- New Census numbers show Casper population exceeding 60,000 Updated: May-24-15 1:46 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Casper has exceeded 60,000 in population for the first time in its history thanks largely to active oil drilling in the area, and a state economist says he believes the recent downturn in oil prices won't cause the large population losses that the city and state experienced in past boom-to-bust cycles.
- Reversal of Great Migration? Counties seeing racial shifts Updated: May-23-15 3:14 pm
CONYERS, Georgia - Numerous counties in metro Atlanta have seen a large racial shift this century, akin to a reversal of the 20th century's Great Migration, when millions of African-Americans moved to the North.
- AP Interview: Leader says Mideast pays price for gender gap Updated: May-23-15 3:25 am
SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan - Bring more Arab women into the workforce, invest in "bite-sized" infrastructure projects and get the private sector more involved in training young job seekers - these are the prescriptions of a leading Gulf entrepreneur for growing Middle Eastern economies and combating rampant youth unemployment.
- Panel backs bill aimed at boosting Maine vaccination rates Updated: May-22-15 3:01 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - A Maine legislative committee endorsed a bill Friday that seeks to bolster vaccination rates among schoolchildren but lawmakers balked at an effort to prohibit parents from using the philosophical exemption to send their unvaccinated kids to school.
- Boston, several suburbs see major population growth Updated: May-22-15 12:37 pm
BOSTON - Boston-area residents who feel there are more cars on the roads and a little less elbow room on the subway may be right.
- Correction: Indiana Cities-Population story Updated: May-22-15 9:31 am
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - In a story May 21 about Indiana's changing population, The Associated Press omitted the final digit of the year in which the Visteon plant in Connersville closed. The plant closed in 2007.
- Census population estimates push Las Vegas up a spot to 29 Updated: May-22-15 6:23 am
LAS VEGAS - U.S. Census Bureau estimates show Las Vegas grew by nearly 10,000 people last year, kicking the city up another spot to 29 among the most populated places in the United States.
- Grand Rapids fastest grower in Top 10 Michigan communities Updated: May-21-15 7:10 pm
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - The U.S. Census Bureau says Grand Rapids added about 1,300 people in the latest population estimate, making Michigan's second-largest city the fastest growing among the state's 10 largest communities.
- Whites moving to Detroit, city that epitomized white flight Updated: May-21-15 5:56 pm
DETROIT - Whites are moving back to the American city that came to epitomize white flight, even as blacks continue to leave for the suburbs and the city's overall population shrinks.
- Virginia counties near DC fuel population gain Updated: May-21-15 4:56 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia counties near the nation's capital and most of the state's largest cities saw population increases last year, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released Thursday.
- Census says Des Moines reaches population peak, topping 1960 Updated: May-21-15 2:57 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Pat yourself on the back, Des Moines, you've never been bigger.
- Utah population growing quickly, says US census Updated: May-21-15 12:39 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's population growth rate is one of the highest in the nation, according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.
- Charleston only West Virginia city with 50,000 population Updated: May-21-15 11:32 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Charleston is hanging on as the only city in West Virginia with a population of more than 50,000, while Morgantown is now the state's third-largest city, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
- Charleston's growth: Columbia could lose spot as top SC city Updated: May-21-15 11:11 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Rapid growth in Charleston means that Columbia is in danger of losing its place as the largest city in South Carolina, according to U.S. Census Bureau numbers released Thursday.
- Census says 5 Texas cities among top 10 in population gain Updated: May-21-15 7:37 am
AUSTIN, Texas - The U.S. Census Bureau says five Texas cities are among the country's top 10 in population gain, and San Marcos is the fastest-growing in the nation for the third consecutive year.
- Study: Local lockups can be more pricey to run than thought Updated: May-21-15 12:10 am
NEW YORK - It turns out running a jail can be even more expensive than previously thought.
- Census: Population of Charlotte now in excess of 800,000 Updated: May-21-15 12:05 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Charlotte has grown by 16,000 people in a year and now the largest city in the Carolinas has a population in excess of 800,000.
- Budget committee approves more spending for prison beds Updated: May-19-15 7:47 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Legislature's budget committee has approved spending an additional $5 million above previous estimates to pay for housing inmates in the state prison system.
- Government releases fire plan to protect struggling bird Updated: May-19-15 6:11 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A federal wildfire strategy released Tuesday aims to protect the West's sagebrush country that is home to a struggling bird species whose potential listing as a threatened or endangered species already has delayed energy projects and oil and gas deals.
- Central Arkansas cities mull special census for more funding Updated: May-18-15 5:38 pm
BRYANT, Arkansas - Several central Arkansas cities are mulling the idea of paying for another census in order to get more state funding following an increase in population.
- EU approves military plan to target migrant traffickers Updated: May-18-15 2:09 pm
BRUSSELS - European Union nations approved plans Monday for a naval operation to go after the human trafficking networks that are sending thousands of migrants weekly across the Mediterranean toward Europe or to their deaths. NATO said it stood ready to help out if needed.
- Lawmakers set to deal with growing female prison population Updated: May-17-15 9:53 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Legislature's finance committee is set to decide this week how to handle the state's growing number of women prisoners after forecasts show the population likely will grow faster than Gov. Scott Walker anticipated in his budget proposal.
- Chain of factors lead to rising migrant deaths on high seas Updated: May-14-15 10:57 am
PARIS - Nearly nine times more migrants have died so far this year in Mediterranean crossings compared to last year at this time - swallowed by the sea as Europe beckons.
- Cannes attendees debate dearth of female filmmakers Updated: May-14-15 10:27 am
CANNES, France - Women are the talk of the Cannes Film Festival, where debate rages about why they are so plentiful in front of the camera and so scarce behind it.
- Study: Vitamin B3 may help prevent certain skin cancers Updated: May-13-15 5:18 pm
For the first time, a large study suggests that a vitamin might modestly lower the risk of the most common types of skin cancer in people with a history of these relatively harmless yet troublesome growths.