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10 Best States
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10 Best States for Retirement

Florida ranks No. 1 on WalletHub's list

(Newser) - If your golden years are approaching, or if early retirement is in the cards, where to decide to enjoy your post-work life can prove to be a challenge. WalletHub has tried to take some of the guesswork out of the process, examining nearly four dozen metrics in all 50 states,...

Sexual Abuse Claims Pour In Against Boy Scouts

Court receives more than 82K filings before deadline

(Newser) - A bankruptcy court in Delaware handling the Boy Scouts of America case set a deadline of Monday for people who say they were sexually abused to file claims. By late Sunday, 82,663 had, from every state as well as military bases in Germany and Japan, the New York Times...

Just Short of a Win, Biden Addresses the Nation

As vote counting continues, former VP calls for unity, says he and Harris have already started working

(Newser) - Joe Biden had hoped that when he addressed the nation Friday night, the call already would've been made declaring him the president-elect. That wasn't to be, as the count continued in a handful of key states, but the former VP, flanked by running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, still...

2 Big Notes From the 'Last-in-the-Nation' Primary

Delaware voted Tuesday

(Newser) - Delaware held its "last-in-the-nation" primary Tuesday, Vox reports. A few results to note, per the AP :
  • Transgender activist Sarah McBride won a Democratic state Senate primary and is poised to make history as the first transgender person elected to the state's General Assembly. McBride, who interned at the

Senator's Video Appearance at Hearing Does Not Go Well

Delaware's Tom Carper caught swearing up a blue streak at his computer after a glitch

(Newser) - A senator dropped some very un-senatorial F-bombs Friday when he had a glitch with his video link. When Sen. Tom Carper's turn came up to question the postmaster general , things went south, reports the Hill . It began when the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee...

This State Has the Best School System in America

Massachusetts ranks No. 1 in WalletHub ranking; New Mexico comes in last

(Newser) - After a school year disrupted by COVID-19, parents are more concerned than ever about their children's education. The coronavirus aside, how well public schools fare across America is often dictated by the funding they receive, which is one of the factors WalletHub took into account in its examination of...

Pizza Shop Owner Fends Off Robber in the Perfect Way

He threw a pizza at the guy

(Newser) - The suspect is described as a white male, with a machete, though he might have cheese, sauce, and maybe some pepperoni in his hair. Police in Delaware say the owner of a pizza shop foiled a robbery by, yes, throwing a pizza at the intruder, reports the Delaware News Journal ...

Whipping Post With 'Traumatic Legacy' Comes Down
Courthouse Removes
Whipping Post

Courthouse Removes Whipping Post

Black people were disproportionately punished using the post in Delaware

(Newser) - An 8-foot tall whipping post was removed from a Delaware county courthouse square Wednesday after activists said it was a reminder of racial discrimination, per the AP . The state-owned post outside the Sussex County Courthouse in Georgetown was removed after an hour and a half of excavation and put in...

Swimmer Seen Prying Open Shark's Mouth

'It was so crazy, like a movie. Like Jaws.'

(Newser) - A swimmer in Delaware was caught on camera prying a shark's mouth open with his hands this weekend in an effort to free it from a fishing hook, the AP reports. The video shows the man grabbing onto the shark at a beach in Cape Henlopen State Park. He...

Elderly Couple Shot in Cemetery; 1 Dead

(Newser) - A married Maryland couple in their 80s were the victims in a shooting at a veterans cemetery in Delaware, the AP reports. Delaware State Police on Friday night identified the victims as an 86-year-old man and 85-year-old woman from Elkton, Maryland. The wife was pronounced dead at the scene. The...

Missing for 30-Plus Years, $1.3M Columbus Letter Found

Copy of note sent to Spain's King Ferdinand was stolen from Italy in the '80s

(Newser) - In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue; in 1493, he wrote a letter about his trip across the sea to Spain's King Ferdinand, and two editions of it were printed to spread across Europe. Only about 30 copies of the first edition of the Plannck I letter still exist,...

Here Are the 10 Best, Worst States to Retire In

Enjoy your golden years

(Newser) - When to retire is a big decision, but knowing where to live out your golden years can be just as important. WalletHub wants to help you tackle the latter, and so it set out on a mission to find the best states to retire in, looking at all 50 across...

Fugitive on the Run 40 Years Busted, Done In by His Prints

Jose Romero escaped from SC in 1979; he was nabbed in Delaware last month

(Newser) - In 1979, Pink Floyd's The Wall was released, Margaret Thatcher was elected prime minister of the UK, and Jose Romero escaped from a South Carolina prison. Almost 40 years to the day of his jailbreak, however, the sexagenarian (he's said to be 63 or 64) was arrested in...

18-Year-Old Dies Trying to Save Others From Car in Canal

3 dead, 1 missing after car plunges into Delaware canal

(Newser) - A car with five occupants plunged into a Delaware canal on Sunday and the driver helped a teenage girl to safety before dying in a bid to rescue three other passengers, two of whom were found dead after the car was hoisted from the water, authorities say. Delaware State Police...

Delaware School Sorry for Serving Up Roseanne

Seaford High School played it before a volleyball game

(Newser) - "The Star-Spangled Banner" isn't an unusual feature of high school pregame festivities, but Roseanne Barr's screeching 1990s rendition surprised spectators at one Delaware volleyball game, the AP reports. The News Journal of Wilmington reports the Seaford School District apologized Wednesday for the shock served at Seaford High...

Here Are the Best, Worst States for Gender Equality

Maine is looking good for women's rights

(Newser) - Despite making up more than half the US population, women are still lagging behind their male counterparts in pay and in leadership positions, and still claiming the lion's share of minimum-wage jobs. Some states are making better strides than others in closing the gender gap, per WalletHub , which looked...

FBI Is Looking for the 'Pink Lady Bandit'
FBI Captures 'Pink Lady Bandit'

FBI Captures 'Pink Lady Bandit'

The woman allegedly robbed 4 banks across the East Coast in one week

(Newser) - In less than a week, a woman the FBI dubbed the "Pink Lady Bandit" robbed four East Coast banks, but on Sunday, she was caught. The FBI says the suspect carried a "distinctive pink handbag" during at least two of the robberies—hence the nickname. Her modus operandi...

They Stole a Porch Package, Then Found Out What It Was

Thieves apologize, return replica belt meant for sick 5-year-old with brain tumor, autism

(Newser) - Thieves swiped a wrestling belt replica that belonged to a sick 5-year-old Delaware boy—but this story has a somewhat happy ending. Timothy Vick Sr. tells WBOC that little Timmy Vick was diagnosed with autism when he was just a toddler, but then, another development in October: Timmy had a...

Cops: We Found Heavily Armed Man Outside Elementary School

Thomas J. Wilkie of Delaware charged, may have gone to see current or ex-girlfriend at NJ school

(Newser) - New Jersey police responding to a call from cops in a neighboring state say they found a 46-year-old man with a loaded firearm and dozens of rounds of ammo outside an elementary school, putting the school in lockdown. ABC News reports on the incident that took place Thursday afternoon, when...

These Are the Most, Least Fun US States
This Is the Most Fun US State

This Is the Most Fun US State

California tops the list for 2019

(Newser) - You know the safest , least stressful , healthiest , greenest , and happiest places to live, but what about the most fun? To figure that out, WalletHub looked at 26 factors related to entertainment, nightlife, and recreation—things like restaurants, amusement parks, golf courses, theaters, arcades, music festivals, casinos, and marinas per capita;...

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