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He's Helped 'Save Many Lives.' He's Also a Rat
Retired 'HeroRAT'
Dies at Age 8

Retired 'HeroRAT' Dies at Age 8

Magawa sniffed out land mines in Cambodia until punching his last time card last year

(Newser) - Update: "A hero is laid to rest." So read the announcement Tuesday on the death of Magawa, the rat that became a legend in Cambodia for his award-winning work in sniffing out land mines. Belgian charity Apopo notes in its release that Magawa, 8, had seemed in generally...

Senate's Longest-Serving Democrat Is Retiring

Vermont's Patrick Leahy won't run for re-election

(Newser) - The longest-serving Democratic senator is calling it quits. Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont said Monday that he won't run for re-election next year, reports Politico . "It is time to pass the torch to the next Vermonter who will carry on this work for our great state," the...

An Expert on Retirement Retires Himself
A Retirement Researcher
Retires Himself

A Retirement Researcher Retires Himself

David Ekerdt was well prepared for the life shift, but even he is learning some things

(Newser) - For more than four decades, David Ekerdt studied aging and retirement. So you'd think that when Ekerdt retired himself from his post as a professor at the University of Kansas—as he did 18 months ago—he would be well prepared for the life change. But in an essay...

Duterte Makes Surprise Call on 2022 Election

Philippine president announces he's retiring, won't run for VP in next year's elections

(Newser) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday announced he was retiring from politics and dropping plans to run for vice president in next year's elections when his term ends, avoiding a legal battle with opponents who question such a move. Speaking before reporters, Duterte said many Filipinos have expressed their...

Manny Pacquiao: 'I Just Heard the Final Bell'

Boxing great retires

(Newser) - Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is officially hanging up his gloves, the AP reports. The eight-division world champion and Philippines senator on Wednesday announced his retirement from the ring, “As I hang up my boxing gloves, I would like to thank the whole world, especially the Filipino people for supporting...

Nearing Retirement? This State Looks Tempting

4 Fla. cities, including Orlando, make WalletHub's top 10 list for the best places to retire

(Newser) - Whether you're decades away from retirement or right around the corner, where you head after you clock out for the last time may already be percolating. WalletHub looked at more than 180 of America's cities, analyzing metrics in four main categories: affordability (cost of living, taxpayer friendliness, and...

Breyer: Yes, I Know Politics Plays a Role in My Decision

Supreme Court justice talks to 'New York Times' about his retirement considerations

(Newser) - Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer has issued plenty of verdicts over the course of his life. The problem is "I don't like making decisions about myself." The ranking liberal justice and oldest member of the court at 83 is facing incredible pressure to retire while Democrats...

Tony Bennett's Son Delivers Disappointing News

Danny Bennett says 95-year-old crooner is under 'doctor's orders' to retire from performing on stage

(Newser) - Tony Bennett just turned 95—time to take a load off. That's the basic recommendation the classics crooner has received, "doctor's orders," per his son, who broke the news Thursday to Variety that Bennett is canceling all of his fall tour dates and retiring from live...

Stephen Breyer Names 2 Factors in Retirement Decision

'Health' and 'the court,' says justice, who tells CNN he still hasn't made up his mind on what to do

(Newser) - The Supreme Court session has ended, but Justice Stephen Breyer still doesn't know when he'll retire. The top liberal justice who will turn 83 in August tells CNN that he has yet to make a decision but acknowledges two issues are on his mind: "Primarily, of course,...

Oldest Supreme Court Justice Under Pressure to Retire
Oldest Supreme Court Justice
Under Pressure to Retire
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Oldest Supreme Court Justice Under Pressure to Retire

Some want Stephen Breyer, 82, to clear way for younger liberal

(Newser) - President Biden could have a Supreme Court seat to fill come summer. There is "immense urgency" among progressive Democrats for liberal Justice Stephen Breyer, who was nominated to the court by President Clinton in 1994, to retire after the court wraps up its current term around the end of...

Boomers Retiring in Droves Amid Pandemic

Older workers lost jobs faster and were slower to return to workforce

(Newser) - The pace of retirements among baby boomers, those born from 1946 to 1964, accelerated during the pandemic, a Pew Research Center analysis of monthly labor force data found. The number of boomers who reported that they were out of the labor force due to retirement grew 3.2 million in...

He Managed a Feat No Other College Coach Has Done

UNC's Roy Williams, only coach to win 400 games at 2 schools, is retiring

(Newser) - The University of North Carolina announced Thursday that Hall of Fame basketball coach Roy Williams is retiring after a 33-year career that includes three national championships, per the AP . The decision comes two weeks after the 70-year-old Williams closed his 18th season with the Tar Heels after a highly successful...

Country Singer Kris Kristofferson Hangs Up Guitar for Good

Country Hall of Famer, Golden Globe-winning actor, 84, has officially retired

(Newser) - Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson has announced his retirement after five decades and named a manager for his estate. A press release said the 84-year-old actor and singer actually retired last year, and that his son, John, stepped in to oversee his father's business, including special projects and his record...

Seeking Retirement Bliss? Check Out These States
10 Best States
for Retirement

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,...

College Ends 'Challenging Chapter' on Polarizing Prof

John Eastman will retire from Chapman after 'chaotic' speech before Jan. 6 Capitol attack

(Newser) - John Eastman has been a thorn in the side of the Chapman University community for some time, lobbing false claims about the 2020 election, trashing Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' credentials , and more, leading hundreds of faculty members and students to call for his dismissal. But Eastman's appearance in DC...

Famous Folk Singer Has 'Gone Fishing' for Good

Arlo Guthrie, 73, says 'touring and stage shows are no longer possible'

(Newser) - You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant—but it appears we've seen Arlo Guthrie tell us that in person for the last time. In lengthy posts on his Facebook page and website, the 73-year-old folk singer announced Friday he's retiring from performance immediately. He's...

Looking to Retire? These US Cities Beckon

Nearly half of the top 10 are in one state

(Newser) - Unless you plan on living indefinitely on a cruise ship when you retire (not a bad idea, but maybe a little impractical for most of us), you may be looking ahead to where it would make the most sense to settle in for your golden years. Toward that end, WalletHub...

Seattle Police Chief Quits After Council Slashes Budget

Carmen Best announces retirement after $4M budget cut

(Newser) - Seattle City Council voted to cut about $4 million from the police budget shortly before Police Chief Carmen Best announced her retirement on Monday. Best, the first Black woman in the city's top policing role, would've seen her annual pay drop from $294,000 to $275,000 under...

Vindman Ends Military Career, Cites White House 'Retaliation'

His lawyer says key impeachment witness believes his military future 'will forever be limited'

(Newser) - Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman is calling it quits on his 21-year military career, and his lawyer says it's because Vindman believes his future in the US Army "will forever be limited" due to political retaliation at the hands of President Trump and his allies. Vindman says he found...

American Flight Attendants, Pilots Take Leaves or Retire

This isn't the way anyone planned to go, union says

(Newser) - Pilots and flight attendants have accepted American Airline's offers of voluntary leave or early retirement by the thousands. With air travel evaporated during the pandemic, more than 700 pilots took early retirement and 4,800 took a leave of one to six months. All include benefits, and many partial...

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