5 states drag feet on creation of panels to promote Census

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — With billions in federal aid and seats in Congress at stake, some states are dragging their feet in carrying out one of the Census Bureau’s chief recommendations for making sure e...

Former NBA executive wants to bring MLB to Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The man who helped bring an NBA team to Orlando said Wednesday that he wants to bring a Major League Baseball team to the theme park mecca. Pat Williams, a forme...

With thrills and lights, theme park conclave back in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Detroit has the auto show. Las Vegas has the electronics show. In Orlando, it’s all about themed and amusement park rides, food and amenities. The annual convent...

In tight market, Census plans to hike pay in some places

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Faced with a tight labor market, U.S. Census Bureau officials said Thursday they plan to raise wages for census workers in some areas and make it easier for applicants to get fing...

Census report: US population will get older, more diverse

The U.S. population will grow older and more diverse over the next four decades, according to new Census Bureau projections presented Thursday at a meeting of demographers. As the U....

Most states not giving driver's license data to Washington

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Efforts by the U.S. Census Bureau to collect state driver's license records as part of President Donald Trump's order to gather citizenship information have been a bust so far. ...

Census Bureau pivots from verifying places to recruiting

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A top U.S. Census Bureau official says the agency has pivoted away from verifying addresses and is now kicking off a campaign to recruit and hire as many as a half million tempora...

2nd Sesame Street Place park opening in San Diego

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Officials with SeaWorld Entertainment and Sesame Workshop say they are opening the country's second Sesame Place park in San Diego in 2021. The first Sesame Place opened almost 40...

Census confirms drivers' records request tied to citizenship

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau is acknowledging that its recent request for state drivers' license records is the result of President Donald Trump's order to use administrative records to...

Census Bureau seeks state data, including citizenship info

The U.S. Census Bureau is asking the 50 states for drivers' license information, months after President Donald Trump ordered the collection of citizenship information. A state motor ...

Trump support unwavering in Florida retirement community

THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — As retirees living on a fixed income, Paula Bedner and her husband don’t have a lot of money to spare. But when Democratic House members announced last week...

Census: US inequality grew, including in heartland states

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The gap between the haves and have-nots in the United States grew last year to its highest level in more than 50 years of tracking income inequality, according to U.S. Census Bure...

Unmarried partners in US has tripled in 2 decades

A new U.S. Census Bureau report says the number of unmarried partners living together has tripled in the past two decades due to greater social acceptance. The report released this w...

SeaWorld CEO resigns after less than a year on the job

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The CEO of SeaWorld Entertainment is stepping down just months into the job. Company officials said Monday that Gustavo "Gus" Antorcha has resigned from his job ...

Universal announces expansion in latest park wars salvo

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Universal Orlando officials say the resort is doubling in size with plans for a fourth theme park, but they are offering almost no information on when it will open, what it will h...