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Here Are the Most, Least Educated US Cities

Ann Arbor, Michigan, tops WalletHub's list, while Visalia, California, comes in last

(Newser) - Where college grads head to after they've thrown their caps in the air can make or break a city's smarts cachet. WalletHub wanted to see which US cities can claim that "most educated" prestige, so it looked at 150 of the most populated metropolitan areas around the...

Here Are the Best, Worst Cities in America to Raise a Family

Fremont, California, comes out on top; Detroit is last, per WalletHub

(Newser) - Moving is a part of life—and for the family-oriented, it's especially critical to find a decent location to set down roots. WalletHub has tried to ease the burden by crunching the numbers in more than 180 of the country's largest cities, looking at nearly four dozen metrics...

Mom on 3-Year-Old's Alleged 'Exorcism' Death: 'It Is What It Is'

Claudia Elisia Hernandez Santos faces 25 years to life for her alleged role in the ceremony

(Newser) - A California mother who said her 3-year-old daughter would wake up screaming and crying at night took her to have her demons cast out. The girl didn't survive the exorcism. Claudia Elisia Hernandez Santos, mother of Arely Naomi Proctor, is charged with assault on a child resulting in death...

DA: Kidnapping Suspects Made 3 Other Attempts on This Baby

One San Jose suspect allegedly posed as a CPS worker

(Newser) - Investigators in San Jose say two suspects accused of kidnapping a 3-month-old boy from his home last month made at least three earlier attempts to snatch the boy. The Santa Clara County District Attorney's office said Thursday that suspect Jose Roman Portillo showed up at the family's home...

Cops Name Suspects in Baby's Kidnapping

One of them took baby's grandmother shopping, police say

(Newser) - Police in San Jose have named the three suspects arrested in the kidnapping of a 3-month-old baby from his home on Monday. Police say Jose Roman Portillo, 28; Yesenia Guadalupe Ramirez, 43; and Baldomeo Sandoval, 37, were taken into custody Tuesday and baby Brandon Cuellar was recovered safely , the San ...

Cops: Kidnapped Baby Safe, 3 Suspects in Custody

3-month-old was taken in San Jose

(Newser) - Baby Brandon is safe in San Jose. Details were scant Tuesday afternoon, but police say a 3-month-old infant who was kidnapped on Monday has been found, reports the San Jose Mercury News . The baby, Brandon Cuellar, appears to be fine but was being taken to a hospital as a precaution....

Want a Perpetual Smile on Your Face? Move Here

WalletHub ranks the happiest cities in the US, with 6 out of the top 10 falling in one state

(Newser) - Bobby McFerrin can only offer so many insinuations that being happy is just a state of mind. After all, there are real, measurable factors that can help boost one's happiness level, and in some parts of the US, those factors can be found in spades. WalletHub looked at more...

In This City, a US First on Gun Ownership

City Council in San Jose, Calif., votes to require gun owners to pay fee, carry liability insurance

(Newser) - Gun owners in San Jose will soon need to pony up more cash than the cost of the firearm itself. An ordinance has passed in the California city that would require individuals with guns in their possession to pay a $25 annual fee for the privilege, as well as to...

Looking for a Job? Check Out These Cities

Columbia, Md., tops WalletHub's list

(Newser) - New year, new career—or at least a gig that's better than the one you've got? If a more satisfying or better-paying job is on your list of 2022 goals, some cities may be better bets than others, according to WalletHub . The site looked at more than 180...

Pilot Cited for Assault After Mask Dispute

This one erupted between Southwest crew members at San Jose hotel bar

(Newser) - A Southwest Airlines flight crew was enjoying an evening at a hotel bar in California last month when a mask dispute erupted between a flight attendant and a pilot, who's now accused of assault. An airline rep told USA Today there was a "crew disagreement during an overnight...

'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
San Jose
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...

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