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Dying Loner Leaves Behind $260K in Cash

Surprise inheritance goes to long-lost granddaughter

(Newser) - A peripatetic Chicago-area retiree who spent the past few years living out of a van left a surprise when he died in a motel room last March: $263,000 in small bills in a vinyl suitcase. Police searched for months for an heir to 82-year-old John Grant’s life savings,... More »

14 Die in Indian Race Riots

Minority group pushing for affirmative action clashes with police

(Newser) - An ethnic minority in Northwest India clashed with police yesterday during a demonstration, leaving 14 people dead. The Army has been called into Rajasthan to restore order, after tens of thousands of Gujjars blocked a key highway and fought with police trying to break up their protest. More »

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