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The Happiest Counties in the U.S.

The Happiest Counties in the U.S.

If you have always dreamed of living in a happy place, move to New Jersey or Virginia. When SmartAsset.com ranked almost every county in the U.S. — from marriage rates to poverty to life expectancy–to determine the happiest, three of the top 10 were in New Jersey and two were in Virginia. The top 10…

America’s Obesity Epidemic Hits New High

America's Obesity Epidemic Hits New High

Americans keep getting fatter.  A new report from the CDC says 40-percent of American women are obese and nearly 20-percent of teens in the country are also putting on the pounds.  Obese is defined as having a body mass index of more than 30.  Overall, the study says that 38-percent of adults are obese. Copyright…

Miss DC Wins Miss USA

Miss DC Wins Miss USA

Miss District of Columbia Deshauna Barber is the new Miss USA.  The 26-year-old is the daughter of an Iraq War vet and serves in the Army herself.  She is a logistics commander for the 988th Quartermaster Detachment Unit at Fort Meade.  Miss Hawaii was runner-up and Miss Georgia was second runner-up at the 65th pageant…

Donald Trump Says Muslim Judges Might Also Be Unfair

Donald Trump Says Muslim Judges Might Also Be Unfair

Donald Trump suspects Muslim judges might not give him a fair shake.  The likely GOP presidential nominee made the statement on CBS’ “Face the Nation” yesterday.  Trump has already said that a federal judge overseeing a lawsuit against Trump University can’t be impartial because he has Mexican heritage.  Judge Gonzalo Curiel has Mexican-born parents but…

Bill Clinton To Speak At Ali Funeral

Bill Clinton To Speak At Ali Funeral

The Greatest has gone home.  Muhammad Ali’s body was flown from Arizona back to Louisville, Kentucky yesterday.  Former President Bill Clinton is set to speak at a memorial service for the late boxer on Friday.  He’ll be joined by actor Billy Crystal and sports broadcaster Bryant Gumbel.  The legendary fighter and humanitarian died this past…

World War 2 Vet Scammed Out Of Life Savings

World War 2 Vet Scammed Out Of Life Savings

A 94-year-old Arizona man who was scammed out of 43-thousand dollars is getting his money back.  The “Arizona Republic” says Jack Holder was a combat pilot during World War Two.  In March, He received a phone call saying he’d won nearly five-million dollars and all he needed to do was provide some personal information and…

Best and Worst Cities for Staycations

Best and Worst Cities for Staycations

With summer upon us and nearly 66 percent of Americans not planning to take a vacation this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2016’s Best & Worst Cities for Staycations. To help Americans find the best staycation spots in the U.S. — and the ones worth leaving home for — WalletHub’s number…

Donald Trump Details Money Raised For Vets

Donald Trump Details Money Raised For Vets

Donald Trump is getting credit to raising about six-million dollars for veterans at a benefit earlier this year.  The likely GOP presidential nominee said on Fox News last night that reporters should be ashamed of themselves for asking questions about how much money was raised and where it went.  Trump skipped a GOP presidential debate…

Possible Criminal Charges In Zoo Gorilla Killing

Possible Criminal Charges In Zoo Gorilla Killing

Criminal charges could be filed after Cincinnati zookeepers were forced to kill a gorilla to save a young boy.  Police say they’re investigating the actions of the boy’s mother and others who were at the gorilla exhibit.  Cincinnati Zoo officials had to shoot a 17-year-old silverback gorilla Saturday after the boy fell into its habitat. …

Top 20 Most Well-Read Cities

Top 20 Most Well-Read Cities

Some cities are known for their traffic. Some are notorious for their high rate of crime. Others are known for being rich. Or poor. But Seattle, Washington, home to Microsoft, Starbucks and Amazon, is known for being well-read, according to an annual Amazon.com poll that ranked all U.S. cities with a population of more than…

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