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U.S. Births Dip To 30-Year Low; Fertility Rate Sinks Further Below Replacement Level

5 days ago   |   By NPR

The results put the U.S. further away from a viable replacement rate - the standard for a generation being able to replicate its numbers.
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U.S. birth rate hits a 30-year low, despite good economy

U.S. birth rate hits a 30-year low, despite good economy

5 days ago   |   By The Morning Call

U.S. birth rates declined last year for women in their teens, 20s and - surprisingly - their 30s, leading to the fewest babies in 30 years, according to a government report released Thursday. Experts said several factors may be combining to drive the declines, including shifting attitudes about...
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Two officers - one a groom on his wedding day - killed in 'violent' Maserati...

Two officers - one a groom on his wedding day - killed in 'violent' Maserati crash

"His life was just getting started." Two off-duty officers died in the crash of a rented 2018 Maserati after celebrating at a wedding reception, according to police. Read more ...

Ariana Grande sends love to fans, remembering UK concert attack

Ariana Grande sends love to fans, remembering UK concert attack

Ariana Grande has shared a message with her fans on the anniversary of the bombing at Manchester Arena, which killed 22 people. Read more ...

Incoming NRA chief blames school shootings on 'culture of violence' and Ritalin

Incoming NRA chief blames school shootings on 'culture of violence' and Ritalin

The National Rifle Association's incoming president has linked school shootings and other violence to using medications such as Ritalin. Read more ...

Trump the deal maker facing challenges ahead of North Korea summit

Trump the deal maker facing challenges ahead of North Korea summit

Weeks before his planned North Korea summit, President Donald Trump is staring down a deal maker's worst nightmare: over-promising and under-delivering. Read more ...

Police make arrest in death of Baltimore County police officer

Police make arrest in death of Baltimore County police officer

A 16-year-old has been arrested in connection with the death of a Baltimore County police officer who was killed Monday afternoon in the Perry Hall, police said. Three others... Read more ...

Residents alerted about power outage also warned to look out for zombies

Residents alerted about power outage also warned to look out for zombies

LAKE WORTH, Fla. - Residents of a Florida city who received alerts about a power outage were also warned to look out for zombies. That's right - zombies. The Palm Beach Post... Read more ...

School shooting unlikely to bring gun restrictions in Texas

School shooting unlikely to bring gun restrictions in Texas

Guns are so hard-wired into Texas culture that last week's shooting at Santa Fe High School is considered unlikely to result in any significant restrictions on access to weapons. Read more ...

‘Extreme zombie activity' alert issued in Florida

‘Extreme zombie activity' alert issued in Florida

Florida residents received a very worrying warning on Sunday when they were told in an official alert the area had “extreme zombie activity.” Read more ...

Sony in $2.3B deal for EMI to become world's biggest music publisher

Sony in $2.3B deal for EMI to become world's biggest music publisher

Sony said on Tuesday it would pay about $2.3 billion to gain control of EMI, becoming the world's largest music publisher in an industry that has found new life on the back of... Read more ...

An egg a day might reduce your risk of heart disease, study says

An egg a day might reduce your risk of heart disease, study says

Eating an egg a day may lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, a study of more than 400,000 adults in China suggests. Read more ...