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Here Are the Most, Least Educated States in America

Massachusetts comes out on top

(Newser) - Schooling has been upended during the coronavirus pandemic, but education remains paramount for future opportunities, so WalletHub took a look to see which states offer the best chance at becoming an egghead. The site examined all 50 states across 18 metrics in two main categories: educational attainment, which includes the...

10 Best States for Retirement

Florida ranks No. 1 on WalletHub's list

(Newser) - If your golden years are approaching, or if early retirement is in the cards, where to decide to enjoy your post-work life can prove to be a challenge. WalletHub has tried to take some of the guesswork out of the process, examining nearly four dozen metrics in all 50 states,...

NH Republican Blames Colleagues for Speaker's Death

Dick Hinch died from COVID a week after he was sworn in

(Newser) - A day before Dick Hinch was sworn in as the new speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Democratic leaders strongly criticized him for failing to tell them about a coronavirus outbreak in his caucus. A week after the Dec. 2 swearing-in, the Republican died from COVID-19. The 71-year-old...

Northeast Braces for Possible 'Bomb Cyclone'

Some areas could see double-digit snowfall levels in area's first major snowstorm of the season

(Newser) - The Northeast's first major snowstorm of the season is set to blanket multiple states over the weekend, with strong winds, anticipated snowfall in the double digits, heavy rains, and power outages in some areas. The weather event may even turn into a "bomb cyclone," which occurs when...

NTSB Fixes Blame in Crash That Killed 7 Motorcyclists

Pickup driver's drug use was the probable cause, report says

(Newser) - A pickup driver's drug use was the reason he crashed last year into an oncoming group of motorcyclists in New Hampshire, leading to the deaths of seven bikers , the National Transportation Safety Board found Tuesday. The board unanimously approved a report that determined that Volodymyr Zhukovskyy's impairment from...

How Families Are Doing the COVID Halloween

Much has been canceled, but it's still possible to trick-or-treat

(Newser) - Ghosts, skeletons, princesses, and black cats roamed the streets as usual this Halloween, but they kept their distance, wore face coverings and carried hand sanitizer in their quest for treats, the AP reports. Like with everything else this year, the pandemic also left its mark on Halloween. Parades, parties, and...

Anti-Abuse Monitor Quits, Saying School Drove Him Out

St. Paul's, which is under government oversight, denies the allegations

(Newser) - A monitor appointed to oversee the handling of sexual abuse claims at St. Paul's School in New Hampshire has resigned, accusing campus officials of thwarting his efforts. Jeffrey Maher was appointed as the school’s independent compliance overseer last year as part of an agreement with the attorney general’...

Wife's Affair Ends in Lover's Grisly Murder

Woman says husband forced her to slit lover's wrists, cut off his head

(Newser) - A man found out his wife was having an affair, killed her lover, then forced her to decapitate the body, according to New Hampshire police. The shocking violence began Sept. 19 when 30-year-old Armando Barron learned of the affair while perusing his wife's cellphone, according to an affidavit. Britany...

Voter Told Anti-Trump Shirt Wasn't Permitted Gets Creative

And a good bit more risque

(Newser) - As "get out the vote" campaigns continue around the US in advance of the November election, we can rest easy knowing there's at least one American who will do whatever it takes to submit her ballot. The story comes by way of Paul Scafidi, the town moderator for...

16-Year-Old American Swims the English Channel

Crossing took New Hamphire teen Vera Rivard more than 14 hours

(Newser) - A 16-year-old from New Hampshire successfully swam across the English Channel, a 33-mile swim she called an "adventure." Vera Rivard of Springfield left Dover in the UK in the morning and arrived on a beach near Calais, France, just before midnight on Tuesday. She's the second American...

US Woman Is 'Elated' With Second Face Transplant

'The pain I had is gone,' says New Hampshire patient Carmen Blandin Tarleton

(Newser) - For the second time in a decade, a New Hampshire woman has a new face. Carmen Blandin Tarleton, whose face was disfigured in an attack by her ex-husband, became the first American and the second person globally to undergo the procedure after her first transplant began to fail after six...

This State Has the Best School System in America

Massachusetts ranks No. 1 in WalletHub ranking; New Mexico comes in last

(Newser) - After a school year disrupted by COVID-19, parents are more concerned than ever about their children's education. The coronavirus aside, how well public schools fare across America is often dictated by the funding they receive, which is one of the factors WalletHub took into account in its examination of...

Mother Nature Puts Crimp in Trump Rally Plans

Saturday campaign event in Portsmouth, NH, to be rescheduled, thanks to Tropical Storm Fay

(Newser) - President Trump's campaign staffers have had their eye for some time on New Hampshire as a state they could flip in November, after Trump barely lost there in 2016. That's why an upcoming rally in New Hampshire over the weekend was viewed as an important one, but it'...

Prosecutors: Ghislaine Maxwell Lived 'Life of Privilege' in Hiding

Prosecutors cite all-cash $1 million purchase of NH estate in arguing she's a flight risk

(Newser) - Ghislaine Maxwell appears to have made "intentional efforts to avoid detection" before her arrest Thursday , from jetting off to Qatar and Japan to changing her phone number, according to authorities. Maxwell—who reportedly holds citizenship in the UK, US, and France—took "at least 15 international flights in...

Jeffrey Epstein Confidant Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested

FBI nabs her in New Hampshire on charges related to Epstein

(Newser) - Jeffrey Epstein confidant Ghislaine Maxwell has kept an extremely low profile since his arrest and suicide , but NBC News reports that her whereabouts are now known: She's under arrest in New Hampshire. The network says the FBI arrested Maxwell on crimes related to Epstein. ABC News confirms the arrest,...

10 States Where Pride for Country Reigns Supreme

Here's where patriotism is still alive and well, despite pandemic and civil unrest

(Newser) - With the Fourth of July fast approaching, Americans are aware that the holiday will seem more low-key this year. Despite state reopenings, large celebrations are mostly still canceled to stop the spread of COVID-19, and as WalletHub notes, it may feel especially hard to muster up flag-waving spirit with renewed...

Here's Where Jobs Have Taken Hardest COVID Hit

WalletHub looks at states where coronavirus has had the biggest effect on unemployment

(Newser) - Since the coronavirus has found its way to the United States, the economic ramifications have been devastating, leaving unprecedented numbers of people out of work and businesses folding. WalletHub looked at all 50 states and the District of Columbia to see which have been suffering the most on the jobs...

This Is the State With the Worst Drug Abuse

Missouri gets unwanted distinction in WalletHub list

(Newser) - As America remains mired in a drug crisis , the added weight of the coronavirus pandemic has only made things harder. That's per WalletHub , which looked at all 50 states and DC to see which areas are affected the most by drug abuse. It looked at nearly two dozen metrics,...

3-Year-Old's 'Keen Observation' Saves Elderly Neighbor

Boy noticed papers piling up on porch of NH woman who was trapped in her basement

(Newser) - An elderly New Hampshire woman who was trapped in her basement is doing well after being saved by the most unlikely of rescuers. Per KWTX , police were called to a home in Hampton on Wednesday after a boy noticed something unusual on a neighbor's doorstep. CBS Boston identifies the...

'Remarkable' Feat Solves 50-Year-Old Cold Case

Winston Morris identified as victim of 1969 murder, not by DNA but by plotted fingerprint

(Newser) - Human remains found in a pit off I-93 near Salem, NH, more than 50 years ago have finally been identified thanks to a criminalist who manually plotted a fingerprint. First came failed attempts to identify the remains—buried in 1969 and then exhumed in 2012—through DNA and fingerprinting. Though...

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