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April 11, 2014

In Other News, April 11

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.

Paying off student loans puts a dent in the wallets, and the economy

Repaying college debts prevents many Americans from investing in homes or retirement. The impact can add up — for individuals and the economy as a whole, a researcher says. — NPR

Hillary Clinton greeted with flying shoe

Hillary Clinton dodged a shoe that was thrown at her during a speech at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries meeting in Sin City. After the hurler was escorted out, Clinton quipped, “I didn’t know solid waste management was so controversial.” — Time

Boston doctors can now prescribe you a bike

The city of Boston this week is rolling out a new program that’s whimsically known as “Prescribe-a-Bike.” Part medicine, part welfare, the initiative allows doctors at Boston Medical Center to write “prescriptions” for low-income patients to get yearlong memberships to Hubway, the city’s bike-share system, for only $5. These are not prescriptions in the legal sense. Rather, they are a kind of physician’s letter, says Alan Meyers, a pediatrician at Boston Medical Center. — Slate

Rooney stepson barred from funeral

LOS ANGELES — Mickey Rooney’s wife has agreed to drop a legal claim over her husband’s remains, according to Rooney conservator Michael Augustine. Rooney will be buried at Hollywood Forever cemetery following a private family service, Augustine said, instead of another cemetery plot he bought years ago before splitting with his wife. — CNN

Bus immediately engulfed in flames after collision with FedEx truck

A fiery bus crash that killed 10 people, including eight high school students, on a California freeway burst into flames almost immediately in a collision that could be heard up to a quarter-mile away, police said. The bus was carrying prospective college students from Los Angeles to Humboldt State University in northern California when it was hit by a FedEx truck that traveled over the median and into the northbound lane Thursday night. — ABC News

Man and child safe after Chattahoochee rescue

Sandy Springs and Roswell officials rescued a man and child from the Chattahoochee after they fell out of a canoe Friday. Roswell police said the man and child fell in the river at Azalea Park in Sandy Springs and floated into Roswell. — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

U.S. urges nations to assist Ukraine

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has urged other countries to contribute more to the economic rescue of Ukraine. He told the International Monetary Fund that Ukraine’s “sizable financing needs” meant other nations must add to its $1 billion loan guarantee. — BBC

Texas Monthly to sue New York Times over magazine editor

The publisher of the Texas Monthly is expected to file a lawsuit against the New York Times and Jake Silverstein, the Monthly’s editor, for accepting a job as editor of the New York Times Magazine. Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy called the decision to initiate a lawsuit “inexplicable.” — The New York Times

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