April 12, 2014

In Other News, April 12


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.

9-month-old boy arrested in attempted murder no longer wanted by police

A 9-month-old Pakistani boy who was booked in connection with an attempted murder case is no longer wanted by police, his family’s lawyer said. Days earlier, the baby had bawled as he was fingerprinted in Lahore after his family members allegedly threw bricks at police trying to collect an unpaid bill. How and why the baby was implicated was unclear. — CNN

Gassy cows are warming the planet, and they’re here to say

In 2011, methane from livestock accounted for 39 percent of all the greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, according to a report that United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization released Friday. That’s more than synthetic fertilizer or deforestation. Methane from livestock rose 11 percent between 2011 and 2011. — NPR

Poker champ cheated us out of $9.6 million, casino says

An Atlantic City, N.J., casino is suing a big-game gambler, claiming he won $9.6 million in a card-cheating scheme in baccarat. The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Phillip Ivey Jr., considered one of the best poker players in the world. — Fox News

KFC debuts ‘chicken corsage’

The company has joined forces with Louisville, Ky., based florist Nanz & Kraft to create a truly memorable accessory composed of baby’s breath flowers and fried chicken. — ABC News

Iran secretly convicted former Marine, lawyer says

TEHRAN — Amir Hekmati, a former Marine incarcerated here in August 2011 and sentenced to death on espionage charges that were overturned, was secretly retried by a revolutionary court in December, convicted of “practical collaboration with the American government” and given a 10-year prison term, his new lawyer said this week. — The New York Times

Athens teacher arrested for growing marijuana says it was for medical reasons

An Athens middle school teacher who was arrested this week for allegedly manufacturing marijuana in his home is claiming that he grew pot for medicinal purposes. In a “Note to coworkers” published online through Google Docs, Joseph Weston LePage states that only two pot plants were seized during a search of his home on Wednesday, not the “several” that authorities said. — Athens Banner-Herald

Gunmen take Ukraine police buildings

Armed men have seized a police station and a security services building in eastern Ukraine, official say. Police said the men fired shots and used stun grenades to seize the offices in Sloviansk, near the Russian border. — BBC

U.S. says hackers trying to use ‘Heartbleed’ bug

The U.S. government warned banks and other businesses on Friday to be on alert for hackers seeking to steal data exposed by the “Heartbleed” bug, as a German programmer took responsibility for the widespread security crisis. — Reuters

Many fast food workers say they’re getting ripped off by their bosses

A recent poll commissioned by labor group Fast Food Forward estimates that a stunning 89 percent of fast-food workers have experienced at least one form of wage theft. A previous study, conducted in the first half of 2008 before the recession, found 68 percent of low-wage workers had been victims of wage theft in their previous work week, and estimated that wage theft cost workers an average of $2,634 annually. — Huffington Post