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This Is the Most Dangerous State in America

New Mexico tops the list, while Rhode Island is deemed the safest

(Newser) - Perhaps no one knows better than personal injury lawyers how dangerous simply existing can be these days—especially in the US, where death rates are about 2.5 times higher than the average rates in other high-income nations, per Newsweek . That's why the Caputo and Van Der Walde Injury...

To Dodge Charges, He Fled US, Joined Russian Military

Wilmer Puello-Mota left the US days before trial in January

(Newser) - A former city councilor and member of the Massachusetts National Guard who fled the country in January, days before he was to be tried for child pornography in Rhode Island, has apparently defected to Russia and joined the military. Wilmer Puello-Mota, a former city councilor in Holyoke, Mass., was first...

'Best Security Guard' at College Will Be Able to Visit His Family

Students raise money for James Mogaji's overdue trip to Nigeria

(Newser) - Students at Providence College have shown their appreciation to their dorm's overnight security guard by helping him to see his family in Nigeria for the first time in 11 years. Brandon Reichert, a freshman, said he created a GoFundMe page to raise money for the trip after James Mogaji...

Hiker Kills Rabid Coyote With Bare Hands

Rhode Island man was bitten on leg

(Newser) - A rabid coyote attacked a Rhode Island hiker Friday—and the man then killed the animal with his bare hands. The man was hiking in the woods about 10 miles from Providence when the coyote bit him on the leg, NBC News reports. The man then pinned the coyote to...

Job Hunting? Here's the Best Place in America for It

Washington state ranks No. 1 in WalletHub's ranking of the best states for employment

(Newser) - It can be grueling pounding the pavement in search of a new job, what with all of the resume prep, job board scouring, and interview processes. WalletHub wanted to see which parts of America were more job-hunter friendly, so it looked at nearly three dozen metrics in all 50 states,...

Rhode Island Elects Its First Black Congressman

Gabe Amo is the son of immigrants from West Africa

(Newser) - Democrat Gabe Amo has made history in Rhode Island, becoming the state's first Black member of Congress. The 35-year-old defeated GOP challenger Gerry Leonard on Tuesday, reports the AP . Amo is the son of Ghanian and Liberian immigrants, and he has served in both the Biden and Obama administrations....

Rhode Island May Elect Its First Black Congressman

Gabe Abo is up against GOP challenger Gerry Leonard

(Newser) - Rhode Island voters could make history Tuesday by electing the state's first Black representative to Congress or return the seat last held by Republicans in the 1990s to a GOP candidate. Democrat Gabe Amo and Republican Gerry Leonard are vying for Rhode Island's 1st Congressional District seat, per...

This Is the Safest State in America
This Is the Safest
State in America

This Is the Safest State in America

Vermont tops WalletHub's list, while Louisiana comes in last

(Newser) - After the upheaval of the pandemic, it's soothing to get back to "normal." But that normality has brought us back to Earth on many other issues we're still contending with, including general safety, a term that can encompass many different forms. To see which states keep...

Young Professionals, Check Out the Work Climate Here

New England dominates Scholaroo's best states for workers trying to establish their careers

(Newser) - If you've just graduated or are graduating soon and are looking for a place to jump-start your career, some states offer more in the way of job markets and affordable living. Scholaroo attempts to flesh out which US states are the best for today's young professionals, using nearly...

Scuba Divers Rescue Baby Shark Trapped in Odd Place

Connecticut couple diving in Rhode Island found juvenile creature stuck in a work glove

(Newser) - A Connecticut couple's scuba diving trip in Rhode Island on Monday turned into a mission to rescue a baby shark. Deb and Steve Dauphinais of Glastonbury, Connecticut, were diving on the sand flats off Jamestown, Rhode Island, when Deb Dauphinais spotted the 16-inch juvenile shark with its head stuck...

Drivers in This State Are the Most Confrontational

Arizona tops Forbes Advisor's list of those with the most road rage

(Newser) - Road rage: Most of us have dealt with it, in one form or another. Those different forms—cutting people off, not letting others change lanes, honking the horn, and flipping the bird, just to name a few—are what Forbes Advisor included in its attempt to determine which states have...

Having a Baby Soon? One State Outranks the Others

Massachusetts tops WalletHub's list, while Mississippi comes in last

(Newser) - If your future plans include starting a family and you're open to a move (or wondering whether your current location is ideal), WalletHub has some insights. The site looked at all 50 states and the District of Columbia, not only on the issue of costs tied to having a...

This Is the Best State in America for Health Care

Minnesota tops WalletHub's list, with West Virginia coming in last

(Newser) - Health care in the US before COVID was already a prime political topic—and after the pandemic hit, it became even more so. WalletHub wanted to see which states offered the best, most affordable services, so it looked at all 50 states and Washington, DC, using more than 40 metrics...

Rhode Island Officials Under Fire After 'Bizarre' Visit to Philly

'Offensive' behavior on work trip included racism, sexism, demands for Diet Coke, per allegations

(Newser) - Two Rhode Island officials who traveled to Philadelphia on a work trip are now the subject of two investigations within their own state—one by the state police, another by the governor's office—for behavior on that trip that's being described as "offensive" and "bizarre."...

Old Stained Glass Window Depicts Jesus in Unusual Light

His dark skin in 150-year-old Rhode Island window may have been sending a message

(Newser) - A nearly 150-year-old stained-glass church window that depicts a dark-skinned Jesus Christ interacting with women in New Testament scenes has stirred up questions about race, Rhode Island's role in the slave trade, and the place of women in 19th century New England society. The window installed at the long-closed...

This Is the Best US State for Women

Vermont is No. 1, while Oklahoma comes in last in WalletHub's rankings

(Newser) - It's Women's History Month , and what better way to celebrate the occasion than to offer some leads on tracking down the best places for women to live. WalletHub has done much of the legwork, looking at more than two dozen metrics for all 50 states and DC in...

These Are the Best, Worst States for Jobs

Washington tops WalletHub's list; West Virginia comes in last

(Newser) - After a tumultuous couple of years marred by the pandemic, the job market is looking up, with many employers eagerly seeking new workers for their payrolls. Conditions for the job hunt are better in some states than in others, and WalletHub is here to break it all down. The site...

Tree Ring Data May Have Solved Mystery of Missing Ship
Shipwreck's Story
'Is There in the Tree Rings'
new study

Shipwreck's Story 'Is There in the Tree Rings'

Tree ring data suggests it's the Dolphin, which was lost in 1859

(Newser) - "For me, the story is there in the tree rings." That's the takeaway of a dendrochronologist—an expert in dating events and artifacts from tree rings—who was part of a team that used tree ring data from a shipwreck found in Argentina in 2004 to determine...

Captain Cook's Endeavour Is Being Wrecked Again

This time apparently by shipworms, the so-called 'termites of the ocean'

(Newser) - The shipwreck in Rhode Island's Newport Harbor that is believed by many to be that of Captain Cook's HMB Endeavour is reportedly in rough shape. Marine biologist Reuben Shipway, who is an expert on shipworms (the so-called "termites of the ocean"), tells the Boston Globe he...

Here Are the Best, Worst States to Have a Kid

Massachusetts is the No. 1 state, in WalletHub's assessment; Alabama comes in last

(Newser) - If you're thinking of starting a family, or want to expand the one you have, there are some US states that may be better than others, from the birthing process onward. WalletHub looked at nearly three dozen metrics for all 50 states and DC, in four main categories: cost,...

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