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Buttigieg backs female as VA secy as Dems release vet plans

Nov. 11, 2019 1:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says if elected he'd like to name a woman to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs for the first time as 2020 hopefuls take aim at President Donald Trump's record on stemming military suicide and helping female vets. On Veterans Day,...

New Mexico Supreme Court asked to review lawyer's 2010 death

Nov. 10, 2019 10:54 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The family of a prominent Albuquerque attorney found dead in her home in 2010 wants the New Mexico Supreme Court to review the case. Mary Han was found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning, and Albuquerque police ruled the death a suicide. Her estate recently filed a petition with the...

2 dead and third person injured in NYC murder-suicide

Nov. 10, 2019 5:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say two people were shot dead and a third victim was wounded in a murder-suicide inside a New York City apartment. Police said that a 31-year-old man killed his ex-girlfriend with a gunshot to the head on Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn. He also shot the woman's current boyfriend before...

Police: Woman found dead at a Las Cruces home; Man arrested

Nov. 10, 2019 3:09 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Police in Las Cruces say they are investigating a domestic dispute that led to a murder and an attempted suicide. They say officers were dispatched to a home around 9:30 p.m. Saturday and reported finding a woman dead from stab wounds and a man alive with a knife to his chest....

Deaths of 2 probed as apparent murder-suicide

Nov. 10, 2019 11:07 AM EST

CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the deaths of two people found in a northeastern Pennsylvania home last week as an apparent murder-suicide. State police in Lackawanna County say the bodies were found Thursday in a Ransom Township home. Police say they believe 68-year-old Robert...

Police say NYC man stabs wife to death, then kills himself

Nov. 9, 2019 10:46 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a Queens man stabbed his wife to death and then took his own life. Twenty-seven-year-old Donne Dojoy was found fatally stabbed inside her home in the Ozone Park neighborhood at about 7:30 p.m. Friday. Police say a man believed to be the victim's husband was found hanging from a...

Texas man charged with threatening family of suicide victim

Nov. 8, 2019 5:21 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Texas man who allegedly had an online relationship with a 16-year-old Virginia girl has been charged with cyberstalking and threatening the girl's family following her suicide. Adrian Raul O'Dell, of Odessa, was arrested this week in Texas. Prosecutors said O'Dell, now 19,...

$300K settlement reached over jail suicide attempt death

Nov. 8, 2019 8:49 AM EST

TROY, Mo. (AP) — The mother of a man who died after a suicide attempt at an eastern Missouri jail has settled a lawsuit for $300,000. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a federal judge approved the settlement Thursday. The suit says Mark Jaconski told a Lincoln County corrections officer that he was...

Police release name of man in Eugene shooting that wounded 3

Nov. 7, 2019 6:22 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Police have released the name of a man suspected of shooting three other people before shooting and killing himself in Eugene Wednesday. KVAL-TV reports 66-year-old Carlos Alberto Angelo shot himself after shooting a woman and two men, according to the Eugene Police Department. Police...

NYPD: Couple, child die in suspected homicides-suicide

Nov. 7, 2019 6:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A man killed his estranged wife and their 5-year-old child with a knife then took his own life in their Harlem home, the New York Police Department said Thursday. Police responding to a 911 call from distressed relatives found the bodies of Jennifer Schlecht, 42, and her young daughter...