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30 killed in northeast Nigeria by 2 girl suicide bombers

BAUCHI, Nigeria — Two girls blew themselves up on Monday near a crowded mosque in northeast Nigeria’s biggest city, killing about 30 people, witnesses said. It is the fourth suicide bombing this month in Maiduguri, which is the birthplace of the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group. Fishmonger Idi Idrisa said one teenager exploded as she […]

Taliban suicide bomber, gunmen attack Afghan parliament

KABUL, Afghanistan — A Taliban suicide bomber struck the entrance to the Afghan parliament on Monday and gunmen tried to storm the heavily guarded compound, setting off a gunbattle with police that left two people dead as lawmakers were meeting inside to vote on the appointment of a new defense minister. Afghan security forces managed […]

Police: Ex-MLB player Hamilton killed in murder-suicide

PEARLAND, Texas — Former Major League Baseball player Darryl Hamilton, a standout center fielder and a member of the New York Mets team that reached the 2000 World Series, was killed in a murder-suicide in a suburban Houston home, authorities said Monday. Hamilton was found Sunday after he was fatally shot in a house in […]

Suicide bomber strikes near ancient temple in Luxor, Egypt

LUXOR, Egypt — Militants tried to attack the ancient temple of Karnak in southern Egypt on Wednesday, with a suicide bomber blowing himself up and two gunmen battling police. No sightseers were hurt in the thwarted assault, but it suggested that Islamic extremists are shifting targets from security forces to the country’s vital tourism industry. […]

Suicide bomber, rocket grenades kill 30 in Nigerian city

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — A suicide bomb blast outside a mosque and rocket-propelled grenades that exploded into homes as people slept killed at least 30 people in the Nigerian city Maiduguri on Saturday, residents and officials said. The explosion killed people who were prostrating themselves for afternoon prayers outside the mosque, including traders from the nearby […]

May 31, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

Islamic State suicide attacks in Iraq’s Anbar kill 17 troops

BAGHDAD — Islamic State extremists unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops in a major blow to government efforts to dislodge the militants from the sprawling Sunni heartland, an Iraqi military spokesman said Wednesday. The attacks came just hours after the Iraqi government […]

May 28, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

UN says alarming spike in female suicide bombings in Nigeria

GUBIO, Nigeria — Children are now being seen as potential threats after an “alarming spike” in suicide bombings by girls and women being used by Boko Haram militants in northeastern Nigeria, the U.N. children’s agency said Tuesday. The number of reported suicide attacks has jumped to 27 in the first five months of this year […]

May 27, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

Suicide bomber explodes at Nigerian bus station, kills 8

POTISKUM, Nigeria — A teenage suicide bomber blew herself up and killed seven other people Saturday outside a bustling bus station in the northeast Nigerian town of Damaturu, the state medical director said of the latest in a string of attacks this week by Nigeria’s home-grown Boko Haram extremists. Thirty-three people were seriously injured and […]

May 17, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

May kicks off suicide season

It’s good that May is National Mental Health Awareness Month because May also marks the kickoff of suicide season. It’s counterintuitive but suicides spike in the spring and are lowest during the winter. This anomaly was first discovered in studies in the 1880s and researchers still aren’t sure why. This week marks 25 years since my […]

May 14, 2015 | Posted in Local opinion columnists | Tagged ,

Lack of information about boy’s suicide fuels speculation at school

Dear Annie: Last week, our son came home from high school and told us that a boy at his school had killed himself. The boy had been a friend of his since the fifth grade. The school had a moment of silence over the public address system, but never mentioned the boy’s name. Most of […]

April 23, 2015 | Posted in State, national lifestyle columnists | Tagged ,

Islamic State blamed for Afghan suicide bombing killing 35

FAIZABAD, Afghanistan — A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a line of people waiting outside a bank Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 and wounding 125 in an assault the country’s president blamed on the Islamic State group. The accusation by President Ashraf Ghani, following local media reporting the Islamic State group’s Afghan affiliate […]

April 19, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

Impoverished tribe struggles to stop surge in teen suicides

PINE RIDGE, S.D. — The people of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are no strangers to hardship or to the risk of lives being cut short. But a string of seven suicides by teenagers in recent months has shaken this impoverished community to its core and sent school and tribal leaders on an urgent mission […]

April 14, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

Transgender teen commits suicide following bullying

SAN DIEGO — A 16-year-old transgender girl who spoke on YouTube about being bullied at school in Southern California killed herself, a support group said, raising questions about what educators can and should do to support students who change gender identity. Taylor Alesana was constantly picked on by peers before taking her life last week, […]

