- 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.
- 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.
- Sushi alert: Grim outlook for bluefin tuna Updated: Apr-20-16 1:54 am
TOKYO - The latest scientific assessment paints a likely bleak future for the Pacific bluefin tuna, a sushi lovers' favorite whose population has dropped by more than 97 percent from its historic levels.
- Group wants population study amid low humpback whale counts Updated: Apr-17-16 2:00 pm
HONOLULU - A group is pushing to study the humpback whale population amid a season of lower-than-normal sightings.
- Pennington County misses cut for multimillion-dollar grant Updated: Apr-16-16 7:02 pm
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - Pennington County has missed out on a nonprofit's multimillion-dollar grant meant to help officials determine how to remediate a jail population that has more than tripled in five years.
- Population rebounds around train stations in New Jersey Updated: Apr-16-16 11:20 am
PATERSON, New Jersey - When Kevin Eleby started commuting by train to New York City in 2001, the station in downtown Paterson was nearly empty. Every morning he climbed the stairs to the platform to wait alongside three other riders.
- Garden-care giant to drop chemicals linked to bee declines Updated: Apr-12-16 7:58 pm
DENVER - Amid ominous warnings about threats to pollinators and the food crops they make possible, garden-care giant Ortho said Tuesday it will stop using a class of chemicals widely believed to harm the most important pollinators of all: bees.
- Study: Southern California rents to see steep rise by 2018 Updated: Apr-12-16 10:26 am
LOS ANGELES - A university study sees a steep rise in Southern California apartment rents as population and job growth outpaces construction.
- WHO: Diabetes rises fourfold over last quarter-century Updated: Apr-06-16 6:16 pm
GENEVA - Excessive weight, obesity, aging and population growth drove a nearly four-fold increase in worldwide cases of diabetes over the last quarter-century, affecting 422 million people in 2014, the World Health Organization reported Wednesday.
- Governor says North Dakota is weathering energy, ag slump Updated: Apr-06-16 12:41 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple says the state's economic strength and diversified economy is helping to weather fluctuations in the energy and agriculture industries.
- Bethel hospital secures federal deal for expansion Updated: Apr-06-16 10:03 am
BETHEL, Alaska - A Bethel hospital is moving to expand its facilities in hopes of improving health care in the region by increasing staff and cutting down on patient wait times.
- Excerpts from recent editorials in Illinois newspapers Updated: Apr-05-16 11:23 am
April 3, 2016
- Supreme Court ruling on Texas redistricting cheers Democrats Updated: Apr-04-16 6:33 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The U.S. Supreme Court handed Texas a victory Monday, upholding the state's system of drawing legislative voting districts based on everyone who lives there - not just registered voters.
- Once wedded to oil, Houston economy carries on despite bust Updated: Apr-04-16 4:28 pm
HOUSTON - Amanda Salazar watched for a year as colleagues at the Houston-based oil rig manufacturer where she worked lost jobs, victims of the latest oil bust. She realized it was time for a change before she too got a pink slip.
- Supreme Court bolsters political influence of US Latinos Updated: Apr-04-16 4:03 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court unanimously endorsed election maps that bolster the growing political influence of America's Latinos on Monday, ruling that states can count everyone, not just eligible voters, in drawing voting districts.
- Nashville area leads Tennessee in population growth Updated: Apr-04-16 3:16 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Nashville and its surrounding areas are leading the state in population growth.
- Metro Atlanta's population rises to 5.7 million Updated: Apr-03-16 11:59 am
ATLANTA - Metro Atlanta's population continues to grow as hundreds of thousands of new residents moved in during the past five years, U.S. Census figures show.
- Census: Kauai sees growth in population in 2015 Updated: Apr-01-16 10:25 am
LIHUE, Hawaii - New census numbers show that Kauai's population is growing, and those familiar with the real estate market say the growth has led to a property shortage on the island.
- Complaint: Court sentences Latinos to costly English classes Updated: Mar-30-16 6:16 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A suburban New Orleans court discriminates against Latinos by charging them for inadequate English interpreters and making them attend overpriced, ineffective English classes as a condition of probation, the Southern Poverty Law Center said Wednesday in a letter to the U.S. Justice Department.