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    By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In recent years Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was surprised to find herself so popular that “everyone wants to take a picture with me.” The justice, who died Friday at 87, had become a feminist icon, with books, movies, clothing and even coloring books devoted to her. People wanted to give her awards. They wanted to hear her talk. Ginsburg was invited to speak so often that inevitably she was asked the same questions and delivered the same punch lines, always, it seemed, to a delighted new audience. Some of the things Ginsburg liked to tell groups: WHAT SHE HAD IN COMMON WITH A RAPPER Ginsburg came to be known as “The Notorious...
    WASHINGTON – In recent years Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was surprised to find herself so popular that “everyone wants to take a picture with me.” The justice, who died Friday at 87, had become a feminist icon, with books, movies, clothing and even coloring books devoted to her. People wanted to give her awards. They wanted to hear her talk. Ginsburg was invited to speak so often that inevitably she was asked the same questions and delivered the same punch lines, always, it seemed, to a delighted new audience. Some of the things Ginsburg liked to tell groups: WHAT SHE HAD IN COMMON WITH A RAPPER Ginsburg came to be known as “The Notorious RBG,” a play on the name...
    A Massachusetts inspector found in March that the elevator that killed a university lecturer had a stop-switch problem, according to information released by the Office of Public Safety and Inspections.  Boston University lecturer, Carrier O'Connor, 38, was crushed to death Monday evening while trying to load a bed frame and a mattress into the elevator of her 1920s building at 1140 Commonwealth Avenue in Allston. At the time of the accident, management at the building confirmed that the elevator had been inspected recently.  And according to the Boston Business Journal, which obtained the report from the inspections office, an inspector found a stop-switch problem with the elevator on March 26 during the elevator's annual inspection.  According to the violation notice,...
    A Boston University lecturer had just moved into her apartment and was moving a bed frame and mattress when the building's elevator crushed her to death. Carrie O'Connor, 38, was taking her belongings to her apartment in the 1920s building on Monday evening when the accident occurred.  Authorities said she became trapped in the doorway of the first floor and the elevator, according to a police report, obtained by the Boston Globe.  O'Connor was pronounced dead at the scene and her body was extracted by Boston firefighters.  In the report, police wrote that O'Connor's 'mattress and frame were also removed from the scene and held in the garage area'. The items are being held at this time 'as evidence,' police...
    BOSTON -- A Massachusetts woman died when the elevator in her apartment complex suddenly plummeted to the ground.Screams filled the Boston apartment building Monday afternoon."I heard someone that was bringing in a package out in the hallway, and then I heard an ungodly scream," neighbor Leanne Scorzoni told the local ABC affiliate. "Then we ran out into the hallway, and we saw a gentleman who was obviously in distress. He was screaming and hyperventilating, saying: 'She's dead! She's dead!'"The woman was later identified as Carrie O'Connor, 38. She was a French lecturer at Boston University.O'Connor, who had just recently moved into the building, reportedly was trying to load a box into the elevator when it suddenly dropped between floors.State regulators...
    Two muggings that took place inside Manhattan apartment buildings have been caught on surveillance footage as the New York Police Department asks the public for help in finding the suspects amid a sharp spike in citywide crime. One video shows a young man wearing a baseball cap wandering inside the lobby of a Manhattan residential building on Wednesday at around 1:45pm. An 86-year-old woman is seen waiting for the elevator in the hallway as the man stands next to her with a cell phone in his hand. When the elevator door opens, the woman begins walking toward it. That’s when the man is seen reaching for her necklace and yanking it off of her neck after a brief struggle. ...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Disturbing video that the NYPD released on Thursday morning shows a thief getting into a struggle with an 86-year-old woman on the East Side and ripping the chain off her neck. Law enforcement sources said the brazen robbery happened at 1:46 p.m. on Aug. 26 inside the lobby of an apartment building within Peter Cooper Village, in the area of 1st Avenue and Cooper Road. The video footage first shows the suspect loitering in the lobby and looking at the packages inside. The victim appears in the video to check a mailbox, but the perpetrator does not engage her.  Seconds later,...
