Dec 21, 2014

Australian charged with children's murder

An Australian woman was charged with murder on Sunday in the deaths of seven of her children and her niece, whose bodies were found inside her home, police said. Mersane Warria, 37, was charged with eight counts of murder in a bedside hearing at ...

Dec 20, 2014

Aussie mom held in kids' killings

Australian police said Saturday they have arrested the mother of most of the eight children reportedly stabbed to death in the northern city of Cairns, as vigils were held to mark the tragedy. Officers have not revealed the cause of death of the children, ...

Australia mass stabbing leaves 8 children dead

Dec 19, 2014

Australia mass stabbing leaves 8 children dead

Eight children have been found dead at a home in the Australian city of Cairns, police said Friday. They were reportedly stabbed to death. “Cairns detectives have established a crime scene and begun an investigation into the death of eight children this morning,” police ...

Will Pakistan change course against militants?

Dec 19, 2014

Will Pakistan change course against militants?

Many wonder if the attack that killed 148 people at a Pakistani school will be a watershed in the country’s long, conflicted history with Islamic militancy. But Pakistan has had many potential turning points in the war on terrorism that at the time were ...

Dec 18, 2014

Survey finds teens trending toward e-cigarettes

More U.S. teens are trying out e-cigarettes than the real thing, according to the government’s annual drug use survey. Researchers were surprised at how many 8th-, 10th- and 12th-graders reported using electronic cigarettes this year, even as regular smoking by teens dropped to new ...

Dec 17, 2014

15 children among 25 dead in Yemen car bomb attack

Fifteen children on a school bus were among at least 25 people killed in a suicide car bomb attack in central Yemen targeting a Shiite militia leader on Tuesday, security sources said. The children were killed when their school bus was caught up in ...

Mobile apps still collecting info on children in U.S.

Dec 16, 2014

Mobile apps still collecting info on children in U.S.

More than a year after U.S. regulators issued new privacy rules for kids’ mobile apps, online stores are flooded with cute software programs that quietly collect vast amounts of data on the youngest consumers, including their location and even recordings of their voice, according ...

Two U.S. babies born at 10:11 on 12/13/14

Dec 15, 2014

Two U.S. babies born at 10:11 on 12/13/14

Two U.S. babies were born at just the right minute: 10:11 on 12/13/14. Seven-pound, 14-ounce (3.53-kg) Hazel Grace was born on Saturday morning to Leisha Campbell and Shawn Zimmerman at Cleveland’s Fairview Hospital. Her family already knew she’d be born on Saturday’s special date. ...