New York City’s chief medical examiner determined that suicide by hanging was the cause of death for financier Jeffrey Epstein, whose body was found six days ago in a Manhattan jail cell while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges.
A rash of suicides by police officers has shaken the New York Police Department (NYPD), leading the commissioner to declare a mental health emergency and highlighting the problem of untreated depression among law enforcement officers nationwide.
A federal appeals court said foreign-born students may sue the US government over claims it wrongfully canceled their visas, following a sting where it set up a fake university to entrap corrupt visa brokers.
The Pacific Islands Forum meeting in Tuvalu this week has ended in open division over climate change. Australia ensured its official communique watered down commitments to respond to climate change, gaining a hollow victory.