Pete Davidson speaks at a Comedy Central Roast.
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December 04, 2018 - 11:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Davidson says he's not going to "kill myself." Davidson is breaking his silence in an Instagram postfollowing his short-lived engagement with Ariana Grande. The 25-year-old "Saturday Night Live" cast member says he's been getting bullied online and in public for nine months...
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A fentanyl user holds a needle near Kensington and Cambria in Philadelphia. Suicides and drug overdoses helped lead a surge in U.S. deaths last year, and drove a continuing decline in how long Americans are expected to live.
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November 29, 2018 - 11:19 am
By Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Suicides and drug overdoses pushed up U.S. deaths last year, and drove a continuing decline in how long Americans are expected to live. Overall, there were more than 2.8 million U.S. deaths in 2017, or nearly 70,000 more than the previous year, the...
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Chris Cornell
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November 02, 2018 - 1:04 pm
By Sandra Gonzalez, CNN (CNN) -- Chris Cornell's doctor is to blame for the Soundgarden singer's death, his family states in a lawsuit filed Thursday. Dr. Robert Koblin "negligently and repeatedly" prescribed "dangerous mind-altering controlled substances" that impaired Cornell and "caused him to...
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In this July 20, 2014 file photo, guns are displayed for sale by an arms seller east of Colorado Springs, Colo.
AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File
August 28, 2018 - 11:23 am
By Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — A new study finds gun deaths worldwide total about 250,000 yearly. And the United States is among just six countries that make up half of those fatalities. The findings are from an analysis of global data from 1990 to 2016. Two-thirds of the gun...
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Charles Freitag
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Kristen Johanson
August 27, 2018 - 5:27 pm
BENSALEM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities are investigating the presumed suicide of a Bucks County man, just one day after he was sentenced to years in a state prison. His defense said the man's family believes imprisonment is what led him to take his own life. Charles Freitag was sentenced...
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Police responded to a call in the 4500 block of Wilde Street, just off Greene Lane in Manayunk, for an apparent murder-suicide.
Steve Tawa | KYW Newsradio
August 06, 2018 - 12:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A 7-year-old girl and her 45-year-old father are dead after an apparent murder-suicide in Manayunk. Philadelphia police were called before 11 a.m. Monday to a home in the 4500 block of Wilde Street near Green Lane. Authorities say the girl's stepfather found her on...
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In this Feb. 25, 2000, file photo, former President George H.W. Bush waves as he leaves Methodist Hospital with his cardiologist, Mark Hausknecht, after a news conference in Houston.
AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File
August 03, 2018 - 1:59 pm
By Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A man accused of killing one of former President George H.W. Bush's doctors killed himself during a confrontation with authorities in Houston on Friday morning, the city's police chief said. Joseph James Pappas, 62, died from a single self-...
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In this Saturday, June 4, 2011 file photo, Canadian model Rick Genest, aka Zombie Boy, appears on the runway during a fashion show in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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August 03, 2018 - 11:59 am
MONTREAL (AP) — A talent agency has confirmed the death of a Quebec model known for his head-to-toe tattoos and participation in the Lady Gaga music video "Born This Way." Dulcedo Management confirmed on Facebook Thursday the passing of Rick Genest, who was better known as Zombie Boy. Dulcedo said...
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From left: The Pro Football Hall of Fame s Class of 2018 including Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, and Ray Lewis during media availability during the NFL Honors show at Cyrus Northrop Memorial Auditorium at the University of Minnesota.
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Ed Benkin
August 02, 2018 - 3:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Malcolm Jenkins grew up watching Brian Dawkins, and he's still amazed how the former Eagles safety was able to maintain his intensity after displaying his famous pregame enthusiasm while running out of the tunnel. "I'd be gassed by the first quarter," joked Jenkins. "...
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The number of suicides among youth in the Philadelphia area is growing.
Shara Dae Howard | KYW Newsradio
Shara Dae Howard
July 30, 2018 - 7:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The number of suicides among youth in the Philadelphia area is growing, and the city is working hard to lower that number by focusing on at-risk youth. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40 percent of homeless youth are LGBT. Tito Valdes,...
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