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April 17, 2014

In Other News, April 17

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.

Secret Service threatened to kill Mr. Met if he got close to Clinton, mascot claims

A former Mets mascot claims in his new book that in 1997 a Secret Service agent threatened to shoot and kill him if he got too close to President Bill Clinton. A.J. Mass wrote in “Yes, It’s Hot in Here” that while working at Shea Stadium on April 15, 1997 — the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s first major league game — a federal agent threatened to take a “kill shot” if the mascot tried to approach the president. — The Washington Times

Feds accused of leaving trail of wreckage after Nevada ranch standoff

The federal agency that backed down over the weekend in a tense standoff with a Nevada rancher is being accused of leaving a trail of wreckage behind. Fox News toured the damage — allegedly caused by the Bureau of Land Management — which included holes in water tanks and destroyed water lines and fences. According to family friends, the bureau’s hired “cowboys” also killed two prize bulls. — Fox News

‘We are not dead yet’; passengers texted as South Korean ferry sank

Investigators haven’t said what caused a South Korean ferry boat carrying hundreds of passengers to capsize on Wednesday. But as rescuers searched frigid waters for nearly 300 missing people, text messages purporting to be from missing passengers surfaced, describing the harrowing moments after the ferry started to roll. — CNN

Police in Canada make arrest related to ‘Heartbleed’ bug

A 19-year-old accused hacker has been arrested and his computer equipment seized by Canadian police after he purportedly exploited the “Heartbleed” bug vulnerability to steal confidential information from the country’s tax collection agency. “Heartbleed,” which takes advantage of a security gap in a popular open-source encryption program, was discovered last week, forcing companies to shore up their security and millions of people to update passwords. — NPR

‘Most Earth-like planet yet’ spotted by Kepler

The most Earth-like planet yet has been discovered, scientists report in the journal Science. The rocky planet, Kepler 186f, is close to the size of Earth and has the potential to hold liquid water, which is critical for life, the team says. Nestled in the Milky Way, it is part of a five-planet system that orbits around a cool dwarf star. — BBC

U.S. ‘prepared ... to respond’ to Russian aggression in Ukraine

President Obama on Thursday said the U.S. and its allies “have to be prepared — potentially — to respond” to continued efforts by Russia to interfere in southern Ukraine. He held out “the possibility, the prospect, that diplomacy can de-escalate the situation,” but warned that he was not counting on it. — ABC News

FDA warns against procedure to remove uterine fibroids; says it could spread hidden cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday took the rare step of warning against a surgical procedure commonly used to remove uterine growths, saying the practice risks spreading hidden cancers within a woman’s body. — The Washington Post

Obama says young adults push health care enrollment above targets

President Obama on Thursday announced that 8 million people have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act and that 35 percent are under the age of 35, countering the criticism that it would attract mainly older and sicker people. — The New York Times

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