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This Princess Is Going to Disney World

Safyre Terry, 8, captured the world's heart after her plea for Christmas cards

(Newser) - The story of Safyre Terry , an 8-year-old who lost her entire family in an arson fire more than two years ago, touched the world. After the little girl's request for Christmas cards went viral—more than 300,000 letters have flooded her mailbox since—she got another surprise Monday:... More »

New Meth Recipe Really Explosive

'Shake and bake' method filling hospitals with burn victims

(Newser) - A simple and dangerous new method of making meth is filling hospital burn units around the United States with expensive and usually uninsured victims, reports the AP . Making meth has always been a risky job, traditionally requiring bathtubs or sheds and large spaces. But the new technique, sometimes called a... More »

3 Teens Set Another on Fire, Police Say

15-year-old victim in Florida will be in hospital for 5 months

(Newser) - Three Florida teens have been charged with the brutal crime of dousing another teenager with a flammable liquid and setting him on fire. The 15-year-old victim, who was sitting by a pool at the time of the attack, is in serious condition and is expected to remain hospitalized for 5... More »

Iconic Vietnam War Survivor a Symbol of Hope

Kim Phuc now gives hope to burn victims

(Newser) - When Kim Phuc was only 9, she unintentionally played a part in ending the Vietnam War. Nick Ut of the AP photographed Phuc running naked from a napalm attack in which she was horribly burned. She wasn't expected to survive, but survive she did, with the help of Ut, who... More »

Superbug Kills Face, Hand Transplant Patient

(Newser) - A French man who received a groundbreaking face and double hand transplant to repair damage from severe burns has died from a massive infection, reports the Independent. The patient, 30, suffered a heart attack during surgery to battle a super bug invasion in his face. Despite the problem, his body... More »

DJ AM Spins Suit Against Pilots

All other passengers already filed suits

(Newser) - DJ AM filed a lawsuit blaming the pilots and faulty equipment for the September plane crash in which he was severely burned, making him the final passenger on the plane to seek restitution, People reports. His suit names the estates of the pilots, who died in the crash, the charter... More »

Barker Blames Pilots, Tires for Plane Crash

Blink-182 drummer seeks $25K in suit for distress, lost earnings

(Newser) - Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker filed suit yesterday against companies linked to a plane crash he survived in September, People reports. The complaint, filed with the mother of a bodyguard who died in the crash, blames poor equipment and says "the pilots were either poorly trained and/or failed to... More »

Barker: 'Thankful to Be Alive'

Wants to hold kids again, play drums

(Newser) - Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker says he's glad to be alive after suffering severe burns in a fiery plane crash last month. "My biggest fear ever is to be involved in a plane crash, so ... I'm just grateful to be here at all,” Barker told Us Weekly magazine... More »

'Miracle Marine' Dead After 3-Year Struggle

Struck by roadside bomb, he endured 100+ surgeries

(Newser) - A Marine who endured burns on 97% of his body with good humor and hope has died during routine surgery, USA Today reports. Hit by a roadside bomb in Iraq, Sgt. Merlin German walked, talked, and even danced during his 3-year recovery. Undergoing more than 100 surgeries, he became a... More »

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