- Connecticut city sees rapid population growth Updated: May-30-16 9:34 am
DANBURY, Connecticut - The state's fastest-growing city is keeping pace with the demands its newest residents are making on services and resources.
- Beijing tracks the elderly as they take buses, go shopping Updated: May-30-16 12:26 am
BEIJING - These days, when people over 80 in Beijing take a bus, see a doctor or spend money, their activities are digitally tracked by the government, as part of an effort to improve services for the country's rapidly growing elderly population.
- As charters grow, public schools see sharp enrollment drop Updated: May-29-16 11:20 am
LOS ANGELES - Standing before the Los Angeles Unified School Board, Susan Zoller delivered a startling assessment: More than 100,000 students in the nation's second-largest district were now enrolled in charters, draining more than $500 million from the budget in a single academic year.
- Population growth expected to boost school enrollment Updated: May-29-16 9:50 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - State officials say population growth in North Dakota is expected to continue, prompting an anticipated boom in K-12 and college enrollment.
- Bees, butterflies to get better habitat along Interstate 35 Updated: May-26-16 2:58 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Soon, passengers zipping along Interstate 35 will see a lusher refuge and more food for bees and butterflies in the hopes of helping the insects boost their declining populations, six states and the Federal Highway Administration announced Thursday.
- Philippine population growth slows as contraceptives spread Updated: May-25-16 4:43 am
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines' annual population growth rate has slowed as more people in the predominantly Roman Catholic country use contraception.
- Champaign among nation's faster-growing cities Updated: May-24-16 10:48 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - The U.S. Census Bureau reports that Champaign is among the nation's faster-growing cities.
- 'Gigantic' corporate tax hike likely headed to Oregon voters Updated: May-23-16 7:33 pm
SALEM, Oregon - A massive $2.8 billion annual corporate tax hike is likely headed to Oregon voters in November, a move that could create the most aggressive tax climate for big business of any state in the nation.
- Burkina Faso capital hit by water cuts amid soaring heat Updated: May-23-16 10:03 am
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Water trickles out of the faucet sometimes around 2 a.m. - and by dawn the taps run empty at Dramane Drabo's laundry business. It could be days before any more water returns, he laments.
- Estimates shows central Indiana communities growing fastest Updated: May-22-16 4:07 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - New census estimates show the Indianapolis metropolitan area includes four of the five fastest-growing counties in Indiana and 10 of the 11 fastest-growing cities and towns with populations of at least 5,000.
- Hawaii shark study aims to understand why they bite Updated: May-19-16 10:01 pm
HONOLULU - New research released Thursday shows tiger sharks naturally favor waters near Maui that are close to some of Hawaii's most popular beaches for humans.
- Texas' water future: More toilet-to-tap, aquifer storage Updated: May-19-16 6:16 pm
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas would rely more on treated toilet water and pumping rainwater into aquifers to serve its booming population over the next half-century under the state's 2017 water plan approved Thursday.
- Charleston dips below 50,000 population; 1st time since 1920 Updated: May-19-16 4:53 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia no longer has a city above 50,000 in population.
- Minot nearing 50,000 residents and 'metropolitan' status Updated: May-19-16 4:22 pm
MINOT, North Dakota - North Dakota's fourth-largest city is on the verge of "metropolitan" status.
- US census estimates show stagnant growth in Maine population Updated: May-19-16 1:00 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - New estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show that the population of Maine has remained stagnant, with some growth in the southern suburbs.
- South Florida, Orlando, Fort Myers lead Florida's growth Updated: May-19-16 11:46 am
ORLANDO, Florida - In the years since Florida's population growth dropped to its lowest level in decades, the state's expansion has rebounded the most in inland communities in South Florida, the suburbs of Orlando and the Fort Myers area, according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
- Census: Iowa's largest cities making small population gains Updated: May-19-16 10:55 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - The latest U.S. Census estimates show Iowa's largest cities gained in population and that the Des Moines suburb of Ankeny is among the fastest growing cities in the country.
- US Census says Seattle is 4th fastest growing large city Updated: May-19-16 10:47 am
SEATTLE - The U.S. Census says Seattle is now the fourth fastest growing among the 50 largest U.S. cities.
- New estimates show Detroit population continued its decline Updated: May-19-16 6:19 am
DETROIT - New U.S. Census Bureau estimates say Detroit's population continued its decline, knocking it off the list of the nation's 20 most populous cities.
- UN report: By 2030 two-thirds of world will live in cities Updated: May-18-16 6:50 pm
NEW YORK - By 2030 two-thirds of the world's population will be living in cities, the urban population in developing countries will double, and the area covered by cities could triple, according to a U.N. report launched Wednesday.
- Thousands of underage migrants live in shadows across Europe Updated: May-18-16 3:06 am
Outside the train station in Rome, teen migrants sell drugs from school backpacks and trade sex for cash or clothes. In the capital of Sweden, they steal food from supermarkets and sleep on the streets. From makeshift camps along the northern French coast, they try to hop at night onto the backs of moving trucks headed to Britain.
- Falcons add to growing downtown Terre Haute population Updated: May-17-16 5:01 am
TERRE HAUTE, Indiana - Stand at Sixth and Ohio streets, aim a pair of binoculars at the Sycamore Building, and you'll see the landmark's newest tenants - a cast of peregrine falcons nesting on the roof.
- Creative conversions give seniors new homes in New Jersey Updated: May-15-16 12:08 pm
METUCHEN, New Jersey - Walk the halls of the Senior Residence at St. Peter the Apostle and you can see remnants of the convent that once was.
- Correction: Hawaii-Water Study story Updated: May-13-16 6:04 pm
HONOLULU - In a May 12 story about the University of Hawaii receiving an award from the National Science Foundation to study water sustainability, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the funding would help pay to drill wells. No drilling will be conducted with this money.
- BLM boss: Wild horse program facing future $1B budget crisis Updated: May-12-16 10:43 pm
RENO, Nevada - The head of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it's time to admit his agency has a $1 billion problem.