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Pokémon Go players are happier and friendlier

The strange psychological research story of the week looks into gamers, players of Pokémon Go in particular, and seeks to find out whether the character chasing adventurers are happier and friendlier than the general population.

Op-Ed: Apple CEO Tim Cook praises augmented reality over virtual reality

Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke of the superior potential of augmented reality over virtual reality in an interview with Good Morning America on Wednesday.

Belgians are looking for books instead of Pokémon monsters

A Belgian educator has created an online game that encourages people to look for real books instead of Pokémon characters. And the game is catching on.

Norway politician plays 'Pokemon Go' during Parliamentary hearing

The' Pokemon Go' craze is getting a little out of hand, no? In Norway some are answering yes to that question after the leader of a major political party was caught playing it during a parliamentary hearing.

Philippine judge threatens to send Pokemon Go players to jail

Cebu City - A judge in the central Philippine city of Cebu has warned Pokemon Go enthusiasts not to play in her courtroom otherwise they will end up in prison.

California college pitcher shot and killed playing Pokemon Go

San Francisco - A California college freshman visiting San Francisco was shot and killed Saturday, apparently while playing Pokemon Go near the city's popular Ghirardelli Square tourist attraction.

Arizona couple face child neglect charges over playing Pokemon Go

The world is beginning to see the darker side of the Pokemon Go rage. An Arizona couple may be the latest game addicts to get into trouble with the law after leaving their toddler son home alone while they were off playing the game.

Legislators: Sex offenders could use Pokémon Go to lure victims

Albany - Two New York state senators expressed concern that Pokémon creatures have been found near the homes of serious sex offenders. They want restrictions placed upon sex offenders' use of the app and the creatures removed from around their homes.

Pokemon Go players urged to stay away from Fukushima

A Pokemon Go character has been discovered at the Fukushima nuclear exclusion zone, and now Japan wants the zone to be classed as a no-go area for Pokemon Go players.

Catch 'em all: Russian historical figures version

The city of Moscow launched a limited version of "Know. Moscow. Photo," an augmented-reality app for iOS and Android with a striking similarity to Pokémon Go, on Monday.

Japan starts safety campaign ahead of Pokemon Go launch

Tokyo - Reports of traffic accidents, crimes and other mishaps overseas have prompted the Japanese government to warn Pokemon Go gamers of the dangers they could face.

San Francisco prepares for Pokemon Go invasion

San Francisco - Even San Francisco, the home of the hippie movement in the 1960s and a long list of oddities after that, has never seen anything like this.

Watch driver playing Pokémon Go crash into Baltimore police car

Baltimore - A man who was playing Pokémon Go while driving smashed into a parked police car. Luckily no one was injured but the crash and subsequent conversation with the driver were captured on a police officer's bodycam.

Apple could make more money from Pokemon Go than Nintendo

Now that it's clear that Pokemon Go is a bit of a phenomenon, the question is which tech companies stand to win or lose from the millions of people running around cities catching cartoons.

Pokémon Go used by Missouri robbers to find victims

Police in O'Fallon, Missouri say four teens have been arrested after 11 other teens were robbed. It is alleged the suspects used the game Pokémon Go to lure the victims to remote places and robbed them.

Woman finds dead body while playing Pokemon Go

Imagine going on the hunt for Pokemon, but instead of finding them, you stumble across a dead body. One person didn't have to imagine this because that's exactly what happened to them.
 

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Brent Daley  27; and Brianne Daley  25. of Pinal County  Arizona were arrested and charged with chil...
Brent Daley, 27; and Brianne Daley, 25. of Pinal County, Arizona were arrested and charged with child neglect and child endangerment.
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A player downloads a Pokemon Go app on his smartphone.