In Other News

June 11, 2014

In Other News, 6/11

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Nevada Democrats pick ‘None of these candidates’ for governor

More Democratic primary voters cast ballots for “None of these candidates” than for any actual ones in Tuesday’s nominating contest for governor in Nevada, a testament to a weak field looking to challenge popular Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval and a unique Nevada election law that allows voters the none-of-the-above option. — The Washington Post

Cheetah cub and puppy are fast friends

As a baby cheetah has now discovered, a dog is more than man’s best friend. Raised by San Diego zoo keepers after his mother rejected him, six-week-old Ruuxa has been selected to serve as a San Diego Zoo Safari Park ambassador. To prepare for the prestigious post, the zoo has introduced Ruuxa to Raina, a seven-week-old Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy. — ABC News

Vibrating clothes could help blind people navigate

The New York-based company Tactile Navigation Tools is developing a hands-free wearable device that uses sensors to detect obstacles and can alert the wearer to them with vibrations. Known as Eyeronman, the device could aid not only the blind, but also firefighters, soldiers and others, its developers say. — Yahoo! News

Pac-Man chomps his way onto Super Smash Bros. roster

Mario and company will face a hungry challenger in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games: Pac-Man was announced as a playable character for both the Wii U and 3DS versions at a Nintendo E3 event Tuesday. — Time

Kayaker was well-equipped to make 2,400-mile journey to Hawaii

With better luck, a kayaker’s ill-fated journey from California to Hawaii might have been feasible, a Coast Guard spokesman said. The 57-year-old man had to be rescued 60 miles out to sea after the solar panel he used to charge his electronics malfunctioned about a week into what would turn out to be an 11-day trip. He was rescued by the Coast Guard on Tuesday, roughly 200 miles down the coast from where he set off in Monterey. — Los Angeles Times

Arizona man arrested for shooting at moon

An Arizona man arrested for unlawfully discharging a firearm told authorities that he was trying to shoot the moon. Prescott Valley police say 39-year-old Cameron Read also admitted to smoking marijuana before the incident last Friday night. Police responded to the home after a woman reported that her boyfriend had fired several shots from a handgun and still was armed. — Fox News


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