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Suicide

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  • Suicide bombing at market in Afghanistan kills 89 people

    A suicide bomber struck a busy market in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 89 people in one of the country’s deadliest attacks in months. The bombing in restive Paktika province, near the border with Pakistan, was a grim reminder of...
  • Police: Man might have killed himself at Dog Beach

    Huntington Beach police believe a man might have committed suicide in the Dog Beach parking lot Tuesday morning. Authorities released few details about the incident but said a parking officer found the man shortly after 9 a.m. in a vehicle parked...
  • Smoking may increase suicide risk, study says

    Smoking may increase suicide risk, study says
    It's well known that cigarettes are bad for your health, but does smoking make you more likely to kill yourself too? In a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research, authors argued that smoking and suicide may be more closely...
  • 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...
  • 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...