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A construction worker and father of five was found dead in an elevator shaft in Manhattan Sunday, authorities say.
The man, identified as Steven Simpson of Brooklyn, had clocked out of work Saturday around 3:30 p.m., his co-workers told police, but he then realized he forgot something and turned back.
Police said Simpson was going up the elevator when it lost power and got stuck.
"I know he was trying to get out of the elevator shaft because it was his son's birthday," Kevin Welch, Simpson's brother-in-law, said.
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When Andre Oliveira answered the call to leave his Word of Faith Fellowship congregation in Brazil to move to the mother church in North Carolina at the age of 18, his passport and money were confiscated by church leaders — for safekeeping, he said he was told.
Trapped in a foreign land, he said he was forced to work 15 hours a day, usually for no pay, first cleaning warehouses for the evangelical church and later working at businesses owned by the sect's senior ministers. Any violation of the rules risked the wrath of church leaders, he said, ranging from beatings to shaming from the pulpit.
An Associated Press investigation has found that Word of Faith Fellowship used its two church branches in Brazil to siphon a steady flow of young laborers who came on tourist and student visas to its 35-acre compound in rural Spindale.
Jared Kushner denies that he had any ties to Russia during President Trump's election campaign.
A massive shark reeled in by fishermen over the weekend appears to be the heaviest of its kind caught off New Jersey.
Dave Bender and his five fishing mates caught the 12-foot, 926-pound mako during a fishing trip over the weekend off the shore of Brielle on Bender's boat, the Jenny Lee.
"Fish of a lifetime, to say the least," Bender wrote in a Facebook post.
The U.S. company that manufactured panels on a London apartment tower where at least 80 people perished in an inferno has quit selling them for high-rises because it has no control over their installation, a top company executive said Monday.
Arconic Inc. is continuing to work with investigators to determine what caused the flames to spread so rapidly at Grenfell Tower on June 14, interim CEO David Hess told investors during an earnings call.
"Cladding systems contain various components selected and put together by architects, contractors, fabricators and building owners, and those parties are responsible for ensuring that the cladding systems are compliant under the appropriate codes and regulations," the company said in a news release Monday.
The fear once was Big Brother might be watching you. Now? Big Brother might actually be inside of you.
In a major setback for ICE agents, Massachusetts authorities were ordered to not arrest or detain people based solely on a federal immigration detainer, the state's highest court ruled Monday.
According the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, the state's law "provides no authority for Massachusetts court officers to arrest and hold an individual solely on the basis of a federal civil immigration detainer, beyond the time that individual would otherwise be entitled to be released from state custody."
Lunn was arraigned on an unarmed robbery charge in October of 2016, but all criminal charges against him were dismissed. However, the day before his arraignment, the United States Department of Homeland Security issued a civil immigration detainer against Lunn.
After the criminal case was dismissed, Lunn's counsel asked for him to be released from custody, but the judge declined to act and Lunn remained in a holding cell before he was taken into federal custody.
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A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines — more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a long remission that, if it lasts, would be a form of cure.
Her case was revealed Monday at an AIDS conference in Paris, where researchers also gave encouraging results from tests of shots every month or two instead of daily pills to treat HIV.
"That's very promising" to help people stay on treatment, the U.S.'s top AIDS scientist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said of the prospects for long-acting drugs.
Between a recent norovirus outbreak at one restaurant and rodents falling from the ceiling at another, Chipotle Mexican Grill is facing a stark decline in consumer’s perception of the brand.
Credit Suisse’s online sentiment tracker, which measures how consumers feel about a brand, showed the perception of the beleagured Chipotle brand fell to near record lows following the two headline-grabbing incidents last week, CNBC reports.
"Not surprisingly, online sentiment plummeted in recent days," said Credit Suisse analyst Jason West.
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A man armed with a chainsaw wounded five people at a health insurer's office Monday in the northern Swiss city of Schaffhausen, police said, triggering a manhunt for a suspect described as aggressive and psychologically unstable.
Suspect Franz Wrousis, 51, has two previous convictions for weapons offenses and no fixed residence, authorities said. A dog-walker said she had seen him in the woods near Schaffhausen for the last few weeks.
The attacker wounded two insurance agency employees in their ground-floor office in the old town of Schaffhausen on Monday morning, said Christina Wettstein, a spokeswoman for insurer CSS. Authorities said their lives were not in danger.
Kionte Storey is on a journey to change lives after his life was forever changed seven years ago.
The Marine veteran was serving in Afghanistan when he lost his right leg below the knee to an improvised explosive device. He says he can handle the physical adjustment pretty well, but "it's more of a mental struggle. That's really the hardest battle of all."
He attempted to make the U.S. Paralympics team twice as a sprinter, but after he came up short, Storey found a new passion during a trip to Antarctica: mountain climbing.
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A Long Beach man sued the state and California Lottery Commission Friday, alleging he was wrongfully denied a $5 million Scratchers ticket prize because his 16-year-old son bought the winning ticket.
Ward Thomas' Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit alleges failure to discharge a mandatory duty, breach of contract, negligence and both intentional and negligent representation. The suit seeks unspecified damages.
A California Lottery representative did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
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An 18-year-old woman has been arrested in California on suspicion of causing a deadly crash that she recorded live on Instagram.
Obdulia Sanchez was booked into the Merced County Jail on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter after Friday's crash that killed her 14-year-old sister and badly injured another 14-year-old girl.
Mary Hernandez, 25, was following Sanchez on Instagram and watched as the livestream showed the car careen into the fence, according to NBC News.