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Lifeguards Left Coney Island. Then Came the 911 Call

Teen sisters, ages 17 and 18, drowned on Friday amid rip current warnings

(Newser) - Two teenagers drowned while swimming at New York's Coney Island Beach in Brooklyn, police said. Police received an emergency call for a water rescue in the area of Stillwell Avenue and Boardwalk West at 8:10pm ET on Friday, the NYPD said in a statement, per the AP and...

Elephant Twins Are Rare. This Set, Even Rarer

Brother-sister pair born in Thailand was almost a tragedy, but all is now well for mom and babies

(Newser) - Buddhist monks in Thailand on Friday blessed twin baby elephants, one male and the other female, a week after their rare birth came close to being a tragedy. Their mother, Chamchuri, gave birth to the pair on the night of June 7 at a camp in Thailand's ancient capital...

As Croc Attacked Woman, Her Twin Sprang Into Action

UK's Georgia Laurie will receive King's Gallantry Medal for saving her twin sister in Mexican river

(Newser) - A UK woman will receive a special honor from King Charles III for saving her twin sister from a crocodile attack a few years ago during a trip to Mexico. CBS News reports that the King's Gallantry Medal , conferred to civilians "for acts of exemplary bravery," will...

Brothers Say Tornado Carried Them Away

Roger and Royce Slatten recall locking eyes before home separated from foundation

(Newser) - Two brothers sucked from their home as a tornado ripped through Omaha , Nebraska, on Friday, lived to tell the tale. Roger Slatten says he got home just 60 seconds before the cyclone blew out the windows of the house he shares with his wife and brother in Omaha's Elkhorn...

Carjacker Orders Girl Out of Car, but She Wouldn't Leave Her Sister

Wisconsin girl, 8, praised for her quick-thinking

(Newser) - A dad's trip to the car wash with his two young daughters over the weekend could've ended in tragedy, but his 8-year-old's strategic thinking helped keep everyone safe. WISN reports that Adam Jorgenson was at the Kwik Trip in Oak Creek on Sunday morning, with 8-year-old Charley...

On a Florida Highway, a Tragic Scene

Cops: Toddler twins found dead in parked SUV, woman critically injured after jumping off overpass

(Newser) - A tragic scene unfolded early Friday along a South Florida highway, where police say twin toddlers were found dead in a parked SUV. Police in Miami-Dade County say they received multiple 911 calls around 2am reporting two young children in a vehicle alongside the Golden Glades Interchange, which is where...

True-Crime Podcasters Insist They 'Honor' Victims. It's a Lie

Annie Nichol, sister of the murdered Polly Klaas, slams the genre

(Newser) - If you're into true crime, you're not alone, as evidenced by the plethora of podcasts, books, and programs dedicated to the topic. One person who doesn't love this "obsession" with the genre: Annie Nichol, the sister of murder victim Polly Klaas, a 12-year-old Californian who was...

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More Siblings May Come With Poorer Mental Health

A new study found that mental health rates dropped for teens in larger families

(Newser) - More family, more problems? A new study suggests this may be the case for teens crowded by siblings. The Guardian breaks down the findings of lead author Doug Downey, a professor of sociology at Ohio State who analyzed the mental health of middle schoolers in China and the US. The...

Neighboring Towns Have 'Happy Coincidence' in Mayors

New Jersey brothers John and Vince Giovannitti will run Paulsboro and Gibbstown

(Newser) - Two neighboring New Jersey towns may feel even closer next year when they're governed by two brothers. As the AP reports, John Giovannitti, 61, will be sworn in Jan. 2 as mayor of Paulsboro, one day before newly reelected younger brother Vince Giovannitti, 57, is sworn in to a...

Cops Drew Their Guns. They Didn't Expect What Came Next

Runaway 10-year-old boy, 11-year-old sister drove 200 miles in mom's car before they were busted

(Newser) - Cops say two Florida tweens said to be upset about a punishment handed down by their mom decided to run away—by taking their mom's car and trying to drive to California. Per the AP , the Alachua County Sheriff's Office became involved when deputies pulled over a sedan...

