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  • Caught on Camera=> Postal Worker Caught Stealing Trump Signs

    11/07/2016 6:58:11 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    CAUGHT ON CAMERA— A postal worker was caught stealing a Donald Trump yard sign.So now you know where your yard signs are going. Check the mail carrier’s vehicle. @USPS @PostalService you might want to look into this. pic.twitter.com/DRa9WFTwPm — ŞϵŋƫĩŋϵⱢ ƻ.0 (@Sentinel2NO) November 6, 2016
  • Threatening letter sent to Donald Trump's son, Eric

    03/17/2016 11:26:04 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 152 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 18, 2016
    NEW YORK -- The Secret Service, FBI and New York Police Department are investigating what sources tell CBS News is a threatening piece of mail sent to Donald Trump's son, Eric Trump. The mail, sent to Eric Trump at his posh Manhattan residence at 100 Central Park South, also known as Trump Parc East, was opened by his wife Thursday. A source close to the investigation said the letter had a Massachusetts postmark and warned that if Donald Trump doesn't withdraw from the race for the Republican presidential nomination -- paraphrasing -- harm will come to the kids. Investigators in...
  • Swiss Post, Swiss WorldCargo and Matternet start drone tests

    07/08/2015 6:45:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Swiss Post ^ | July 7, 2015
    Swiss Post, Swiss WorldCargo and Matternet are jointly testing the commercial use of logistics drones. The three companies are investigating specific uses of drone technology and examining the cost-effectiveness of these business ideas. They will be carrying out drone tests in July 2015 for this purpose. The widespread use of drones is not expected within the next five years. The focus is primarily on their use in exceptional cases or the transport of special items. In spring 2015, Swiss Post, Swiss WorldCargo (the air freight division of Swiss International Air Lines) and Matternet (a logistics drone manufacturer based in California)...
  • Former U.S. Postal Worker Who Says He Got Lazy Sentenced to Probation, Fine

    01/22/2015 12:24:20 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    The Register-Guard ^ | Jan. 22, 2015 | Jack Moran
    Former U.S. postal worker who says he got lazy sentenced Its long been said that mail carriers deliver through snow, rain, heat and gloom of night. Maybe thats because if they fail to do the job right, they could end up charged with a federal crime. A now-former U.S. Postal Service worker from Eugene learned that the hard way after police recovered nearly 1,000 pieces of undelivered mail from two bins on his front porch in July. The bins contained primarily merchant advertisements (or junk mail), but included 27 voter ballots from Mays primary election and more than 200 items...
  • Postal Service confirms security breach, Chinese government hackers reportedly suspected

    11/10/2014 9:48:27 AM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 10, 2014 | Staff
    Chinese government operatives reportedly are suspected of hacking the U.S. Postal Service, in a security breach that may have compromised personal information for more than 800,000 workers. The breach was announced Monday, as President Obama arrived in Beijing. The Postal Service confirmed the incident in a written statement, saying personal information that may have been obtained in the attack includes employees' names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, addresses, emergency contacts and other information. The agency said customers at local post offices or those using its website, usps.com, were not affected. However, people who used its call center may have...
  • Mail carrier investigated over allegations of dumping GOP political mailers (WI)

    11/03/2014 6:01:05 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    MADISON, Wis. Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night may keep postal carriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. But partisan politics, now that may be another matter altogether. An investigation has been launched into a Neenah postal carrier who allegedly dumped into a recycling bin hundreds of political advertisement mailers from the campaign of Mike Rorhkaste, Republican candidate for Wisconsins 55th Assembly District, Rorhkaste tells Wisconsin Reporter. Neenah Postmaster Brian Smoot, who was alerted to the incident on Thursday, confirmed there is an ongoing investigation into the matter, and referred Wisconsin Reporter to...
  • Agent: Postal worker who dumped GOP mailers not politically motivated, just lazy

