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Stories with subject: Euthanasia
  • Terminally ill attorney files lawsuit over euthanasia 
    Updated: May-20-15 11:43 am

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - John Jay Hooker has worked for Robert F. Kennedy, run for Tennessee governor and now, while facing terminal cancer, hopes to reverse Tennessee's approach to assisted suicides.

  • Indian nurse dies after 42 years in coma after rape 
    Updated: May-18-15 5:44 am

    MUMBAI, India - A Mumbai nurse who was in a vegetative state for 42 years after being sexually assaulted while working in a hospital has died, authorities said Monday.

  • Teen who died after failed euthanasia plea buried in Chile 
    Updated: May-16-15 4:59 pm

    MELIPILLA, Chile - Hundreds of people gathered in a Chilean town Saturday at the funeral for a teenager who got international attention by going on YouTube to make an unsuccessful plea for permission to end her life.

  • Right-to-die group convicted of assisting Minnesota suicide 
    Updated: May-14-15 6:13 pm

    HASTINGS, Minnesota - The right-to-die group Final Exit Network Inc. was convicted Thursday of assisting in the suicide of a Minnesota woman who took her life in 2007 after years of suffering with chronic pain, marking the first time the group has been found guilty of such a charge.

  • Dutch court clears man who helped his 99-year-old mother die 
    Updated: May-13-15 11:35 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A Dutch appeals court on Wednesday cleared a man of any criminal responsibility for helping his 99-year-old mother take her own life - a case that aimed to create precedents for assisting suicide in a country where euthanasia already is legal under certain circumstances.

  • California condor that appeared on postage stamp euthanized 
    Updated: May-04-15 1:04 pm

    SAN DIEGO - A prolific California condor that represented endangered wildlife on a 1996 postage stamp has been euthanized after months of treatment for cancer.

  • South African judge grants terminally ill man right to die story has photos
    Updated: Apr-30-15 3:14 pm

    JOHANNESBURG - A terminally ill man died of natural causes shortly after he was granted the right to end his life in South Africa, where euthanasia is illegal, a lobbying group said Thursday.