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Tragedy Strikes Family on Their Way to Vacation

Missouri girl, 8, dies after falling ill on SkyWest flight bound for Chicago; cause of death isn't clear

(Newser) - An 8-year-old Missouri girl flying to Chicago with her family for vacation died after getting sick while in the air. The child, IDed as Sydney Weston of Carl Junction, "suddenly became ill and then unresponsive in flight," the Peoria County Coroner's Office said Thursday in an online...

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Congressman May Regret Bringing Young Son to Work

GOP Rep. John Rose's 6-year-old goes viral for making faces behind his dad as he spoke at Capitol

(Newser) - Next time, Rep. John Rose may opt for a babysitter instead. The GOP congressman from Tennessee made a speech Monday on the House Floor defending Donald Trump over his recent felony convictions , and as the cameras rolled, Rose's 6-year-old son, Guy, whom he'd brought to work with him...

Parents Splitting Up in Japan Will Soon See Big Custody Shift

They'll be able to file for joint custody starting in 2026; previously, one parent was granted custody

(Newser) - Parents splitting up in Japan will soon be able to do what parents in many other developed nations already can: File for joint custody of the kids. On Friday, the country's parliament voted to make it so via an alteration to Japan's civil code, the first change to...

Tom Brady Says He'll Never Do a Roast Again

Retired Super Bowl champ says he didn't like how the jokes affected his 3 kids

(Newser) - People are still buzzing about the Tom Brady roast from earlier this month, including the seven-time Super Bowl champ himself—and while he says he had a good time, there likely won't be any more roasts in his future, reports ESPN . "All of a sudden you realize, '...

2 Kids Swept Away by Creek Churning Like 'Washing Machine'

Bodies of girl, 4, and little brother, 2, were found downstream from scenic California picnic area

(Newser) - Two young children were killed this week after being swept away by a California creek. Local authorities say the bodies of the kids, a 4-year-old girl and her 2-year-old brother, were found Tuesday afternoon near one of the Santa Ana River's tributaries, after they vanished at the serene Thurman...

Sanitation Firm Fined $650K for Hiring Kids to Clean Factories

Fayette Janitorial Service has also agreed to no longer hire minors to work in meatpacking plants

(Newser) - A Tennessee-based sanitation company has agreed to pay more than half a million dollars after a federal investigation found it illegally hired at least two dozen children to clean dangerous meat-processing facilities in Iowa and Virginia. The US Department of Labor announced Monday that Fayette Janitorial Service LLC entered into...

Cops Find 4 Pounds of Coke in Little Kid's Backpack

Tierra Toccara Hill, 35, arrested after raid on her home in Mobile, Alabama

(Newser) - An Alabama woman is in custody after cops found more than 4 pounds of cocaine in the backpack of a 3-year-old in her home, among other discoveries. Per KTLA , deputies with the Mobile County Sheriff's Office got a tip that 35-year-old Tierra Tocorra Hill was stashing illegal drugs in...

The 'Little Rascals' Arrested for Bank Robbery

Boys ages 11, 12, and 16 allegedly passed threatening note in Houston

(Newser) - Three boys, ages 11, 12, and 16 and dubbed the "Little Rascals," have been arrested for robbing a bank in Houston, authorities confirmed Wednesday, per the AP . Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the youngsters are in custody and have been charged with robbery by threat. Gonzalez said...

Carjacker Orders Girl Out of Car, but She Wouldn't Leave Her Sister

Wisconsin girl, 8, praised for her quick-thinking

(Newser) - A dad's trip to the car wash with his two young daughters over the weekend could've ended in tragedy, but his 8-year-old's strategic thinking helped keep everyone safe. WISN reports that Adam Jorgenson was at the Kwik Trip in Oak Creek on Sunday morning, with 8-year-old Charley...

Sofia Vergara Confirms Big Reason for Split From Spouse

'Modern Family' star says Joe Manganiello wanted children: 'That's not for me anymore'

(Newser) - If you've been racking your brain since last summer to figure out why Sofia Vergara and her husband decided to put an end to their seven-year marriage, the Modern Family star is finally offering some insight. In short, Vergara, 51, and Joe Manganiello, 47, "weren't on the...

