People: Octomom now has 12 at home

A dozen children are now in Nadya Suleman’s care after two more of the world’s longest surviving set of octuplets arrived home from the hospital.

Makai and Jeremiah were released from Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center in Los Angeles on Thursday, exactly two months after their births.

The babies were born nine weeks premature on Jan. 26, weighing between 1 pound, 8 ounces, and 3 pounds, 4 ounces. Makai and Jeremiah, like their siblings who went home earlier, now each weigh more than 5 pounds.

The smallest octuplets, Jonah and Josiah, remain in Kaiser’s neonatal intensive care unit. The hospital would not release their weights or say when they might go home, but said they are doing well.

Former CBS news anchorman Walter Cronkite is trying to help preserve a historic cruise ship that is rusting away on Philadelphia’s waterfront.

The SS United States is the largest and fastest ocean liner ever built in the U.S. She hasn’t sailed since 1969 and is now tied up at a Philadelphia pier. A group called the SS United States Conservancy is trying to preserve the 990-foot ship. Cronkite is the new honorary chairman of the conservancy’s advisory council.

Cronkite has said repairing the ship would be a “restoration of American pride.”

The ship set a trans-Atlantic speed record on its maiden voyage in 1952.

A judge has dismissed a charge against Grammy-nominated singer Wayna after she was arrested at a Houston airport for trying to bring a collapsible police baton through security.

Wayna was charged with possession of a prohibited weapon Wednesday. The third-degree felony was dropped Friday. Wayna, who attended the hearing with an attorney, uses the baton as a prop while performing.

Police said Thursday that security guards at Bush International Airport discovered the 24-inch baton in her carry-on bag.

Wayna released her second album, “Higher Ground,” in 2008. One song on the album is “Billy Club,” a ballad about police abuse. She twirls and points the baton when performing it live.

Wayna thanked prosecutors for not pursuing the incident further.

Wayna’s song “Lovin You” was nominated this year for a Grammy for best urban/alternative performance.

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