AP - Amnesty International says it has obtained a copy of a draft anti-terrorism law in Saudi Arabia that, if passed, would allow authorities in the ultraconservative Muslim nation to prosecute dissent as a terrorist act.
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- Vermont passes law allowing doctor-assisted suicideBy Jason McLure (Reuters) - Vermont on Monday became the fourth U.S. state to end legal penalties for doctors who prescribe medication to terminally ill patients seeking to end their own lives. The law, which includes a number of safeguards over the next three years as the state adapts, marked the first time a U.S. state has used the legislative process to make assisted suicide legal. Oregon and Washington have similar laws passed through ballot measures and a Montana court authorized the practice in 2009. ...
- Five killed, six injured from church group in Illinois van crashBy Tim Bross ST. LOUIS, Mo (Reuters) - Five people were killed and six were injured Monday morning when a van carrying them home from a religious gathering in California rolled over off of Interstate 70 near Vandalia in southern Illinois, police said. Fayette County Sheriff's Department Deputy Shawn Carter said the van had Maryland plates, but the van's destination is as yet undetermined. Carter said the van was eastbound about four miles west of Vandalia, which is about 70 miles northeast of St. ...
- Tornadoes tear through central U.S., killing twoLess than a week after a string of tornadoes killed six people in north Texas, a massive storm system that tore through the center of the country on Sunday spawned at least a dozen tornadoes, killed two people, injured dozens more and caused extensive damage from Georgia to Minnesota. According to the Oklahoma state medical [...]
- How to Help: Midwest stormsSeveral tornadoes tore through the Midwest on Sunday, May 19, laying waste to entire neighborhoods and killing at least two people.
- Sticker shock: New college graduates, here is why your education cost so much moneyWhen high school senior Jenny Bonilla got her college acceptance letter in March, she felt shock and heartbreak rather than joy. That’s because the letter from Goucher College, a private liberal arts school in Baltimore, also brought news that she would owe an unaffordable $20,000 a year in tuition and board, even with a scholarship [...]
- Residents capture amazing videos in the face of tornadoesA series of 16 violent tornadoes ransacked north Texas this week, killing six people and flattening entire neighborhoods. Seven people who were reported missing early Friday morning have now been accounted for, but the storms aren't over yet. Severe thunderstorms are expected late Friday in Alabama and Mississippi, and the Plains and the Midwest face [...]
- Police officer and good Samaritans lift SUV off trapped girlHarrowing dash-cam footage shows officer Steve Nunez of the New Mexico State Police and some good Samaritans lifting an overturned SUV off of a little girl last week. Nunez spoke with KOAT.com about the incident. "It's always hard to see anybody in that situation, but especially children," he said. "And daddy mode kicked in." Nunez [...]
- Idaho couple and Sun Valley land in Twitter tussleBOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Internet entrepreneur and former Wall Street derivatives analyst contends central Idaho's Sun Valley resort and the Twitter Inc. social media site heisted his handle.
- Study: Most shipwrecks a minor US pollution threatWASHINGTON (AP) — A new government report details 87 shipwrecks — most sunk during World War II decades ago — that could pollute U.S. waters with tens of millions of gallons of oil.
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