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Jodie Sweetin and ex’s custody agreement includes drug testing
The couple's custody agreement also specifies that daughter Beatrix "shall only be driven by a sober driver."
34 points by New York Post | Jodie Sweetin Marriage Full House Methamphetamine Divorce Heroin Drug addiction American child actors
Toronto Film Review: Fan Bingbing in ‘I Am Not Madame Bovary’
A de-glammed Fan Bingbing's peasant heroine is anything but helpless, as her quest for justice reaches the highest levels of government.
34 points by Variety | Gustave Flaubert Marriage Madame Bovary Rouen Causality Fan Bingbing
Nepal believes looking at this child goddess will bring you luck
This is Yunika, and she is the seven-year-old ‘Goddess’ worshipped in Nepal. Draped in traditional costume and decorated in face paint, the young girl is known as a Kumari — a centuries-old tradition that means she will give luck to anyone who lays eyes on her. The Kumari’s (which translates to Goddess) are chosen within...
2627 points by New York Post | Newa people Kumari Newar Hinduism Prime minister Buddhism in Nepal Marriage
Blac Chyna will have Kardashian sisters in wedding
Despite the pressure to exchange vows, Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian won't get married until after their child is born.
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Renee Zellweger: Kenny Chesney gay rumors made me sad
Annie MartinLOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Renee Zellweger addressed past rumors that she and ex-husband Kenny Chesney split because the country star is gay.
2 points by UPI | United Press International William Randolph Hearst International News Service News World Communications Renée Zellweger Marriage Bridget Jones Doyle Bramhall II
Frantic woman calls family from trunk of car before death
HELENA, Mont. — A terrified Montana mother called her husband from the dark trunk of a moving car to say she had been overpowered at a highway rest stop and didn't know where she was.The call set off a frantic search by her family and law enforcement that ended when Rita Maze's body was found Wednesday in the trunk of her car, abandoned near Spokane International Airport in Washington state.The 47-year-old Maze had been shot to death, a medical examiner said Thursday.Authorities and family members believe the abduction was random. A suspect has not been identified.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Police English-language films Family Mother Marriage American films Wife Police officer
Mary A. Lupo, at age 79, resident of Somerville
Mary A. (Ferreira) Lupo of Somerville, formerly of Charlestown, died Sept. 1 at her home. She was 79.Born in Troy, N.Y., Mrs. Lupo lived in New York until moving to Massachusetts to attend boarding school.Mrs. Lupo lived in Charlestown for more than 40 years. She moved to Somerville 20 years ago.She was a homemaker for most of her life.Mrs. Lupo is survived by her husband of 58 years, Joseph F.; three daughters, Mary Battinelli, Patricia Lunardi and Linda Brown; a sister, Janice Grace; and eight grandchildren.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Family Funeral Burial Funeral home Death customs New York Cemetery Marriage
School Board votes to support state mandate for parental opt-in for sex ed classes
The Clark County School Board late Thursday voted to support the Nevada Legislature’s mandate that parents grant permission before their children participate in sex education courses.
273 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Teenage pregnancy High school Sex education Education Birth control Condom Marriage Human sexual behavior
Woman gets husband barred from attending their child’s birth
It’s his kid — but he’s legally barred from attending the birth. In a first-of-its-kind case in the state, a pregnant Staten Island nurse has won the right to ban her estranged husband from the delivery room for the upcoming birth of their child. “It basically boils down to it’s not about him, it’s about...
2812 points by New York Post | Human rights Supreme Court of the United States Law Childbirth Woman Marriage United States Constitution Wife
Jules Wainstein out at Bravo as divorce drama takes nasty turn
She's leaving "Real Housewives of New York" to deal with her personal life after just one season.
495 points by New York Post | Reality television Marriage Court The Real Housewives of New York City Lawyer Bravo Receipt Bethenny Frankel
Abby: Teen’s friendship strained after 5-mile move
What should I tell my daughter, who misses her friend so much?       
-1 points by The Detroit News | Family Marriage Friendship Interpersonal relationship Dear Abby Mother Friends
Tony Award-winning actor Ben Vereen divorcing wife
NEW YORK (AP) - Tony Award-winning actor Ben Vereen is divorcing his first wife - again. The New York Post (https://bitly.com/ ) reports Vereen claims he divorced his first wife, Andrea, in the 1970s but she's saying the divorce was never official and she only learned about it when she ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Marriage Alimony Divorce Annulment Monogamy New York City Family law
Family of man punched into coma by ex-con prays for miracle
Ali Bruncaj, waiting on the February birth of his granddaughter, worries if his son will survive to greet the new arrival.
