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April 28, 2014

In Other News, April 28

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.

Woman stops bank robber by crashing into getaway car

A 51-year-old cancer patient helped stop a fleeing bank robber by ramming her pickup truck into the suspect’s getaway car in Warrington, Pa. — Huffington Post

Killer virus spreads unchecked through U.S. hog belt

The killer stalking U.S. hog farms is known as PEDv, a malady that in less than a year has wiped out more than 10 percent of the nation’s pig population and helped send retail pork prices to record highs. The highly contagious Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus is puzzling scientists searching for its origins and its cure and leaving farmers devastated in ways that go beyond financial losses. — Reuters

Sarah Palin stands firm on ‘waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists’ line

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin isn’t backing off the remark she made at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting last weekend that if she were in charge, people “would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.” — The Washington Times

Mayor of Ukraine’s second-largest city is shot

Unidentified gunmen opened fire Monday on the mayor of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, seriously wounding him with at least one bullet to the back while he was riding a bicycle near a major highway, municipal officials said. The attempted assassination shifted the crisis in the east of the country onto new and perilous ground. — The New York Times

Banana thrown at soccer star

Barcelona’s Dani Alves reverted to humor when dealing with racist abuse, but it has proved no laughing matter for the Villarreal fan who threw a banana at him during Sunday’s match after being handed a life ban by the La Liga club. Brazilian international Alves was taking a corner during Barca’s 3-2 win when the banana landed at his feet. Maintaining his composure, Alves picked up the banana, peeled it and took a bite and got on with the game. — CNN

U.S. soldier searches for his Vietnamese son

Thousands of children were fathered by American servicemen during the Vietnam war. Now in their 60s and 70s, some veterans are desperate to find the sons and daughters they have never known. — BBC

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