Mike Schneider

  • Associated Press Nov 23, 2019

    5 States Resisting Creation of Panels to Promote the Census

    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 everyone is counted during the 2020 census. Five states — Florida, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Texas — have not set up “complete count committees” that would create public awareness...

  • Donald Trump Oct 23, 2019

    Most States Not Giving Driver's License Data to Washington

    An effort 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 has been a bust so far. As of Wednesday, the vast majority of state motor vehicle agencies had not agreed to share their records with the bureau, according to an Associated Press survey of the 50...

  • Donald Trump Oct 14, 2019

    Census Bureau Seeks State Data, Including Citizenship Info

    The U.S. Census Bureau is asking states for drivers’ license records that typically include citizenship data and has made a new request for information on recipients of government assistance after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked plans to include a citizenship question in its 2020 population count. The two approaches, documented by The Associated Press, alarm civil rights activists. They caution...

  • NEW YORK Sep 29, 2019

    Air Gondolas Join Disney World's Transit System

    Walt Disney World on Friday introduced its newest way to get around the Florida resort — an aerial cable car system that whisks visitors from hotels to theme parks three stories above the ground while going 11 mph.

  • Florida Sep 28, 2019

    Researchers Question Census Bureau's New Approach to Privacy

    In an age of rapidly advancing computer power, the U.S. Census Bureau recently undertook an experiment to see if census answers could threaten the privacy of the people who fill out the questionnaires. The agency went back to the last national headcount, in 2010, and reconstructed individual profiles from thousands of publicly available tables. It then matched those records against...

  • New Hampshire Sep 26, 2019

    U.S. Income Inequality at Highest Level in 50 Years, Economic Gap Growing in Heartland States

    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 Census Bureau figures. Income inequality in the United States expanded from 2017 to 2018, with several heartland states among the leaders of the increase, even though several wealthy coastal states still...

  • Donald Trump Sep 1, 2019

    Evacuations Begin in Bahamas as Category 4 Dorian Bears Down

    Hurricane Dorian bore down on the northern Bahamas on Saturday with howling winds, surging seas and a threat of torrential rains, forcing some evacuations and hotel closures ahead of the fierce Category 4 storm. Forecasters expected Dorian, packing 150 mph winds, to hit the northwestern Bahamas on Sunday before heading near Florida and then skirting along or off the U.S....

  • Donald Trump Aug 31, 2019

    Dorian Becomes a Category 4 Monster Powering Toward Florida

    Hurricane Dorian powered toward Florida with increasing fury Friday, becoming an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm but leaving forecasters uncertain whether it would make a direct hit on the state’s east coast or inflict a glancing blow. The storm’s winds rose to 130 mph and then, hours later, to a howling 140 mph as Dorian gained strength while crossing warm...

  • Donald Trump Aug 30, 2019

    Dorian Upgrades to Category 2, Could Become Category 4 Hurricane as It Heads for Florida

    Florida residents picked the shelves clean of bottled water and lined up at gas stations Thursday as an increasingly menacing-looking Hurricane Dorian threatened to broadside the state over Labor Day weekend. Leaving lighter-than-expected damage in its wake in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, the second hurricane of the 2019 season swirled toward the U.S., with forecasters warning it will...

  • Attorney Aug 24, 2019

    Florida Man Convicted in Parking Lot Shooting of Black Man

    A white Florida man who told detectives he had a “pet peeve” about illegal parking in handicapped spots was convicted late Friday of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in a dispute over a handicapped spot.

  • Donald Trump Jul 11, 2019

    Trump Issues Executive Order to Collect Citizenship Data From Federal Agencies

     The president’s fight to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census seems to have ended.

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Jun 27, 2019

    2nd Florida City Pays Hackers, as 3rd City Faces Breach

    A second small Florida city has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to hackers who took over most of its computer operations, just as a third Florida city reports it had its data breached.

  • lawyer Jun 10, 2019

    WATCH: Video Obtained of Prostitution Crackdown That Ensnared Robert Kraft

    The Chinese masseuse shrinks into her chair as the Florida sheriff’s detective tells her deputies installed hidden cameras in her spa’s ceiling. He knows she and other women had sex with men for money. But you can save yourself, Martin County Detective Mike Fenton and others tell her. We will give you an apartment. We will provide food and education....

  • Florida Jun 10, 2019

    Lawmakers Aim for Pulse to be Designated National Memorial

    Members of central Florida’s congressional delegation are introducing legislation that would designate as a national memorial the gay nightclub where 49 people were massacred three years ago by a supporter of the Islamic State. U.S. Reps. Darren Soto and Stephanie Murphy said Monday at a ceremony outside the former nightclub that the designation will preserve and protect Pulse nightclub for...

  • lawyer Jun 10, 2019

    WATCH: Video Obtained of Prostitution Crackdown That Ensnared Robert Kraft

    The Chinese masseuse shrinks into her chair as the Florida sheriff’s detective tells her deputies installed hidden cameras in her spa’s ceiling. He knows she and other women had sex with men for money. But you can save yourself, Martin County Detective Mike Fenton and others tell her. We will give you an apartment. We will provide food and education....

  • Florida Jun 10, 2019

    Lawmakers Aim for Pulse to be Designated National Memorial

    Members of central Florida’s congressional delegation are introducing legislation that would designate as a national memorial the gay nightclub where 49 people were massacred three years ago by a supporter of the Islamic State. U.S. Reps. Darren Soto and Stephanie Murphy said Monday at a ceremony outside the former nightclub that the designation will preserve and protect Pulse nightclub for...

  • California Jun 4, 2019

    Blacks, Latinos at Risk of Undercount in 2020 Census, Think Tank Finds

    With the 2020 census count less than a year away, a new report says undercounting certain populations will be likely, despite the best efforts of the U.S. Census Bureau, nonprofits and state and local officials to encourage participation. Nationwide, the decennial census could fail to count anywhere from 900,000 to 4 million people, with blacks, Hispanics and children younger than...

  • California Jun 4, 2019

    Blacks, Latinos at Risk of Undercount in 2020 Census, Think Tank Finds

    With the 2020 census count less than a year away, a new report says undercounting certain populations will be likely, despite the best efforts of the U.S. Census Bureau, nonprofits and state and local officials to encourage participation. Nationwide, the decennial census could fail to count anywhere from 900,000 to 4 million people, with blacks, Hispanics and children younger than...

  • China Mar 31, 2019

    AP Investigation: Florida Gets Tougher on Massage-Parlor Sex

    When Florida authorities shut down 10 massage spas last month and charged hundreds of men with buying sex, they broke a longstanding pattern of meting out minor charges and punishment for owners, letting patrons off scot-free and turning a mostly blind eye to signs of human trafficking. An Associated Press review of state records over the past decade shows that...

  • China Mar 31, 2019

    AP Investigation: Florida Gets Tougher on Massage-Parlor Sex

    When Florida authorities shut down 10 massage spas last month and charged hundreds of men with buying sex, they broke a longstanding pattern of meting out minor charges and punishment for owners, letting patrons off scot-free and turning a mostly blind eye to signs of human trafficking. An Associated Press review of state records over the past decade shows that...

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