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Man Pleads Guilty To Fatally Abusing 2-Year-Old Boy

AP | Posted 11.21.2014 | Crime

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man has pleaded guilty to fatally abusing a 2-year-old boy by kicking and shaking the toddler, beating him with a b...

Why The College Admission Process Is Bonkers

Ann Lewis Hamilton | Posted 11.18.2014 | Fifty
Ann Lewis Hamilton

It's a life lesson for my daughter, that's what I try to tell myself. This is how the world works. Just because you have a high grade point average, excellent test scores, a myriad of extracurricular activities, hundreds of hours of community service, and you're a legacy at your top pick college -- all those things might count for doo doo squat.

Father Who Shook Baby To Quadriplegic State Sentenced

AP | Posted 11.14.2014 | Crime

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine man insisted he is not a violent person, as he was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison for shaking his 6-month-o...

Couple Hung 3-Year-Old Boy Upside-Down Before Beating Him: Cops

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 11.06.2014 | Crime

A Pennsylvania couple went car shopping, bought pizza and engaged in sexual activity as the woman's unresponsive 3-year-old son lay dying after weeks ...

Most Inappropriate Hallowen Costumes For Kids

Coed.com | Posted 10.24.2014 | Weird News

Dressing up in an inappropriate Halloween costume is your right as an idiot, but putting your baby or child through the ringer (a la “Little Miss Ho...

Baby Left In Dumpster Has 13-year-old Mother

AP | Posted 10.13.2014 | Crime

MERCED, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Central California say they have identified a 13-year-old girl as the mother of a newborn baby abandoned last w...

Mom Accused Of Child Abuse For Trying To Admit Daughter Into Mental Hospital

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.09.2014 | Crime

A mother in Hobbs, New Mexico, claims her teenage daughter has tried to poison her four times. Yet when she tried to get the 15-year-old admitted i...

Man Punches Baby Girl: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.07.2014 | Crime

A man in Toledo, Ohio, is in jail for allegedly admitting that he punched a 1-year-old girl after having sex with her mother. The incident happened...

Father Won't Face Death Penalty In Son's Hot Car Death

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 09.24.2014 | Crime

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man accused of leaving his toddler son to die inside a hot car will not face the death penalty, a prosecutor said Wednesday...

Florida Mom Jailed After Baby Found In Trunk

AP | Posted 09.24.2014 | Crime

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A 19-year-old South Florida woman faces child abuse charges after deputies say they found her 5-month-old child in her ...

Why One Parenting Expert Says 'Good' And 'Bad' Parents Don't Exist

OWN | Posted 09.22.2014 | OWN

Steffani, a mother of two, has always considered herself to be a peaceful person. But at night, when it's time to bathe her 5-year-old son and 3-year-...

Doctor Sentenced In Murder Of Wife Found Dead In Bathtub

AP | LINDSAY WHITEHURST | Posted 11.19.2014 | Crime

PROVO, Utah (AP) -- A Utah doctor found guilty of killing his wife in a trial that became a national true-crime cable TV obsession will serve 17 years...

Doctor Who Killed Wife Sentenced For Sexually Abusing Daughter

AP | Posted 09.15.2014 | Crime

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah doctor convicted of killing his wife was sentenced Monday to one to 15 years in prison in a separate sexual abuse case. M...

Cops Find Man Asleep In Car With Homemade Bombs, Kids

AP | Posted 09.12.2014 | Crime

READING, Pa. (AP) — Police in eastern Pennsylvania say they arrested a man after finding him passed out in a parked car with two children and three ...

Walmart Shoplifting Suspect Used Wheelchair Cart For Getaway: Cops

AP | Posted 09.10.2014 | Weird News

FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police in Michigan say they arrested a shoplifting suspect following her slow-speed getaway in a $1,200 motorized w...

Woman Gives IV To Unconscious Teen Instead Of Calling 911: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.08.2014 | Weird News

A woman in Ada County, Idaho, is facing felony charges after allegedly giving alcohol to a 14-year-old girl and then, after the teen passed out, givin...

Guns Found In Car Of Woman Who Threatened To Kill School Employee

AP | Posted 09.04.2014 | Crime

STONEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina authorities say a detective was able to stop a woman who threatened to kill someone at her daughter's school ...

Walmart Robbery Suspect Leaves Behind 1-Year-Old Girl

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.02.2014 | Weird News

A Pennsylvania woman suspected of robbing a Walmart is also accused of leaving her 1-year-old niece behind. Djuna M. Tansmore, 48, was arrested Thu...

Grandfather Made 10-Month-Old Take 'Ice Bucket Challenge'?

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.29.2014 | Weird News

A grandfather in Houston, Texas, may be in trouble with the law after allegedly making his 10-month-old granddaughter take the ice bucket challenge. ...

Baby Left In Trash Can Fighting For Life

AP | Posted 10.26.2014 | Crime

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — A newborn baby girl is expected to be in critical condition for several days after Utah police say her mother dumped her in a ne...

DUI Suspect Lets 8-Year-Old Nephew Steer Car: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.26.2014 | Weird News

If you're going to drink, don't pick a designated driver who can't get his learner's permit until 2022. A Pennsylvania DUI suspect is parked in a ...

Woman Uses Fake Babies To Sneak Into Maternity Ward: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.22.2014 | Weird News

A woman in Merced, California, has been arrested on trespassing charges after she and an unnamed man allegedly twice triedsneaking into a hospital mat...

R-Rated Movies: When We Became the Parents We Judged

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 10.19.2014 | Parents
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

While I recognize that some parents will be scandalized by my permissiveness, I wouldn't miss watching these films with my daughter when she's at this in-between age.

Accused Baby Killer Admits Beating 3-Month-Old: Cops

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 08.14.2014 | Crime

A Missouri man has been charged in the beating death of his 3-month-old son. KMOV reports that Dearis Ricks, 21, was taken into custody earlier th...

Deputy Shoots Daughter After Mistaking Her For Burglar

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.13.2014 | Crime

A 16-year-old girl in Frederick County, Virginia, is recovering from a gunshot wound inflicted by her father, a law enforcement official said. The ...