A lifetime of poverty and hard work contributes more broadly to the growing mortality gap between low-income people and those who are better off than drug overdoses and suicides, according to new research.
The East Coast suffered most from high-tide flooding, which can occur even on calm, sunny days, according to new data from the federal government.
A research partnership between the University of Arkansas and the state's Department of Transportation uses seismic imaging to help officials visualize the earth beneath the ground.
Measures at both the state and local level seek to protect natural hairstyles that African Americans are sometimes asked to change.
Children's lemonade stands are technically prohibited in 34 states. Several state legislatures are considering proposals to change that.
Pennsylvania is the only state in the country where local police departments can't use speed-detecting radar. Multiple bills aim to give them access.
Marital rape is technically illegal in all 50 states, but some have legal exemptions that make it difficult to prosecute offenders.
The policy aims to give victims of sexual assault and prosecutors ample time to track down and convict offenders.
Medicaid recipients in Arizona can now use Lyft to travel to non-emergency medical appointments, with similar laws on the way in Florida and Texas.
Lawmakers in multiple states are considering legislation to increase penalties for mail thieves who steal packages and other deliveries from porches and mailboxes.
Under proposed legislation in California, college athletes could be paid for the use of their names, images or likenesses.
New Mexico became the 12th state to prohibit private employers from asking about criminal records on job applications, a practice designed to reduce recidivism by helping ex-offenders gain employment.
Maryland is the latest state to launch a pilot program to test the technology for consumer use.
“More than four out of every five counties were older in 2018 than in 2010," said one Census Bureau official about new population estimates.
After three Ohio schools did away with selecting valedictorians and salutatorians, a state legislator introduced a bill to mandate high schools continue the tradition.
Missouri lawmakers passed a bill that would legalize open-air human cremation, similar to Darth Vader's funeral.
The EMT shortage is difficult to quantify, but agency officials agree it's an issue across the country.
Washington D.C. jumped six spots in this year's America's Best Cities rankings, which judge cities on 23 metrics sorted into six categories.
A new online tool compiles NOAA water-level data and storm forecasts to help coastal residents prepare for floods.
New York lawmakers passed what could be the first statewide prohibition on surgeries to remove cats' claws.
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