Police suicides rising, union says media vilification is leading cause of despair

New York and Chicago lead the country with at least five police suicides – but Chicago’s force is notably smaller. So, by the numbers, it’s considered the worst among police suicides, according to Blue H.E.L.P. Smith’s stepfather, Jeffrey Sacks, raised Smith from a very young age and said Smith was a family man who enjoyed boxing and was open about his battle with depression. Smith was seeking treatment but his family did not see the suicide coming. DEATHS OF POLICE …

24 Eye-Opening Traveler Tweets That Show The Dangers Of A Government Shutdown

But while Donald Trump stokesThe irony of it all would be hilarious if it weren’t so serious. Scroll down below to see the actual, tangible ways that the shutdown is affecting the safety of Americans and let us know what you think in the comments. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 #22 #23 #24

Man charged over train stabbing murder

British Transport Police said Mr Pomeroy – who lived in Guildford and owned an IT firm – and Mr Pencille got on the train at Guildford’s London Road station at about 13:00 GMT. Mr Pomeroy, who would have turned 52 the day after his death, had been on his way into London with his 14-year-old son to “spend some quality time together”, relatives said. They added in a statement: “He was a devoted family man and did everything for his …

‘Betrayed’ Factory Boss Turns On Trump, Says Plant May Move To Mexico

Pat LeBlanc, the chairman of EBW Electronics, told The New York Times that Trump’s tariffs were “killing” the company, which makes lights for the auto industry.  that just makes me sick.” Cory Steeby, EBW’s president, told the Times the tariffs that make steel and aluminum more expensive to import were “a tax that comes right off the bottom line,” and the company might not have a choice but to move production to avoid them. LeBlanc’s latest comments were a far …

The Latest: UN refugee agency meets with young Saudi woman

The United Nations’ refugee agency says it has been in contact with the young Saudi woman who is trapped in Bangkok en route to seeking asylum in Australia after claiming to have fled her family fearing for her life. A statement issued Monday by the office of the U.N. High Commissioner for refugees said it sought to assess 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun’s “need for international refugee protection and find an immediate solution for her situation.” It said that “for reasons …

‘I was happier before Banksy came’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIan Lewis says he “needs help” to look after the artwork The owner of the garage used for Banksy’s most recent artwork said he has been in “freefall” since it appeared and is struggling to cope with the responsibility. The mural appeared on steelworker Ian Lewis’ wall in Port Talbot a week before Christmas. Mr Lewis, 55, told BBC Wales he now needs help to find a long-term solution for it. “It’s …

Amid Shutdown, Federal Contract Worker Launches GoFundMe Page To Pay Rent

government shutdown deprives her of a paycheck. As a contracted employee, Burr, who works for the Department of Transportation in Kansas City, Missouri, will likely not get retroactive pay. She said she’s taken on extra shifts at a second job but that it hasn’t been sufficient to cover her rent and utility bills. “Being a single mom, I’m in panic mode right now,” she “I find it hard to believe that a billionaire could relate to anyone who lives possibly …

Tumblr User Finds A Mythology Book That Is So Hardcore That Only Deadpool Could Have Written It

Many people all over the world fell in love with obnoxious superhero Deadpool and his unique sense of humor. Luckily, he shares the same sense of humor with writer Corey O’Brien, who wrote a book of hilariously retold myths called “Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes“. Tumblr user who read the book began comparing the author with the character by summarising the book with one sentence: “What would happen if Deadpool wrote a mythology book” and many others agreed with them. Scroll …

Scientist At Major Conference Makes Bizarre Claims Of Ancient Test-Tube Babies

Last week’s Indian Science Congress started off pretty well with an inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself. However, the conference’s festivities took a number of unexpected turns after speakers made bizarre claims mixing Hindu mythology and science, as well as dismissing the findings of Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton. G Nageshwar Rao, the Vice Chancellor of Andhra University, referenced an ancient myth as evidence that stem cell research was used in India thousands of years ago, AFP news agency reports. In …

Nevada death row inmate Scott Dozier dies by apparent suicide

(CNN)Scott Dozier, a death row inmate in Nevada, was found dead in his cell Saturday of an apparent suicide, state department of corrections officials said. Dozier was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of Jeremiah Miller, who was killed and dismembered in 2002. The victim’s torso was found in a suitcase dumped in a trash bin in Las Vegas, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections. Dozier was also convicted of murder in the death of another victim found …

Grand Jury Hearing Evidence In Mueller Inquiry Is Extended For Up To 6 Months

Robert Mueller apparently isn’t quite done with his investigation into grand jury hearing evidence in his criminal inquiry for up to six months, according to several media reports. Chief Judge Beryl Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Grand juries hear evidence in cases, and the 23 members of the secret panels vote on whether or not to approve indictments presented by a prosecutor. Paul Manafort and former campaign deputy Russian companies and 25 Russians, including several …

Police identify dead hiker as German student in UK

LONDON – British police have identified a woman who died in a hiking accident on New Year’s Day as a 21-year-old German student. The woman died climbing Britain’s highest peak, Ben Nevis in Scotland. Her name has not been released. The Bristol University student was hiking with three other people when she fell to her death. The others were airlifted to safety.

5 things to know for January 4: Washington, Thailand storm, Paul Whelan, ‘El Chapo’

(CNN) 1. Washington President Trump meets with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other congressional leaders this morning at the White House as they try to find a way to end the partial government shutdown, now almost two weeks old. No one expects much of a breakthrough, though. The President is still demanding $5 billion for a border wall; Pelosi and the Democrats say that’s not going to happen. Last night, the House, now-led by Democrats, passed bills that could end …

A Long-Standing Antibiotic Offers A New Path Against Alzheimer’s

In the tradition of scientific breakthroughs often coming from very unexpected places, an antibiotic in use since 1989 has shown potential for breaking the cycle that leads to Alzheimer’s disease. Given the failure rate of initially promising drugs against Alzheimer’s, there is a long way to go on this one. Nevertheless, the fact the drug in question involves a fundamentally different approach to stopping the neurological disease than most of those tried so far could mean it’s just what we need. The …

After 32 Years Of Service In A McDonalds This Man With Downs Syndrome Is Finally Retiring

Due to lack of accessibility and sometimes even discrimination, disabled people have a hard time finding paid jobs. However, many of those who manage to seize the opportunity, prove to anyone who thinks that disabled people can’t hold jobs, wrong. Take for instance probably one of the most lovable Northmead McDonald’s employee Russell O’Grady. Russell, who is now 50 years old, is retiring after spending 32 years working at McDonald’s and set an example to everybody who has worked there …