February 22, 2014

In Other News, Feb. 22

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.

Boy with rare disease finds friend in injured dog

When 7-year-old Owen Howkins met his new dog, Haatchi, he was a shy boy suffering from a rare syndrome that left his muscles permanently flexed and his mobility limited. When Haaatchi met Owen, he was recovering from losing his left rear leg after being hit by a train in north London. — Fox News

U.S. Mexico, get ‘Shorty’

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the legendary and elusive chief of one of the world’s most powerful drug trafficking operations, was arrested overnight in Mexico, a U.S. official told CNN on Saturday. — CNN

Bates football player missing in Rome found dead

A student from Bates College in Maine who vanished while studying abroad in Rome has been declared dead. John Durkin, a junior and linebacker on the Bates football team, has been missing since early Wednesday when he went out to a bar with friends and never returned. — ABC News

Crowds hail Ukraine ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has been hailed by thousands of opposition supporters in Independence Square in the heart of Kiev after being freed from detention. She has suffered from a back injury and addressed them from her wheelchair. — BBC

Tallest building west of the Mississippi breaks concrete record

Construction crews working on the Wilshire Grand in downtown Los Angeles set a record for longest non-stop concrete pour as trucks dumped 84 million pounds over the course of 19 hours. — CBS News

Are the robots about to rise? 2029 according to Google engineers

Ray Kurzweil popularized the Terminator-like moment he called the “singularity,” when artificial intelligence overtakes human thinking. But now the man who hopes to be immortal is involved in the very same quest — on behalf of the tech behemoth. — The Guardian

Closing America’s largest landfill, without taking out the trash

The Puente Hills landfill took in trash from all over L.A. County, becoming the go-to repository for most of Los Angeles’ garbage. Over its more than 50 years in operation, the landfill grew higher than 500 feet. — NPR

Life in the credit basement: When low scores are a source of pride

They’re zeroes, and proud of it. In the happy depths of the credit basement, a rare 300 points beneath the lowest-measurable FICO score, a subculture is humming, and some of its inhabitants — many of whom worked hard to descend there — now aim to be heard. — NBC News

Little pink bicycle: Braves rookie learns lesson

Braves pitching prospect Shae Simmons rode the bike B.J. Upton bought for him as good-natured “punishment” for Simmons catching a ride on a golf cart at a workout last week, a convenience reserved for veterans and staff. — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Apple’s Steve Jobs to be featured on U.S. postage stamp

Apple founder Steve Jobs, a man who probably did as much as anyone to set in motion the slow but steady demise of snail mail, will be featured on a U.S. postage stamp, according to a document from the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee. — NPR

Panel backs autism coverage requirement

The Senate Insurance and Labor Committee on Thursday approved three bills related to health care, including one that mandates private insurance coverage for treatment of children with autism. — Georgia Health News