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Cosby 'Ruined' 'Baby, It's Cold Outside': Songwriter's Daughter

Susan Loesser says father Frank Loesser would've been 'furious' at the hubbub over his song

(Newser) - A new person is weighing in on the controversy over a Christmas classic : the daughter of the man who wrote the song. Susan Loesser, 74, tells NBC News that songwriter Frank Loesser would've been "furious" at his tune being pulled from the radio, noting that it was a... More »

Her Baby Died After Birth 69 Years Ago—or So She Was Told

An emotional reunion for Genevieve Purinton and the daughter she never knew she had

(Newser) - For nearly 70 years, Genevieve Purinton believed the baby girl she delivered in an Indiana hospital died soon after birth. This week in Florida, however, she met that baby girl, now a 69-year-old mother and grandmother, very much alive and working as a massage therapist in Vermont. "I'm... More »

'You Did It!': Video of Dad, Daughter's Wildfire Escape

Meanwhile, statewide death toll rises to 25

(Newser) - A video that captures a family's escape from the California wildfires has gone viral, thanks mainly to the father's calm reassurance of his 3-year-old daughter in the back seat. Joe Allen sings to Olivia at one point, "Baby it'll be all right" as he drives through... More »

Manafort Daughter Just Made a Move to Be Her 'Own Person'

Jessica Manafort has filed paperwork to dump the 'Manafort,' become 'Jessica Bond'

(Newser) - Bond. Jessica Bond. That will be the new official name for one of Paul Manafort's adult daughters, who has decided to dump her father's last name and default to her mother Kathleen's maiden name instead. "I would like my new name to be Jessica Anne Bond,... More »

Alleged Weapon in Double Murder: Gas-Filled Yoga Ball

Hong Kong professor accused of killing wife and daughter via carbon monoxide leak

(Newser) - He told co-workers he was going to kill rabbits, and he told police that he only meant to get rid of rats—but prosecutors say a Hong Kong professor used a rather odd weapon to instead murder his wife and teen daughter. That alleged weapon: a yoga ball filled with... More »

Family: Bin Laden Son Married Hijacker's Daughter

Couple might be in Afghanistan, half brother says

(Newser) - If Osama bin Laden wasn't dead, he would probably have been happy to give his blessing to the marriage of his youngest son. Relatives tell the Guardian that Hamza bin Laden has married the daughter of Mohamed Atta, the eldest of the 9/11 hijackers. Atta, an Egyptian citizen, flew... More »

It Was Her Dream Dress. Her Dad Found a Way to Buy It

Ricky Smith picks up extra shifts at his 3 jobs to buy 14-year-old Nevaeha a dress for dance

(Newser) - Ricky Smith already works three jobs to support his family, so when his 14-year-old daughter, Nevaeha, came to him with a special request, he wasn't sure he could fulfill it. ABC News reports the Pittsburgh teen had her eye on a two-piece floral dress for her upcoming middle-school dance,... More »

Himmler's Unrepentant Daughter Dead at 88

'Nazi princess' Gudrun Burwitz never disavowed her father or the Nazi regime

(Newser) - The daughter of the man seen as second only to Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany has died at age 88. Gudrun Burwitz, the oldest child of Heinrich Himmler, was famous in her own right, however. When she was a child, Himmler frequently brought her to public events "as a... More »

Cop Pulls Over Daughter's Boyfriend, Bad Things Happen

Ohio officer John Kovach is out of a job

(Newser) - An Ohio police officer was fired for pulling over his daughter's boyfriend and detaining the young man in his squad car, Fox 8 reports. "You can get out. For what? You're going to jail. For what? Get out. For what? Have a seat in my car. We'... More »

Bourdain's Ex Posts Photo of Their 'Brave' Daughter

Ariane, 11, is Bourdain's only child

(Newser) - A bittersweet Instagram post from Ottavia Busia-Bourdain is grabbing attention. It's a photo of Ariane, her daughter with ex-husband Anthony Bourdain, in which the 11-year-old's head is turned toward her left shoulder as she holds a microphone. The caption reads: "Our little girl had her concert today.... More »

