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Retirees living longer expected to add to pension costs

Apr. 22, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A pension oversight board in Kentucky has been told that rising life expectancy rates for retirees will add to the state's soaring pension costs. The updated assumptions showing that retirees — both men and women — will live longer were presented to the state's Public...

Dallas area leads American cities in 2018 population growth

Apr. 21, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — New population estimates show that the Dallas-Fort Worth area led American cities in new residents from 2017 to 2018. U.S. Census Bureau numbers show that the two cities, along with Arlington in between, grew by nearly 131,700 residents and have gained more than a million residents since...

Accuracy at core of Supreme Court case over census question

Apr. 21, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Elena Kagan's father was 3 years old when the census taker came to the family's apartment on Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, New York, on April 10, 1930. Robert Kagan was initially wrongly listed as an "alien," though he was a native-born New Yorker. The entry about his citizenship...

Census estimates show Baltimore continues to lose population

Apr. 19, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — New annual estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show that Baltimore is continuing to shed inhabitants, bringing the overall population of Maryland's biggest city down to what it was over 100 years ago. The latest Census data shows that Baltimore lost more than 7,300 citizens during the 12...

Central Florida cities among fastest growing in US

Apr. 18, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — When it came to population growth last year, cities in central Florida grew by stadiums. Metro Orlando grew by 60,000 residents last year, almost as large as the number of people who can fit into the city's Camping World Stadium, where college football bowl teams face off each winter....

New data shows 4% drop in Puerto Rico population since Maria

Apr. 18, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — New Census Bureau data shows Puerto Rico lost nearly 4% of its population after Hurricane Maria — the greatest population drop in the recorded history of the island, according to one demographer. Data released Thursday shows the U.S. territory's population dropped by...

Growth of Germany's foreign population slows in 2018

Apr. 15, 2019 6:14 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The number of foreigners living in Germany increased by 2.7% last year, a slower rate than in previous years although there was a marked increase in the number of non-European Union citizens with work permits. The Federal Statistical Office said Monday that nearly 10.92 million people with...

As census approaches, many Arab Americans feel left out

Apr. 13, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Yousuf Abdelfatah already knows the answer he'll give about his race on the 2020 census questionnaire will be wrong. He's an Arab American, but the only race options on the census are white, black, Asian and categories for American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander....

Dissecting data: Pinpointing houses threatened by wildfire

Apr. 13, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — These California communities could be the next Paradise . Is yours one of them? A lot of Californians live in places that could be quickly destroyed by wildfire. To estimate how many, McClatchy used two primary sources: The U.S. Census Bureau and Cal Fire maps showing "very...

In South Sudan, midwives bring down deaths despite the odds

Apr. 13, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Seated in a stifling hallway in South Sudan's main hospital, the midwife recounted the day she watched a young mother bleed to death after giving birth. "She died while holding my hand," said Aber Evaline, hanging her head. Her patient was one of more than 40 women who died in...