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Teen Acts on 'Instinct' During Texas Shark Attack

Oklahoma's Damiana Humphrey should make a full recovery after incident in Galveston

(Newser) - An Oklahoma teen vacationing with her family in Texas last week got quite the shock while swimming at a beach in Galveston. Per FOX 26 , Damiana Humphrey, 19, her siblings, and another family member were in water up to their waists off of Jamaica Beach on the evening of May...

Teen Survives 400-Foot Fall Where Others Have Perished

His 400-foot plummet near Washington state's High Steel Bridge left him scraped up but otherwise OK

(Newser) - A teen is lucky to be alive after plummeting 400 feet in a Washington state canyon. "We've told people to stay off these trails because they're dangerous, but people either haven't seen the warning signs or are disregarding it," Tim Ripp of the Mason County...

Teenage Employment Is Making a Comeback

Rate is rising after decades of decline

(Newser) - Teen jobs are making a comeback. A decades-long decline in teen employment that accelerated after the turn of the century is being reversed by Generation Z, and the share of teens working or looking for work recently hit a 14-year high of 38%, Axios reports. That's still a long...

Cops Say DUI Teen Killed 2. Initial Punishment? An Essay

Outrage in India eventually led to 17-year-old's bail being revoked; he may now be charged as adult

(Newser) - There's outrage in India over a teen who cops say killed two people after driving while drunk. The Independent reports that the unnamed 17-year-old from Pune, in the state of Maharashtra, was driving a Porsche before dawn on Sunday when he slammed into a motorbike carrying two 20-something software...

5 Teens Shot During 'Senior Skip Day' in Park

One is in critical condition after Friday shooting in Schrom Hills Park in Greenbelt, Maryland

(Newser) - Hundreds of high school students descended upon Schrom Hills Park in Greenbelt, Maryland, on Friday, celebrating what's popularly known in the area as "Senior Skip Day." Gunfire marred the festivities, however, leaving five teens injured, police say, per CBS News . Greenbelt Police Chief Richard Bowers says that...

Chemistry Explains Teens' 'Goat-like' Smell
Researchers Pinpoint
Why Teenagers Stink
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Researchers Pinpoint Why Teenagers Stink

Chemicals produce 'goat-like' smell

(Newser) - While it doesn't take a team of scientists to determine that teens tend to smell worse than toddlers, researchers say they've pinpointed the cause of what they describe as the "less pleasant body odor of teenagers." In a study published in the journal Communications Chemistry , researchers...

'Diet Weed' Is Teens' Latest Kick
Teens Have a New Marijuana
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Teens Have a New Marijuana Workaround: 'Diet Weed'

Researchers say 'appreciable' number of high school seniors are using delta-8, a cannabis compound

(Newser) - In some states, pot hasn't yet been legalized, and even in states where it has been, you have to be 21 to legally consume it. But teens across the US have found a workaround of sorts—a less-potent, more readily available form of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive compound...

Missing Autistic Teen Found 200 Miles Away From Home

13-year-old boy went missing from home in Tucson, turns up in New Mexico

(Newser) - A missing teen with autism has been found in New Mexico—about 200 miles away from his home in southern Arizona, according to New Mexico State Police. The 13-year-old, Marcus Tessier, turned up at a Walmart in Deming on Tuesday after going missing the night before from his family's...

One Teen Arrested, 8 Sought After Brazen Theft of Luxury Cars

Authorities say suspects stole 9 luxury vehicles from dealership in Waukesha, Wisconsin

(Newser) - Authorities are looking for a group of car thieves in Wisconsin who broke into a luxury car dealer earlier this month and drove off the lot with nine high-end vehicles. NBC News reports that the incident took place on Feb. 18 at the Jaguar-Land Rover dealership in Waukesha, where the...

Teens Sentenced to Life for Brianna Ghey Murder

The pair, now both 16, had plotted February 2023 slaying of transgender girl for weeks

(Newser) - The two teens convicted in the killing of Brianna Ghey have found out their fate. The AP reports the pair, now IDed as Scarlett Jenkinson and Eddie Ratcliffe, both 16, received life sentences on Friday, with Jenkinson not eligible for parole till she's served at least 22 years, while...

