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The 10 Most, Least Educated US States

Massachusetts comes in at No. 1, Mississippi is last

(Newser) - Looking to surround yourself with brainiacs? Some states have more of an emphasis on education than others, and WalletHub looked at the data to see which ones graduate at the top of the class. The site analyzed all 50 states in terms of educational attainment (meaning such factors as the... More »

Woman Missing for 6 Years Found in Submerged Car

New Jersey woman was last seen in 2014

(Newser) - Diving contractors clearing debris from the Salem River in southern New Jersey alerted authorities after a grim discovery: A badly mangled vehicle that appeared to have human remains inside. Inside the vehicle, authorities found the body of Vanessa Smallwood, who was last seen at a dry cleaning business in Cherry... More »

Bruce Springsteen's Son Rejects Family Business

Sam Springsteen sworn in as Jersey City firefighter

(Newser) - Bruce Springsteen's son isn't following his father into show business, but it's not because he can't take the heat. The youngest of the Boss' three children was sworn in as a firefighter in Jersey City, NJ, on Tuesday. "It was a long road, he’s... More »

Prosecutor: Suspects' Bomb Could've Wiped Out 5 Football Fields

Murder, attempted murder are said to have preceded Dec. 10 attack

(Newser) - The pair who opened fire on a kosher supermarket in Jersey City, NJ, last month had more victims than initially thought. A .22-caliber handgun found in Francine Graham and David Anderson's rental van was used to fire two rounds that struck the vehicle of a "visibly Jewish" man... More »

Amazon Order Is Real Stinker, Mom Says

New Jersey woman claims diapers came pre-enjoyed

(Newser) - Think you get crappy deals? A New Jersey woman claims she ordered diapers on Amazon and received a nasty surprise inside, ABC News reports. Nassly Sales says she ordered the two boxes this week on Amazon's Warehouse section, which offers return-item and open-box discounts. "I picked up the... More »

This Is the Best State to Bring Up Your Brood

Minnesota tops the list

(Newser) - Myriad factors come into play when considering where to raise a family, and WalletHub has just tried to make the task a bit easier. The site took a close look at all 50 states, examining more than four dozen metrics in five main categories: family fun (which includes such things... More »

Family Gives Up Pawn Shop Owner in Mass-Murder Case

Ahmed A-Hady, 35, was arrested Saturday

(Newser) - The FBI made an arrest Saturday connected to the mass shooting that shocked Jersey City this week, CBS New York reports. Detained is Ahmed A-Hady, 35, who was charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm—which could put him away for 10 years. Searching his New... More »

Worker in NJ Kosher Market Died Saving Customer

Friends say he opened door so wounded man could escape

(Newser) - One the people killed in a shooting at a Jersey City kosher market was an employee who apparently died saving a wounded customer, the survivor's friends say. Douglas Miguel Rodriguez was an hour into his first shift after returning from vacation when David Anderson and Francine Graham opened fire,... More »

Source: 'Rambling' Note Found in Van After NJ Shooting

Mayor says assailants ignored bystanders, shot into kosher market

(Newser) - Sources say police now believe Tuesday's shootout in Jersey City, NJ, was motivated by anti-Semitism, reports the New York Times . One of the deceased attackers had posted anti-Semitic and anti-police statements online, a law enforcement official tells the outlet. The official says a short but "rambling" note was... More »

Mayor Says Kosher Market Was Targeted in NJ Rampage

6 confirmed dead after Jersey City shootout

(Newser) - Six people—a police officer, two suspects, and three bystanders—have been confirmed dead after a shootout in Jersey City on Tuesday. Police say the shooting began outside a cemetery, when the two suspects killed Detective Joseph Seals before speeding off in a rental van that had been reported stolen,... More »

Cop, Others Killed in New Jersey Standoff

Gunfire was heard for an hour in Jersey City

(Newser) - A police officer and multiple others were killed in a shooting in Jersey City, NJ, Tuesday that authorities say is not believed to have been a terrorist attack, the AP reports. One officer was pronounced dead at a hospital and multiple other people were found dead at the scene, Mayor... More »

Democrats Can't Convince One of Their Own on Impeachment

Jeff Van Drew says he's still open to new evidence

(Newser) - "I'll look at new information that's presented," Rep. Jeff Van Drew said. "I'll always have an open mind. But where I am now is where I was before." Where he is now and was before is against impeachment, the Hill reports. Fellow Democrats... More »

Everyone Said Kite Surfer Had 'Drifted Out to Sea'

On Thanksgiving, he triggered a Coast Guard search

(Newser) - The image was scary: a kite surfer drifting out to sea. But this story had a happy ending after the unidentified surfer managed to find dry land, the Press of Atlantic City reports. It all began Thursday afternoon when a kite surfer called in saying his kite had malfunctioned and... More »

2 Patients, One Kidney, a 'Rare' Mistake

New Jersey hospital calls erroneous transplant an 'unprecedented event'

(Newser) - A New Jersey hospital is offering a mea culpa for an "unprecedented event" and vowing to put measures into places so something similar never happens again. Per NJ Advance Media , Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden acknowledged this week that a 51-year-old patient on the transplant list... More »

10-Year-Old Shot at Football Game Dies

NJ governor denounces 'senseless gun violence'

(Newser) - A 10-year-old boy shot at a high school football game in New Jersey Friday night has died from his injuries. Fifth-grader Micah Tennant was one of three people injured in the Pleasantville shooting. CNN reports that Micah's death was announced at Lincoln Financial Field Wednesday, where the Philadelphia Eagles... More »

Arrest Made in High School Football Game Shooting

Alvin Wyatt, 31, has been charged on 5 counts

(Newser) - Six men have been charged after a shooting at a New Jersey high school football game, including the alleged gunman and one of the three people wounded in what authorities said Saturday was the result of "petty vengeance." The wounded man, Ibn Abdullah, 27, was the target of... More »

The 3rd Quarter Started. Then, 'Absolute Madness'

Man and young boy injured after gunfire erupts at New Jersey high school football game

(Newser) - Just a day after five high school students were shot by a classmate in Santa Clarita, Calif., two fatally, gunfire rang out at a high school football game on the opposite coast, injuring two. The Cherry Hill Courier-Post reports Friday evening's playoff game between Camden and Pleasantville on the... More »

Country Club Sues Waiter Who Spilled Wine on Handbag

NJ club filed its own suit after woman sued them

(Newser) - Almost everyone who has worked as a restaurant server will have a story about a time they spilled something. But not many will be able to say it resulted in two lawsuits. According to a lawsuit filed by Maryana Beyder against the Alpine Country Club in Demarast, NJ, a waiter... More »

State Says Uber Owes $650M for Misclassifying Workers

Company disputes New Jersey ruling

(Newser) - New Jersey is seeking around $650 million from Uber in taxes and penalties, saying the ride-hailing company misclassified its drivers as independent contractors. The decision is the latest setback for Uber and other companies in the so-called "gig economy" that rely heavily on contract labor to deliver the services... More »

The Home Team Was Winning. Then, a Streak of Black

Black cat haunts New York Giants at home

(Newser) - It might've been a sign of good luck had the Carolina Panthers been on the field. Instead, the New York Giants suffered a "cat-astrophe" Monday after a black cat interrupted the first half of an NFL game against the Dallas Cowboys, reports People . The cat sprinted onto the... More »

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