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They Heard Faint Cries. In the 75-Foot Ravine: an Infant

Little Shaylie Madden's mother has been arrested for attempted murder

(Newser) - Little Shaylie Madden is lucky to be alive. Thanks to an alert couple in North Carolina, the 7-week-old is doing OK after she was found Thursday evening lying next to her car seat at the bottom of a 75-foot ravine outside of Chimney Rock—and her mother has now been... More »

Family Video Shows Newborn Dropped by Hospital Staffer

Arizona facility is reviewing the incident, as mother Mo Rodgers speaks out

(Newser) - A new mom in Arizona is asking people to share video of her newborn daughter, but not for the usual happy reasons. The video, shot by her husband in the delivery room, shows tiny Morgan being dropped by a hospital staffer a short distance onto a bassinet, reports the Arizona ... More »

Tragedy in Maryland: a Baby Dead, a Young Girl Charged

Paxton Davis was left alone with 11-year-old while mother did an errand, police say

(Newser) - A baby is dead, and an 11-year-old girl is being tied to his death. CNN reports that 1-year-old Paxton Davis died Thursday, four days after he was admitted to a Maryland hospital with "severe injuries to his upper body," per a Prince George's County Police Department release... More »

World's Tiniest Baby Boy Survives

Born at 9.45 ounces in August, he was discharged last Wednesday

(Newser) - Doctors opted for an emergency cesarean section at 24 weeks' gestation after discovering the fetus wasn't gaining weight. The baby boy weighed 9.45 ounces at his August birth—and has survived, making him the smallest baby boy ever to do so. The BBC reports the baby was discharged... More »

Baby Locked in SUV Watches Inmates Break In

Florida trusties want to 'do the right thing,' sheriff says

(Newser) - Some work-release inmates made a Valentine's Day rescue when a Florida couple accidentally locked their baby inside their SUV, the AP reports. Pasco County Sheriff's Office spokesman Kevin Doll told WFLA-TV the parents could not afford a locksmith, and the father intended to break a window. That's... More »

After 36 Hours, a 'Cry' of Life

Rescuers strike gold amid tragic building collapse

(Newser) - Laboring through sub-freezing temperatures, Russian rescue workers were digging into a sprawling heap of jagged rubble from a collapsed apartment building when one heard the faintest sound. It was the sound of life, the AP reports. On Tuesday, to everyone's delight and surprise, they pulled a baby boy out... More »

After 'Fair Amount of Prayers,' an Andy Cohen Surprise

50-year-old reality show host is going to be a dad with the help of a surrogate

(Newser) - It was Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen instead of one of his reality show guests who dished up a surprise for his audience: The 50-year-old announced on his last show of the year Thursday that he's going to be a dad for the first time, reports the... More »

Mom on Stranger's Kind Act: 'I Cried My Way Up the Aisle'

Good Samaritan offered her his first-class seat when he saw her with baby, oxygen tank on flight

(Newser) - To the passenger who was in seat 2D on American Airlines Flight 588 on Thursday, America applauds you. As does Kelsey Zwick, a young mom on that same flight with her 11-month-old daughter, Lucy, headed from Orlando to Philly to receive treatment for the baby's chronic lung disease. USA ... More »

Dad, 20-Year-Old Daughter Charged With Incest

Police say their baby died

(Newser) - A 20-year-old woman in South Carolina whose newborn died at a medical facility is now in trouble with the law because of the child's father: the same as her own. Police in Laurens County say James Travis Brown, 38, and daughter Katlyn Lauren Edwards were in a "consensual... More »

Possible Parole for Guy in 'Baby Cut From Womb' Case

But William Hoehn does get a life sentence

(Newser) - A North Dakota man was sentenced Monday to life in prison for conspiring to kidnap a baby that his girlfriend had cut from their neighbor's body and lying to police about it, but with a chance at parole that the slain woman's mother said he should not have,... More »

