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Tree Branch Kills 6-Month-Old: Who Is to Blame?

On a sunny Saturday about a week ago, a healthy, leafy branch fell from a tree in Central Park and the unthinkable happened: It killed a 6-month-old girl who was in her mom's arms, just as the dad was about to take their picture. The mom was gravel...

Toddler Falls From Third-Floor Window And Lives

Letzy Vazquez, 3, fell from a third-story window -- and survived. Credit: Robyn Adams, Republican-American / AP
A freak accident had a happy ending in Waterbury, Conn., on Sunday. Three-year-old Letzy Vazquez opened a window in her family's...

Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes Take Separate Planes

You'll never catch Revolutionary Road's Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes, the director and her husband, cuddling up on an airplane. That's because the Hollywood power couple takes separate planes when they fly. That way, they reason, if there's a crash, o...

Mom Finds Bullet in Baby's Diaper

When her baby started crying during a midnight service at a Memphis church, Jewell Anderson tried to soothe her with a pacifier. But when the baby continued to scream, she took her into another room to change her diaper. Imagine her surprise when ...

Decapitated Boy Fully Recovers! (Almost)

No, this is not a headline from the Weekly World News. I heard they went out of business, but, whether or not they're still around they would love a headline like this. Scarily enough, a child was decapitated but, thanks to the miracle of science, et...

Grandpa Sacrifices Self for Granddaughter's Safety

Denver grandfather James Lewin, 65, is being hailed as a hero after putting himself in harm's way and saving his newborn granddaughter. Mr. Lewin and his family, including his daughter and her two children, were out for a walk following a communit...

Riding the subway - to school?

How do your kids get to school? How did you get to school when you were a kid? Taking the yellow school bus, walking or riding a bike may all seem like normal methods of getting to school. In the modern world, we drive and carpool as well. But what ...

Backyard safety tips

I envy those of you with a backyard. Really, I do. Some of you have cookouts, some of you have pools. Some of you engage in a random game of horse shoe or lawn bowling. For those of you with kids, though, have you thought about just how safe your b...

Triplets for mom who lost three

A year ago, Lori Coble was sitting in traffic on Interstate 5 in Southern California when a big rig rear-ended her minivan at an estimated 55-60 mph. Lori and her mother were injured, but her three children, five-year-old Kyle, four-year-old Emma, an...

School bus driver crashes bus, saves kids

Having grown up in the civilized climate of San Francisco, where we limit our extreme weather to a few days of rain per year just to prove we're hardcore, I'm always amazed and bewildered by stories of extreme weather from elsewhere in the world. It'...

Eleven-year-old Aussie saves dad

They make 'em tough and rugged, down under. Take, for example, Lachlan "Lochie" Nally. He and his dad were driving along when something happened and their car ended up rolling over. A lot of kids would start crying and wait for help to arrive, especi...

The $33,000 bake sale

What does it take to raise more than $30k with a bake sale? A really good cause. Not that schools aren't really good causes or that they don't really need the money, because they are and they most certainly do, but that's an ongoing situation, sadly....

Pub crawlers uncover baby after crash

Having apparently eaten their Mentos, a group of drinking buddies saved the life of a four-month-old baby by lifting a Ford Fiesta into the air, after an accident had trapped the child underneath the car. Jackie Stephens was pushing her grandson Luke...

Boy rescued by illegal immigrant

Suppose you were doing something illegal -- say, crossing into another country to try and find a better life for yourself -- and came across an automobile accident. Would you stop to help? Even if it meant you might be caught? I'd like to think I wou...

Coach hits kid on bicycle, blames kid for damage to car

Seven-year-old Chase Thornton was riding his bike when he was hit by a car. He suffered, among other injuries, a broken collarbone and road rash. Luckily, he's apparently okay -- he was treated at Muskogee Regional Medical Center and released. What m...

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