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January 25, 2014

In Other News, Jan. 25

Editor’s note: “In Other News” is a list of state, national and global headlines compiled by The Daily Citizen news staff. Visit www.daltondailycitizen.com/inothernews for links to these stories. The deadline is 3 p.m.

Twenty-nine dead in clashes on anniversary of Egypt uprising

Twenty-nine people were killed during anti-government marches on Saturday while thousands rallied in support of the army-led authorities, underlining Egypt’s volatile political fissures three years after the fall of autocrat President Hosni Mubarak. — Reuters

Three reported killed in shooting at Maryland mall

Gunfire erupted in a Columbia, Md., shopping mall late Saturday morning, leaving three people dead and four injured, police said. Howard County Police Chief Bill McMahon told reporters that the shooter apparently shot two people before shooting himself in a store on the second floor. — CNN

Google’s Gmail, Drive, Google+ services go down

Google’s Gmail service went down Friday, taking some related services along with it and forcing the world onto services like Twitter to complain. Google later apologized for the error, blaming a software bug on the outage, which affected about 10 percent of its users for a little less than an hour. — PC World

Chipper Jones: I set the woods on fire

Former Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones admitted on Twitter late Wednesday that he accidentally started a fire in the woods behind his Roswell home.  Jones tweeted that he dumped the ashes out of his fireplace and inadvertently started the blaze. — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Family ‘preparing’ to bury pregnant mom after judge’s life support ruling

After a judge ruled that a brain dead woman should be taken off life support, the family of Marlise Munoz is finally preparing for her burial, according to lawyers. Munoz has been on life support since a suspected pulmonary embolism rendered her brain dead in November. — ABC News

Syria regime and rebels finally meet

The first direct negotiations between the Syrian government and rebels seeking to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad started and ended after barely half an hour at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva. — The Guardian

Peake: Survey shows overwhelming support for medical marijuana

An online survey distributed by state Rep. Allen Peake suggests there is widespread support for medical marijuana in Bibb County and in the state. Peake, R-Macon, received more than 2,000 responses so far with 89 percent of responders claiming to be from Georgia and 21 percent specifically from Macon and Bibb County. — The Telegraph

Michaels crafts chain reports possible data breach

Michaels, the nation’s biggest arts and crafts retailer, said Saturday that it may have suffered a “data security attack” on its computer system that processes payment cards and that federal law enforcement and a computer forensics firm were investigating. — NBC News

Georgia’s international manufacturing sees decline

Activity in Georgia’s International manufacturing declined during the fourth quarter of 2013. This decrease is largely due to weaknesses in new orders, production and capital spending. — Atlanta Business Chronicle

Jailed reporter urges Egypt pressure

An Australian journalist, who is being held in an Egyptian jail with two colleagues, says their detention is an “attack on freedom of speech.” The Al-Jazeera journalists were arrested on Dec. 30 in Cairo for allegedly holding illegal meetings with the banned Muslim Brotherhood. — BBC

George Zimmerman could face lawsuit over painting based on photo

George Zimmerman may face a lawsuit over a painting he created that is drawn from a photograph by Associated Press photographer Rick Wilson — but judging by his response on Twitter, the former neighborhood watch volunteer doesn’t seem too concerned. — CBS News

Pentagon: U.S. not capable of detecting foreign nuke threats

American intelligence and security agencies are not currently capable of detecting when foreign nations are building nuclear weapons or ramping up their existing programs, according to a newly released Pentagon report that faults a range of U.S. agencies. — The Washington Times

Snowden can extend his asylum every year — lawyer

Though Edward Snowden’s temporary political asylum in Russia is set to expire in August, his lawyer says the NSA whistleblower has the right to extend his status every year until he is eligible for citizenship. — RT News

Live grenade found at a Goodwill

First things first: The grenade was safely detonated by police and there were no injuries. WXII 12 News is reporting that police in Winston-Salem, N.C., are currently investigating into how a live grenade wound up in a Goodwill store. — Yahoo! News

Man finds fishing line in food from local restaurant

One Toledo (Ohio) man bit off more than he could chew at the Ocean Garden Buffet Tuesday night. While eating his dinner, Carl Sanderson says he swallowed a fishing line. — Toledonewsnow.com

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