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Norfolk encourages residents to be mentally healthy during National Depression Awareness Month

Free suicide prevention workshops, depression screenings, Out of Darkness Walk & GAP enrollment registration during month of October One day, five locations and one hour where you can learn how to safely reach out to someone who may be thinking about suicide and connect them to appropriate help. October is National Depression Awareness Month. The … Continue reading

Prosecutor: Woman in texting suicide case wanted attention
Health

Prosecutor: Woman in texting suicide case wanted attention

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — The prosecution and the defense painted starkly contrasting pictures Tuesday of the Massachusetts woman charged with manslaughter for allegedly encouraging her boyfriend through text messages to kill himself. Michelle Carter, 20, played a “sick game” with the life of Conrad Roy III, prosecutor Maryclare Flynn said in opening statements at Carter’s … Continue reading

The Latest: Afghanistan: Kabul attack death toll reaches 90
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The Latest: Afghanistan: Kabul attack death toll reaches 90

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the massive suicide truck bombing that hit the Afghan capital, Kabul, during morning rush hour (all times local): 7:15 p.m. The Afghan government’s media center has raised the death toll from the massive suicide truck bombing in Kabul to 90 killed. The center also says that 400 people … Continue reading

Family of musician Chris Cornell disputes he killed himself
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Family of musician Chris Cornell disputes he killed himself

DETROIT (AP) — Rock musician Chris Cornell’s wife on Friday disputed “inferences” that the rocker killed himself in a Detroit hotel room, saying he may have taken more of an anti-anxiety drug than he was prescribed. The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office said Cornell — the lead singer in Soundgarden and Audioslave — hanged himself … Continue reading

Police chief shoots himself just after suspension
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Police chief shoots himself just after suspension

After a suspended Mississippi police chief shot and killed himself in the police department’s parking lot, officials said the department has been temporarily put under the local sheriff’s control. Bay St. Louis Police Chief Mike DeNardo shot himself in the chest, Hancock County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Don Bass said. He said the Thursday shooting … Continue reading

US releases 100+ bin Laden documents
Middle East

US releases 100+ bin Laden documents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Documents swept up in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound portray a leader cut off from his underlings, disappointed by their failures, beset by their complaints and regretting years of separation from much of his extensive family. Focus your fighting on America, not each other, the sidelined al-Qaida chief exhorts his followers. In … Continue reading