A.M. UPDATE: Post Office ends Saturday delivery, Cat gets in on Monopoly
POST OFFICES ENDS SATURDAY DELIVERY
The end of an era at the post office may be near. Starting in August, The U.S. Postal Service will end Saturday home delivery of letters and other first-class mail, but will still deliver packages. The Post Master General made the announcement this morning. The postal service lost $16 billion dollars last year. They have already slashed hours and trimmed its workforce by 35 percent.
MONOPOLY ADDS CAT TO GAME PIECE
The scottie dog has a new nemesis in Monopoly! Fans voted in an online contest to add a cat token to the property trading game, replacing the iron, toy maker Hasbro announced this morning. The results were announced after the shoe, wheelbarrow and iron were neck and neck in the final hours of voting that sparked passionate efforts by fans to save their favorite tokens and businesses eager to capitalize on publicity surrounding pieces that represent their products. The vote on Facebook closed just before midnight Tuesday, marking the first time fans have had a say on which of the eight tokens to add and which one to toss.
BACHELOR EXPLAINS ROSES
You may have been among the loyal viewers of The Bachelor TV show who were shocked that Sean sent Selma home last night. Selma seemed to have been one of his favorites in earlier rounds, but People.com this morning published Sean's blog, which reveals his reasons for keeping the needy Tierra over the sultry Selma. Sean wrote that it bothered him that Selma didn't even consider jumping in to a frozen lake along with everyone else. He wrote that he didn't like that inflexible attitude, and that it didn't bode well for a marriage where people work together and compromise. And now you know.
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