273 points by Daily News | Family Marriage Mother English-language films Manslaughter August Strindberg Criminal law Victim
'Extremely delusional' North Olmsted youth pastor sentenced for sexual relationship with teen
North Olmsted youth pastor Brian Mitchell, 31, was sentenced Thursday for carrying on a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A North Olmsted youth pastor will spend a decade in prison for carrying on a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old member of his church. Brian Mitchell, 31, sat Thursday with his brow furrowed for most of the 90-minute hearing where Cuyahoga County Judge Patrick Corrigan sentenced him to 10 years in prison. Mitchell -- a husband and father of three children under the age of 8-- was the youth pastor at Columbia Road Baptist Church in North Olmsted when he met the victim. He pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual battery. "I'm so sorry to (the) family," Mitchell said. "I can't imagine the work and effort you've had to put into fixing your family." The girl in a letter to the judge that she looked up to Mitchell, and that she sought him out to learn how to live a more spiritual life through religion. Mitchell began sending her text messages that became more and more frequent. Someone brought it to the attention of church leaders and the texting stopped for a time. He started up again, and the girl said the tone of the messages quickly turned from innocent and fun to serious. She said he complained about his wife and their marital problems. She wrote that she wanted the texts to stop but felt scared to say anything because he was a powerful figure in the church and in her life. One day, he drove to her home and told her to come out to his car. He kissed her and told her he wanted to see her again. The next time he drove out to her home, he had sex with her in his car. Another time he had sex with her at her home while his wife was out of town, Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Kristen Karkutt said. "I did not give him permission," the girl wrote. "I clearly said 'no, didn't want to.' I felt like he tricked me." Mitchell directed her to delete text message exchanges between the two and told her never to tell anyone. He picked her up during her lunch break from school. He sent her flowers for her birthday, then asked her mother at church if she knew who sent them. Normally an outgoing teen who played sports and worked two jobs while going to school, she found herself unable to get out of bed. She struggled in school. Once the relationship came to light, the church reported the accusations to Fairview Park police. The girl's mother said in court that church officials told her their family couldn't return to the church until she apologized to Mitchell's wife. Defense attorney Ian Friedman said Mitchell was never aware of that. The family has since left the church. The girl wrote that she still has nightmares and displays what Corrigan called textbook symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. "This is a perfect example of the psychological damage caused by these types of crimes," Corrigan said. Friedman said Mitchell acknowledges that he betrayed the girl, her family, his own family and the church. "The whirlwind two or three months of Snapchats and texts and the secrecy involved created an adrenaline- and lust-filled situation where he felt like there could be a future," Friedman said.   Mitchell, who received about three-dozen letters of support given to the judge, apologized to the girl's family and said he was sorry for what he did, not that he got caught.  He said that he dreamed of being a father and asked for leniency in order to take care of his kids. Corrigan, who had the option to sentence him anywhere between one and 20 years in prison, did not adopt Friedman's recommendation for house arrest. "Your delusional excuse -- that there were emotions and love involved -- is troubling," Corrigan told Mitchell. "That's extremely delusional." To comment on this story, please visit our crime and courts comments section.
4572 points by The Plain Dealer | Cuyahoga County Ohio Text messaging North Olmsted Ohio Fairview Park Ohio SMS Marriage Olmsted Township Cuyahoga County Ohio Mother
Woman marries daughter after the two 'hit it off'

2861 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Marriage Family Incest Genetic sexual attraction Consanguinity Annulment Family law Sexual intercourse
Abducted Montana woman who called family from car trunk died of gunshot wound

365 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Family Federal Bureau of Investigation English-language films Great Falls Montana Newspaper Wife Marriage Death
Ben Vereen is revealed to be a bigamist
The “Pippen’’ star claims that he filed for divorce from first wife in the early 70s.
334 points by New York Post | Marriage Divorce Alimony Annulment Husband Wife Ben Vereen Monogamy
Evil spirits crash the wedding in Marcin Wrona's funny-spooky 'Demon'
“Just a normal wedding,” the mother of the bride sniffs more than halfway through Marcin Wrona’s “Demon.” She’s exaggerating a little. By that point in this Polish-set matrimonial horror film, the weather has taken a foul turn, a few guests have come to physical blows and the groom has been confined...
35 points by Los Angeles Times | Lars von Trier Seizure Marriage
Ken Burns' 'Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War' crisply portrays an American couple's heroism
Not everyone hears the drumbeat of war, but those who do, and turn it into life-saving action, often become some of the most memorable, affirming figures to emerge from the horrors of conflict. Such is the case of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, married Unitarians from Massachusetts who heeded their...
