| Jul 25, 2014
| 6:37 PM
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of two men who grabbed a letter carrier in a chokehold to steal her master key and mail truck key.
Inspectors handed out reward fliers Friday in the...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 1:42 PM
A Los Angeles police sergeant's daughter was sentenced to two years in prison Thursday for trying to cover up a hit-and-run collision that killed a cyclist in Gardena.
Vanessa Marie Yanez's sentencing comes more than a month after she pleaded no contest...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 3:00 AM
When school started at Loyola University Maryland last fall, the administration sent a welcome flier to the mailbox of every student living on campus.
By the end of the year, a third of those fliers were still unread. No one ever checked the boxes....
| Apr 29, 2014
| 2:43 PM
A California House delegation led by Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) is calling on Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe to reject a recent pilot program with Staples to operate retail mail counters at 82 U.S. stores.
The pilot program, announced in...
| 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
| 6:28 AM
As part of our 250th celebration, I'll be posting selected historical cartoons from The Courant's files every Thursday. Today's is a cartoon by Hugh Haynie of the Louisville Courier-Journal. Henry McNulty, who is our informal historic authority on all...
| 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 2, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? We analyzed this weekend's new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the...
| 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 15, 2014
| 7:45 AM
No. 1. I will stop purchasing objects from flea markets, antique fairs and on-line dealers in a thinly disguised quest for my long lost and occasionally misspent youth. I will remind myself that buying a small nearly empty bottle containing six whiffs...
| May 16, 2014
| 9:41 AM
The U.S. Postal Service wants to hear from the public before deciding on a new location for a Davie postal facility.
The proposed relocation is for the Westside station at 11600 W. State Road 84. The reason for the move: the lease on the current 18,840-...