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Stories with subject: Death and dying
  • Diesel says 'Witch Hunter' role cathartic to deal with grief 
    Updated: Oct-10-15 2:00 pm

    NEW YORK - Vin Diesel still struggles over the loss of his friend and "Furious" co-star Paul Walker, so taking on the role of an immortal in the upcoming film "The Last Witch Hunter" helped him deal with his grief.

  • Colorado lawmakers revisit right-to-die bill 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 4:58 pm

    DENVER - Legislation allowing terminally ill patients to end their lives with doctor-prescribed drugs will be introduced again next year in Colorado, where supporters hope to capitalize on California's recent passage of a right-to-die law.

  • Right-to-die backers say California helps fight elsewhere story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-06-15 7:53 pm

    SAN DIEGO - It will soon be legal for the terminally ill to end their own lives in the nation's most populous state, and right-to-die advocates expect other states to follow California's example.

  • A look at efforts to legalize physician-assisted deaths 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 7:34 pm

    SAN DIEGO - California's governor has signed a bill that will give the terminally ill in the nation's most populous state the right to end their lives with drugs prescribed by a doctor.

  • Inmates help other prisoners face death in hospice program story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 11:44 am

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - As late-morning sun streams through narrow prison windows, convicted killer Scott Abram stands beside a fellow inmate, speaks quietly to him and starts singing "Amazing Grace." The prisoner appears to smile, but it's difficult to gauge his response. He is dying.

  • Judge rules against legalizing assisted suicide in Tennessee 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 5:43 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A former Democratic gubernatorial candidate who is terminally ill cannot die by assisted suicide, a judge ruled Tuesday, saying doctors engaging in such a practice are committing "criminal conduct."

  • Private school announces plans to buy care services facility 
    Updated: Sep-16-15 12:47 pm

    WASHINGTON - A private school has announced its plans to purchase an assisted living facility and hospice located near its campus in the District of Columbia's northwest area.