97 points by Los Angeles Times | Nazi Germany World War I Antisemitism Marriage Racism Refugee Germany Adolf Hitler
Face-biting suspect's dad believes son was poisoned
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The father of a Florida college student accused of randomly killing a couple and biting the dead husband's face said his son's condition is deteriorating.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Florida Family English-language films Marriage South Florida metropolitan area Domestic violence Attack Student
August brings record number of marriage licenses in Denver
A record-breaking 980 couples tied the knot during August in Denver County, marking the most marriage licenses ever issued there in a single month.
7 points by The Denver Post | Same-sex marriage Marriage Civil union Marriage privatization Common-law marriage Registered partnership Domestic partnership Same-sex marriage in Canada
Sarah Jessica Parker returns to HBO to mine laughs from 'Divorce'
What’s so funny about divorce? Not much, you might say, but HBO is hoping to mine heartbreak for laughs with its new series, the bluntly titled “Divorce.” In her first lead series role since “Sex And The City” ended 12 years ago, Sarah Jessica Parker stars as Frances, an executive recruiter who...
41 points by Los Angeles Times | Carrie Bradshaw Marriage An Unmarried Woman Sex and the City Comedy The Larry Sanders Show Sarah Jessica Parker Paul Simms
Girls drugged and sold as child brides
"When I woke up I didn't know that I was in China."
18727 points by CNN | Vietnam Marriage China People's Republic of China Southeast Asia Chinese character Laos Chinese language
Taraji P. Henson will only marry for love
Henson's boyfriend, who is also the father to her 22-year-old son Marcel, was murdered in Washington in 2003.
18 points by New York Post | Love Taraji P. Henson Marriage Positive psychology Family Romance Charity Happiness
Couple waits nine years to open wedding gift
The best wedding present Kathy and Brandon Gunn received at their Michigan wedding was one they never opened — at least not for nine years.       
119 points by USA Today | The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington Gift Sheryl Sandberg Kenneth Lerer Open source Glass Marriage
'Eat Pray Love' author Elizabeth Gilbert reveals lesbian love
As her best friend underwent cancer treatment, Gilbert realized she was in love with her.         
2145 points by Arizona Republic | Javier Bardem Love Interpersonal relationship Reality Cancer Marriage Eat Pray Love Best Friend of Charleston
Mom does the cooking; Dad worries about financial strain
Dear Amy: Six months ago our oldest daughter's husband, "John," walked out on her and their two kids (20 and 15) for another woman. Since he left, it has become obvious he is an alcoholic and not the person we thought him to be. He quit his job. He tells the kids he is trying to get a job, but...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Family Marriage I Decided Husband 2008 singles
Daughter defends recent widower’s right to date
Take on the grief police when they criticize your father        
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After 45 years, Rendells to divorce
Former governor and mayor Ed Rendell and his wife, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Marjorie "Midge" Rendell, are divorcing, Ed Rendell said Tuesday.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Marriage Legal separation Family United States Family law Ed Rendell Divorce New York City
Oklahoma mom & daughter get married, now face up to 10yrs in jail
A twisted case of incestuous marriage between a mother and daughter, who tied the knot before unsuspecting Oklahoma officials, has landed the two behind bars after they were arrested for having lived as a couple for nearly half a year. Read Full Article at RT.com
2259 points by Russia Today | Family Marriage Divorce Father Annulment Wife Incest Mother
Rabbi & Orthodox Jew arrested for 'chilling plot' to kidnap & murder man whose wife wanted divorce
A rabbi and another Orthodox Jewish man have been arrested in New York for an alleged plot to kidnap and murder a man whose wife wanted to divorce him, according to federal officials. Read Full Article at RT.com
239 points by Russia Today | Orthodox Judaism Judaism Crimes Murder Pleading Allegation Cause of action Marriage
A couple waited 9 years to open this wedding gift
On their wedding day, Kathy and Brandon Gunn of Michigan received a gift marked, "Do not open until your 1st disagreement."
8 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Marriage Wedding Family English-language films Controversy Symbolism Husband Opening
Couple shares 60-year love story behind 'Notebook' photos
Clemma and Sterling Elmore tell the world why their marriage is filled with magic.       
481 points by USA Today | Love Family Sweetest Thing Friendship Marriage Interpersonal relationship The Sweetest Thing Moment
I did a reality show to prove to my friends my boyfriend is real
“Now I’m happy!” says Alla Fedoruk, looking deep in the eyes of her fiancé, Matt Ryan. Sounds like the epitome of romance, until you see the context: Fedoruk has just thrown a chair at Ryan, and the fiery passion blazing in her eyes is more contempt than courtship. While the moment may not make for...
