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Rabbi, 2 others accused of trafficking, prostituting teen girl
Céline Dion says her late husband is only man she’s ever kissed
Best 6-9 Month Toy: PlanToys Pastel Sensory Tumbling
Identical twin brothers propose to identical twin sisters: 'It was amazing'
Indiana daycare operator summoned for alleged battery against 7-year-old
Facebook forges ahead with kids app despite expert criticism - | WBTV Charlotte
‘Definitely Dehumanizing:’ Students Fundraise For Foster Children
Bryce Brentz, Boston Red Sox outfielder, became a dad Tuesday and his daughter has meaningful name thanks to mom
2018-02-20 02:00:28 FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Bryce Brentz arrived at Red Sox spring training camp a new dad. He and his wife Anne Marie had their first child, a baby girl, this past Tuesday at 5:30 a.m. "It was short lived because I had to come down here," Brentz said. "I think I might be the only person to come to spring training to get sleep   Read More ...
LaVar Ball has painting of his sons on the Lakers
2018-02-20 01:01:08 Though the route is different, LaVar Ball's strategy to get his younger sons, LiAngelo and LaMelo, on the Lakers seems to be the same as how he approached it for Lonzo. "Speak it into existence." In the latest episode of the Facebook series, Ball in the Family, LaVar was looking at a Bleacher Report edit showing all three of his sons admiring their retired Lakers jerseys in the rafters   Read More ...
Husband accidentally runs over, kills wife on school campus - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-02-20 00:01:41 NEW ROADS, LA (WAFB) - A female employee at False River Academy died Monday afternoon in a vehicle accident that happened on the school's campus. The woman was accidentally struck by her 74-year-old husband and crushed between his truck and a school bus, according to the New Roads Police Department. She was 66-years-old. The New Roads Police Department has identified the victim as Edith Atkinson   Read More ...
Birth control delivered via Nurx app now available in Ohio
2018-02-20 00:01:05 The Case Western Reserve University doctoral student wasn't happy with her current birth control pill. When she raised her concern with her primary care physician, he referred her to an ob/gyn. That meant waiting for another appointment that would need to be squeezed into her already-full days. Instead Trimpey, 30, signed onto the Nurx app and answered questions about her health   Read More ...
Rabbi, 2 others accused of trafficking, prostituting teen girl
2018-02-19 21:01:14 Three people, including a New Jersey rabbi, are facing charges in connection with the human trafficking and prostitution of a teenage girl.   Read More ...
Céline Dion says her late husband is only man she’s ever kissed
2018-02-19 20:48:12 In a recent interview with The Project, 49-year-old music legend Céline Dion got candid about the 2016 death of her husband and manager René Angélil. Dion described what it felt like to lose Angélil — who died at age 73 after a cancer battle —after decades of marriage. “For three years, my husband did not have a sip of water or food   Read More ...
LeBron James' Kids Fitted in Over $3k of Gucci Merch at All-Star Game
2018-02-19 20:22:07 Captain LeBron won MVP at the All-Star game ... but his offspring were the ones rockin' garments fit for a King. LeBron snapped a pic with his 3 kids after downing Team Steph -- and they were all fitted in super expensive gear from Gucci, one of his favorite designer brands. The lineup ... 3-year-old: Zhuri: $410 Gucci princetown slipper-shoes and $365 Gucci tiger hoodie   Read More ...
More U.S. babies dying of suffocation, often in bed
2018-02-19 20:09:49 From 1999 to 2015, the suffocation death rate for babies younger than 1 year climbed from 12.4 to 28.3 fatalities for every 1,000 U.S. infants, researchers report in Pediatrics. In 2015 alone, this translated into 1,100 infant deaths that were entirely preventable. The majority of these suffocation fatalities occurred while babies were in bed. “It may be that parents are not following `safe sleep’ recommendations to place infants in beds without stuffed animals, soft blankets, pillows, and other items that could cause suffocation,” said study co-author David Schwebel of the University of Alabama at Birmingham   Read More ...
