09:22 AM EDT 08/01/2014
Originally posted 07/24/2014 04:30PM
Now she's really a teenager.
Originally posted 07/24/2014 02:55PM
A week after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was brought down by a missile attack, friends and family members struggle to make sense of the tragedy and make sure their loved ones are not forgotten.
Originally posted 07/23/2014 04:00PM
The parents of three Australian children who died in the Malaysia Airlines crash are speaking out, calling for the triumph of love over hate.
Originally posted 07/23/2014 02:10PM
A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead.
Originally posted 07/23/2014 10:55AM
A young man died after a hole he dug on a Northern California beach collapsed and trapped him in the sand for at least five minutes, authorities said Tuesday.
Originally posted 07/17/2014 08:15PM
A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with 295 people onboard was apparently shot down Thursday over Ukraine.
Originally posted 07/15/2014 06:45PM
Melissa "Missy" Trahan was just 16 months old when she was rescued from the rubble of Pan Am Flight 759 in Kenner, Louisiana, on July 9, 1982.
Originally posted 12/14/2013 10:00AM
Erica Lafferty and Carlee Soto first remember seeing each other at the Newtown firehouse on Dec. 14, awaiting word of their relatives' fate.
Earlier that morning, Erica's mom, Sandy Hook school principal Dawn Hochsprung, 47, had rushed out of a meeting when she heard gunshots. As she ran toward the shooter, he gunned her down. He then burst into Vicki Soto's first-grade class, just moments after she had herded a group of children into a closet.
Lanza shot the 27-year-old teacher, her aide, Anne Marie Murphy, and the five children Soto and Murphy tried to shield.
Originally posted 12/11/2013 12:05PM
Mark Barden still cannot believe his son Daniel is no longer here to cuddle on snowy winter mornings or challenge him to foosball games before school.
"In those first few seconds when I'm awake, I still have to think, 'Was this whole thing just a horrible dream?' " he says. "I still find myself trying to comprehend it, as we all are."
Barden lost his 7-year-old son on Dec. 14, 2012, when 20-year-old Adam Lanza stormed into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., killing 20 first graders, including Daniel, and six educators before turning the gun on himself.
Originally posted 11/15/2013 10:30AM
Two years ago, Madonna Bagder endured the worst Christmas imaginable: Her three young daughters and parents died in a fire that tore through her Connecticut home.
In the aftermath, a despondent Badger repeatedly threatened to kill herself, barely coping in a haze of grief and despair.
But today, the 49-year-old ad-agency owner has managed to find happiness again – and is even engaged to be married.
"It’s never going to be easy. The pain is just so huge that sometimes it feels like a prison cell," she writes in a moving first-person essay in Vogue. "But trying really hard to not feel sorry for myself makes me feel good ... Basically, I go to wherever the light is, because anything else is darkness, and it can be a deeply black darkness."
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