April 8, 2014

In Other News, April 8

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.

16-year-old charged in Coney Island blaze that critically hurt 2 cops

NEW YORK CITY — A 16-year-old boy said mere boredom was what led him to light a fire outside his Coney Island, Brooklyn, apartment — a blaze that left two police officers in critical condition. — CBS New York

PETA wants to turn Jeffrey Dahmer’s childhood home into vegan restaurant

BATH TOWNSHIP, Ohio — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants the former home of convicted murderer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer to be turned into a vegan restaurant called “Eat for Life — Home Cooking.” — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Long Island nursing home: Male stripper hired at request of residents

A Long Island nursing home hired male exotic dancers to perform for its patients, according to a lawsuit filed in State Supreme Court in Suffolk County. The suit, filed March 13, claims that East Neck Nursing and Rehabilitation Center hired “male strippers to perform” as a regular occurrence for residents. — Newsday

More moms stay at home, new research says

More mothers have been staying home with their children since the recession ended, but a growing number say that’s primarily because they can’t find a job, according to a new study. Almost three in 10 mothers with children under 18 living with them are stay-at-home moms, an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Research Center showed. That is a 3 percentage point jump from the depth of the recession in 2008. — The Washington Post

U.S. attorney general warns of criminal appeal of bitcoin, other virtual currencies

WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told a congressional panel Tuesday that bitcoin and other virtual currencies raise new risks for money laundering and other illegal activity. — The Wall Street Journal

Two men charged in beating of motorist by mob in Detroit

A Detroit teenager was charged as an adult on Monday in the severe beating of a motorist who stopped to help a 10-year-old boy he accidentally struck last week, prosecutors said. — Reuters

Agency accused of putting workers at risk with ‘cockamamie’ secret programs

The federal agency responsible for administering civilian foreign aid came under fire Tuesday, accused of endangering its own employees by pursuing risky programs abroad — including a controversial “Cuban Twitter” project that one lawmaker called a “cockamamie idea.” — Fox News

More pings raise more questions about missing plane

More than a month after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared, searchers say pulse signals detected in the Indian Ocean provide their best hope yet for finding it and unlocking clues to what may have happened. However, those same officials warn it will take time to determine whether the sonar pings come from the missing plane. — CNN