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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 ...

Twitter includes Taiwan flag in announcement of Milk Tea Alliance emoji

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Twitter announced on Thursday (April 8) that it is creating an emoji for the Milk Tea Alliance and included Taiwan's flag among other members of the alliance in the st...

Photo of the Day: Buff Taiwan flexes muscles on world stage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chip shortages, a new Suez Crisis, Taiwanese pineapples, and "Salmoners" have inspired a meme this week boasting how Taiwan has been punching above its weight on...

Myanmar junta frees hundreds held for anti-coup protests

Hundreds of people imprisoned for protesting last month’s coup were released Wednesday (March 24) in the first apparent gesture by the military to try to placate the protest movement. Witness...

Overstimulated? Stocks soar 75% in historic 12-month run

NEW YORK (AP) — It was one year ago that the terrifying free fall for the stock market suddenly ended, ushering in one of its greatest runs. On March 23, 2020, the S&P 500 fell ...

A very happy anniversary for the stock market

NEW YORK (AP) — It was one year ago that the terrifying free fall for the stock market suddenly ended, ushering in one of its greatest runs. On March 23, 2020, the S&P 500 fell ...

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 ...

Center David Andrews returning to New England Patriots

BOSTON (AP) — David Andrews says he's staying in New England. The Patriots' free agent center confirmed via social media Friday that he is returning to the only NFL team he's playe...

Palmetto pride: South Carolina state flag sparks debate

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina senators may soon take up one of the most divisive issues to hit the state in years: standardizing the state flag's iconic palmetto tree and crescent design. ...

EXPLAINER: What's this craze for 'NFTs' all about, anyway?

LONDON (AP) — A digital art piece, tweaked using cryptocurrency technology to make it one-of-a-kind, sold at auction this week for nearly $70 million. That transaction made global headlines and buoyed...

Defying rules, anti-vaccine accounts thrive on social media

With vaccination against COVID-19 in full swing, social platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter say they’ve stepped up their fight against misinformation that aims to undermine trust in the vac...

Photo of the Day: Taiwanese Bernie Sanders seen at Costco

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese customer seen napping in a Taipei Costco has drawn lots of laughs from netizens for his appearance and pose, which bring to mind the Bernie Sanders inauguratio...

Meme fav GameStop jumps again as retailer eyes digital shift

NEW YORK (AP) — GameStop took a step toward a more digital future Monday, naming an activist investor to lead company efforts to push more of its business online. The stock, which h...

New NAACP head: Black Vermonters deserve to enjoy state, too

Mia Schultz has watched three other Black women in Vermont resign from leadership posts in the mostly white state because of harassment and threats. She’s also seen Black acquaintances move away from ...

Business Highlights

___ Pandemic puts 1 in 3 nonprofits in financial jeopardy NEW YORK (AP) — More than one-third of U.S. nonprofits are in jeopardy of closing within two years because...