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Aug. 06, 2018
NYC BUS DRIVER - DUI
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City bus driver who passengers say was driving erratically before he hit something is facing charges including driving while intoxicated.
Authorities say the 24-year-old driver had nine passengers on the bus early yesterday in Brooklyn. Police say the passengers called authorities after the bus struck something that brought it to a stop. No one on the bus was injured.
Police say responding officers found the driver displaying signs of intoxication and tested his blood alcohol level, finding it above legal limits for driving.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority hasn't commented.
The MTA is North America's biggest public-transportation network and serves New York and Connecticut. It says it operates the nation's largest bus fleet.
WORLD RECORD STANDS, DESPITE INCREASE
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Add a full tenth of a second to Adam Peaty's latest world record time — and it is still a world record.
Yesterday the British swimmer was in the unusual situation of having his best mark in the 100-meter breaststroke at the European Championships corrected to 57.10 seconds from the 57.00 time shown at Saturday's race.
The European aquatics federation said there was "a problem with the race timing equipment" during the first nine races of the Saturday afternoon session, which included the 100 breaststroke final where Olympic champion Peaty improved his own previous best mark of 57.13 from the Rio de Janeiro Games.
The federation added it worked with the timing system operators and "carried out extensive tests to confirm this system configuration error" and it has "revised all recorded times for the first nine races during that session."
MAN DIES AFTER TOUCHING HIGH-VOLTAGE WIRES
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An Arizona man has died in Utah after authorities say he climbed on top of a transformer box and touched high-voltage wires.
Authorities say the 18-year-old Colorado City man had a severe form of autism and no fear of heights or danger.
His name is being withheld until his family can be notified.
Authorities say the man scaled the fence of a power substation yard Saturday afternoon before making the climb and getting electrocuted.
The Deseret News reports that a power company lineman arrived within minutes and shut down the electricity.
For safety reasons, crews waited until all lines were grounded and were able to slide the man down a ladder ramp after police investigated.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE SIGN TO REMAIN, THOUGH PAPER RELOCATES
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Tribune has left its longtime home but the newspaper's iconic sign will remain when the landmark building is turned into condominiums.
The Chicago Tribune reports that its parent company and the real estate firms that are developing Tribune Tower have agreed to settle a lawsuit that had put the fate of the sign in jeopardy.
The paper reports that the 8-foot-tall letters that spell "Chicago Tribune" will be removed later this year during the construction project to turn Tribune Tower into condominiums.
The letters will be put back in early 2020 when the renovation is completed.
The newspaper moved its offices from the 93-year-old neo-Gothic Tower several weeks ago to a nearby high-rise.