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42 Years After Girls Vanish From Mall, a Guilty Plea

Lloyd Lee Welch Jr. sentenced to 48 years in prison

(Newser) - A 60-year-old man who pleaded guilty in the killing of two young sisters from Maryland was sentenced Tuesday to 48 years in prison, more than four decades after the girls vanished during a trip to a local shopping mall, the AP reports. Lloyd Lee Welch Jr. entered his plea in... More »

'Everybody Does It,' Says Teen Who Livestreamed Fatal Crash

Obdulia Sanchez didn't stop filming even after her sister was dead

(Newser) - A central California teenager who livestreamed a crash that killed her younger sister says all of her friends film while driving. "We do it all the time—all the time. Trust me, it's like a reflex," Obdulia Sanchez told CBS Fresno in a phone call from jail.... More »

Sisters Say They Were Heading Home in Va. Then, 'Mayhem'

Micah and Tadrint Washington, injured in Charlottesville, sue white nationalists

(Newser) - Two sisters injured in Saturday's violence in Charlottesville, Va., are suing suspect James Alex Fields Jr., rally organizer Jason Kessler, and more than 20 alt-right and neo-Nazi groups for $3 million. In their lawsuit, Micah and Tadrint Washington say they were injured when Fields plowed into a crowd of... More »

Mom Gives Birth With Assist From Daughter, 12

After doctor told her she could help deliver baby, Jacee Dellapena 'got up in there'

(Newser) - Let's just say Jacee Dellapena won't be buying any stories about storks because she's knows firsthand where babies come from: The Mississippi 12-year-old can also tell her new little brother all about it because, thanks to a combination of Jacee's precociousness and an indulgent doctor, she... More »

Inside a Once-Bustling Home, a Horrifying Discovery

Tragedy befalls 'eccentric' elderly sisters, and a town wonders why no one noticed

(Newser) - In a story reminiscent of Grey Gardens , Patricia Wen tells the tale in the Boston Globe of two reclusive Massachusetts sisters—and the strange story of how one of them eventually disappeared from sight as life buzzed on around them. Sheryl Waldman and her older sister, Lynda, shared their 4,... More »

Sisters Found Dead at Luxury Resort and No One Knows Why

Robin and Annie Korkki from Minnesota were found 'unresponsive' in Seychelles villa

(Newser) - Two sisters from Minnesota described by their brother as "experienced foreign travelers" were found dead last week while on vacation in the Seychelles, an archipelago off the east coast of Africa—and no one yet knows why, CBS Minnesota reports. Workers at the Maia Luxury Resort on the island... More »

Teacher, Student Find Out They're Sisters

Both adopted, they lived only 20 miles apart for years

(Newser) - Diane DiProspero Cook always considered Karen Cometa-Zempel to be her favorite teacher from New York's Bryant and Stratton College, where she was a student in 1985. Thirty years later, it makes a lot of sense why. Adopted as an infant, DiProspero Cook recently became interested in her biological family... More »

Twin Moms Give Birth to 2nd Set of Twins Weeks Apart

Double joy for Utah sisters who also live near each other and work together

(Newser) - Identical twin sisters from Utah each recently gave birth to twins—again. Kerri Bunker and Kelli Wall delivered twins within weeks of each other at a hospital in Orem, south of Salt Lake City, the AP reports. Years ago, they gave birth to their first sets of twins, now 4-... More »

Her Sister's DWI Leads to DWI of Her Own

Minnesota woman just couldn't wait to spring her sis

(Newser) - There's sisterly devotion, and then there's "your sister would've understood if you'd waited till morning." Erica Stang apparently couldn't wait to go pick up her sibling from jail, though, so the 32-year-old Minnesota woman set out to make the trip to Stearns County... More »

Septuagenarians Find Out They're Long-Lost Sisters

Pennsylvania women say the discovery is a Christmas miracle

(Newser) - Barbara Smith didn't find any firearms or wooden PS4s underneath her Christmas tree this year—instead, she got a sister, the AP reports. The 78-year-old woman from Pottsville, Pa., tells the Progress she received a call from a man named Carl Trusiak last week, and he delivered astounding news:... More »

Korean Sisters Separated 40 Years Ago Met at Work in Fla.

Adopted by different US families, sisters ended up working on same hospital floor

(Newser) - We've heard remarkable stories before about long-lost siblings being reunited , but this one is unlike any other. Two orphaned sisters from South Korea who were separated more than 40 years ago and adopted by different US families met by accident working for the same Florida hospital, during the same... More »

How Birth Order May Affect Your Weight

First-born sisters tend to be heavier as adults

(Newser) - Attention, big sisters: First-born women are more likely to be overweight or obese than their younger sisters, a new study suggests. The Washington Post reports that researchers at the University of Auckland looked at 13,406 pairs of Swedish sisters and found the older sibling was 29% more likely to... More »

Sisters Share 'Surreal' Pregnancy Coincidence

Women give birth to firstborns 22 hours apart

(Newser) - Pennsylvania sisters Brigid Bink and Emily Whitaker have a close relationship, so when they found out they had the same due date—today—for their first children, they were thrilled. Due dates aren't always entirely accurate, though, so when the siblings ended up giving birth to their sons just... More »

Sisters Get New Lungs —From Same Donor

The chances were small, but it worked out for Irma Myers-Santana, Anna Williamson

(Newser) - They quibble, joke, and share knowing looks, but for months, Irma Myers-Santana, 71, and her sister, Anna Williamson, 69, had been debating who more urgently needed a lung transplant, each wanting the other to go first. Earlier this month, though, the sisters ended up in the same operating room, each... More »

Lots of Siblings? Your Divorce Risk May Be Lower

New study finds lower risk of divorce in those with multiple siblings

(Newser) - Don't want your kid to end up divorced? Provide him or her with multiple siblings. A new study suggests that for each additional brother or sister a person has, that person's chances of getting divorced go down by 2%. But don't go too crazy; the effect wears... More »

Brain Scans of Addicts' Siblings Offer a Clue

They share abnormalities that make them more vulnerable

(Newser) - New hope in the treatment of addiction? A study shows that people hooked on drugs or alcohol have abnormalities in the brain that make them more susceptible. Researchers were able to determine that the abnormalities existed before the addiction set in because they found the same abnormalities in the brains... More »

Four Sisters Make Air Force History

They're the first family to graduate four from the academy

(Newser) - Two Air Force Academy cadets helped make history this week as they tossed their hats in the air. Twin sisters Amanda and Alicia Robillard joined their two older sisters as academy graduates, marking the first family to graduate four sisters. Older sister Lauren (class of 2007) is a helicopter pilot... More »

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