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Cops: College Kid Spit in, Poisoned Roomies' Food

University of SC student Hayley King appears to put Windex in containers

(Newser) - A University of South Carolina student allegedly tried to poison her roommates—an act that they appear to have caught on tape. Video available via WIS TV shows a woman apparently tampering with food in a refrigerator. According to police, that's Hayley King, a 22-year-old who had had "... More »

2 Dead as Shots Fired at University of South Carolina

Murder-suicide on Columbia campus

(Newser) - Two people died today in an apparent murder-suicide on the University of South Carolina's campus, a shooting state law enforcement authorities called "very isolated." The state's flagship university said in two alerts via its emergency system and Twitter that a shooting had occurred at the new... More »

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Handwritten Ledger Goes Online

'Gatsby' author apparently couldn't spell very well

(Newser) - F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby again hits the silver screen in a couple of weeks, and a rare look at some of the author's more mundane writings is getting aired. Fitzgerald's own financial ledger, a detailed handwritten account of his earnings for his various books and... More »

SC Cops Make Arrests in Phelps Case

Man who used to live in pot party house hit with possession

(Newser) - Police in the county where Michael Phelps was photographed smoking a bong have been arresting people as they seek to make a case against the swimmer, a South Carolina defense lawyer says. The attorney said he has a client who was questioned about the now-infamous party Phelps attended near the... More »

We May Never Know Who Took the Pot Pic

Many people could have taken bong photo

(Newser) - Plenty of people partied with Michael Phelps in South Carolina around the time he smoked marijuana, but the abundance of witnesses doesn't mean we'll ever know who took the picture that got the Olympian into trouble. Some fellow partiers saw iPhones out, but no one's even sure which night the... More »

Fit Trumps Fat in Longevity

Fitness more important than body fat in living longer: study

(Newser) - You can live longer if you're fit, even if you're fat. That's the surprising result of a new study of older Americans that found a brisk daily walk helps seniors live longer, regardless of body fat. The report, published in the Journal of the American Medicine Association, suggests older Americans... More »

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