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Boy, 8, Steers Car Out of Danger, Saves Lives

Eight-year-old Nicholas Prokos became a true hero last week when he reached into the front seat of the car his mother was driving and prevented a direct collision with oncoming traffic on a major highway in Port Charlotte, Fla. His mother...

Amazing Mom: Lorna Stuart

Lorna Stuart, flanked by her supportive sons, Sam, left, and Nate, is all about making uninsured people healthy. Credit: Courtesy of Lorna Stuart
Amazing Mom: Lorna Stuart, who founded The Clinic, a nonprofit medical facility for the uninsured ...

Cameraman Puts Job On Hold to Help Rescue Haitian Toddler

An Australian TV cameraman apologized to his boss for missing the big shot of a child being pulled from the rubble after last week's devastating earthquake in Haiti, but he had possibly the best excuse we've ever heard -- he helped rescue the toddl...

Boy Saves Family From House Fire

An 11-year-old Chicago boy saved his family from a fire. Credit: Jupiterimages
An 11-year-old Chicago boy saved his family from a devastating house fire when he carried his 2-year-old god-sister out of the house and then ran back inside to al...

Kids Stop Killer With Baseball Bats

A would-be killer armed with a handgun is no match for a pair of eight-year-olds with baseball bats. Listen to this one: After his girlfriend broke up with him, Charles Arby Bradley of Gainesville, FL, tried to reconcile, but she wasn't having any...

Puppies Save Boy Lost in Forest

When three-year-old Jaylynn Thorpe wandered away from his babysitter last Friday night, his grandparents (who are also his guardians) were frantic ... with good reason. With winter-like temperatures dipping into the teens, they knew that a helpless c...

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...

Eleven-Year-Old Girl Saves Seven

Maddie McRae is being hailed a hero whose bravery saved the lives of seven people. After heavy rains washed out a section of roadway, two vehicles, including the one she was riding in with her mother and two siblings, ended up in the river. "I knew w...

Chinese police officer promoted for nursing quake babies

Leaving her own baby with her parents, thirty-year-old policewoman Jiang Xiaojuan went to work helping with the disaster relief after the big earthquake that struck China last month. She picked up the nickname "the police mum" after breastfeeding nin...

Pilot hits house to avoid kids

A small plane pilot whose plane crashed into a home in England is being hailed as a hero after he managed to steer his plane away from a park where nearly two dozen children were playing. Instead, the plane crashed into a house that was, fortunately,...

Six-year-old saves grandmother

At six years old, Macey McCann Widmier wants to be a teacher -- a noble, if not lucrative goal. Sure, that might change by the time she gets to college, but I'm betting she'll do something that involves helping others. She's already gotten some pract...

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...

Teen actress dating 30-year-old co-star

An entertainment news show - I forget which one - recently touted Heroes actress Hayden Panettiere as an example of a young Hollywood girl with her head on straight. The 18-year-old says she has resisted the pressure to diet herself down to skeletal ...

Eight-year-old gives birthday presents to slain deputy

Sgt. Chris Reyka, an 18-year veteran of the Broward sheriff's department in Florida and father of four, was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious vehicle last August. His killers are still at large. His family, meanwhile, are without their...

Sweaty guy foiled by mom

Sharonda Wilson, a mother of two boys and aunt to four nieces, has been bothered lately by news reports of children being molested. So when she saw two teenage girls being chased by a "sweaty guy" and "screaming their lungs out," she had to do someth...

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