U.S. Postal Service

ACLU Threatens Action Against Georgia Over Voter Confirmation Notices

"To be perfectly honest, I was pissed," one affected voter said.<p>The American Civil Liberties Union is threatening legal action against Georgia over what it calls “intimidating” letters asking voters to confirm their address. The ACLU says tens of thousands of Georgia voters who moved within the …

Government

Bezos knocks Gates off perch as richest person in the world — for a few hours

Amazon.com founder and Washington Post owner Jeffrey P. Bezos on Thursday briefly became the richest person in the world, displacing Microsoft founder Bill Gates.<p>Bezos’s rise to No. 1 followed a surge in Amazon.com shares Thursday ahead of the online retailer’s earnings report due out later in the …

Amazon

Brooklyn Woman Says She’s Gotten Nothing But Junk Mail For Months

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — A longtime Brooklyn resident wants to get to the bottom of a mail mystery — why does the post office deliver nothing but …

Tips For Photographing The Solar Eclipse

PHILADELPHIA (CNN)–For a few minutes on August 21, everyone in North America will be united in a solitary, awe-inspiring event: A total eclipse of …

Solar Eclipse

Smuggled cobras shipped to U.S. in potato-chip cans

A Monterey Park man was arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle three venomous king cobras hidden in potato-chip cans into the United States, …

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

What Is a ZIP Code?

ZIP Codes, five digit numbers that represent small areas of the United States, were created by the United States Postal Service in 1963 to aid in the …

Maps

US Postal Service Sharks Forever Stamps

Your Gonna Need a Bigger Envelope<p><b>NEWPORT, KY</b> — Don’t worry — these sharks won’t bite. They’re smaller than a clam and flatter than a flounder. The …

Oceans

Lewisville family defends 'mailbox to heaven' after HOA expresses concern

LEWISVILLE -- Behind beautiful North Texas Neighborhoods are HOA’s who keep it that way. In Lewisville’s Chase Oaks neighborhood, the board had …

Dallas

CNN, 'Today' star turn Trump dinner with Putin into a feeding frenzy and other memorable media misses from this week

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Every week the Media Research Center’s Dan Gainor looks at the worst media bias moments of the week.</i><p>Was President Trump’s surprise dinner with Russian President Vladimir Putin “too cozy for comfort?” Only if you work for one of America’s clueless news outlets that forgot both leaders …

R. Kelly

Credit Cards That Cover Cell Phone Loss and Damage

Credit card ancillary benefits are far too often overlooked and forgotten. Trip delay protection, delayed/lost baggage reimbursement, concierge …

Banking

Farewell, MS Paint: A retrospective

I can’t believe they’ve done this. MS Paint is leaving us, after all these years.<p>It won’t be included in the next Windows Update. Windows Autumn/Fall will come and bring an emptiness. There will be no tool for drawing ineptly colored mists or mellow fruitfulnesses. MS Paint will ride no more.<p>This …

Opinion

Reptile Smuggling Sssuspect Busted for King Cobras in Potato Chip Cans!

Three deadly king cobras were illegally shipped into the country under cover of U.S. postage stamps and potato chips.<p>Federal agents arrested a …

Trump and the Republicans just can’t stop running against Hillary Clinton

The national political debate is consumed with allegations of collusion with a foreign government, playing dirty in the election and giving preferential treatment to family and friends.<p>Familiar charges, no doubt, but there is a twist: In each of these cases, President Trump and his allies are …

Elections

World War II relics unearthed in Normandy traced to North Carolina paratrooper

When a stranger using a foreign language began trying to contact Libby Todd and her family last month, her father’s stint overseas in World War II …

Military History

Hints From Heloise: Count it out

<b>Dear Readers:</b> Today’s Sound Off is about salesclerks who don’t know how to count your change.<p><i>Dear Heloise: My wife and I read your column in the Antelope Valley Press in Lancaster, Calif. We have never been disappointed. I personally enjoy the “Sound Off” issues.</i><p><i>One of my pet peeves is watching a</i> …

Plants

How Chris Froome and Team Sky Overwhelmed the Tour de France

PARIS—Hints that Tour de France champion Chris Froome might be human after all seemed to be everywhere this summer. For the first time in his career, he lost the yellow jersey mid-race and had to win it back. He faltered badly in the Pyrenees. And when he crossed the finish line here on Sunday, he …

Cycling

What happened to U.S. dominance at the Tour de France after Lance Armstrong?