Dana Carvey on Grief: 'Make Sure That You Keep Moving'

Comedian returns to his podcast 2 months after son's death, talks about riding the 'pain train'

(Newser) - It's been two months since Dex Carvey, the 32-year-old son of Dana Carvey and his wife, Paula Zwagerman, lost his life in an accidental drug overdose. Now, the former Saturday Night Live comedian is opening up about his grief, shedding some light on the "private journey" he and...

Porn Sites Don't Like 'Dangerous' Bill Requiring ID

To help protect kids, Ohio bill would require ID or age verification from users trying to see online porn

(Newser) - In Ohio, there's a bipartisan "double-teaming" under way to keep kids away from online pornography. News 5 reports that a bill introduced this week in the state's Senate by Sens. Stephanie Kunze, a Republican, and Bill DeMora, a Democrat, would require identification or some other type of...

Russia's Face of Child Rights Is Accused of War Crimes

Maria Lvova-Belova, Putin accused of moving thousands of Ukrainian kids to Russia, per 'NYT'

(Newser) - Millions of Ukrainians have been killed , injured , or displaced since the war Russia started almost two years ago. Then there are "the most forlorn victims of Russia's invasion," per the New York Times : the Ukrainian children "stolen" from their homeland, taken without their or their family'...

Mom, 4 Young Kids Meet an 'Exceptionally Violent' Death

Children's father arrested after brutal murders in apartment east of Paris

(Newser) - Four children between 9 months and 10 years old and their mother were killed in their apartment east of Paris, in what the local prosecutor called an exceptionally violent crime. Authorities said the children's father was arrested Tuesday and is the primary suspect. Neighbors spotted a pool of blood...

FDA Ties Lead-Tainted Applesauce to Cinnamon

'WaPo' probe finds nearly 120 kids with lead poisoning after consuming applesauce pouches

(Newser) - Back in October, a handful of kids in North Carolina turned up with elevated lead levels in their blood, tied back to the WanaBana brand of applesauce pouches. Now, the Washington Post reveals that nearly 120 children may be victims of such poisoning. The paper reports that, per its own...

Kim Jong Un Would Like Women to Have More Babies, Please

North Korean leader wants women to step up to stop nation's declining birth rate

(Newser) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said it's the duty of women to halt a fall in the country's births in order to strengthen national power, state media said Monday, as his government steps up the call for its people to have more children. While getting a...

Beverly Hills Targets Young Vandals Prepping for Halloween

City bans those under 21 from possessing shaving cream, Silly String on Oct. 31

(Newser) - Beverly Hills has placed a ban on young people possessing everyday products abused by vandals in an effort to create a "safe, family-friendly environment" on Halloween. The city council voted 5-0 Tuesday to ban people under the age of 21 from possessing Silly String, shaving cream or gel, and...

Madonna: When 'Chips Were Down,' This Is Who Showed Up

Singer, 64, thanks her kids for being there for her amid serious bacterial infection that upended tour

(Newser) - If you want to know what's helped Madonna the most as she continues to recover from a serious bacterial infection, the superstar offered a clue over the weekend. "Love from family and friends is the best Medicine," she wrote Sunday on Instagram . "As a Mother you...

Supreme Court Hands Big Win to Native American Tribes

Justices uphold law stipulating Native American kids up for adoption go to Native American families

(Newser) - The Supreme Court delivered a big win to American Indians on Thursday, upholding a law that stipulates Native American children up for adoption should go to Native American families. NPR reports that the 7-2 ruling defied predictions, with Amy Coney Barrett writing the majority opinion and only Clarence Thomas and...

Youth Take On Montana: You're Destroying Our Future

Environmentalists say state broke vow to provide a healthy environment through embrace of fossil fuels

(Newser) - Sixteen young people say the state of Montana is destroying their future through its embrace of fossil fuels as part of a landmark climate trial now underway in Helena. The plaintiffs, ages 5 to 22, argue the state is violating its own constitution, which has declared since 1972 that "...

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