March 19, 2014

In Other News, March 19


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.

Neighbor catches toddler after three-story plunge

A crying 3-year-old seen dangling from a telephone wire outside the third story of a Burbank (Calif.) apartment building escaped injury when a neighbor caught him as he plunged to the ground. — NBC News

Obamacare premiums to skyrocket

Health industry officials say Obamacare-related premiums will double in some parts of the country, countering claims recently made by the administration. The expected rate hikes will be announced in the coming months amid an intense election year, when control of the Senate is up for grabs. The sticker shock would likely bolster the GOP’s prospects in November and hamper Obamacare insurance enrollment efforts in 2015. — The Hill

Teens cut class, save 94-year-old woman from burning home

A trio of Bay Area (California) teens are being hailed as heroes after rescuing a 94-year-old woman from a burning home. The senior students at California High School in San Ramon were skipping class at about 10 a.m. Monday to get something to eat when they saw smoke. — NBC News

Al-Qaida mag issues order for attacks on U.S. cities

Al-Qaida is calling on terrorist affiliates to detonate car bombs in major U.S. cities, including New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, in the latest edition of its Inspire magazine. — Fox News

Sleep loss may cause brain damage

The widely held idea that you can pay back a sizable “sleep debt” with long naps later on seems to be a myth, neuroscientist Sigrid Veasey from the University of Pennsylvania said in a study published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience. — CNN

Latest wave of mom jeans not for moms at all

There was a time when if you told someone they were wearing “mom jeans” it would have been perceived as an insult. But now brands like Urban Outfitters and Topshop — not at all known for marketing to moms — are selling the jeans. — ABC News

City plans to sell Underground Atlanta

Underground Atlanta, envisioned as an anchor for downtown redevelopment but for years a financial drain, will soon be for sale. The Atlanta City Council overwhelmingly passed legislation Monday to buy out the rights of CV Underground, the real estate company that manages the shopping and entertainment facility, for $8.8 million. — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Russia moves into Ukrainian navy base

Crimea’s self-defense forces on Wednesday stormed the Ukrainian navy base in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol a day after Russia signed a treaty with local authorities to annex the region. — CBS News