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He's Fighting to Save His Family's Killer. The Killer: His Own Son

Bart Whitaker set to be executed Feb. 22 for killing his mom and brother, but dad isn't giving up on him

(Newser) - "My wife and son were murdered by a masked gunman, and my other son and I were left for dead, but survived." Those are the words of Kent Whitaker on his website , detailing the horrific crime that tore his life apart in December 2003. But, he adds, things... More »

Mom Puts Son Through School, Sues to Get Money Back

Court in Taiwan says he must pay her back for cost of dentistry school

(Newser) - What price, a mother's devotion? In this case, about $967,000. A court in Taiwan has ordered a dentist to pay back his mother for putting him through dentistry school, reports the New York Times . It seems the pair had signed a contract back in 1997 when he was... More »

Hours After His Ousting, Ex-Fox Host Receives Tragic News

Eric Bolling's only child, 19-year-old Eric Chase, found dead

(Newser) - A tumultuous week for an ex-Fox News host just became tragic. Fox announced Friday it had "agreed to part ways amicably" with Eric Bolling and that it was canceling his show, The Specialists, in the midst of allegations that Bolling sent female co-workers pictures of his genitals in text... More »

Father and Son, Both 9/11 Responders, Have Died

FDNY's Raymond and Robert Alexander passed away within a year of each other

(Newser) - They were healthy, with no history of cancer in the family, but within a year of each other, a father and son have died—the 76-year-old dad last year after fighting seven different cancers over 13 years. The common link: Both Raymond Alexander and his son, Robert, who died Monday... More »

Jimmy Kimmel Tears Up in Frank Monologue

Late-night TV host reveals newborn son had open-heart surgery

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel is known for his smirks, but Monday night he offered tears instead on Jimmy Kimmel Live with an emotional announcement, per the Hollywood Reporter . The late-night host was absent from his show last week, and he explained that it was because of the birth of his son, William... More »

Tim Kaine's Son Arrested at Pro-Trump Rally

'Some force' required to bring Linwood Michael Kaine into custody in St. Paul, Minn.

(Newser) - Tim Kaine's youngest son probably wouldn't have gotten arrested had his dad fared better in the November election , and not exactly because of the privilege of the vice presidency: The Pioneer Press reports that six people were arrested or cited Saturday at a "March 4 Trump" rally... More »

Teen Dies Protecting Mom in Subway Shop Holdup

Cops say teen pushed her out of the way as man fired

(Newser) - Houston police say an 18-year-old sandwich shop employee was fatally shot as he tried to protect his mother during an attempted robbery at the store. Police say Javier Flores and his mother were the only people working in the southeast Houston Subway restaurant near closing time Wednesday night when two... More »

Source: DNA Shows Inmate Isn't Prince's Son

He claimed he was entitled to $300 million estate

(Newser) - DNA test results show a Colorado prison inmate is not Prince's son, a source who has seen a sealed document in the case tells the AP . The finding means that Carlin Q. Williams is not entitled to inherit a fortune worth up to $300 million. TMZ , citing unnamed sources... More »

White Sox Player Ditches $13M Job for His Son

Told his 14-year-old spent too much time in clubhouse, Adam LaRoche retired

(Newser) - Ken Williams, executive VP of the Chicago White Sox, says he doesn't have a problem with players' kids hanging out in the clubhouse, per the Chicago Sun-Times . But Drake LaRoche, the 14-year-old son and constant companion of first baseman Adam LaRoche, was there just a little too much for... More »

Nurse to Raise Son of Dying Single Mom

Mother made unusual request in hospital room

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania woman diagnosed with terminal liver cancer had a second, awful problem to deal with: The single mom had nobody to take care of her 8-year-old son upon her death. But as WHTM of Harrisburg reports, salvation appeared in the form of her nurse. Tricia Somers, 45, had struck... More »

Federal Agent Killed With Own Gun by Son, 14

Myron Chisem shot in head through window of Calif. home

(Newser) - The 14-year-old son of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent has been busted in the killing of his dad in their southern California home. Myron Chisem, 42, was shot in the head with a gun fired from the backyard through the window of his family room in Carson. Chisem's... More »

Woman Kills Son, 8, in Posh NYC Hotel: Cops

Socialite's child apparently OD's in failed murder-suicide

(Newser) - An 8-year-old boy was found dead today in a luxury hotel in Manhattan after his socialite mother apparently botched a murder-suicide attempt, police say. Gigi Jordan, 49, was taken to Bellevue Hospital after being found "babbling incoherently" in her $600-a-night room at the Peninsula New York on Fifth Avenue.... More »

Help—I'm Jealous of My Own Kid!

Dads wrestle with idea that youngsters have it better than they did

(Newser) - You’re trying to give your kids the best: karate lessons, top schools, the latest video games. “You couldn't be prouder, really,” writes Christopher Noxon in Details, until “it hits you: you’re jealous.” Your childhood was never this good, and now, as your kid expands... More »

Joe Jackson: 'I Knew Michael Had Another Son'

Omer Bhatti 'can dance like a Jackson'

(Newser) - The rumors are true: Michael Jackson “had another son,” his father tells NewsOne. Omer Bhatti “looks like a Jackson, he acts like a Jackson, he can dance like a Jackson. This boy’s a fantastic dancer,” Joe Jackson says. Discussing Michael, he became emotional, saying he... More »

How China's Boy Boom Hurt US Economy

Preference for boys may lead to 'savings glut'

(Newser) - Lots of theories have been floated about the how the US housing and credit bubbles came to be, but this one gets points for originality: New research suggests that China's overabundance of males played a role, reports the Wall Street Journal. It begins with this: Because of the high male-to-female... More »

What's in the Box? Dad, Home From Iraq

(Newser) - An Army mechanic stationed in Iraq surprised his son by popping out of an oversize present at the boy’s 6th birthday party, the Nevada Appeal reports. Casey Hurles hadn’t seen son Gabriel since June; when he learned his leave would coincide with the birthday, he hatched a plan... More »

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