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FILE - In this April 26, 2019 file photo, former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden rides in a car after appearing on ABC's

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

May. 29, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

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 facts: ___ CLAIM: Video appears to show presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe...

Protesters rally over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis Friday, May 29, 2020, in New York. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Protests over George Floyd's death spread across the nation

May. 29, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

Developments across the United States in connection with the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody: ___ ATLANTA — Protesters in Atlanta appeared to shove officers and throw water bottles at authorities while protesting the death of George Floyd. Hundreds of protesters confronted police...

This handout photo provided by Netflix shows Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Devi Vishwakumar in a scene from

'Never Have I Ever' brings rare voice, and a newcomer, to TV

May. 29, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Mindy Kaling was growing up in the Boston area, few classmates looked like her, and her television choices ranged from angsty white teenagers to funny white teenagers. It helps explain her latest project, the hit Netflix comedy “Never Have I Ever,” which follows Devi...

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2017 file photo, then Chattanooga's acting Police Chief David Roddy speaks after being announced as Mayor Andy Berke's choice for new police chief during a news conference at the Police Services Center, in Chattanooga, Tenn.  The reaction from some law enforcement on the death of a handcuffed black man by a white Minneapolis officer stands in stark contrast to their responses to other in-custody fatalities.  “There is no need to see more video,” Chattanooga, Tennessee, Police Chief David Roddy tweeted Wednesday. “There no need to wait to see how ‘it plays out’. There is no need to put a knee on someone’s neck for NINE minutes. There IS a need to DO something. If you wear a badge and you don’t have an issue with this ... turn it in.”  (Doug Strickland/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)

Police across US speak out against Minneapolis custody death

May. 29, 2020 9:18 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Murder. Brutality. Reprehensible. Indefensible. Police nationwide, in unequivocal and unprecedented language, have condemned the actions of Minneapolis police in the custody death of a handcuffed black man who cried for help as an officer knelt on his neck, pinning him to the pavement...

LA mayor says councilman should resign over bribery probe

May. 28, 2020 11:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the president of the City Council called Thursday for the resignation of Councilman Jose Huizar, who is the focus of a federal corruption investigation. Council President Nury Martinez said Huizar should immediately step down, one day after his former...

FILE - In this March 9, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Kings' Mikey Anderson, right, celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Kings were the NHL's hottest team before the coronavirus pandemic ended the regular season prematurely. They're hoping they can eventually build on that success whenever they get back on the ice. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

LA Kings hope late-season surge indicates brighter future

May. 28, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings were the NHL's hottest team before the coronavirus pandemic ended the regular season prematurely. They're hoping they can eventually build on that success whenever they get back on the ice. The team with the NHL's longest active winning streak won't get a chance to...

Protesters in Memphis, Tenn.. gather outside a police precinct Wednesday, May 27, 2020, to voice their anger of the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis. George Floyd died Monday after a white police officer kneeled against his neck for several minutes. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

Protesters stop LA freeway traffic, smash patrol car windows

May. 28, 2020 12:24 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hundreds of people protesting the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody blocked a Los Angeles freeway and shattered windows of California Highway Patrol cruisers on Wednesday. One demonstrator who jumped from another police vehicle was possibly injured in the rally by Black...

Dayanara Nieto cleans windows outside of Janie and Jack, a children's clothing store where she is a salesperson, at The Grove shopping center Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in Los Angeles. California moved to further relax its coronavirus restrictions and help the battered economy. Retail stores, including those at shopping malls, can open at 50% capacity. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

LA allows shopping, worship sooner than expected in pandemic

May. 27, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Retail shops and offices were allowed to open Wednesday and the largest Roman Catholic archdiocese in the U.S. announced a plan to resume services as Los Angeles County took another step toward a reopening that seemed hard to imagine a week ago. Los Angeles, which has been proceeding...

Ex-LA council top aide to plead guilty in $1M bribery scheme

May. 27, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former top aide to Los Angeles City Council member Jose Huizar will plead guilty to a federal racketeering charge in a $1 million bribery scheme involving real estate developers, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. George Esparza, 33, agreed to plead to a count of racketeering...

NCAA makes Juzang eligible at UCLA for next season

May. 27, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kentucky transfer Johnny Juzang can play basketball for UCLA this winter. The NCAA on Wednesday approved a transfer waiver of the year in residence requirement, which typically forces a transfer to sit out one season before becoming eligible. As a result, Juzang is eligible to play what...