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mexico posts highest homicide rate in decades


mexico posted its highest homicide rate in decades, with the government reporting sunday there were 29,168 murders in 2017, a 27 percent increase over 2016.






mexico posts highest homicide rate in decades


mexico posted its highest homicide rate in decades, with the government reporting sunday there were 29,168 murders in 2017.






murder rate reaches record high in mexico


newly released figures reveal that one person was murdered every twenty minutes in mexico in may, the highest monthly murder rate recorded in 20 years. the data released wednesday documented 2,452 murder investigations in may, almost a third higher than the same time last year and the highest record...






killings of women soared in last decade amid mexico drug war


mexico city (ap) — a new study says killings of women in mexico have risen sharply over the last decade during the country’s drug war, more than wiping out two decades of gains when the rate fell by half. the report by the mexican government and u.n. women says the femicide rate was 3.8 per […]






two high-profile killings in mexico stoke outrage about nationwide surge in slay


public indignation about mexico’s surging homicide rate has followed the two latest high-profile killings — those of a human rights ombudsman in baja california sur state and a telecommunications executive outside mexico city. president enrique peña nieto denounced the killing of adolfo lagos espinosa,...






mexico sees 22 percent rise in murders in 2016


mexico's government says homicides rose by 22 percent in 2016. it's the highest rate of increase since the height of the drug war.






these are the canadian cities with the highest homicide rates for 2016


thunder bay topped the list of the 33 largest communities in canada with the highest homicide. firearm-related homicides were also on the rise






new mexico sees over-the-year job growth in private sector


santa fe, n.m. (ap) — new mexico’s unemployment rate edged lower in october to 6.1 percent, slightly less than the previous month and nearly a percentage point less than the same period last year. the state jobless rate is still higher than the national rate, but labor officials say new mexico over the past year […]






report: women’s numbers in top political posts stagnating


united nations (ap) — decades of gains for women representatives in national legislatures and top government posts worldwide have slowed to a crawl, growing last year at a rate so modest it would take a half-century to reach equal representation of men and women in parliaments, according to new research released wednesday. three years ago, […]






new mexico unemployment in august was 6.3 percent


santa fe, n.m. (ap) — the state of new mexico says the latest unemployment rate in the land of enchantment is 6.3 percent. that’s down from 6.8 percent a year ago. the new mexico department of workforce solutions says that 6.3 percent rate is for august and didn’t change from july. the national unemployment rate […]






at least 14 dead in gun battle between mexican gangs


mexico is experiencing its highest murder rate in at least 20 years as splintered drug cartels battle over territory.






births among women in 30s at highest rate since 1960s


washington – women in their 30s are having babies at the highest rate since the 1960s, providing a rare bright spot in what’s an otherwise stagnating u.s. population.






mexico ups benchmark lending rate ¼-point to 7.25 percent


mexico city (ap) — mexico’s central bank is raising its benchmark interest rate a quarter point to 7.25 percent to try to rein in inflation that continues to outpace targets. the bank of mexico says in a statement that annual inflation was 6.63 percent in november. it forecasts convergence with its 3 percent target to […]






mexico raises key interest rate to 7 pct to combat inflation


mexico's central bank has raised its benchmark interest rate a quarter-point to 7 percent in an effort to limit inflation.






long-term us mortgages rise to highest level since mid-may


washington (ap) — long-term u.s. mortgage rates rose this week to highest level since mid-may. mortgage buyer freddie mac says the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages rose to an average 3.96 percent from 3.88 percent last week. it stood at 3.41 percent a year ago. the rate on 15-year, fixed-rate home loans, popular with homeowners […]






metro denver inflation rate continues climbing in 2017, hitting highest level si


a jump in housing costs and gasoline prices helped push up the metro area's inflation rate to 3.1 percent in the first half of the year, the highest level since 2011.






west virginia has highest us student loan default rate


charleston, w.va. (ap) — government records show west virginia has the highest default rate on college student loans in the nation. according to the u.s. department of education, the default rate in west virginia in 2016 was 18.3 percent, up from 16.2 percent in 2015. the charleston gazette-mail reports it’s the largest percentage increase of […]






report: alaska firearm deaths highest rate in us in 2016


juneau, alaska (ap) — new figures from the centers for disease control and prevention show alaska had the highest rate of firearm deaths in the nation in 2016. the juneau empire reported thursday that there were 177 firearm-related deaths in alaska in 2016. that’s a rate of about 23 firearm deaths per 100,000 residents, which […]






maternal mortality rate highest in texas


a 2016 university of maryland study discovered that texas has the highest maternal mortality rate in the entire developed world. however, in spite of knowing this fact a few months later after the study was published, texas lawmakers did nothing to address the problem or take steps to curb it, the a...






