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Suicide

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  • Mississippi Tea Party leader Mark Mayfield dead in apparent suicide

    A prominent lawyer and leader of theĀ Mississippi Tea Party, who was arrested in connection with photos posted online of U.S. SenatorĀ 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...
  • Karlovy Vary Fest Spotlights Variety's Critics' Choice Lineup

    The 10 pics championed by variety critics selected to screen at the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival next month are an eclectic mix of the year's best-reviewed Euro-backed features. Representing a wide sample of different genres, countries and languages...
  • Lebanon suicide bomber blows himself up in Beirut hotel

    A suicide bomber in Lebanon blew himself up in his hotel room near Beirut's seafront Wednesday as authorities on high alert for attacks raided the premises, officials said. The bomber, identified as a citizen of Saudi Arabia, was killed and 11 people...
  • Iraq leader defies calls to step aside amid fresh insurgent attacks

    Iraq leader defies calls to step aside amid fresh insurgent attacks
    Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki sharply rejected calls for a caretaker government that would remove him from office, striking a defiant tone Wednesday in the face of U.S. pressure to share more political power and an offensive by Sunni...
  • Bird soars to literary greatness in 'East China Sea'

    "Above the East China Sea" by Sarah Bird; Knopf (336 pages, $25.95) I've thoroughly enjoyed watching Sarah Bird's career flourish during the past few years. Her books, sometimes serious in tone, sometimes lightly comedic, have a loyal Texas following....
  • $76-million Golden Gate Bridge suicide deterrent plan considered

    $76-million Golden Gate Bridge suicide deterrent plan considered
    San Francisco transportation officials on Friday will consider whether to approve $76 million in funding to install a net system to prevent suicides on the Golden Gate Bridge. Last year, 43 people leaped off the bridge, also endangering the lives of...
  • 2 men found dead in bedroom in San Bernardino; murder-suicide suspected

    2 men found dead in bedroom in San Bernardino; murder-suicide suspected
    San Bernardino police say two men found shot to death Tuesday inside an independent-living facility were victims of a possible murder-suicide. Officers received a call about 12:30 p.m. from someone who had seen blood on the floor outside a bedroom in...
  • Death at St. Luke's highlights security challenge for hospitals

    Death at St. Luke's highlights security challenge for hospitals
    On June 4, a so-called "never event" — a medical error that health-care quality experts say should not occur — did indeed happen at St. Luke's University Hospital in Fountain Hill. That day, Jonathan Hanchick, a 26-year-old Bethlehem...