June 10, 2014

In Other News, 6/10


— Editor’s note: “In Other News” is a list of state, national and global headlines compiled by The Daily Citizen news staff. To suggest a story, email the appropriate link to inothernews@daltoncitizen.com. The deadline is 3 p.m.



Resy charges users for dinner reservations

You already know there’s no such thing as a free lunch. But these days, you might find yourself paying for a table as well. Once Resy officially launches at the end of the month, the sleek new app will offer patrons the opportunity to pay for in-demand reservations at exclusive eateries. The idea is that discerning customers are willing to shell out for a hassle-free seat — or several — at some of the city’s buzziest restaurants. A team of industry veterans is betting that at least a fraction of foodies is prepared to put its money where its mouth is. — ABC News



Once conjoined Texas twins now co-valedictorians

Emily and Caitlin Copeland, of Houston, Texas, are 18-year-old identical twins who share an easy laugh, a love of cooking and a bond few can ever imagine. Emily and Caitlin were born conjoined, fused at the chest, liver and bile ducts. Fast forward 18 years later, and the twins, who were successfully separated at 10-months-old, are more than thriving. They are co-valedictorians of their high school class at Lutheran High North in Houston, and are now both about to head off to college — Emily to the University of Houston to major in hotel management and Caitlin to Concordia University Texas in Austin to study education. — Yahoo! News



United frequent fliers to get miles based on ticket cost, not distance

Beginning next year, United frequent fliers will accumulate awards miles based on the cost of a ticket, not on the number of miles flown. United’s change is good news for those who buy expensive tickets (read: wealthy fliers and business travelers, especially those who fly at the last minute) and not so good for leisure travelers, who tend to be more price-driven. The move will take effect March 1, 2015, according to its website. — Los Angeles Times



Miss Indiana Mekayla Diehl: ‘I didn’t go to extremes’ for my body

Miss Nevada, Nia Sanchez, may have won the Miss USA pageant, but its Miss Indiana who is getting all of the attention on social media. Mekayla Diehl’s “normal” bikini body stood out from the rest of the super fit beauty queens during the swimsuit competition, sparking fans to lavish praise on the 25-year-old Hoosier for her curvy, healthy-looking physique. “It’s quite overwhelming, in a positive way,” Diehl told Fox & Friends. — Fox News



‘Gecko Tech’ lets humans climb like Spider-Man

Scaling the side of a building without a harness or rope might sound like something only James Bond or Spider-Man can do, but the U.S. Department of Defense has developed a set of sticky handheld paddles that could help soldiers climb up walls. The paddles are inspired by gecko feet, and during a climbing demonstration this month, they supported a 218-pound man carrying a 50-pound pack while he scaled a 25-foot-high glass wall. — Discovery News



Rarely used procedure results in twins born 24 days apart

Lindalva DaSilva, 35, had always wanted to be a mother, so she was thrilled when an ultrasound revealed she was pregnant with twins. But when she went into labor on Feb. 27 — nearly four months before her due date — DaSilva was frightened. After four days, it was clear they could not hold off the birth any longer. In one of the most successful delayed twin deliveries Boston doctors can recall, Ronaldo F.P. Antunes was born 24 days later. Fortunately, Alexandre survived his early birth. As of last week, both twins continued to recover in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit. — Boston Globe