A young boy who has battled with lymphoblastic leukemia since he was just 20 months old had just one dream for Make-a-Wish to fulfill for him: he wanted to be Batman for a day.
Now being dubbed as Bat Kid, 5-year-old Miles helped the police fight crime in San Francisco when he took on the Riddler and the Penguin.
According to the Los Angeles Times, once people in the city found out of Miles' wish, thousands volunteered to help out and create his dream of being Batman as San Francisco is being turned into Gotham City for a day. more >>
An Ohio couple may face charges after "returning" their adopted 9-year-old son to Butler County Children Services after a lifetime of raising him. Cleveland and Lisa Cox are wanted on charges of nonsupport of dependents and for "recklessly" abandoning their son, which is a first-degree misdemeanor.
"My position is children in general, not speaking to this specific case, they do not have a return to sender label on their forehead," Prosecutor Mike Gmoser told the Journal News. "They are their children for always and they have that duty to support and they cannot abandon without consequences. When you are the parent and you recklessly abandon a child or children, there are criminal consequences."
The boy, who has not been named by the press, is now being properly cared for after being abandoned; his court-appointed guardian said that he is "very hurt and confused." Adolfo Olivas added that boy needs help with his aggressive behavior. more >>
Christian author and motivational speaker Justin Lookadoo caused controversy with his latest speech at Richardson High School in Texas. Lookadoo, who gives dating advice, upset both students and parents when he quoted from his book, which says that "dateable girls know how to shut up."
"The reason it's so hard for you [girls] to succeed these days is not because of guys," Lookadoo told the high school audience. "You're doing it to yourselves. Somewhere between the modern church and the feminist movement, guys turned into pansies. Stand up and be a man! Do something with your life!" Lookadoo encouraged the men.
Lookadoo is the author of "The Dateable Rules" and "Dateable: Are you? Are They?" and runs a website R U Dateable, which offers a quiz for both girls and boys to determine whether or not they are "dateable" material. He offers a conservative approach to dating, such as women covering themselves up and not exposing or "teasing" the men they may date. more >>
Actress Jennifer Lawrence is adamantly against Hollywood's interest in selling sex and during a red-carpet event, said that she hopes her "Hunger Games" character of Katniss Everdeen will be a good role model for younger girls.
"It's a part of the entertainment industry that sells-sex sells," the 23-year-old actress told BBC News. "And for some disgusting reason, young sex sells even more. It's not really something that I worry about because I feel like everybody's kind of got their own path and they have their own way of finding themselves. And for some people, that's how they feel best, that's how they feel sexy, that's how they want to perform. I'm just saying, to each their own."
Yet Lawrence hopes that Katniss Everdeen will provide a good, healthy sense of strength for young girls. She also explained that she refused to lose weight for roles, including "The Hunger Games." more >>
Numerous police agencies are investigating the death of 18-year-old Brittany Wawrzyniak, of Worth, Illinois. Authorities arrested 20-year-old Eric Johnson, and have said that his arrest on drug charges is related to Wawrzyniak's death but wouldn't say how.
Wawrzyniak was apparently beaten and thrown from a car in Worth on Friday night. The impact killed her, and police have been investigating ever since. They arrested Johnson soon after, but Wawrzyniak's family is still waiting for more answers, such as what Johnson had to do with their daughter's death and why she was killed.
Green Bay Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, suprised a teenage girl suffering from Spina Bifida by creating her a song and performing it for her.
"Aaron Rodgers and David Gruber partner for season two of itsAaron.com. This year David is introducing Aaron to three new organizations who are making a difference in the lives of kids. In this episode, Aaron and David surprise Kelly at The Pabst Theater, highlighting the work of IndependenceFirst, an organization run by and for the benefit of people who have disabilities," the YouTube description read.
Watch the touching story below. more >>