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US Census Bureau: Big city losses early in COVID pandemic

May. 26, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

Ko Im always thought she would live in New York forever. She knew every corner of Manhattan and had worked hard to build a community of friends. Living in a small apartment, she found her attitude shifting early in the coronavirus pandemic. After her brother accepted a job in Seattle in the summer...

Moody's raises Louisiana's bond credit rating after 6 years

May. 26, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s bond credit rating has moved up a notch. The new rating by Moody’s Investors Service will save the state about $750,000 a year in interest for every $300 million in bonds issued, state Treasurer John Schroder said. Louisiana...

Correction: Western Cities-Water-Explainer story

May. 25, 2022 16:24 PM EDT
In a story published May 24, 2022 about where western states obtain their water, The Associated Press mistakenly referred to San Diego rather than the San Diego water wholesaler. The term San Diego has been replaced with San Diego County Water Authority.

New maps create challenge for women seeking reelection

May. 21, 2022 19:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018 thanks to a record showing by Democratic female candidates. Two years later, a record number of GOP women won seats, bringing the number of women in the chamber to a historic high. But for some...

Rhode Islanders may have been too excited to fill out census

May. 19, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

Rhode Island's efforts to encourage people to fill out the 2020 census may have worked too well, with the U.S. Census Bureau releasing a survey Thursday showing an overcount that saved a congressional seat. The bureau said residents in eight states were overcounted during the...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

May. 18, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. May 17, 2022. Editorial: A Plan For Angry White Men Whenever a racially motivated crime attracts national attention, it’s not too hard to find a link that involves Mississippi. And sure enough, after this past weekend’s...

Despite surplus, analyst warns of California 'fiscal cliff'

May. 16, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Despite announcing a record-smashing budget surplus of nearly $100 billion on Friday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom's plan to spend that money would likely push the state toward a “fiscal cliff” next year that could require billions of dollars in budget cuts, a state...

Some SD wildlife populations decline due to ongoing drought

May. 16, 2022 11:19 AM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The ongoing drought in South Dakota has been hard on the state's wildlife. The U.S. Forest Service says the grouse population in the Fort Pierre National Grassland has declined by 15% in 2022, largely because of the dry conditions. The total...

Pope to visit Canada to apologize for Indigenous abuses

May. 13, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis, who has been using a wheelchair because of a bad knee, is going ahead with plans to visit Canada this summer so he can apologize in person for abuse suffered by Indigenous people at the hands of the Catholic church. The Vatican on Friday announced...

Now in spotlight, Dubai Jews struggle for public synagogue

May. 11, 2022 03:38 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Every Saturday, in secluded beach villas, hotel banquet halls and luxury apartment towers across Dubai, Jews arrive to worship at some of the world's most hidden synagogues even as the United Arab Emirates encourages the dramatic growth and openness of its...