| 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....
| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Veteran mailman Jeffrey L. Shipley turned his apartment into a repository of pilfered postage, authorities say, as he took letters, magazines, Netflix videos and even a Mother's Day card from the homes on his route.
Shipley, who worked at a Postal...
| May 16, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Houston has jumped to the No. 1 most dangerous city in the nation when it comes to dogs biting postal workers.
Last year, dogs attacked 5,581 postal employees. Houston wrested the top spot from Los Angeles, which fell to No. 2 in the latest standings....
| May 16, 2014
| 9:43 AM
Working as a U.S. postal worker can be risky, especially in Los Angeles, where dog attacks rank second highest in the nation, according to a report out this week.
Houston only slightly beat out Los Angeles for the top spot on a list complied by the U.S....
| 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.
| Jul 5, 2014
A change-of-address form at the local post office and missing mail left a Groton woman wondering, "Is It Just Me?" (She must have known that no question is too small for The Bottom Line.)
Q: "I moved from an old house in Old Lyme to a condo in Groton...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 12:32 PM
WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth wants to end a congressional perk: “franked” mail.
The “franking” privilege lets lawmakers send mail to constituents with their signatures in the place of postage stamps, though the cost...
| Dec 19, 2013
Stressing out about a last-minute gift idea for the Trekkie, Time Lord or Jedi Padawan in your life? Look no […]...