    Brailsford says relationship with Froome is fine despite Tour omission What Happens to Your Body When You Eat a PB&J Sandwich Home Elevator: Worth the Investment? © Provided by Millionacres Home Elevator: Worth the Investment? According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 49.2 million Americans who are age 65 or older. Another report indicated that there were 15.7 million Americans in that age group with a disability, with over 10 million having difficulty walking. For these individuals, an elevator in the home would change their lives, allowing them to age in place.What is the purpose of a home elevator?All elevators serve the same purpose -- to make it easier to transport people and cargo up and down multiple...
    (CBS LOCAL) – The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live. But it’s also led to a wave of innovations to help people avoid the virus. A supermarket in Helsinki, Finland is taking a hands-off approach when it comes to COVID-19. With shoppers worried about touching surfaces, the store added freezer door handles customers operate with their arms. There’s no touch needed at a mall in Bangkok, Thailand, where shoppers put their best foot forward. “So we came up with this idea of the hand-free, foot-operated elevator,” says Prote Sosothikul, vice president of Seacon Square Department Store, which oversees the mall. On the elevators, pedals replace buttons and are not only used to summon the elevator, but...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live. But it’s also led to a wave of innovations to help people avoid the virus. A supermarket in Helsinki, Finland is taking a hands-off approach when it comes to COVID-19. With shoppers worried about touching surfaces, the store added freezer door handles customers operate with their arms. There’s no touch needed at a mall in Bangkok, Thailand, where shoppers put their best foot forward. “So we came up with this idea of the hand-free, foot-operated elevator,” says Prote Sosothikul, vice president of Seacon Square Department Store, which oversees the mall. On the elevators, pedals replace buttons and are not only used to summon the elevator, but also choose...
    TYRESE Devon Haspil was Fahim Saleh’s personal assistant and has been arrested on suspicion of the gruesome murder of his boss. Detectives believe the motive for the killing stemmed from Saleh discovering that Haspil had stolen tens of thousands of dollars from him. 9 Tyrese Devon Haspil, assistant to Fahim SalehCredit: Twitter Here is more about the tragic death of Saleh. Who is Tyrese Devon Haspil? Tyrese Devon Haspil, 21, was the personal assistant to tech CEO Fahim Saleh. He was identified as a person of interest in the death of Saleh, who was found murdered in his New York City condo on Tuesday. Haspil was arrested and charged with murder on Friday. His aunt Marjorine Sine described her nephew as...
    (CNN Business)Before the pandemic, there were many reasons to be anxious about taking an elevator — from being crammed in a small space with strangers, to getting stuck between floors.Now, as coronavirus cases exceed 18 million worldwide, many people are concerned about catching the virus, whether from someone else in the elevator or via the buttons.Software engineer Bhavin Ahir felt the fear in the apartment block where he lives in March, when the Indian government implemented what would become a four-month lockdown.Ahir lives on the 12th floor of a 13-floor apartment block in the western state of Gujarat. The tower block is home to hundreds of people who take the elevator multiple times each day."There is always fear to touch...
    In September of 1982, a handful of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University using the ARPANET, the proto-internet network established by the Department of Defense that included several forum-like bulletin boards, got into a multi-day discussion about the behavior of elevators in free-fall. It involved several physics questions. What would happen if someone left a lit candle in there? A small puddle of mercury? A helium balloon? Let’s say several two-pound pigeons flew the coop straight into the cable-cut elevator—would they fly around in panic? If they sucked up the helium from the balloon, would their squawks reach whistle range? The answers flitted between sincerity and sarcasm, theoretical physics and the empirical fact that every poster shared the same university building....
