El Salvador scraps amnesty law, opens door for prosecutions

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The striking down of El Salvador's amnesty law is giving hope to thousands that justice for human rights abuses committed during the Central American country's 12-year civil war could now be within reach.

  • Written by MARCOS ALEMAN, Associated Press

Georgia executes man for beating friend to death in 1982

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia on Friday executed its sixth inmate this year, the most in any calendar year in the state since the death penalty was reinstated four decades ago.

  • Written by KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press

Prosecutors looking beyond human error in crash probe

MILAN (AP) — Italian prosecutors said Thursday their investigation into a fatal head-on collision of two commuter trains would look beyond human error, while media quoted a station master who acknowledged clearing one of the trains to depart.

  • Written by COLLEEN BARRY, Associated Press

Indictment: Doctor's painkillers led to death, injury

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a former Kentucky cardiologist on new charges that he prescribed painkillers that caused serious physical injury or death to three patients.