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Suicide

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  • Mississippi tea party leader accused in photo scandal found dead

    Mississippi tea party leader accused in photo scandal found dead
    A tea party official accused of being involved in taking photos of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s wife in a nursing home was found dead in an apparent suicide at his home, days after the senator won an especially venomous Mississippi Republican primary,...
  • Golden Gate Bridge gets $76 million for suicide prevention nets

    Golden Gate Bridge gets $76 million for suicide prevention nets
    San Francisco Bay Area officials on Friday approved a $76-million package to fund suicide prevention nets that will extend 20 feet on either side of the Golden Gate Bridge, handing a victory to advocates who have long pushed to hem in the 1.7-mile long...
  • 4 family members found dead in Turlock home; murder-suicide suspected

    4 family members found dead in Turlock home; murder-suicide suspected
    Turlock police are investigating a possible murder-suicide after four bodies were discovered in a home Thursday evening. The victims include a 78-year-old man, his 70-year-old wife, and their two sons, 42 and 39, the Modesto Bee reported. A family...
  • Bay Area officials approve suicide-prevention nets for Golden Gate Bridge

    Bay Area officials approve suicide-prevention nets for Golden Gate Bridge
    Bay Area officials approved a $76-million package Friday to fund suicide-prevention nets that will extend 20 feet on either side of the Golden Gate Bridge, handing a victory to advocates who have long pushed to hem in the 1.7-mile-long span against...
  • Boy dies from self-inflicted gunshot at Boy Scouts camp in San Diego

    Boy dies from self-inflicted gunshot at Boy Scouts camp in San Diego
    A 12-year-old boy died Monday from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head at a Boy Scouts camp on Fiesta Island in San Diego's Mission Bay, police said. The incident is being investigated as a suicide, police said, adding that a gun was confiscated at the...
  • No-fly lists an unfortunate necessity

    No-fly lists an unfortunate necessity
    In the hoopla surrounding the closing days of the U.S. Supreme Court's term, it would be easy to overlook the decision by a federal judge in Oregon ordering the government to make it easier for travelers to challenge their inclusion on the no-fly list. At...
  • Police: N.Y. woman kills self, two young daughters with nitrogen gas

    A New York woman whose son committed suicide in April filled a bedroom with nitrogen gas early Tuesday, killing herself and her two young daughters, police said. East Greenbush Police Chief Christopher Lavin told The Times that the woman, identified...
  • Suicide bomb attack kills 8 in Kabul

    Suicide bomb attack kills 8 in Kabul
    A suicide bomber targeted an Afghan air force bus in Kabul on Wednesday, killing eight people and injuring 18 others, including some civilians, authorities said. The incident around 6:50 a.m. took place near Kabul University, where a suicide bomber on...
  • A dramatic decline in suicides: Back from the edge

    A dramatic decline in suicides: Back from the edge
    In the 1990s China had one of the highest suicide rates in the world. Young rural women in particular were killing themselves at an alarming rate. In recent years, however, China's suicides have declined to among the lowest rates in the world. In 2002...
  • Oscar Pistorius a suicide risk, psychologist finds

    Oscar Pistorius a suicide risk, psychologist finds
    South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius, on trial for fatally shooting his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day last year, suffers from severe depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, according to extracts from a psychologist’s report read in...
  • Beware the rush to help people die

     Beware the rush to help people die
    The Medical Society of New Jersey, the state's largest physicians group, opposed a recently tabled bill for physician-assisted suicide. But it is pushing an alternative that may be just as bad: the Practitioner's Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, or...