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Single in America? These Are the Best Places to Be

Be sure to avoid Pearl City, Hawaii

(Newser) - Almost half of US adults are unmarried, but WalletHub wants to change that. With the goal "to help America's singles find love," the site compared living costs, including the cost of restaurant meals and movie tickets; the availability of recreational activities; the share of singles; and more... More »

Suit: Premium Dairy's Cows Surrounded by Dirt, Concrete

Class-action complaint against Tillamook creamery says most cows' life isn't as idyllic as advertised

(Newser) - Visit the website of the Tillamook County Creamery Association, and you'll view photos of "pampered" cows roaming freely in verdant fields. A new lawsuit from the Animal Legal Defense Fund, however, takes issue with this idyllic imagery from the company that churns out Tillamook-brand butter, cheese, ice cream,... More »

Cops Arrest 13, Seize Weapons at Portland Rally

Far-right protesters and anti-fascists swarmed the city

(Newser) - Police arrested at least 13 people and seized metal poles, bear spray, and other weapons Saturday as hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon, the AP reports. Authorities closed bridges and streets to try to keep the rival groups apart. The city's mayor said the... More »

Sperm-Bank Mom Runs Into DNA Nightmare

Danielle Teuscher contacts donor's family after DNA test

(Newser) - An Oregon woman ran into trouble—and a threatened $20,000 fine—when a seemingly innocent DNA test led her to the family of her daughter's sperm donor, the New York Times reports. Danielle Teuscher, 30, says the 23andMe tests she got for close friends and family last Christmas... More »

Cops Use 'Flash Bang' Devices to Clear Protests

Police also make arrests during clash of demonstrators in Portland

(Newser) - Small scuffles broke out Saturday as police in Portland, Oregon, deployed "flash bang" devices and other means to disperse hundreds of right-wing and self-described anti-fascist protesters, the AP reports. Just before 2pm, police in riot gear ordered people to leave an area downtown, saying demonstrators had thrown rocks... More »

At Patriot Prayer March in Portland, Cops Declare Riot

After reports of assaults between group, antifa, march permit is revoked

(Newser) - Police in Portland, Oregon, declared a riot and ordered participants in a march by Patriot Prayer to disperse after officers saw assaults and projectiles being thrown. Police said Saturday that some arrests were made at the downtown protest, reports the AP . The problems occurred as two opposing protest groups—Patriot... More »

Seeking a Budget-Friendly V-Day? Here's Where to Go

San Francisco, surprisingly

(Newser) - Flowers, chocolates, a candlelit dinner. Combined, they might make for a successful, if cliched Valentine's Day—but at a cost. US consumers celebrating V-Day will spend an average of $143.56 this year, $7 more than in 2017, per the National Retail Federation . Hoping for more bang for your... More »

After Portland's Naked Bike Ride, a $566K Lawsuit

Charles Ziemer broke his nose, arm, and fingers

(Newser) - A bicyclist is suing the city of Portland for $566,000 after he hit a pair of concrete islands on his way home from the World Naked Bike Ride, causing him to crash and break his nose, arm, and two fingers, the AP reports. According to the Oregonian, the lawsuit... More »

Woman Seeks Over $865K in Wreck With Modest Mouse Singer

Isaac Brock says he fell asleep when he bumped into city of Portland truck

(Newser) - The lead singer of the alternative rock band Modest Mouse was sued Wednesday in an Oregon court for nearly $1 million over a traffic accident last year, the AP reports. Isaac Brock was cited after the Aug. 3, 2016 accident for crashing into a city of Portland pick-up truck when... More »

Mom Sues Hospital for $8.6M After Suffocating Her Newborn

Monica Thompson was heavily medicated when staff left him to nurse

(Newser) - Monica Thompson tried for 12 years to get pregnant, so when she had her first child, Jacob, she called him her "miracle baby." Tragically, he didn't live past day 10. Now the mother of a toddler girl, Thompson is suing Portland Adventist Medical Center in Oregon for... More »

