower, Pricier
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Your Mail Is About to Get Slower, Pricier

(Newser) - "Get used to me," Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told Democratic lawmakers who described him as a "Trump holdover" earlier this year. Starting next month, Americans will have to get used to some of the changes he has introduced, including slower mail for a higher price, CBS reports....

Stamp Prices Are Going Up
Stamps Are
Getting Even Pricier

Stamps Are Getting Even Pricier

Cost rises to 58 cents this summer, part of Louis DeJoy's 10-year plan

(Newser) - It might be a good time to stock up on Forever Stamps. Rates are going up at the US Postal Service this summer—a first-class stamp will go up from 55 cents to 58 cents. Some postal service employees will be laid off, too, the Washington Post reports. Postmaster...

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