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Another Elite NFL Player Retires Young

Luke Kuechly, 28, has a history of concussions

(Newser) - "Even if you sort of saw it coming," Tuesday's announcement that seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker Luke Kuechly was retiring from the NFL at age 28 "was shocking," writes Max Henson at CarolinaPanthers.com . "And heartbreaking." Kuechly, who played for the Panthers, announced his... More »

Here Are the 10 Best, Worst States to Retire In

Enjoy your golden years

(Newser) - When to retire is a big decision, but knowing where to live out your golden years can be just as important. WalletHub wants to help you tackle the latter, and so it set out on a mission to find the best states to retire in, looking at all 50 across... More »

You've Seen His Crosses After Tragedies. It Has Taken Its Toll

Greg Zanis retires from 23-year-old project honoring victims of national tragedies, after 27K crosses

(Newser) - An Illinois carpenter who's made tens of thousands of white crosses for victims of tragedies in the US—e.g., mass shootings , terror attacks, natural disasters—is finally turning in his hammer after more than two decades. Greg Zanis, who says he's built close to 27,000 crosses... More »

An Early Holiday Bonus for This Worker: Early Retirement

Boss Rudy Quinones paid off Albert Brigas' mortgage so he could go spend time with family

(Newser) - Albert Brigas, a 69-year-old Vietnam vet from Texas, has been working for Renown Auto Restoration in San Antonio for 13 years, and he had his eye on retiring sometime in 2020, after plunking down the final mortgage payment on the house he's lived in for nearly a quarter century.... More »

Thinking of Retiring? Keep These Cities on Your Radar

The Sunshine State looks especially tempting for your golden years

(Newser) - Already thinking ahead on where you want to kick back once you stop punching a time clock for good? WalletHub scrutinized more than 180 US cities to suss out which ones seem most appealing for retirees, looking at nearly four dozen key metrics across four categories: affordability (including cost of... More »

Franchise QB Stuns With Decision to Retire

Frequently injured Andrew Luck is retiring from the Indianapolis Colts at age 29

(Newser) - The first man taken in 2012's NFL draft is the first man out ahead of the 2019 season: Franchise QB Andrew Luck watched from the sidelines as his Indianapolis Colts lost a preseason game to the Bears on Saturday, took a deep breath, and tearily announced his retirement at... More »

At FBI Agent's Retirement Party, a Wonderful Surprise Guest

Troy Sowers rescued abducted baby in 1997. Stewart Rembert, now in military, was that baby

(Newser) - Troy Sowers was a new FBI agent in 1997, with just a few months under his belt, when he had a huge get: He found a newborn who'd been abducted from a Washington state hospital, left in a box near a restaurant dumpster. It was a happy ending for... More »

'Gronk' Calls It Quits at 29

'It was an honor,' says Tom Brady

(Newser) - After nine seasons, three Super Bowl victories, and several broken records, Rob Gronkowski is calling time on his NFL career a few months before his 30th birthday. The New England Patriots tight end announced his retirement in an Instagram post Sunday, WCVB reports. "I will be retiring from the... More »

Heavy Consequences for NFL Players Told to 'Bulk Up'

Obesity is a major issue among former players, prompting serious health problems

(Newser) - What some NFL players may have to look forward to in their retirement years: football signings, endorsement deals, and broadcasting contracts. What others may find in the cards: diabetes, cardiac issues, and hypertension. Thanks to years of being told to "bulk up" in the name of the game, former... More »

After 50 Years, a Final Bow for Original Big Bird

Caroll Spinney retires from 'Sesame Street'

(Newser) - Big Bird is flying the coop. Caroll Spinney, the 84-year-old puppeteer who's portrayed Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street since the show's premiere in 1969, announced his retirement Wednesday, telling the New York Times that the physical requirements have become too much for him. Still,... More »

NFL Player Retires in Middle of Game

Vontae Davis says he suddenly realized he 'shouldn't be out there'

(Newser) - Pro athletes often say their bodies will tell them when it's time to retire. For Vontae Davis of the Buffalo Bills, that time was in the middle of a game. The cornerback stunned teammates by abruptly retiring from the NFL at halftime Sunday, when the Bills were down 28-6... More »

5 Best, Worst US Cities for Retirees

Florida is home to 3 of the top 5

(Newser) - Florida really is the place to be for retirees. The Sunshine State is home to three of the top five retirement-friendly US cities, according to WalletHub , which ranked the most populated cities across the nation, based on affordability, recreational activities, quality of life, and health care. Living in top-ranked cities... More »

Man Pulls Off 'Astonishing Hat-Trick' on His Birthday

Canada's Ping Kuen Shum also officially retired from work, won $1.5M lottery

(Newser) - Someone's golden years just got a lot more golden. In what the BBC calls an "astonishing hat-trick," Canada's Ping Kuen Shum decided to buy a lottery ticket on his birthday, which also happened to be his last day of work before retirement—and he hit it... More »

42% of Americans Face Nightmare Retirement

People say they just don't have money to save

(Newser) - Not saving much for retirement? At least you're not alone: A new survey finds that 42% of Americans have under $10,000 saved up for later years and will likely retire broke, CBS New York reports. The 2018 poll by GoBankingRates.com found that 14% of respondents and 60%... More »

Vulnerable GOP Senator Predicts SCOTUS Retirement

Dean Heller says Justice Anthony Kennedy will retire 'sometime early summer'

(Newser) - Dean Heller doesn't exactly have the safest seat in the US Senate, and he might not even make it to the midterms if he doesn't beat GOPer Danny Tarkanian in the Nevada primaries in June, per the Hill . But in audio obtained by Politico from a Las Vegas... More »

This State Is the Best to Spend Your Golden Years In

Florida ranks at the top of the best states for retirement

(Newser) - Trying to plan ahead for where you'll spend your golden years? WalletHub has done a good portion of the legwork for you, looking closely at three categories—affordability, health care, and overall quality of life—in all 50 states to see which ones offer the best retirement options. The... More »

Amid 'Painful' Sex Misconduct Inquiry, NYC Ballet Chief Retires

Peter Martins says it's time to 'bring an end to this disruption'

(Newser) - The longtime leader of the New York City Ballet is retiring in the midst of an investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct by him, reports the AP . Peter Martins wrote a letter to the company's board of directors on Monday announcing his retirement, saying the scandal had "exacted... More »

Conyers: 'I Am Retiring Today'

This after a new accusation from a woman who says he groped her in church

(Newser) - Despite numerous calls for him to do so, Rep. John Conyers won't resign—but he is retiring, and it looks like he's not waiting. "I'm in the process of putting my retirement plans together," he told Detroit radio host Mildred Gaddis in a call from... More »

Daniel Day-Lewis Isn't Regretting His Decision to Quit Acting

Even if he hasn't quite figured it yet

(Newser) - Daniel Day-Lewis surprised the film industry and his legions of fans with the announcement earlier this year that he was done with acting. The 60-year-old didn't explain why, and in an interview with W , he sheds little new light on the decision—because he says he doesn't quite... More »

Robert Mugabe Gets Immunity From Prosecution

The former Zimbabwe despot will also get a healthy retirement package

(Newser) - After ruling Zimbabwe with an iron fist for 37 years, Robert Mugabe will be able to live out the rest of his days free of the threat of prosecution. Military authorities, who put the former president under house arrest a little more than a week ago, have granted him immunity... More »

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