January 24, 2014

In Other News, Jan. 24


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.

Feds indict filmmaker behind anti-Obama doc

The conservative filmmaker behind a hit anit-Obama documentary was indicted Thursday night on charges he violated federal campaign laws, in what a close colleague is calling a “selective prosecution.” — Fox News

Arizona inmates put on bread, water

A diet of bread and water is the punishment for dozens of Arizona inmates who allegedly defaced American flags placed in their jail cells. The 38 male inmates are part of the Maricopa County jail system, which is under the control of controversial sheriff Joe Arpaio. — CNN

Study debunks classic argument about low-wage workers

Turns out that more education does not necessarily mean more pay. Low-wage workers are a lot more educated than they were nearly 50 years ago, but they are making much less, according to a new study by the Economic Policy Institute, a left-leaning think tank. — Huffington Post

NYPD to keep close eye on fans during Super Bowl

When Super Bowl fans fill the streets of New York City next week, police will be watching them closely — in person, in the air and on closed-circuit monitors. The New York Police Department has quietly installed about 200 temporary surveillance cameras in midtown Manhattan to help spot trouble along “Super Bowl Boulevard,” a 13-block street fair on Broadway that’s expected to draw large crowds during the windup to the game. — CBS News

Votes in Texas town allegedly bought with beer and cigarettes

A dirt-poor Texas town has been rocked by a federal investigation into charges that votes for a school board election were bought with a few dollars worth of beer and cigarettes, accusations that surfaced just days before the school board president reportedly hanged himself. — ABC News

Indiana highway reopens after massive pileup kills 3, injures 22

A mile-long stretch of a busy northern Indiana interstate reopened Friday morning, nearly a full day after a massive pileup that killed three people and injured more than 20. Nearly four dozen vehicles — many of them tractor-trailers — were involved in the chain-reaction wreck Thursday afternoon on Interstate 94, the main artery connecting Detroit and Chicago in Indiana. — NBC News

Reporter banned from meeting with Obama Interior secretary

A Colorado reporter was kicked out of a supposedly public meeting between local officials Gov. John Hickenlooper and U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell not once but twice on Wednesday, raising questions as to whether the officials violated Colorado’s open meetings law. — The Daily Caller

State Dept. warns U.S. Olympians: Don’t wear colors outside of venues

The State Department issued a stark warning to U.S. Olympians, telling those who are traveling to the Sochi Winter Games to refrain from wearing their team gear — and accompanying national identifiers — outside of their competition venues. The warning comes amid heightened concerns of terrorist attacks at the games. — The Washington Times

Police chief rips up parking tickets from snowy day

The snow came down fairly heavily for much of Tuesday, so members of the Falls Church Police Department wrote a sheaf of parking tickets for vehicles parked on the snow emergency routes that night. But none of the ticketed cars and trucks was blocking the route or needed to be towed, so when Falls Church Police Chief Mary Gavin heard about it on Wednesday, she checked into the situation and decided not only to tear up the tickets but to apologize to the residents who received them. — The Washington Post

Suit: Woman was drugged, abused at Tech party

A Georgia State University student has filed suit against a Georgia Tech fraternity, claiming that she was drugged and had vulgar slurs written on her body while attending a 2012 party at the fraternity’s house on the Tech campus. — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Action on Alzheimer’s, maternal deaths

A (Georgia) Senate panel Thursday unanimously passed separate bills that would move the state’s aging services into a new agency and would track the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in Georgia. — Georgia Health News

Ukrainian president ready for government reshuffle and review of anti-protest laws

The Ukrainian president has promised a government reshuffle and amendments to the anti-protest laws that triggered violent clashes in Kiev. The president has also pledged to amend the anti-protest laws signed on Jan. 16 which sparked violent confrontations between protesters and riot police on Grushevskogo Street. — RT News

U.S. food labels to get first update by FDA in 21 years

Food labels that help U.S. shoppers decipher nutrition content are set to get their first makeover in 21 years. The changes include updates to the nutrition facts panel on most foods sold in grocery stores and a revision to serving sizes, according to an online summary of two proposals the Food and Drug Administration sent to the White House for review. — Bloomberg

eBay reliance on PayPal for growth lowers chances of spinoff

eBay Inc. is fighting the proposal by activist investor Carl Icahn to spin off PayPal because it views the payments service as crucial to long-term growth prospects of the e-commerce company. — Reuters

Bombs rock Cairo on uprising date

Cairo was rocked by four explosions on Friday that killed at least six people, injured 80 and severely damaged artifacts inside a major Egyptian museum. — The Guardian

North Korea ‘olive branch’ to South

North Korea has sent an open letter to the South calling for reconcilliation and an end to “hostile military acts.” The letter, published in North Korea’s state media, comes weeks before South Korea is due to hold joint military drills with the U.S. South Korea dismissed the letter as having a “hidden motive.” — BBC

Strange behavior disrupts Athens church service

The 30-year-old Danielsville resident began removing his clothes during the Wednesday service and pulled out a pocketknife, saying that he was going to kill Satan, according to police. — Athens Banner-Herald