WASHINGTON -- A record number of U.S. counties -- more than 1 in 3 -- are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring young adults to seek jobs and build families elsewhere.New 2012 census...
Date: 03/15/2013 | Nation & World
TOKYO -- Itoko Uchida, 82, was counting on the nephew she raised to support her in old age. He refused, forcing her to pay for a sponsor to join the 420,000-long queue of Japanese waiting for a nursing home bed.With no relatives willing to help, the Tokyo widow had to spend...
Date: 02/24/2013 | Nation & World
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Hispanics will soon become the dominant ethnic group in the nation's most populous state, marking a milestone in the country's shifting racial and ethnic composition, according to projections released Thursday by the California Department of Finance.
Date: 01/31/2013 | Nation & World
The world's seemingly relentless march toward overpopulation achieved a notable milestone in 2012: Somewhere on the planet, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates, the 7 billionth living person came into existence.
Date: 01/11/2013 | Nation & World
WASHINGTON -- After two centuries of boom and bust, America's population growth may finally be leveling off.In all, the U.S. population is now increasing a bit faster, thanks to an improving economy, but not enough to lift growth above its lowest level since the Great Depression.
Date: 12/21/2012 | Nation & World
TAMPA, Fla. -- The GOP risks being "relegated to being a minority party" for years if it fails to "find a way to make that connection" with Hispanic voters, former Republican national chairman Sen. Mel Martinez of Florida warned Wednesday.
Date: 08/30/2012 | Nation & World
ASPEN, Colo. -- Poverty across the planet will be virtually eliminated by 2030, with a rising middle class of some two billion people pushing for more rights and demanding more resources, the chief of the top U.S. intelligence analysis shop said Saturday.
Date: 07/29/2012 | Nation & World
The human family tree just got another -- mysterious -- branch, an African "sister species" to the heavy-browed Neanderthals that once roamed Europe.
Date: 07/26/2012 | Nation & World
LOS ANGELES -- Supporting a controversial view of how humans might have populated the Western Hemisphere, geneticists have found that groups from Asia traveled over the Bering Strait into North America in at least three separate migrations beginning more than 15,000 years ago -- not in a single...
Date: 07/13/2012 | Nation & World