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April 22, 2014

In Other News, April 22

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.

Parents asked the Internet to name their baby and here’s what they picked

Sometimes, second really is the best. In January, expectant dad Stephen McLaughlin created the website NameMyDaughter.com, asking Internet strangers to do just that. Now, he and his wife, Alysha, have announced on the website that little Amelia Savannah Joy McLaughlin was born on April 7. — The Huffington Post

Family sues New Jersey school district over ‘under God’ in pledge

FREEHOLD — A family is suing the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District and its superintendent, seeking to have the phrase “under God” removed from the Pledge of Allegiance that students recite every day. — USA Today

Attack with coffee cup results in felony charge for Montana woman

A 42-year-old Billings woman accused of attacking a man in a motel room with a coffee cup was charged Monday in Yellowstone County Justice Court. Phoebe Gail Feather appeared by video from the county jail on a felony charge of assault with a weapon. — KTVQ

FDA will propose e-cigarette regulations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration for months has vowed to crack down on the sales and marketing practices of e-cigarette companies. Now the regulatory agency says it plans to propose rules for makers of the products as early as this month. — CBS News

‘Pollen vortex?’ Long winter worsens allergies in spring

This year’s long, brutal winter may mean the country’s headed for pollen eruption and a harsh allergy season in the spring, doctors say. The freezing temperatures of the prolonged winter may have delayed the blooming of trees, and now that it’s finally warming up, trees are expected to bloom at the same time as grasses, causing a dramatic rise in pollen, allergy experts said. — Fox News

Possible chlorine gas attack probed in Syria

The watchdog agency that monitors compliance with the global chemical weapons treaty on Tuesday said it is looking into allegations that chlorine gas was used in a raid on a Syrian village earlier this month. — The Wall Street Journal


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