Zac Efron (Jason Merritt / Getty Images)

Brief news from here and elsewhere:

A niece of the vice president has a very bad morning in Manhattan, culminating in charges of resisting arrest. (AP)

Zac Efron, erstwhile star of “High School Musical,” ended up where so many child stars do — in rehab — but he’s fine now. (People)

Redskins tight end Fred Davis ordered to pay $20K to the woman he dumped his drink on and threw a pitcher at in a downtown club. (Metro)

For those wondering what must be the end game of Dennis Rodman’s weird, self-aggrandizing flirtation with North Korea, here it is: A pistachio commercial. (ComPost)

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