January 8, 2014

In Other News, Jan. 8


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.Top Christie aide to Port Authority: ‘Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee’

Private messages between Governor’s Christie’s deputy chief of staff and two of his top executives at the Port Authority reveal a vindictive effort to create “traffic problems in Fort Lee” by shutting lanes to the George Washington Bridge and apparent pleasure at the resulting gridlock. — www.northjersey.com

‘Nightmare bacteria’: Outbreak sparks concerns of drug-resistant bugs

The largest outbreak to date of one strain of what authorities have called “nightmare bacteria” is adding to concerns about the spread of such drug-resistant bugs. — Fox News (The Wall Street Journal)

Duggan killing lawful says jury

Mark Duggan, whose death sparked riots in England in 2011, was lawfully killed by police, an inquest jury concludes by a majority of eight to two. — BBC

Maryland homeowner busted with 100 pounds of bomb-making materials

Maryland law enforcement officers working with federal agents busted a 28-year-old man with a massive supply of bomb-making materials in his home, saying extensive damage would have resulted if he had detonated the material. — The Washington Times

CES reveals the future’s most incredible toys

From mini drones to jumping cars and electric skateboards, a new generation of toys will be on wish lists next Christmas. — The Guardian

‘Dead’ banker to remain in jail

The recently captured South Georgia bank director, indicted on charges he embezzled more than $21 million from his bank, was ordered to remain in jail with no bond after a hearing in Statesboro on Wednesday morning. — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A new shade of obesity research at UGA

Not all fat cells are created equal. White cells store globs of fat and make bellies jiggle. Brown cells burn fat and keep mice slim. In between is a type of fat called “beige,” which may be a key to fighting the bulge. — Georgia Health News

Gabrielle Giffords marks Tucson anniversary with skydive

Former Arizonz Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was set to celebrate her miraculous recovery from the Tucson, Ariz., shooting that nearly took her life three years ago by jumping out of an airplane Wednesday. — Time

Marissa Mayer reveals Yahoo’s big plans for 2014

Joined by the likes of Katie Couric, David Pogue, David Karp, Nick D’Aloiso and SNL’s Weekend Update team, Mayer and company rolled out Yahoo’s plans for the year, which include new apps, new sites, new acquisitions and improvements to existing products. — CNN