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Nicholas Kristof: Too Many Children Are Dying in Gaza

'New York Times' columnist writes that Israel's indiscriminate bombing is wrong on all counts

(Newser) - "We can and should despise Hamas," writes Nicholas Kristof, who describes the Oct. 7 assault on Israeli civilians as pure "savagery." What's more, Hamas is now using Palestinian civilians, including children, as human shields. But in a New York Times essay, Kristof makes the case...

Mom Arrested 35 Years After Girl Found Dead in Concrete

Kenyatta Odom, 5, was killed by her mother and the mother's boyfriend in 1988: Georgia indictment

(Newser) - A man was walking through the woods near Millwood, Georgia, days before Christmas in 1988, when he came upon a TV cabinet encased in concrete, which he correctly viewed as suspicious, per WVIT . He called the Ware County Sheriff's Office, which sent detectives to investigate. "I really was...

3 Boys 'Paid the Ultimate Price' for Mom's Addiction

Leticia Gonzales of Michigan to serve up to 5 years for DUI crash that killed her young sons

(Newser) - A western Michigan woman was sentenced to up to five years in prison Monday for a crash in which her three young sons drowned after her SUV plunged into an ice-covered pond, per the AP . Leticia Gonzales, 31, had pleaded no contest in August to operating while intoxicated causing serious...

Maker of Chip in Online Dare Pulls Product After Boy's Death

Harris Wolobah complained of stomach pain after eating the chip

(Newser) - The company that makes the tortilla chip involved in a social media challenge said Thursday it has asked retailers to pull the product after the death of a 14-year-old boy. Paqui, a subsidiary of the Hershey Co., posted a statement on its website saying the company is "deeply saddened...

Two 4-Year-Olds Die in Toy Box
Two 4-Year-Olds Die in Toy Box

Two 4-Year-Olds Die in Toy Box

No charges have been filed in Jacksonville deaths

(Newser) - Two 4-year-olds in Jacksonville died last weekend in what is believed to be a tragedy that federal regulators have long sought to prevent. The children "were pronounced deceased after they were found unresponsive in a footlocker/toybox while playing at home," the Florida Department of Children and Families said...

In Ohio, Fatal Bus Crash Shatters First Day of School

Child died after being ejected; dozens of others were injured, 1 seriously

(Newser) - A minivan collided with a school bus setting out on the first day of school Tuesday in Ohio, sending the bus off the roadway, where it overturned, leaving a child dead. The elementary school student from the Northwestern Local School District was ejected from the bus, which was carrying a...

On Migrant Bus From Texas to Chicago, a 'Tragic Situation'

3-year-old dies after health issues during trip, part of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's Operation Lone Star

(Newser) - A 3-year-old traveling on a bus of asylum-seekers headed from Texas to Chicago died before reaching that destination. ABC News reports that confirmation of the child's death came via a spokesperson for the Illinois Department of Public Health, who noted the agency is working with local and state law...

Mom Fatally Strikes Her Daughter, 6, With Boat Propeller

Mom was about to pull dad on wakeboard, didn't realize their daughter was in the water

(Newser) - A day out on the lake turned unimaginably horrific in Arizona on Friday when a little girl's mother accidentally hit the child with a boat propeller, killing her. Police say two families, making up a group of 12 people total, went out around 7am on a boat on Lake...

2-Year-Old Dies From Brain-Eating Amoeba

Woodrow Bundy likely acquired infection at natural hot spring in Nevada

(Newser) - A 2-year-old boy in Nevada has died from a rare brain-eating amoeba infection, apparently acquired at a local hot spring. Authorities have not named the child, though family members identify him as Woodrow Bundy, per KVVU . He is believed to have contracted the brain-eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri , while visiting Ash...

Boy, 7, Fatally Struck by Golf Cart Brother, 3, Was Driving

Tragedy struck in Fort Myers, Florida

(Newser) - On Monday afternoon in Florida, the unimaginable: A 7-year-old boy was struck and killed by a golf cart, which was being driven by his 3-year-old brother. The younger child was approaching a right curve near a home on a street when the cart hit the older child, who was standing...