    11/03/2014 12:34:13 PM PST · by bigbob · 60 replies
    Wisconsin reporter ^ | 11-3-14 | M.D. Kittle
    The Neenah mail carrier who dumped hundreds of GOP political mailers in an apartment complex Dumpster wasnt politically motivated; the postal worker just didnt feel like delivering the stacks of campaign advertisements, according to preliminary findings from the U.S. Postal Service Office of the Inspector General. Based upon our investigation, this was nothing done toward a specific candidate or party. It looks like it was a decision made by the carrier, and it was not a good decision, to not deliver the campaign advertisements, Robert Rukes, special agent with the inspector generals office in Chicago, told Wisconsin Reporter Monday. A...
  • Catonsville postman accused in theft of 20K pieces of mail

    06/02/2014 2:25:16 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 6-2-14 | Ian Duncan and Brandi Bottalico
    A Catonsville letter carrier who worked for the postal service for more than two decades stole more than 20,000 pieces of mail, according to federal authorities. Jeffrey L. Shipley is accused of pilfering checks and money orders. He is accused of filching passports and prescription medication. He is accused of pilfering credit cards and Mother's Day cards. He is even accused of stealing furniture from the United States Postal Service. Shipley was charged in federal court last week with one count each of mail theft and delaying the mail. Neither Shipley nor his attorney could immediately be reached for comment...
  • US Postal Service loses $1.9 billion in last quarter

    05/11/2014 2:55:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    PressTV ^ | 5/10/14
    The US Postal Service announced Friday that it lost $1.9 billion over its most recent quarter, despite bringing in more revenue during that three-month span. The red ink means the cash-strapped agency has now lost money in 20 of the last 22 quarters. In all, the agency lost some $2.2 billion in the first six months of fiscal 2014, through March 31. Postal officials again cited the losses to press lawmakers to enact a comprehensive overhaul of the agency, which has now lost more than $23 billion over the last two and a half years.
  • Feds: USPS worker takes disability, goes fishing ( Alaska )

    04/19/2014 10:06:55 AM PDT · by cutty · 32 replies
    A former U.S. Postal Service employee in Anchorage was arraigned Friday on charges he accepted at least $334,000 in disability and worker's comp payments while he spent his summers fishing. The U.S. attorney's office says in a Friday release that 56-year-old Amacio Zamora Agcaoili Jr. was indicted by a federal grand jury on 18 counts, including theft of government funds. Assistant U.S. Attorney Yvonne Lamoureux also claims Agcaoli lied about not working when he was paid for preparing tax returns and immigration paperwork. Authorities also claim he failed to tell the Social Security Administration about his worker's comp payments, to...
  • Post Office Latest Federal Agency to Ask for Ammunition

    02/15/2014 8:16:23 AM PST · by detective · 34 replies
    The New American ^ | 2/13/2014 | Joe Wolverton
    The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has posted a request to purchase assorted small arms ammunition, reports political analyst Michael Lotfi. The solicitation by the USPS was posted on FBO.gov, the federal governments federal business opportunities website. The process is now underway to arrange for the purchase of guns and ammo for some undisclosed use by the post office. As Lotfi points out, it is curious that the postal service can afford to arm itself given their precarious financial position: The USPS has been posting $1-5 billion quarterly losses for years. In fiscal year (FY) 2012 alone the USPS lost a...
  • Delivery mishap lands Obama daughters' photo book at Wadsworth home

    01/02/2014 6:44:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    ABC ^ | 1/2/14
    A present from Sasha and Malia Obama ended up at a suburban Chicago woman's home by mistake. Alane Church livesin farnorth suburban Wadsworth. She was expecting a Christmas package, but it was delayedbecauseof damages. When it finally arrived Wednesday morning, there was a second package inside that wasn't hers.
  • Postal Service Considers Cutting Into Alcohol Shipping Business

    <p>Private carriers have been shipping alcohol for decades, but the postal service is prevented by law from engaging in the same business.</p> <p>On Thursday, Postmaster General Patrick Donahue said he hopes the agency can deliver alcoholic beverages and thereby raise $50 million a year.</p>
  • Issa reaches out to Democrats on postal reform (Good News for USPS Survival?)

