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6 Girls Killed in Tennessee Car Crash

Victims ranging in age from 1 to 18 were ejected from vehicle on Interstate 24

(Newser) - A car crash killed six young girls, including a 1-year-old infant, after they were ejected from their vehicle early Sunday on a freeway in middle Tennessee, per the AP and NBC News . Two adults were injured, one of them critically. Emergency crews found a car upside down with extensive damage...

Driver in Horrific Crash That Killed 5 Kids Was 16, Had No License

Police say 16-year-old was behind wheel of Nissan Rogue that veered off New York highway, hit tree

(Newser) - Police say the 16-year-old boy who was driving when an SUV crashed in New York Sunday, killing five of the six children aboard, did not have his license or a driving permit. The children were all related, and the group included two sets of siblings, the AP reports. They've...

South Korea Shares Intel on Kim Jong Un's Kids

National Intelligence Service still suspects the 39-year-old has 3

(Newser) - South Korea's top intelligence agency on Tuesday dished on what it knows about Kim Jong Un's children—all three of them. Standout details, per Reuters and the AP :
  • Yes, the agency again confirmed Kim has three children, with the eldest being a boy. They were born in 2010,
...

Cops Called on 9-Year-Old Girl Doing Science Experiment
Yale Honors Girl Scientist
Who Had Cops Called on Her
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Yale Honors Girl Scientist Who Had Cops Called on Her

Bobbi Wilson's lanternflies added to university's collection

(Newser) - Yale University has honored the 9-year-old girl whose neighbor reported her to police for working on a science project. The October incident in Caldwell, New Jersey, "touched off a national discussion about racial profiling," per the Guardian , which reports Bobbi Wilson was spraying an insecticide outside her home...

Hundreds of Child Asylum-Seekers Are Missing in UK

Lawmakers fear they've been seized by traffickers, demand investigation

(Newser) - Hundreds of child asylum-seekers have disappeared from government-approved accommodations in Britain within the last two years, Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick said Tuesday. The unaccompanied minors were housed in contracted hotels as the usual asylum accommodation system was overwhelmed . "Out of the 4,600 unaccompanied children that have been accommodated...

Porn Perusers in This State Now Have an Extra Step

New law in Louisiana mandates commercial porn sites in that state ask for ID showing age verification

(Newser) - A year ago, during an interview with radio host Howard Stern, singer Billie Eilish confessed to a pornography addiction that started at age 11, calling it a habit that "really destroyed my brain." Professional counselor and sex addiction therapist Laurie Schlegel, who also happens to be a Republican...

Kids Got Their Hands On Lots of Edibles During Pandemic

Study finds 1,375% spike in reports to poison centers involving children under 6 from 2017 to '21

(Newser) - More than 40% of human poison exposure calls to US poison centers in 2020 were about children who'd accidentally been exposed to cannabis, according to a new study, which shows an alarming rise in accidental ingestion of edibles in particular. The number of children under 6 who accidentally ate...

Kids Survive 2 Days in Outback After Parents Killed in Crash

'Nobody knows what they went through,' relative says; 5-year-old credited with saving baby brother

(Newser) - Three young children survived two days in the Australian Outback after a Christmas Day car crash that took the lives of their parents, and the eldest sibling deserves some thanks for that. Sky News reports that 25-year-old Cindy Braddock, 28-year-old Jake Day, and their three kids—a 5-year-old girl and...

Child Homicide Stats Are Staggering
Child Homicide Stats
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Child Homicide Stats Are Staggering

Child murder rate rose 28% in 2020, with Black children disproportionately affected

(Newser) - Homicide is now "the leading cause of death among American children, making the United States an outlier among similarly developed nations," the New York Times reports. Homicides of children were up 28% in the first year of the pandemic as 2,058 children aged 17 and under were...

Fearless Schoolkids Catch, Kill 600 Rats

They want to help rid their New Zealand island of the bird-killing predators

(Newser) - A grinning girl holding the tail of a sizable dangling rat: It's photo evidence of an unusual competition at a New Zealand school, where students hunted down and took out rats in a 100-day effort to help safeguard the local bird population. The local Environment Trust gave traps made...

