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Parents Went on Hike With Baby, Dog. They All Died on the Trail

Authorities in California haven't ruled out dangerous gases, toxic algae

(Newser) - A friend of a family of three found dead on a California hiking trail on Tuesday says the whole situation is just "freaky." Jonathan Gerrish and Ellen Chung had set out for an apparent day hike in Mariposa County with their 1-year-old daughter and dog on Sunday. A...

14 Living Relatives of Da Vinci Discovered
14 Da Vinci Descendants
Are Uncovered
new study

14 Da Vinci Descendants Are Uncovered

New study traces his family tree through 21 generations

(Newser) - Leonardo da Vinci didn't have any children of his own, but a comprehensive investigation of his family history has turned up 14 living male relatives, reports ZME Science . The study in the Human Evolution journal has increased the previous estimate of living relatives from two and might shed light...

This Is the Best City in America for Families

Overland Park in Kansas gets top billing

(Newser) - Figuring out the best place to raise a family can seem like an overwhelming task, but WalletHub's latest analysis may shed some light. The site shook out stats for 182 of the most populated cities in the nation, examining four dozen metrics across five main categories: family fun (think...

Top COVID Official Didn't Quite Take Her Own Advice

Deborah Birx travels with family to Delaware

(Newser) - Deborah Birx tells Americans to "be vigilant" and celebrate only with "your immediate household" over the holidays, but many struggle to take that advice—including Birx herself, the AP reports. Birx, who coordinates the White House coronavirus response, visited a vacation home in Delaware last month with three...

PSA From Family Sickened by COVID: 'We Feel Guilty'

All 12 members of Aragonez family who attended Texas birthday party got the virus

(Newser) - A small birthday party in Texas came complete with fajitas, cake, and good cheer, but the 12 family members that attended it are now regretting the get-together after they all came down with COVID-19. Per WFAA , Alexa Aragonez says members of her family are usually quite careful when it comes...

Zoom Offers Thanksgiving Surprise
Zoom Offers
Thanksgiving
Surprise 

Zoom Offers Thanksgiving Surprise

Videoconferencing program will scrap its 40-minute time limit for Nov. 26 only so families can chat

(Newser) - With top health experts like Dr. Anthony Fauci strongly urging people to forgo holiday gatherings with loved ones during the pandemic, many are opting to settle in for a quiet meal at home with members of their household only, perhaps with plans to hold a Zoom call with relatives far...

Maggie Breaks String of 14 Boys
After 14 Boys,
It's a Girl

After 14 Boys, It's a Girl

Michigan couple welcomes 15th child, who broke their streak

(Newser) - A Michigan couple whose large family attracted attention by growing to include 14 sons has welcomed their first daughter nearly three decades after the birth of their first child. Kateri Schwandt gave birth Thursday to Maggie Jayne, who weighed in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces, the AP reports, and entered...

A Family Made It Through the Storm. They Died Hours Later

Slew of generator-caused carbon monoxide deaths in Louisiana, Texas after Hurricane Laura

(Newser) - The death toll from Hurricane Laura has now reached the double digits, and in Louisiana, one family took an especially hard hit. Per the Advocate , the state's health department reports a family of four in Lake Charles succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning, with Lake Charles Fire Chief Shawn Caldwell...

Looking to Raise a Family? These 10 Nations Are Tops

The US doesn't make the cut—in fact, it's got a dismal ranking

(Newser) - No one's able to go much of anywhere at the moment , but one day, when the pandemic is over, you may be on the hunt for the best place to settle down and have kids. Travel and family journalism website Asher & Lyric did the legwork for us, sifting...

Virus-Stricken Family: It Started With 'Normal Cough'

5 family members infected, with 2 in intensive care

(Newser) - A Missouri family is urging people to stay inside after five members were diagnosed with the coronavirus, including a father and mother in intensive care. Jane Weinhaus, 63, was on a ventilator for more than a week after developing "a normal cough" that wouldn't improve, her son, Ryan,...

