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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...

Sweet Potato Leads to Arrest in Massachusetts Cold Case

Officials were able to match DNA from the root vegetable left at the scene with suspect

(Newser) - After Todd Lampley was shot in the bedroom of a Massachusetts home on February 27, 2011, police recovered evidence outside the bedroom window: shell casings, a cellphone, and a sweet potato. Twelve years later, there's finally an arrest in the case, and authorities say DNA left on that sweet...

Massachusetts Dem's 'Off the Rails' Remarks Draw Backlash

At City Council meeting, Michael Hugo tied abortion to costs of services for special-needs kids

(Newser) - A Massachusetts town official is making the apology rounds after comments he made that tied abortion and children with special needs. NBC Boston reports that during a Framingham City Council meeting on Feb. 7, the council voted unanimously to pass an ordinance that offered local protection for reproductive rights. In...

This Is the Most Educated State in America

Way to go, Massachusetts, according to WalletHub's latest rankings

(Newser) - A good education leads to better jobs, and who wouldn't want that opportunity? How long you're immersed in schooling, and where you get it, can make all the difference. WalletHub looked at all 50 states to determine which provide the best education, analyzing 18 metrics in two main...

State Lawmakers Propose Cutting Sentences If Inmates Donate Organs

Critics call Massachusetts bill an ethical disaster

(Newser) - With more than 100,000 Americans on waiting lists for transplant organs and more than 2 million inmates in American prisons, an unusual proposal in Massachusetts might be closely watched by other states. Democratic state lawmakers have introduced a bill that would give inmates time off their sentences for donating...

Surviving Child of Massachusetts Tragedy Dies

Duxbury infant succumbs to injuries days after 2 older siblings died, allegedly at hands of mother

(Newser) - Prosecutors have said they plan to file murder charges against a Massachusetts mother in the deaths of her two young children on Tuesday, after which she apparently tried to take her own life. Now, those charges may be upgraded further: The Plymouth County District Attorney's Office says that the...

DA Says Mother Will Be Charged With Killing 2 Kids

The Massachusetts woman, Lindsay Clancy, was hospitalized after suicide attempt

(Newser) - A Duxbury, Massachusetts, woman hospitalized after an apparent suicide attempt Tuesday night will be charged with murdering two of her children when it becomes possible to do so, prosecutors say. Authorities say Lindsay Clancy, 32, is suspected of strangling 5-year-old Cora and 3-year-old Dawson, NBC Boston reports. A third child,...

High School Is Unable to Shut Its Lights Off

They've been on for more than a year at Minnechaug school in Massachusetts

(Newser) - NBC News reports on an unusual problem at a high school in Massachusetts: Nobody can turn the lights off. As a result, every light at Minnechaug Regional High School has been burning around the clock since August 2021. The problem is a software failure. The school had a 7,...

Prosecutors: Brian Walshe Made Chilling Google Searches

They accuse him of dismembering wife Ana Walshe

(Newser) - Prosecutors on Wednesday laid out some of their case against Brian Walshe , whom they accuse of dismembering his wife with a hacksaw before disposing of the remains, reports Boston 25 . Walshe was arraigned on charges of murder and disinterring a body Wednesday and entered a not guilty plea. The Boston ...

Bloody Knife Found in Search for Missing Mom

Brian Walshe, husband of Ana Walshe, charged with misleading investigators

(Newser) - The day after a missing Massachusetts woman was last seen , her husband visited a Home Depot, where he purchased $450 worth of cleaning supplies and tarps, prosecutors say. That purchase prompted a search of the Cohasset home of Brian and Ana Walshe, where blood and a damaged bloody knife were...

Mom of 3 Set Out on a Work Trip, Disappeared

Her husband has been arrested for allegedly misleading investigators

(Newser) - A Massachusetts mother of three vanished on the first day of 2023, and now her husband has been arrested for allegedly misleading investigators. Ana Walshe, 39, left home to catch a ride share that was to take her to Boston Logan International Airport, where she would board a flight for...

To Kill Coyotes, Town Calls In Federal Sharpshooters

Coyotes are killing pets in increasingly brazen attacks in Nahant, Massachusetts

(Newser) - More than 3,000 humans and around a dozen coyotes live in the Massachusetts town of Nahant's one square mile—and they are not living in harmony. The town's three-member Board of Selectmen voted last month to make the town the first in the state to call in...

Final Results After Recount: 11,763 to 11,762

State House race in Massachusetts flips to the Democrat by a single vote

(Newser) - Another entry in the every-vote-counts lesson book: A recount in Massachusetts has decided a state House race for Democrat Kristin Kassner by a single vote, reports WGBH . The official tally: 11,763 to 11,762. Before the recount, Republican incumbent Lenny Mirra actually led by 10 votes, but Kassner made...

All Nantucket Beaches Are Now Topless Beaches

Bylaw was introduced 'in order to promote equality for all persons'

(Newser) - While anybody visiting a beach in Nantucket at this time of year will probably want to keep their top and the rest of their clothes on, women and men alike are now free to go topless. Massachusetts Attorney General and Gov.-elect Maura Healey approved the bylaw on Tuesday, allowing...

On First Day in US, a Surprise Event for William and Kate

Royals had much fun watching Celtics take on Miami Heat in Boston

(Newser) - It's been eight years since Prince William and Kate, Princess of Wales, took in an NBA game, but that streak is now over. ESPN reports that, in a surprise appearance, the royal couple showed up at Boston's TD Garden on Wednesday evening to watch the matchup between the...

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...

Grisly Find: 4 Dead Babies in Boston Apartment

At least one was in a freezer

(Newser) - The remains of not one but four infants have been found inside a Boston apartment, police say. There was one devastating discovery after another as officers were called to the one-bedroom apartment at 838 East Broadway in South Boston around 2:15pm on Nov. 17 for reasons that are unclear....

Driver Charged With Reckless Homicide in Apple Store Crash

Bradley Rein says deadly crash was an 'unfortunate accident'

(Newser) - A man accused of crashing his SUV through the front of a Boston-area Apple store Monday, killing one person and injuring 20 others, says it was an "unfortunate accident," according to his attorney. Bradley Rein, 53, has been charged with reckless homicide by motor vehicle and reckless operations...

1 Dead, 16 Hurt in 'Unthinkable' Crash at Apple Store

SUV drove through glass front of Hingham, Massachusetts store

(Newser) - One person was killed and at least 16 injured in what the local district attorney says was an "unthinkable morning" at an Apple store in Massachusetts. Authorities say an SUV crashed through the glass front of the Hingham store around 10:45am Monday, less than an hour after the...

Congress Gets Its First Gen Z Member
Congress Gets Its
First Gen Z Member
election 2022

Congress Gets Its First Gen Z Member

25-year-old Maxwell Frost cruised to victory in Florida

(Newser) - In Congress, Maxwell Frost is going to be the voice of his generation. The 25-year-old Democrat cruised to victory over 51-year-old Republican Calvin Wimbish in Florida's reliably blue Orlando-area 10th District and will be the first member of Generation Z in Congress, BuzzFeed reports. Frost, who will also be...

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