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The 6 Best Affordable Big American Cities

Can't stomach NYC or LA? Look to Boston, Portland

(Newser) - Living in a big city doesn't have to blow the budget. Money has identified the best affordable city in each of six US regions. Those chosen have a population of at least 300,000, and factors like affordable housing, job growth, low crime, green space, and good schools were... More »

Another Texas Woman Dies in Road-Rage Shooting

Police are still searching for a male suspect

(Newser) - Police are searching for a man who killed a Texas woman in an apparent road-rage shooting in Arlington on Wednesday. Police say Brittany Daniel, 26, was shot while driving on Interstate 30 about 7pm, reports the Dallas Morning News . Daniel's father tells WFAA that his daughter was dropping off... More »

Autopsy: Student Killed by Cop Had 'N-Bomb' in Blood

Synthetic drug known to cause hallucinations found in his system

(Newser) - The 19-year-old Texas college student shot dead by a cop at an Arlington car dealership on Aug. 7 had taken a drug that may have caused him to hallucinate, per an autopsy report released yesterday. It details the presence of a drug with similar effects to LSD known as NBOMe,... More »

Texas Cop Who Shot Unarmed College Student Is Fired

Arlington chief sacks officer Brad Miller

(Newser) - The police chief in Arlington, Texas, has fired the trainee officer who shot and killed an unarmed college student during a burglary call last week. Chief Will Johnson said officer Brad Miller used poor judgment when he decided to open fire on Christian Taylor during a late-night call at an... More »

Baseball Fan Falls From Upper Deck

Man tries too hard to catch a foul at Rangers game

(Newser) - A Rangers-Indians game ground to a terrifying halt in Texas last night when a man flipped over the upper deck railing and plunged 30 feet to the seating area below. The fan was sitting in the front row, and reached out too far trying to catch a foul ball, witnesses... More »

Elderly Rapes Terrify Small Texas Towns

Women from 65 to 91 are attacked by 'Twilight Rapist'

(Newser) - A sexual predator has been assaulting elderly women in central Texas over the past year, terrifying residents and frustrating investigators who have only a vague description of the suspect. Pepper spray has been flying off the shelves in the seven towns where the attacks have occurred, and at least one... More »

Go Ahead and Mess With Texas

Nate Silver does electoral math for 5 Lone Star States

(Newser) - An obscure provision of Texas statehood gives it the right to split into five smaller states, writes Nate Silver of He outlines the potential new entities:
  1. New Texas: Centered on Austin, as populous as Kentucky, and split down the middle politically—city vs. suburbs.
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