Halloween spending is projected to drop for the second consecutive year but it’s still the third-highest in the National Retail Federation’s 15-year survey history.
Between January and August — the latest month for which data is available — U.S. airlines reported having mishandled at least 6,915 wheelchairs. That’s an average of 29 times a day.
Overall, climate experts expect 2019 to be one of the warmest years on record. So far this year in the U.S., 2019 ranks third warmest.
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 […]