SEARCH

Monday
Jun122017

Baby born in grocery store gets produce-themed photo shoot

Jen Matchett, Branches Photography(HALIFAX, Nova Scotia) -- A baby born in a grocery store was treated to a photo shoot in a shopping basket complete with produce surrounding him.

Ezra Cross, now 6 weeks old, was born in the washroom of the Atlantic superstore in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

"I didn't know I was pregnant and ended up giving birth in the Atlantic superstore bathroom," Ashleigh Miller-Cross told ABC News.

A store employee, with the help of 911 responders, delivered the baby boy. The store gave the family a year's worth of free diapers.

Matchett was only 10 months postpartum from the birth of another child when she gave birth to Ezra. She said she didn't gain any additional weight and had no reason to suspect she was pregnant again.

Photographer Jen Matchett of Branches Photography saw the story and decided to donate her services.

"I first heard about the story on Facebook. A local news story popped up on my feed. Then the next day I saw a relative of theirs, on a community group looking for donations for the family, who was obviously not expecting another baby," she told ABC News.

She added, "I knew they wouldn't have been saving for something like that. My photographer brain was already envisioning the grocery basket shot, it just came to me and I had to make it happen."

The photographer borrowed a grocery basket from the store with its logo. "I figured it would be a great way to celebrate his unique birth," she said.

Cross said that "everyone loves the picture and Ezra has become a little local celebrity. That specific superstore loves when Ezra goes in to visit, and I'll always be grateful to the amazing staff who helped me the day he was born."

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Monday
Jun122017

Anxiety on the rise among Americans, report suggests

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A trending New York Times article suggests the United States has transformed from the "Prozac Nation" of the '90s to an anxiety-ridden Xanax nation.

Watch the video below to find out the main causes of anxiety and how to combat it.


ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Sunday
Jun112017

Traces of Legionella discovered at New York police station

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Health officials are investigating after a New York Police Department officer contracted Legionnaires' disease.

Preliminary results of tests revealed traces of Legionella bacteria were found at the 23rd Precinct in Harlem, the Health Department said according to ABC station WABC-TV.

Officials said there is no public health risk to the larger community.

The officer is recovering in a hospital outside the city and it was not immediately clear when they fell ill, WABC-TV reports.

Health officials are advising the NYPD to not take hot showers in the precinct.

Legionella spreads in human-made water systems. According to the NYPD, a new cooling tower was installed last month but it had not been activated, WABC-TV reports.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Sunday
Jun112017

Brother helps 1-year-old escape from crib: 'You can do it. Finn, jump to me!'

ABCNews.com(LOS ANGELES) -- Now this is brotherly love.

Ollie, 3, helped his little brother, Finley, 1, escape from his crib so the two could play together.

“You can do it. Finn, jump to me!” Ollie can be heard saying on the family’s camera in the nursery.

The dynamic duo had the escape all mapped out. Ollie grabbed a small chair to place into Finley's crib so he could crawl over the crib's railing.

The boys’ parents, Bryan and Missy Lanning, of southern California, said they were in the house watching the whole interaction unfold on camera on June 6.

The Lannings are known across digital platforms as The Daily Bumps, where they “document life’s ups and downs and share it all with the world.”

They said the adorable video was not staged in any way.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Saturday
Jun102017

Tyson recalls nearly 2.5 million pounds of chicken

Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling nearly 2.5 million pounds of chicken due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Friday that approximately 2,485,374 pounds of the ready-to-eat breaded chicken products could contain milk.

The affected products were produced and packaged between Aug. 17, 2016 and Jan. 15, 2017 with the establishment number "P-1325" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Tyson said it became aware of the misbranding when an ingredient supplier notified the company on June 6 that the bread crumbs potentially contained undeclared milk.

Schools were among the buyers nationwide who purchased the breaded chicken, according to Tyson's records, and as of Friday's recall announcement, there were no reports of reactions due to consumption, according to the USDA.

Anyone in posession of the affected products are advised by the USDA to throw away the chicken or return it to where it was purchased.

Click here for more information on the recall.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Friday
Jun092017

Air Force base halts flights of F-35s after pilots report 'hypoxia-like symptoms'

iStock/Thinkstock(GLENDALE, Ariz.) -- Luke Air Force Base in Arizona halted flights of its F-35 fighter jets on Friday after an increase in the number of pilots experiencing "hypoxia-like symptoms."

