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Trump: Here's What Could Be Behind Assassination Attempt

He suggests his being called a 'threat to democracy' could have spurred it

(Newser) - At Donald Trump's North Carolina rally Wednesday, the former president floated a possible motive for the apparent assassination attempt at his July 13 rally, Politico reports. "Such a distressed sick world, but you know what could be caused when they call you a threat to democracy. You never...

Love Driving? You'll Feel Right at Home in These US Cities

Folks in Raleigh, North Carolina, drive nearly 40 miles daily per capita

(Newser) - Whether you walk, take public transit, or take a seat behind the wheel to get to school, work, or other activities may depend on where you live—but among the 50 most populated metropolitan areas in the US, people are driving the most every day in Raleigh, North Carolina, with...

These Are the Best US Cities to Live In

Naples, Florida, tops rankings from 'US News and World Report'

(Newser) - US News & World Report is out with its annual "Best Places to Live" ranking within the US. The publication looked at data from various sources—the US Census Bureau, FBI, Labor Department, and the like—for 150 of the nation's biggest cities. It broke things down...

Guess Which US City Loves Its Dogs the Most

Dallas is No. 1, per Zillow and BARK

(Newser) - Want to know where America's dogs are "living their best lives"? Zillow and BARK have looked at the data and found that Dallas ranks No. 1 among the US' most "dog-obsessed" cities. To figure out where people and their pups are thriving, the two companies looked...

Charlotte Shooter Had Been Charged 49 Times

Killing of 4 officers was deadliest attack on US law enforcement since 2016

(Newser) - The man who killed four law enforcement officers and wounded four others in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Monday has been identified as Terry Clark Hughes Jr., a 39-year-old man with a long criminal history in the state. The Charlotte Observer reports that according to court records, Hughes had faced 49...

3 Officers Killed, 5 Injured in Charlotte
4 Officers
Fatally Shot
in Charlotte

4 Officers Fatally Shot in Charlotte

4 other law enforcement officers were injured

(Newser) - A fourth law enforcement officer died hours after a standoff at a Charlotte, North Carolina, home Monday. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Joshua Eyer was the fourth victim killed; four other officers were injured. The other three officers killed were initially reported to be US Marshals, but the AP reports just one...

These Are the Most Diverse Cities in America

The top 3 all hail from Maryland, with Gaithersburg at No. 1

(Newser) - America is going through an "extreme makeover"—at least in terms of diversity, according to WalletHub , which took a peek at which major metropolitan areas rank highest in this regard. The site looked at more than 500 of the nation's biggest cities, scanning more than a dozen...

American Flight Bound for NC Makes a Sad, Unexpected Stop

Indiana woman dies after falling sick midflight; plane made emergency landing on Caribbean isle

(Newser) - A flight from the Dominican Republic to North Carolina made an emergency stop in the Turks and Caicos Islands this week after a woman fell ill during the trip and later died. A Wednesday social media post from the archipelago's police force, which deemed the incident a "sudden...

Video of North Carolina Bus Shootout Released

Driver, passenger were injured

(Newser) - A bus driver was fired and a passenger was arrested after a shootout on a moving bus in North Carolina. The Charlotte Area Transit System has released video of the May 18 incident, which injured both the driver and the passenger, WRAL reports. The transit system says driver, David Fullard...

Looking to Start a Biz? Check Out These Cities

Orlando tops WalletHub's ranking of America's most startup-friendly places

(Newser) - It's been a tough few years for business owners across the nation, from the pandemic to rising prices due to inflation. However, current challenges haven't stopped some from mulling over launching their own business—a sign of what WalletHub calls Americans' unstoppable "entrepreneurial streak." In an...

Boating Accident Kills Charlotte Soccer Player

Team owner praises Anton Walkes' 'joyous approach to life'

(Newser) - A Major League Soccer player for Charlotte FC has died after a boating accident in Florida. Anton Walkes was 25. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a statement that its officers responded to an accident involving two vessels near the Miami Marine Stadium basin on Wednesday afternoon....

Here Are the Most Festive US Cities
Here Are the Most
Festive US Cities

Here Are the Most Festive US Cities

New York tops LawnStarter's list

(Newser) - Do you don your party hat on Dec. 1 and not take it off till the new year? You might want to seek out cities where you'll find like-minded festive souls. LawnStarter gathered public data from 200 of the nation's largest cities to see where those in a...

Extradition Process Underway After NC Woman Dies in Mexico

Shanquella Robinson died as a result of 'direct attack' involving friend, prosecutors say

(Newser) - Prosecutors in Mexico are working to extradite a female friend of a North Carolina woman who was found dead in a vacation rental property in Cabo San Lucas. Authorities say 25-year-old Shanquelle Robinson died as the result of a "direct attack" involving one of her friends last month and...

Police: Bank Robbery Suspects Caught While Switching Cars

Accused robbers with clever getaway scheme crashed, were caught

(Newser) - It must have seemed like a good idea at the time. Three men police say are suspects in a bank robbery in Charlotte, North Carolina, stopped to switch to a different getaway car. Their planning fell through, however, and the police saw the switch take place, the Charlotte Observer reports....

Mick Jagger Goes Unnoticed at North Carolina Dive Bar

He dropped in for a beer at Charlotte's Thirsty Beaver

(Newser) - Mick Jagger walked into a bar in North Carolina Wednesday night—and nobody seemed to notice. On Thursday, the Rolling Stones frontman tweeted a photo of himself drinking a beer in front of the Thirsty Beaver, a beloved dive bar known for its eclectic mix of customers. "Out and...

2 Brothers Killed by Train Were Mourning Brother Killed by Train
Men Grieving Their
Dead Brother Are
Killed in Same Spot
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Men Grieving Their Dead Brother Are Killed in Same Spot

Pablo Us, Jose Us fatally hit by train at same NC spot where Baltazar Us died

(Newser) - The two brothers headed out Tuesday at the crack of dawn to mourn privately for another brother, who was killed last week in North Carolina after a train hit his pickup. Tragically—and "eerily," per the Charlotte Observer —Pablo Tiquiram Us, 29, and his 20-year-old sibling, Jose...

Cops Say Murders of 2 Trans Women Appear Connected

Alleged sex workers were killed in NC hotel rooms

(Newser) - Police in North Carolina have urged LGBTQ sex workers to be "hyper cautious" after two disturbingly similar murders in the space of 11 days. Police say the victims shot to death in Charlotte hotel rooms on April 4 and April 15 were both transgender women and sex workers, the...

4 Test Positive for COVID at GOP Convention
4 Test Positive
for COVID at RNC

4 Test Positive for COVID at RNC

All were sent home upon arrival

(Newser) - Health officials in Charlotte said Friday they conducted 792 coronavirus tests connected to the Republican National Convention, and four test results—for two attendees and two local employees—were positive, the Hill reports. "We had diligent safety protocols in place, including testing all attendees before arriving in Charlotte, and...

GOP's Jacksonville Party Is Off
Jacksonville Convention Is Off

Jacksonville Convention Is Off

Trump said he needs to keep his supporters safe

(Newser) - "The timing for the event is not right," President Trump said Thursday. "To have a big convention is not the right time." So Republicans will not be gathering in Jacksonville next month for their national convention. Trump made the announcement during his coronavirus briefing at the...

GOP Still 'Fully Committed' to Convention

Alternatives have not been discussed, RNC says

(Newser) - Major summer events including the Olympics have been canceled or postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic—but it's full steam ahead for the Republican National Convention, according to organizers. The North Carolina Republican Party says they are still planning to hold their statewide convention in May and the Republican National...

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