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Mom Says Son Tried to Get NBA Autograph, Got Run Over Instead

Tamaria McRae sues Hornets guard LaMelo Ball after she says Ball ran over son's foot in Charlotte

(Newser) - A young basketball fan was injured while seeking an autograph from one of his favorite NBA players, and now his mom is suing. ESPN reports that Tamaria McRae filed her complaint Tuesday in North Carolina against the Charlotte Hornets and guard LaMelo Ball, alleging that Ball hit her now-12-year-old son,...

This Mother's Day Suggestion 'May Ruffle Feathers'

Emily Wehner says young moms should prioritize themselves, not their own moms or mothers-in-law

(Newser) - If you're still debating what to do Sunday for Mother's Day and you're a mom with young kids, Emily Wehner is giving you the OK to do whatever the heck you want—even if that means shirking a visit to your own mom. The Indiana mom's...

In the Works: a Postpartum Depression Blood Test

$250 test detects gene linked to increased risk

(Newser) - A genetic test powered by artificial intelligence could inform women at risk of postpartum depression, a leading cause of maternal death, before they even become pregnant. Researchers at startup Dionysus Digital Health have developed a $250 blood test based on a gene found to closely link moods with hormonal changes....

Mom Dies After Israeli Attack, Baby Saved via C-Section
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Gaza Baby Delivered From Dead Mother Dies

Sabreen Jouda weighed just 3.1 pounds when she was delivered by emergency C-section

(Newser) - A premature baby orphaned by an Israeli airstrike has died less than a week after she was rescued from her dead mother's womb. Sabreen Jouda was almost two months premature when she was delivered by emergency C-section on Sunday. Her lungs hadn't developed properly yet, so she suffered...

7-Year-Old's Lemonade Stand Touches an Entire Community

Alabama's Emouree Johnson raises $10K to help pay for mom's headstone after her sudden death

(Newser) - Emouree Johnson's mom passed away suddenly last month, and as funeral expenses started stacking up, the Alabama 7-year-old did the only thing she could think of: opened a lemonade stand to raise money to pay for Karli Bordner's headstone. Per WAFF , Emouree sold cups of the tart beverage...

In Flint, Michigan, an Ambitious Program for New Moms

City where 70% of children live in poverty will pay out $7.5K to women with newborns

(Newser) - A $500 payment each month might not sound like a lot. But for Hailey Toporek, it's life-changing. The 19-year-old learned she was pregnant just 10 days before delivering a baby boy. Two days after giving birth, she arrived at pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha's office for a checkup and learned...

Mom Spiked Drink of Son's Alleged Bully: Cops

Texas police say Jennifer Lynn Rossi's homemade concoction landed son's schoolmate in the hospital

(Newser) - A Texas mom has been arrested after police say a concoction she whipped up to push back on kids allegedly bullying her son ended up sending one child to the hospital. USA Today reports that sheriff's deputies were dispatched Tuesday to the Legacy Traditional School-Alamo Ranch in San Antonio,...

American Flight Bound for NC Makes a Sad, Unexpected Stop

Indiana woman dies after falling sick midflight; plane made emergency landing on Caribbean isle

(Newser) - A flight from the Dominican Republic to North Carolina made an emergency stop in the Turks and Caicos Islands this week after a woman fell ill during the trip and later died. A Wednesday social media post from the archipelago's police force, which deemed the incident a "sudden...

Jury Begins Deliberations in Unique School Shooter Trial

Jennifer Crumbley, mother of teen gunman, faces prison if convicted of involuntary manslaughter

(Newser) - A Michigan jury began deliberations Monday in a novel trial against a school shooter's mother who could go to prison if convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of four students in 2021. "You must not let sympathy, bias, or prejudice influence your decision," Oakland County Judge...

Court Denies Tate Brothers a Visit to Their Sick Mother

Romanian officials turn down request by Andrew, Tristan Tate, accused of trafficking, for UK visit

(Newser) - Andrew and Tristan Tate won't be leaving Romania anytime soon, even after they say their mother suffered a heart attack. The BBC reports that a court there has denied a request by the Tates, who've both been charged with rape and human trafficking, to let them travel to...

