April 9, 2014

In Other News, April 9


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.

20 wounded in multiple stabbings at Pennsylvania high school

Twenty people, including 19 students, were wounded — four seriously — during a stabbing spree early Wednesday at a high school near Pittsburgh, and a 16-year-old male student is in custody, authorities say. — Fox News

Ellen gives 14-year-old piano prodigy a huge surprise

This week, after the 14-year-old piano prodigy Daniel Clarke Brouchard performed on “Ellen,” his calm and cool composure on the keys was momentarily shaken as Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick appeared from backstage. — Huffington Post

In search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, two new signals buoy hope

Searchers picked up fresh signals that officials hope came from locator beacons attached to the so-called black boxes in the tail of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared more than a month ago while carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. — CNN

‘Heartbleed’ online bug: How to protect yourself

An online bug called Heartbleed is affecting a huge chunk of the Internet, which means that a password change is likely in order for hundreds of millions of people.” More than half a million sites are vulnerable that use the security system called Open SSL, according to Netcraft, and have had to install a new security patch. — ABC News

Brooklyn man exonerated after 24 years in prison

A man who spent almost a quarter-century behind bars for murder was freed Tuesday and cleared of a killing that happened when he was 1,100 miles away on a Disney World vacation. Jonathan Fleming, 51, was in tears as he hugged his lawyers and family in a Brooklyn courtroom. — CBS New York

Is Russia ready to move into eastern Ukraine?

With NATO assessments that there are some 40,000 Russian troops massed on the Ukrainian border ready to move at a few hours’ notice, the heightening war of words between Moscow and Kiev raises a genuine prospect of conflict. If Russia requires a pretext to move into eastern Ukraine, then many of the elements of that narrative are already in place. — BBC

100-year-old message in a bottle plucked from Baltic Sea

On a nature hike along Germany’s Baltic Coast in 1913, 20-year-old Richard Platz scrawled a note on a postcard, shoved it into a brown beer bottle, corked it and tossed it into the sea. Where it traveled, no one knows for sure, but it was pulled out of the Baltic Sea by a fisherman last month not far from where Platz first pitched it. — NPR

Sliver of Medicare doctors get big share of payouts

A tiny fraction of the 880,000 doctors and other health care providers who take Medicare accounted for nearly a quarter of the roughly $77 billion paid out to them under the federal program, receiving millions of dollars each in some cases in a single year, according to the most detailed data ever released in Medicare’s nearly 50-year history. — The New York Times