The little boy who won over a nation as "Batkid" was supposed to be a part of the Oscars on Sunday night, but his segment was cut short. "The Amazing Spiderman" star Andrew Garfield, who was due to star in the segment with Batkid, instead went on a trip to Disneyland with the younger star.
"Due to the nature of a live show, hard decisions sometimes must be made which require the Academy to cut segments due to the logistics of production," the Academy said in a public statement after a fuss was raised about Batkid's segment being omitted. "Andrew Garfield understood that his segment had to be omitted, and he drove to Disneyland on Monday to spend time with 5-year-old Miles Scott (Batkid) and his family."
It was still devastating to the Scott family, who said that Miles had been looking forward to working with Garfield, another person playing a superhero. more >>
The pregnant mother who drove her minivan and three children into the water reportedly spoke of demons, her sister told authorities. The woman and her children were rescued by good Samaritans, and she is now hospitalized for mental evaluation.
"She's talking about Jesus, that there's demons in the house," Ebony Wilkerson's sister told police in a phone call. "She's got the kids in the car with her."
The police spoke with Wilkerson and determined that there was no reason to hold her or take the children into protective custody. more >>
Cayden Taipalus, 8, saw a need within his school and decided to take action. The third grader at Challenger Elementary School in Howell, Michigan saw a friend forced to give up his hot lunch because his account balance was overdue; Taipalus decided to make a change and pay off the account balances for all the students at his school.
"I just want to make kids have a better lunch," Cayden told Today.
Cayden came home upset when his friend was forced to give up his hot lunch simply because his account was overdue. He came home and told his mother about the situation and decided he wanted to help his friend and all those who were forced to go without a hot lunch. Together they returned empty bottles and cans and asked for donations from family and friends. more >>
As "Bulloch Family Ranch" picks up for the second season, Rusty and Julie are back to their regular lives of taking in children who need them and spending plenty of time with their family. The Bullochs recently visited New York and took time to speak with The Christian Post about the new season and how love is what keeps their family together during the trying times.
As viewers may know, Rusty and Julie have been married for 26 years and have two biological children and numerous "Ranch kids" that they have taken in over the years. Three "Ranch kids" currently stay with the Bullochs, and bringing one of those children to the ranch caused a great stir among the family.
When asked why she would make the decision to offer an invitation to Ciara, one of the "Ranch kids," without consulting her family, as is Bulloch family protocol, Julie responded that it was just one of those moments where "you know the right thing to do in that moment, so you just do it." more >>
A mysterious illness resembling polio has left five children paralyzed and made at least 25 children ill so far. Medical officials are worried that there is no cure and that improvement seems very slim in the children ages two to 16.
"The recovery has been, in the best cases, marginal," Emmanuell Waubant, professor of neurology and pediatrics at UCSF told NBC. "In the worst cases, there has been no recovery at all."
All five children left paralyzed live in the San Francisco Bay Area, but that is as far as the similarities go. Two of the children tested positive for human enterovirus-68, which was previously associated with polio-like symptoms, but three of the children did not. The polio virus was eradicated by a vaccine, but some people still carry the enterovirus, which can be either neutral or lead to serious illness. more >>
A former Fox News reporter from New Jersey was convicted of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl at his home between 2009 and 2010. He was also found guilty of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, child endangerment, possession of child pornography and tampering with evidence. He has yet to be sentenced.
"Tell the kids I love them, Monica," Charles Leaf yelled to his wife before being removed from the courtroom in Bergen County.
Leaf had been found guilty after a jury deliberated for a little over five hours. The case was excruciating for jurors. The victim, now 8, was the first to testify in Leaf's trial. She told the jury that her allegations of molestation were made up and told to her by her nanny. A jury did find him guilty, though, and Leaf's own sister thinks that the jury made the right decision. more >>