- Whole Foods plans new chain to court millennials Updated: May-06-15 7:08 pm
NEW YORK - Whole Foods is planning to open a new chain of stores that courts millennials with lower prices as it faces intensifying competition as a purveyor of organic and natural products.
- Jesse Jackson keeps pressure on Silicon Valley to diversify Updated: May-06-15 5:31 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Jesse Jackson renewed his call Wednesday for the technology industry to make workforce diversity as high a priority as product innovation.
- Among Hispanics, Puerto Ricans seem to have worst health Updated: May-05-15 2:20 pm
NEW YORK - Among Hispanic groups in the United States, Puerto Ricans appear to have the worst health, according to a government report released Tuesday.
- Indiana set to start grant program to reduce infant deaths Updated: May-05-15 3:49 am
INDIANAPOLIS - A new state grant program aimed at trying to reduce Indiana's infant mortality rate is set to start this summer.
- California population grows about 1 percent to 38.7 million Updated: May-01-15 4:01 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California grew modestly last year to 38.7 million people, with San Diego and San Jose experiencing the largest gains among major cities, state demographers announced Friday.
- A year on, 'model' camp for Syrian refugees has mixed record Updated: May-01-15 3:47 am
AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan - A year after opening, a camp in Jordan billed as an improved model for sheltering Syrian refugees has a mixed record: Azraq offers safety and a sense of order, with its close to 10,000 prefab shelters arranged in tidy rows, but refugees say life is tough because of lack of electricity, jobs and freedom of movement.
- Minnesota infant deaths reflect racial gap Updated: Apr-30-15 3:29 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A new report from Minnesota health officials says babies born to black mothers are more than twice as likely to die in infancy as children born to white mothers, giving the state one of the widest infant mortality gaps in the nation.
- $100 million for a home? Luxury buyers reach a new threshold Updated: Apr-30-15 2:54 pm
WASHINGTON - The poshest of luxury homes are acquiring the cachet of a masterwork by Picasso or Matisse.
- Harvard study: Millennials believe US justice system unfair Updated: Apr-29-15 11:34 am
BOSTON - A Harvard University survey released Wednesday found that nearly one in two millennials believe America's criminal justice system is unfair and few believe protests triggered by the killings of black men at the hands of police will make a significant difference.
- Fatal opioid overdose rate higher than US average in RI Updated: Apr-29-15 1:37 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Officials say nearly 240 people fatally overdosed last year in Rhode Island and more than 90 percent of those involved opioids.
- Germany's population seen shrinking by a tenth by 2060 Updated: Apr-28-15 5:58 am
BERLIN - Germany's Federal Statistical Office says it expects the country's population to shrink by a tenth or even more by 2060 as deaths outpace births.
- Prescription drug deaths in Texas vastly undercounted Updated: Apr-26-15 1:43 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Prescription drug deaths in Texas have been widely undercounted even as officials try to crack down on overprescribing and prescription drug-dealing.
- Clarification: Backyard Gun Ranges story Updated: Apr-24-15 1:16 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - In a story April 23 about lawmakers considering a ban on most backyard gun ranges, The Associated Press reported that such ranges would be banned in residential areas with a density of one home per acre or more. The ban would apply in residential areas with a density of one home or more per acre.
- Annual survey shows drop in homeless population Updated: Apr-23-15 3:19 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The latest count of homeless individuals in New Hampshire shows a slight drop compared to last year.
- Planned Middle East-North Africa census category progresses Updated: Apr-22-15 6:56 pm
DETROIT - A proposal to allow those of Middle Eastern and North American descent to identify as such on the next 10-year census has cleared another hurdle.
- The Latest: UN rights chief wants new EU line on migration Updated: Apr-20-15 11:14 am
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- Arizona census update could lead to revenue for cities Updated: Apr-18-15 6:04 pm
PHOENIX - Several Arizona cities are pursuing a mid-decade census to update their population counts, and more than $1 billion a year in state money is at stake.
- Prosecutors in Md. charge man in Census Bureau guard's death Updated: Apr-17-15 9:08 pm
A man accused of killing a U.S. Census Bureau guard during a crime spree in and around the Washington, D.C., area has been charged with murder and other federal offenses, prosecutors said.
- EXCHANGE: As boomers retire, demand for welders grows Updated: Apr-17-15 8:35 am
JOLIET, Illinois - Plainfield resident Ryan Kocka enjoys fabricating scrap metal as practice at a local trade school, knowing it will give him the skills needed for a high-demand industry.
- Analyst: Demographic, industry problems weigh on casinos Updated: Apr-16-15 3:59 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Demographic and industry problems are weighing on casinos struggling to draw visitors and increase revenue, an industry analyst said Thursday.
- NYC Mayor: Clearing court backlog will shrink jail census Updated: Apr-14-15 4:22 pm
NEW YORK - Fixing bureaucratic backlogs in the courts will reduce the number of people locked up in the troubled Rikers Island jail complex, city and state officials said Tuesday.
- Funeral set for Census Bureau guard killed in crime spree Updated: Apr-13-15 3:22 pm
WASHINGTON - A Census Bureau guard killed in a crime spree last week will be laid to rest Friday.
- Census estimates show fewer residents in 2 Illinois counties Updated: Apr-12-15 12:08 pm
BELLEVILLE, Illinois - New estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show Madison and St. Clair counties in southern Illinois are shrinking in population.
- Old candidates, young voters and the future of Philadelphia Updated: Apr-12-15 11:49 am
PHILADELPHIA - The oldest of the half-dozen Democrats angling to be Philadelphia's next mayor danced into a recent youth summit to the bass-thumping beat of 50 Cent's hip-hop classic "In da Club."
- Nebraska communities work to keep rural grocery stores open Updated: Apr-12-15 11:11 am
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska - Across Nebraska, surrounded by crops and cattle, it's hard to believe that many people are living without easy access to food sources.