April 11, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

Man commits suicide at Universal Studios

LOS ANGELES — Authorities say a man has shot himself to death near the “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” ride at Universal Studios in Hollywood. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. William Nash says the shooting occurred shortly after 4 p.m. Friday. He says nobody else was injured. Other details weren’t immediately available. A representative for Universal […]

April 04, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

Wrongful death trial slated in teen suicide case

SAN JOSE — A 15-year-old girl hanged herself a week after three classmates photographed themselves sexually assaulting her at a 2012 party, petrified the boys would circulate the photos online and believing gossip about her was spreading widely. Audrie Pott’s story has captivated those concerned with teen bullying, which appears to be on the rise […]

April 02, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

Man threatened suicide before shooting officer

SAN JOSE — A man threatening to commit suicide unleashed a barrage of gunfire on Northern California officers called to check on him, killing a 14-year veteran of the San Jose Police Department. Scott Dunham, 57, fatally shot Officer Michael Johnson, 38, Tuesday night, launching an hours-long manhunt for the gunman and forcing nearby apartments […]

March 26, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

Recordings show police response to murder-suicide at winery

NAPA — A police dispatcher told deputies that a man later identified as a Silicon Valley investor had been shot and wounded while an assailant chased him through a California vineyard, recordings released Tuesday showed. The initial dispatch was issued at 11:49 a.m. PST on March 16 telling Napa County sheriff’s deputies that a 911 […]

March 25, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

Yountville winery owner, investor die in apparent murder-suicide

YOUNTVILLE — A troubled winery owner who chased an investor through a Northern California vineyard and shot him in the head at close range as police approached had a silencer in his gun, which could signal the man planned the killing, police said. As authorities headed to the scene, the owner of Dahl Vineyards, Robert Dahl, […]

March 19, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

2 dead at Napa County vineyard in apparent murder-suicide

YOUNTVILLE — A winery owner chased an investor through a Northern California vineyard and shot him in the head at close range as police approached before leading them on a short chase that ended with his apparent suicide, authorities said Tuesday. The investor, Emad Tawfilis, had called 911 in a panic shortly before noon Monday, […]

March 18, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

Suicide bombers kill 15 people outside Pakistani churches

LAHORE, Pakistan — A pair of suicide bombers attacked two churches in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Sunday as worshippers prayed inside — killing 15 people in the latest assault against religious minorities in this increasingly fractured country, officials said. A spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, Ahsanullah Ahsan, claimed responsibility for the assault […]

March 17, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

FDA keeps boxed warning about suicide on Chantix

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration says it will keep a bold-letter warning on Pfizer’s anti-smoking drug Chantix about suicidal behavior and other psychiatric problems. Pfizer Inc. asked the agency last year to drop the so-called black box warning, pointing to its own analyses that found no difference in psychiatric problems between people taking […]

March 10, 2015 | Posted in Business and Real Estate | Tagged ,

5 suicide blasts hit Nigerian city of Maiduguri, 54 killed

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Four suicide bomb attacks Saturday hit the city of Maiduguri killing at least 54 people and wounding 143 in the heartland of Nigeria’s northeastern Islamic uprising, police said. The blasts occurred over four hours in locations from a busy fish market to a crowded bus station, said Police Commissioner Clement Adoda. A […]

March 08, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

Report: Suicides by girls and young women continue to climb

NEW YORK — The suicide rate for girls and young women in the U.S. continues to rise, at a pace far faster than for young males, health officials said Thursday. The rate for boys and young men increased since 2007, too. And it remains three times higher than the female rate for ages 10 to […]

March 06, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

Crowd kills girl suspected to be suicide bomber in Nigeria

BAUCHI, Nigeria — A crowd beat to death a teenage girl accused of planning to be a suicide bomber and then set her body ablaze Sunday, according to police and witnesses at a northeastern Nigerian market. A second suspect, also a teenage girl, was arrested at Muda Lawal, the biggest market in Bauchi city. A […]

March 02, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

Gunman kills 7, commits suicide, in house-to-house rampage

TYRONE, Mo. — A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother killed seven people and then took his own life in a house-to-house shooting rampage that wiped out a swath of this tiny town in the Missouri Ozarks. Joseph Jesse Aldridge, 36, carried out the killings with […]

February 28, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

IS suicide bombing kills 40 in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya — Islamic State militants unleashed suicide bombings Friday in eastern Libya, killing at least 40 people in what the group said was retaliation for Egyptian airstrikes against the extremists’ aggressive new branch in North Africa. The bombings in the town of Qubba, which is controlled by Libya’s internationally recognized government, solidified concerns the […]