Blood doping scandals aren't the only reason Americans haven't been back on the Tour de France podium.<p>On Sunday, as Great Britain’s Chris Froomesips champagne and puts on yet another yellow jersey in Paris, American participants Nathan Brown, Andrew Talansky, and Taylor Phinney will be celebrating …

Cycling

Dismissing the Facts Won’t Save the USPS

Posted: Jul 21, 2017 11:09 AM<p>The U.S. Postal Service is in steep decline. Today, the U.S. Postal Service fails to meet even their own watered-down …

Conservative POV

How to Reduce Frivolous Comments in Federal Proceedings

The Federal Communications Commission recently closed its record on proposed rule changes entitled “Restoring Internet Freedom,” a review of controversial network neutrality rules. The Commission received more than 10.5 million comments on its proposal. It’s time for the Commission and the broader …

Opinion

The Dilemma When Uber or Lyft Outcompetes Public Transit

Should cities regulate? Or just get out of the transportation business and let the market provide better service at lower cost?<p>The brief history of tech-enabled ridesharing is not really a story about transportation, but a story of clashes with regulators. Uber and Lyft versus cities and …

Uber

Walmart tops Fortune Global 500 list: Which are world's top 100 largest companies?

Walmart has been ranked No. 1 on the Fortune Global 500 list for 2017, which is dominated by the US, followed by China and Japan.<p>Fortune magazines' …

Business (India)

Trump's unified agenda

<i>With help from Marianne LeVine and Ian Kullgren</i><p><b>TRUMP’S UNIFIED AGENDA:</b> The Trump administration today will announce plans to streamline apprenticeships and vocational programs as part of its first Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. The Unified Agenda, published by the …

Immigration

Oakland to sell site for affordable housing, businesses

A proposal to transform a once-blighted West Oakland parcel into affordable housing, an urban farm and businesses run by formerly incarcerated people …

Housing

The U.S. Postal Service Is Reinventing Itself (and You Should Pay Attention)

Neither snow nor rain nor heat could stop the U.S. Postal Service. But lack of innovation did. Here's how they're reinventing themselves, and how you can too.<p>The U.S. Postal Service is a juggernaut. If it were a private company, it would rank 39th on the Fortune 500. It delivers almost 5 million …

Good News

USPS financially imploding as new political scandal emerges

The United States Postal Service is under fire Wednesday for allegedly violating the law by allowing its employees to do union-funded activities for Hillary Clinton’s campaign, according to an Office of Special Counsel report obtained by Fox News.<p>The OSC claims the USPS workers’ activities violate …

Business

Postal Service broke law in pushing time off for workers to campaign for Clinton, investigation finds

The U.S. Postal Service engaged in widespread violations of federal law by pressuring managers to approve letter carriers’ taking time off last fall to campaign for Hillary Clinton and other union-backed Democrats, investigators said Wednesday.<p>High-level postal officials had for years granted …

Government

As Trump troubles multiply, Fox News won’t stop talking about Hillary Clinton

As citizens grow worrisome about losing health care, Fox News decides to make Hillary Clinton an important story<p>It’s been more than eight months since the presidential election, but Hillary Clinton is currently featured on the homepage of Fox News.<p>The news outlet, in the middle of news about Russia …

Hillary Clinton

The Funniest Town Name in All 50 States | Mental Floss

You can send your Christmas wish list to Santa Claus, Indiana, or get a refill in Hot Coffee, Mississippi. Whether honoring its founders, a local …

CC BY-SA

Sometimes “Small Data” Is Enough to Create Smart Products

When thinking about practical applications for artificial intelligence in your business, it’s easy to assume that you need vast amounts of data to get started. AI is fueled by data, and so it only makes sense that the more data you have, the smarter your AI gets, right? Not exactly.<p>When it comes to …

Big Data

Breaking: USPS Broke The Law During 2016 Election - New Report

Advertisement - story continues below<p>The United States Postal Service broke the law when it worked hand-in-glove with the postal workers’ union to …

Conservative POV