Twenty years ago, a caller claimed dozens of people had committed suicide at a mansion in the gilded San Diego suburb of Rancho Santa Fe.
"... as part of my film series, 'Is It Still Funny?' It was a packed house, and as Harold embarks on that first fake suicide, I could feel my own tension building."From "A Movie Date With My Younger Self" by Marc Caro (in the NYT).
Authorities have identified the pilot whose plane mysteriously crashed with no one inside it earlier this month and say he was likely suicidal, Huffington Post reports. Xin Rong, a 27-year-old doctoral student from the University of Michigan, rented the Cessna from Ann Arbor Municipal Airport on March 15 and took...
The Americans we are talking about are white and middle class. They are aged 45-55. They are losing the battle against heart disease and cancer, and they are succumbing to drugs, alcohol and suicide at rates unseen in modern history or in other developed countries. Show More Summary
Twenty years ago, the paranoia that consumed cults like Heaven's Gate existed on the margins of American society. Such beliefs in conspiracies has moved toward the center of our culture, says one expert.
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility late Friday for a suspected suicide bomb attack outside the Bangladeshi capital's main international airport, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadist communications. Show More Summary
It was 20 years ago this week, March 20-26, 1997, that 39 members of the Heaven’s Gate cult “graduated” from this life to ascend to the UFO mothership that they believed would take them to an extraterrestrial paradise. I’ll never forget it. Show More Summary
'When [doctors] are put under pressure to do [euthanasia and assisted suicide], that’s not fair, that’s not right,' he said.
I have amazing news to share. Hawaii assisted suicide SB 1129 was defeated by being sent back for amendments. Hawaii political leaders listened and understood that the assisted suicide bill was different than what the assisted suicide lobby was saying. The paternalism of the assisted suicide lobby astounds me. They assume that legislators will not […]
A recent study conducted by the University of Michigan and the Department of Veteran Affairs has found that veterans with substance abuse problems are more likely to commit suicide than veterans who are not suffering from an addiction. The study, which was recently published in the journal Addiction, involved 4.4 million veterans and was conducted … Continued
While drug and alcohol problems are associated with a higher risk of suicide among veterans, the increased danger is particularly high with opioid abuse, a U.S. study suggests.
The man was initially suspected of a suicide attack but police said the bomb exploded while he was hiding it from police.
Mass legalization of assisted suicide is not inevitable. Now, after losing recently in, add Hawaii to the list. From the HawaiiNewsNow.com story: A lack of specifics in the current draft of the controversial ‘Death with Dignity’ bill...Show More Summary
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the Trump appointee also known as one of the executive producers of the Oscar-winning (shudder) film Suicide Squad, was interviewed by Axios’s Mike Allen on Friday, and he had some insane things to say about our president. Read more...
A sobering portrait of less-educated middle-age white Americans emerged Thursday with new research showing them dying disproportionately from what one expert calls "deaths of despair" — suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related diseases. The new paper by two Princeton University economists,...
German prosecutors concluded co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was suicidal when he locked the captain out of the cockpit and flew a Germanwings plane into the French Alps in 2015, killing all 150 people on board. But on the second anniversary of the crash, Lubitz's father is floating a new theory. At...
(Aarhus University) It looks like a spooky suicide when small, fluffy guillemot chicks leap from the cliffs and fall several hundred meters towards the sea -- long before they are fully fledged. But researchers have now discovered that there is good reason behind this seeming madness.
It's only getting worse. "Deaths of despair" — deaths related to suicide, drugs, and alcohol — continue to increase among middle-aged, white working class Americans without a high school degree, according to research by Princeton economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton. Show More Summary
BERLIN (Reuters) - Two years to the day after the Germanwings crash in southern France, the father of the plane's pilot detailed his doubts that his son intentionally brought down the aircraft to commit suicide and said he was seeking the truth about what happened.