alaska unemployment rate inches up in december


juneau, alaska (ap) — alaska’s unemployment rate crept up to 7.3 percent last month, its highest level since march 2012. according to state and federal labor statistics, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate had held steady, at 7.2 percent, from august through november. the 7.3 percent rate for december is preliminary. the unemployment rate stood at […]






mexico raises benchmark interest rate to 6.50 percent


mexico's central bank says it has raised its benchmark interest rate by a half-point to 6.50 percent, in a bid to contain rising inflation.






delta tops in on-time flights, spirit worst for complaints in march, according t


delta air lines scored the best for on-time flights, united and american weren't far behind, virgin america had the highest rate of delayed flights and discount carrier spirit airlines drew the highest rate of consumer complaints, according to transportation department figures released tuesday.






study: new mexico, georgia had highest jail rates in us


new mexico and georgia — two states with some of the nation's largest percentages of minority residents in the united states — had the nation's highest rates of inmates in county jails, according to a report made public wednesday by a non-partisan criminal justice reform group.






fact check: trump botches murder rate, saying it’s the highest in 47 years


president donald trump's dark view of violent crime in america rests largely on a bogus claim: that the murder rate is higher than it's been in nearly half a century. actually, the murder rate is down sharply in that time, despite a recent spike.






baltimore homicide victim was police official's brother


as the homicide rate in baltimore continues to soar, police spokesman t.j. smith has spent more time than ever behind the podium, answering questions for reporters about the violent crime surge in a city plagued with pervasive problems.






why is liberal california the poverty capital of america?


guess which state has the highest poverty rate in the country? not mississippi, new mexico, or west virginia, but california, where nearly one out of five residents is poor. that’s according to the census bureau’s supplemental poverty measure, which factors in the cost of housing, food, utilities...






gophers graduation rate hits highest mark in school history


ncaa measure has minnesota student-athletes graduating at a 92 percent rate. nineteen of 21 teams saw improvement in grad rates over last year.






vaccination rate jumps in california after tougher inoculation law


the vaccination rate for california’s kindergartners jumped this fall from the previous year, with the percentage of students with all required vaccinations rising to 96% from 93%. it was the highest vaccination rate among kindergartners since 2001, the california department of public health said....






vaccination rate jumps in california after tougher inoculation law


the vaccination rate for california’s kindergartners jumped this fall from the previous year, boosting the percentage of students with all required vaccinations to 96% from 93%. it was the highest vaccination rate among kindergartners since 2001, the california department of public health said....






mexico’s remittances reach almost $27 billion


mexico city (ap) — the money sent home to mexico by migrants living abroad rose to almost $27 billion in 2016, the highest on record. remittances rose 8.8 percent, from $24.78 billion in 2015 to 26.97 billion in 2016. mexico’s central bank said wednesday almost all the money was sent to mexico by electronic transfers. […]






average us 30-year mortgage rate slips to 4.14 percent


washington (ap) — long-term u.s. mortgage rates fell this week for a second straight week, slipping further from their highest levels of the year reached two weeks ago. mortgage buyer freddie mac says the rate on 30-year fixed-rate home loans declined to 4.14 percent from 4.23 percent last week. the benchmark rate stood at 3.71 […]






us home sales jumped 4.4 percent in march to highest rate since february 2007


washington (ap) — us home sales jumped 4.4 percent in march to highest rate since february 2007.






why does clarendon hills have the region's fourth highest water rate?


water rates have become a topic of conversation in clarendon hills, following an oct. 25 chicago tribune analysis showing the village had the fourth highest rate of 162 municipalities. the tribune's analysis of publicly managed systems that draw water from lake michigan indicated that clarendon...






alaska unemployment rate remains at 7.2 percent


juneau, alaska (ap) — alaska’s unemployment rate for november stood at 7.2 percent, unchanged since august. federal labor statistics show the state’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted rate for last month compares to an unemployment rate of 6.6 percent in november 2016. according to the u.s. bureau of labor statistics, alaska’s unemployment rate is at its highest […]






average us 30-year mortgage rate slips to 4.23 percent


washington (ap) — long-term u.s. mortgage rates slid this week from their highest levels of 2017. mortgage buyer freddie mac said thursday that the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate home loans fell to 4.23 percent from 4.30 percent last week. the benchmark rate stood at 3.71 percent a year ago and averaged 3.65 percent in 2016, […]