Yet Another School Attack in China Leaves 6 Dead

Stabbing in Lianjiang is latest of its kind, renewing talk of school safety in gun-shy China

(Newser) - Six people are dead and one injured after a stabbing attack at a kindergarten in southeastern China. The rampage took place Monday morning, starting at around 7:40am, in the city of Lianjiang in Guangdong province, and a 25-year-old man was arrested afterward, according to local police and media. A...

Cops: Man Fatally Shot Estranged Wife, 4 Others

Tennessee police at burning home where 3 kids died say gunman Gary Barnett also killed himself

(Newser) - Six people are dead in Tennessee, including three children, after police responding to a call of gunfire showed up at the scene to find a house on fire. Marion County Sheriff Bo Burnett tells WRCB that the call in Marion County came in around 8:45pm on Thursday, at which...

Teen Killed in Outer Banks When Sand Dune Collapses

Trapped him in a hole that had been dug into the side

(Newser) - A 17-year-old boy visiting North Carolina's Outer Banks from Virginia died when a hole dug into the side of a sand dune collapsed on top of him Saturday. "At approximately 2pm, seashore law enforcement rangers responded to a 911 call regarding a teenager trapped in a hole,"...

6 Girls Killed in Tennessee Car Crash

Victims ranging in age from 1 to 18 were ejected from vehicle on Interstate 24

(Newser) - A car crash killed six young girls, including a 1-year-old infant, after they were ejected from their vehicle early Sunday on a freeway in middle Tennessee, per the AP and NBC News . Two adults were injured, one of them critically. Emergency crews found a car upside down with extensive damage...

Driver in Horrific Crash That Killed 5 Kids Was 16, Had No License

Police say 16-year-old was behind wheel of Nissan Rogue that veered off New York highway, hit tree

(Newser) - Police say the 16-year-old boy who was driving when an SUV crashed in New York Sunday, killing five of the six children aboard, did not have his license or a driving permit. The children were all related, and the group included two sets of siblings, the AP reports. They've...

'Miracle' Boy's Twisted Ankle Leads to Tragic Death
'For This to Kill Him in Just
a Matter of Days Was Crazy'
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'For This to Kill Him in Just a Matter of Days Was Crazy'

Jesse Brown, 11, dies after hurting his ankle on treadmill, contracting flesh-eating infection

(Newser) - A fifth-grader in Florida who hurt his ankle on the treadmill is now dead, and his family is trying to raise awareness on the abrupt way in which he died. Megan Brown tells FOX 35 that her younger cousin, 11-year-old Jesse Brown of Winter Park, rolled on his ankle while...

Boy Dies After 'the Most Exciting Moment of His Life'

He suffered cardiac arrest during his first bull riding event

(Newser) - A 14-year-old boy is dead after riding a bull for the first time at a North Carolina rodeo. The family of Denim Bradshaw says he got in the ring at the Rafter K. Rodeo Winter Series at American Legion Post 290 in the city of King on Saturday night, and...

Surviving Child of Massachusetts Tragedy Dies

Duxbury infant succumbs to injuries days after 2 older siblings died, allegedly at hands of mother

(Newser) - Prosecutors have said they plan to file murder charges against a Massachusetts mother in the deaths of her two young children on Tuesday, after which she apparently tried to take her own life. Now, those charges may be upgraded further: The Plymouth County District Attorney's Office says that the...

DA Says Mother Will Be Charged With Killing 2 Kids

The Massachusetts woman, Lindsay Clancy, was hospitalized after suicide attempt

(Newser) - A Duxbury, Massachusetts, woman hospitalized after an apparent suicide attempt Tuesday night will be charged with murdering two of her children when it becomes possible to do so, prosecutors say. Authorities say Lindsay Clancy, 32, is suspected of strangling 5-year-old Cora and 3-year-old Dawson, NBC Boston reports. A third child,...

Couple Said to Reject Modern Meds Charged After Baby Dies

Cops: Pennsylvania mom didn't call 911 when newborn started 'turning blue'; now, involuntary manslaughter charges

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania couple who say they don't believe in conventional medicine and failed to take their ailing newborn son to the hospital are now facing involuntary manslaughter charges after the infant died. NBC News cites a release from the office of state Attorney General Josh Shapiro that lays out...

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