Serious knee injuries increasing in kids and teens
2018-02-19 19:42:41 Injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) “are a significant public health issue” that put youngsters at risk for developing future health problems, said Dr. Louise Shaw of the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Victoria, Australia, coauthor of an infographic published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Over the course of a decade, the annual rate increase of ACL injuries in children and teens in the state of Victoria was nearly 148 percent, Shaw and colleagues report   Read More ...
Mother serves jail time after baptizing daughter without permission of girl's father
2018-02-19 19:17:41 CHARLOTTE, NC (WCMH) — A North Carolina mother is behind bars after she baptized her daughter without the permission of the girl’s father. Kendra Stocks has been ordered to spend seven days in jail after a judge found her in contempt of court for baptizing her daughter. “It’s just very sad,” Stocks told WSOC. “It’s all a very sad situation.” Stocks and the girl’s father, Paul Schaff, have been involved in a custody battle for the past couple years   Read More ...
Trump pushes for limits on immigrants bringing family
2018-02-19 19:08:59 New York – When the U.S. government approved Ricardo Magpantay, his wife and young children to immigrate to America from the Philippines, it was 1991. By the time a visa was available, it was 2005, and his children couldn’t come with him because they were now adults. More than a decade later, his children are still waiting. Magpantay gets worried when he hears the White House is aiming to limit the relatives that immigrants-turned-citizens can sponsor, a profound change to a fundamental piece of the American immigration system   Read More ...
Khloé Kardashian Is Still Missing Her Pre-Pregnancy Body: 'I'll See You Very Soon!'
2018-02-19 19:04:27 Khloé Kardashian only has a few more weeks to go of her pregnancy, but she’s still pining for her “old body.” The mom-to-be, 33, shared photos of her outfit from the pre-taped episode of Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian that aired Sunday night, and reminisced about her pre-pregnancy body. “Old pics [crying emoji] but I’m loving My Revenge Body looks on tonight’s episode!!” Kardashian posted on Instagram   Read More ...
Facebook forges ahead with kids app despite expert criticism
2018-02-19 19:00:51 Facebook forges ahead with kids app despite expert criticism "It is disturbing that Facebook, in the face of widespread concern, is aggressively marketing Messenger Kids to even more children," the Campaign For a Commercial-Free Childhood said in a statement this week. BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS , Updated: February 19, 2018 10:32 am NEW YORK | Facebook is forging ahead with its messaging app for kids, despite child experts who have pressed the company to shut it down and others who question Facebook’s financial support of some advisers who approved of the app   Read More ...
Watch: Two kids try to sneak into 'Black Panther' as one really tall man
2018-02-19 18:45:29 Published 9:38 am, Monday, February 19, 2018 You have to give them points for trying. Two boys went viral on Friday after trying to get the two-for-one special while seeing "Black Panther." Their disguise? A very long trench coat with one person sitting on the other's shoulders, looking like a very tall man. In the video posted by Twitter user @stevelikescups, people are heard and seen snickering as the pair wait in line, towering over other movie patrons   Read More ...
Trump revives push for limits on immigrants bringing family
2018-02-19 18:38:52 NEW YORK (AP) — When the U.S. government approved Ricardo Magpantay, his wife and young children to immigrate to America from the Philippines, it was 1991. By the time a visa was available, it was 2005, and his children couldn't come with him because they were now adults. More than a decade later, his children are still waiting. Magpantay gets worried when he hears the White House is aiming to limit the relatives that immigrants-turned-citizens can sponsor, a profound change to a fundamental piece of the American immigration system   Read More ...
Father Upset With Uber For Not Checking Teen Girl’s ID
2018-02-19 18:21:07 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)– A father in Colorado Springs is upset with Uber after his underage daughter and her friends took rides in the middle of the night. The girl’s mother caught the 14-year-old sneaking back into the house at 3:30 a.m. Her father admits that his daughter should not have been sneaking out in the first place. But he says the Uber driver broke the rules by not asking for her ID   Read More ...