Liam Gallagher Meets Adult Daughter for First Time

And there's a photo

(Newser) - Liam Gallagher posted a picture on Instagram Wednesday that looked like a superstar meeting three young fans. But those weren't just any fans in the photo: Per the BBC , the two young men in the photo are Lennon, his son by first wife Patsy Kensit, and Gene, his son... More »

Congolese Mother Kept 2K Miles From Daughter Set Free

Asylum seeker's next step: to reunite with 7-year-old daughter, taken by ICE 4 months ago

(Newser) - A Congolese mother detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement after attempting to seek asylum in the US, then held 2,000 miles away from her 7-year-old daughter for four months, walked free on Tuesday, per the Washington Post . The ACLU reports her release comes just days after it filed suit... More »

Mom, Girl Fled to the US, Are Being Held 2K Miles Apart

ACLU sues the US government over the case of 'Ms. L' and 'SS'

(Newser) - The story begins on Nov. 1, 2017, when "Ms. L" and "SS," her 7-year-old girl, arrived on US shores. They told the border agents at a port of entry near San Diego they had fled the Democratic Republic of Congo out of fear for their lives and... More »

Adopted Girl Reunites With Parents; Now, Incest Charges

Steven Pladl allegedly got his biological daughter pregnant, planned to marry her

(Newser) - It had all the makings of an upbeat story: A girl turns 18, then seeks out and reunites with the parents who had given her for adoption as a baby. But as WNCN reports, the ending of this tale now involves incest charges and accusations that a father impregnated his... More »

Tom Brady Ends Interview Over Comment About His 5-Year-Old

A WEEI host had called Vivian a 'pissant' on Thursday

(Newser) - Calling a 5-year-old a "pissant" is poor form in general, but all the more so when it's done on the radio, and in reference to Tom Brady's little girl. NESN reports on the "uncomfortable start" to the New England Patriots quarterback's weeklong countdown to the... More »

Eric Garner's Daughter in Coma After Heart Attack

27-year-old activist is in grave condition, family says

(Newser) - Erica Garner, the 27-year-old daughter of Eric Garner , spent Christmas Day fighting for her life after what family members say was an asthma-induced heart attack. The anti-police brutality activist is one of the six children of Garner, who died in 2014 after being placed in a banned chokehold by New... More »

This Is Reportedly Putin's Dancing Daughter

Katerina Tikhonova competes in 'acrobatic rock and roll,' says Reuters

(Newser) - Reuters thinks it nailed down proof—at least temporarily—that Vladimir Putin's youngest daughter is a competitive dancer. Putin famously keeps his family out of the spotlight, but the news agency says someone in the know identified 31-year-old Katerina Tikhonova as his daughter and as a "major... More »

Parents Demand Answers on 'Missing' Daughter Found Years Ago

Crissita Cage-Toaster's body was found in March 2010; her parents just found out last month

(Newser) - Almost eight years after their daughter's car was found abandoned in Detroit, a Georgia couple held out hope that the missing woman would be found alive. It was hope that should've been dashed within months. The body of Crissita Cage-Toaster was pulled from the Detroit River in March... More »

Serena Williams' Daughter Is Named After Her Dad

Meet Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.

(Newser) - Meet Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. The little girl, named after her Reddit co-founder father, made her social media debut about two weeks after her tennis champ mom Serena Williams gave birth . Williams posted an Instagram photo of the newborn, while Ohanian posted a YouTube video showcasing the pregnancy journey—from... More »

A Man Sent Sexual Messages to a Teen. Her Dad Took Action

'[He] walked into the wrong backyard,' Oklahoma father says

(Newser) - A father in Oklahoma decided to take matters into his own hands after an app let him know that his teen daughter was swapping sexually charged messages with a 33-year-old man. Per KOCO , the unidentified Del City dad had installed the FamilyTime app, which helps parents keep tabs on their... More »

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