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Millions Watch Elderly Sisters Visit Each Other One Last Time

Barbara Carolan, 94, traveled 2.7K miles to see her 89-year-old sister

(Newser) - What if you knew it was likely the last time you'd see a loved one? Barbara Carolan knew, and a video of the 94-year-old's conversation with the equally elderly sister she'd traveled across the country to see has gone viral on TikTok . Carolan—who lived in Seabrook,...

Autopsies In on Family Who Died Trying to Live Off the Grid

Christine and Rebecca Vance and latter's teen son likely died of malnutrition, hypothermia

(Newser) - The stepsister of a Colorado woman who was found dead along with her sister and teenage son at a remote Rocky Mountain campsite says the women fled into the wilderness after struggling to cope with societal changes in recent years, but they were unequipped to survive off the grid. Exposed...

Decomposed Bodies Belong to Sisters Trying to Live Off-Grid

Remains of Rebecca and Christine Vance and 14-year-old boy were found in Colorado

(Newser) - Three decomposed bodies found earlier this month at a remote Colorado campsite have been identified as those of two sisters and a teenage son from Colorado Springs who sought to live "off the grid." A hiker came across one of the bodies in the Gunnison National Forest, located...

Brothers Who Haven't Spoken in Decades Both Want to Be Mayor

Estranged siblings are squaring off for the office in Canadian town of Port Colborne

(Newser) - Port Colborne is looking for its next mayor, and on Monday, the small Ontario town will decide if that person is going to be incumbent Bill Steele or his only challenger, Charles Steele—the estranged brother he hasn't spoken to more than 30 years. "A lot of politicians...

Boys 'Shouldn't Have Been Able to Physically Do What They Did'

10-year-old twins credited with saving dad Brad Hassig from drowning using CPR they saw in films

(Newser) - Ten-year-old twins Bridon and Christian Hassig had never tried CPR themselves, but they knew what it looked like, based on scenes from movies including Hook and The Sandlot. That came in extremely handy on June 14, when their father—the only adult at their home in Mountain Brook, Ala.—...

Dr. Oz Caught in 'Complex and Fact-Intensive Family Drama'

GOP Pa. candidate for US Senate, sister are battling another sister over large inheritance

(Newser) - Dr. Mehmet Oz is headed toward the general election in Pennsylvania, where the Republican celebrity doctor will face off for a Senate seat against the state's Democratic lieutenant governor, John Fetterman. But behind the scenes, Oz, 62, is in a multimillion-dollar inheritance fight with one of his siblings that'...

2 Sisters Slain in Suspected Honor Killing

So far, 6 men, including relatives, have been arrested

(Newser) - The topic of honor killing is again in the headlines, and this time it's killings—plural. Police in Pakistan have arrested six men and charged them with murdering two sisters in their 20s, reports the Guardian . Based on accounts in the AP and Express Tribune , authorities laid out the...

Jamie Lynn's Book Is Officially Out, and Britney Isn't Happy

'You are scum, Jamie Lynn' is singer's latest message on Instagram

(Newser) - Even in the most heated feuds, people sometimes just need a little breather to cool off. Apparently not enough time has passed for Britney Spears, as she ramped up her very public battle with sister Jamie Lynn this week over the latter's new book, reports Us Weekly . "I...

Defiant Siblings Banned From High School Over Masks

Drew and Victoria Nelson say wearing face coverings goes against their Christian beliefs

(Newser) - Students likely didn't expect their first day of school at Springs Charter School to kick off with a lockdown. But that's exactly what happened at the school in Temecula, Calif., after two siblings refused to wear face masks, a violation of the California Department of Public Health's...

Made to Testify, Durst's Brother Speaks: 'He'd Like to Murder Me'

Douglas Durst fears his brother 'may have the means to do so,' despite being locked up

(Newser) - The estranged brother of Robert Durst, the real estate heir on trial in his best friend's slaying , testified under threat of subpoena Monday that the two never got along and he feared his oldest sibling would kill him. "He'd like to murder me," Douglas Durst bluntly...

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