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They Had the Same DNA. Then One Spent a Year in Space

A fascinating look at the case of identical twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly

(Newser) - NASA is pointing to the "stresses of space travel" as the factor behind a fascinating phenomenon involving the only pair of identical twin astronauts in history. Per Live Science , even though Scott and Mark Kelly once boasted the same DNA makeup, Scott's nearly yearlong trip on the International... More »

Inmate Reportedly Drugged His Twin to Escape Prison

Alexander Delgado Herrera was found more than a year after his escape

(Newser) - A prisoner is back in custody in Peru more than a year after an unconventional escape involving his twin brother, a move seemingly taken "straight from Arrested Development," per the Daily Beast . Alexander Delgado Herrera had been serving 16 years for child sex abuse and robbery when his... More »

She Was Accused of Murdering Her Twin. Now, a Verdict

Alexandria Duval acquitted of killing her sister, Anastasia Duval, in Hawaii

(Newser) - A woman accused of deliberately driving off a Hawaii cliff and killing her identical twin sister was acquitted of murder Thursday. Second Circuit Judge Peter Cahill found Alexandria Duval not guilty after a trial that started Monday , the AP reports. The sisters were seen arguing on the narrow, winding Hana... More »

Infant Twin Wakes on Way to His Funeral

Family in India noticed 'dead' baby moving in bag in a case of 'shocking criminal negligence'

(Newser) - Police are on the case of an upscale New Delhi hospital for what the Times of India calls a "shocking case of negligence" after a premature newborn was declared dead, then later discovered by his parents to be alive on the way to his funeral. The BBC and the... More »

She Tried to Kill the 'Good Twin.' Now She Could Go Free

Jeen 'Gina' Han has served 19 years after being convicted of conspiracy to commit murder

(Newser) - Jeen "Gina" Han's nickname—the "evil twin"—wasn't born from tabloid coverage of her 1997 trial. It was bestowed on her by Irvine, Calif., police, reports the Los Angeles Times , who branded the sister she plotted to kill the "good twin." Now, after... More »

'Pioneer in Her Field' Dies Delivering Twins

NYC MTA elevator and escalator mechanic Julia Roman suffered an amniotic fluid embolism

(Newser) - Julia Roman came to the US from the Dominican Republic when she was 16, joined a program that helps women get jobs in male-dominated industries, and ended up making history: She was the first female elevator and escalator mechanic for New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority. But the story of... More »

Tragedy for Good Samaritan Twins Who Tried to Help Driver

25-year-old Marcasia Crenshaw was struck by passing truck; sister Markwonda escaped in time

(Newser) - One sister ran one way, the second sister ran the other—and now one is dead after the women stopped to help a stranded motorist on a Florida highway. The Sun Sentinel reports 25-year-old Marcasia Crenshaw and her twin, Markwonda Crenshaw, were driving back to Boynton Beach on Sunday night... More »

Twins, Twins, and More Twins at New York Hospital

Hospital sees 4 sets of twins delivered in single day

(Newser) - A Long Island hospital has welcomed a rare four sets of twins in a six-hour period, the AP reports. The series of births at NYU Winthrop in Mineola, New York, started at 8:44am Wednesday when Brenda Alvarenga gave birth to Ava and Elena. Shannon and Anthony Rogone then welcomed... More »

After Visiting 'Miracle' Babies in Hospital, Tragedy for Mom

Katie Evans killed in car crash

(Newser) - Katie and Jacob Evans' premature twin girls weren't expected to survive when they were born at around 2 pounds each less than eight weeks ago. Now they're thriving—but after visiting them in the hospital Friday, their mother is gone. Katie Evans, a 37-year-old mom of six, was... More »

Beyonce Introduces Fans to Her Twins

First photo of Sir Carter, Rumi posted to Instagram

(Newser) - It's safe to say fans were extremely eager to be introduced to Beyonce and Jay-Z's twins. The wait is now over. To mark one month since their June 13 birth, Beyonce posted the first photo of Rumi and Sir Carter on Instagram early Friday, per E! News . The... More »

