New Mexico police investigate killing of 4 on Christmas Day

U.S. 12/26/19, 12:30

Four people found dead on Christmas Day in a home in an Albuquerque suburb were members of the same family and the case is being investigated as a murder-suicide, authorities said Thursday. The victims were identified as Carlos Velasquez, 50; Marilyn Velasquez, 45; Roberto Velasquez, 22; and Adrian Velasquez, 14, police ...

President Trump retweets Epstein’s death, AG Barr says to open special inquiry

U.S. 08/11/19, 05:17

The controversial suicide of Jeffrey Epstein prompted conspiracy theories about his death. President Donald Trump just retweeted messages claiming a top Democratic politician was involved with the case, while Attorney General William Barr has instructed to open a special inquiry. President Trump first retweeted a message from BNL NEWS that said, ...

Epstein suicide prompts conspiracy theories, skepticism

New York 08/10/19, 17:50

Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide in federal custody is provoking skepticism among online conspiracy theorists and even some officials who question how he could have killed himself in a highly secured part of the jail set aside for high-profile inmates. Epstein had been placed on suicide watch following an incident just over ...

Artist Peter Max’s wife found dead in a suspected suicide

New York 06/11/19, 15:53

The wife of the artist Peter Max has died in a suspected suicide amid a family fight over her husband's work.New York City Police say Mary Max was found dead Sunday in her apartment. She was 52.Her attorney, John Markham, says in the hours before she died, Max left a ...

Defendant says he doesn’t recall if he shot 8 at church

U.S. 05/22/19, 18:42

The man accused of fatally shooting one person and wounding seven others at a Nashville church in 2017 testified Wednesday that he can't remember if he did it.In a Nashville courtroom, a prosecutor repeatedly asked 27-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson about his testimony that he had spotty-at-best memories of what happened ...

Ex-partner of deceased skater Coughlin says she was abused

Sports 05/21/19, 13:44

One of the former skating partners of two-time U.S. pairs champion John Coughlin has accused him in a series of Facebook posts of sexually assaulting her over a two-year period.Coughlin, who committed suicide in January, "hurt at least 10 people including me. He sexually abused me for 2 years. Nobody ...

Man accused of killing officer makes 1st court appearance

U.S. 05/08/19, 10:22

The 19-year-old accused of killing a veteran Mississippi police officer smiled and hummed as he was led into court Wednesday but was wearing a knee-length vest the sheriff said is for inmates considered suicide risks. The Sun Herald reports Darian (DEHR-uhn) Atkinson told Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner he doesn't know ...

French telecom giant Orange on trial over staff suicides

World 05/06/19, 12:57

The toll is shocking: 19 suicides, 12 suicide attempts and eight cases of serious depression among employees at France's main telephone and internet company over three years.A long-awaited trial began Monday in Paris accusing the telecom giant Orange and seven former or current managers of moral harassment and other charges. ...

Coroner: Woman obsessed with Columbine died before warnings

U.S. 05/01/19, 17:17

A Florida teenager obsessed with the Columbine school shooting had already died by suicide by the time authorities launched a manhunt for her after learning that she had traveled to Colorado just days before the 20th anniversary of the massacre, a coroner's report said Wednesday.An autopsy summary by the Clear Creek ...

Outrage after some French protesters urge police suicides

Europe 04/21/19, 07:28

With French police suicides on the rise, officials are expressing shock and anger after some yellow vest protesters encouraged police to kill themselves. Radical protesters have clashed with police nearly every weekend for five months on the margins of largely peaceful yellow vest demonstrations for economic justice. On Saturday, Associated Press reporters ...

Undersheriff: Teen’s death likely preceded Colorado manhunt

U.S. 04/19/19, 22:13

A Colorado undersheriff who led the search for a Florida teenager whose actions prompted tightened security at Columbine High School ahead of the 20th anniversary of an attack there that killed 13 people said she likely killed herself before police launched a massive manhunt.Clear Creek County Undersheriff Bruce Snelling told ...

Columbine community moves ahead, awaits details on teen

U.S. 04/18/19, 20:56

A Colorado community changed forever by the attack that killed 13 people at Columbine High School moved ahead Thursday with ceremonies marking the anniversary of the tragedy while awaiting more details on what led a Florida teen "infatuated" with the shooting to buy a shotgun and kill herself in the ...

Peru ponders corruption probe’s cost after shocking suicide

America 04/18/19, 12:19

The suicide of former President Alan Garcia has shocked Peruvians and sparked a debate swirling Thursday on television channels and in newspaper columns: What will be the price of the country's painful reckoning with corruption?All but one of the nation's living elected former presidents are suspected of taking part in ...

Illegal immigrant, suspect in 5 deaths, found hanged in jail

U.S. 04/09/19, 16:55

A Mexican citizen accused of killing four people in Kansas and one in Missouri in 2016 hanged himself from a light fixture in his St. Louis jail cell. Pablo Serrano-Vitorino was found alone in his cell at 2:02 a.m. Tuesday He was pronounced dead at a hospital about an hour later, ...

India weighs ban on popular online game after deaths

Tech 04/05/19, 06:03

A boy's suicide this week in southern India after his mother scolded him for playing a popular online game has inflamed a national debate over whether the game should be banned.The 16-year-old's father demanded a ban on PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, known by the acronym PUBG, after his son hanged himself from ...

Jury finds family of 8 died by murder-suicide in cliff crash

U.S. 04/04/19, 21:10

A special coroner's jury in California ruled the deaths of two women and their six adopted children was a murder-suicide after hearing testimony that one of the women had searched death by drowning online and the other deliberately stepped on the gas, sending their SUV plunging off a cliff. Jurors deliberated ...

Update: Jury rules murder-suicide in cliff deaths

U.S. 04/04/19, 19:37

The Latest on a coroner's inquest into the deaths of a family whose SUV went off a Northern California cliff (all times local): 5:05 p.m. A coroner's jury ruled Thursday that two women killed themselves and their six adopted children when they drove off a Northern California cliff last year. FILE - In ...

Parkland looks beyond therapy to reach teens after suicides

U.S. 03/27/19, 16:09

Days after the suicides of two student survivors of the Parkland school shooting, community leaders were frantically putting extra services in place Wednesday to try to connect with those hard-to-reach students who are averse to traditional therapy.A local nonprofit had planned to open a teen wellness center near Marjory Stoneman ...

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