Grant Suneson and Michael B. Sauter 24/7 Wall Street Published 11:09 p.m. UTC Aug 17, 2018 The U.S. high school graduation rate rose last year, a sign education systems across the country are finding greater success in preparing children for the future. Finishing school is just one indication of the quality of a child’s upbringing. Early education, health and safety are crucial to providing children with the best chance to become healthy, productive adults. When choosing where to raise their children, parents look at factors like these. However, some parts of the country struggle to provide a good environment for childhood development. Children in areas with high crime rates, low graduation rates, and low preschool enrollment rates are more likely to struggle later in life in their work and health. 24/7 Wall Street reviewed a number of educational, health, and safety measures to determine the worst cities to raise children in the United States. Our index included … [Read more...] about These are the 25 worst cities in the U.S. to raise children
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IN PICTURES: The 57 women battling to be crowned the 2018 Rose of Tralee The Rose of Tralee International Festival is as quintessentially Irish as the rain, Guinness and going to Mass on a Sunday and it all kicks off on Friday August 17, 2018. To launch our gallery of photos of all 57 women competing in this year’s competition click on the logo in the bottom left corner of the photograph above or on the link, also above. 2018 ROSE BIOGRAPHIESABU DHABI ROSE – SARA KATE MANGANMy name is Sara Kate Mangan, I am 26-years old, and honoured to represent Abu Dhabi in the Rose of Tralee Festival. At the age of 18 I moved to Liverpool to pursue my dream of becoming a nurse. After three fun filled years living in the city of The Beatles, a leap of faith took me even further afield from my humble Mayo roots to Abu Dhabi. What an adventure it has been. I am a dedicated and caring nurse working in the state of the art Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi where we provide exceptional … [Read more...] about IN PICTURES: Meet all 57 women hoping to be crowned the 2018 Rose of Tralee
Evan Comen and Samuel Stebbins 24/7 Wall Street Published 6:22 p.m. UTC Jul 13, 2018 The Department of Health and Human Services sets the poverty threshold at $25,100 for a family of four in the contiguous United States. While the hardships associated with such financial strain are significant and pervasive, about 5.5 million Americans living in poverty face the additional strain that comes with living in an extremely poor neighborhood -- one with a poverty rate of 40 percent or greater. Despite near record-low unemployment, a booming stock market, and nearly the longest period of sustained economic growth in U.S. history, conditions are not improving for all Americans. The share of Americans living in poverty climbed from 13.8 percent to 15.1 percent between 2010 and 2016. Encouragingly, the share of Americans living both below the poverty line and in a neighborhood with a poverty rate of at least 40 percent -- referred to as concentrated poverty or extreme poverty -- declined … [Read more...] about What city is hit hardest by extreme poverty in your state?
Josh Peter USA TODAY Sports Published 7:23 p.m. UTC May 23, 2018 When Yadier Molina got hit in the crotch by a foul-tipped, 102-mph fastball on May 6, the medical personnel at Busch Stadium in St. Louis weren’t the only ones that sprang into action. So did people who manufacture and sell athletic cups. Craig Diamond of Diamond MMA said he mailed Molina one of his company’s protective cups about the same time the St. Louis Cardinals’ All-Star catcher had surgery for a traumatic hematoma. Owners of a company called NuttyBuddy said they followed suit, shipping to Molina their uniquely shaped cup and a note that explained, “It’s anatomically correct.’’ And the founder of Armored Nutshellz told the Fox TV affiliate in St. Louis that the Cardinals bought bullet-resistant cups from the Missouri company soon after the injury that’s expected to sideline Molina for four weeks. That news report went viral thanks to video of Jeremiah Raber, … [Read more...] about Groin pains: Yadier Molina and others spur evolution of athletic cups
To report corrections & clarifications, contact: Please indicate whether you're responding to content online or in the newspaper. The following corrections & clarifications have been published on stories produced by USA TODAY's newsroom: April 2018 News: A previous version of this story misstated Elliot Rodger's weapons. He used both a knife and a gun. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/03/31/masculinity-traditional-toxic-trump-mens-rights/99830694/ Video: A previous version of this video misstated the number of Americans living with unhealthful levels of pollution. https://www.usatoday.com/media/cinematic/video/33952141/8-of-americas-10-most-ozone-polluted-cities-are-in-this-state/ Opinion: Because of an editing error, a headline in an earlier version of this column incorrectly described Amy Wax's job status. https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/04/20/black-students-law-school-amy-wax-column/510510002/ … [Read more...] about Corrections & Clarifications