In Other News

April 19, 2014

In Other News, April 19

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.

Cost of treatment may influence doctors

Saying they can no longer ignore the rising prices of health care, some of the most influential medical groups in the nation are recommending that doctors weigh the costs, not just the effectiveness of treatments, as they make decisions about patient care. The shift, little noticed outside the medical establishment but already controversial inside it, suggests that doctors are starting to redefine their roles, from being concerned exclusively about individual patients to exerting influence on how health care dollars are spent. — The New York Times

Ukraine calls ‘Easter truce’

The Ukrainian government said it will not attack pro-Russian separatists over the Easter weekend as its U.S. ally threatened Moscow with new sanctions if it fails to persuade the militants to surrender. The Kremlin denies having control over gunmen who want their eastern regions to follow Crimea in being annexed by Russia. — Reuters

Sheriff caught in middle of Nevada rancher feud

The family of the Nevada rancher in a simmering feud with the federal government over rangeland rights is refocusing attention on the local sheriff, claiming he could put the standoff to rerst with a wave of his hand. Bailey Logue, daughter of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, claimed all the sheriff has to do is say “no” to federal authorities who for yeas have gone after Bundy for unpaid grazing fees. — Fox News

Unlikely partnerships spring from California water crisis

At a recent rally in Fresno County, Calif., farmers in plaid shirts stood side by side with migrant farmworkers in ball caps, holding signs that read “sin agua, no fuguro” and “no water, no food.” Fresno is the top agriculture-producing county in the U.S., with more than $6 billion in annual sales. — NPR

The ferry texts were fake

Disgust, anger and shock greeted official statements from South Korean authorities that texts and social media posts from survivors trapped inside the stricken ferry had been faked. The messages gave extra substance to hope at least some of the hundreds of missing passengers were alive and awaiting rescue. — CNN

Twins, 7, attack carjacker with fists and rubber snake

A car thief was forced to pull over after a couple of miles in the stolen vehicle because twin boys, age 7, who were in the car attacked him, police said. “One of the boys was punching the man in the face; the other was hitting him with a rubber snake,” Sgt. Javier Salazar of the San Antonio Police Department told ABC News. — ABC News

Last Boston Marathon survivor to leave the hospital gets married

Marc Fucarile and Jen Regan were in the midst of planning their wedding when two bombs exploded near the Boston Marathon finish line on April 15, 2013. Fucarile was gravely injured in the attacks, breaking his spine and losing his right leg. He was the last of the survivors to leave the hospital after a 100-day stay. — Huffington Post

Tennessee mulls pregnancy drug law

Tennessee is poised to become the first state in the U.S. to criminalize pregnant women for harm caused to their fetuses or newborn babies as a result of addiction to illegal drugs. — The Guardian

Can Wal-Mart really make organic food cheap for everyone?

The giant retailer says it’s adding a new line of organic food that’s at least 25 percent cheaper, but a large-scale production and supply of organic food likely can’t be achieved overnight. — NPR

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