    06/21/2013 7:51:53 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/20/13 | Bernie Becker
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is reaching out across the aisle for suggestions on his new discussion draft to revamp the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Issa released the discussion draft last week, in an attempt to broaden the support for his efforts at postal reform. And in a "Dear Colleague" letter aimed at Democrats, the California Republican says that while the challenges are great, I strongly believe that the Postal Service is a government institution worth saving. While we may not agree on every issue in how to save the Postal Service, I do believe that we all...
  • Post Office Hell a Preview of Obamacare

    06/11/2013 10:23:47 PM PDT · by publius321 · 6 replies
    Post office a preview of Obamacare hell to come... (video)
  • Saturday mail service saved, for now, USPS says

    04/10/2013 9:01:26 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 31 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4/10/13 | Patrick Rizzo
    The United States Postal Service said Wednesday that it would delay its plan to cease delivery of first-class mail on Saturdays, rescuing for now a service that it says is costly but that many Americans rely on. The USPS said in a statement that restrictive language in Congress' continuing resolution to fund government operations has forced it to postpone the move until "legislation is passed that provides the Postal Service with the authority to implement a financially appropriate and responsible delivery schedule." The USPS said that while it is disappointed, it will follow the law but will continue to support...
  • Broke U.S. Postal Service paying $2M for conference, golf, party

    03/18/2013 2:55:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 78 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/19/13 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Four hundred U.S. Postal Service executives are heading to San Francisco next month for workshops, meetings and a dance party. And a golf tournament. And a dinner event. Thats according to a report by KTVU, which found 400 USPS staffers, including the postmaster general, are set to attend the four-day National Postal Forum in March at the Moscone Center in California. The trip is expected to cost the flailing agency which is pushing to stop Saturday letter delivery due to revenue issues more than $2 million, KTVU reports. An estimated $220,000 is going to spent on exhibit...
  • Cummings: Postal Service cuts would hurt minority groups, single mothers

    02/09/2013 7:13:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/09/13 | Cameron Joseph
    The U.S. Postal Service's decision to eliminate Saturday delivery could disproportionally hurt minority groups, according to Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking member on the House Oversight Committee. "You're talking about just this reduction from six days to five days will cut anywhere from 25,000 to 30,000 employees. And with regard to Asian, African-Americans, and Hispanics, they comprise about 40 percent of the Postal Service employees," Cummings told Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC Friday night. "So it's logical to believe if they were to lose that 30,000 jobs, easily 40 percent of them would be African-Americans, Hispanics, and Asian-Americans." Cummings...
  • Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in bid to cut costs

    02/06/2013 5:10:29 AM PST · by Doogle · 84 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | AP via FOX
    The U.S. Postal Service will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to deliver packages six days a week under a plan aimed at saving about $2 billion, the financially struggling agency says. In an announcement scheduled for later Wednesday, the service is expected to say the Saturday mail cutback would begin in August. The move accentuates one of the agency's strong points -- package delivery has increased by 14 percent since 2010, officials say, while the delivery of letters and other mail has declined with the increasing use of email and other Internet use.
  • Postal Service says its immune from local traffic laws

    02/01/2013 8:15:05 PM PST · by virgil283 · 6 replies
    "government lawyers attempt to get dismissed nearly $700 in traffic tickets given to the U.S. Postal Service is being met with a hearty and humorous, no. In a Jan. 22 letter sent to both the city of East Cleveland, Ohio, and the company that operates the city's photo-enforcement program, Postal Service attorney says two school-zone speeding citations and five red-light infractions by postal trucks in December should be ignored. In providing mail service across the country, the Postal Service attempts to work within local and state laws and regulations, when feasible, wrote Breslin, after reminding To Whom It May Concern...