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Suicide

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Top Suicide Articles

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  • Let's treat gun safety as a public health issue

    Quick, are you more likely to die by a bullet or in a car crash? Common sense would seem to suggest the latter. Cars are everywhere. We are an auto-obsessed nation. To be American is to drive -- everywhere. Teenagers itch to get behind the wheel, and the...
  • Fort Meade reluctant to promote gambling

    Fort Meade reluctant to promote gambling
    Maryland's largest and most lucrative casino threw an Independence Day party this month for one of its biggest neighbors: Fort Meade, the massive Army base just five miles down the road. In many ways, it was the archetypal Fourth of July civic event...
  • Suicide call prompts large police response

    A large contingent of police officers and at least eight cars responded to an apartment complex at Bear Street and Paularino Avenue in Costa Mesa on Friday afternoon after a call about a possibly suicidal man, according to authorities. Officers tried to...
  • Mass murderer who butchered four in Northampton: 'I'm not afraid to die'

    — Mass murderer Michael Eric Ballard casts his decision to abandon his appeals and seek his own execution as a simple one. It's not meant as a public expression of remorse for having "butchered" — his own chilling word — four people....
  • Man shoots wife in Jurupa Valley, then takes his own life, officials say

    Man shoots wife in Jurupa Valley, then takes his own life, officials say
    A man shot his estranged wife in Jurupa Valley on Saturday morning before driving to San Bernardino and killing himself, authorities said. Simona Mateas, 43, died at a hospital after authorities discovered her lying in a residential driveway in the 3400...
  • Man dies in apparent suicide jump from San Pedro bridge

    Man dies in apparent suicide jump from San Pedro bridge
    Authorities are investigating the death of a man who apparently jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro on Sunday afternoon. The man, described by witnesses as white or Latino and in his 20s, had climbed up the bridge above the roadway by the...
  • Police: 'Suicidal' woman shot after pointing rifle at officers

    Police: 'Suicidal' woman shot after pointing rifle at officers
    A McHenry County sheriff's deputy shot and injured a suicidal woman after she emerged from a residence with a .223-caliber assault rifle and pointed it at authorities Sunday, officials announced this monring. The 53-year-old woman is being treated at...
  • Mailbag: City Council work requires compensation

    Re. "Council should forgo stipends, benefits," July 8: Council members need to continue receiving modest stipends and benefits. Recent comments by James H. Bridges suggest that he is living in his own fantasyland, with no experience running for or...
  • Suicide bomber attacks foreign post in Kabul, kills five people

    Suicide bomber attacks foreign post in Kabul, kills five people
    A suicide bomber on a motorcycle detonated his explosives Tuesday morning near a compound in Kabul that houses foreigners, killing at least five people and injuring seven others. The dead included a Nepali and a Peruvian. The nationalities of the others...
  • Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Denzel Washington's 'Equalizer,' Kate Winslet's 'A Little Chaos'

    The Toronto Film Festival has announced more than 40 titles -- a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international arthouse fare -- screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington's "The...
  • Losing a parent during childhood may increase risk of early death

    People who experienced the death of a parent in childhood appear to be more likely to die prematurely themselves, new research shows. A study that tracked more than 7 million people for up to 42 years found that people who lost a parent before they...