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'Something Went Horribly Wrong' in Case of Murdered Boy

Mom accused of murder claimed she would find new home 'for Liam and I'

(Newser) - The father of a boy found dead near a Las Vegas-area trailhead last month contacted police without knowing his son was dead—an encounter that would ultimately lead to the identification of 7-year-old Liam Husted . On June 1, Liam's father informed police in San Jose, Calif., that he'd...

San Jose Shooter Was Super Prepared

25,000 rounds of ammo found

(Newser) - As it becomes clearer just how extensively the San Jose shooter prepared for his deadly rampage, authorities have revealed some of what they found in his Bay Area home. Per the BBC , Samuel Cassidy had 12 firearms, over 20 cans of gasoline, and some 25,000 rounds of ammo, and...

Officials on San Jose Shooting: 'This Was a Planned Event'

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office says guns, 22K rounds of ammo found at suspect's home

(Newser) - Authorities still haven't pinned down a motive for why Samuel Cassidy shot up a rail yar d in San Jose, Calif., on Wednesday, killing nine, but after a search of his residence, they say it's evident the 57-year-old suspect, who also took his own life during the shooting,...

Gunman Told One Person: 'I'm Not Going to Shoot You'

Sheriff says shooter in San Jose appeared to target some of his victims

(Newser) - A California sheriff says a gunman who killed nine people in a rail yard massacre fired 39 shots and appeared to target some of the victims. Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith told the AP on Thursday that the shooter told at least one person: “I’m not going...

Hero Emerges as San Jose Shooting Claims Another Life

9th victim died in the hospital Wednesday evening

(Newser) - Wednesday's mass shooting in San Jose, Calif.—the 232nd in the US this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive —has claimed another life. Alex Ward Fritch, 49, who was initially taken to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in critical condition, died Wednesday evening, bringing the total...

8 Victims of San Jose VTA Shooting Identified

Many were longtime employees of Valley Transportation Authority

(Newser) - The eight victims of Wednesday morning's mass shooting at a San Jose, California, rail yard have been identified by the Santa Clara County coroner's office Wednesday night. Many of them were longtime employees of Valley Transportation Authority, which provides bus, light rail and other transit services throughout Santa...

San Jose Mass Shooter Identified
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Mass Shooter

San Jose Mass Shooter Identified

Sam Cassidy killed coworkers at Valley Transportation Authority

(Newser) - The Valley Transportation Authority employee who killed eight people at a San Jose rail yard before taking his own life Wednesday morning has been identified by multiple sources as 57-year-old Sam Cassidy. Sources tell NBC that Cassidy was a substation maintainer. Records show he made more than $114,000 in...

Cops: Gunman Is Down After San Jose Mass Shooting
9 Dead in San Jose
Rail Yard Mass Shooting

9 Dead in San Jose Rail Yard Mass Shooting

'The whole crew is gone, the whole shift is gone'

(Newser) - "Shooter is down," the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office tweeted Wednesday morning after reports of a mass shooting at a rail yard in San Jose, Calif. Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Deputy Russell Davis later confirmed that a gunman killed eight people at the Valley...

Hot Mic Picks Up Pilot Ranting Against Liberals

And Hyundais, in Southwest Airlines audio caught on air traffic control scanner

(Newser) - Rule No. 1 of wearing a microphone: Always assume it's a hot one. A Southwest Airlines pilot found that out the hard way after his rant against liberals and a certain car manufacturer got picked up by air traffic control. Per travel site One Mile at a Time , the...

2 Dead in Stabbing Attack at California Church

Homeless people had been brought there to shelter

(Newser) - Two people died and multiple others were injured in a stabbing Sunday night at a church in California where homeless people had been brought to shelter from the cold weather, police said. The stabbing happened at Grace Baptist Church in San Jose, where police said on Twitter that no services...

Cops: Woman Coughed in Baby's Face After Arguing With Mom

Suspect was 'upset about social distancing'

(Newser) - Police in San Jose are searching for a woman accused of deliberately coughing in a baby's face after arguing with the 1-year-old's mother about social distancing. Police spokesman Enrique Garcia says the suspect, a white woman in her 60s, removed her face mask, got close to the baby'...

Bay Area Residents Placed Under Strictest Order in US

Residents of six counties ordered to shelter in place for 3 weeks

(Newser) - Officials in six San Francisco Bay Area counties issued a sweeping shelter-in-place mandate Monday affecting nearly 7 million people, ordering residents to avoid any unnecessary travel by any method and only leave their homes for food, medicine, and exercise. The order says residents must stay inside and venture out only...

Here Are the Happiest, Least Happy US Cities
Here Are the Happiest,
Least Happy US Cities
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Here Are the Happiest, Least Happy US Cities

Half of the top 10 cities brimming with joy are in the Golden State

(Newser) - Happiness may be a state of mind, but it may also depend on the state of where you live. WalletHub looked at more than 180 of America's biggest cities to see how they ranked in terms of contentment, examining 30 metrics in three main categories: emotional and physical well-being,...

10 Most, Least Ethnically Diverse Cities in America

Cities in one state appear 4 times in the top 10

(Newser) - In 25 years, the United States will be the most "colorful" it's ever been, as WalletHub puts it. That's because by 2045, it's estimated there will be no single ethnic group that can claim the most people in the nation. To find out which US cities...

Girl Sends Hair-Raising Message on Snapchat

3 suspects are arrested in California kidnapping case

(Newser) - A teenage girl used Snapchat to send her friends a horrifying message: She'd been kidnapped. Seems her friends used the app to spot her location and then called the cops, who rushed to the E-Z 8 Motel on Tuesday and arrested a man as he left the premises, NBC...

Prosecutor Used Daughter as Bait to Catch Suspect

He took 13-year-old to trail where she said man had touched her

(Newser) - A California man is accused of interfering with a police investigation and possibly endangering his daughter by using her as bait to catch a man who allegedly molested her—and authorities say that as a prosecutor, he should have known better. According to a police report seen by the San ...

Tech CEO Found Dead Thought She Was 'in the Matrix'

Dad faults police, says search for Erin Valenti wasn't a priority

(Newser) - The father of a tech CEO found dead in the back seat of a rental SUV in a quiet area of San Jose, Calif., is claiming a "charade" of a police search. Cops began searching for Erin Valenti, CEO of Utah-based app development company Tinker Ventures, after she missed...

Most, Least 'Green' Cities in America
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This Is America's 'Greenest' City

San Francisco tops WalletHub's California-dominant list

(Newser) - The Golden State might be more appropriately called green, according to WalletHub . The site looked at 28 "green" indicators—including water and air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, annual excess fuel consumption, and the share of electricity from renewable sources—in America's 100 largest cities to find those that...

AG: Fake Pharmacist Doled Out 750K Prescriptions

For over 10 years, Kim Thien Le worked as Bay Area pharmacist without license: Xavier Becerra

(Newser) - For more than 10 years, Kim Thien Le handed out scads of prescriptions as a pharmacist at a handful of Walgreens stores in the Bay Area—nearly 750,000 scripts when all was said and done, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra noted Tuesday. The problem, per the AG's statement:...

America's 10 Most, Least Educated Cities

Look for the learned in Ann Arbor, Mich.

(Newser) - "Smart" doesn't necessarily equate with "educated," but having an education can certainly help maximize one's natural intelligence—and there are certain US cities where the most scholarly are gathered. WalletHub looked at the 150 most populated metropolitan areas in the US, specifically across two key...

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