- New Orleans sheriff ships out inmates to cut jail violence Updated: May-04-16 7:19 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The sheriff who runs New Orleans' troubled jail says he's transferring hundreds of inmates to other jurisdictions.
- Michigan Senate passes budget plan with 2 prison closures Updated: May-04-16 7:09 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Senate approved a near-$55 billion spending plan Wednesday that would close two of the state's 32 prisons and move inmates to a privately-owned facility, moves that are at odds with the House and Gov. Rick Snyder.
- Global gender gap in politics wide, women legislators say Updated: May-04-16 2:07 pm
AMMAN, Jordan - Encouraging women to enter local politics, setting quotas in parliaments and pushing legislation on gender equality help narrow gender gaps in politics, participants at a conference of women lawmakers said Wednesday.
- Deal signs legislation adding 2 Supreme Court members Updated: May-03-16 8:12 pm
ATLANTA - Georgia's Supreme Court will expand by two members, both appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal.
- Fewer humpback whales migrated to Hawaii this year Updated: May-03-16 9:21 am
HONOLULU - The number of whales that made the annual migration to Hawaiian waters this past winter appears to be at its lowest level in five years, according to officials with the Hawaiian Island Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.
- Wildfires cause dip in new California housing units Updated: May-02-16 7:14 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The number of new housing units in California declined last year for the first time since the start of the economic recovery, due mostly to wildfires that scorched more than 2,000 homes, state officials reported Monday.
- In Easton, it takes a village to build a community Updated: May-02-16 11:09 am
EASTON, Pennsylvania - A resident of Easton's historic College Hill for nearly 30 years, Mary Liz Colley, at 70, is starting to think about how she will continue to stay in the home where she raised two sons and the neighborhood where she enjoys walking quiet, tree-lined streets.
- Lawmakers to hear presentations on economy, demographics Updated: May-02-16 12:24 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Lawmakers are receiving a series of briefings on New Hampshire's labor market, economy and demographic challenges.
- Kansas officials begin redistricting process for 2022 Updated: May-01-16 12:27 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Six years before it has to be done, state and federal officials are already talking about redistricting of congressional and legislative districts in Kansas.
- Attorney General: 3 organizations violated open meeting laws Updated: May-01-16 9:50 am
WAHPETON, North Dakota - North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem found that three Richland County organizations violated state open meetings law in conducting two special meetings in November.
- Texas schools spare no expense for huge football stadiums Updated: Apr-29-16 1:20 pm
DALLAS - A suburban Dallas school district grabbed national attention in 2012 when it opened an eye-popping $60 million high school football stadium.
- Russia's nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river Updated: Apr-29-16 9:38 am
MUSLYUMOVO, Russia - At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60-year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears pristine. But Dambaev is riddled with diseases that his doctors link to a lifetime's exposure to excessive radiation, and the Geiger counter beeps loudly as a reporter strolls down to the muddy riverbank.
- CDC: Teen birth rates plunge, but racial disparities persist Updated: Apr-28-16 2:13 pm
NEW YORK - Birth rates are falling dramatically for black and Hispanic teenagers, but they continue to be much higher than the birth rate for white teens.
- EXCHANGE: Companies look for ways to keep Millennials Updated: Apr-28-16 6:34 am
CRYSTAL LAKE, Illinois - When searching for a job after college, Kyle Swenson didn't want location to determine where he would begin his career, a decision he admits not many of his friends would make.
- Clinton embraces Trump's mention of 'woman's card' Updated: Apr-27-16 5:04 pm
ATLANTA - Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have launched into a rhetorical scrum, with the Republican front-runner eliciting a backlash that highlights his perilous standing among female voters who could help propel the likely Democratic nominee to the White House.
- Trump wins across demographic groups in Pennsylvania Updated: Apr-26-16 10:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Donald Trump dominated the Republican presidential primary in Pennsylvania across demographic groups as Ted Cruz and John Kasich split support among the minority of GOP voters who said they preferred a political insider.
- Report: NYC millennials earn less, take on more debt Updated: Apr-26-16 6:44 am
NEW YORK - A report says millennials in New York City earn about 20 percent less than the previous generation of young workers and are likely to continue struggling from the effects of the recession.
- Egypt looks to avert water crisis driven by demand, waste Updated: Apr-26-16 2:17 am
KAFR HAMOUDA, Egypt - "For a thousand years," Abdullah Sheikh's family has been working the land the same way - flooding fields in Egypt's Nile Delta and planting seeds by hand.
- Report: Third of suicides in US are among middle-aged whites Updated: Apr-22-16 9:04 am
NEW YORK - Middle-aged white people now account for a third of all suicides in the U.S., a new government report shows.
- California bill seeks to reduce deportation for minor crimes Updated: Apr-21-16 1:56 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California lawmakers are moving to protect legal immigrants convicted of low-level offenses from deportation.
- More than 55 percent of Chinese now live in urban areas Updated: Apr-21-16 8:48 am
BEIJING - China is increasingly becoming a nation of town and city dwellers, with more than 55 percent now living in urban areas, the government said Thursday.
- Reservations in Dakotas, Washington selected for census test Updated: Apr-20-16 3:58 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Two Native American reservations - one in the Dakotas and another in Washington state - have been selected as test sites ahead of the 2020 census, as officials mull whether to ask for the first time about tribal enrollment.
- Report: Life expectancy dipped a bit for white women in US Updated: Apr-20-16 9:47 am
NEW YORK - Life expectancy for white women has fallen a little, according to a new government report.
- Gulf Island warns of possible layoffs Updated: Apr-20-16 8:31 am
HOUMA, Louisiana - A Texas company with a facility in Louisiana may lay off 227 workers in early June if it fails to win bids on upcoming projects.
- Missing ingredient for millennials: Down payment savings Updated: Apr-20-16 7:05 am
WASHINGTON - Short of savings and burdened by debt, America's millennials are struggling to afford their first homes in the face of sharply higher prices in many of the most desirable cities.