Apple, Google Pull App Linked to Sextortion Scams

Wizz, a Tinder-style app aimed at teens, says it's trying to remedy the 'technical hiccup'

(Newser) - A Tinder-style app geared toward teens has been yanked from both Apple and Google's app portals after warnings about sextortion. NBC News reports that, according to emails it viewed, Wizz was pulled on Tuesday from the Apple App Store following pushback from the National Center on Sexual Exploitation on...

Disqualified Russian Skater Means US Earns Olympic Gold

Teen Kamila Valieva's doping case caused 'turmoil' at 2022 Games in Beijing

(Newser) - Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva was disqualified from the 2022 Olympics on Monday, almost two years after her doping case caused turmoil at the Beijing Games. The verdict from the Court of Arbitration for Sport means the Russians are set to be stripped of the gold medal in figure skating'...

13-Year-Old Is First Person to 'Break' Tetris
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13-Year-Old Is First Person to 'Break' Tetris

No one thought the video game could be beat, but Willis 'blue scuti' Gibson proved everyone wrong

(Newser) - Since its inception, the NES version of Tetris had been considered an impossible game to beat. After more than three decades, however, a 13-year-old has now done the impossible. Popular Science reports on the "wunderkind" Willis Gibson, 13, who at the end of December reached what's called the...

Texas Cops Have a Big Clue in Killing of Pregnant Teen

San Antonio police release video showing 2 persons of interest after double murder

(Newser) - On Thursday, the medical examiner in Texas' Bexar County officially identified two bodies found in a car Tuesday in San Antonio as those of pregnant 18-year-old Savanah Soto and her boyfriend, 22-year-old Matthew Guerra. KSAT notes that the cause of death for both was listed as a gunshot wound to...

Cops: Teen Angry Over Christmas Gifts Fatally Shot Sister

Teen boys, 14 and 15, are now in custody in Pinellas County, Florida

(Newser) - A Christmas shopping trip ended in tragedy for one Florida family. Per NBC Miami and WFLA , authorities in Pinellas County say a 14-year-old became upset on Christmas Eve after believing his 15-year-old brother was getting more gifts for the holiday and pulled a gun on him at their grandmother's...

He Passed State Bar at 17: 'It Was Not Easy'

California's Peter Park may be the youngest ever to do so in the state

(Newser) - Most teens head to college after graduating high school. Peter Park is a little ahead of the game—the 18-year-old was sworn in last week as what may be California's youngest practicing prosecutor, per UPI . According to a release from the Tulare County District Attorney's Office, where Park...

6 Teens Guilty for Role in Teacher's Beheading

Defendants had testified they didn't know Samuel Paty would be killed by Islamic extremist

(Newser) - A French juvenile court on Friday convicted six teenagers for their roles in the beheading of a teacher by an Islamic extremist that shocked the country. Teacher Samuel Paty was killed outside his school in 2020 after showing his class cartoons of the prophet of Islam during a debate on...

17-Year-Old Caught After Prison Break Does It Again

David Atkins, 17, slipped out of Baton Rouge detention facility on Saturday with another teen

(Newser) - Louisiana police have their hands full with a murder suspect, who has escaped youth jail there not once but twice this month. CBS News reports that two teens slipped out of the East Baton Rouge Juvenile Detention Center on Saturday night, though authorities aren't yet sure how. WAFB identifies...

3 Teen Girls Get 20 Years in 'Heinous' Carjacking Death

New Orleans teens pleaded guilty to reduced charge in death of Linda Frickey, 73

(Newser) - Three teenage girls involved in the dragging death of a woman whose arm was severed during a carjacking in New Orleans last year pleaded guilty Monday to reduced charges and were sentenced to 20 years in prison. Briniyah Baker, 17; Lenyra Theophile, 16; and Mar'Qel Curtis, 16, pleaded guilty...

Iowa Teen Who Beat Teacher to Death Sobs in Apology

Jeremy Goodale, who acted with Willard Miller, gets life with possibility of parole in 25 years

(Newser) - An Iowa teen convicted in the 2021 beating death of a high school Spanish teacher was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison with a possibility of parole in 25 years, matching a requested sentence by prosecutors, per the AP . A judge sentenced Jeremy Goodale for his role in killing Nohema...

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