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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, Love Island TV presenter Caroline Flack, centre, as she arrives at Highbury Magistrates' Court in London.  A British coroner has ruled Thursday Aug. 6, 2020, that reality TV host Caroline Flack killed herself while facing an assault trial she feared would end her career and bring unbearable media scrutiny.(AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, FILE)

Coroner: TV host Flack killed herself before assault trial

Aug. 6, 2020 10:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British coroner ruled Thursday that reality TV host Caroline Flack killed herself while facing an assault trial she feared would end her career and bring unbearable media scrutiny. Flack, the former host of “Love Island,” was found dead at her London apartment in February,...

Inmate at Arizona prison in Winslow dies; suicide suspected

Aug. 5, 2020 9:09 PM EDT

WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) — An inmate at the state prison in Winslow died Wednesday from an apparent suicide, Arizona Department of Corrections officials said. Corrections officials said 23-year-old Patrick Pruitt was found unresponsive Wednesday morning in the prison’s shower area and had apparently...

Subject of 'Audrie & Daisy' documentary dies by suicide

Aug. 5, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — An advocate for sexual abuse victims who became the subject of a Netflix documentary after alleging she was sexually assaulted at age 14 in Missouri has died by suicide, according to her mother and a co-worker. Melinda Coleman, the mother of Daisy Coleman, announced her daughter's death...

Henderson police: 2 dead in home in apparent murder-suicide

Aug. 5, 2020 10:34 AM EDT
Henderson say two people in their 80s area dead in what detectives believed to be a murder-suicide. Police said officers on Tuesday found the bodies of an 82-year-old man and an 82-year-old woman in a home after authorities got a report about the discovery of two dead people. Identities weren't released.

Police: Man, 83, suspected of shooting wife, killing himself

Aug. 4, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Police in southern New Mexico say they believe an 83-year-old fatally shot his wife before killing himself. The Deming Headlight reports Gerard McDonough was found dead early Thursday after he reportedly called 911 to say he shot his wife, Diane McDonough. Officers arrived at their...

Murder-suicide suspected in deaths of 5 Ohio family members

Jul. 30, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — The five family members found fatally shot at a home outside Cleveland on Wednesday died in an apparent murder-suicide, police said. Elyria Police Capt. William Pelko in a statement Thursday afternoon said it appears that a 44-year-old man killed his 35-year-old wife, the...

In this undated photo Oregon State University volleyball coach Mark Barnard poses for a photo in Corvallis, Ore. Players, parents and observers of the program tell The Associated Press that Barnard runs punishment practices past the point of safety, uses scholarships as leverage and pits players against each other in team meetings. The school says an investigation into the program has concluded and appropriate action has been taken to address the complaints. (Godofredo Vasquet/Albany Democrat-Herald via AP)

Players describe abusive environment on Oregon State team

Jul. 30, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

Athletes and others with ties to the program told The Associated Press that the head volleyball coach at Oregon State University runs an abusive program that has seen 11 players quit or transfer since 2016 and two team members contemplate suicide, with one attempting an overdose. In interviews with the AP and...

AP investigation: Players describe bullying within Oregon State women's volleyball. Many quit, 2 contemplated suicide.

Jul. 30, 2020 1:12 PM EDT
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — AP investigation: Players describe bullying within Oregon State women's volleyball. Many quit, 2 contemplated suicide.
In this July 15, 2020, photo, retiring Chicago Police Department First Deputy Superintendent Anthony Riccio, left, swears in newly-promoted Deputy Chief of Criminal Networks Dion Boyd during a promotion ceremony at CPD headquarters in Chicago. Boyd has been found dead after he apparently shot himself in a station on the city's West Side.  (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Autopsy shows Chicago police deputy chief's death a suicide

Jul. 29, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An autopsy conducted Wednesday has revealed the Chicago Police deputy chief found dead in a station this week committed suicide. According to the Cook County medical examiner's office, Deputy Chief Dion Boyd died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the chest. The findings confirm an announcement...

In this July 15, 2020, photo, retiring Chicago Police Department First Deputy Superintendent Anthony Riccio, left, swears in newly-promoted Deputy Chief of Criminal Networks Dion Boyd during a promotion ceremony at CPD headquarters in Chicago. Boyd has been found dead after he apparently shot himself in a station on the city's West Side.  (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

High-ranking Chicago officer dies, apparently shot himself

Jul. 29, 2020 6:55 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A high-ranking member of the Chicago Police Department who was promoted earlier this month was found dead after he apparently shot himself in a station on the city's West Side, authorities said. An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday at the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office on the...