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A Road to Progress Paved by a Woman Who Wouldn't Take 'No' for an Answer

Letitia James | Posted 04.09.2014 | New York
Letitia James

Shirley Chisholm was a woman who never took "no" for an answer. And just as importantly, she was a principled woman who could find common ground even with people who were diametrically opposed to her.

Police: Postal Worker Shot To Death While Delivering Mail

AP | Posted 11.25.2013 | Crime

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Police say a postal worker has been shot to death while delivering mail about 10 miles from the nation's capital. Police said ...

WATCH: This May Be The Laziest Delivery Driver Ever

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.09.2013 | Business

This appears to be the laziest USPS driver ever. Instead of walking down the sidewalk at this home, our driver opts to drive her car across the law...

Postal Service Defaults On Another Huge Bill

Reuters | Posted 11.30.2013 | Business

By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) - The U.S. Postal Service on Monday defaulted yet again on a prepayment for the healt...

Postal Rate Hike Proposal Faces Scrutiny

Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW MIGA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Postal Service's proposal to raise the price of mailing a letter to 49 cents is sure to fac...

Postal Service May Need Emergency Rate Hike

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said Thursday his agency is in "the midst of a financial disaster" and may need an emergency inc...

Postal Service Had Huge Loss

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Postal Service has trimmed its losses to $740 million over the last three months by consolidating processing facilities, cuttin...

Postal Service Problems: Senators Offer Plan To Save Cash-Strapped USPS

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Saturday mail delivery would be ended in a year and the Postal Service could start shipping alcoholic beverages under a plan offere...

Did Government Benefit From Armstrong Despite Cheating?

AP | JIM VERTUNO | Posted 05.02.2013 | Sports

AUSTIN, Texas -- Lance Armstrong is facing the federal government in a legal fight with tens of millions of dollars at stake, and a loss could bankrup...

Saturday Mail Cutback Still Being Debated

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The new spending bill passed by Congress on Thursday appears to continue the requirement for six-day mail delivery, but some lawmakers a...

WATCH: Mail Carrier Survives Vicious Attack

Posted 02.06.2013 | Miami

A postal worker is recovering Wednesday after a vicious mauling in Miami Gardens. 55-year-old mail carrier Emogene Powell was delivering mail into ...

Postal Service Looks To New Congress For Rescue

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress that expired this week might have steered the nation away from the ...

The Post Office and the Dollar Store: A Common Sense Holiday Tale

Russell C. Smith | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Russell C. Smith

Some lawmakers and people in big media have promoted the notion that since the U.S. Post Office is losing money, it must be privatized.

The Postal Service Should Go... Now

Eli Lehrer | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

Useless is a strong word but, quite fairly, it can and does apply to the U.S. Postal Service.

A Reality Check on Postal Service Finances

Ron Bloom | Posted 09.30.2012 | Business
Ron Bloom

Sacrifices will be required of the Postal Service, but hacking away at its core strength will not solve the problem. Instead, it would tear down a network that has taken more than two centuries to build. Americans should demand better.

More Junk Mail? It's On Its Way

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.20.2012 | Business

Imagine a world without junk mail. Now stop, because the one real one is about to have a lot more of it. The United States Postal Service is cuttin...

A USPS Cover-Up? Sickening Package Mystery Heats Up

AP | Posted 05.13.2012 | Miami

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A postal worker says a mysterious leaking package from Yemen has left him seriously ill, but the U.S. Postal Service denies the packa...

Post Offices To Disappear In One State

AP | JEFF KAROUB | Posted 05.18.2012 | Business

DETROIT (AP) — An ailing U.S. Postal Service is preparing to close and consolidate processing facilities across Michigan, from its capital city to a...

Occupy The Post Office?

Pamela Powers Hannley | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics
Pamela Powers Hannley

As more than 500 Tucsonans listened to a presentation by USPS rep Brian McCoy this week and waited to voice their opinions at the open mike, protesters from Jobs with Justice, Occupy Tucson, and the local postal workers' union chanted, waived signs, and signed petitions outside...USPS proposes to cut the number of facilities from 487 to 252 and reduce the workforce through lay-offs and attrition

Fixing the United States Postal Service

Gabe Zichermann | Posted 02.17.2012 | Technology
Gabe Zichermann

The USPS has tremendous potential to innovate itself out of the hole it's in. Why oversee the demise of postal delivery when you can reinvent the organization for the future?

Metro Detroit Post Offices Slated For Closure

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.13.2011 | Detroit

Wyandotte's Post Office has become the latest casualty of cuts to the nation's postal service. The office which has operated since 1855, is scheduled ...

Nate C. Hindman

Business Owners Brace For Massive USPS Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 12.09.2011 | Small Business

"Grandma may soon have to get in the car and drive 100 miles for her medicine," worried Bill Snodgrass, the owner of a USave Pharmacy in a small Nebra...

Matt Sledge

Santa's Elf At The Postal Service Confronts His Biggest Challenge Yet, The Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.09.2011 | Impact

NEW YORK -- Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Recession. Santa's got a new reindeer to wrangle, and it's sending hundr...

Worker Goes Postal In Mail Room

AP | PHILLIP RAWLS and JEFF MARTIN | Posted 02.01.2012 | Crime

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A 29-year-old postal employee was charged with two counts of attempted murder Friday after authorities said he used two guns ...

W.Va. Post Office Evacuation Blamed On Malfunctioning Light Bulb

AP | Posted 01.04.2012 | DC

RANSON, W.Va. -- A reported exploding package and spray of white powder that sent emergency units rushing to a small-town post office turned out to be...