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Suicide

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  • Boy's alleged abuse described in graphic grand jury testimony

    Boy's alleged abuse described in graphic grand jury testimony
    Before 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez was allegedly beaten to death by his mother and her boyfriend, they doused him with pepper spray, forced him to eat his own vomit and locked him in a cabinet with a sock stuffed in his mouth to muffle his screams,...
  • Suicide survivors face grief, questions, challenges

    Harvard Health Blog The death of Robin Williams, reportedly from depression-related suicide, can seem paradoxical. How can such a funny, lively, and successful person be depressed enough to end his life? In the U.S. alone, nearly 40,000 people a year...
  • Body found near Laurel Canyon Park identified as fashion designer

    Body found near Laurel Canyon Park identified as fashion designer
    A body found on a remote trail near Laurel Canyon Park has been identified as the founder of a punk-Goth clothing company, authorities said Tuesday. Drew Bernstein, 51, of Los Angeles died from an apparent suicide with a self-inflicted gunshot wound,...
  • Migrant rape victim denied abortion in Ireland: paper

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A migrant who said she was raped in her homeland before traveling to Ireland gave birth by Caesarean section when she was 24 weeks pregnant after Irish doctors rejected her request for an abortion on the grounds of...
  • Robin Williams: Five performances to remember

    Robin Williams: Five performances to remember
    It wasn't his first film to do so, but the 1989 drama "Dead Poets Society" reminded millions that Robin Williams was an actor as well as a comic maelstrom as well as a star. The man introduced to those same millions a decade earlier in "Mork & Mindy"...
  • Hundreds of Taliban fighters battle Afghan forces near Kabul - officials

    LOGAR Afghanistan (Reuters) - As many as 700 heavily armed Taliban insurgents are battling Afghan security forces in Logar, a key province near the capital Kabul, local officials said on Tuesday, in a test of the Afghan military's strength as foreign...
  • Addiction, Not Suicide, Got Robin Williams

    Addiction, Not Suicide, Got Robin Williams
    We were standing and talking on my back porch. "I could never do this twice," Dave said. He was speaking about not having the courage to try sobriety a second time. Dave was my dearest friend. We were closer than brothers. He had been sober 10 years...
  • Unidentified stranger saves man from jumping off bridge onto highway

    A suicidal man who took numerous prescription pills and drank gasoline was preparing to jump to his death from a bridge over Interstate 380 last week when a passing motorist intervened and saved his life, police said. Pocono Mountain Regional police...
  • To be or not to be: Playwrights on the complex issue of suicide

    To be or not to be: Playwrights on the complex issue of suicide
    "There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide." Albert Camus' famous opening sentence from "The Myth of Sisyphus" is obviously directed to people who aren't standing on the window ledge. Those planning to kill themselves...
  • Body found on remote trail near Laurel Canyon Park

    Body found on remote trail near Laurel Canyon Park
    A body was discovered Monday on a remote trail near Laurel Canyon Park, officials said. The Los Angeles Fire Department received a call from a hiker about a person “down or injured” around 8:45 a.m., spokesman Brian Humphrey said. Air and...
  • Hundreds rally in Ireland after rape victim says denied abortion

    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Hundreds of people rallied in Dublin to call for a change to Ireland's abortion laws on Wednesday after a rape victim said she was refused a termination and instead gave birth by Cesarean section. The young migrant's case has...