| Apr 19, 2009
Pierre André Senizergues can make skateboards do anything. When he was in his 20s, he steered them from the Paris suburbs to Venice Beach and turned them into the key to an apartment he could afford when he started winning skate competitions. In his 30s,...
| Nov 14, 2008
Florence S. Wald, the former dean of the Yale University School of Nursing who brought hospice to the United States and in the process revolutionized the care of the terminally ill, died of natural causes Saturday at her home in Branford, Conn. She was...
| Jan 4, 2008
The vacation sort of just flew by.
After dropping their packs at a hostel, Ryan Ainsworth and his buddy Richie Bendelow found a shop selling 500 herbal potions that promised to make them high and happy in 500 ways. But the young British...
| Dec 4, 2009
Sir John Crofton, a physician who is credited with saving millions of lives by pioneering the use of cocktails of antibiotics to treat tuberculosis -- a concept that has subsequently been applied to treating a variety of other diseases, particularly...
| Jul 15, 2009
British maestro Edward Downes, who conducted the BBC Philharmonic and the Royal Opera but struggled in recent years as his hearing and sight failed, died Friday along with his wife at an assisted-suicide clinic in Switzerland. He was 85.
| Mar 27, 2009
The recent arrests of four members of the Final Exit Network in Georgia have drawn more national attention to the issue of assisted suicide. According to The Times' March 23 editorial, "Sense and suicide," the organization has been involved in about 200...
| May 14, 2013
| 2:21 PM
Vermont is on track to become the fourth state to allow severely ill patients to end their lives under medical supervision.
The state’s House of Representatives voted 75 to 65 on Monday night to approve the “Patient Choice at End of Life&...