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Suicide

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  • Jim McMahon on his dementia, suicidal thoughts: 'It got that bad'

    Jim McMahon on his dementia, suicidal thoughts: 'It got that bad'
    Jim McMahon recalls hanging out with former Super Bowl XX Bears teammate Dave Duerson about a month before Duerson committed suicide, shooting himself in the chest Feb. 17, 2011. “He was a lot more quiet than I originally had known him to be,&...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Avon Police Honor Officers And Others For Good Work

    Avon Police Honor Officers And Others For Good Work
    AVON — Lifesaving efforts by officers and a dispatcher's efforts to help police in a neighboring town respond to a murder-suicide that began as a hostage situation were among the work the police department recognized in an awards ceremony Friday....
  • Mississippi Tea Party leader Mark Mayfield dead in apparent suicide

    A prominent lawyer and leader of the Mississippi Tea Party, who was arrested in connection with photos posted online of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran's bedridden wife, died on Friday of an apparent suicide, the man’s attorney said. Mark Mayfield, 57,...
  • Nets to catch suicide jumpers may be placed beneath Golden Gate Bridge

    Nets to catch suicide jumpers may be placed beneath Golden Gate Bridge
    San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge may soon be less of a magnet for people trying to commit suicide, as regional officials consider a plan to install mesh barriers beneath the historic orange span to catch jumpers before they hit the water. The plan...
  • Officials to vote on Golden Gate Bridge suicide-prevention nets

    Bay Area officials are scheduled to vote Friday on a $76-million package to fund suicide-prevention nets that would be installed on either side of the Golden Gate Bridge, where an estimated 1,600 people have plunged to their deaths since the rust-...
  • Hanging onto oil-rich Kirkuk may prove a challenge for Iraq's Kurds

    KIRKUK, Iraq Piling into a pickup truck with their AK-47 assault rifles, the Kurdish militia fighters were eager to show off the series of checkpoints they'd set up to guard the approaches to the oil-rich city of Kirkuk. The Kurds had long coveted Kirkuk...