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Cops: Couple Flew 8K Miles to Beat Son's Wife in Florida

Police say Silky Gaind was found covered in bruises

(Newser) - Police in Florida say a couple from Punjab, India, flew what the BBC reports was 8,000 miles to Florida in order to help their son "counsel and discipline" his wife. The woman, Silky Gaind, was allegedly held captive—along with her 1-year-old daughter—and beaten by the trio.... 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 »

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 »

Daughter-in-Law Scolded Astor for Breaking Hip

Charlene Marshall berated 101-year-old in hospital: witness

(Newser) - Brooke Astor’s daughter-in-law berated the 101-year-old socialite for breaking her hip in 2003, the New York Post reports. “We had to cancel our trip to London all because of you!” Charlene Marshall groused to the hospitalized Astor, according to testimony from housekeeper Angela Moore. Anthony Marshall is... 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 »

In-Laws Pose Health Hazard for Japanese Women: Study

Heart attack risk triples when under same roof

(Newser) - Japanese women who live with their in-laws face three times the risk of a heart attack than those living only with their husbands, a study finds. “This is the first epidemiological study to show that these traditional living arrangements in Japan are rather harmful for women,” one of... More »

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