March 22, 2014

In Other News, March 22

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Mother’s Facebook lesson takes different turn after 4Chan finds daughter’s photo

A Colorado mother who attempted to teach her daughter a lesson about Facebook use wound up getting blasted by others. In an effort to show her daughter how quickly something can spread online, Kira Hudson posted a public photo of the young girl and asked her Facebook friends to share it, WHNT reports. — Huffington Post

Pro-Russian forces storm Ukraine base

Pro-Russian forces stormed a Ukrainian air force base in Crimea, firing shots and smashing through concrete walls with armored personnel carriers. Two offers were injured by gunshot wounds in the assault at Belbek Airbase, a Ukraine Defense ministry official confirmed to Fox News. Several journalists, including foreign press, were beaten by Russian forces, officials told Fox News. — Fox News

Judge: Ag chief overstepped on Vidalia onions

State Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black overstepped his authority when he changed rules last year to give himself the authority to determine when the state’s prized Vidalia Sweet Onion crop can be harvested and shipped, a judge ruled this week. — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Nose can detect one trillion odors

The human nose can detect one trillion different odors, far more than we previously thought, say U.S. scientists. Until now, the long-held belief was that we can sniff out about 10,000 smells. New estimates published in “Science” suggest the human nose outperforms the eye and the ear in terms of the number of stimuli it can distinguish between. — BBC

Impasse kills bill on autism, medical marijuana

On the 40th and last day of the 2014 General Assembly session, political differences blocked legislation on medical marijuana for children with seizure disorders and private insurance mandate for youngsters with autism. — Georgia Health News

Four gunmen killed in attack on luxury Kabul hotel

Four teenage Taliban gunmen opened fire inside a luxury hotel in Kabul on Thursday before being shot dead, officials said, adding that three people were wounded as guests rushed to reinforced safe rooms. Just weeks before Afghanistan’s presidential election, the attackers hid small pistols in their socks and penetrated several layers of security at the Serena hotel, a prestigious venue favored by foreign visitors to the Afghan capital. — AFP

Always-hungry Texas girl does not get full gastric bypass

Doctors at the Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center were unable on Saturday to give a 12-year-old girl weighing over 200 pounds a full gastric bypass after they found her liver was too large during the operation. Instead of the full gastric bypass, Alexis Shapiro, 12, who suffers from a rare condition called hypothalamic obesity that leaves her always feeling hungry, had a sleeve gastrectomy, that will reduce her stomach to about 25 percent of its original size. — ABC News