Christina Whyte

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Young football players die in Kansas, Ohio

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two youth football players died this week in Kansas and Ohio -- one a high school senior with plans to head to college next fall, and the other just 9 years old.<p>The deaths of Luke Schemm, 17, and Wyatt Barber bring to at least nine the number of youths across the country who have died in …

Sandy's Story: Fighting Alzheimer's

<b>Tallahassee, Florida (CNN) —</b> Sandy Halperin closes his eyes. His expression is pensive, his mouth slightly upturned. Memories, like glints of light, dance inside his mind -- a kind of neural film strip.<p>It is 1962. He is in a small neighborhood pharmacy in Springfield, Massachusetts. His father, the …

Alzheimer's is a young(er) person's disease -- so get to work

<b>(CNN) —</b> While he couldn't possibly have known, Sandy Halperin was likely around 35 years old when his brain began slowly accumulating the plaques and tangles of Alzheimer's disease.<p>Thanks to recent advances that allow us to see disease in the living brain, we now know there is evidence of …

4 New Jersey Siblings Rendered Helpless by Mysterious Ailment That Has Doctors Baffled: 'We're Holding on to Hope'

One by one, each of Arthur and Esther Herzfeld’s four children have stumbled and fallen, eventually unable to perform even the simplest tasks, from …

Four Dead in Suspected Murder Suicide in Maine, Police Say

Four people have been shot dead after what cops are calling an apparent murder suicide in Oakland, Maine, on Wednesday night, PEOPLE confirms.<p>The …

Tatum O'Neal's Best Birthday Gift According to Her Instagram? Rosie O'Donnell!

Another year older, another friend richer.<p>Tatum O’Neal turned 52 on Thursday and marked the occasion by gushing about her close friendship with Rosie …

Kim Richards Is 'Taking Care of' Ex Monty During Cancer Battle, Brandi Glanville Says

Kim Richards is trying to stay strong for ex-husband Monty Brinson as he fights for his life.<p>“His lung cancer now developed into a tumor in his …

Ben Carson Proposes Separate Bathrooms for Transgender People: 'It's Not Fair for Them to Make Everybody Else Uncomfortable'

Ben Carson proposed his solution Thursday to the public debate over transgender people using public restrooms that correspond with their gender …

Police: Minnesota Man Posing as a Doctor Fondled 3 Women

A 50-year-old Minnesota man has been arrested for allegedly posing as a doctor and fondling women during massage treatments he claimed would treat …

Woman Who Held Mentally Disabled People Captive While Collecting Government Checks for Over 10 Years Sentenced to Life in Prison

A Philadelphia woman who pleaded guilty to keeping mentally disabled adults locked in dark basements, attics and closets in homes located in four …

Illinois Cop Who Staged Suicide Talked About Hiring Hit Man on Village Administrator in Text Messages

Fox Lake, Illinois Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz, who authorities say staged his own suicide to cover up alleged “extensive criminal acts” including …

Terminally Ill Star Wars Fan Gets His Dying Wish Granted to See The Force Awakens

Daniel Fleetwood spoke to PEOPLE earlier this week about his dying wish to see <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> before the Dec. 18 release date. Now, his …

David Beckham Kicks Off His 'Seven Games In Seven Continents' Adventure for UNICEF

David Beckham has kicked off his global journey.<p>Beckham – who will play seven soccer games in seven continents to raise awareness and funds for …

Maggie Gyllenhaal Is Unrecognizable Playing a Blonde Prostitute While Filming The Deuce

Is that you Maggie Gyllenhaal?<p>The 37-year-old actress was nearly unrecognizable on the set of ’70s drama <i>The Deuce</i>, where she donned a curly blonde …

Inside The California Desert Community Where Societal Rules Do Not Apply

Welcome to Slab City.<p>Slab City is an unregulated squatter settlement in the dusty Sonoran Desert, located about 140 miles east of San Diego. In a former life, it was a Marine training base, but over the past 60 years, it's become a community for hippies, rebels and misfits of all kinds. Living in …

Dozens missing in Brazil mine disaster, death toll uncertain

MARIANA, Brazil (Reuters) - Rescue teams searched through mud and debris on Friday for dozens of people missing after a pair of dams collapsed at a Brazilian mine owned by two of the world’s biggest iron ore producers.<p>The Bento Rodrigues district is pictured covered with mud after a dam owned by …

