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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...

Here Are the 10 Best Cities for Jobs in America

South Burlington, Vt., looks better than most

(Newser) - The job market hasn't been great over the past year, mainly due to the COVID pandemic. As people start the new year off trying to make a fresh start, however, some locations across the country may offer better chances at employment than others. WalletHub took a look at more...

'Anarchist' Cities Sue Trump

New York, Seattle and Portland argue president can't withhold funding

(Newser) - Three cities labeled " anarchist " by President Trump are fighting back with an un-anarchist weapon: a lawsuit. New York, Seattle and Portland announced the suit Thursday, WABC reports. The Seattle filing names the president, Attorney General Bill Barr, and other administration officials. If it stands, the designation could cost...

A Cop Told This Guy to Stop. He Retaliated.

Videos show a Seattle officer's encounter with a man brandishing a flaming object

(Newser) - A Seattle police officer was nearly set ablaze Thursday when a man apparently tossed a flaming piece of wood in his SUV, CNN reports. The officer was seeking a man said to be brandishing a flaming object when the encounter occurred in an alleyway. Police dashcam and bodycam videos show...

Firing Recommended for 'All Lives Splatter' Cop

He made inflammatory posts after incident that killed Seattle protester

(Newser) - A long-serving King County Sheriff's Office detective in Washington state is likely to lose his job over online posts mocking an incident that killed a Seattle protester . After a car slammed into protesters on July 4, Mike Brown's Facebook posts included a meme showing people being hit by...

Trump on Feds' Killing of Portland Suspect: They Didn't Intend to Arrest

'They didn’t want to arrest him, and 15 minutes' later, he was dead, POTUS says

(Newser) - At a North Carolina rally Thursday, President Trump praised the US Marshals who shot and killed the man suspected of fatally shooting a supporter of the right-wing group Patriot Prayer at an August protest in Portland. "We sent in the US Marshals, took 15 minutes and it was over....

Seattle Patient Has Second COVID Infection

Case is only the third confirmed in the world

(Newser) - For only the third time worldwide, a COVID-19 survivor has come down with a second infection of the coronavirus. The person, who is in their 60s, was hospitalized after the first infection, then was living in a nursing facility, KIRO reports. More than four months later, the patient developed mild...

Seattle Cop Rolls Bike Over Man's Head

Officer has been placed on administrative leave

(Newser) - A Seattle police officer was captured on video rolling the wheel of his bicycle over a protester's head and neck Wednesday night amid the nationwide protests that followed a Kentucky grand jury's decision on the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor. The Seattle officer, who has not been...

DoJ Deems These 3 Cities 'Anarchist Jurisdictions'

NYC, Portland, and Seattle

(Newser) - The Justice Department identified New York City; Portland, Ore.; and Seattle as three cities that could have federal funding slashed under a memorandum by President Trump that sought to identify localities that permit “anarchy, violence and destruction in American cities.” The designation, which could open the door for...

Trump Seeks to Cut Funding to 'Anarchist' Cities

His attempts at similar moves were previously blocked

(Newser) - President Trump is seeking to cut what could amount to billions of dollars in federal funding to several Democratic-run cities in response to "anarchy, violence, and destruction." In a Wednesday memo , Trump directed Attorney General William Barr and Office of Management and Budget Director Russell Vought to find...

Seattle Patrol Cop Was Paid $414K Last Year

City council president says department has totally failed to clamp down on overtime

(Newser) - Citizens who have dealt with Seattle Police Officer Ron Willis say he is a good, hard-working cop—but public interest groups are wondering how he ended up getting paid more in 2019 than the mayor, the police chief, and even the president. The 58-year-old patrol officer made $414,543 last...

Company's New Corporate HQ Is Already for Sale

Recreational Equipment Inc. needs the cash

(Newser) - Recreational Equipment Inc. has a newly completed corporate headquarters in Seattle—and lo and behold, it's already for sale. The Wall Street Journal calls it yet another instance of a company selling off central offices to raise cash during the coronavirus pandemic. But REI, which sells outdoorsy stuff like...

Seattle 'Flu' Cases Were COVID, Obscuring the Real Spread

Washington state may have been battling illness longer than thought

(Newser) - In early March, the state of Washington had reported just over 100 coronavirus cases. But Seattle alone may have actually had thousands of infections at that point, according to a new study, because so many illnesses were thought to be the flu instead. The findings by researchers at the University...

Seattle Police Chief Quits After Council Slashes Budget

Carmen Best announces retirement after $4M budget cut

(Newser) - Seattle City Council voted to cut about $4 million from the police budget shortly before Police Chief Carmen Best announced her retirement on Monday. Best, the first Black woman in the city's top policing role, would've seen her annual pay drop from $294,000 to $275,000 under...

Museum Erupts Over Black Lives Matter

The Seattle Children's Museum is in tumult over social media posts

(Newser) - "Black Lives Matter"—until, apparently, they don't. That's what employees at the Seattle Children's Museum are complaining about after their anti-racist social media messages were edited at work, the New York Times reports. Now nine employees who went on strike out of protest have been...

Federal Agents Depart Seattle

Agents demobilize and leave the city

(Newser) - The feds have left Seattle. The federal security detail deployed to the city amid ongoing civil unrest withdrew after pressure from state and local officials, Gov. Jay Inslee's office said Tuesday. Inslee was among those arguing that a show of force by the feds could lead to more violence...

Team of Tactical Border Officers on Standby in Seattle

Move comes ahead of expected weekend protests

(Newser) - Officials in Seattle say they won't allow the city to become another Portland, despite a beefed-up federal presence ahead of protests expected this weekend. The federal government said Thursday that a "Special Response Team" of tactical border officers will "be on standby in the area, should they...

Seattle Goes Deep for Name of New NHL Team

Kraken are to begin play next year

(Newser) - As the name of the new Seattle NHL team, "Kraken" breaks ground in a couple of ways. One is that the mythical sea creature surfaced in Jerry Bruckheimer's Pirates of the Caribbean movies—a bit of product placement long before team owner Bruckheimer had the product. Another is...

'I Feel Fantastic,' COVID-19 Vaccine Volunteer Says

Woman in Seattle trial reports no major side effects but still wears a mask to be sure

(Newser) - The first person in the US to receive an experimental vaccine for COVID-19 has provided a medical update, and it's encouraging. "It's been 16 weeks since I had the first dose," Jennifer Haller says. "I feel fantastic." The Washington state woman, an operations manager...

They Were Filming TikTok Vids on the Beach. Then, a Grisly Find

Remains discovered by teens on Seattle's Alki Beach belong to shooting victims

(Newser) - A group of teens were filming TikTok videos on a Seattle beach when they discovered the remains of two murder victims. In a video viewed around the world, the teens are seen stumbling upon a foul-smelling suitcase that had washed ashore on Alki Beach on June 19. A female opens...

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