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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2020, file photo an employee works to prevent a new coronavirus at Suseo Station in Seoul, South Korea. On Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, The Associated Press reported on the false claim that the coronavirus outbreak spreading from China is nothing new and that patents were created around it years ago. The patents being shared online are not related to the new respiratory virus that has sickened hundreds of people in China and caused concern around the world. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

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

Jan. 24, 2020 4:55 PM EST

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 them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: The virus outbreak spreading from China is nothing new; patents were...

Navajo man painting emotional for grandson accused of theft

Jan. 24, 2020 3:58 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Derek Micheal Begay was scrolling through Instagram one afternoon when he saw a post with a painting of someone who looked familiar. The painting is of an elderly Navajo man standing in an open landscape with goats and a horse. He is glancing to his right and wearing a red long sleeve shirt,...

In this image from video, House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

Schiff sets tone of impeachment case, says 'right matters'

Jan. 24, 2020 3:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a few gripping minutes, Rep. Adam Schiff, the lead impeachment prosecutor against President Donald Trump, had made the restless Senate snap to attention. Voice cracking as he spoke, Schiff made an impassioned plea late Thursday for removing Trump from office, framing the choice in...

In this image from video, presiding officer Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts admonishes the impeachment managers and president's counsel in equal terms as he speaks during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Roberts asked them to

Tweets urge calls to Supreme Court for fair Senate trial

Jan. 24, 2020 3:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court doesn't have a public comment line for its own work, much less the Senate's. That hasn't stopped a fair number of social media users from urging people to call Chief Justice John Roberts at the Supreme Court and demand a fair trial or ask for witnesses or tell him to...

University of Montana responding to criticism of MLK post

Jan. 24, 2020 12:04 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The University of Montana is working to learn from criticism after four white students won an essay contest about Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, the school said. A majority of the 1,000 comments posted on social media were critical of selecting only white students, The...

Man charged with threatening to kill President Trump

Jan. 24, 2020 10:56 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has been charged with threatening on social media to kill President Donald Trump. Aaron McDowell, of Salina, was charged Thursday in federal court in Wichita with one count of threatening the President of the United States, The Wichita Eagle reports. Federal prosecutors...

FILE - In this April 25, 2016 file photo, ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak waves to his supporters from his room at the Maadi Military Hospital, where he is hospitalized, in Cairo, Egypt.  Egypt's former autocratic ruler Hosni Mubarak, who was forced to step down following 2011 mass protests, has undergone a surgery, his eldest son tweeted on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Alaa Mubarak tweeted that his 91-year-old father was operated on Thursday and that his condition was “stable”.  He did not provide any further details about the surgery. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

Son: Former Egyptian president Mubarak undergoes surgery

Jan. 24, 2020 7:52 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's former autocratic president Hosni Mubarak, who was forced to step down following 2011 mass protests, has undergone surgery, his eldest son tweeted Friday. Alaa Mubarak tweeted that his 91-year-old father was operated on Thursday and that his condition was “stable.” He...

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Taylor Swift shakes Sundance with revealing documentary

Jan. 24, 2020 5:24 AM EST

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The normally private Taylor Swift premiered an intimate documentary Thursday at the Sundance Film Festival in which the pop star discloses a past eating disorder, chronicles her inner battle over speaking forthrightly about politics and says her victorious 2017 sexual assault court...

Fire blows out of a window in the Chinatown section of New York, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. New York City firefighters battled a raging blaze at a building in the city's Chinatown area Thursday night, Firefighters said they were called about 8:45 p.m. to 70 Mulberry Street for a fire on the fourth and fifth floors of the building, NYFD officials said. (AP Photo/Robert Bumsted)

New York firefighters battle large blaze in Chinatown

Jan. 24, 2020 2:17 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City firefighters battled a raging blaze that broke out Thursday night at a building in Chinatown. Fire department officials said they were called at about 8:45 p.m. to 70 Mulberry Street in Manhattan for a fire that started on the fourth floor of the building and extended to the...

El Salvador holds man on charge of promoting migrant caravan

Jan. 23, 2020 7:50 PM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — In one of the first cases of its kind, a court in El Salvador ordered a man held in jail Thursday pending trial on charges he promoted the formation of a migrant caravan. Prosecutors filed immigrant human-trafficking charges against Raúl Antonio Ventura for sending...