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Al-Shabab suicide truck bomb hits main Somali hotel, kills 9

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A suicide bomber rammed a truck rigged with explosives into the blast walls around one of Mogadishu’s most secure hotels, severely damaging the building and killing nine people including a Chinese diplomat, Somalia’s foreign minister said Sunday. Abdisalam Omer told The Associated Press by phone from Djibouti that a Kenyan diplomat was […]

Suicide bomber kills at least 10 in northern Cameroon

YAOUNDE, Cameroon — A governor in Cameroon says a suicide bombing blamed on Islamic militants has killed at least 10 people. The attack on a popular night spot Saturday evening in the town of Maroua comes just days after other violence blamed on Boko Haram militants left at least 20 dead. Midjiyawa Bakery, governor of […]

Police: 2 dead in apparent Vallejo murder-suicide

VALLEJO — A male and female inside a home died from gunshot wounds Thursday in what appears to be a murder-suicide, Vallejo police said. Officers responding at about 5:40 p.m. to the 1000 block of Songwood Road also found a male outside the home who had been shot. He was transported to a local hospital with […]

Multiple suicide bombs kill 64 in northeastern Nigeria

DAMATURU, Nigeria — Nigeria’s Islamic extremists chose open-air praying grounds for suicide bombings Friday, one of the holiest days of the Muslim calendar. At least 15 people died as they prepared to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in northeastern Damaturu, said police. Nigerians who usually turn out in their finest robes to pray on the holiday stayed […]

Double suicide bombing kills hard-line rebel leader in Syria

BEIRUT — A double suicide bombing in northern Syria on Tuesday targeted the headquarters of an ultraconservative Islamic rebel group, killing its leader and several other high ranking members. The attack marked the second time in less than a year that a bombing takes out the leadership of Ahrar al-Sham, one of the most powerful […]

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 […]

June 23, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

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 […]

June 23, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

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 […]

June 23, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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. […]

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

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 ,
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San Francisco police shoot man who attempted carjacking

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On LA radio show, a peek into the love lives of immigrants

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Al-Shabab suicide truck bomb hits main Somali hotel, kills 9

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5-day humanitarian cease-fire starts in Yemen

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Texans among foreign tourists in Peru bus crash, some hurt

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Small plane crashes in Tokyo neighborhood; 3 dead, 3 survive

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Endangered butterfly recovering in some, not all, of range

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1 car, 2 DUIs after passenger jumps in driver’s seat

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Fiat Chrysler to buy back 500,000 pickups in recall deal

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Obama: Kenya at ‘crossroads’ between peril and promise

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Editorial Cartoon: July 27, 2015

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Big Money rules US plutocracy

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Clear terms define America’s character

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TVGRID JULY 27

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‘Ant-Man’ inches past ‘Pixels’ to take first-place spot

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Newport Jazz Festival to mark Miles Davis’ 60th anniversary

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Hudson beats his former A’s, now has W against all 30 teams

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Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio enter Hall of Fame

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Chris Froome wins 2nd Tour de France

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Season ends for Expos with 9-4 loss to Leghorns

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Russia getting on with World Cup job as FIFA fights scandal

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Greinke’s shutout streak ends, Mets beat Dodgers 3-2 in 10

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Beijing faces Almaty in IOC vote for 2022 Winter Olympics

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Dawson beats Langer and Montgomerie to Senior Open title

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Canadian Olympic head to back Toronto to make 2024 bid

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Lexi Thompson rallies to win Meijer LPGA Classic in Michigan

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Vettel has Bianchi on his mind after matching Senna’s mark

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Danny Willett wins European Masters by 1 stroke

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Jason Day rallies to win Canadian Open

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Whitecaps beat Earthquakes 3-1

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Busch grabs elusive Indy victory as comeback continues

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Mexico wins 7th Gold Cup title with 3-1 victory over Jamaica

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CONCACAF known for corruption as much as soccer

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With tournament title secured, US sweeps China

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25,000 take part in San Francisco Marathon

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US soccer team to open World Cup qualifying in St. Louis

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Steve Torrence wins at Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals

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This date in sports history for July 27

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Obituaries »

William “Bill” Wallacker

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Alice Link

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Jimmy Low

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