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The 7 Worst US States for Women

Mississippi tops the list

(Newser) - Help a girl out, Mississippi. The state is the worst in the country for women, according to 24/7 Wall St. , based on economy, leadership, and health. Researchers specifically looked at things like women's earnings compared to men, the percent of women in management positions and government, and female life... More »

10 Best-Run US Cities

You'll find most of them in Middle America

(Newser) - Running a city is no small feat, and with nearly 63% of the US population living in urban centers, per the US Census Bureau . WalletHub decided to see which ones are managed the best. The site looked at 150 of the biggest cities in the country, combining the results of... More »

Family Saves 4-Year-Old Girl From Mountain Lion

Attack occurred while they were camping in Idaho

(Newser) - Kelsi Butt is 4 years old, and the attack happened so fast, she thought it was a bicycle coming toward her. Instead, it was a mountain lion at her family's campsite in eastern Idaho, reports the Rexburg Standard Journal . The big cat actually grabbed Kelsi and tried to drag... More »

Trans Woman Accused of Voyeurism in Target Store

Transgender community is 'completely disgusted'

(Newser) - A person who identifies as a transgender woman was booked into jail as a man after being accused of voyeurism in a Target store in Idaho. The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office says 43-year-old Shauna Patricia Smith has been charged with felony video voyeurism for allegedly reaching over the wall... More »

Dad Takes Out Full-Page Ad to Find His Son a Wife

'I can’t even describe to you how embarrassing and ridiculous this is'

(Newser) - A 48-year-old Salt Lake City man was surprised to discover that he had apparently taken out a full-page, $900 ad in an Idaho newspaper in order to find a wife, the Spokesman-Review reports. The ad, titled "Looking for a Wife," ran last Saturday in the Coeur d'Alene ... More »

After Crash, Woman Held Boy's Head Straight. It Saved Him

Family says Killian will make a full recovery from internal decapitation

(Newser) - A 4-year-old boy might not have survived a horrific car accident if two Good Samaritans had not happened upon the scene, reports Boise station KBOI . The accident occurred when Brandy Gonzalez was driving from Nevada to Idaho with son Killian on May 22, and their car smashed into another after... More »

Study Names Worst State for Drunk Driving

It's North Dakota, though Montana isn't great, either

(Newser) - Be careful on the roads in North Dakota. The state is the most dangerous in the country when it comes to drunk driving, according to an analysis by . It considered five factors: a state's drunk-driving-related deaths and arrests in 2015, its penalties and laws, and its cost... More »

Family Welcomes 1st Baby Girl Since 1914

'I didn't know what an Underdahl girl looked like'

(Newser) - The great chain of hand-me-downs has been broken after an Idaho family welcomed its first baby girl in more than a century, BuzzFeed reports. Since Bernice Underdahl was born in 1914, seven male Underdahl babies had been born across four generations, according to the Coeur d'Alene Press . That changed... More »

This Sick 20-Year-Old Wants Her Parents Prosecuted

'They deserve it'

(Newser) - "I would like to see my parents prosecuted," 20-year-old Mariah Walton tells the Guardian . "They deserve it." Walton has pulmonary hypertension, a condition that has left her permanently disabled, requiring a breathing device and possibly, soon, a heart and lung transplant. The problem could have been... More »

Here's Where 2016's Delegate Counts Stand

Trump, Clinton both creep closer to securing their party's nomination

(Newser) - Tuesday was another big day in the Election 2016 slog, with both the remaining Republican and Democratic candidates amassing more of the coveted delegates they need to secure a nomination for their respective parties. On the GOP side, Donald Trump won 59% of the delegates that were up for grabs... More »

Pastor Shooting Suspect Had No Problem Flying

The TSA says it was warned too late about Kyle Odom

(Newser) - A man wanted by Idaho authorities in an attack that left a church pastor seriously wounded was able to board a commercial airliner in Boise, Idaho, and travel to Washington, DC, this week despite an attempted-murder warrant for his arrest, the AP reports. After the shooting, Kyle Odom drove more... More »

Suspect in Shooting of Pastor Arrested at White House

He claimed 'Martian' pastor wrecked his life

(Newser) - The ex-Marine accused of trying to murder a pastor in Idaho on Sunday is in custody after allegedly chucking material over the White House fence. Coeur d'Alene Police Chief Lee White says Kyle Odom was arrested "safely and without incident" by Secret Service agents at around 5:30pm... More »

Pastor Shot After Praying With Cruz; Suspect IDed

Motive is unclear in Idaho

(Newser) - The attempted murder of a pastor in Idaho after his Sunday sermon is drawing extra attention because the pastor had publicly prayed with Ted Cruz only the day before. But whether there's any connection remains iffy, reports the Spokesman Review . The pastor, Tim Remington of Coeur d'Alene, works... More »

Dog Hit By 13 Trains Miraculously Still Alive

Loki lost a leg, eye, and his tail

(Newser) - A 14-month-old puppy is recuperating at home—miraculously—after being hit by an astounding 13 trains last Wednesday in Idaho, KBOI reports. According to a GoFundMe page set up by his owners, Loki got out of the family's yard somehow and made his way to some nearby train tracks.... More »

Parents of Missing Toddler 'Know Where He Is': Sheriff

Parents officially named as suspects in DeOrr Kunz disappearance

(Newser) - After Idaho toddler DeOrr Kunz went missing during a family camping trip in July, his parents said they were holding out hope that the 2-year-old was with someone, and that he would be returned to them. Six months later, the Lemhi County Sheriff's Office says "I don't... More »

Stoned Drug Traffickers Call 911 on Themselves

They were hauling 20 pounds of pot

(Newser) - It was an unusual 911 call that tipped off police in Rexburg, Idaho, that Leland Ayala-Doliente and Holland Sward had entered the state with 20 pounds of marijuana—because Ayala-Doliente is the one who placed it. As the East Idaho News reports, court documents show that Ayala-Doliente, 22, and Sward,... More »

Cougar With Teeth Growing From Forehead Perplexes

The animal was killed late last month in Idaho

(Newser) - A hunter in southeast Idaho bagged a cougar in late December that had an extra set of teeth … growing out of its forehead, the Idaho State Journal reports. "It has all of us scratching our heads," a wildlife biologist tells the Journal. It's described, per East ... More »

Mr. Spud's Boise Mansion Soon to Be No More

Idaho billionaire's grand plans never quite materialized

(Newser) - It's the end of an era for Boise, Idaho. The hilltop mansion that once belonged to potato billionaire JR Simplot will soon be gone, the Idaho Statesman reports. Demolition started Sunday and should be wrapped up in 10 days. But the 30-foot-by-50-foot US flag flying some 200 feet above... More »

Lunch Lady Feeds Hungry Kid, Gets Fired

'This is just breaking my heart,' says Dalene Bowden

(Newser) - Dalene Bowden's response when a 12-year-old at Idaho's Irving Middle School told her she was hungry but didn't have any money seemed like a no-brainer: The food service worker gave the girl a free hot meal. In response, she received a letter of termination that called out... More »

Cops Kill Rancher in Scuffle Over Loose Bull

Jack Yantis brought gun to scene after crash involving bull: cops

(Newser) - Two deputies in Idaho killed a cattle rancher after a dispute over an injured bull on Sunday, authorities say. The bizarre case unfolded after rancher Jack Yantis, 62, received a call that one of his bulls had gotten loose near Council, a town of 800 north of Boise, and was... More »

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