During the Pandemic, Child Poverty Rate Plummeted

More than 5M people emerged from poverty thanks to enhanced child tax credit

(Newser) - In 1993, the US child poverty rate came in at almost 28%, but last year, it fell to just 5.2%—a "stunning stat" that equates to a more than 80% drop over those three decades, per Axios . According to Census Bureau data released Tuesday, the 2021 figure also...

More Clues Emerge in Deaths of 3 Kids on Coney Island

Mother of children found on beach Monday is hospitalized, hasn't been charged

(Newser) - Three young kids who were found early Monday along the shoreline of Brooklyn's Coney Island all died drowning deaths, and they've been ruled homicides, a spokesperson from New York City's Office of Chief Medical Examiner said on Tuesday. Police say no one has yet been arrested or...

Researchers Reveal 'Devastating' COVID Consequence for Kids

It's estimated that 10.5M children lost parent, caregiver to disease during pandemic

(Newser) - Last year, numbers emerged showing an estimated 5.2 million children had lost a parent or caregiver to COVID through October. Now, a "heartbreaking" update on that toll, per a new global study that finds almost 8 million kids 18 and under were left grieving one or both parents...

'Nation's Report Card' Offers 'Sobering' Pandemic Update

Kids' math, reading scores took an unprecedented hit over the past 2 years

(Newser) - It's undisputed that kids had a rough time of it during the pandemic. Now, results from national tests show just how rough, at least in terms of how their academic skills have suffered. The "nation's report card"—ie, the National Assessment of Educational Progress—was released...

Among America's Youngest, a COVID Vaccine 'Logjam'

Just 4% to 5% of kids have gotten their shots; pediatricians are now trying to break the 'logjam'

(Newser) - Nearly two months ago, the CDC recommended that all kids from 6 months old up to 5 years—more than 17 million children across the nation—get vaccinated against COVID-19, guidance echoed by the American Medical Association . But since June 18, when the CDC gave the official OK for children...

Boys 'Shouldn't Have Been Able to Physically Do What They Did'

10-year-old twins credited with saving dad Brad Hassig from drowning using CPR they saw in films

(Newser) - Ten-year-old twins Bridon and Christian Hassig had never tried CPR themselves, but they knew what it looked like, based on scenes from movies including Hook and The Sandlot. That came in extremely handy on June 14, when their father—the only adult at their home in Mountain Brook, Ala.—...

Mensa Welcomes Its Youngest Member Ever
Mensa Welcomes Its
Youngest Member Ever
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Mensa Welcomes Its Youngest Member Ever

Parents of Kentucky 2-year-old Isla McNabb say she already reads at kindergarten level

(Newser) - Mensa has a new member, and she's still in diapers. Meet 2-year-old Isla McNabb of the Louisville suburb of Crestwood, Ky., a precocious little girl the IQ society says is now its youngest member ever. Isla's parents say even though she does standard toddler things—plays with toys,...

Nobel Winner Sells Medal for Ukraine, Gets Huge Price

Journalist Dmitry Muratov's gold prize went for a staggering $103.5M; proceeds will go to UNICEF

(Newser) - Ukrainian children and their families who've been uprooted from their homes due to the Russian-led invasion are about to get a boost from a benevolent benefactor. Dmitry Muratov, editor-in-chief of Russia's independent Novaya Gazeta newspaper, announced earlier this year that he was selling the gold Nobel Peace Prize...

Herschel Walker Acknowledges 2 More Kids

Senate candidate in Georgia pushes back against criticism

(Newser) - On Wednesday, Herschel Walker acknowledged that he had a young son few people knew about. On Thursday, the GOP Senate candidate in Georgia acknowledged having two more children—a 13-year-old son and an adult daughter, reports the Daily Beast . As the Atlanta Journal-Constitution notes, the issue has gained traction mainly...

FDA Posts Analysis of Pfizer Shots for Kids Under 5

Says the kid-sized dose appears to be safe and effective

(Newser) - Update: The FDA on Sunday posted its analysis of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children under age 5, announcing that the kid-sized doses do appear to be safe and effective. The agency posted a similar analysis of Moderna's vaccine for the youngest age group last week. Next up: Wednesday'...

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