Five pilots have reported the symptoms since May 2, leading the base to cancel flying operations and review the concerns with pilots, the Air Force said. In each of the five instances, the pilots were able to use the aircraft's back-up oxygen system and land safely.

Hypoxia is a deficiency in the amount of oxygen reaching the body's tissues.

"Wing officials will educate U.S. and international pilots today on the situation and increase their awareness of hypoxia symptoms," Capt. Mark Graff, Air Force spokesman, said in a statement on Friday. "Pilots will also be briefed on all the incidents that have occurred and the successful actions taken by the pilots to safely recover their aircraft.

He continued: "Flight medicine will brief physiological event symptoms and also the extensive measures that are being taken to analyze data collected from the incidents."

The base will also hold an open forum for pilots to discuss concerns, he added.

No other bases with F-35 aircraft canceled operations on Friday. An Air Combat Command spokesperson told ABC News that a similar trend has not been seen with F-35 pilots on other bases.

Recently, the Navy has experienced hypoxia-related issues with its T-45 training jet. Flights of that aircraft were grounded across three bases in April for about a week due to protests by pilots that the oxygen system wasn't functioning properly.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Friday
Jun092017

Babies who sleep alone by 4 months may sleep longer, study finds

KOICHI SAITO/amanaimagesRF/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends an infant sleep in the same room as the parent, on a separate surface, at least until six months and preferably until age 1 to decrease the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Now, a study out of Pennsylvania State University suggests a different approach to infant sleep and recommends that the AAP sleep guidelines be reconsidered.

For more on the study, see here.

For the study, researchers looked at 256 parent-infant pairs through age 9 months. They divided the pairs who participated in the study into two groups: one that received only education on preventing SIDS and one that received both SIDS education and encouragement for the parent to have the child sleep in a separate room by 4 months of age.

At 9 months old, infants in the study who had slept on their own by 4 months of age had longer stretches of uninterrupted sleep, averaging 46 minutes more, compared to infants who shared rooms with parents. These earlier independent sleepers also slept about 40 minutes longer, on average, at 9 months of age.

And the researchers found another trend: Parents who kept their babies in the same room to sleep were much more likely to bring their infants into their adult beds in the middle of the night -– a practice that the AAP says is dangerous for babies.

The authors noted that the discrepancies in sleep could have been caused by additional factors, as well. For one, parents whose babies did not sleep as well may have preferred to keep their infants closer at night and not all families had the ability to have separate rooms for their babies. Different cultures may also have preferences for either same-room or independent sleep and some independent sleepers may have woken in the night and soothed themselves back to sleep without parents knowing.

They recommended removing the guideline for parents to share rooms with their infants at night through age 1 until further evidence supporting its benefits could be found.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story inaccurately presented the position of the American Academy of Pediatrics on best infant sleep practices.  The story has been updated to reflect the fact that the nation’s top pediatrics group recommends that “infants sleep in the parents’ room, close to the parents’ bed, but on a separate surface designed for infants, ideally for the first year of life, but at least for the first 6 months.” This has been the AAP’s position since October 2016.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Friday
Jun092017

Teacher snaps photo of cancer survivor on 1st and last day of school

Emily Herod (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- A touching image of a first-grader on her last day of school is gaining viral attention after she posed with a photo of herself during her fight with cancer.

Sophi Eber's teacher, Emily Herod, snapped the photo on May 25 to show the difference of what one school year made for her student. Herod then sent the photo to 7-year-old Sophi's parents.

"That before and after is so striking and really exemplifies how strong she is and how much she's gone through," mom Bethany Eber of Kansas City, Missouri, told ABC News. "My husband and I wept. It's such an incredible picture of who she is and the fact that her smile is the same no matter what she's going through. She loved school and school, for her, represented normalcy."

Sophi was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma in February 2016 when she was halfway through kindergarten.

She has undergone six rounds of chemotherapy, 14 rounds of radiation, five rounds of immunotherapy and a surgery to remove what was left of the tumor in her abdomen.

As of Friday, Sophi's treatments have "killed every cancer cell in her body" and her recent scans have come back clear, Eber said.

On Aug. 15, 2016, Sophi began school as a first-grader. Herod told ABC News that she took photos of all the students on the first day of school and posted them outside her classroom.

On May 25, the last day of school, Herod said she was removing the kids' first day of school pictures from the bulletin board when she came across Sophi's snapshot.

"I just sat there and I stared at it and got choked up," said Herod of Renner Elementary School in Kansas City. "She missed school once a month to go to New York for treatment. She came to us so sick and couldn't make it through recess without taking a break and to see the way she looked on the last day of school just blew me away."