Trump revives push for limits on immigrants bringing family
2018-02-19 18:19:34 NEW YORK (AP) - When the U.S. government approved Ricardo Magpantay, his wife and young children to immigrate to America from the Philippines, it was 1991. By the time a visa was available, it was 2005, and his children couldn't come with him because they were now adults. More than a decade later, his children are still waiting. Magpantay gets worried when he hears the White House is aiming to limit the relatives that immigrants-turned-citizens can sponsor, a profound change to a fundamental piece of the American immigration system   Read More ...
Once Abused and Neglected, Canadian Rescue Dog Finds Happiness by a Toddler's Side
2018-02-19 18:13:13 On the day that Elizabeth Spence brought her third-born child, Archie, home from the hospital, she immediately noticed something unusual — not with her newborn, but with one of the family’s rescue dogs, an English pointer named Nora. Caged outside at a puppy mill, with chain burns around her neck and urine stains on her feet, Nora was skittish and easily frightened when Elizabeth, a homemaker, and her husband, Michael Aporius, a newspaper media director, adopted her in 2009 and brought her to their home in Winnipeg, Canada   Read More ...
Trump revives push for limits on immigrants bringing family
2018-02-19 18:12:21 NEW YORK (AP) — When the U.S. government approved Ricardo Magpantay, his wife and young children to immigrate to America from the Philippines, it was 1991. By the time a visa was available, it was 2005, and his children couldn't come with him because they were now adults. More than a decade later, his children are still waiting. Magpantay gets worried when he hears the White House is aiming to limit the relatives that immigrants-turned-citizens can sponsor, a profound change to a fundamental piece of the American immigration system   Read More ...
Mom saves daughter's life by Googling her symptoms, coming up with rare cancer
2018-02-19 18:09:42 A vigilant mother saved her child’s life when she realized her daughter's bruises were an indication of blood cancer she had read about after Googling the symptoms. When Laura Handley first noticed marks on her daughter Tazmin’s body, she figured it was due to her clumsiness. The mother from England even dismissed complaints of night sweats and muscle pain as nothing serious, until she read a tragic story of a teen who had the same symptoms and died   Read More ...
Pregnant Chrissy Teigen Doesn't Have a Name for Son on the Way: 'Boy Names Are Really Tough'
2018-02-19 18:05:58 Model, television host and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen also revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she's due to give birth in June.   Read More ...
Khloé Kardashian Faces Scary Pregnancy Struggles After Doctor's Visit on  'I Can't Walk'
2018-02-19 18:05:54 Khloé Kardashian is letting the Keeping Up with the Kardashians cameras capture her journey to motherhood. A sneak peek at Sunday’s brand new episode teases an upcoming doctor’s visit for the mom-to-be — and some potentially scary complications. “Literally, I can’t walk,” she tells sister Kim and Kourtney Kardashian. “Can you text your doctor right now?” suggests Kourtney, 38. Kardashian, 33, is currently expecting her first child, a baby boy, with boyfriend Tristan Thompson   Read More ...
‘Teen Mom 2’: Briana DeJesus Claims Javi Marroquin Is ‘Harassing’ Her Post Break Up, Reports ‘OK!’
2018-02-19 17:04:34 Briana and Javi speak out on their rocky relationship post breakup. star Briana DeJesus is reportedly still dealing with the aftermath of her break up with co-star Javi Marroquin. Briana and Javi, who dated for a few months before calling it quits in early 2018, are now engaging in a social media war of words. According to a Feb. 19 report by OK! Magazine, Briana DeJesus dished on some claims about her relationship and break up with Javi Marroquin   Read More ...
