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NYPD Hadn't Had This Type of Weekend in 25 Years

Nobody got shot—the first time since at least 1993

(Newser) - It's the city that doesn't sleep—and it just became, for one weekend, the city that doesn't shoot. The NYPD reports that by the time Monday rolled around, the last time someone in New York City limits had been shot was in Brooklyn on Thursday, meaning that... More »

Trapped Florida Couple Uses Trees to Spell 'HELP'

And it worked in the wake of Hurricane Michael

(Newser) - An innovative Floridian, his sharp-eyed niece, and some high-tech images combined for one of the more unusual rescues after Hurricane Michael. When Ernest Gee and his wife were trapped on their property in Youngstown, Gee used downed trees to spell out the word HELP in the yard, reports ABC News... More »

Mom Acted as Human Shield for Baby During Crazy Storm

Queensland 23-year-old has now been nominated for a bravery award

(Newser) - An Australian mother who shielded her daughter from hail during a storm last week has now been nominated for a bravery award, ABC Australia reports. "She's one of the bravest people I've read of lately," said Prime Minister Scott Morrison during a press conference Sunday at... More »

She Found Out She Had Cancer. Then, a 'God Moment'

Nurse Iris Zink donated her kidney to longtime patient and friend Ginny Holcomb

(Newser) - Everyone hopes for a caring and compassionate nurse when they're ailing, but one Michigan woman's caretaker went "above and beyond the call of duty," per Becker's Hospital Review . For more than 15 years, nurse practitioner Iris Zink has treated Ginny Holcomb at Lansing Rheumatology, and... More »

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Won't Keep Her $500K

Activist Nadia Murad will be donating it to help sex crime survivors

(Newser) - If any Nobel Prize winners strive for the award solely for the money, Nadia Murad isn't among them. The Hill reports the 25-year-old Yazidi human rights activist, who shared this year's Peace Prize with Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege, will be giving her $500,000 portion of the Nobel... More »

Meet the First Nike Athlete With Cerebral Palsy

Sportswear company just signed runner Justin Gallegos

(Newser) - We dare you to watch without tearing up. A new video shows Justin Gallegos getting the surprise of a lifetime as he becomes the first Nike athlete with cerebral palsy, Yahoo Sports reports. Gallegos, a junior at the University of Oregon and a member of the school's running club,... More »

After Grief, 'Light in the Darkness' for Bode and Morgan Miller

Couple welcomes baby boy 4 months after death of their toddler daughter, Emeline

(Newser) - Four months ago, Bode and Morgan Miller were thrust into unimaginable grief when their 19-month-old daughter, Emeline, drowned at a neighbor's home . On Friday, however, the couple and their 3-year-old son, Nash, embraced what Today deems "a little light in the darkness." Us Weekly reports that Morgan... More »

2 Presidents Attended Her Wedding

Barbara Bush married Craig Coyne in Kennebunkport this weekend

(Newser) - Former President George W. Bush is officially done escorting his daughters down the aisle: In what People calls "an intimate secret wedding" of which it nonetheless has all the details, Barbara Bush quietly married screenwriter Craig Coyne at the family estate in Kennebunkport on Sunday. "A very short,... More »

Stunned Squirrel Gets Help From Good Samaritan

Driver stopped to ensure the animal was OK

(Newser) - A motionless squirrel apparently stunned by a passing car has been revived by the driver who performed chest compressions beside a Minnesota road, the AP reports. Police officers on patrol in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Park thought the man might be performing CPR. In police video posted to the... More »

'Angry' About Customer Complaint, Eatery Owner Puts Up a Sign

Amanda Cartagine didn't take kindly to the gripe about her special-needs staff

(Newser) - A customer at a chain pizza restaurant in South Carolina didn't like that his lettuce bowl wasn't getting refilled the way he wanted, and the owner of that eatery pushed back in the most "bless your heart" way possible. The reason behind the commotion: The customer at... More »

Animal Hospital's Mystery Caller Is Revealed

Gecko decided to hang out on top of a landline. And then started making countless calls

(Newser) - The calls were coming from a landline inside the Marine Mammal Center in Hawaii, so incessantly that hospital director Claire Simeone rushed to the facility in a panic to figure out what was going on. Simeone had received nine calls in 15 minutes, but each time she answered, she was... More »

A Rock That Held Open a Shed Door Is Worth $100K

Turns out it's the 6th-largest meteorite ever found in the state

(Newser) - The Smithsonian confirmed it: What one man in Grand Rapids, Mich., man used as a doorstop for years is a meteorite thought to be worth $100,000. That it was a meteorite was apparently known to him: The Detroit Free Press reports the unnamed man bought an Edmore-area farm in... More »

Doctor, Former ISIS Captive Win Nobel Peace Prize

They fought the use of sexual violence in war

(Newser) - The Nobel Peace Prize on Friday was awarded to a Congolese doctor and a Yazidi former captive of ISIS for their work to highlight and eliminate the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war, the AP reports. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad "have made a crucial contribution... More »

Girl Finds Ancient Sword in Lake, Is Now Sweden's 'True Queen'

Saga Vanecek, 8, dug up the 1,500-year-old Iron Age weapon in Lake Vidostern

(Newser) - What a museum worker calls an "amazing story" has emerged out of the south of Sweden, where a 1,500-year-old sword from the Iron Age was found in a lake—not by archaeologists or maritime researchers, but by an 8-year-old from Minneapolis. NPR reports on Saga Vanecek's discovery... More »

Her Baby Needed a Transplant, but Mom Had HIV

Doctors took the risk—and it worked

(Newser) - Doctors in South Africa had a wrenching dilemma: A baby in desperate need of a liver had been on the organ-donor waiting list for 181 days and wouldn't live much longer. The child's mother pleaded with doctors to take a portion of her own liver for a transplant,... More »

Kate Hudson Explains New Daughter's Name

Rani is named after her late grandfather

(Newser) - Kate Hudson is a mother for the third time, and this time it's a girl. The 39-year-old actress announced "she's here" in an Instagram post , referring to little Rani Rose, reports USA Today . It's the first child for Hudson with partner Danny Fujikawa, though Hudson has... More »

Dog Spent a Week on a Floating Couch in Flooded House

After three attempts, rescuers found Soshe the dog

(Newser) - A bright spot in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence : A dog name Soshe will be reunited with her owner after being trapped in a flooded house in Pender, NC, for almost a week, People reports. Soshe's owner, stuck in another city, got in touch with the Humane Society of... More »

Potential Moon Discovery Has Astronomers Electrified

Scientists may have found the first planetary satellite outside our solar system

(Newser) - Astronomers may have found the first moon outside our solar system. Per the AP , two Columbia University researchers presented their tantalizing evidence Wednesday. Plenty of planets exist beyond our solar system, but a moon around one of those worlds has yet to be confirmed. The potential moon would be considerably... More »

Kanye's Dad Beat Cancer. Their Celebratory Meal Was ... Interesting

Bugs?

(Newser) - Kanye West (or "Ye," as he now likes to be called) has been making headlines as of late, stumping for Trump on Saturday Night Live and irritating the likes of Lana Del Rey with his comments on the 13th Amendment. His latest stunt involves a bonding experience with... More »

He's Singing One Garth Brooks Song for 36 Hours Straight

Cliff Satterwhite is singing 'Friends in Low Places' over and over and over again

(Newser) - As we write this, Cliff Satterwhite is in the home stretch of an epic karaoke marathon: He's singing Garth Brooks' "Friends in Low Places" for 36 hours straight. Why? The Seattle-area karaoke host is performing the feat as part of the breast cancer awareness fundraiser he's hosting... More »

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