In Other News

March 16, 2014

In Other News, March 16

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 The deadline is 3 p.m.

Google searcher finds he’s ‘Most Wanted,’ turns self in

A California man exercised “good judgment” by turning himself in after Googling his name and finding himself on a “most wanted” website, according to authorities. A bout of curiosity, followed by guilt, landed Christopher Viatafa in jail last week for a gun-related incident allegedly committed more than seven months ago, police said. — ABC News

Fred Phelps, Westboro Baptist Church co-founder, on death bed

Westboro Baptist Church co-founder Fred Phelps Sr. is on his deathbed, the pastor’s son, Nathan Phelps said. The younger Phelps also says his father was kicked out of the church. — UPI

Army general reaches deal on sex counts

RALEIGH, N.C. — The senior Army officer prosecuted in the military’s most closely watched sexual assault case, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair, has agreed to plead guilty to sharply reduced charges, including that he disobeyed a commander’s order, misused his government charge card and mistreated his former mistress, a captain. — The New York Times

New Zealand worker laments ‘hopelessness’ in Syrian refugee camps

A New Zealand aid worker says the situation in overflowing Syrian refugee camps remains hopeless as the country marks three years of civil war. — TVNZ

Strong quake hits off Chile’s north coast, no damage

A strong quake struck off northern Chile on Sunday evening, triggering a preventive evacuation of part of the coastal area but not causing any injuries or damage to the country’s crucial copper mines. The magnitude 6.7 quake, originally measured as a 7.0, was centered 37 miles west-northwest of Iquique and hit at a depth of 12.4 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said. — Reuters

Crimea votes on whether to secede from Ukraine

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — The Crimean region voted on Sunday about whether to demand greater autonomy from Ukraine or split off and seek to join Russia, in a referendum that has been condemned as illegal by the United States and European countries. — Time


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