Husband’s ‘Cheap’ Valentine’s Day Present, A $10 Lottery Scratch Off, Turns Into A $100,000 Win
2018-02-19 17:04:31 An Iowa husband's 'cheap' Valentine's Day gift pays off in a big way! An Iowa husband decided on a whim to buy his beloved wife a $10 scratch-off lottery ticket, and it really paid off: The ticket was a $100,000 winner. As you can imagine, the wife was thrilled with the “cheap” gift. Don Holmes decide to buy his wife a lottery scratch-off ticket on Valentine’s Day   Read More ...
Teen girl, accomplice arrested in alleged staged carjacking near Rayford Road
2018-02-19 16:44:30 A teen girl and boy were arrested in Montgomery County on Saturday, accused of staging a carjacking of the teen girl's father in an attempt to get money. Susan Marie Mize, 17, was arrested the night of Feb. 17, after two males including the 16-year-old male approached the vehicle with Mize and her father inside near Rayford Road and used a gun to gain access to the car, authorities stated   Read More ...
Facebook forges ahead with kids app despite expert criticism
2018-02-19 16:43:38 NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is forging ahead with its messaging app for kids, despite child experts who have pressed the company to shut it down and others who question Facebook's financial support of some advisers who approved of the app. Messenger Kids lets kids under 13 chat with friends and family. It displays no ads and lets parents approve who their children message   Read More ...
Child, 3 adults shot outside Texas restaurant
2018-02-19 16:07:44 SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Police say a masked shooter opened fire on a group of people outside a restaurant in San Antonio, wounding a 6-year-old boy and three adults. Police Chief William McManus says two of the adults’ injuries are life-threatening. He says the boy was shot in the leg and is expected to survive. Police say the shooting occurred 8:40 p   Read More ...
Woman shoots husband while aiming for man husband is fighting with
2018-02-19 15:44:30 A woman on the east side of Detroit accidentally shot her husband Sunday night while attempting to shoot another man her husband was fighting with. Detroit police were called to the 2000 block of Atkinson Sunday night for a non-fatal shooting emergency. According to officers at the scene, two men were engaged in a physical altercation outside. The wife of one man produced a firearm and fired at least one shot from her home   Read More ...
After a school shooting, are parents to blame?
2018-02-19 15:32:56 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz is described by his classmates and investigators as a troubled teen with a history of "disturbing" posts on social media. Cruz is charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder in Wednesday's Florida high school shooting. Family matters. But not in the way some may think. Last week, a 19-year-old with an AR-15-style assault weapon was accused of walking into a Florida high school and killing 17 people   Read More ...
area mommy blogger suggests these 3 February break activities
2018-02-19 15:11:30 Children across the area are looking forward to a week off from school for February break. Parents are probably wondering how best to fill up the days. “Don’t stress out if you don’t have a ton planned,” said Kristin Quinn, a South Shore mother of three kids ages 6, 4, and 10 months who runs the nationally-recognized parenting blog Misadventures in Mommyhood   Read More ...
‘Teen Mom 2’: Kailyn Lowry Says She Once Bailed Jenelle Evans Out Of Jail, Reports ‘In Touch’
2018-02-19 15:05:25 The feud between Kailyn Lowry and Jenelle Evans continues. star Kailyn Lowry and her co-star, Jenelle Evans, continue to battle it out on social media. The MTV stars have been feuding off and on for years. However, Kailyn’s recent podcast seemed to reignite the feud as Lowry and another co-star, Leah Messer, spoke out about the behavior of Jenelle’s husband, David Eason, at the most recent reunion filming   Read More ...
Child, 3 adults shot outside Texas restaurant
2018-02-19 14:42:02 SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Police say a masked shooter opened fire on a group of people outside a restaurant in San Antonio, wounding a 6-year-old boy and three adults. Police Chief William McManus says two of the adults' injuries are life-threatening. He says the boy was shot in the leg and is expected to survive. Police say the shooting occurred 8:40 p   Read More ...
