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  • SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 20:  Pokemon GO players meet at Sydney Opera House on July 20, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. The Opera House hosted a Pokemon gathering,  adding lures to all nearby Pokestops. The augmented reality app requires players to look for Pokemon in their immediate surroundings with the use of GPS and internet services turning the whole world into a Pokemon region map. The hugely popular app has seen Nintendo shares soar following its limited release in the US, Australia and New Zealand on July 6.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

    Driver playing ‘Pokemon Go’ hits parked cruiser

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — New Jersey police say a driver playing “Pokemon Go” on his cellphone crashed his SUV into a parked police cruiser. The crash happened at around 3:40 a.m. Saturday in Jersey City. Authorities say no one was in the cruiser at the time, and the 42-year-old SUV driver wasn’t injured. But the Jersey City man was cited for careless driving and other motor vehicle violations. His name wasn’t released.

  • HOLLYWOOD, FL - AUGUST 24:  In this photo illustration, EpiPen, which dispenses epinephrine through an injection mechanism for people with severe allergies, is seen as the company that makes it Mylan Inc. has come under fire from consumers and lawmakers for the price that it is currently charging on August 16, 2016 in Hollywood, Florida.  Reports indicate that the cost of a pair of EpiPens has risen 400 percent from when the Mylan acquired the original company in 2007.  (Photo Illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Mylan launching generic version of EpiPen

    NEW YORK —  Mylan says it will make available a generic version of its EpiPen, as criticism continued to mount over the price of its injectable medicine. The company said Monday that its U.S. subsidiary will put out a generic version of the EpiPen that will have a list price of $300 for a two-pack. It will be available in both 0.15 mg and 0.30 mg strengths. Myland N.V. said that it anticipates having the generic versions available in the […]

  • Mr. Fuji has died at the age of 82, according to WWE. (Photo: WWE)

    WWE Hall of Famer Mr. Fuji dies at 82

    STAMFORD, Conn. — World Wrestling Entertainment says the former star wrestler and manager Harry Fujiwara, better known as Mr. Fuji, has died at age 82. An obituary posted on WWE’s website Sunday said Fujiwara died that morning. The obituary doesn’t say where he died or list a cause of death. The WWE hasn’t responded to a request for comment from The Associated Press. Fujiwara starred as a tag team champion in the ring before shifting into a bad guy manager […]

  • NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 02:  A general view of Arthur Ashe Stadium during an event to unveil the retractable roof on August 2, 2016 in the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

    More security added to protect US Open fans

    NEW YORK — More than a half million fans over two weeks are expected at this year’s U.S. Open tennis tournament and security officials are ramping up efforts to make the grounds safer than ever. Authorities this year fortified fencing near a grandstand stadium at New York’s Billie Jean King National Tennis Center so it can withstand a crash from a car bomb. Security director Michael Rodriguez says that’s one of many measures aimed at protecting the event, which begins Monday. Rodriguez oversees […]

  • CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 19: A United Airlines jet taxis at O'Hare International Airport on September 19, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. In 2013, 67 million passengers passed through O'Hare, another 20 million passed through Chicago's Midway Airport, and the two airports combined moved more than 1.4 million tons of air cargo. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    2 United pilots suspected of being drunk arrested in Glasgow

    LONDON — Police and airline officials say two United Airlines pilots have been arrested for suspected intoxication before they were to fly 141 passengers from Scotland to the United States. United Airlines officials have confirmed Saturday’s arrest of the pilots, aged 45 and 35, at Glasgow Airport. The Police Service of Scotland says both men are expected to be arraigned Monday at a court in Paisley, a Glasgow suburb, to face charges connected to Britain’s transport safety laws. United said […]

  • NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - JANUARY 14:  Republican presidential candidate New Jersey Governor Chris Christie participates in the Fox Business Network Republican presidential debate at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center on January 14, 2016 in North Charleston, South Carolina. The sixth Republican debate is held in two parts, one main debate for the top seven candidates, and another for three other candidates lower in the current polls.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    In varied ways, costs of New Jersey bridge scandal add up

    NEWARK, N.J. — Nearly three years after New Jersey traffic lanes were closed leading to the George Washington Bridge in an apparent act of political revenge, the costs continue to mount. Taxpayers are footing millions in legal fees, Gov. Chris Christie’s political trajectory has been altered and the agency that operates the bridge is unable to find a new chief. Two former Christie loyalists go on trial next month for their alleged roles. They are accused of deliberately creating traffic […]

  • Identification documents (social security, driver license and credit cards) in hand of thief, isolated on white.

    NY system for driver’s license photos helping to fight fraud

    ALBANY, N.Y. — New York authorities say that the new, enhanced computer program for recognizing faces at the state Department of Motor Vehicles has led to more than 100 arrests since January and 900 open cases. The system is used against identity theft and fraud and to keep high-risk drivers off the road by helping identify people applying for driver’s licenses under false names. According to the DMV, it doubles the number of measurement points mapped to each digitized driver […]

  • Life preserver hanging on a wooden post

    Police pull 2 from Hudson River after boat catches fire

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. — Police have rescued two people who jumped into the Hudson River north of New York City after their boat caught fire. The man and woman were rescued at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday from the waters off suburban Westchester County. Westchester County marine unit officers were on patrol when they spotted black smoke coming from an 18-foot power boat. Police say two people jumped from the burning vessel into the river as the officers approached. The officers […]

  • Silver medalist Lauren Hernandez of the United States. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

    Thousands gather in Old Bridge to welcome home Laurie Hernandez

    OLD BRIDGE, N.J.  — Thousands of people have turned out to welcome home Olympic medalist, U.S. gymnast Laurie Hernandez. Hernandez’s hometown of Old Bridge, New Jersey, staged an elaborate ceremony Saturday to honor her accomplishments. The 16-year-old is a member of the United States’ gold-medal women’s gymnastics team. She also won an individual silver medal in the balance beam competition. Hernandez took part in a motorcade that featured police, military members and gymnastics groups. The event culminated with a ceremony […]

  • Zaida Pugh told the New York Post that she was merely acting when she dumped crickets and worms on a D train last week. Pugh said it was all a prank meant to highlight what homeless people go through on public transit. (Screenshot/Zaida Pugh Facebook)

    Woman admits crickets, worms spilling on subway was a stunt

    NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who caused chaos aboard a subway train by releasing a container of crickets and worms says it was all a prank. Zaida Pugh tells the New York Post she had the episode videotaped “to show what homeless people go through.” The NYPD says it’s still looking into whether Wednesday’s incident was staged and whether Pugh and the woman on the train are the same person. If so, she could face charges. Pugh told the […]

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