updated 10/10/2005 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 10/10/2005 AT 01:00 AM EDT
American Idol runner-up Bo Bice, 29, and his wife, Caroline Fisher, a former waitress, welcomed a baby boy, Aiden, on Sept. 24. The couple wed June 15 in Birmingham, Ala.
Following a stroke and heart attack in August, Coretta Scott King, 78, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s widow, was released from an Atlanta hospital Sept. 22. The stroke affected the right side of King's face and rendered her unable to talk, but her doctor said there has been improvement.
Country singer Mindy McCready, 29, was released from a Nashville hospital after overdosing on antidepressant medication Sept. 23. According to the police report, a pregnant McCready took 30 antidepressant pills after a telephone argument about maternity expenses with her boyfriend, aspiring singer William McKnight, 39, who is the father of the baby. In May McKnight was charged with attempted murder after allegedly trying to strangle McCready at her home. Lawyers for McCready or McKnight could not be reached for comment.
Carolyn Correa, 43, the New Jersey woman accused of kidnapping 10-day-old Delimar Vera during a house fire in December 1997 and raising the infant as her own (PEOPLE, March 21, 2005), was sentenced to 9 to 30 years in prison on Sept. 23. Luz Cuevas, 33, the biological mother of the baby girl, had always believed her child survived the fire and went to police after spotting a familiar 7-year-old at a birthday party in January 2003. DNA tests confirmed Cuevas's suspicions, and she was reunited with her daughter last year. "You robbed a small girl of a very great deal," the judge told Correa at her sentencing.
Actress Pamela Anderson (Stacked), 38, applied for a restraining order against William Stansfield, who she claims approached her and her family members several times over the past month. The actress alleges that she saw Stansfield talking to her 7-year-old son Dylan at school Sept. 7, and when she intervened, Stansfield asked her to star in a movie he had written for her.
Cindy Sheehan, 48, the California antiwar activist who gained attention by protesting outside President George W. Bush's Crawford, Texas, ranch in August, was arrested with more than 350 other demonstrators outside the White House Sept. 26. Police said protesters were taken into custody after they refused to move from a sidewalk, even though they were warned three times to keep the rally moving. Sheehan's 24-year-old son Casey was killed in Iraq in 2004.
THE PRISONER-ABUSE SCANDAL
Army Pfc. Lynndie England, a U.S. soldier at the center of the Abu Ghraib prisoner-abuse scandal in Iraq, was convicted of six charges including conspiracy and maltreatment Sept. 26 in Fort Hood, Texas. The prosecution focused on photos of England with naked detainees—as well as one of her holding a prisoner by a leash-like strap—which surfaced in 2004. England was the last of nine soldiers tried for mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners. She was sentenced to three years in prison on Sept. 27. "We knew they weren't going to let her walk," says her lawyer.