Herod emailed the photo to the Ebers, who posted it on the Sophi Strong Facebook page. Dad Zac Eber also posted the picture on Reddit, where it received a ton of buzz.

"That before picture was at her lowest," Bethany Eber said of her daughter. "She was still recovering from chemotherapy and from the surgery and it had been a really rough six months. She was down to probably 33 pounds in that photo and that tube is actually a feeding tube. The after picture, she doesn't have the tube in the nose, the central line had been removed and she's probably up by 10 pounds."

When asked what she thought of the photo, Sophi flexed her muscles and replied, "Look how big my muscles are now!" her mother said.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Friday
Jun092017

Special glasses let legally blind man see wife walk down the aisle

Courtesy Kelli Airey(NEW YORK) -- A legally blind man was finally able to see his wife of 15 years thanks to technology.

Andrew and Kelli Airey wanted to celebrate 15 years of marriage with their closest 25 family members and friends on April 30.

It was perfect timing as Andrew, 37, who was born with Stargardt's disease, a condition that causes eventual central vision loss, had just been outfitted with a pair of eSight glasses.

"I see objects. I just don’t see details," the Conway, New Hampshire, father of three told ABC News. "So if you look through a camera and adjust the lens so that it's out of focus that’s what I see."

After fundraising online for about a year, Andrew was able to afford the glasses, which cost $10,000. The glasses include "a high-speed, high-definition camera that captures everything the user is looking at," according to the company's website.

Years before Andrew would depend on a variety of magnifying tools and glasses to help him navigate his world. He also memorized his home and relied on his wife, who's a practicing nurse.

"As soon as I put them on...I could read a clock at 15 feet away. It was amazing," Andrew recalled.

Andrew, who was also previously color-blind, said his second wedding day was one he'd never forget because he could see it vividly.

A video of their heartwarming nuptials went viral on Facebook earlier this week.

The father gushed about seeing his "daughters and being able to see their dresses and their faces and their jewelry."

"And when my wife came down the aisle...when she came to me, I could see her eyes, her ears, her nose," he added. "She had sparkles in her veil. These are things that you don’t see when you’re blind."

It was especially important for Andrew to make the day special for his wife, whom he calls his "rock."

"You could imagine there are some challenges," he said, noting that his wife has to be the sole breadwinner since the former Verizon manager cannot work any longer. And all of his "specialty optics" are not covered by insurance, he said. "They're all out of pocket."

"She’s been a great covenant spouse," Andrew added. "For better for worse, she’s been that person for me. She’s not a complainer. I know she genuinely loves me for all the right reasons and that’s very special."

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Friday
Jun092017

Dog with terminal cancer gets ‘married’ on bucket list adventure

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A terminally ill dog named Mr. Molson is embarking on bucket list adventures.

Mr. Molson, a 12-year-old golden retriever, was diagnosed with cancer in March and was given three months to live. Since then, his owners have been spending the time they have left together in a special ways.

"He's right on the three month mark, but he hasn't seemed to have given up yet," Tim Griffin, 36, of Red Lion, Pennsylvania, told ABC News today. "He's very friendly ... he's always the first one to walk up and say hello. Instead of dwelling on the downside of a diagnosis like this, with a bucket list, it's something to look forward to.

"It's letting us have a lot of fun with him and make some good memories before he goes."

Griffin, a dad of two, said Mr. Molson became his pet in 2005, after he was born to another family on a local farm.

In January, Griffin discovered a growth on Mr. Molson's nose, which was later removed. In March, however, the tumor returned and was diagnosed as maxillary fibrosarcoma -- an incurable cancer.

Kristi Meyers, the veterinarian technician who cares for Mr. Molson, suggested that the family start a bucket list for their dog.

"What he has done for Mr. Molson is absolutely moving," said Meyers of the Animal Emergency and Referral Center of York. "My heart just explodes ... it's such an honor to be included in such an amazing tribute to this dog."

Soon, Griffin and his children Chloe, 10, and Elliot, 8, created a list of about 40 items for Mr. Molson.

So far, Mr. Molson has walked in a parade, ate a steak dinner, rode in a police car, rode in a fire truck and swam in the ocean, among other things.

On June 2, Mr. Molson "married" a black Labrador named Josie with family, friends and strangers at York Township Park in York County, Pennsylvania.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Page 1 ... 3 4 5 6 7 ... 1624 Next 10 Entries »






ABC News Radio