Mom Acted as Human Shield for Baby During Crazy Storm

Queensland 23-year-old has now been nominated for a bravery award

(Newser) - An Australian mother who shielded her daughter from hail during a storm last week has now been nominated for a bravery award, ABC Australia reports. "She's one of the bravest people I've read of lately," said Prime Minister Scott Morrison during a press conference Sunday at... More »

After Grief, 'Light in the Darkness' for Bode and Morgan Miller

Couple welcomes baby boy 4 months after death of their toddler daughter, Emeline

(Newser) - Four months ago, Bode and Morgan Miller were thrust into unimaginable grief when their 19-month-old daughter, Emeline, drowned at a neighbor's home . On Friday, however, the couple and their 3-year-old son, Nash, embraced what Today deems "a little light in the darkness." Us Weekly reports that Morgan... More »

Guy's Gender-Reveal Party Misfired Horribly

Arizona's Dennis Dickey must pay $220K for setting off huge wildfire

(Newser) - An Arizona man just wanted to reveal to the world the gender of his wife's soon-to-be-born baby. Instead, he set off a 47,000-acre wildfire that cost $8 million, reports the Arizona Daily Star . As a result, Dennis Dickey is now on the hook for $220,000 in penalties.... More »

Woman Describes Cutting Baby Out of Neighbor's Body

Brooke Crews says she did so after boyfriend told her to 'produce a baby'

(Newser) - The North Dakota woman accused of murdering her 8-months-pregnant neighbor last year told the gruesome story Tuesday of what she says happened. Brooke Crews testified in court that she lied to her then-boyfriend William Hoehn about being pregnant, emailing him a fake pregnancy test and fake sonogram, and that in... More »

Doctors: It's Time to Ban Baby Walkers

New study finds thousands of serious injuries each year

(Newser) - For many parents, baby walkers are an aid to help their little ones scoot around before they can do it totally on their own. But the head of an American Academy of Pediatrics injuries committee tells NPR the walkers are "inherently dangerous objects that have no benefit whatsoever,"... More »

New Mom Goes Back to Work ... Running the Country

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern heads back to the office after 6-week maternity leave

(Newser) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern underwent a very public pregnancy and endured some cringeworthy questions before giving birth to daughter Neve in June and beginning a much-discussed maternity leave . Now, six weeks later, Ardern is heading back to work, reports the Guardian , which she says she's "ready... More »

After 6-Hour Search, Deputy Finds Baby in Woods

'This is what we call a miracle,' says sheriff's office in Missoula, Mont.

(Newser) - "This is what we call miracle," reads a Facebook post from the Missoula County Sheriff's Office in Montana. The reference is to a deputy who heard a faint cry in the woods and discovered a baby buried under sticks and debris, a happy end to a frantic... More »

Amid Firework Booms, 'an Ungodly Sound'

Falling tree limb kills 2, injures 5 in Illinois

(Newser) - Two men out celebrating the Fourth of July in Rock Island, Ill., didn't get to see it dawn. Daniel Mendoza, 61, and Lawrence Anderson, 72, died of "multiple traumatic crushing injuries" late Tuesday after a massive tree limb fell on the pair during a fireworks show at the... More »

Pregnant Mom Hit by Lightning Gets a Second Chance

Meghan Davidson and her newborn were placed in ICU

(Newser) - Even lightning couldn't stop Meghan Davidson from having a loving family. The Florida woman was nine-months pregnant when lightning struck her last year, stopping her heart and the heart of her unborn son Owen—and plunging her family into uncertainty for weeks, the News-Press reports. Already a mother of... More »

Impatient Baby Wasn't Willing to Wait for the Hospital

Tiffany Stone gave birth to baby Ember in a moving car

(Newser) - An Ohio woman has given new meaning to baby on board. WXIX-TV reports Tiffany and Patrick Stone, of Camp Dennison, were headed to an Anderson Township hospital Friday morning not long after Tiffany's water broke for the delivery of their third child, per the AP . But Ember Ray Stone... More »

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