February 21, 2014

In Other News, Feb. 21


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.

Miami motorway drivers save infant

An infant who had stopped breathing has survived after drivers stuck on a Miami motorway rushed to his rescue. — BBC

Cats, dogs have ‘superpower’ vision, study says

Have you ever thought your cat or dog knows something you don’t? A new study suggests you might be right! Researchers in London believe your pets see in ultraviolet, meaning they can see things you can’t. — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Accord is signed in Ukraine but doubts are strong

The embattled president of Ukraine and leaders of the opposition signed a political deal on Friday aimed at ending a spiral of lethal violence with early elections and a reduction in presidential powers, but Russia declined to endorse the accord, and many protesters said nothing short of the president’s resignation would get them off the street. — The New York Times

Bill to legalize medical marijuana hits snag in committee

A push to legalize medical marijuana in Georgia may have hit a snag, but families who support the bill are far from giving up. — WSB-TV

Psychiatrist beats suit blaming him for patient’s killing mom

After 10 years and two appeals, the guardians of a mentally disabled man who killed his mother weeks after his doctor took him off anti-psychotic medications have walked away with nothing from their medical malpractice suit. — The Daily Report

Is ‘Noah’ doomed?

Paramount Studios has poured an estimated $125 million into the production of “Noah,” casting big names like Emma Watson and Russell Crowe, and trusting their baby to Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky. But six weeks ahead of its theatrical release, concern is brewing that the flick may not be popular with Christians at the box office. — Fox News

Colorado expects $184M in pot taxes

Colorado expects to take in about $184 million in tax revenue from marijuana in the first 18 months after legislation — and much of that money will be funneled into teaching kids to stay away from pot. — CNN

How dogs read our moods: Emotion detector found in Fido’s brain

Our four-legged friends have a little patch of their brain devoted to deciphering emotions in human and dog voices, scientists reported Thursday in the journal “Current Biology.” — NPR

Mother of brain-dead Oakland girl says she has ‘hope’

Weeks after a brain-dead 13-year-old girl was moved to an undisclosed facility following a legal fight between the girl’s family and hospital, her mother is speaking out about their experience and says she has “hope” for her daughter. — ABC News

Will your car last for 200,000 miles?

Not so long ago a car or pickup nurtured by its owner to run for 200,000 miles or more was an exceptional case. Now there are thousands of cars on the road that top that mileage milestone with some of them even up for resale, according to a new study. — CBS News

How Facebook will squeeze $19 billion out of WhatsApp

The $19 billion Facebook just paid to acquire the WhatsApp messaging service is a staggering figure. But it’s even more shocking when you consider the many reasons that WhatsApp could be a financial dead end. — Wired