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This Is the Filthiest City in America
This Is the
Filthiest City
in America

This Is the Filthiest City in America

California's San Bernardino claims dubious honor, while Virginia's Lynchburg is the cleanest, according to LawnStarter

(Newser) - If cleanliness is next to godliness, a bunch of US cities need to find religion. LawnStarter took a look at more than 300 major US metropolitan areas to figure out which ones are sparkling clean and which ones need some tidying up, factoring in nearly two dozen metrics in four...

Data Show Suspects' Treatment in Phoenix Depends on Race

Justice Department releases report examining police department

(Newser) - Phoenix police discriminate against Black, Hispanic, and Native American people, unlawfully detain homeless people and use excessive force, including unjustified deadly force, according to a sweeping federal civil rights investigation of law enforcement in the nation's fifth-largest city. The US Justice Department report released Thursday says investigators found stark...

11 End Up in Hospital While Waiting for Trump Rally

Heat-related injuries took place in Phoenix, where temps reached a record 112 degrees

(Newser) - Neither a series of criminal indictments or even a guilty verdict is keeping fans of Donald Trump away from his rallies—nor is extreme heat. Temps around Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport hit 112 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday, breaking the previous daily record from eight years prior, but that didn'...

Guess Which US City Loves Its Dogs the Most

Dallas is No. 1, per Zillow and BARK

(Newser) - Want to know where America's dogs are "living their best lives"? Zillow and BARK have looked at the data and found that Dallas ranks No. 1 among the US' most "dog-obsessed" cities. To figure out where people and their pups are thriving, the two companies looked...

Arizona Prosecutor Refuses to Extradite Murder Suspect to NY

Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell gets in a dig at Manhattan counterpart Alvin Bragg

(Newser) - Extraditing a murder suspect from one state to another is usually pretty standard. But in a strange case marred by politics, a district attorney in Arizona is refusing to cooperate with Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg as he aims to have a murder suspect moved to New York to face charges...

Crash Landing on Street Ends Without Injuries

Engine lost power after takeoff in Arizona

(Newser) - The pilot and lone passenger escaped injury when a small airplane made a crash landing Saturday on a residential street in a suburban neighborhood on the west edge of Phoenix, police said. The single engine plane experienced mechanical problems shortly after takeoff Saturday morning from nearby Glendale Airport, police said,...

With Arizona GOP in Turmoil, Trump Bails on 'Freedom Fest'

Ex-president backs out of fundraiser after resignation of state GOP chief, Kari Lake accusations

(Newser) - The head of the Arizona Republican Party stepped down this week, after former gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake accused Jeff DeWit of trying to bribe her to back out of that state's Senate race, with a March 2023 audio recording she says proves it. It's a move that Lake,...

These Are the Most Sinful Cities in America

Las Vegas ranks No. 1 on WalletHub's list, while Pearl City, Hawaii, proves most virtuous

(Newser) - Christian teachings have long warned against the seven deadly sins, yet since the beginning of time, humans just can't seem to lick their related vices. WalletHub wanted to see which US cities are rife with people acting "illicitly," so it examined more than 180 of the largest...

Here Are the 10 Best, Worst Airports in America
This Is the Best
Airport in America

This Is the Best Airport in America

Phoenix ranks No. 1 in 'Wall Street Journal' rankings; Newark comes in last among large airports

(Newser) - A good chunk of one's flying experience takes place not on the plane itself, but in the airport—and some of those venues are better than others when it comes to customer satisfaction. The Wall Street Journal took a look at the 50 largest airports in the nation, examining...

Troopers Wrangle Bull Found on Freeway

'He seemed like he wanted to take me on'

(Newser) - Arizona state troopers say nobody was injured when a runaway bull was found wandering around a Phoenix freeway early Friday. Video footage from a traffic camera shows the dark, long-horned bull mulling around the highway as troopers try to herd it from the safety of their vehicles, the AP reports....

