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11-Year-Old Saves 2 Lives in One Day, Credits YouTube

Davyon Johnson helped choking classmate, then saved elderly woman from house fire

(Newser) - "Not all heroes wear capes" is the astute observation by Essence on the latest story out of Oklahoma. That's where 11-year-old Davyon Johnson is receiving praise for saving not one, but two people in one day earlier this month. CNN reports that Davyon's busy day of heroism...

Tenn. Kid Shot Dead by Police Didn't Fire Bullet That Hit Cop

Anthony Thompson Jr., 17, didn't injure cop in confrontation at Knoxville high school: TBI

(Newser) - After a student was fatally shot at a Tennessee high school on Monday during an altercation with police, authorities initially said the teen had fired upon and wounded a school resource officer. Now, a revised story from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, which in a Wednesday statement identified the student...

Leader of US Embassy Attack: Sorry About That

Ebrahim Asgharzadeh regrets attack in Iran in 1979

(Newser) - His revolutionary fervor diminished by the years that have also turned his dark brown hair white, one of the Iranian student leaders of the 1979 US Embassy takeover says he now regrets the seizure of the diplomatic compound and the 444-day hostage crisis that followed. Speaking to the AP ahead...

First-Time Student to Traffic Control: My Teacher's Out Cold

Max Sylvester tries to land a Cessna two-seater in Australia

(Newser) - A flying lesson took a chilling turn Saturday when the flight instructor passed out on his student pilot in mid-air, ABC News Australia reports. "He's leaning over my shoulder, I'm trying to keep him up but he keeps falling down," Max Sylvester told traffic control at...

Cops Applaud 'Courage' of Kid Who Brought Meth to School

Young boy essentially turned in parents

(Newser) - Police in Washington state are praising a young boy for bringing drugs to school—because he did so to get help regarding his parents. The New York Daily News cites a Facebook post from the Kennewick PD that relays what happened Wednesday when the "elementary school-aged child" showed up...

Student Gave His Life in UNC Shooting

Riley Howell 'took the assailant off his feet': police

(Newser) - A North Carolina college student tackled a gunman who opened fire in his classroom, saving others' lives but losing his own in the process, police said Wednesday. Riley Howell, 21, was among students gathered for end-of-year presentations in an anthropology class at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte when a man...

Alleged Poisoner Had 'Good Strategy' to Duck Charges

Seems Yukai Yang nearly got out of the US

(Newser) - Seems Yukai Yang had a solution to his problem: Get the heck outta Dodge. The former Lehigh University student, charged with trying to poison his roommate , has been accused of trying to flee the US while authorities investigated him, ABC 7 reports. County prosecutors in Pennsylvania say the Chinese national...

She Warned Her Daughter to 'Get Out.' Now, a 'Terrible Day'

Sarah Papenheim, 21, studying in the Netherlands, is stabbed to death

(Newser) - It's a "terrible day" in Palo Cedro, Calif., as the town mourns a young blues drummer known as "Happy Pap." That's where Sarah Papenheim grew up, per the Redding Record Searchlight , and those who knew her there (and in the Twin Cities, Minn., area where...

She Was Surveying the Land. Then the Wolves Came

Woman scoots up tree in Washington state, is rescued by helicopter

(Newser) - Dispatchers in Okanogan, Wash., received an unusual call right around lunchtime Thursday: A woman phoned to say she was perched 30 feet up in a tree near a local campground, with wolves hovering at the bottom and waiting for her to come down, the AP reports. The research student said...

For Years She Sat During the Pledge. A Principal Ended That

Now mom of high school senior India Landry is suing, saying First Amendment rights are violated

(Newser) - "This isn't the NFL." That's what a Houston teen tells KHOU she was told right before she was booted from school for refusing to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance. India Landry, a senior at Windfern High School, says she was in the principal's office...

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Granddaughter of Holocaust Survivors Lifts Auschwitz Items

For a college art project

(Newser) - People shouldn't need signage telling them not to take what they want out of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, but the Polish museum has them up anyway, the Guardian notes. Yet even those signs didn't stop an Israeli college student, whose own grandparents were Holocaust survivors, from lifting...

'Romantic' Emails Between Missing Teacher, Girl Found

Family says teen once hid from teacher Tad Cummins

(Newser) - Elizabeth Thomas, the 15-year-old girl believed to have been abducted by teacher Tad Cummins two weeks ago, once hid from Cummins when he turned up at her workplace, her family says. One of the Thomas family's lawyers tells News 2 that, according to Elizabeth's father, she hid in...

Cop on Leave After Video Shows Him Slamming Student to Floor

Another student taped the incident at NC's Rolesville High School

(Newser) - A North Carolina cop is on paid leave after video surfaced on social media showing him roughly throwing a female student to the floor, reports the News & Observer . Officer Ruben De Los Santos, a school resource officer for Rolesville High School, was responding to an early morning fight between...

Saudi Student at University of Wisconsin Fatally Beaten

Cops aren't sure why he was attacked

(Newser) - The University of Wisconsin-Stout has been shaken by the killing of a student from Saudi Arabia in a possible hate crime. Police say Hussain Saeed Alnahdi, 24, was attacked and beaten at around 2am Sunday near a pizza restaurant in downtown Menomonie by an attacker described only as a white...

Boy 'Thrown to Floor' by Teacher Has Leg Amputated

School didn't call an ambulance for 13-year-old, says attorney

(Newser) - A 13-year-old boy sent to an alternative school was thrown to the ground multiple times on his first day, injuring his right leg so badly that it had to be amputated, a lawyer for the boy and his mother says. Attorney Renee Tucker says the Columbus, Ga., teen was slammed...

Student Dies Falling From School Jumbotron

Andrew Scott Demboski was only 21

(Newser) - Sad news from Mississippi State University: A 21-year-old junior died falling from the football stadium Jumbotron early Saturday morning, WTVA reports. Seems the student, Andrew Scott Demboski, climbed up on the scoreboard with two friends and fell roughly 18 feet from a metal awning, landing head-first on a platform and...

US Student Who Vanished in Siberia Found Dead

No one knows why Colin Madsen took off into freezing cold in middle of the night

(Newser) - A Missouri man attending college in Russia headed with friends on Easter weekend to a popular resort town known for its mineral springs, with plans to hike a mountain, the AP reports. But when 25-year-old Colin Madsen's friends—two Russian locals and an American student—woke up early Easter...

N. Korea Frees NYU Student After 5 Months

Joo Won-moon, 21, is back home in South Korea: Seoul

(Newser) - Five months after he was detained for allegedly entering North Korea illegally, 21-year-old Joo Won-moon , 21, has put the hermit nation behind him. Seoul says the South Korean citizen and permanent resident of the US was handed to South Korean officials at the border on Monday after he was initially...

Detained NYU Student Says N. Korea Is Great

Pyongyang paraded Joo Won-moon, 21, in front of media today

(Newser) - A South Korean citizen and resident of the US who has been detained in North Korea for five months was presented to the media in Pyongyang today and said he hasn't been able to contact his family but wanted them to know he's healthy. Joo Won-moon, 21, a...

Famed Atheist: The 'Clock Kid' Is a Fraud

Richard Dawkins lays into 14-year-old kid

(Newser) - Think the "clock kid" has a friend in famed atheist Richard Dawkins? Seems not: Ahmed Mohamed, 14, who was arrested in Texas when authorities thought he'd built a bomb instead of a clock, perpetrated "fraud" and perhaps "wanted to be arrested," tweeted Dawkins today. Here'...

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