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He Rescued a Toddler in 1998, Gets Huge Hug 23 Years Later

Firefighter William Porter meets Jacob Tsukroff, now 26, whom he saved from a house fire

(Newser) - A retired firefighter who rescued a toddler from a house fire 23 years ago had an emotional reunion over the weekend with Jacob Tsukroff, now 26, in upstate New York. Per NBC New York , William Porter was among the responders who showed up at the burning house in Poughkeepsie on...

Rip Torn's Cause of Death Revealed
Rip Torn's Cause
of Death Revealed

Rip Torn's Cause of Death Revealed

Actor died from complications of Alzheimer's: TMZ

(Newser) - We finally know what killed actor Rip Torn. It was Alzheimer's, according to a death certificate obtained by TMZ . The 88-year-old died at his Connecticut home in July , but no cause of death was given at the time. The certificate lists the death as due to or related to...

Guy Killed Mom, Lived With Body in Motel for 7 Weeks: Cops

Charles Cole charged with murder in NY

(Newser) - A man strangled his mother in the motel where they lived, kept her body there for nearly two months and then dumped it in South Carolina, police said Saturday. Charles R. Cole was arrested Friday in the death of 76-year-old Betty Cole. Police launched an investigation on Oct. 6 after...

28 Years Later, Dead Wife Found in Hoarder's Home

JoAnn Nichols' murdered body was behind basement wall

(Newser) - With seven Dumpsters full of clutter in his backyard, neighbors in Poughkeepsie, NY, knew James Nichols had a hoarding problem—but they didn't know he was hoarding the body of his own murdered wife. The body of JoAnn Nichols, a first-grade teacher who was reported missing in December 1985,...

Cities With Worst Commutes
 Cities With Worst Commutes 

Cities With Worst Commutes

Surprise, surprise: New York City is No. 1

(Newser) - It takes the average American 25.3 minutes to get to work, whether by car or public transportation, according to new Census figures. But some cities are worse than others, and MarketWatch pulls out the 10 top offenders:
  1. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island: 34.6 minutes
  2. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria: 33.9 minutes

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