The measure protects therapists and counselors from lawsuits and criminal prosecution if they deny services to clients whose religious beliefs conflict with their own. The Tennessee Senate voted 25-to-6 to approve an amendment to the measure on Monday evening after the state House passed the bill last week. State-level legislation has drawn widespread criticism, including from musicians Bruce Springsteen and Bryan Adams and companies PayPal Holdings Inc , Coca-Cola Co and Deutsche Bank AG .
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — In a bustling, densely populated corner of Manila, fruit vendor Coring Gutierrez reads $35 due from her latest water bill, more than triple what her family of six paid 15 years ago.
A Georgia man whose next-door neighbor pleaded for her life before he killed her during a 1996 burglary is due to be executed by lethal injection on Tuesday. Kenneth Earl Fults, 47, shot 19-year-old Cathy Bounds five times in the back of the head after breaking into her home in Spalding County, according to a court synopsis of the case. The lethal injection is scheduled for 7 p.m. EDT at the state prison in Jackson.