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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 ,

Killer says his ideas influenced family suicide

DRAPER, Utah — Dan Lafferty sees himself as a prophet who will prepare the world for the second coming and he has little following, but 10 years ago he started a relationship with a young woman who was drawn to him after reading a book chronicling the slayings that put him in prison. In September, […]

January 30, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,

Military suicides up slightly in 2014

WASHINGTON — Suicides among members of the active-duty military personnel rose slightly in 2014, led by increases in the number of sailors and airmen who took their own lives, new Defense Department figures show. There were fewer suicides by Army soldiers and Marines, the two services that have seen the most combat in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last […]

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

Suicide bombing inside northern Lebanon coffee shop kills 7

BEIRUT — A suicide bombing struck a coffee shop Saturday night in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 30, security officials and the Red Cross said. Syria’s al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front claimed responsibility on Twitter for the blast in Tripoli’s predominantly Alawite neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen, saying […]

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

Transgender suicide prompts comments

CINCINNATI  — The city’s first openly gay councilman is offering his support to youth who are struggling with being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Chris Seelbach has been speaking out following the apparent suicide of a 17-year-old transgender girl in southwest Ohio. Leelah Alcorn’s death has drawn global attention and added to concerns about suicide amongtransgender youths. The Cincinnati […]

January 10, 2015 | Posted in U.S./World | Tagged ,
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Jury convicts Fairfield man in Internet child predator case

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Kaiser to host 2nd annual Celebrate Life event

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Vacaville schedules series of water meetings

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Sunsun City police log: May 29, 2015

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US insists Kerry’s broken leg won’t hinder Iran talks

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Clash of priorities defines debate as ’16 campaign takes off

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Ex-inmates regret destruction of notorious Syrian prison

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IS revamps recruitment, with savvy, professional broadcasts

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High court throws out conviction for Facebook threats

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Study: Tallest tree in Muir Woods is mere 777 years old

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Report: Deputies change stories on jail visitor’s beating

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Toxin found in wells at former UC Davis animal testing lab

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Solar Impulse plane lands in Japan to wait out bad weather

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Surveillance powers lapse as Congress debates renewal

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California farmers submit plans to save water under deal

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Boat with more than 450 people sinks in China’s Yangtze

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California Senate approves another minimum wage hike

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Court official says contract prisons offer poor health care

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Another Arizona immigration law dismantled by the courts

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A bitter battle for control of oldest synagogue in the US

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Justices boost workplace religious protections

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Transgender movement looks to benefit from Jenner’s change

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Walker, Rubio have a similar formula for success

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Why candidates are snubbing Iowa straw poll

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Entertainment »

Bruce Jenner completes transition to Caitlyn in Vanity Fair

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Female boxer Holm to appear in movie on underground fighting

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Lawyers get more time in fight over Robin Williams’ estate

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Enrique Iglesias undergoing reconstructive hand surgery

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Tracy Morgan: Bad days and good days a year after limo crash

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NBC approaching 4 months without Williams decision

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Shatner to travel across US on three-wheeled motorcycle

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Wade to join ABC for NBA Finals coverage

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James Bond, Beatles costume designer Julie Harris dies at 94

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Man sentenced for stalking Mila Kunis flees health facility

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TVGrid June 2

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Sports »

Column: NASCAR has long needed a driver council for feedback

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Jim Kelly upbeat in return to host charitable golf tourney

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Quenneville plays it coy on Blackhawks lineup for Game 1

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Nationals shuffle bullpen, acquire Walters from Dodgers

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Former head of South American soccer under house arrest

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Soccer beats out baseball in game of US-Cuban detente

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Williams tops Stephens; Sharapova out; Djokovic-Nadal on tap

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Warriors guard Klay Thompson returns to practice

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Giants punter unhurt in hydroplaning crash on NJ Turnpike

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Jockey Victor Espinoza taking 3rd aim at Triple Crown win

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Cheerleading would be a sport under California bill

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Warriors quietly trying to finish one of NBA’s best seasons

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Ohio homeboys: Superstars LeBron, Curry both born in Akron

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Veteran leadership key to young Lightning’s success

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Sepp Blatter, FIFA facing more criticism this week

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AP Source: Bulls plan to introduce Hoiberg as coach

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Kershaw, Pederson lead Dodgers to 11-4 win over Rockies

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Aggies win regional by beating California 3-1

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UAB president: University bringing football back in 2016

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Man at work: Aussie guard Dellavedova sparks Cavs with grit

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Women’s softball grows as exposure, crowds increase

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Dempsey, Bedoya left off US roster for European exhibitions

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IOC cites challenges for Almaty and Beijing Olympic bids

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Big-name coaches nonplussed by shorter shot clock

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Cole strikes out season-best 9 as Pirates beat Giants

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Business »

Pool industry touts water savings in California drought

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Airlines try to save time with speedier boarding process

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Google tries to demystify privacy controls with new approach

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Intel buys into chips powering cloud computing, smarter cars

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Disney CEO succession path cleared as CFO Jay Rasulo resigns

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US consumer spending flat in April as income, savings rise

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High court: Bankrupt homeowners can’t void second mortgage

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Woman behind Silicon Valley sex bias suit appealing verdict

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Auto loan terms, leasing reaching new highs

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Exec: Takata aims to replace chemical in air bag ruptures

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Walmart kicks off next phase of wage increases

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Christina Williams

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