WASHINGTON | The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about the nation's economy as President Barack Obama and Congress gear up for midterm elections.
VALPARAISO | While enrollment in Valparaiso Community Schools will increase slightly in the next five years, it is expected to decline beyond that, a demographics expert said Tuesday.
Allison Schuette, left, and Heather Taylor from Valparaiso University's Welcome Project present an interactive presentation at a chamber of commerce luncheon Thursday at the Strongbow Inn.
Lee Baker, Kirk Alexander and George Douglas discuss an audio clip they had just listened to during an interactive presentation at a chamber luncheon Thursday at the Strongbow Inn.
Charley Gillispie looks on as Mark Zimmerman discusses a video clip they had just watched during an interactive presentation at a chamber luncheon Thursday at the Strongbow Inn.
Valparaiso University President Mark Heckler makes brief comments before an interactive presentation at a chamber of commerce luncheon Thursday at the Strongbow Inn.
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A rising number of parents in more than half of states are opting out of school shots for their kids. And in eight states, more than 1 in 20 public school kindergartners do not get all the vaccines required for attendance, an Associated Press analysis found.
The first census data on the 90-plus population highlights America's ever-increasing life spans, which are redefining what it means to be old.
A surprising 80 percent of teenage boys say they are using condoms the first time they have sex, a government survey found in a powerful sign that decades of efforts to change young people's sexual behavior are taking hold.
Police search ruling better, not best
America's cities are beginning to grapple with a fact of life: People are getting old, fast, and they're doing it in communities designed for the sprightly.
The U.S. economy expanded a little faster at the beginning of the year than previously estimated. But the growth rate was still anemic and economists don't see that changing much in the coming months.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Let's listen as the Moore family -- grandmother, daughter-in-law and granddaughter -- talks about their lives together in the Carmichael, Calif., home they share.
Baby boomers are swelling the ranks of online dating sites and John Valentino is a happy veteran.
Every night at dinnertime, Jose Placencia clinks a glass of wine with his wife or friends. He loves the taste, the socializing that unfurls and how wine brings out or calms the flavors of Mexican food.
Two failed marriages were the cost of war for Sgt. Jennifer Schobey.
Forty-six years ago, Indiana lawmakers repealed a state law banning interracial marriage, just two years before the U.S. Supreme Court declared such laws unconstitutional. On Tuesday, the Indiana House began the process of prohibiting marriage for same-sex couples, throwing in a ban on civil…
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Strokes are rising dramatically among young and middle-aged Americans while dropping in older people, a sign that the obesity epidemic may be starting to shift the age burden of the disease.
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