Child, 3 adults shot outside Texas restaurant
2018-02-19 14:13:31 SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Police say a masked shooter opened fire on a group of people outside a restaurant in San Antonio, wounding a 6-year-old boy and three adults. Police Chief William McManus says two of the adults' injuries are life-threatening. He says the boy was shot in the leg and is expected to survive. Police say the shooting occurred 8:40 p   Read More ...
8 people, including young children, escape house fire
2018-02-19 13:38:50 RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Eight people, including five children, escaped from a house fire in Rapid City. Fire officials say the family had an escape plan and the children, ages 3 to 13, following the route to safety Sunday afternoon. The fire apparently started in a garage below the home and spread to the living area. The cause is under investigation   Read More ...
Duckworth using pregnancy to educate male-dominated Senate
2018-02-19 13:11:37 WASHINGTON (AP) _ Breaking barriers is nothing new for Sen. Tammy Duckworth, and that’s the way she likes it. The Iraqi War veteran, who lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down, is an Asian-American woman in the mostly-white, mostly-male Senate. With a baby due in April, she’ll become the first senator to give birth while in office. Along with her legislative and political goals, the Illinois Democrat is adding a new one: educating the tradition-bound Senate on creating a workplace that makes room for new moms   Read More ...
6-year-old Norwalk girl becomes 2nd Connecticut child to die from flu
2018-02-19 13:09:10 Related Coverage NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH)– The flu has claimed dozens of lives in Connecticut this year. It’s not unusual for senior citizens to succumb, but the latest is a 6 year-old girl from Norwalk. The New Haven Register reports her name was Emma Splan, and she went to Columbus Magnet School. There have been more than 70 deaths from the flu in Connecticut this season, and Emma is the second child   Read More ...
Father who forgave son for family's murder asks Texas to spare his life
2018-02-19 13:05:30 A Texas man who survived a deadly domestic attack hatched by hisson is pushing the state to grant clemency to the condemned man, although it has never spared a death row inmate solely at the formal request of the victim’s family. Thomas “Bart” Whitaker is set to be put to death by lethal injection on Feb. 22 for masterminding a 2003 plot near Houston that left his mother Tricia, 51, and brother Keith, 19, dead and his fatherKent with a bullet wound near his heart   Read More ...
Tia Mowry Stuns In Make-Up Free Photo Showing Off Growing Baby Bump, ‘Hello 3rd Trimester’
2018-02-19 13:03:53 Pregnant Tia Mowry is wowing fans with her latest baby bump photo as she enters her third trimester. Pregnant Tia Mowry is stunning fans with a makeup free selfie while entering her third trimester. The star took to Instagram to share a new photo of herself with her followers to how she stylishly celebrated her seventh month of pregnancy with her second child, where she wowed fans by going makeup free as she proudly cradled her baby bump   Read More ...
Ask Amy: Grieving parent wonders how to respond
2018-02-19 12:43:35 Dear Amy: I’m wondering how to respond to people inquiring about your children when one of them died in the not-too-distant past. My 35-year-old daughter died last summer, after a hellish battle with cancer. We are all, of course, still struggling with grief, though we’ve had great support and the impacts are diminishing over time. My struggle is with questions like, “Do you have children?” “How many children do you have?” “How’s your family?” and similar questions that arise in casual conversation, or with people you’ve not seen for several years   Read More ...
Texas father of death-row-inmate son who planned family murders asks for mercy
2018-02-19 12:11:12 The father of a Texas man set to die for planning a deadly domestic violence attack in 2003 reportedly asked the state last week to spare his son’s death. Kent Whitaker survived the attack setup by Thomas Whitaker that left his wife Tricia and his other son Keith dead. He suffered a bullet wound near his heart, according to Reuters. “I am going to be thrown into a deeper grief at the hands of the state of Texas, in the name of justice,” Whitaker said in a meeting with David Gutierrez, the chairman of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles in Austin, according to the Austin American-Statesman   Read More ...