    A 34-year-old man's body which had been decapitated and dismembered was found by his sister inside a luxury Lower East Side apartment building on Tuesday. The man has been identified by the Daily News as Fahim Saleh, a known millionaire tech entrepreneur. The alarm was raised after the Saleh's sibling became concerned after not hearing from him for a day. She went to the seventh floor unit to check on her brother only to be met with a gruesome sight.  Her brother's body had been cut up with a power saw, which was lying nearby and was still plugged in. The body parts were sorted into different plastic bags. Police believe they have surveillance video of the suspect entering the building and...
    One person, an asymptomatic carrier of coronavirus, is believed to be behind a “cluster” of 71 individuals in China. The chain of contamination is said to have started in an elevator. She had no Covid-19 symptoms After staying in the United States, a woman from Heilongjiang returned to China March 19. She had no symptoms of Covid-19, but still had to respect fourteen since she was returning from a country very affected by the pandemic. On March 31, then April 3, the Chinese had tested, but the results were negative. Cases of coronavirus however, appeared in his building. The virus then spread outside the building, ending with 71 cases of infection. A chain of contamination partly without direct contact...
    Jaycebelle Tadena was feeling pretty good last week, as she pulled her new car into the garage at her apartment complex in Canoga Park. Then she stepped into the elevator and got the shock of her life. Its walls had been defaced with hateful messages: “There were two swastikas, one on each side of the elevator,” she recalled. On the other walls, someone had scrawled “die blacks. die Jews.” Along with slurs I will not repeat. Tadena, 28, trembled as she rode upstairs to her apartment. It was after midnight, but she called the manager and left a voicemail. “I wasn’t quite panicky, but obviously distressed,” she recalled. “I just wanted it gone by the morning, so nobody else...
    A girl returning home to China from the US carried coronavirus again with her and sparked an outbreak that ended up infecting at least 71 folks, scientists noted Tuesday. It commenced with an elevator experience, the researchers report in the Facilities for Disorder Handle and Prevention’s journal Emerging Infectious Disorders.  The female returned to Heilongjiang Province from a vacation to the US on March 19, about a 7 days right after the very last coronavirus circumstance was identified in the province. She had no signs and tested detrimental for coronavirus, but was asked to quarantine at property.  No a person suspected just about anything was wrong till a gentleman with no noticeable connection to the traveler suffered a stroke. It...
    THE Big Bang Theory fans have spotted a major nod to the sitcom from Kaley Cuoco in Harley Quinn. The 34-year-old played Penny in the hit CBS show, which came to an end in May last year after 12 seasons. 4Big Bang Theory fans have spotted a major nod to the sitcom from Kaley Cuoco in Harley QuinnCredit: Channel 4 Kaley now voices anti-hero Harley in the animated series, and in a season two episode, Big Bang fans think they spotted an Easter Egg. The scene in question sees Harley interrupt a meeting between Batman and Commissioner Gordon on the roof of a derelict building. As she bursts in, she says: "What is the point in having an elevator if...
    New York — East Village, NYC Photo:The Diary / Mariela Lombard A 36-year-old man died inside a residential elevator in the East Village (NYC) after the weapon he was carrying accidentally landed on his waist, according to police sources. The man, whose identity was not immediately revealed, he was adjusting his pants inside the apartment building at 635 E. 12th St when he fired the gun, hitting him in the upper left thigh around 7:21 p.m. of Saturday. A relative was with the victim at the time and called 911. The man was transported to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the New York Post noted. The fatal accident occurred amid a series of...
    (CNN)As Americans' rage over racial injustice boils over into a sixth day of protests, Monday also marks the 99th anniversary of one of the worst acts of racial violence the country has ever seen.This year's anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre comes amid nationwide demonstrations sparked by the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed black man who died last week at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. And while Floyd's name along with his repeated plea, "I can't breathe," have been exclaimed by thousands of protesters, the victims' names of the Tulsa race massacre have been rarely spoken as the incident went unmentioned for decades in classrooms across the state.Here's how the massacre, also...