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Report: Blackout Challenge Is Killing a Kid Per Month

Bloomberg looks at how TikTok's growth goals conflict with moderation needs

(Newser) - Lawsuits linking TikTok to children's deaths only point to a problem that continues to risk lives behind the headlines, according to Bloomberg , which finds the "blackout challenge" has been linked to the deaths of at least 20 children aged 14 and younger within the last 18 months. Fifteen...

Mom Accused in Deaths of Kids Found in Suitcases Extradited

Unnamed woman taken from South Korea to New Zealand

(Newser) - The 42-year-old woman accused of murdering her children and hiding their remains inside suitcases that were later purchased at auction has been extradited from South Korea to New Zealand. The unnamed woman arrived in Auckland Tuesday, will spend the night in jail, and will appear in court Wednesday to face...

Encounter With Giraffe at Game Preserve Turns Deadly

Toddler dies, mother in critical condition following incident in South Africa

(Newser) - A toddler has died and her mother is fighting for her life after the pair were reportedly trampled by a giraffe on a South African game preserve. The incident happened around 4pm local time on Wednesday at the luxury Kuleni Game Park in KwaZulu-Natal province on the country's east...

Cops: Infant, Toddler Fatally Mauled by Family's Dogs

Mom is in critical condition after attack in Shelby County, Tenn.

(Newser) - Authorities are delivering grim news out of Tennessee, where they say an infant and toddler were fatally mauled by their family's dogs, an attack that left their mother badly injured. Per FOX 5 Atlanta , a tweet from the Shelby County Sheriff's Office late Wednesday relayed that detectives were...

Girl, 12, Shot Father, Self as Part of Murder Pact With Friend: Cops
Girl Who Shot Dad, Self
in Murder Pact Is Dead
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Girl Who Shot Dad, Self in Murder Pact Is Dead

Texas girl died of self-inflicted injuries, police say; her father is out of hospital

(Newser) - Update: The Texas girl who shot her father and then herself as part of a murder pact with a friend is dead. The unidentified 12-year-old died Sept. 22—two days after she was found with a gunshot wound to the head outside her Weatherford home, with a handgun beneath her,...

3-Year-Old Dies After Horrific Alleged Push by Aunt

Victoria Moreno shoved 3-year-old Josiah Brown off Chicago pier, watched him sink, prosecutors say

(Newser) - Update: A 3-year-old boy who authorities say was pushed off Chicago's Navy Pier into Lake Michigan by his aunt has died, the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office has announced, per the Chicago Sun-Times . The child, identified as Josiah Brown, was pronounced dead just after 10:15am on Sunday,...

Cops Find Man Shot Dead, Then Get Call About His Toddler

Police are investigating what they say was double homicide of dad, 2-year-old son in Houston

(Newser) - Houston police were searching Tuesday for a man they say is responsible for a double homicide of a 2-year-old boy and his father. Executive Assistant Police Chief Larry Satterwhite says officers were called to a shooting outside a strip mall southwest of downtown around 1:45pm, where they found a...

4 Students Overdose on Same Day—1 Fatally

Girl, 15, found dead in Los Angeles school bathroom; 2 teenage boys have been arrested

(Newser) - A 15-year-old girl bought pills at her high school before dying in a campus bathroom on Tuesday. But "this was not an overdose. This was murder," Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted Thursday after police made arrests in connection with the overdose death and the overdoses of three...

Amid Criticism on FDA Response, News of a 3rd Infant Death

FDA says investigation is in early stages on baby said to have consumed Abbott baby formula

(Newser) - The FDA has learned about the third death of an infant who reportedly consumed Abbott Laboratories' baby formula, linked to bacterial contamination. The agency said it received a consumer complaint related to the January death on June 10, per the Wall Street Journal . It had already disclosed that four infants...

GoFundMe Sets Up Hub to Keep Scammers From Uvalde Tragedy

Crowdfunding platform has verified fundraisers; blood donations, legal services also needed for Texas victims

(Newser) - Wanting to help victims and their families after a tragic event is a natural impulse, but avoiding scammers is key to making sure your money gets into the right hands. After Tuesday's mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, in which 19 children and two adults were...

