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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 ...

Detective: 'Tiger King' star won't talk about missing spouse

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A detective in Florida investigating the disappearance of Carole Baskin's second husband said Thursday that the “Tiger King” star had three times refused requests for interviews, an...

Belarus crisis: Poland says migrants marching to border

Poland's Defense Ministry on Monday accused Belarus of sending thousands more migrants to the Polish border crossing. In a series of posts on Twitter, Poland outlined how officials suspect that B...

Outtakes: Grammys CEO on R. Kelly, Wallen, cancel culture

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason jr. spoke to The Associated Press about efforts to make the Grammy's more inclusive. He also talked about other happenings in the music indust...

Tua's day: Lots of good, 2 bad picks and more trade talk

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa’s numbers said he merited a different outcome. These were the stats that the Miami Dolphins’ quarterback posted on Sunday: 32 of 40 passing,...

Kyle Connor scores twice, Jets beat Ducks 5-1 for 1st win

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Kyle Connor scored twice and added an assist with regular linemates Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele in COVID-19 protocol and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-1 on ...

AP WAS THERE: Great Chicago fire, Oct. 8-10, 1871

CHICAGO (AP) — Editor’s note: It was 150 years ago that the Great Chicago Fire ignited, eventually killing about 300 people and consuming a major portion of the city over three days. ...

AP WAS THERE: Great Chicago fire, Oct. 8-10, 1871

CHICAGO (AP) — Editor's note: It was 150 years ago that the Great Chicago Fire ignited, eventually killing about 300 people and consuming a major portion of the city over three days. ...

Couple celebrating 50th anniversary died in train derailment

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Don Varnadoe spent months watching videos about train trips on his office computer in preparation for a special cross-country vacation to celebrate his and Margie Varnadoe's 50th ...

Germany concerned by talk of Russian mercenary ops in Mali

BERLIN (AP) — The German government expressed concern Wednesday at reports on the possible deployment of Russian mercenaries in Mali. Germany has several hundred soldiers taking part...

Taiwanese man accused of spreading '50 new COVID cases' rumor posts bail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man surnamed Yang (楊) has been accused of spreading false news about Taiwan’s local COVID-19 case count on Wednesday (Sept. 8) morning, causing public panic and af...

Taliban: Afghan families flee to Pakistan over forced marriage fears

Khalid Shinwari, 25, is more than relieved after managing to flee Taliban-controlled Afghanistan and reaching Pakistan in recent days. A father of three, Shinwari's family first moved to Pakis...

Japanese escapee sues North Korea for decades of misery

It was only when she saw a malnourished boy, aged only 6 or 7, hailing the ship from the dockside that Hiroko Saito realized she had fallen for North Korea's lies. But with the ship carrying hund...

Taipei Animal Shelter rebuilding plans halted, new location discussed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At the “Taipei Animal Protection Month” press conference on Thursday (Sept. 2), Taipei Deputy Mayor Huang Shan-shan (黃珊珊) addressed rumors that Taipei Animal S...

TSMC refuses to comment on rumor Denso involved in Sony partnership

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC) declined to comment on a report by Japanese media that Denso, an automotive component manufacturer, plans to join the...