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40% of Households in This City Have Just 1 Person

Gainesville leads the ranking of cities by 24/7 Wall St

(Newser) - Roommate getting on your nerves? Bustle reports more Americans than ever are living alone, and 24/7 Wall St. has ranked the US metro areas where it's most common. Leading the way is Gainesville, Florida, where four in 10 households have but a single resident. Most of the cities atop... More »

Girl, 17, Guilty of Homicide in Delaware School Death

Victim had previously unknown heart condition

(Newser) - A 17-year-old girl was convicted Thursday of criminally negligent homicide in a school bathroom attack in Delaware that left a 16-year-old classmate dead. The ruling came in a nonjury trial for three girls charged in the death of Amy Joyner-Francis, the AP reports. All three were 16 when the fight... More »

10 Unfriendliest Cities in the US

Who knew Delaware was so mean?

(Newser) - Planning an end-of-summer vacation? Better stay away from these US cities, apparently the kinds of places where locals will give you bad directions, then steal your wallet. Condé Nast Traveler asked travelers to rate the "friendliness" of US cities for its 2015 Readers' Choice Awards and received 128,000... More »

Only One Girl Hit Teen Who Died in School Bathroom

16-year-old charged with criminally negligent homicide

(Newser) - A pre-existing heart condition combined with a "physical assault" killed 16-year-old Delaware high school student Amy Inita Joyner-Francis , according to an autopsy, leading police to press charges. Authorities say Trinity Carr, 16, repeatedly punched Amy in the head and chest in a bathroom at Howard High School of Technology... More »

Girl Killed in School Bathroom 'Didn't Believe in Fighting'

Friends dispute rumors the fight that killed Amy Inita Joyner-Francis was over a boy

(Newser) - Delaware high school student Amy Inita Joyner-Francis "didn't believe in fighting," says fellow student Nik Stryminski. "And the craziest thing is she died in a fight." Stryminski tells the News Journal that the 16-year-old—who died after a violent attack in a bathroom at Howard... More »

3 Dead in Shooting at Del. Courthouse

Suspect among the dead; apparent target was his ex

(Newser) - A gunman opened fire at a courthouse in Wilmington, Del., this morning, initiating a shootout with police officers in the lobby before he passed through metal detectors. The incident left at least three people dead—two women and the shooter himself—and at least two officers wounded, the Delaware News ... More »

Man Bites Police Dog

Maxx bites Delaware suspect back

(Newser) - A Delaware suspect who tried to bite his way out of a struggle with a police dog was charged with felony assault on a police animal—after he was treated for dog bites. Keith Glaspie, 22, who was wanted in connection with a shooting, was stopped by a two-year-old police... More »

Obama Arrives in Washington

(Newser) - Barack Obama rolled into Washington tonight on the last stop of his historic whistlestop train journey, the Washington Post reports. Obama retraced the path of Abraham Lincoln and called for a "new declaration of independence" for the nation. To see photos of the trip—which Joe Biden joined in... More »

FCC to Test TV's Digital Era in N. Carolina

Wilmington will be feds' guinea pig to phase out analog

(Newser) - Wilmington, NC, will be a test market for the switchover to all-digital television, the Wall Street Journal reports. The US as a whole is to change from analog signals by Feb. 17, but Wilmington could flip by Sept. 8 as broadcasters and the Federal Communications Commissions worry over how the... More »

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