Our Homes Have to Change in This New Era
How to Adapt Our Homes,
Cities for a Hotter Future

How to Adapt Our Homes, Cities for a Hotter Future

Grist and Gizmodo design a 'model metropolis' in an age of rising temperatures

(Newser) - Life-threatening heat for weeks on end is becoming less of an anomaly in cities around the world, including the US . And it's more than a minor inconvenience. "Waiting 20 minutes for the bus in triple-digit weather isn't just unpleasant—it can be dangerous," observes a joint...

50 Cent Cancels Concert Due to Extreme Heat

'I'll be back in Arizona soon! 116 degrees is dangerous for everyone'

(Newser) - Sweltering heat in Phoenix that has routinely broken records this summer led to yet another canceled concert, with rapper 50 Cent calling the triple-digit temperatures "dangerous." The rapper said Monday that his scheduled show Tuesday night at Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre, an outdoor venue in west Phoenix, was...

After Wild Month, Phoenix Finally Gets a Break
Phoenix Ends Its
Blistering Streak

Phoenix Ends Its Blistering Streak

Briefly, very briefly

(Newser) - After a remarkable 31 days in a row with temperatures of at least 110 degrees, Phoenix is finally getting a break. Temperatures peaked at 108 degrees at the city's airport on Monday, ending the record-breaking heat streak . The previous record for consecutive days of 110 degrees or higher was...

Falling Down in Arizona Can Cause Severe Burns

Doctors are seeing a spike in injuries during heat wave

(Newser) - As Arizona continues to swelter under a record-breaking heat wave, doctors are seeing a surge in patients who have been burned just by coming into contact with the ground. Dr. Kevin Foster at the Arizona Burn Center at the Valleywise Health hospital in Phoenix tells CNN that the number of...

Phoenix Heat Melts a Record for US Cities

It's now been 110 or higher for 19 straight days

(Newser) - A dangerous 19th straight day of scorching heat in Phoenix set a record for US cities Tuesday, confined many residents to air-conditioned safety, and turned the usually vibrant metropolis into a ghost town. The city's record streak of 110 degrees Fahrenheit or more stood out even amid sweltering temperatures...

5 Brutal Stats About the Heat in Phoenix

A record streak of days hitting 110 degrees is poised to fall soon

(Newser) - Much of the US is baking at the moment , and things will only get worse over the weekend for large swaths of the country. Phoenix in particular is feeling the brunt of it:
  • 110: The temperature has hit 110 degrees every day in July, and there's no end in

Suspect Arrested in Arizona Shooting Spree That Killed 4

Police say man was motivated by hatred of drugs, homelessness

(Newser) - Four people were killed and a fifth injured in separate shootings Friday and Saturday in Mesa and Phoenix, Arizona, and on Sunday police took a suspect into custody. Police say Iren Byers, 20, was motivated by a hatred of drugs and homelessness, AZFamily reports. He faces four counts of first-degree...

Trail Hiker Didn't See Her Killer Coming. Now, an Arrest

Suspect nabbed less than a week after Lauren Heike was fatally attacked in Phoenix

(Newser) - An arrest has been made in the murder of an Arizona hiker who police say was attacked from behind on a neighborhood trail in Phoenix. The suspect in his early 20s was taken into custody around 6:30pm Thursday at his home, which AZ Central reports is "less than...

'Unprovoked' Assault Sends TSA Agents to Hospital

19-year-old woman facing charges in early morning incident at Phoenix airport

(Newser) - The TSA says a teenage traveler assaulted three of its agents in an "unprovoked" attack at Phoenix's airport on Tuesday, sending two to the hospital, according to the agency. The 19-year-old woman was passing through security screening at Sky Harbor International Airport shortly before 6am when she began...

Driver Held After Truck Hits Group of Bicyclists

Arizona crash killed 2 riders and left 11 hospitalized with injuries

(Newser) - The driver of a pickup truck that police say crashed into a group of bicyclists, killing two people and sending 11 to hospitals, has been arrested and is being held in a Maricopa County jail. Pedro Quintana-Lujan, 26, was booked on two counts of manslaughter, three counts of aggravated assault,...

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