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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 are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked ...

Magnussen to make IndyCar debut, has F1 in rearview mirror

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Magnussen, fresh off his first win in eight years, will make his IndyCar debut as he continues to leave Formula One in his rearview mirror. Magnussen wil...

Indian man, father of 'world's largest family,' dies

Ziona Chana, reportedly the father of the biggest family on Earth, died in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram on Sunday at the age of 76, according to media. Zoramthanga, Mizoram's single-n...

Chicago man jumps into Lake Michigan for 365th straight day

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago bus driver looking for a way to relieve stress during the coronavirus pandemic jumped into Lake Michigan for a 365th straight day on Saturday. Dan O’Conor sa...

Lochte, chastened by misdeeds, takes aim at 5th Olympics

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Ryan Lochte knows what people think of him. He’s eager to make them forget the worst. The swimmer who embarrassed himself and the U.S. five years ago in Rio de Jan...

Q&A: Leslie Grace lives full-circle moment 'In the Heights'

NEW YORK (AP) — Like her Nina character in “In The Heights,” Leslie Grace says she's struggled to fit in as an Afro-Latino woman and artist. “All the time,” the 26-year-old singer sa...

Mystery over claim world's 1st 'decuplets' born in S. Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa has been gripped by the mystery of whether a woman has, as has been claimed, actually given birth to 10 babies, in what would then be the world's first recorded case o...

Building in Taipei's Neihu District closed after relative of employee diagnosed with COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A office complex in Taipei's Neihu District has been shut down after it was discovered that a relative of an employee has tested positive for COVID-19. Thursday mor...

Jim Klobuchar, columnist and US senator's father, dies at 93

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jim Klobuchar, a longtime Minnesota newspaper reporter and columnist and the father of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, has died after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. ...

8 years for dad of Saints 'super fan' in charity, drug case

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana man whose seriously ill son gained fame in New Orleans for his devotion to the Saints football team was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday for drug trafficking a...

Internal emails reveal WHO knew of sex abuse claims in Congo

BENI, Congo (AP) — When Shekinah was working as a nurse’s aide in northeastern Congo in January 2019, she said, she was offered a job from a World Health Organization doctor at double her salary — in ...

Internal emails reveal WHO knew of sex abuse claims in Congo

BENI, Congo (AP) — When Shekinah was working as a nurse’s aide in northeastern Congo in January 2019, she said, a World Health Organization doctor offered her a job investigating Ebola cases at double...

Utility-backed natural gas booklets spark backlash at school

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The father of a Cambridge, Massachusetts, elementary school student said Monday he was shocked when he pulled two activity booklets from his son’s backpack that had been distri...

Gov. Kemp set to repeal Georgia's 1863 citizen's arrest law

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp plans to sign a repeal of Georgia's Civil War-era citizen’s arrest law on Monday, a year after the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man pursued by white men who ...

Judge slain in Sicily by mafiosi put on path to sainthood

ROME (AP) — A magistrate slain by mobsters in Sicily and praised by two popes has been beatified by the Roman Catholic church on Sunday in the last formal step before possible sainthood. ...