Hospital Worker Arrested After Baby's 'Sudden' Death

Person in custody said to be nurse at Birmingham Children's Hospital, suspected of poisoning

(Newser) - Just hours after an infant died in the ICU at a prominent UK medical center, an arrest has been made. The BBC reports that a 27-year-old health worker was suspended from her job and brought into custody "on suspicion of administering poison with intent to endanger life." ITV...

11-Year-Old Walking With Her Family Shot in Bronx

Girl was shot as 2 people on a motorized scooter chased a man running down the sidewalk

(Newser) - A "senseless" shooting has claimed the life of an 11-year-old girl in New York City after a stray bullet hit her during a chase among strangers. CBS New York reports on the Monday afternoon shooting, which took place in the Longwood neighborhood of the Bronx around 5pm as the...

Utah Teen's Sand-Dune Tunnel Proved Fatal

Ian Spendlove's tunnel collapsed, trapping him for more than 20 minutes

(Newser) - A 13-year-old boy in Utah died after a tunnel he was digging in the side of a sand dune collapsed, trapping him. Ian Spendlove of Santa Clara had been digging just outside the campground area at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Kanab, near the Arizona border, when a...

Mom on 3-Year-Old's Alleged 'Exorcism' Death: 'It Is What It Is'

Claudia Elisia Hernandez Santos faces 25 years to life for her alleged role in the ceremony

(Newser) - A California mother who said her 3-year-old daughter would wake up screaming and crying at night took her to have her demons cast out. The girl didn't survive the exorcism. Claudia Elisia Hernandez Santos, mother of Arely Naomi Proctor, is charged with assault on a child resulting in death...

Mom Arrested After 3 Kids Found Dead in Calif. Home
Cops: Mother Said Teen
Helped Her Kill 3 Kids
UPDATED

Cops: Mother Said Teen Helped Her Kill 3 Kids

LAPD says 16-year-old is now in custody

(Newser) - Update: A mother accused of killing her three children over Mother's Day weekend has told police a 16-year-old helped her carry out the murders, the LAPD says. Angela Flores, 38, was booked on suspicion of three counts of murder Sunday after the bodies of the children—8-year-old twin boys...

Ex-Cop Charged With Murder in Shooting of Boy, 12

DA says Edsaul Mendoza shot TJ Siderio in the back at near-point blank range

(Newser) - Update: A former Philadelphia police officer who was fired after the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old in March has been charged with murder. Prosecutors say the shot that killed Thomas "TJ" Siderio was fired from near-point blank range while the boy was unarmed and "essentially face down on...

After Mom Hits Curb, Goes Into Pond, 3 Young Brothers Die

They were trapped in car seats in Michigan tragedy

(Newser) - Unimaginable tragedy in Michigan on Thursday, when a mom driving her three sons ended up in a frozen pond—trapping the boys fatally. The unnamed 30-year-old swerved into oncoming traffic for unknown reasons before hitting a curb and rolling into the retention pond around 11am, CNN reports. She was able...

Suit: Jail Staff Ignored Pleas of Woman in Labor, to Tragic End

Tiana Hill says her infant died 4 days after birth due to sheriff's, prison medical staff's negligence

(Newser) - A Georgia mother has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Clayton County after she gave birth while in jail there and her baby died. The New York Times reports that the federal complaint by Tiana Hill accuses Sheriff Victor Hill (no relation) and the medical staff at the Clayton County...

4-Year-Old in Car With Mom Fatally Shoots Himself

Mom, friend were getting high in the front seat, police say

(Newser) - Tragedy in Louisiana, where a 4-year-old boy fatally shot himself with a gun he found in his mom's car Saturday. Jarion Walker was in the back seat of the car with his two younger siblings, ages 22 months and about one year, while their mother and another adult smoked...

Skier May Face Manslaughter Charges After Deadly Collision

Girl, 5, killed when man crashed into her on the slopes

(Newser) - A skier is being held on suspicion of manslaughter after a collision in the French Alps on Saturday that left a 5-year-old dead. The British girl was taking a ski lesson on an easy-level ski run in clear weather, Yahoo News reports. She was last in line behind the instructor...

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