| Feb 17, 2014
| 10:23 AM
A bomb squad called in to investigate a loud ticking sound emanating from a U.S. Postal Service mailbox in Westlake did not find any explosives Monday, instead finding a more obvious explanation -- a clock.
Authorities were called just before 7 a.m....
| Feb 19, 2014
| 11:31 AM
Despite the old adage about the conditions in which U.S. Postal Service mail carriers will work, Thursday's snowstorm has disrupted delivery into this week.
USPS said in a press release posted to its website last week that some mail service in the...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:55 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — The independent watchdog for the U.S. Postal Service has raised new concerns about an exclusive contract with real estate giant CBRE Group Inc. to handle leases and sales of postal properties nationwide, saying the arrangement...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 8:38 PM
A former congressional aide facing federal child pornography charges was found dead at his Sykesville family's home in an apparent suicide, Carroll County sheriff's officials said Friday.
Jesse Ryan Loskarn, 35, former chief of staff to Republican Sen....
| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:14 PM
The Glenoaks Post Office closed its doors last month and its two employees were reassigned to nearby branches after more than two years of hand-wringing by residents.
The move will reportedly save the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service $740,270 in...
| 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...
| 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 19, 2013
Stressing out about a last-minute gift idea for the Trekkie, Time Lord or Jedi Padawan in your life? Look no […]...
| Nov 20, 2013
For those of us who don't receive our letters via owls, the United States Postal Service is releasing “Harry Potter”-themed […]...
| Nov 28, 2013
You don't have to take your broom to Diagon Alley, cross the Bifrost, traverse the Misty Mountains or steal a […]...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:20 PM
One of the first things that caught my eye as we drove along Michigan Avenue in Marshall, Mich., was the Rexall Drugs sign, resplendent in blue, orange and white. I couldn't remember having seen one for about, oh, 40 years.
The next was the nature of...