1 points by New York Post | Dominican Republic Want WANT Love Romance Marriage Thought Interpersonal relationship
Should child-free couples wanting a baby go elsewhere?
India may soon no longer be the place to go for childless couples wanting a baby.
530 points by CNN | Family Pregnancy In vitro fertilisation Surrogacy Marriage India Assisted reproductive technology
Egypt's Money Woes Hit Marriage
He was a doctor. She was a dentist. They loved each other, but a lifelong romantic union between these two medical professionals fell apart over an economic indicator: the price of gold in Egypt.
838 points by The Wall Street Journal | Marriage Family Physician Wedding Love The Point Divorce Kinship
Rights group: Nepal failing to stop child marriage
In a new report, Human Rights Watch criticised the government for failing to follow through with promises of reform.
362 points by Al Jazeera English | Marriage Betrothal Child marriage Arranged marriage Childhood Dower Marriageable age Human rights
Joan Makas, 90; enjoyed the dance of life
Joan Makas and her husband had a Saturday tradition: Turn on the radio and dance the polka around the home they made for themselves and their four girls in Tacony.
113 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Family Northeast Philadelphia God Eric Clapton Daughter Marriage Card game Philadelphia
Elizabeth Carmody, 75, ?a Worcester resident
Elizabeth K. “Betty” (Hayes) Carmody of Worcester died Tuesday at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She was 75.She was born and raised in Worcester.She was a graduate of Commerce High School in Worcester.She was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish in Worcester.Mrs. Carmody enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Family Virgin birth of Jesus Immaculate Conception Pope Pius IX High school Cemetery Marriage Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Oklahoma mother, daughter accused of incestuous marriage
Patricia Spann, 43, has married both her daughter Misty, 25, and one of her sons, marriage records in Comanche County showed.
3377 points by Daily News | Marriage Family Sexual intercourse Felony Kinship Incest Lawton Oklahoma Child welfare
'Eat Pray Love' author 'in love with' female best friend
As her best friend underwent cancer treatment, Gilbert realized she was in love with her.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Javier Bardem Love Interpersonal relationship Reality Cancer Marriage Eat Pray Love Best Friend of Charleston
'Eat Pray Love' author Elizabeth Gilbert 'in love with' female best friend
As her best friend underwent cancer treatment, Gilbert realized she was in love with her.         
2145 points by Arizona Republic | Javier Bardem Love Interpersonal relationship Reality Cancer Marriage Eat Pray Love Best Friend of Charleston
‘Eat, Pray, Love’ author Elizabeth Gilbert in love with woman
Gilbert announced her split from her husband in July.
518 points by New York Post | Interpersonal relationship Love David Foster Wallace Reality Truth Writer Cancer Marriage
'Eat Pray Love' author Elizabeth Gilbert 'in love with' best friend
As her best friend underwent cancer treatment, Gilbert realized she was in love with her.         
2145 points by Arizona Republic | Javier Bardem Love Interpersonal relationship Reality Cancer Marriage Eat Pray Love Best Friend of Charleston
'When the Bough Breaks,' 'Birth of A Nation' lead diverse fall movie slate
People of color are represented in big-budget fare as well as awards contenders.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Cannes Film Festival Tyler Perry Jeffrey Dean Morgan Nat Turner's slave rebellion Marriage Psychological thriller I Can Do Bad All By Myself Star
Miscreants, posing as possible tenants, hack housewife to death in Dhaka
A woman has been hacked down in her home in Dhaka’s Dakkhinkhan.
77 points by | Marriage English-language films Physician The Police Family Sting
Odom, Kardashian ask judge to dismiss divorce case
Lamar Odom's road to recovery might include the recovery of his marriage.
2036 points by Daily News | Khloé Kardashian Los Angeles Lakers Lamar Odom Marriage Keeping Up with the Kardashians Los Angeles Clippers Week-day names Miami Heat
Good Samaritans plan a wedding for a homeless couple
A team of Good Samaritans have everything but a reception hall for a homeless couple's wedding.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Wedding Marriage Parable of the Good Samaritan White wedding Samaritan 3OH!3 Good Samaritan law
Domestic abuse survivor Melissa Dohme marries first responder
Melissa Dohme said the day she met Cameron Hill was the worst day of her life — and the day she married him was the very best.
-1 points by Daily News | Love Ambulance Tampa Bay Rays Marriage Tampa Florida Certified first responder
Brothers in Texas get life in prison for 3 Mexico killings
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Two brothers have been sentenced to life in prison for their roles in the 2008 killings of three relatives in Mexico.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Ciudad Juárez Life imprisonment Family Murder Rio Grande English-language films Marriage Benito Juárez