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ABA vote backs right to abortion

LOS ANGELES - The policymaking body of the American Bar Association (ABA) on Tuesday approved a resolution opposing government interference with a woman's decision to have an abortion. It was the first time the ABA has taken a stand on abortion itself, although the bar association has issued policy statements calling for uniformity in state laws and on the right of financing for abortion, a spokeswoman said. Supporters defeated several parliamentary attempts to defer the resolution, which ultimately was approved by the ABA's House of Delegates on a vote of 238-106. At least 2 killed in N.C. plane crash

BURLINGTON, N.C. - A 20-seat commuter airplane crashed in a field in this city Tuesday evening, killing at least two people and narrowly missing an automobile dealership, a police official said. The plane crashed around 6:30 p.m. about a mile from Interstate 85, said police Sgt. Vickie Saunders. She said she did not know how many people were aboard the plane or what caused the aircraft to go down. Burlington is about 20 miles east of Greensboro.

6 of 7 auto models fail head-injury test

WASHINGTON - Six of seven 1990-model autos so far tested appear unlikely to protect drivers from head injuries in a 35-mph crash, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday. Only the Acura Integra four-door sedan appears able to protect from driver head injuries, the agency said. The Toyota 4-Runner four-door truck ranked worst among models tested. Here are the models tested so far and their head injury scores, with scores below 750 indicating that injury is unlikely, between 750 and 1,250 that it is possible and above 1,250 that it is likely: Toyota 4-Runner four-door, 1,306; Chevrolet Lumina four-door, 1,200; Nissan Stanza four-door, 1,105; Lexus ES250 four-door, 992; Mazda Miata two-door convertible, 920; Mitsubishi Eclipse two-door hatchback, 772; Acura Integra four-door, 585.