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Meghan Markle's Dad: I Want to Rebut the 'Grievous Lies'

Thomas Markle bombards 'Daily Mail' with photos and letters to prove love for daughter

(Newser) - Thomas Markle just wants "to get the truth out there." That's why, per USA Today , the estranged father of Meghan Markle "isn't through talking about the rift" between himself and his daughter, spilling to the Daily Mail about how he's been "frozen out"... More »

Unhappy Dad Sues McDonald's Over Happy Meals

Father's complaint on toys cites Quebec law against marketing to kids under 13

(Newser) - Antonio Bramante doesn't see the "happy" in one of McDonald's most famous offerings. The Canadian dad of three says he's cajoled every couple of weeks to take his little ones to McDonald's, and he figures he's forked over hundreds of dollars on Happy Meals.... More »

'You Did It!': Video of Dad, Daughter's Wildfire Escape

Meanwhile, statewide death toll rises to 25

(Newser) - A video that captures a family's escape from the California wildfires has gone viral, thanks mainly to the father's calm reassurance of his 3-year-old daughter in the back seat. Joe Allen sings to Olivia at one point, "Baby it'll be all right" as he drives through... More »

Shaken Baby Dies 20 Years Later, Dad Faces Murder Charge

Olin Shane Tannery already spent several years behind bars for assault of his son

(Newser) - Olin Shane Tannery spent years in prison for assaulting his infant son—and now the Missouri father might end up back behind bars after that son died two decades later. The Kansas City Star reports on the 39-year-old's indictment for second-degree murder, almost seven months after his 20-year-old son... More »

Woman in Golf Cart Calls Cops on Black Dad at Game

Gerald Jones says he was instructing his son

(Newser) - We've had "Cornerstone Caroline," "Pool Patrol Paula," and "BBQ Becky." Now: "Golfcart Gail." That's the nickname given by Ginger Williams to a woman she says was at her son's soccer game in Ponte Vedra, Fla., this weekend, harassing a... 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 »

It Was Her Dream Dress. Her Dad Found a Way to Buy It

Ricky Smith picks up extra shifts at his 3 jobs to buy 14-year-old Nevaeha a dress for dance

(Newser) - Ricky Smith already works three jobs to support his family, so when his 14-year-old daughter, Nevaeha, came to him with a special request, he wasn't sure he could fulfill it. ABC News reports the Pittsburgh teen had her eye on a two-piece floral dress for her upcoming middle-school dance,... More »

Scientist Shot Dead While Camping With Girls, 2 and 4

Police are investigating Tristan Beaudette's death as a homicide

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Times describes the campground at Malibu Creek State Park as a popular one "frequented by hikers." On Friday it was also the scene of what police believe was a homicide. Tristan Beaudette, 35, was shot dead around 4:45am in the presence of his 2-... More »

Girl in Border Photo Was Never Taken From Her Mom

Honduran toddler who became face of border separations wasn't actually separated herself

(Newser) - A photo of an immigrant toddler on the cover of Time may not be depicting exactly what everyone thinks. The image of the Honduran girl, seen crying on the cover in front of a digitally added President Trump, was originally taken by Getty photographer John Moore. He captured the photo... More »

Lightning Kills Arkansas Father of 2

Tyler Grisham was doing construction work when a tree close to him was struck

(Newser) - A father of two was killed by lightning last week as storms blew through central Arkansas, KARK reports. Tyler Grisham was working at a construction site Friday when a tree nearby him was struck. Grisham was also hit and rushed to a hospital, but it was too late. Grisham's... More »

Father of Former Trump Adviser Dies Under 'Suspicious' Circumstances

Authorities said to be investigating possible institutional neglect in case of HR McMaster Sr.

(Newser) - The father of former National Security Adviser HR McMaster died April 13, and sources tell 6ABC the death has been labeled as suspicious. HR McMaster Sr., 84, died at Cathedral Village, a senior living facility in Philadelphia's Roxborough neighborhood where he'd been receiving care after having a stroke.... More »

Dad Accused CNN of 'Scripting' Town Hall; CNN Releases Emails

Parkland survivor's dad admits he left critical words out of exchange he sent to media outlets

(Newser) - An emotional CNN town hall last week after the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School focused on gun control and school safety, but the network soon found itself in a tiff with the family of one of the survivors. Conservative outlets went after CNN for "scripting"... More »

Some Dads Call Their Kids. This One Sent 20K Postcards

Georgia's David Lasseter has been sending his 4 kids postcards for more than 20 years

(Newser) - If any dad should get an extra-special Father's Day gift this year, it should be David Lasseter. Or at the very least, a postcard. That's what the Georgia patriarch has been sending to his four kids for more than 20 years, ever since he first dropped his oldest... More »

He Went in for the Flu. He Lost His Feet and Fingers

Texas dad Brian Herndon developed pneumonia as well as influenza and went into septic shock

(Newser) - "One minute you've got the flu and the next minute you're septic." That's the message from a Texas man who lost both of his feet and nearly all of his fingers after coming down last month with the illness, per WFAA . As flu season continues... More »

Adopted Girl Reunites With Parents; Now, Incest Charges

Steven Pladl allegedly got his biological daughter pregnant, planned to marry her

(Newser) - It had all the makings of an upbeat story: A girl turns 18, then seeks out and reunites with the parents who had given her for adoption as a baby. But as WNCN reports, the ending of this tale now involves incest charges and accusations that a father impregnated his... More »

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 »

Seething Father Goes After Larry Nassar in Court

He asked to be allowed in a locked room with the 'demon'

(Newser) - Larry Nassar's victims are continuing to speak out, but the father of three did more than talk in a Michigan courtroom Friday. Following testimony from two of his daughters—including one abused at age 13, per the Detroit News —Randall Margraves took the floor and addressed Nassar as... More »

Vegas Shooter's 'Psychopathic' Father Became 'Bingo Bruce'

Benjamin Paddock was a bank robber who escaped prison and opened a bingo parlor

(Newser) - One of the more unusual details to emerge about Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock is that his father was a bank robber who spent about a decade on the FBI's most wanted list. In fact, Benjamin Paddock also had a history with Vegas: In 1960 FBI agents arrested him... 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 »

A Man Sent Sexual Messages to a Teen. Her Dad Took Action

'[He] walked into the wrong backyard,' Oklahoma father says

(Newser) - A father in Oklahoma decided to take matters into his own hands after an app let him know that his teen daughter was swapping sexually charged messages with a 33-year-old man. Per KOCO , the unidentified Del City dad had installed the FamilyTime app, which helps parents keep tabs on their... More »

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