- Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce Updated: Aug-28-15 5:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees.
- Ohio logs better-than-average childhood vaccination rates Updated: Aug-28-15 11:50 am
CLEVELAND - The percentage of children receiving the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine on time has increased in Ohio, and a state official said a measles outbreak might have helped raise awareness.
- The Latest: Red Crescent: At least 105 dead in sea off Libya Updated: Aug-28-15 8:47 am
GENEVA - Here are the latest developments Friday regarding the tens of thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe.
- Japan requires companies to set goals in hiring female execs Updated: Aug-28-15 8:21 am
TOKYO - Japanese lawmakers approved a law Friday requiring large employers to set and publicize targets for hiring or promoting women as managers.
- Health official: States should post local vaccination info Updated: Aug-27-15 4:34 pm
NEW YORK - How many kids are vaccinated at your child's school? Federal health officials think you should be able to easily find out.
- Indiana health officials launch nonprofit foundation Updated: Aug-27-15 1:10 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - State officials have launched a new nonprofit foundation that Indiana lawmakers created to raise money for efforts to combat the state's high infant mortality rate and other health woes.
- New panel looks at how to improve Ohio infant mortality rate Updated: Aug-27-15 6:52 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new state panel assessing Ohio's efforts to address infant mortality hopes to produce a report with its recommendations by the end of the year.
- Michigan agency launches website for aging residents Updated: Aug-24-15 4:43 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Several state agencies teamed up to launch a new website offering easy access to information about services available to aging Michigan residents.
- Get Started: Businesses owned by minority women are soaring Updated: Aug-24-15 10:49 am
MINORITY WOMEN OWNERS LEAD CENSUS COUNT
- That sinking feeling: As China slows, so does Otis Elevator Updated: Aug-23-15 11:37 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - As China's economy has grown and skyscrapers have sprouted in cities extending ever westward from its coast, Otis Elevator Co. went along for the ride.
- State prisons approaching maximum limit Updated: Aug-23-15 2:55 pm
GILLETTE, Wyoming - For every person who moved to Wyoming from 1980 to 2013, 17 were locked up.
- University of Rhode Island given $2.5M for elderly patients Updated: Aug-23-15 10:14 am
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, Rhode Island - The University of Rhode Island has been awarded a $2.5 million grant to implement a health care program that will help elderly patients.
- UN official: 'New mantra' is to keep teen girls in school Updated: Aug-22-15 7:31 am
MADABA, Jordan - The "new mantra" of the U.N. Population Fund is to keep girls in school until age 18 "in every nook and cranny of the world" to protect their rights and slow population growth, the head of the agency said.
- AP Poll: No lag on tech use by black, Hispanic millennials Updated: Aug-21-15 2:00 pm
WASHINGTON - A new poll finds African-American and Hispanic millennials are just as technologically connected and likely to get news through social media as regularly as their white counterparts, further narrowing the risk of people of color being left behind technologically.
- Things to know about Ashley Madison breach: Who's affected? Updated: Aug-21-15 1:47 pm
LONDON - The spectacular breach at adultery site Ashley Madison drove discussions with sordid tales of horrified spouses rushing to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases, frantic phone calls to lawyers and torrid confrontations with spouses. But hard information has been hard to come by. Even the true number of people affected by the breach has been clouded by uncertainty over how many of the roughly 39 million members Ashley Madison claims to have are genuine.
- Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials Updated: Aug-21-15 12:37 pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 20
- Data: Commuters throughout Utah head to Salt Lake County Updated: Aug-21-15 5:06 am
SALT LAKE CITY - A U.S. Census Bureau report shows residents from almost all of Utah's 29 counties have commuted to Salt Lake County.
- How the AP-NORC Center poll of millennials was conducted Updated: Aug-21-15 3:14 am
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and American Press Institute poll of young adults and their news habits was conducted Jan. 5-Feb. 2 as part of the Media Insight Project, a collaboration between the two groups. It is based on online interviews with a nationally representative random sample of 1,045 young adults age 18-34, including 163 non-Hispanic African Americans and 162 Hispanics.
- Study: 'Fuzzy' ethnic boundaries, more neighbor complaints Updated: Aug-21-15 12:13 am
NEW YORK - New Yorkers are more likely to complain about their neighbors in parts of the city where boundaries between ethnic or racial groups are "fuzzy," according to researchers who mapped out calls made to the city's information hotline against the city's racial and ethnic demographics.
- Earliest breast cancer risky for some women, study suggests Updated: Aug-20-15 1:19 pm
CHICAGO - New research shows that chances of dying from very early breast cancer are small but the disease is riskier for young women and blacks, the same disparities seen for more advanced cancer.
- More millennials stuck renting for years before buying home Updated: Aug-17-15 12:00 pm
WASHINGTON - Home ownership, that celebrated hallmark of the American dream, is increasingly on hold for younger Americans.
- Rate for adult cycling deaths in Louisiana rises Updated: Aug-17-15 7:01 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana has the third-highest rate of bicyclist deaths in the nation. That's according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Ceremony honors WWII vets buried in Biloxi National Cemetery Updated: Aug-17-15 5:29 am
BILOXI, Mississippi - Biloxi National Cemetery held a wreath-laying ceremony to honor members of America's "greatest generation," including thousands of World War II veterans buried at the national shrine.
- Apple more than doubles hiring of women and minorities Updated: Aug-13-15 8:07 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple says it more than doubled the numbers of women, blacks and Hispanics hired in the last year, although that barely moved the needle in terms of improving the diversity of its total workforce.
- Ohio prisons chief calls for compassion toward wrongdoers Updated: Aug-13-15 5:59 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's prisons chief is calling for more compassion toward wrongdoers as he continues a push to reduce the state's inmate population.