Girl Power Saves the Day

5 most uplifting stories of the week
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 17, 2014 5:07 AM CDT
Girl Power Saves the Day
Pennsylvania pitcher Mo'ne Davis celebrates with coach Leland Lott.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Stories about a 13-year-old girl stealing the show at the Little League World Series and a 3-year-old girl strong enough to survive 11 days in the wildness highlight the week's uplifting news files:

  • Girl and Her Fastball Star in Little League World Series: Thanks to Mo’Ne Davis, "you throw like a girl" is now a compliment. The 13-year-old Philadelphia girl not only pitched her team into the Little League World Series, she made history by tossing a shutout in the tournament itself. As her coach says, it's the "Mo Show."
  • Puppy Leads Rescuers to Lost Girl: A 3-year-old girl was rescued after 11 days in a remote Siberian forest, having survived on river water and wild berries. If that's not drama enough, rescuers say it was the girl's intrepid puppy who led them to her.

  • Cop to See Baby He Saved 20 Years Ago Get Married: For Yonkers Police Capt. Joseph Barca, Dec. 28, 1993, is a date that will forever stand out in his mind—it was the day he helped resuscitate a "lifeless" baby. Now Aug. 17, 2014, is another date that will always hold a special place in Barca's heart: It's the wedding day of the girl he saved.
  • Officer Saves Choking Woman Who Ran Red Light: It's not every day people are thankful for being pulled over for running a red light, but for one woman choking on a sausage biscuit, the stop likely saved her life. That and the police officer's knowledge of the Heimlich maneuver.
  • China Welcomes World's First Living Panda Triplets: What's the only thing cuter than a baby panda? Try panda triplets, the first set known to have survived.
Click to read about more uplifting stories, including the first female winner of a major math honor. (More uplifting news stories.)

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