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UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018

Yemeni mom overcomes travel ban to finally hold dying son

After battling U.S. immigration authorities for more than a year for the right to enter the country and flying halfway around the world, a Yemeni mother finally got to hold …

Video shows NYC police pulling toddler from mother’s arms

Police are investigating after a video was posted online that shows a group of New York officers, one of them wielding a stun gun, violently yanking a toddler from his …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018

Pierce County Councilwoman drops an F-bomb on her son during a public meeting

During an Oct. 5 budget retreat, Pierce County Councilwoman Pam Roach, angered about being gaveled down during a testy debate, dropped an F-bomb on her son, who was running the …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018

Researchers won’t take dead orca calf away from mother as she carries it into a 17th day

As Tahlequah carries her deceased calf for a 17th straight day, and concerns mount about her health, taking the calf away is not an option because of the tight bond …

Grieving orca still swimming with her dead calf in Northwest

An endangered orca is still clinging to her dead calf more than two weeks after her newborn died.

Moms of 11 children found at New Mexico compound arrested

Three women believed to be the mothers of 11 children found hungry and living in a filthy makeshift compound in rural northern New Mexico have been arrested, following the weekend …

Will we now commit to saving the Northwest’s orcas? A task force meets Tuesday

A task force on orca recovery, convened by Gov. Jay Inslee, will meet Tuesday in Wenatchee for the first time since the whales riveted the world’s attention, adding poignant urgency …

Honduran mother separated from son to remain in custody

An immigration judge says a Honduran woman who was separated from her 8-year-old son when she entered the United States must remain in custody, prolonging her reunification wait.

Official: Florida shooting suspect’s mom let him buy gun

A commission investigating the Florida high school massacre heard Tuesday the suspect’s late mother allowed him to buy a gun even though his mental health counselors opposed the idea and …

UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018

‘Don’t leave me, Mom’: Detainee tells of separation from son

The call came at mealtime – an anonymous threat demanding $5,000 or her son’s life. So Blanca Orantes-Lopez, her 8-year-old boy and his father packed up and left the Pacific …

Idaho mom faces charges after child tests positive for meth

An eastern Idaho woman authorities say gave birth prematurely to a boy who tested positive for methamphetamine has been charged with felony injury to a child.

Mom charged in death took son’s lifeless body on train ride

An Illinois woman accused of taking her 6-year-old onto a commuter train to Chicago after his death last summer has been charged with first-degree murder and ordered held without bond, …

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017

‘Tonight Show’ tapings canceled after Fallon’s mother dies

Tapings for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” have been canceled all this week following the death of the talk show host’s mother.

Mother charged with first-degree murder following son’s death

A 47-year-old woman has been charged with first-degree murder following the death of her 9-year-old son northeast of Bremerton.

Idaho woman arrested following death of 20-month-old child

Police have arrested a south-central Idaho woman following the death of her 20-month-old child.

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017

Minnesota man lived with bodies of mom, brother for year

A Minnesota man who lived in a house with the decomposing bodies of his mother and twin brother for about a year said he could not bring himself to report …

Man accused of slicing mom is in court

The mother of a Battle Ground man who allegedly tried to stab her in the chest Wednesday told police that her son had a “strange look” on his face and …

Intoxicated mom found passed out in SUV at child’s school

Authorities say a woman found passed out behind the wheel of her SUV at her child’s school had a blood-alcohol level that was nearly six times the legal limit.

Review: Jennifer Lawrence pushed to the limit in ‘mother!’

It’s the houseguests from hell in writer-director Darren Aronofsky’s latest film, the bonkers “mother!” starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem as a couple living in an isolated, rambling country house, …

Cops: Man asked stepdad to leave, then shot mom in hospital

A man charged with killing his 70-year-old mother in her room at a hospital intensive care unit had asked his stepfather to leave so they could be alone and then …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017

After a hiatus, Michelle Pfeiffer returns in ‘mother!’

Why don’t we see Pfeiffer more often? The good news is that “mother!” represents the start of what may be a kind of renaissance for the 59-year-old actress.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017

Idaho mother sues treatment center for son’s death

The mother of a man who died a week after leaving the Southwest Idaho Treatment Center in Nampa has filed a lawsuit against the state-run facility claiming negligence.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017

Family, friends mourn 3 dead in Virginia rally violence

The mother of the woman killed when a car plowed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally in Virginia said she doesn’t want people to be angry …

UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017

How hot is too hot aboard an airliner? The law doesn’t say

Every day, tens of thousands of U.S. airline passengers settle into their seats, lower the window shades and reach up to twist the air vents without the benefit of something …

UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017

Kootenai County detectives seek information on SUV months after mother, two kids die at Fernan Lake

Detectives hope the description of a vehicle will help them solve the case of a Coeur d’Alene mom who was found dead with her two toddler boys in a submerged …

UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017

No charges against homeless mother of stillborn Portland baby

The Multnomah County District Attorney says no charges will be filed against a mentally ill homeless woman who gave birth to a stillborn baby during a snowstorm.

Letterman’s mom was everyone’s mom: Dorothy Mengering dead at 95

Through her occasional appearances on Letterman’s shows, Dorothy Mengering became a celebrity in her own right. It began with a few phone calls, usually around Thanksgiving, when Mengering would talk …

March was about the meaning of showing up

There are times that it is simply not enough to express your views on Facebook, or donate to an issue you care about or go to a board meeting. Sometimes …

Idaho mother sentenced to 12 years in baby’s meth death

An Idaho woman who prosecutors say caused her baby daughter to overdose on methamphetamine has been sentenced to a dozen years in prison.

Garrison Keillor: Christmas memories nourish for years

What you do for children is never wasted: This Christmas will live on and nourish them long after you have faded away.