Rip currents, high surf and unexpectedly large “sneaker waves” had claimed at least 85 lives by October 2019. Experts say too many beachgoers either don’t understand the dangers, or ignore them.
“It is virtually certain that 2019 will end up among the five warmest years on record,” said Ahira Sánchez-Lugo.
The next time your pilot announces that you’ve landed early, check again. Schedule padding — a common strategy among airlines trying to avoid unhappy customers — has grown over the past 10 years, according to a GateHouse Media analysis of U.S. Department of Transportation data. That means airlines have been giving themselves more time to […]
The latest U.S. Census Bureau release on Thursday confirms what researchers and economists have been saying for years: America is getting older, richer, and more unequal. Household incomes nationally ticked up by 0.8% between 2017 and 2018. Although a smaller increase than in previous years, it marks the second year in a row that the […]
Saturday is World Alzheimer’s Day. And an estimated 5.8 million people are living with the disease in the United States alone, according to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2019 annual report. That’s a 10% increase from the figure the association published a decade ago.
The rate of teens using electronic cigarettes has more than doubled in two years, the largest and quickest increase in the popularity of any substance since tracking began 45 years ago.
Two orange and blue University of Florida buses pulled into Gainesville’s Best Western Gateway Grand behind a police brigade of five motorcycles and one SUV, lights flashing. It was 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6. Twenty-five hours before the Gators played their first home game of the football season. Players and coaches descended the bus […]
This year’s back-to-school season coincides with the worst measles resurgence the nation has seen since the disease was declared eliminated nearly two decades ago. At least 1,241 people — many of them school-aged children — have contracted the viral infection across 31 states so far this year, according to the latest count by the Centers […]
The midwife involved in a botched delivery that drew media attention after the mother’s emotional Facebook post went viral was charged with a felony Friday in Oklahoma, a state that does not license or regulate non-nurse midwives.
While the median household income remained stagnant, America’s official poverty rate dropped for the fourth consecutive year in 2018, according to U.S. Census Bureau’s annual reports released on Tuesday.