Afghanistan's intelligence agencies said today that two major Taliban attacks in Kabul have been averted in the past 20 days. The first was a plot to assassinate the country's vice president and the second was a plan to set off car bombs at President Hamid Karzai's palace in downtown Kabul. Read More
Nick Starr, a San Francisco man who has garnered media attention for threatening suicide on his Twitter account in recent years did it again Sunday, warning that he planned to jump off the Bay Bridge. Read More
The eldest son of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff hanged himself by a dog leash in his apartment Saturday after two years of "unrelenting pressure" following his father's arrest in a multibillion-dollar fraud that enveloped the entire family, law enforcement officials and a family attorney said. Read More
Three San Francisco police officer suicides in the past year have raised the curtain on the often-taboo subject.Two leaders of the department, police Chief George Gascón and police union President Gary Delagnes, have chosen to handle the deaths in very different ways. Read More
The suicide of a Brentsville District High School football player who friends say recently suffered a concussion follows high-profile suicides of collegiate and professional football players that have raised questions about links between brain trauma and mental health. Read More
A man wearing only a pair of turquoise boxers jumped to his death from a ledge above Forever 21 on Powell Street on Tuesday.
The man attracted a crowd near the busy Powell Street cable car turnaround before jumping, according to witnesses. He apparently crawled out a window from what police are describing as a loft apartment above the store.
Witnesses reported seeing the man start to jump twice and then stop himself at the last second, before he finally made the jump. Read More