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15 min ago | ABC News

Study: Many Heavy Kids Think They're Normal Weight

Nearly a third of children in a national survey didn't have an accurate idea of their own weight - most of them heavy or obese children who viewed themselves as normal.


Related Topix: Kids, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

4 hrs ago | News Herald

Many kids don't have a realistic take on their weight

Nearly one-third of U.S. children and adolescents are obese or overweight, but many don't realize that they fall into that category.


Related Topix: Kids, Life, Food, Nutrition, Nebraska

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Towns struggle with debate over immigrant services

The national debate over an unprecedented wave of Central American young people entering the country illegally is more of a practical challenge in places like Lynn, a former industrial city outside Boston that's thousands of miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.


Related Topix: Chelsea (Boston, MA), Education Etc., Massachusetts, Kids

WWWQ-FM Atlanta

Kate Hudson Says She May Never Legally Marry Her Fiance

The Wish I Was Here actress stopped by The View on Monday to talk about her unconventional family and why it works.


Related Topix: Kids, Chris Robinson, Pop/Rock

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Ohio woman has long road ahead after rock attack

Doctors had a simple goal when they first saw how a football-size rock thrown from an interstate overpass in Pennsylvania had shattered Sharon Budd's skull - to keep her alive.


Related Topix: Uniontown, OH, Teenagers, Explosion

Viking FM

Trojan Horse Report: There Was Islamist Plot

School groups and governors were involved in "co-ordinated, deliberate and sustained action" to instil an "intolerant and aggressive Islamist ethos" at some city schools, a report by the former head of the Metropolitan Police Counter-Terrorism Unit Peter Clarke has concluded.


Related Topix: Terrorism, United Kingdom, West Midlands County, England, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

Detroit Free Press

Child poverty rates on the rise in U.S.

Child poverty rates in the U.S. are on the rise, but health and education trends are showing improvements--including teen pregnancy reaching a historic low, according to the annual KIDS COUNT Data Book by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.


Related Topix: Kids

The Modesto Bee

Big milestone for Britain's little prince

Prince George turns 1 on Tuesday. While he may be too young to appreciate it, the milestone is causing a nationwide frenzy.


Related Topix: Prince William, World News, Parenting, Oceania, New Zealand, Europe, United Kingdom, Prince Charles, Prince Harry

The Island Packet

FILE - This June 25, 2014, file photo shows a group of immigrants...

More than 57,000 youths, mostly from Central America, have crossed into the U.S. illegally since October.


Related Topix: Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Kids, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Robert Menendez, US House of Representatives

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Southwest retains low rankings in child welfare

The Southwest continues to earn dismal marks for child well-being, with New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada ranking in the bottom five of an annual national report that grades states on education, health care and poverty.


Related Topix: Kids

New charges in rock-throwing that injured teacher

MIFFLINBURG, Pa.: Three Pennsylvania teenagers now stand charged as adults in a highway rock-throwing incident in Pennsylvania that left an Ohio teacher critically injured.


Related Topix: Mifflinburg, PA, Teenagers

Mail on Sunday

David Cameron blasts Moscow as MH17 bodies 'looted' at crash site

How a year has fluttered by: Prince George's meeting with a butterfly captured in new pictures released to mark him turning one Not tonight dear, I'm too tired, gross, sick or drunk: Frustrated husband creates spreadsheet detailing different reasons why his wife would not have sex with him Philip Seymour Hoffman left his entire $35million fortune ... (more)


Related Topix: Train Disaster, Kids, Vladimir Putin

The Fresno Bee

Police probe other attacks after transients killed

The father of two of the boys said they were once homeless themselves and he had no idea what prompted the beatings.


Related Topix: Teenagers, Criminal Defense Law, Law

ABC 33/40

Kirilenko ends engagement to NHL star Ovechkin

Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border, a local lawmaker confirmed Monday.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Teenagers

CBS News

U.S. kids may have stopped getting fatter

The proportion of kids aged 2 to 18 who were classified as obese, based on their waist size, held steady at nearly 18 percent from 2003 to 2012, researchers report.


Related Topix: Kids, University of Minnesota

Daily Mail

Paraplegic man, 34, 'shoots brother dead to protect sister in family dispute'

The final indignity: Horror as bodies of MH17 crash victims are lined up on side of dirt track, tossed into dumpster trucks and carted off to morgue train after being left in 85F heat for three days Defiant Putin warns the West not to use MH17 tragedy for 'selfish political ends', as Ukraine accuses Russia of spiriting away shrapnel-hit bodies to ... (more)


Related Topix: Train Disaster, Kids, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

News Observer

EXCHANGE: DeKalb schools warn about texting

"Everyone at some point in their life texts and drives," Alvarez said. "I've never seen my friends text while driving, but I know they do it because everyone does."


Related Topix: DeKalb, IL, Teenagers, Education Etc.

Bellingham Herald

Court: Hoffman didn't want 'trust fund' kids

The New York Post says the children's court-appointed lawyer recently interviewed the actor's accountant, David Friedman.


Related Topix: Kids, Celebrities, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Poor teens' health may benefit from top schools

Risky health behavior including binge-drinking, unsafe sex and use of hard drugs was less common among these kids, compared with peers who went to mostly worse schools.


Related Topix: Kids, UC Los Angeles, Standardized Testing, Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The Chappaqua Daily Voice

NWH Works With NY State ACOG To Reduce Pregnancy, Childbirth Complications

To save the lives of women faced with severe complications related to childbirth and pregnancy, Northern Westchester Hospital has announced its collaboration with the New York State District of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists on the Safe Motherhood Initiative .


Related Topix: Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Motherhood