Environmentalism

West urges Myanmar to hold fair election and push reforms

GENEVA (Reuters) - Western powers on Friday urged Myanmar to hold a fair and transparent election on Sunday and pave the way for greater democracy, including citizenship for minority Rohingya Muslims.<p>A National League for Democracy (NLD) supporter trains election scrutineers ahead of Sunday's …

Human Rights

Was It a Bomb? After 6 Days, Russian Jet Crash Remains a Mystery

Six days after the Metrojet plane crash in Egypt, the families of victims are still searching for answers about what caused the deaths of 224 people, mostly Russian tourists. Here’s what we know so far.<p>What are the most likely causes of the Russian plane crash?<p>Officials, experts and NBC News …

Should Human Stem Cells Be Used To Make Partly Human Chimeras?

An intense debate has flared over whether the federal government should fund research that creates partly human creatures using human stem cells.<p>The National Institutes of Health declared a moratorium in late September on funding this kind of research. NIH officials said they needed to assess the …

Alberta regulator to hear Suncor case against Canadian Oil Sands’ poison pill

Suncor Energy Inc says its effort to get a shareholder rights plan adopted by Canadian Oil Sands Ltd thrown out will be heard on Nov. 26 by Alberta's securities regulator.<p>Suncor launched a $4.3-billion hostile takeover bid ‎for Canadian Oil Sands in early October, prompting the target company's …

John Cena reveals plan to grant his 500th Make-A-Wish on air: I'll go on 'as long as they'll have me'

He's a tough guy in the ring, but outside of his WWE exploits, John Cena is a sweetheart with soft spot for kids in need.<p>The wrestling champ and actor has a long and devoted history with the Make-A-Wish foundation. As the group's most requested "wish," he's fulfilled hundreds of requests to see …

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Taylor Swift invites boy with autism to show after he plays awesome '1989' medley

Jacob Velazquez, a 7-year-old piano prodigy, might be Taylor Swift's most devoted fan.<p>The adorable boy, who was diagnosed with autism three years ago, played a seriously impressive medley of Swift's hits from "1989," including "Bad Blood," "Blank Space" and "Shake It Off."<p>"I’m your biggest fan and …

Autism

The Stranger Beside Me

• <b>Author:</b> Ann Rule<p>Utterly unique in its astonishing intimacy, as jarringly frightening as when it first appeared, Ann Rule's The Stranger Beside Me defies our expectation that we would surely know if a monster lived among us, worked alongside of us, appeared as one of us. With a slow chill that …

Lying in Wait

• <b>Author:</b> Ann Rule<p>Ann Rule presents another collection of fascinating and disturbing true-crime stories—drawn from her real-life personal files—in this seventeenth volume in the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling Crime Files series.<p>MOVING IN FOR THE KILL<br>In this all-new collection of investigative accounts …

The Sex Slave Murders: The True Story of Serial Killers Gerald and Charlene Gallego

• <b>Author:</b> R. Barri Flowers<p>A marriage made in hell...<p>Barely five feet tall, sweet and innocent looking, Charlene Gallego used all of her charms to beguile pretty teenage girls and young women into the back of a van, where her lethal husband, Gerald, lay waiting.<p>A killer couple bound together by …

Back-to-school advice from some adorable experts: Kids share sweet tips

Remember the first day of school? That annual ritual of painstakingly laying out your outfit the night before and then barely being able to fall asleep <i>all night</i> before the alarm blasted you awake?<p>No matter how long it's been since you set foot in a classroom, the words "back to school" can still …

Kids

A Highly Accurate Cartoon About How Parenthood Changes Everyone

Last year, cartoonist Sage Stossel used her art to describe all the feelings she experienced as a new mom. Her newest cartoon essay tackles a recent hot-button topic for moms and dads -- parental happiness.<p>"I adore my son, but (like parents everywhere) I discovered that the transition from …

'About dying': The side of death we don't see

<i>Meet the men and women who deal with death every day on "This is Life with Lisa Ling: America's Busiest Coroners,"</i> Wednesday November 11 at 9 p.m.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Before she started photographing death, Cathrine Ertmann had never seen a body. Viewed through her lens while standing in a morgue, it was less …

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