Oregon Cops Fatally Shoot Man Trying to Steal Helicopter

Man was armed, police say

(Newser) - A man was fatally shot by police Monday after seizing a helicopter at gunpoint near Portland, Oregon, the authorities said. The man, who was not been identified, hopped a fence at Hillsboro Airport and then approached a flight instructor and a student who were inside a helicopter that was warming... More »

He Died a Hero in Portland, Then Someone Stole His Ring

Police release video, pics of man they think stole Rick Best's ring, backpack

(Newser) - Rick Best was a dad, Army vet, and employee of the city of Portland, Ore., who had his life snatched away last Friday on a MAX train there after he stepped in to defend two Muslim teens. But that wasn't all that was taken from the 53-year-old, police say:... More »

Lots of Shouting at Portland Train Suspect's First Court Appearance

Outbursts both inside, outside the courtroom

(Newser) - The man police say fatally stabbed two men who tried to shield young women from an anti-Muslim tirade shouted "you call it terrorism I call it patriotism!" during his first court appearance, the AP reports. Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, was in Multnomah County courtroom Tuesday afternoon facing two... More »

Portland Mayor to Alt-Right Rally Organizers: Cancel

In the wake of Friday's murder of 2 men who defended Muslim teens

(Newser) - The mayor of Portland, Ore., is pleading with organizers of two upcoming alt-right rallies to cancel them in the wake of Friday's train stabbings that left two dead and one injured, the Oregonian reports. Ted Wheeler also says the city won't be issuing any city permits for such... More »

Girl Targeted on Train Thanks Portland Heroes

Survivor posts poem from hospital bed

(Newser) - Oregon man Micah David-Cole Fletcher has written poems denouncing prejudice against Muslims and he truly walks it like he talks it: The 21-year-old university student came within millimeters of death in Portland on Friday when he tried to defend two girls from a man on a train shouting anti-Muslim abuse... More »

Meet the Heroes Who Died Defending Girls in Portland

Ricky Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche are dead; another recuperating

(Newser) - New details are emerging about the three victims of Friday’s stabbing attack in Portland, two of whom died. People reports that Ricky John Best, 53, was killed at the scene of the attack while Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, died later at the hospital. Police say a third victim, 21-year-old... More »

Suspected Portland Killer Is Self-Described White Nationalist

He was seen giving Nazi salutes, yelling slurs at event last month

(Newser) - Jeremy Christian, the man suspected of yelling anti-Muslim hate speech at two women then killing two men who came to their defense Friday in Portland, is a "known right-wing extremist and white supremacist," the Portland Mercury reports. According to the Washington Post , the 35-year-old Christian was seen at... More »

Bros to Basketball Fans: 'Consent Is a Slam-Dunk!'

Brocial Justice's feminist flyers draw attention outside Blazers games

(Newser) - "Our society is often more legit for dudes, let's use that privilege to give others the alley-oop!" So reads a flyer being handed out at Portland Trail Blazers games by a group of dudes going by the name Brocial Justice. The Oregonian reports the group started passing... More »

It's Easier Than You Think to Accidentally Steal a Car

Inadvertent car thief was supposed to pick up her friend's car and chose poorly

(Newser) - Accidents happen. Like, sometimes you steal a car without even meaning to. Surveillance video taken Tuesday night in Portland, Ore., shows a woman unlocking Erin Hatzi's red Subaru in Hatzi's driveway and driving off, the Guardian reports. Hatzi tells KGW it didn't seem like a normal car... More »

'Portlandia Bookstore' Declares War on Portlandia

Portland store was made famous on the show

(Newser) - Portland's In Other Words bookstore is well known to Portlandia fans as the fictional Women and Women First bookstore featured in sketches on the show—but it's safe to say ties have been severed between the bookstore and the show, considering a sign that appears on the bookstore'... More »

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