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Crime

Employee shoots, kills 8 at California rail yard, police say

An employee opened fire Wednesday at a California rail yard, killing eight people before taking his own life as law enforcement rushed in, authorities said, marking the latest attack in a year that has seen a sharp increase in mass killings as the nation emerges from coronavirus restrictions. The shooting took place around 6:30 a.m.

Crime

FBI says it interviewed FedEx mass shooter last year

The former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis was interviewed by FBI agents last year, after his mother called police to say that her son might commit “suicide by cop,” the bureau said Friday. Coroners released the names of the victims late Friday, a little less than 24

Veterans

The fight at home: Suicide rates highest among younger military veterans

More than 25 television stations on Jan. 12 will air “Life Is …,” a half-hour, commercial-free student-produced documentary about youth suicide in Arizona and what can be done prevent it. The program will air at 5 p.m. on Spanish-language stations and at 6:30 p.m. on English-language stations. Find more information here. Alex Martinez looked over

National

US officials: Suspect in Nashville explosion died in blast

The man believed to be responsible for the Christmas Day bombing that tore through downtown Nashville blew himself up in the explosion, and appears to have acted alone, federal officials said Sunday. Investigators used DNA and other evidence to link the man, identified as Anthony Quinn Warner, to the mysterious explosion but said they have

Health

Opinion: Rare Progress in Mental Health Policy When It’s Needed the Most

Rarely do five pieces of legislation on a single topic pass a chamber of Congress — especially when that topic is sensitive or often stigmatized, as mental health and suicide are. Even more rare is such a comprehensive set of policies introduced and co-sponsored by a group of lawmakers that cross the political and ideological

National

September is Suicide Prevention Month

How Common Is Suicide? No matter how rare it is, suicide is always very tragic. It is hard to say exactly how many suicides occur. Often suicides are not reported. It can be hard to know whether or not a person meant to die by suicide. For a death to be recorded as suicide, examiners

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