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Son Kills Mom During Fight About College Grades: Cops

Tyler Blansit, 22, confessed to police

(Newser) - Mentone, a popular vacation destination on top of Alabama's Lookout Mountain, is more closely associated with the words "retreat," "paradise," and "idyllic" than with "murder." But as puts it, "that paradise was shattered Friday" when police received a 911... More »

Good Grades in High School May Mean Good Health Later

Study finds correlation over six-decade study

(Newser) - Being a top student in high school has obvious benefits, mainly with regard to getting into a good college. But being a top high school performer might have more lasting effects: it leads to better health all throughout life, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin tracked... More »

Mom to Kid With Bad Grades: Kill Your Hamster

Jailed Lynn Middlebrooks Geter forced son to do deed with hammer

(Newser) - A 38-year-old Georgia woman is in jail today after allegedly forcing her son to kill his pet hamster with a hammer after he earned poor grades in school. Lynn Middlebrooks Geter is charged with animal cruelty, child cruelty, and battery. The incident came to light when the 12-year-old boy told... More »

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