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Cosby 'Ruined' 'Baby, It's Cold Outside': Songwriter's Daughter

Susan Loesser says father Frank Loesser would've been 'furious' at the hubbub over his song

(Newser) - A new person is weighing in on the controversy over a Christmas classic : the daughter of the man who wrote the song. Susan Loesser, 74, tells NBC News that songwriter Frank Loesser would've been "furious" at his tune being pulled from the radio, noting that it was a...

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...

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...

Manafort Daughter Just Made a Move to Be Her 'Own Person'

Jessica Manafort has filed paperwork to dump the 'Manafort,' become 'Jessica Bond'

(Newser) - Bond. Jessica Bond. That will be the new official name for one of Paul Manafort's adult daughters, who has decided to dump her father's last name and default to her mother Kathleen's maiden name instead. "I would like my new name to be Jessica Anne Bond,...

Family: Bin Laden Son Married Hijacker's Daughter

Couple might be in Afghanistan, half brother says

(Newser) - If Osama bin Laden wasn't dead, he would probably have been happy to give his blessing to the marriage of his youngest son. Relatives tell the Guardian that Hamza bin Laden has married the daughter of Mohamed Atta, the eldest of the 9/11 hijackers. Atta, an Egyptian citizen, flew...

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,...

4 Years After Young Girl Dies, Mom Dies of Same Infection

And no one knows how either of them contracted the E. coli bacteria

(Newser) - Karen Odens suffered from grief and PTSD after her 4-year-old daughter, Sophia, died in 2014 from an E. coli infection, but she also had health issues of her own directly related to the same E. coli strain—and on July 14, she also passed away at age 39. "The...

After Visiting 'Miracle' Babies in Hospital, Tragedy for Mom

Katie Evans killed in car crash

(Newser) - Katie and Jacob Evans' premature twin girls weren't expected to survive when they were born at around 2 pounds each less than eight weeks ago. Now they're thriving—but after visiting them in the hospital Friday, their mother is gone. Katie Evans, a 37-year-old mom of six, was...

Study Finds Dads Play More With Sons

But they're more emotionally open with daughters

(Newser) - Dads play more with sons but are more open about emotions with daughters, according to a new parenting study published last month in Behavioral Neuroscience . The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports researchers looked at 52 fathers of toddlers in the Atlanta area, recording their interactions with their children for random 50-second increments...

Greedy Mom Who Killed Her Kids or Victim of 'Junk Science'?

Intercept examines how fire science advances cast doubt on Angela Garcia's conviction

(Newser) - In May 2016, Angela Garcia did the unthinkable: She pleaded guilty to setting a fire that killed her 2-year-old and 3-year-old daughters, Nijah and Nyeemah, 16 years earlier. Liliana Segura reveals the innards of the Cleveland woman's case for the Intercept , exploring why so many—her lawyer, her family,...

'Toxic' Mom Called Family Meeting Before Opening Fire

Slain daughter was days away from marrying

(Newser) - Chilling details are continuing to surface in the shooting that left a mother and her two daughters dead in Texas. Authorities say Christy Sheats called a "family meeting" on Friday— her husband's birthday —and opened fire on daughters Madison, 17, and Taylor, 22, with a five-shot, .38-caliber...

Viral Photo of Mom, Twins Leaves Everyone Guessing

Can you tell which one's the mom?

(Newser) - What started out as a simple car selfie has turned into a viral sensation. Kaylan Mahomes of Indianapolis posted a pic on Twitter on Jan. 28 of herself, her twin sister Kyla, and their mom, captioned "Mom, twin & me," CNN reports. But that photo has caused thousands...

When It Comes to Mood Disorders, Girls May Be Like Mom

Mothers and daughters have similar brain circuitry

(Newser) - A woman with depression might have her mother's brain circuitry at least partly to blame, suggests a new study out of the University of California San Francisco . In the small but potentially groundbreaking study led by psychiatry professor Fumiko Hoeft, researchers discovered that the structure of the part of...

Parents Favor Daughters When Times Are Tough

The bias is even stronger when kids approach reproductive age

(Newser) - "Almost all parents say that they don't favor one of their children over another," says the lead author of a new study that shows that sentiment flies out the window when times get tough, because "economic recessions subconsciously lead parents to prefer girls over boys."...

Mom, Daughter Give Birth 34 Minutes Apart

Tampa hospital has an unusual dual delivery

(Newser) - At 6:29pm on Feb. 19, Angela Patram gave birth to her fifth child. Just 34 minutes later, she became a grandma. Tampa General Hospital explains the unusual occurrence: Patram, 37, and her daughter, Teranisha Billups, 20, ended up giving birth on the same day, in rooms next door to...

18-Year-Old Plans to Marry Her Long-Lost Father
18-Year-Old Plans to Marry
Her Long-Lost Father
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18-Year-Old Plans to Marry Her Long-Lost Father

Young woman says the two were instantly attracted after a 12-year absence

(Newser) - It's been established that reuniting with long-lost relatives can and does result in "Genetic Sexual Attraction," a term coined in the 1980s. In fact, some have estimated that elements of sexual attraction occur in as many as half the cases of estranged loved ones who meet as...

Parents Charged After Falling Dresser Kills Girls

Dad didn't check on pair for 10 to 15 minutes after hearing crash: police

(Newser) - The father of two toddlers who died after a dresser fell on them is facing involuntary manslaughter charges because he heard a crash and didn't immediately check on his daughters, a prosecutor said yesterday. David Beatty, 28, of Aliquippa, Pa., is charged in the deaths of 2-year-old Brooklyn and...

Wendy Davis' Daughters Defend Their Mom

Amber and Dru write open letters after critics lash out at Davis

(Newser) - Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis has been taking flak of late from critics who say she was a lousy mom who has embellished her story of being a single parent, but two people very much in the know came to her defense today, reports the Washington Post . Her grown daughters....

Take Our Daughters to Work Day Needs an Upgrade
Take Our Daughters to Work Day Needs an Upgrade
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Take Our Daughters to Work Day Needs an Upgrade

Let's show girls not just the office but the CEO suite: Jennifer Allyn

(Newser) - Today is the 20th anniversary of Take Our Daughters to Work Day, and Jennifer Allyn at the Christian Science Monitor says it's time to declare mission accomplished and refocus on a bigger goal. Two decades ago, it was enough to get young girls in the workplace and "demystify"...

Theory: Women With Daughters Don't Need Husbands
Theory: Women With Daughters Don't Need Husbands
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Theory: Women With Daughters Don't Need Husbands

It's a new take on divorce statistics

(Newser) - Sociologists have puzzled over an odd stat for years: Parents are more likely to divorce if they have girls instead of boys. The New York Times parenting blog today takes note of a new theory by a Notre Dame psychologist: Women who have daughters don't need a husband as much...

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