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He Was Set to Marry Her Girl. Now, a Murder Charge

Ohio's Jeffrey Scullin Jr. is accused of killing his future mother-in-law, Melinda Pleskovic

(Newser) - A 911 caller in Ohio who told the dispatcher "there's a lot of blood" after he came across the body of his future mother-in-law is now being accused of her murder. "Jeffery William Scullin Jr. has been charged with aggravated murder," Strongsville Police Chief Mark Fender... More »

F1 Chief's Mother-in-Law Rescued From Kidnappers

She was found unharmed near Sao Paulo

(Newser) - Brazilian police said Sunday they rescued the kidnapped mother-in-law of Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone from two men on the outskirts of Sao Paulo. According to police, 67-year-old Aparecida Schunck, who had been held since Friday last week, was not harmed in the operation conducted by Sao Paulo's anti-kidnapping... More »

In-Laws Can Lower Your Chance of Divorce

So long as they're chummy with the hubby

(Newser) - If you assumed the only effect in-laws could have on your marriage would be to put it on a path toward divorce, well, you'd be half right. In 1986, a researcher asked 373 newly married couples to rate how close they were to their in-laws. The good news: Husbands... More »

Tiger Woods' Mother-In-Law Out of Hospital

Her daughters had dinner with her, blame food poisoning

(Newser) - Tiger Woods' mother-in-law seems to be recovered from the episode that saw her rushed to the hospital last night. Barbro Holmberg has been released and is resting at one of Tiger's houses. She went out to dinner last night with daughter Elin Nordegren and Elin's twin sister, then woke in... More »

Tiger Woods' Mother-In-Law in Stable Condition

Elin Nordegren's mother Barbro Holmberg hospitalized with stomach pain

(Newser) - The woman rushed to a hospital early this morning from Tiger Woods’ Florida home is his mother-in-law, Barbro Holmberg. Elin Nordegren’s mother was admitted to Health Central Hospital, but is in stable condition, WESH-TV reports. Holmberg, a county governor in Sweden, is "undergoing an evaluation" for stomach pain,... More »

Comic's Mother-in-Law Sues Over Jokes

Sunda Croonquist's mother-in-law seeks damages for Jew jokes

(Newser) - The situation faced by comedian Sunda Croonquist sounds like it’s from one of her routines: mother-in-law sues comedian after being the butt of one too many jokes. But Croonquist’s mother-in-law is serious—she says her daughter-in-law makes her sound like a racist. She’s seeking unspecified damages and... More »

Dallas Cop in Moats Traffic Stop Resigns

(Newser) - The Dallas police officer who was suspended after stopping NFL player Ryan Moats, keeping him from his mother-in-law's deathbed, has resigned, the Dallas Morning News reports. Robert Powell said he made the decision “with a heavy heart and great sadness” and hopes the move will allow people “to... More »

Moats to Traffic-Stop Cop: Apology Accepted

(Newser) - NFL player Ryan Moats said today he accepted the apology of the cop who stopped and detained him with a drawn gun in a hospital parking lot, preventing him from seeing his mother-in-law before she died, though his wife was allowed to go to her bedside. Moats told Good Morning ... More »

Cop Who Harassed NFL Player Apologizes

(Newser) - A Dallas police officer who pulled out a gun on an NFL running back rushing to see his dying mother-in-law apologized today, the Dallas Morning News reports. "I wish to publicly and sincerely apologize to the Moats family... and to all those who have been rightfully angered by my... More »

'First Grandma' Moving Into White House

(Newser) - Michelle Obama’s mother is moving into the White House, at least temporarily, the New York Times reports. Marian Robinson, 71, is already in Washington helping out the family, much as she did with the Obamas’ daughters during the campaign. “She will determine in the coming months whether or... More »

First Granny Mulls White House Move

Resident mom-in-law good for the nation, if not the Obamas

(Newser) - With the Cabinet-pick mania waning, Beltway buffs are left speculating on whether first granny Marian Robinson will join the Obamas in their new residence. One poll places the move-in likelihood at 70%, and there's a petition going that supports "her presence in the Obama White House." Even... More »

Female In-Laws Suffer the Most: Study

(Newser) - Mother-in-law jokes focus on the husband's pain, but female in-laws wage the biggest family battles, the Guardian reports. A 20-year study of hundreds of families shows that 60% of women blame their female in-law for feelings of stress and misery. Mothers-in-law complained of feeling isolated and unappreciated, while daughters-in-law were... More »

Biden Suspends Campaign for Family Death

Mother-in-law dies after long illness

(Newser) - Joe Biden has suspended his campaign until Wednesday to attend to funeral arrangements for his mother-in-law. Bonny Jean Jacobs, 78, died yesterday after a long illness, reports the Delaware News Journal. Biden had already canceled weekend campaign stops as her condition deteriorated. She died the same day Biden's son, Beau,... More »

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