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.
The number of people without health insurance increased from the previous year for the first time since the Great Recession, according to new figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Some companies may be miscoding shipments of Chinese goods into the U.S. to avoid paying Trump’s new tariffs. And it’s easy to do — just switch a few numbers on the shipment paperwork, a GateHouse Media analysis shows.
Mom and Dad might celebrate back-to-school season, but ER doctors are bracing themselves. More children go to the emergency room for sports-related injuries in September than at any other time of the year, according to an analysis of two decades of hospital data by GateHouse Media.
The Labor Day weekend ranks among the busiest travel times of the year with millions of vehicles on the road. It’s also one of the deadliest, and this weekend could be even worse.
The federal government recently released what some hoped would be the most accurate data on how police departments resolve civilian complaints of police brutality. Collected from nearly 4,000 law enforcement agencies across the country — spanning jurisdictions as big as New York City and as small as Yakutat, Alaska — the data shows fewer than […]
A midwife with an open warrant for practicing without a license in Arkansas is delivering babies in Oklahoma, a state with no oversight of non-nurse midwives. Certified professional midwife Debra Disch’s troubled past came to light on Aug. 17 after an Oklahoma mother who had hired Disch shared her traumatic out-of-hospital birth experience on Facebook. […]
Most Americans probably don’t think about barley when they crack open a cold one. But their thirst for beer is about the only reason the once abundant crop hasn’t disappeared. American farmers have grown barley for centuries, mostly for livestock feed but also for human consumption and for malt in beer. Yet a steep decline […]