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Student's Death in Police Custody Ruled a Homicide

21-year-old in Georgia found in cell; 9 deputies fired

(Newser) - Another high-profile case with allegations of police brutality has surfaced, this time out of Savannah, Ga. The county coroner has ruled the death of local student and 21-year-old Nigerian native Matthew Ajibade a homicide, reports CNN . Ajibade died in police custody on New Year's Day following his arrest on... More »

Army Ranger Strangled to Death by Own Parachute

Military officials to investigative what went wrong

(Newser) - An Army Ranger was found dead on the ground with parachute cords wrapped around his neck after a routine training jump in southeast Georgia—and commanders hope an investigation will reveal what went wrong. The fatal jump occurred yesterday afternoon as Rangers stationed at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah conducted... More »

And America's Greenest Cities Are...

Separating the composters from the posers

(Travel + Leisure) - As part of the annual America's Favorite Cities survey, Travel + Leisure readers ranked 35 metropolitan areas on a variety of travel-friendly qualities, from cleanliness to great public parks, which offset that urban asphalt and improve air quality. Without further ado, the top 20 greenest cities in America:
  1. Portland:
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Girl Scouts' Hometown Crushes Cookie Sales

...in a relatively sacred spot: Outside Juliette Low's home

(Newser) - It's always sad when a city tells kids they can't sell sweet treats . It's even sadder when that city (Savannah) bars a famous group of kids (Girl Scouts) from selling their cookies in a relatively important place (outside the home of the founder of their organization). That's exactly the PR... More »

10 Sexiest, Ugliest American Cities

Not surprisingly, you'll find pretty people in beachy cities

(Newser) - Travel + Leisure put together its annual America’s Favorite Cities survey, of which arguably the most interesting category is the American cities that boast the most attractive—and least attractive—residents. Click through the top five in each category in the gallery, or click here for more. More »

6 Missing After Refinery Blast

Explosion rocks sugar plant near Savannah, Ga.

(Newser) - Six people remained missing this morning after an enormous explosion at a sugar refinery near Savannah, Ga., last night, CNN reports. No fatalities have been reported, but the blast injured 42 people, some of them critically. The cause remained unclear, but fire officials said sugar dust might have ignited. ''All... More »

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