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5 Most, Least Violent States

Louisiana and Maine are on opposite ends

(Newser) - The most violent US states tend to be in the South. They also tend to have the least restrictive gun laws in the country. That's according to 24/7 Wall St. , which determined the most and least violent of all 50 states based on the rate of murder, other violent... More »

In One Hip 'Hood, 'Serious Wes Anderson Vibes'

'Forbes' has a list of the coolest neighborhoods in the world

(Newser) - Where do all the cool kids hang out? Forbes thinks it's got that figured out with its list of some of the hippest, most happening neighborhoods around the globe, culled from travel experts. These are districts that aren't necessarily crammed with the most famous landmarks or where you'... More »

In Presidential Rankings, There's a New No. 1

Nearly half of all Americans say No. 44 was best president of their lives in Pew survey

(Newser) - Ask Americans who the best president has been in their lifetimes, and one man ranks significantly above all others—though he didn't always. Barack Obama won the top spot in the Pew Research Center survey, based on phone interviews with 2,000 US adults during the week of June... More »

10 Best, Worst Cities for Getting Behind the Wheel

Florida, Texas, and North Carolina all offer appealing options

(Newser) - "Comfort and reliability" are two of the reasons people cite for using their cars instead of mass transit to get around—but in some parts of the country, the driving commute is neither comfortable nor reliable. WalletHub looked at the 100 most populated cities in the US across four... More »

The 10 Best- and Worst-Run US Cities

In the top slot: Nampa, Idaho. Bringing up the rear: DC

(Newser) - Even before Tip O'Neill coined "all politics is local," urban leaders have tried to run their cities in ways that meet the most needs of the most constituents, all while staying on budget. WalletHub looks at the operating efficiency of 150 of the nation's biggest cities.... More »

These Products Still Boast They're 'Made in the USA'

Gun, cigarette, and whiskey brands top the list of (mostly) all-American products

(Newser) - With the July 4th holiday in mind, 24/7 Wall St. put together a list of companies whose manufacturing (mainly) remains in the US. That "mainly" is because there's some wiggle room on a few of these brands: Some, for instance, only make a portion of their products domestically,... More »

US One of 10 Most Dangerous Countries for Women

India is No. 1

(Newser) - A new Thompson Reuters Foundation survey names the 10 countries deemed to be the least safe for women, and the Washington Post focuses on the nation that claims the title of most dangerous. "India has shown utter disregard and disrespect for women … rape, marital rapes, sexual assault and... More »

Route 66 Makes It Onto a Dubious List

It's one of 11 historic US sites considered 'endangered'

(Newser) - Hundreds of historic sites have found their way over the past three decades onto the annual "endangered sites" list put out by the National Trust for Historic Preservation , and this year's lineup includes one of America's most famous thoroughfares. Route 66 joins 10 other cultural or architectural... More »

10 Most Powerful Hurricanes Reveal Disturbing Trend

4 have occurred since turn of the century

(Newser) - This year's hurricane season is expected to be relatively tame, but it's no time to get complacent. Some of the worst storms in recent decades have hit during "slower hurricane seasons," notes 24/7 Wall St. in an introduction to its list of the biggest hurricanes since... More »

Among World's 100 Highest Paid Athletes, 0 Women

Boxer Floyd Mayweather comes out on top

(Newser) - Women in sports say Forbes ' annual list of the world's highest-paid athletes is proof that the gender pay gap is real and pressing. That's because—for the first time in eight years—not a single woman made the cut. The highest-paid female athlete in 2017—the year... More »

10 Best, Worst US States for Jobs

Washington ranks No. 1; West Virginia comes in last

(Newser) - Some good news on the unemployment front Friday, with a 3.8% rate that hasn't been that low since April 2000. But in which states are one's prospects for finding a job best? WalletHub looked at the job market and economic environment in all 50, factoring in criteria... More »

4 Famous Sites Likely to Underwhelm

See Egypt's pyramids, then grab a pizza

(Newser) - You might think trips to see Stonehenge or Egypt's pyramids are worth the thousands of dollars in airfare and other travel expenses. These are majestic, ancient structures, after all. Sadly, there's more to such famous spots than most picturesque Instagram posts suggest. Four destinations likely to underwhelm, according... More »

People in 11 States Can't Spell This One Word

'Beautiful' apparently gets mangled quite a lot; so does 'schedule,' 'supercalifragilisticexpialidocious'

(Newser) - The Scripps National Spelling Bee is underway this week, and while viewers play along at home, they may want to bone up on certain words based on their location. Per People , Google Trends checked out online searches for each state that included the term "how to spell" to come... More »

Paycheck of Top-Paid CEO in US: $102.2M

Honors go to First Data Corp.'s Frank Bisignano of Ga.; other states' CEOs do well, too

(Newser) - Les Moonves made $68.4 million in 2017 as the CEO of CBS, but New York didn't claim the highest-paid CEO in the country last year—Georgia did, with First Data's Frank J. Bisignano bringing in a $102.2 million paycheck. The AP and Equilar, an executive data... More »

Bill Gates Recommends 5 Books for Summer

New works on Da Vinci and Lincoln make the cut

(Newser) - Bill Gates is out with his annual list of summer reading recommendations, and he explains in a blog post that they tackle questions such as "what makes genius tick?" and "where does humanity come from, and where are we headed." The "genius" in question is Leonardo... More »

These Jobs Are Seeing Biggest Pay Hikes

Lawyer, truck driver among the group

(Newser) - Lawyers have enjoyed one of the largest pay increases over the past year. A 4.7% increase as of April brings the median base pay for an attorney to $101,817, according to Glassdoor. But lower-skill positions in high demand are making strides, too, including truck and delivery drivers. The... More »

Heaviest Object on Earth Weighs 116B Pounds

China's Great Wall will probably always be man's heaviest structure

(Newser) - Some things (death, taxes) are unavoidable; others are simply immovable. The heaviest objects in the world have been rated by 24/7 Wall St. , which examined the numbers based on sources such as Guinness World Records, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and various travel, science, and engineering sources. Note... More »

Looking to Start a Career? Look Here

Salt Lake City is the place to be: WalletHub

(Newser) - As intimidating as it might sound, starting a career doesn't have to be difficult, and in certain US cities, it isn't. That's according to WalletHub , which rates more than 180 US cities on a variety of factors, including the availability of entry-level jobs, quality of life, and... More »

5 Fastest Growing, Shrinking Cities in US

From the Villages in Florida to Pine Bluff, Arkansas

(Newser) - The US population grew by 16.4 million people between 2010 and 2017, but that 5.3% increase wasn't reflected in many US cities. While the fastest-growing cities—generally marked by higher incomes and lower personal income tax rates than the national average—saw populations balloon by more than... More »

Top 6 Names for Baby Girls in 2017 All End in 'A'

Emma took the No. 1 spot, while Liam was the top pick for baby boys

(Newser) - Emma and Liam were the most frequently chosen baby names for 2017. For the fourth year in a row, Emma was the top girl's name, according to the annual list of the most popular baby names released by the Social Security Administration on Friday, the AP reports. Liam pushed... More »

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