K-9 featured in Netflix's 'Rescued by Ruby' euthanized

A Rhode Island dog whose inspiring story of going from shelter dog to life-saving police K-9 became the subject of a recent Netflix movie has been euthanized. State Police said Sunday K-9 Ruby was put down Friday following a “sudden, acute, and untreatable illness.” She was 11 years old. The superintendent of the state police expressed gratitude for K-9 Ruby’s years of service.  In 2017, she gained notoriety after locating a teenage boy who was severely injured while hiking in the woods. The boy was the son of the shelter worker who advocated for her. Her story was made into the 2022 Netflix movie “Rescued by Ruby.”  

Baby formula shortage fueling spike in milk bank interest

The U.S. baby formula shortage has sparked a surge of interest among moms who want to donate breast milk to help bridge the supply gap as well as those seeking to keep their babies fed. It’s a pathway that won’t work for every formula-fed baby, especially those with special dietary needs, and it comes with challenges because milk banks prioritize feeding medically fragile infants. The shortage stemmed from a safety recall and supply disruptions and has captured national attention with panicked parents looking to swap and buy formula online. President Joe Biden has said his administration will step up its response. 

Britney Spears says she's lost baby due to miscarriage

Britney Spears says she has lost a baby early in her pregnancy. Spears announced the loss on Instagram Saturday in a joint post with her partner, Sam Asghari. The pop superstar said in April that she was expecting a child with Asghari. Spears last year gained her freedom from a court conservatorship that controlled her life for more than a decade. The couple called the unborn child their “miracle baby” and say they will keep trying to have children together. The 40-year-old Spears has said she longed for a baby with the 28-year-old Asghari, a personal trainer, but also said the nearly 14-year-long conservatorship forced her to remain on birth control.

Hepatitis Outbreak in Kids: How to keep your kids safe

SPOKANE, Wash — The World Health Organization recently reported unexplained hepatitis cases in 20 nations around the world. Most of them have been reported from European countries. However, the outbreak of hepatitis among children has recently been identified in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating 109 cases of hepatitis of unknown origin in 25 states,…