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This Is the Most Fun City in America

Sin City tops WalletHub's list

(Newser) - If only Jack Torrance had had a bit more playtime in The Shining, things may have turned out better for everyone. Time to kick back and have a little fun is an important balance to our daily stressors, and some cities host that fun in abundance. WalletHub took a look...

Lawmaker Who Clashed With Greene Gets Bomb Threat

Conservative called Scott Wiener a 'communist groomer'

(Newser) - A California state senator who has clashed with conservatives including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Charlie Kirk had his home searched for bombs Tuesday after a threat was sent to the San Francisco Standard and other outlets. The email, which had the subject line "Scott Wiener will die today,...

At Twitter HQ, 'Yet Another Unspoken Sign of Disrespect'

City of San Francisco is investigating complaint there are now makeshift bedrooms at Twitter HQ

(Newser) - Those still employed by Twitter who work out of the company's San Francisco headquarters are said to have found quite a surprise at work on Monday: conference rooms that had been converted into "modest bedrooms featuring unmade mattresses [and] drab curtains," an apparent hint that the staffers...

San Francisco Pulls a 180 on Killer Robots Plan

Police had said robots would be deployed only to 'save or prevent further loss of innocent lives'

(Newser) - San Francisco supervisors voted Tuesday to put the brakes on a controversial policy that would let police use robots for deadly force, the AP reports. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to explicitly ban the use of robots in such fashion for now. But they sent the issue back to...

Dad: My Baby ODed on Fentanyl at Public Park

10-month-old now OK; San Francisco city officials, media trying to confirm exactly what happened

(Newser) - A nanny's trip this week to a Bay Area public park with 10-month-old twins in her care turned terrifying, with the family and local authorities sharing that one of the boys was exposed to fentanyl during their visit. Wendy Marroqui tells NBC Bay Area that she took Senna and...

This Is the Best City in America if You're Single

Seattle tops WalletHub's ranking, and there are plenty of other options across the US

(Newser) - Looking for love these days can be tough. Along with people still exercising caution over COVID and prices spiking due to inflation, the dating scene can prove challenging all around. To help take that unintended sting out of Cupid's arrow, WalletHub put 182 cities across the US under the...

San Francisco Debates Use of Killer Robots

Police want to keep the option open

(Newser) - San Francisco has long been known as one of America's most liberal cities—but that doesn't mean its police force is opposed to using killer robots. The San Francisco Police Department has proposed authorizing robots to use deadly force in certain situations, the Verge reports. According to a...

Here Are the 10 Best, Worst US Cities to Be Car-Less

You don't need wheels to get around San Francisco, per LawnStarter

(Newser) - In some places, not having a car could adversely affect everything from employment opportunities to how you spend your downtime. LawnStarter wanted to see where a vehicle isn't as necessary for your daily routine, so it looked at the 200 largest cities in the US to measure their standings...

Pelosi Suspect When Told to Drop Hammer: 'Ummm Nope'

Charging document details what happened between Paul Pelosi, suspect in Oct. 28 break-in

(Newser) - David DePape, the suspect in the attack last month on Paul Pelosi , was indicted Wednesday on charges of assault and attempted kidnapping. Politico notes these charges handed down by a federal grand jury supplant similar ones filed in an earlier complaint . The six-page document details how the San Francisco Police...

Investigators Think They've Solved Mystery of Buried Car
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Investigators Think They've Solved Mystery of Buried Car

Cops: Mercedes unearthed in Atherton, Calif., may have been part of insurance fraud scheme

(Newser) - Three decades ago, John Lew's 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL convertible was reported stolen to police in Palo Alto, California—a fact that may be the missing clue as to why the car was found buried last month on the property of a mansion in nearby Atherton. NBC News reports that...

Paul Pelosi Attacker Allegedly Shouted, 'Where Is Nancy'
Attempted Murder Charges
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Attempted Murder Charges in Pelosi Home Attack

Police say intruder assaulted House speaker's husband with a hammer

(Newser) - New details emerging in the assault on Nancy Pelosi's husband suggest the attacker went to their home looking for the House speaker. The intruder who broke into the couple's San Francisco residence overnight Thursday was shouting, "Where is Nancy?" according to multiple reports, including at the Washington ...

Congrats, NYC: You're Not the 'Rattiest' City in America

Chicago takes that honor in rankings by Orkin pest control company; the Big Apple comes in 2nd

(Newser) - Think "rats in the city," and many people are likely to envision the rodents who creep around in the Big Apple's alleyways and subway system. It's not New York City, though, but Chicago atop Orkin's list of the "rattiest" cities in America. USA Today...

San Francisco Was Going to Spend $1.7M on Single-Toilet Public Restroom

Although, that plan may be changing after uproar

(Newser) - Ever since the Noe Valley Town Square opened in San Francisco in 2016, families have been urging the city to install a bathroom in the plaza. San Francisco says it's going to do just that. At a cost of $1.7 million. By 2025. The odd story surfaced courtesy...

This Is the Greenest City in America

San Diego takes the top spot in WalletHub's ranking of environmentally conscious metropolises

(Newser) - With what seems like a never-ending series of headlines tied to the effects of global warming on Earth, many of us may be thinking ahead on what we can do next to help save our planet. Where we choose to live could also prove meaningful, with some cities around the...

The 10 Best, Worst Cities for Herbivores

WalletHub ranks the best places in the US for vegetarians, vegans

(Newser) - If living a meat-free existence is your dietary M.O., WalletHub wants to help you find your herbivore paradise. To suss out which US metropolitan areas are the best choices for vegetarians and vegans, the site examined data for the 100 biggest cities, looking at 17 metrics across three main...

Woman Sues After Cops Use Rape Kit DNA to Arrest Her

She reported sexual assault in 2016, was arrested in theft case in 2021

(Newser) - A woman whose own rape kit was used against her by police now wants some payback. The woman identified only as Jane Doe has sued the city of San Francisco for unspecified damages over the case that made national headlines, reports BuzzFeed . After the woman reported a sexual assault to...

$20K Trash Cans Are Hitting San Francisco's Streets
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San Francisco's $20K Trash Cans Are Kind of a Mess

City is embarking on very complicated plan to replace trash cans

(Newser) - Update: San Francisco's four-year project to identify the perfect trash can doesn't seem to be going so hot. Its three newly designed prototypes have been set up around the city for testing, so the Guardian set out to evaluate the cans, which cost between $11,000 and $20,...

SF City Attorney: 'Walgreens Filled Our Streets With Opioids'

Judge rules that chain can be held responsible for contributing to crisis

(Newser) - A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Walgreens can be held responsible for contributing to San Francisco's opioid crisis for over-dispensing highly addictive drugs for years without proper oversight and failing to identify and report suspicious orders as required by law. San Francisco City Attorney David Chiu said the pharmacy...

San Francisco 'Sounds the Alarm' on Monkeypox

California city, NY state declare public health emergencies

(Newser) - Two of the US areas that have been hardest hit by monkeypox have declared public health emergencies in response to the outbreak . San Francisco on Thursday declared a local emergency effective Aug. 1, while the state of New York declared an imminent threat to public health, retroactive to June 1....

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...

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