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A Boston University lecturer was killed in an elevator accident

A Boston University lecturer was killed in an elevator accident

A respected lecturer at Boston University was killed in what is believed to be a freak elevator accident. Boston police found Carrie O’Connor, 38, inside the elevator in her apartment building, Sergeant Detective John Boyle told CNN. The building is off campus. Her death was ruled an accident, Boyle said, caused by “traumatic asphyxia,” which…MORE

22 injured after cranes collide in Austin, Texas, official says

22 injured after cranes collide in Austin, Texas, official says

Twenty-two people were injured after two cranes collided in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday morning, according to Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services. Sixteen victims were transported to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, ATCEMS spokesman Capt. Darren Noak told reporters. He described it as a “crane vs. crane incident that occurred at a construction site.” There was no…MORE

California governor emphasizes wildfires show reality of climate change

California governor emphasizes wildfires show reality of climate change

Firefighters are making tremendous progress combating the huge wildfire complexes afflicting California — but the real battle is against climate change, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday. The average temperatures in the Golden State have increased by three degrees since 1980, illustrated most recently with the hottest August in recorded state history, according to Newsom. “The…MORE

Rochester City Council passes three bills addressing police funding and authorizing investigation related to Daniel Prude’s death

Rochester City Council passes three bills addressing police funding and authorizing investigation related to Daniel Prude’s death

The Rochester City Council passed three bills Tuesday addressing funding for its police department and authorizing an independent investigation relating to Daniel Prude’s death in police custody in March. The council in upstate New York authorized an independent investigation of the city’s handling of Daniel Prude’s arrest and death. The legislation approves a maximum of…MORE