They Left to Sail Around the World. It Was Bad Timing

Aussie family of 5 stranded at sea on yacht during coronavirus outbreak

(Newser) - An Australian family of five sailing around the world is "suddenly stateless" amid the global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus. 9News reports on the plight of Craig and Dianna Sparks and their 10-year-old triplets—Lawson, Oscar, and Avalon—who pushed off from Brisbane 10 months ago in their...

This Is the Best State to Bring Up Your Brood

Minnesota tops the list

(Newser) - Myriad factors come into play when considering where to raise a family, and WalletHub has just tried to make the task a bit easier. The site took a close look at all 50 states, examining more than four dozen metrics in five main categories: family fun (which includes such things...

3 Family Members Die in Resort Swimming Pool

They were visiting a resort in Spain

(Newser) - Three family members died Tuesday while vacationing at a Spanish holiday resort—all in the same swimming pool, the New York Times reports. The resort, Costa del Sol, says a 9-year-old British girl, her British father, and a 16-year-old American family member were found unresponsive in the pool. Authorities say...

Trump Team: Here's How to Argue at Christmas
Trump Team
Posts Holiday
'Snowflake'
Website

the rundown

Trump Team Posts Holiday 'Snowflake' Website

But media reports criticize snowflakevictory.com

(Newser) - Having a peaceful, family Christmas? President Trump's reelection campaign wants supporters ready in case "the family liberal" speaks up—and has a website packed with talking points for the ensuing debate, the Washington Post reports. Called Snowflakevictory.com , it offers sections like "There was no quid pro...

Trick-or-Treat Stroll Turns Deadly for Family of 3

Southern California community mourns tragic deaths of mom, dad, and 3-year-old in alleged DUI

(Newser) - A Halloween accident has left a family of three dead and a 20-year-old California man accused of driving drunk and killing them. CBS Los Angeles reports that Joseph Awaida, 30, his 32-year-old wife, Raihan Dakhil, and their 3-year-old son, Omar, were walking home from an aunt's house while trick-or-treating...

Kasem Family Battle Takes an Ugly Turn

Jean Kasem says Samuel Ingham III conspired with Kasem's adult children

(Newser) - The family bickering after Casey Kasem's death has yet another chapter—and it's a doozy, the New York Post reports. Widow Jean Kasem, 65, has filed a lawsuit accusing Kasem's attorney of plotting with her ex's three grown children from a previous marriage to kill Kasem...

There's No Place Like This US City to Raise a Family

Overland Park, Kansas, gets top billing in WalletHub survey

(Newser) - Dorothy isn't the only one who thought "there's no place like home" when thinking about Kansas. Finding the ideal place to raise a family is often at the top of most parents' minds, and according to a new survey from WalletHub , the Sunflower State's Overland Park...

Her Baby Died After Birth 69 Years Ago—or So She Was Told

An emotional reunion for Genevieve Purinton and the daughter she never knew she had

(Newser) - For nearly 70 years, Genevieve Purinton believed the baby girl she delivered in an Indiana hospital died soon after birth. This week in Florida, however, she met that baby girl, now a 69-year-old mother and grandmother, very much alive and working as a massage therapist in Vermont. "I'm...

Here's What Rhoden Family Massacre Autopsy Reports Say

Journalists were allowed to view the preliminary reports

(Newser) - It's been two years since the Rhoden family massacre in Pike County, Ohio, and while the killings remain stubbornly unsolved, more details of the crime itself have now emerged. That's thanks to a ruling from the Ohio Supreme Court, which allowed journalists to see the preliminary autopsy reports...

Surprising Tweet Follows Lawsuit From Buzz Aldrin

Astronaut sues family, foundation, but they say they think someone may be manipulating him

(Newser) - The first sign something was amiss in Buzz Aldrin's world came Monday, when a tweet was sent out via the Twitter account the famed Apollo 11 astronaut hasn't used much in recent weeks. "Hey Twittersphere, pls RT @buzzs_xtina was terminated and does NOT represent Buzz Aldrin in...

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