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

Jun. 24, 2022 10:32 AM 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: ___ Posts mislead on photo of Zelenskyy...

Brittney Griner chosen as honorary WNBA All-Star starter

Jun. 22, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brittney Griner will have a place at the WNBA All-Star Game, being named an honorary starter Wednesday by Commissioner Cathy Engelbert. Griner has been detained in Russia since Feb. 17 after authorities at an airport outside of Moscow said she had vape cartridges...

Chaka Khan, Ukraine tribute highlight Boston Pops show

Jun. 22, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the July Fourth holiday this year will feature guest artist and 10-time Grammy winner Chaka Khan as well as a performance of the Ukrainian national anthem, the Boston Symphony Orchestra announced Wednesday. The show at the...

Oscars to honor Fox, Euzhan Palcy, Diane Warren, Peter Weir

Jun. 21, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

Diane Warren will finally be able to thank the Academy this November. The oft-nominated songwriter has been selected to receive an honorary Oscar at the annual Governors Awards alongside directors Peter Weir and Euzhan Palcy. Actor Michael J. Fox will also be bestowed with the Jean...

Dolly Parton gives $1M to infectious disease research, again

Jun. 15, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dolly Parton is donating $1 million to pediatric infectious disease research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, the organization announced on Wednesday. The new gift is one of several Parton has made to the center over the years,...

Lin-Manuel Miranda helps launch Latinx LGBTQ support program

Jun. 14, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, pop star Ricky Martin and award-winning actress/singer Michaela Jae Rodriguez joined the Hispanic Federation Tuesday to launch an advocacy initiative to serve Latinx LGBTQ+ communities. The Advance Change Together initiative will provide 20...

Civil rights advocate Xernona Clayton is still 'fearless'

Jun. 08, 2022 06:01 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A key aide to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. who helped sustain the civil rights movement in the 1960s says she’s deeply saddened by the hate crimes seeking to terrorize people across America. But Xernona Clayton has been working for racial harmony since the...

Golfers put aside 'reprehensible' Saudi moves to join series

Jun. 07, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

ST. ALBANS, England (AP) — The stars of the new Saudi-funded golf league tried to fend off concerns on Tuesday about human rights abuses and signing up to accept hundreds of millions of dollars despite the risk of being banned from long-standing events. After announcing he quit the...

Jack Nicklaus to become honorary citizen of St. Andrews

Jun. 06, 2022 10:53 AM EDT

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Jack Nicklaus is returning to St. Andrews to become an honorary citizen. Nicklaus won two of his three British Open titles at St. Andrews, and he chose the Old Course in 2005 to play his final major championship. He already has received an...

Louisville leaders to campaign to put Muhammad Ali on stamp

Jun. 06, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Muhammad Ali Center and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer have announced a public awareness campaign for the boxing legend's image to appear on a U.S. Postal Service stamp. According to a news release, the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Monday will vote on a...