February 21, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

Lawsuit seeks to challenge state’s assisted suicide ban

SAN FRANCISCO — A cancer patient and five doctors filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to exempt physicians who help terminally ill patients end their lives from a California ban on assisted suicide. Physicians who provide such assistance are not helping the patient commit suicide, but instead giving them the option of bringing about a peaceful […]

February 12, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

Canadian court strikes down assisted suicide ban

TORONTO  — Canada’s highest court struck down a ban on doctor-assisted suicide for mentally competent patients with terminal illnesses Friday, declaring that outlawing that option deprives dying people of their dignity and autonomy. The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision reverses its own decision two decades ago and gives Parliament and provincial legislators a year to draft […]

February 07, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

Bill to address veterans’ suicide heads to White House

WASHINGTON — A bill aimed at reducing a suicide epidemic among military veterans is on its way to the president for his signature. The Senate unanimously approved a bill Tuesday named for Clay Hunt, a 26-year-old Iraq and Afghanistan veteran who killed himself in 2011. The bill comes in response to suicides that on average claim the lives of […]

February 04, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,
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Six Flags announces death of walrus featured in films

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Fairfield man’s death remains under investigation

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2 Fairfield police officers earn DUI enforcement Awards

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Fairfield police log: June 28, 2015

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Oh Deer: Racetrack encounters unusual hazard

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Lightning closes LA beaches

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Yee seeking to change plea

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Environmentalists want to stop California fracking

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Stranded, lost mother gives birth in forest

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Firefighters gain on California wildfires; heat sets in

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Hunters, smartphone owners affected by new California laws

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Paid sick leave, lead ammo, smartphones affected by new laws

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Report urges major steps to help victims of cardiac arrest

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Since 1981, Bush paid an average tax rate of 36 percent

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Will latest inflammatory comments tarnish Trump’s brand?

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In Supreme Court loss, death penalty foes see an opening

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Official: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escape

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Paul is first major-party candidate to court pot donors

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California governor signs strict school vaccine legislation

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What’s next for California’s contentious vaccine law

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Iran nuclear talks extended; Iranians meet key obligation

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France, UK issue heat warnings as high temps hit Europe

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Liberia quarantines an area where new Ebola case appeared

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Yemen fighting allows 1,200 prisoners to flee

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Court rules Apple violated antitrust laws

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Bailout program expires for Greece

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Opinion »

Time to silence partisan guns

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Drought shows need to untangle water rights

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Can tourism industry shield us from reality?

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Editorial Cartoon: July 1, 2015

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Entertainment »

People: Affleck and Garner

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De La Rosa pitches Rockies to 2-1 win over Athletics

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Giants finish month under .500 with 5-3 loss to Marlins

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Sharks acquire goalie Martin Jones from Bruins

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US heads to World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany

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Simon Shnapir, 2-time US pairs champion, retires

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Stephen Curry overtakes LeBron James for NBA’s top jersey

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Thunder deal Luke Ridnour, his 4th trade in less than a week

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Auburn-Oregon set for 2019 opener, 9 years after BCS meeting

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Man U’s game vs. Earthquakes switched to Avaya Stadium

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Pero Antic leaving Hawks for return to Europe

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Blatter not traveling to Women’s World Cup final in Canada

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Bouchard, Halep lose Wimbledon openers; Federer, Nadal win

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Brad Davis scratched from US Gold Cup team; Garza added

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Cavs give offers to Thompson, Dellavedova, Shumpert

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NHL teams more cautious going into free agency

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Williams sisters pull out of doubles at Wimbledon

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Goosen qualifies for British Open

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Collegiate baseball: Mudcats sink Admirals behind 5 pitchers

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Babe Ruth baseball: Northern Solano falls in 15-U title game

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Daytona offers American flags in exchange program

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American Legion: Expos open WABF tourney with comeback win

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UEFA tells Spanish league to accept 2022 World Cup dates

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IOC wants Tokyo organizers to finalize plans for new stadium

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Japan faces upstart England in World Cup semifinal

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Nike co-founder Knight will step down as chairman

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USOC leaders stay course, stick with Boston’s troubled bid

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Argentina routs Paraguay 6-1, reaches Copa America final

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Casey McGehee designated for assignment by Giants

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Golf halfway through year: Turnover at warp speed

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Injured Usain Bolt pulls out of Diamond League meetings

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Pre-Civil War baseball team card going on the auction block

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Cain, Peavy to return with back-to-back starts for Giants

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FIFA article draws criticism for referring to Morgan’s looks

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This date in sports history for July 1, 2015

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