In Other News

June 25, 2014

In Other News, 6/25

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.

Football fan wins £500 after betting £3 on Luis Suarez biting player at World Cup

A Norwegian football fan has scooped a cool £500 after betting on Luis Suarez to bite somebody at the World Cup in Brazil. Suarez has twice been spotted biting opponents in recent years, so the punter thought he’d put £3 on the striker to take a munch out of somebody at Brazil 2014. — Metro News

Now that Barnes & Noble ditched the Nook, will it sell itself?

The Nook e-reader was once seen as Barnes & Noble’s savior. Now it’s a castoff. The book retailer said on Wednesday it would spin off the digital unit into a separate company after a prolonged sales decline during which Apple and Amazon demolished the company’s digital efforts. The move had long been expected, but investors cheered anyway, with Barnes & Noble shares surging 14 percent. — Business Week

Anchor Diane Sawyer to step down from ‘ABC World News’

Television journalist Diane Sawyer will be stepping down as the anchor of the nightly newscast “ABC World News,” but will continue working for the network, doing specials and interviews, ABC News President James Goldston announced on Wednesday. — Reuters

Eli Wallach of ‘Magnificent Seven,’ ‘Good, Bad and the Ugly’ dies

Eli Wallach, whose long acting career included performances in “The Magnificent Seven,” “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” “The Godfather Part III” and “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” has died. He was 98. — CNN News

Cold corpse of dead star could be a giant diamond

Scientists have identified what is possibly the coldest white dwarf ever detected. In fact, this dim stellar corpse is so cold that its carbon has crystallized, effectively forming a diamond the size of Earth, astronomers said. — Discovery News

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