PROVIDENCE, R.I.

Abortion providers may have to show ultrasound

Rhode Island lawmakers are taking a look at legislation that would require abortion providers to show a woman an ultrasound of the fetus before performing the procedure.

The measure is one of several abortion-related bills due to be reviewed Tuesday at the Statehouse by the House Judiciary Committee.

The bill, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Karen MacBeth of Cumberland, would not force a woman to view the ultrasound.

Physicians who violate the ultrasound rule would face a fine of $100,000 for the first offense and $250,000 for subsequent offense.

HANOVER, N.H.

Dartmouth students to face tuition increase next year

Students at Dartmouth College will see tuition go up nearly 3 percent for the next academic year.

The college’s board of trustees approved the 2.9 percent increase at its meeting Saturday.

Undergraduate tuition will increase $1,319 to nearly $47,000. The total cost of tuition, room, board and fees will be about $62,000.

Tuition for the Geisel School of Medicine will go up 5 percent to $56,104 for the next academic year.

Tuck School of Business tuition will go up 4.5 percent to $61,605.

Trustees say the tuition hikes are the lowest percentage-wise since 1977.

– From news service reports