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This Is the Least Educated US City

Sorry, McAllen-Edinburg-Mission

(Newser) - You might want to think twice before you start a scholarly debate with anyone from Ann Arbor. The Michigan city is the most educated in America—by far—according to WalletHub . The site ranked the most educated cities based on the education level of adults 25 and older, plus the... More »

Terminally Ill Man Got Lost on Way to Kill Doctors: Cops

Bay Area man felt like 'laboratory monkey,' authorities say

(Newser) - A terminally ill cancer patient was arrested and charged with attempted murder after he traveled to the San Francisco Bay Area to kill three doctors who had treated him, authorities say. Yue Chen, who also planned to kill himself, was angry the doctors had treated him like a "laboratory... More »

Happiest Cities Are Mostly in One State

8 of top 10 are in sunny California: WalletHub

(Newser) - Life in sunny California sure is sweet, according to WalletHub . Based on factors such as emotional and physical well-being and income and employment, the site has compiled a list of the happiest cities in the country—and ones in California dominate the upper ranks. The top 10, with "happiness... More »

Couple Goes to Extreme Lengths to Find Missing Pup

'The only thing I can think about right now is finding Theo'

(Newser) - A California couple has postponed their wedding to dedicate all their time, energy, and money to finding a missing family member: their dog. "The only thing I can think about right now is finding Theo," Trendee King tells CBS San Francisco . The 1-year-old Brussels griffon escaped from a... More »

Man Who Killed 21 Cats May Be Deemed a Sex Offender

One of the cats showed signs of sexual abuse

(Newser) - A California man who killed nearly two-dozen cats may be forced to register as a sex offender, but grieving pet owners will have to wait a little longer to find out, the Mercury News reports. Robert Farmer, 25, was found guilty of stealing, torturing, and killing 21 cats in October... More »

Down Payment in Bay Area Buys Whole House Elsewhere

Down payment in San Jose just $180 less than national median home value

(Newser) - Home prices in the Bay Area are some of the most out of control in the nation—and new figures from Zillow show just how out of control they've gotten. A median down payment of 20% on a house in metro San Jose is now $192,320, the Mercury ... More »

Escaped Inmate Hides in Attic, Falls Through Ceiling

Fellow escapee arrested after 7-hour standoff

(Newser) - A fugitive inmate who escaped last week from a county jail in California by rappelling down with a bedsheet was re-arrested Wednesday night after a seven-hour standoff with police. Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith says Rogelio Chavez was taken into custody at the house of an associate in San... More »

2 Inmates Missing After Thanksgiving Eve Escape

Escapees lowered rope from San Jose jail

(Newser) - Police in California are searching for two inmates who cut through the bars of a second-floor cell and lowered a rope of sheets and clothing to escape. Rogelio Chavez, 33, and Lanon Campbell, 26, made their getaway from San Jose's Main Jail at around 11pm Wednesday night, the San ... More »

Kanye Reveals His Presidential Preference, to Boos

Had he voted, it would have been for Trump

(Newser) - Kanye West didn't vote in last week's election, but if he had, "I would have voted [for] Trump," he told a "shocked" crowd at a concert in San Jose, Calif., on Thursday, drawing boos, reports CNN . Kanye reportedly said he'd been a Trump supporter... More »

10 Best Cities for Trick-or-Treaters

Oh, to be a kid in Philadelphia

(Newser) - Kids in Philadelphia who come home with pillowcases stuffed with candy on Halloween probably have no idea how lucky they are. Philly is the best city in the country for trick-or-treaters—and possibly dentists, too—according to the eighth annual Zillow Trick-or-Treat Index , per Parade . The index ranks cities based... More »

Unborn Baby Survives Car Crash That Killed His Mother

'All she ever wanted was to hold her baby in her arms'

(Newser) - An 18-year-old woman in San Jose will never get to meet her baby after she was killed in a car crash Wednesday two months before her child was due, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Doctors were able to save Dulce Capetillo's unborn baby, Christopher, and he remains in... More »

Someone Has Declared Open Season on Cars in San Jose

10 shootings have police stumped

(Newser) - Someone has been shooting at cars along a busy street in San Jose, and police are stumped, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Cars driving on Blossom Hill Road have been fired on a reported 10 times since May. According to the Mercury News , the most recent shootings, which were announced... More »

Protesters Attack Trump Supporters in San Jose

Hats were burned and eggs were thrown

(Newser) - A group of protesters attacked Donald Trump supporters who were leaving the candidate's rally in San Jose, Calif., on Thursday night. A dozen or more people were punched, at least one person was pelted with an egg, and Trump hats grabbed from supporters were set on fire on the... More »

Murder, a Chilling Note, Now Arrests: the Couple's Sons

'They were a nice family'

(Newser) - Two California brothers were arrested Thursday in connection with the shooting deaths of their parents, who were popular fixtures at their mosque for three decades and had helped relatives emigrate from their native Bangladesh, the AP reports. Hasib Bin Golam Rabbi, 22, and his 17-year-old brother were taken into custody... More »

Next to Couple's Bodies, a Chilling Note

Cops looking for son after San Jose murders

(Newser) - Relatives who went to check on a San Jose, Calif., couple on Sunday found a disturbing scene: The shot bodies of Golam Rabbi, 59, and Shamima Rabbi, 57, along with a chilling note. The message in ink on the hardwood floor near the bodies read, "Sorry, my first kill... More »

The 10 Best US Cities to Call Home

There are some surprises

(Newser) - Looking for a fresh start somewhere? US News & World Report just released its first list of the best places to live in America. The publication used data from the US Census Bureau, FBI, and more; its own rankings of high schools and hospitals; and a survey of thousands of... More »

Greyhound Bus Flips on Side, Kills 2

At least 8 others sent to hospital

(Newser) - A Greyhound bus rolled onto its side during a rainy Tuesday morning commute in Northern California, killing two women and sending at least eight others to the hospital, authorities said. Several victims suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene in San Jose or were ferried to a hospital... More »

Kindergarten Parent Accused of Ruining Christmas

Talia complained about a field trip to meet Santa, which was canceled

(Newser) - Every year for a decade, kindergarten students at Sartorette Elementary School in San Jose have been writing letters to Santa then delivering them to the man himself on a school-sponsored outing. Not this year. The Cambrian School District says this month's field trip to meet Santa Claus at a... More »

Man Walks Into Jail, Admits Murder, Gets Turned Away

Deputy told Hugo Ernesto Castro to try police HQ instead

(Newser) - One cannot simply walk into the Santa Clara County jail, apparently. Hugo Ernesto Castro tried to surrender at the facility in San Jose on Monday, but he was told to go elsewhere even after he had confessed to stabbing his ex-girlfriend and handed over a note revealing where her body... More »

San Jose Cop Killed by Suicidal Gunman: Police

Michael Johnson was first officer killed in line of duty in the city since 2001

(Newser) - A San Jose cop died last night, apparently at the hands of a suicidal gunman, the San Francisco Chronicle reports, in the California city's first fatal shooting of an officer in 14 years. Michael Johnson, a field training officer reportedly engaged to be married, was responding to a call... More »

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