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Home Destroyed by Fire Could Be Yours for $800K

Welcome to San Jose

(Newser) - It's certainly not the prettiest house on the block. But a burned-out home on a 5,800-square-foot lot in Silicon Valley could be yours if you have $800,000 to spare and act fast. "This is what it's worth," realtor Holly Barr tells KTVU of the... More »

Cops Found His Manifesto. They Have Yet to Find Him

Dustin Hamilton 'armed and dangerous' in San Francisco area

(Newser) - A San Jose family returned from vacation late Wednesday to find their home had been burglarized and at least two guns taken. Perhaps most alarming was a 20-page manifesto left on their kitchen table. In it, their estranged son, 44-year-old Dustin Hamilton, "made threats to kill people in San... More »

Want a Smile on Your Face? Live in This US City

Fremont, Calif., has been dubbed America's happiest city

(Newser) - To live your best, happiest life, pack up and head to either California … or the Dakotas. That's WalletHub's take, based on the cities it found are happiest, with the Golden State claiming four cities in its top 10 and North and South Dakota taking a total of... More »

Moving Within These US Cities? Open Your Wallet

Moving within certain cities in California is especially costly

(Newser) - Ready to pack up and move—but maybe not too far? If you're looking for a better school district or just a fresh new start in a nearby neighborhood, 24/7 Wall St. looked at how much it costs to move within 100 of the largest US metro areas. To... More »

Women Have It Especially Rough in These 5 Cities

Gadsden, Ala., ranks worst: 24/7 Wall St.

(Newser) - Women earn about 80% of what men do nationwide. But in some US metropolitan areas, they earn as little as 53%. The gender pay gap is just one factor that went into determining the best and worst US metropolitan areas for women, per 24/7 Wall St . Also based on life... More »

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 »

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