Chicago has once again been named the best city in the U.S. for a slice of pizza. The Windy City's signature deep dish won over "Travel + Leisure's" annual survey respondents for a second time.
Providence, Rhode Island is landing in the runner-up spot, followed by New York City and Philadelphia.
Minneapolis-St. Paul also makes an appearance in the top ten, along with another Midwestern community -- Kansas City.
Savannah, Georgia and Nashville, Tennessee are on the list as well. The poll also finds that there's an increasing interest in authentic Neapolitan-style pizza.
Pizzas based on a city's local specialty, like the brisket pizza in San Antonio, Texas and the lobster pizza in Boston are also growing in popularity.
Boys and girls at an Alabama elementary school will still get to hunt for eggs – but they can’t call them 'Easter Eggs' because the principal banished the word for the sake of religious diversity.
“We had in the past a parent to question us about some of the things we do here at school,” said Heritage Elementary School principal Lydia Davenport. “So we’re just trying to make sure we respect and honor everybody’s differences.”
Thousands of sinkholes plague Florida, so the occasion of a new one emerging wouldn't be overly noteworthy—except that this one is located in Seffner, making it the third such sinkhole that has opened up in town in the last month. The first claimed the life of a man whose bedroom was above the sinkhole. That one was located less than two miles from sinkhole No. 3, which sits between two homes and was spotted by kids on Saturday.MyFox Tampa Bay reports that the hole is 10 feet deep and 8.5 feet wide.
It's not safe to be man's best friend right now in southern Idaho. Nearly 40 dogs have disappeared since November, KPVI reports, and authorities fear they're meeting grisly fates. "The dogs seem to vanish into thin air," animal shelter director Debbie Blackwood tellsReuters. The disappearances became especially troubling when authorities found a German shepherd that appeared to have been killed in what Blackwood terms a "ritualistic execution"; its head had been bashed in with a rock and its body draped in purple cloth.
Calling it “The Great Crossover,” a report by academics and social activists shows that for the first time in history the median age of American women having babies is lower than the median age of marriage – 25.7 and 26.5, respectively.
These “dramatic changes in childbearing,” the report states, results in dramatic statistics about American children. Among them, 48 percent of first births are by unwed mothers, and by age 30 two-thirds of American women have had a child, typically out of wedlock.