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Couple Who Never Spent a Night Apart Die Together

After 70 years of marriage

(Newser) - Helen and Kenneth Felumlee didn't spend a night apart in 70 years of marriage—including one night they spent on an overnight ferry trip, during which they shared the bottom of a bunk bed to avoid being separated, the Zanesville Times Recorder reports. When spending the night with a... More »

Kittens Survive 130-Mile Trip Packed in Box

They're now 'fat and happy,' says Humane Society nurse

(Newser) - No worries, animal lovers, this story has a happy ending. A warehouse employee at a San Diego company opened a box that had been shipped there—and found not just fiberglass equipment but two newborn kittens inside. In a very fortunate coincidence, the employee's nephew is an investigator at... More »

Woman Vows to Live Out Heart Donor's Bucket List

Susan Vieira to honor Kristina Chesterman

(Newser) - Kristina Chesterman, 21, was studying to be a nurse when she was killed by a suspected drunk driver last year—but she managed to save lives anyway. A registered organ donor, Chesterman gave five people, including a baby, new life, and now the woman who received her heart wants to... More »

Goodwill Reunites Family With 1812 Heirloom Bible

An employee's search turns up NJ descendant

(Newser) - A centuries-old heirloom Bible has found its way back into family hands thanks to a dedicated Goodwill employee. After the 1812 Bible, originally published in England, turned up in a box of donations at a Denver location, Goodwill's Chief People Officer Joyce Schlose knew she had to track down... More »

Sister Loses Control of Car, Hits Brother in Oncoming Car

Both survive collision in Maine

(Newser) - As 18-year-old Kylee Caruso drove to work for an early shift on Sunday morning on an icy road in Maine, she lost control of her car, crossed the center line—and realized at the last second that she was heading for a collision with her own brother, 20-year-old Logan Caruso,... More »

On 1st Day, 911 Operator Takes Call About Her Dad

Crystal Morrow recognized her aunt's voice on the line

(Newser) - Crystal Morrow was just four hours into her first day working solo as a 911 operator in Georgia when she took a call—and heard a familiar voice. It was her aunt, who had called 911 because Morrow's dad went into diabetic shock. "I heard her voice and... More »

'Burger King Baby' Finds Mom Who Abandoned Her

Katheryn Deprill says she feels 'pure joy'

(Newser) - On Sept. 15, 1986, a worker and a customer at a Burger King in Allentown, Pa., heard an infant crying in the women's room. They found the baby, later named Katheryn Deprill, just hours old, wrapped in a maroon shirt and lying on top of a plastic bag. Deprill'... More »

Teen Dies Saving Girlfriend From Train

And in Chicago, dad dies protecting daughter from attacker

(Newser) - Two stories of heroism and sacrifice from last week:
  • As Mickayla Friend and boyfriend Mateus Moore walked along the train tracks Friday night in Marysville, Calif., on their way to a school dance, they paused to take a picture. Moments later, a train barreled toward them both—and Mickayla's
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Teens Cut Class—and End Up Saving Woman, 94

High school seniors pull her from burning home

(Newser) - Ditching school is usually a bad thing—but in California on Monday, skipping class enabled three teens to become heroes. Garen Kissoyan, Peter Kravariotis, and Kirill Yantikov, all 17-year-old seniors at San Ramon's California High School, were driving down the street on their way to McDonald's when they... More »

Mom, Dad, Daughter Die Within Days of Each Other

Joint funeral was held Friday for Schulte family

(Newser) - On Friday, a Minnesota family laid to rest not one but three of its members after a couple and their oldest daughter died within days of each other. Sandy Schulte, 57, had died a week prior after a long illness. Her mother Sharon Schulte, 76, died less than 24 hours... More »

There's Some Science Behind the 5-Second Rule

You're safest if carpet was involved, says study

(Newser) - The five-second rule: old wives' tale or science? According to a professor of microbiology at Birmingham, England's Aston University , the answer is ... it depends on whether you're in your bedroom or kitchen. Anthony Hilton and his biology students looked at two types of bacteria (E. coli and Staphylococcus... More »

Baby Born Dead Revives 25 Minutes Later

She's now breathing on her own in hospital

(Newser) - Robin Cyr heard the words no mother wants to hear after giving birth Saturday in Halifax: "My aunt looked at me and said, 'Your baby girl’s gone,'" Cyr told Metro News . Doctors, too, told Cyr her baby had died. But then her aunt started praying,... More »

Grandfather Writes His Own Obituary, and It's Awesome

Says his wife is now free to buy that mink coat

(Newser) - The latest amazing obituary comes to us from Walter George Bruhl Jr., a Delaware man who wrote his own obit before he died at the age of 80 on Sunday, USA Today reports. It's published in full at the Cape Gazette ; here are some of the best lines:
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Boy, 2, Uses FaceTime to Get Help for Mom

She was bleeding badly after dog bite

(Newser) - Bentley Toone, 2, had used FaceTime on his mother's iPhone to call her friend Connie Guerrero so often, Guerrero sometimes ignored the calls. But last week, "something inside of me just told me that I needed to answer this," Guerrero says. When she picked up, she saw... More »

Fortune Cookie Numbers Nab Woman $2M Lotto Win

Emma Duvoll says she may spend big on a trip to Switzerland

(Newser) - You may want to start paying more attention to your fortune cookies. When Emma Duvoll cracked open her cookie from Sammy's Noodle Shop & Grill in Manhattan, the lucky numbers on her fortune "looked attractive," she says, so she played them in the Powerball. "I used... More »

Runners Pause Mid-Race to Thank 95-Year-Old Vet

WWII vet Joe Bell was cheering them on

(Newser) - Runners in a San Jose race Sunday willingly added a few seconds to their time in order to thank a veteran, in a spontaneous and touching display that's garnered more than a little attention. The 408K Race is an 8-kilometer race benefiting the Pat Tillman Foundation, which helps military... More »

Couple Married 60 Years Die 36 Hours Apart

Ed and Floreen Hale were so close they could hold hands at the end

(Newser) - When Ed Hale asked his future wife's parents for her hand in marriage, she had just been in an awful car accident and a long journey to recovery was ahead. They said no, but he persisted, telling them, "I will care for her the rest of my life... More »

Long-Lost Siblings Meet, Already Knew Each Other

They'd seen each other for years at Walmart

(Newser) - Buddine Bullinger, 56, has worked at the Walmart in Dickinson, ND, for 25 years—and for many of those years she greeted John Maixner as he came in to shop, never suspecting Maixner was her brother. Bullinger and four siblings of various ages were all given up for adoption at... More »

Couple Die Hours Apart, Unaware of Other's Death

Olympia and Michael DeNittis had been married for 67 years

(Newser) - A New Jersey couple that was married for 67 years died just a day apart even though each didn't know of the other's death, Huffington Post reports. Olympia DeNittis, 95, died last Sunday in Edison, NJ, after a bout with pneumonia, the Asbury Park Press reports. Michael DeNittis,... More »

Teacher Builds Quiet Fortune, Leaves $8M to Charity

Half of dog lover's fortune to go to Humane Society

(Newser) - Margaret Southern lived a private life in her modest South Carolina townhouse. She taught special-needs kids, looked after her ailing brother, drove the same 1980s Cadillac for years, and loved both her dachshund—who would bark without Southern's undivided attention—and the local minor league baseball team. No one... More »

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