Black singer of regional Mexican music sparks buzz, emotion

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Before clicking the Instagram video, the sight intrigued most. Sarah Palafox, a Black woman, held an iPhone while standing in front of mariachis. When users turned on the volum...

New trial ordered for NY millionaire in autistic son's death

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a new trial for a self-made health care millionaire who was convicted six years ago of fatally drugging her 8-year-old autistic son in a luxury New York Cit...

Assange 'binge-watched' suicide of ex-Bosnian Croat general

LONDON (AP) — Julian Assange relayed how he “binge-watched” the suicide of the former Bosnian Croat general in a U.N. courtroom three years ago, a doctor who visited the WikiLeaks founder on several o...

South Korea's soaring suicide, self-harm rates pinned on pandemic

Government statistics show that the number of people in South Korea who deliberately harmed themselves in the first half of 2020 soared nearly 36% on the same period last year. A record 595,724 people...

Connie Culp, 1st US partial face transplant recipient, dies

Connie Culp, the recipient of the first partial face transplant in the U.S., has died at 57, almost a dozen years after the groundbreaking operation. The Cleveland Clinic, where her ...

Indonesia police: Jailed French sex crime suspect kills self

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A French man accused of molesting over 300 Indonesian children has died after apparently trying to kill himself in detention, police said Monday. Francois C...

Pandemic, racism compound worries about Black suicide rate

CHICAGO (AP) — Jasmin Pierre was 18 when she tried to end her life, overdosing on whatever pills she could find. Diagnosed with depression and anxiety, she survived two more attempts at suicide, which...

Aid ship declares emergency after 6 migrants attempt suicide

A migrant rescue ship in the Mediterranean Sea declared a state of emergency on Friday after six passengers attempted suicide and fights broke out on board. The situation on board the Ocean Viking wa...

Female Asus employee just saved from fatal fall off Taipei HQ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A dramatic scene played out on Friday night (June 19) when a woman under duress nearly suffered a fatal fall from the 14th floor of the ASUS headquarters in Taipei. At ...

Fed lockup where Epstein died gets harsh coronavirus review

NEW YORK (AP) — Prisoners with COVID-19 symptoms were neglected and ignored as the outbreak rippled through the federal detention center in Manhattan where financier Jeffrey Epstein died last summer, ...

Witherspoon, Lovato open up on Jamil’s anti-shame podcast

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reese Witherspoon says she still feels marginalized in corporate boardrooms dominated by men. Demi Lovato describes living in a “mental prison” and battling an eating disorder that ...

Veterans groups, govt brace for surge in mental health needs

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — When Kristofer Goldsmith was discharged from the Army in 2007 he was in crisis. He had been trained as a forward observer — the person who spots a target an...

Thai judge who alleged interference dies in 2nd suicide bid

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand say a judge who shot himself last year to publicize alleged interference in his work has died after what was apparently a second suicide attempt. Po...

Court dismisses appeal of gag order in missing mom case

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal of a gag order that a judge imposed in the case of Fotis Dulos, who died after a suicide attempt last month while accused o...

Man accused of killing missing wife remains hospitalized

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Officers investigating an apparent suicide attempt by a Connecticut man charged with murdering his long-missing wife were at his house Wednesday for a second day, police said....