| May 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Sometimes doctrines just vanish, once they appear as naked as the proverbial emperor in his new clothes.
Something like that seems now to be happening with affirmative action. Despite all the justifications for its continuance, polling shows the public...
| May 1, 2014
| 10:09 AM
The U.S. Postal Service has signed a lease that will keep the post office in downtown Columbia in its current spot for five more years, a USPS spokeswoman said Thursday.
The post office is on the ground floor of the American City Building, which...
| May 1, 2014
| 1:56 PM
A newly released email has again put President Obama and his senior aides on the defensive for their response to the 2012 attack that killed four Americans at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.
Ben Rhodes, Obama’s deputy national...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:42 AM
If you are among America's 68 million people who can't, won't or just don't do business with private banks, the post office wants you.
Recognizing a need for affordable banking services among the nation's lower-income consumers, the U.S. Postal...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 1:00 PM
The Newport Beach Bay Station Post Office is seeking a change of address.
Located on Riverside Drive near West Coast Highway, the post office loses its lease Nov. 9, and the landlord has declined to negotiate a new one, U.S. Postal Service officials...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 5:09 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation has issued a report to Congress that criticizes the U.S. Postal Service's disposal of historic properties and calls for suspension of all sales until a host of recommendations are implemented....
| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:38 AM
During the next few years the U.S. Postal Service will be releasing several pop culture-related stamps featuring icons like John Lennon, Steve Jobs and even Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Washington Post is reporting.
None of the stamp designs have...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:57 AM
In recent years, mail carriers have had fewer and fewer letters to deliver. Demand has dropped so much that the U.S. Postal Service, which lost $5 billion in the 2013 fiscal year, tried to get Congress' approval to stop Saturday letter deliveries.
| Dec 16, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Fewer than 10 days remain until Christmas, and retailers are trying to make the most of the holiday crunch time by luring online shoppers with free delivery offers.
Wednesday is Free Shipping Day, a last-minute consumption craze initiated in 2008 by...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 2:32 PM
A dose of polar cold kept some Chicago-area letter carriers from completing their appointed rounds last week, but the mail was back on schedule this week, a U.S. Postal Service spokesman said.
Heavy snows followed by subzero temperatures Jan. 6 and 7...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 9:42 AM
California leaders from a national postal workers' union are criticizing a Staples pilot program that has installed dozens of small post offices in the office-supply stores.
American Postal Workers Union leaders said that opening retail units staffed...