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A former U.S. Postal Service official has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for accepting bribes to help a Maryland company contracts.
The new spending bill passed by Congress on Thursday continues the requirement for six-day mail delivery. But that hasn't ended debate over whether the Postal Service should and can end Saturday delivery.
The move follows recent concern over lithium batteries found in tablets, smartphones and other electronic devices, that some international trade agencies believe could explode while aboard a plane. Companies that make these products currently charge extra for precautionary measures while shipping, mitigating the risk of an explosion, FastCompany.com reports.
The National Association of Letter Carriers begins its 20th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive on Saturday, harnessing the reach of letter carriers to collect non-perishable food, including pet food, to combat what the association president considers "staggering" needs in 2012.
Expect Post Office parking lots and lines for stamps to jammed until late Thursday afternoon.
The United State Postal Service will be issuing a stamp commemorating the upcoming 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, according to a press release from the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau