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Kid uses Make-A-Wish to pay it forward

A Pennsylvania boy didn’t use his Make-A-Wish like most kids do — he used it to pay if forward to others.

Video of dad dancing with disabled daughter is a tearjerker

Most fathers would do anything for their daughter, right? That’s certainly a true statement in 12-year-old McKenzie Carey’s case — her father helps her perform her dance routines in pageants because she can’t do it alone.

Obama encourages family-friendly work policies

President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States should join the rest of the industrialized world and offer paid leave for mothers of newborns.

Officials move to ban drones in U.S. national parks

The National Park Service is taking steps to ban drones from 84 million acres of public lands and waterways, saying the unmanned aircraft annoy visitors, harass wildlife and threaten safety.

Sick Minn. boy gets to be superhero for a day, saves city

A 4-year-old Winona boy got to save the day as his favorite superhero. Gavin Quimby dressed up as Superman Thursday and came to the rescue as “Super-Gav.” He wore a blue Superman shirt — with a “G” instead of an “S” — and a red cape.

Man saves baby crawling on highway

A baby is safe after being found crawling on the side of a Georgia highway last Friday.

Defrocked pastor now an outspoken critic of Methodist policies

Frank Schaefer lost his job but not his voice. Defrocked by the United Methodist Church six months ago for officiating his son’s same-sex wedding, Schaefer has gained a following among reformers who want the church to loosen its policies on homosexuality.

KFC gives $30K to pit bull-attack victim asked to leave restaurant

KFC Corp. says it’s investigating allegations that a restaurant employee in Jackson, Mississippi, asked a 3-year-old to leave because her facial injuries disturbed other patrons. The company is also giving $30,000 toward Victoria Wilcher’s medical bills, a spokesman said Sunday.

Swamp tour guide feeds gators chicken, marshmallows

Gasps can be heard by tourists on a swamp boat tour in south Louisiana as their guide jumps in the water to feed chicken and marshmallows to two alligators.