Marshals Track Down Alleged Killer of TV Anchor's Mom

Shawn Conlon has been linked to crimes in 6 states

(Newser) - Months after NBC Connecticut news anchor Heidi Voight disclosed that her mother had been murdered, an arrest has been made. Shawn Conlon, 44, was arrested at a hotel in Groton, Connecticut, by members of the US Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force, CT Insider reports. He is being held in custody...

For Many, Consequences of Giving Birth Go on for Years

Research finds more than a third of postpartum patients suffer long-term health issues

(Newser) - Researchers are calling for more of a spotlight on the long-term health of postpartum patients following the release of a study showing that more than a third of them suffer from lasting issues after giving birth, per the World Health Organization , one of the study's supporters. In the study...

Mom of Uvalde Victim Won't Be Town's Next Mayor

Kimberly Mata-Rubio says she won't stop fighting

(Newser) - The mother of a 10-year-old girl killed in the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday lost her race to become mayor of the town. A former Uvalde mayor, Cody Smith, was instead voted back in to replace the current mayor, who is stepping down to pursue a seat in...

As SBF's Trial Plows Ahead, Questions Arise on His Parents

Bloomberg details Joe Bankman, Barbara Fried's influence and involvement in FTX crypto empire

(Newser) - Last December, FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried insisted to the New York Times that his parents, Joseph Bankman and Barbara Fried, "weren't involved in any of the relevant parts" of his now-defunct cryptocurrency business. Writing for Bloomberg , Max Chafkin and Hannah Miller dive deeper into that murky relationship, coming...

Kelce's Mom Irks Swifties With 'Rude' Response

Donna Kelce says it was just 'OK' hanging out with Taylor Swift at son's NFL game

(Newser) - Fans and detractors alike remain captivated by the Travis Kelce-Taylor Swift coupling , which has included the singer recently catching an NFL game between Kelce's Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears. Now, Kelce's mom is spilling on how it was to meet Swift and hang out with her while...

3 Boys 'Paid the Ultimate Price' for Mom's Addiction

Leticia Gonzales of Michigan to serve up to 5 years for DUI crash that killed her young sons

(Newser) - A western Michigan woman was sentenced to up to five years in prison Monday for a crash in which her three young sons drowned after her SUV plunged into an ice-covered pond, per the AP . Leticia Gonzales, 31, had pleaded no contest in August to operating while intoxicated causing serious...

Family YouTuber Arrested on Child Abuse Charges

Viewers have long raised a flag on Utah's Ruby Franke, who offers controversial parenting advice

(Newser) - A Utah mom of six who became popular on her now-defunct YouTube channel for offering parenting advice has been arrested. The AP reports that 41-year-old Ruby Franke was taken into custody on Wednesday on suspicion of aggravated child abuse at the Ivins home of Jodi Hildebrandt, 54, her business partner,...

New Zealand Mom Guilty of Murdering 3 Young Daughters

Lauren Dickason said her postpartum-induced mental illness led her to kill her kids

(Newser) - A New Zealand jury on Wednesday found a mother guilty of murdering her three young daughters after rejecting her defense that she was so mentally ill at the time she couldn't be held responsible. Lauren Dickason, 42, had earlier admitted killing her 2-year-old twin daughters, Maya and Karla, and...

Cops: She Was Drowning 2nd Child When 3rd Intervened

SC's Jamie Bradley-Brun charged with murder of 6-year-old, attempted murder of 8-year-old

(Newser) - A 16-year-old girl who awoke to the sound of her 8-year-old sister screaming managed to save the sibling from an attempted drowning by her own mother, according to South Carolina police. Sadly, another sister, 6-year-old Mackaya Bradley-Brun, could not be saved. She's presumed to have drowned. Police have arrested...

Probe Underway After Officer Confronts Uvalde Victim's Mom

Ana Rodriguez suffered bruises in altercation now under investigation by Texas DPS

(Newser) - The Texas Department of Public Safety says it's launched an investigation in response to footage showing an officer violently removing the mother of a Uvalde school shooting victim from her son's elementary school. Ana Rodriguez arrived at Uvalde's Flores Elementary School on Wednesday to check her son...

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