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These are the US cities where you can be the fittest version of you

(Newser) - New year, new you? If that's one of your goals for 2021, and fitness is integral to that goal, there are parts of the US that may suit you best. In its quest to track down where the promise of an active lifestyle beckons, WalletHub analyzed the 100 largest...

After 51 Years 'Free and Easy,' Murder Suspect Arrested

Victim's sister persuaded cops to reopen case

(Newser) - When Rosalie Sanz read about the Golden State Killer and other murderers identified through new DNA technology long after their crimes, she thought about her sister, who was raped and murdered in San Diego in 1969. She enlisted a retired police officer friend to persuade police to reopen the investigation...

Navy Puts Out Fire on Ship That Would Cost $4B to Replace

Blaze neared temperatures that could soften steel

(Newser) - The fire on a ship in San Diego Harbor has been extinguished, ending one of the worst infernos to rip through a US warship outside of combat in years, the Navy announced Thursday. "All known fires have been extinguished aboard USS Bonhomme Richard," Rear Adm. Philip E. Sobeck...

He Escaped From Custody. Then, a Chase and Gunfire

Ex-deputy Aaron Russell charged with 2nd-degree murder of unarmed man in San Diego

(Newser) - A California sheriff's deputy has been charged with murder after shooting an unarmed man who'd escaped from a park ranger's car. Aaron Russell, 23, was arrested Monday and booked into San Diego County Jail on charges of second-degree murder, which could result in 15 years to life...

Navy Ship Fire Could Burn for Days

No cause known yet in San Diego blaze that injured 21

(Newser) - Authorities are still trying to determine what caused a large fire aboard a ship docked at San Diego Naval Base on Sunday. In all, 21 people were hospitalized in the three-alarm fire on the USS Bonhomme Richard—17 sailors and four civilians, reports the AP . None of the injuries are...

Blast Rocks US Navy Base

11 people are treated for 'non-life threatening injuries'

(Newser) - Eleven people suffered minor injuries in an explosion and fire Sunday on board a ship at Naval Base San Diego, military officials said, per the AP . The blaze was reported shortly before 9am on USS Bonhomme Richard, said Krishna Jackson, the base's public information officer. Eleven people were treated...

Barista $78K Richer After Refusing to Serve Woman

Lenen Gutierrez told her she's supposed to wear a mask

(Newser) - A San Diego barista is over $78,000 richer after standing up to a woman who wanted service without wearing a mask, ABC7 reports. "It's so shocking to see something get so big that only happened within a few minutes," says the barista, Lenen Gutierrez, in a...

Officer Follows Man, Twin Daughters Over Cliff

Everyone expected to survive

(Newser) - It's a harrowing story, so we'll start right now by telling you it has a positive ending. San Diego police Officer Jonathan Wiese was searching for a man early Saturday who was said to be suicidal. The man had left home with his twin 2-year-old daughters around 4:...

Feds Charge Doctor Who Cited Trump

Jennings Staley was allegedly selling a 'COVID-19 cure' that included hydroxychloroquine

(Newser) - "Guaranteed." That word has gotten San Diego physician Jennings Staley in hot water after he allegedly promoted—and offered to sell—the drug hydroxychloroquine as a cure for COVID-19, CNN reports. Staley had offered the drug on his website (now taken down) and cited President Trump's enthusiasm...

5 Kinds of Drugs Found in San Diego Smuggling Tunnel

Tunnel from Tijuana had its own rail system

(Newser) - Authorities in San Diego have found another cross-border smuggling tunnel long enough to rival the only subway portion of the city's transit system—along with a lot more drugs than usual. Federal agents say they found drugs worth almost $30 million in the 2,000-foot tunnel, which connected warehouses...

10 Healthiest, Most Unhealthy Cities in America

Head West for good health

(Newser) - Staying in shape and in a general state of wellness is (and should be) a priority for most—and where you live can have an effect on how you maintain your health. WalletHub looked at more than 170 of the most populated US cities across more than three dozen metrics,...

Authorities Stunned by Border Smuggling Tunnel

It is the longest ever found

(Newser) - US authorities on Wednesday announced the discovery of the longest smuggling tunnel ever found on the Southwest border, stretching more than three-quarters of a mile from an industrial site in Tijuana, Mexico, to the San Diego area. The tunnel featured an extensive rail cart system, forced air ventilation, high voltage...

Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Homeless People in San Diego

Jon Guerrero killed 4 people, maimed others

(Newser) - A man with a criminal record and history of mental illness pleaded guilty on Monday to four counts of murder in a string of deadly attacks on sleeping homeless people in San Diego, two of whom were set on fire. Jon David Guerrero, 42, agreed to be sentenced May 1...

Woman Boards Plane, Gets Text: 'Want to Sit Next to Me?'

Ashley Barno accuses American Airlines of negligent hiring after enduring harassment

(Newser) - Ashley Barno was waiting to board an American Airlines flight from San Diego to Chicago when the texts flooded in. An unknown sender said hello, complimented Barno's appearance, and noted he'd been watching her at San Diego International. "You are looking very gorgeous in grey top today!...

Flesh-Eating Bacteria Kills 7 in San Diego. This Is to Blame

Bacteria is linked to the injection of black tar heroin

(Newser) - Seven people in San Diego County have been killed by a flesh-eating bacteria since the beginning of October, and health officials say the outbreak is linked to the use of black tar heroin. Black tar heroin is "sticky like roofing tar or hard like coal," with a dark...

Sole Survivor, 9, of Murder-Suicide That Killed Entire Family Dies

Ezekiel Valdivia dies after his father killed his mom, 3 brothers on Nov. 16

(Newser) - He was the only survivor of a murder-suicide shooting that claimed the lives of his mother and three brothers. Now, a 9-year-old California boy has also died. Per the San Diego Union-Tribune , Karl Albright says his nephew Ezekiel Valdivia, who'd been on life support since the Nov. 16 shooting...

Boy, 9, Is Sole Survivor After Murder-Suicide Kills 5

Cops say father killed wife, 3 sons

(Newser) - A San Diego man murdered his wife and three of their four sons less than 24 hours after she obtained a restraining order against him, police say. Investigators believe the man shot his estranged wife and all four children at their home early Saturday before killing himself, People reports. Family...

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...

San Diego Student Dies After Fraternity Event

SDSU suspends 14 frats in response

(Newser) - San Diego State University has placed 14 fraternities on suspension after the death of a Phi Gamma Delta pledge. The county medical examiner's office says Dylan Hernandez was hospitalized on Thursday morning after he was found unresponsive in his dorm room, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Hernandez, who turned...

Woman Found Living in Van With 300 Rats

San Diego resident says she started with only 2 rats

(Newser) - A woman living in a van in San Diego with her pet rats has agreed to give them up—all 300 of them, the AP reports. The San Diego Union-Tribune says the San Diego Humane Society went to the woman's van near Del Mar on Oct. 8. Authorities found...

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