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In 1933, Albert Einstein petitioned Turkish President Mustafa Kemal Ataturk to allow "forty professors and doctors from Germany" to immigrate to Turkey, amid increasing hostilities in their own country. “These scientists are willing to work for a year without any remuneration,” Einstein assured Ataturk. In the 1930s and 1940s, Einstein worked tirelessly to help those threatened by war in Europe.

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NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — An Amtrak train headed from Vermont to Washington, D.C., on Monday hit rocks that had fallen onto the track from a ledge, spilling the locomotive and a passenger car down an embankment, derailing three other cars and injuring seven people, authorities said.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will become the fifth state in the nation to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives using doctor-prescribed drugs after Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday he signed one of the most emotionally charged bills of the year.

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