Pregnant Mom to Deliver Early in Attempt to Save Her Life

Docs have removed tumors from her brain and abdomen

(Newser) - These are supposed to be the best days for Danielle Dick, a Kansas mother who's pregnant with twins and has a 2-year-old daughter. But after the 31-year-old found that she could "hardly put three words together" in a fog that seemed far worse than mere "pregnancy brain,... More »

They Lost Their 2 Boys, Now Have Twin Sons

Eddings family in Charlotte pays tribute in middle names

(Newser) - A couple in Charlotte, North Carolina, welcomed twins on Monday with the names of Isaiah Dobbs Eddings and Amos Reed Eddings. It's those middle names that provide the clue about why the otherwise ordinary births are drawing national attention, reports WBTV . Back in 2015, Hadley and Gentry Eddings were... More »

Beyonce's Dad: The Twins Have Arrived

But no confirmation yet from her or Jay Z

(Newser) - It appears that Blue Ivy has a little brother and sister. Multiple celeb outlets—including People , US Weekly , and E! Online— are reporting that Beyonce has given birth to twins. While there's no confirmation yet from Beyonce or Jay Z, Beyonce's dad celebrated the news on Twitter. "... More »

George and Amal Clooney's Twins Are Here

Ella and Alexander have arrived

(Newser) - George and Amal Clooney have welcomed their twins, a son and a daughter, People reports. "This morning Amal and George welcomed Ella and Alexander Clooney into their lives," George Clooney said in a statement Tuesday. "Ella, Alexander, and Amal are all healthy, happy, and doing fine. George... More »

'I Couldn't Save Anyone. They're All Dead Now'

A father's lament in Syria

(Newser) - The toll from Tuesday's chemical attack on the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun now stands at more than 80—including 22 members of a single extended family. The Alyousef family was one of the town's main clans, and 29-year-old survivor Abdel Hameed Alyousef has had to bury his... More »

Surgery a Success on Baby With 4 Legs

The procedure took 5 surgeons 6 hours to complete

(Newser) - Many new parents joke about counting fingers and toes when their baby is born, but a mother in the Ivory Coast was confronted with an entire extra pair of legs—and those legs were growing out of her baby girl's spine. The cause is actually straightforward: Baby Dominique (her... More »

Steps From Home, Tragedy for 97-Year-Old Twins

Rhode Island sisters apparently froze to death after both falling outside

(Newser) - A double tragedy took the lives of 97-year-old twin sisters over the weekend in Rhode Island. Jean Haley and Martha Williams were found Saturday morning after both fell outside the door of Haley's home in Barrington on Friday night, reports the Providence Journal . Police don't suspect foul play.... More »

Couple's Pregnancy Reveal Features 452 Needles

Duke and Diana Walker are due in August

(Newser) - After more than two years of failed attempts, a woman in Texas is finally pregnant, and her heartfelt Facebook post has gone viral with thousands of likes and hundreds of comments. It took, as Lauren Walker writes, more than 953 days, 452 needles, two IVF rounds, multiple miscarriages, and thousands... More »

Priscilla Presley: I'm Taking Care of Lisa Marie's Twins

Grandma says she's got 8-year-olds during divorce fight, not foster care

(Newser) - Dismissing reports that Lisa Marie Presley's 8-year-old twin daughters are in the custody of the state of California, grandma Priscilla Presley says the girls are with her. The AP reported over the weekend that Finley and Harper Lockwood, Lisa Marie's children with estranged husband Michael Lockwood, were under... More »

Woman Becomes Spain's Second Oldest to Give Birth

64-year-old delivers twins in Burgos

(Newser) - A 64-year-old has become the second oldest woman ever to give birth in Spain. The woman, identified only by her initials MIA, received fertility treatment in the US before giving birth to twins—a 5.3-pound boy and 4.8-pound girl—via Caesarean section in the Spanish city of Burgos,... More »

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