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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM:...

 

Latest: Spider-Man Tom Holland tells fans: 'I love you 3000'

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Walt Disney Co.'s biannual D23 fan convention in Anaheim (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Tom Holland has made an appearance at a Disney fan convention amid the news that Spider-Man will no longer be part of the...

 

Juvenile offenders deal with drama-Shakespearean

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The 16-year-old with a ready smile stood up straight, threw back his shoulders and walked to the middle of the room. He looked each person in the eye as he greeted them and then launched into his life story, including how he...

 

Kanye West hosts service honoring Ohio mass shooting victims

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Kanye West hosted a Sunday Service in Ohio in support of those affected by the recent mass shooting. A large crowd gathered at the musician's service in a park in Dayton. The event featured choir singers and was also attended... Full story

 

Fund backed by DiCaprio pledges $5M to Amazon amid fires

NEW YORK (AP) — A new environmental foundation backed by Leonardo DiCaprio is pledging $5 million in aid to the Amazon, which has been swept by wildfires . Earth Alliance was created last month by DiCaprio and philanthropists Laurene Powell Jobs...

 

Man's confessions in 1998 murder met doubt, now faces life

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — More than 17 years after he slashed the throat of a teenage clerk while robbing a Montana video store, Zachary O'Neill says guilt overcame him and he tried to tell authorities. But it was another three years after he first...

 

Weinstein to be rearraigned as DA seeks actress's testimony

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors are bringing a new indictment against Harvey Weinstein in an attempt to bolster their case with testimony from an actress who says he raped her in 1993 . The disgraced movie mogul is set to be arraigned Monday on the...

 

UN report condemns sexual violence by Myanmar military

BANGKOK (AP) — Sexual violence carried out by Myanmar's security forces against the country's Muslim Rohingya minority was so widespread and severe that it demonstrates intent to commit genocide as well as warrants prosecution for war crimes and...

 

Jewish groups speaking out against Trump immigration policy

CHICAGO (AP) — From fiery protests outside detention centers in Texas, New Jersey and Rhode Island to a sit-in that blockaded an Amazon store in New York, a fledgling coalition of liberal Jewish groups is increasingly making itself heard as it...

 

AP-NORC poll: 62% disapprove of how Trump's handling his job

NEW YORK (AP) — About 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump's overall job performance, according to a new poll released Thursday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, which finds some support for the...

 

Epstein may have gamed the system from beyond the grave

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The will that Jeffrey Epstein signed just two days before his jailhouse suicide puts more than $577 million in assets into a trust fund that could make it more difficult for his dozens of accusers to collect damages....

 

Campus detective fired for lacking response to teen's case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Documents show that a University of Utah police detective who was criticized for mishandling a plea for help from a student who was later killed was fired after she failed to take action on a different girl's report. The Salt...

 

Report: West, Central Africa violence closes 9,000 schools

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Fourteen-year-old Hussaini said he first heard screaming. Then people fired guns, shooting at and killing at least one of his teachers in his northern Burkina Faso village. It's been more than a year since Hussaini has been to...

 

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM:...

 

US to open Greenland consulate amid increased interest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is planning to open a U.S. consulate in Greenland for the first time in decades amid increased strategic and economic interest in the Danish territory. The State Department says in a letter to Congress...

 

Billionaire conservative donor David Koch dies at 79

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire industrialist David H. Koch, who with his older brother Charles poured a fortune into right-wing causes, transforming the American political landscape and shaping U.S. policies on such issues as climate change and...

 

Bolsonaro to send army to contain Amazon fires

PORTO VELHO, Brazil (AP) — Under increasing international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the massive blazes. Brazilian forces will...

 

AP Explains: The causes and risks of the Amazon fires

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fires have been breaking out at an unusual pace in Brazil this year, causing global alarm over deforestation in the Amazon region. The world's largest rainforest is often called the "lungs of the earth." Here's a look at...

 

Mexico sees jungle lakes evaporate amid lower rainfall

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Some of the mystical blue-green lakes of the Lacandon jungle in southern Mexico are drying up this year, the result of what experts say is an extended drought and rising temperatures in the region. The Metzabok lake, which...

 

Illinois patient's death may be first in US tied to vaping

CHICAGO (AP) — Health officials said Friday that an Illinois patient who contracted a serious lung disease after vaping has died and that they consider it the first death in the United States linked to the smoking alternative that has become...

 

For Democrats, a shift toward the middle on health care

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rank-and-file Democrats appear to be shifting to the middle on health care, worried about what's politically achievable on their party's top 2020 issue. While "Medicare for All" remains hugely popular, the majority say they'd...

 

New Zealand parliament speaker soothes baby as debate rages

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The man who presides over New Zealand's parliament has been called a baby whisperer. He was in action again this week, gently rocking, bottle feeding and burping a colleague's infant as a lawmaker ranted about gas...

 

'Our bigger enemy': Trump escalates attack on Fed chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump launched a furious and highly personal Twitter attack Friday against the Federal Reserve and Chairman Jerome Powell, fuming that the Fed once more "did NOTHING!" and wondering who is "our bigger enemy" ...

 

2020 Democratic field: Narrowing but unwieldy, unpredictable

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Democratic presidential field is shrinking but not quickly enough to ward off the prospect of a long, bruising fight for the nomination. Three candidates dropped out of the race over the last two weeks, and several others...

 

France threatens economic retaliation over Amazon fires

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — In a sharp escalation of tensions over fires ravaging the Amazon, France on Friday accused Brazil's president of having lied to French leader Emmanuel Macron and threatened to block a European Union trade deal with South...

 

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