Beset by a massive budget deficit, reduced volume of mail, and rising health-care costs, the US Postal Service has proposed raising postage rates again in 2011.
Star of 'African Queen' and 'On Golden Pond,' the late actress Katharine Hepburn is honored with her likeness on a US postage stamp.
As it adapts to a reduction in mail volume, the Postal Service needs to meet customers where they already shop, says Postmaster General John Potter.
The US postmaster general seeks big changes to the way the US Postal Service operates, including ending Saturday mail delivery. The USPS, grappling with the effects of the recession and the rise of e-mail and online bill paying, could lose up to $7 billion in 2010.
USPS aims to protect privacy of needy Letters to Santa writers, after an incident last year in which a registered sex offender obtained the address of a child. Charities scramble to adjust.