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  • Lion rescued from Syria zoo gives birth in Jordan reserve

    August 13, 2017 12:03 PM

    SOUF, Jordan - The odds had been stacked against Hajar, a lion cub born just hours after her mother Dana, rescued from a zoo in war-torn Syrian, was released into a wildlife reserve in Jordan. Dana and 12 other animals, including four other lions and two tigers, had... more »
  • Dad arrested for speeding to hospital with wife in labor

    July 20, 2017 11:16 AM

    PINEVILLE - A Louisiana man who was rushing his wife to the hospital at speeds topping 100 mph missed his child's birth because he was in jail. KALB-TV reports that Zak Evans was arrested Monday and remained in jail as the couple's daughter was born. His wife,... more »
  • April the giraffe in NY has calf as 1.2 million watch online

    April 15, 2017 12:02 PM

    HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. - April the giraffe has given birth at a New York zoo as more than a million people around the world watched live. The 15-year-old giraffe delivered her calf Saturday in an enclosed pen at the zoo in Harpursville, a rural upstate village about 130 miles northwest of... more »
  • Judge blocks Louisiana marriage law

    March 22, 2017 7:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has blocked a Louisiana law that prevents people without birth certificates from marrying. The judge's preliminary injunction means Viet Anh "Victor" Vo is likely to win his constitutional challenge of the state law if it goes to trial. Vo is a U.S. citizen who... more »
  • Baton Rouge General welcomes first 2017 Mardi Gras babies

    February 28, 2017 3:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge General is celebrating its first Mardi Gras babies of 2017. Halie Branam and Jay Johnson welcomed baby Leaon Francis Johnson into the world at 9:52 a.m. Tuesday. Weighing 6 lbs and 12 oz, Leaon is the first Mardi Gras baby born at Baton Rouge... more »
  • China's birthrate rises after one-child policy loosened

    January 23, 2017 10:11 PM

    BEIJING - The number of births in China has risen nearly 8 percent in the year after the government loosened its unpopular one-child policy. China's National Health and Family Planning Commission said this week that 17.86 million children were born last year, an increase of 1.31 million from 2015. Nearly... more »
  • SC teen abducted as a Florida newborn meets birth parents

    January 15, 2017 1:32 PM

    WALTERBORO, S.C. - An 18-year-old South Carolina woman abducted from a Florida hospital hours after her birth is meeting her biological family for the first time. Multiple media organizations report that Kamiyah Mobley met her birth parents on Saturday at the police department in Walterboro, the city 50 miles west... more »
  • Separated conjoined twins meet for first time since surgery

    December 14, 2016 11:33 PM

    PALO ALTO, Calif. - The conjoined California twins that were separated last week following a 17-hour marathon surgery have been reunited for the first time since the operation. Eva and Erika Sandoval have been recovering in separate beds in the same room, but they could not see each other well.... more »
  • Lauren Holiday, U.S. soccer player, gives birth weeks before brain surgery

    October 7, 2016 2:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Lauren Holiday, a soccer player of the U.S. women's national team and wife of NBA player Jure Holiday, gave birth this week, just weeks away from brain surgery. It was revealed earlier last month that Lauren would need brain surgery to remove a tumor, but surgery... more »
  • Chelsea Clinton gives birth to second child, son Aidan

    June 18, 2016 3:49 PM

    NEW YORK - Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is a grandmother twice over. Chelsea Clinton announced Saturday that she has given birth to her second child, son Aidan. The 36-year-old daughter of former President Bill Clinton and current presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton lives in New York. Marc... more »
  • And the Kimye baby's name is .... Saint West

    December 7, 2015 4:10 PM

    LOS ANGELES - And the baby de jour's name is ... Saint West. Kim Kardashian West and hubby Kanye announced the name of their new boy via Twitter and her app. Daughter North's brother was born Saturday, weighing in at 8 pounds, 1 ounce. Kardashian West has tracked her pregnancy... more »
  • Accused killer gives birth pending trial

    September 12, 2015 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Brittany Monk, a woman accused of murdering the man who admitted to molesting her when she was a young girl, gave birth to her only child last Tuesday according to her fiance's father. Monk, 18, and her fiancé Jace Crehan, 21, are accused of killing Robert... more »
  • Giant Panda gives birth at National Zoo

    August 22, 2015 5:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - Washington's National Zoo says its female giant panda has given birth to a cub. The zoo says Mei Xiang gave birth to the cub Saturday at 5:34 p.m. If the cub survives, it would be the 17-year-old panda's third surviving offspring. Mei Xiang's first cub, Tai Shan, was... more »
  • Murder victim leaves behind premature girl Play Video

    March 30, 2015 6:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Family members of a woman murdered in Baton Rouge last week said she left behind both joy and tragedy in her life. Police said Jemina Williams was found shot and partially clothed in the parking lot of an auto parts story on March 26. Authorities haven't... more »
  • Agents target industry helping Chinese women have US babies

    March 3, 2015 11:10 AM

    IRVINE, Calif. - Federal agents are searching more than a dozen homes in a crackdown on an industry that helps pregnant Chinese women travel to the U.S. to give birth to American babies. The crackdown on three alleged maternity tourism rings may be the biggest yet by federal homeland security... more »
  • Jack Daniels' son is Jim Beam

    December 25, 2014 10:42 AM

    GRAY - A man named after whiskey has named his son for bourbon. Thirty-one-year-old Jack Daniels Leathers of Gray says he and his 23-year-old wife, Lydia Leathers, chose the name well before their marriage. He tells The Courier they talked about baby names on their first date, and thought Jim... more »
  • 2 tiger cubs born at Alexandria Zoo

    December 11, 2014 3:02 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - The Alexandria Zoo has announced the birth of two male Malayan tiger cubs. The cubs were born Nov. 16. However, the Town Talk reports that zoo officials delayed the announcement because two previous litters didn't survive. The cubs will be on display in a special viewing room during... more »
  • Omaha zoo announces birth of rare white lion cub

    November 26, 2014 1:02 PM

    OMAHA, NE - Omaha zoo officials say one of its lionesses has given birth to a rare white cub. The Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium says the male cub is one of three cubs born late last week, two males and one female. Zoo officials say lion cubs typically weigh... more »

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