US job openings fell 0.7% in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — Job openings posted by U.S. employers slipped 0.7% in May, while hires that month tumbled 4.4% in a sign that the job market may be cooling slightly. The Labor Depa...

AP-NORC Poll: Many feeling vulnerable despite economic gains

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are generally satisfied with their personal finances, but many lack confidence in their ability to afford retirement, an emergency expense or even their daily living costs....

Mobile home residents hit with soaring rent after hurricanes

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — For eight years, James Lesane paid what he could for his mobile home lot rental every month — $150. But in February, five months after Hurricane Florence flooded the Lumberton r...

Barr sees a legal way to ask about citizenship on census

EDGEFIELD, S.C. (AP) — Attorney General William Barr said Monday he sees a way to legally require 2020 census respondents to declare whether or not they are citizens, despite a Supreme Court ruling th...

Views on clergy vary by age, education, religious identity

Americans' age, education level and religious affiliation matter greatly when it comes to their opinions on a prospective clergy member's sexual orientation, gender, marital status or views on social ...

AP-NORC Poll: Americans rarely seek guidance from clergy

DETROIT (AP) — Timothy Buchanan says he never consults clergy about important decisions, but it's not for lack of faith: He regularly attends a nondenominational Christian church near his home. ...

Poll results show few people in Taiwan satisfied with judicial reforms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Results of a poll conducted by Taiwan’s Ministry of Justice (MOJ) show that only 27 percent of people were satisfied with the judicial reforms that had been implemen...

Quakes push Californians to prepare for the next big jolt

RIDGECREST, Calif. (AP) — Shaken residents are cleaning up from two of the biggest earthquakes to rattle California in decades as scientists warn that both should serve as a wake-up call to be ready w...

KMT primary poll starts Monday evening

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) party’s presidential primary starts Monday evening (July 8) and will last through Sunday (July 14). The candidates competing for the KMT pres...

Mexican president gets little backlash for migrant crackdown

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police, soldiers and National Guard are raiding hotels, buses and trains to round up migrants, creating scenes of weeping Central American mothers piled into police vans alo...

Quakes push Californians to prepare for the next big jolt

RIDGECREST, Calif. (AP) — Shaken residents were cleaning up Sunday from two of the biggest earthquakes to rattle California in decades as scientists warn that both should serve as a wake-up call...

Indonesia issues tsunami warning after Molucca Sea quake

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have issued a tsunami warning after a strong earthquake struck in the Molucca Sea. The U.S. Geological Survey said Sunday that the ma...

Poll: 1 in 4 don't plan to retire despite realities of aging

CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly one-quarter of Americans say they never plan to retire, according to a poll that suggests a disconnection between individuals' retirement plans and the realities of aging in the ...

A matter of faith: Democrats embrace religion in campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — When 10 Democratic presidential candidates were pressed on immigration policy during their recent debate, Pete Buttigieg took his answer in an unexpected direction: He turned the que...

Months of aftershocks could follow big California earthquake

RIDGECREST, Calif. (AP) — Officials in Southern California expressed relief Saturday that damage and injuries weren’t worse after the largest earthquake the region has seen in nearly 20 ye...