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FILE - In this Friday, June 12, 2020 file photo, a nurse uses a swab to perform a coronavirus test in Salt Lake City. On Friday, July 10, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting that the nasal swab test commonly used for diagnosing COVID-19 involves obtaining a sample from a protective layer of cells known as the blood-brain barrier, which can result in inflammation of the brain. The swab goes so far back into the nose that it can be uncomfortable, even causing some people’s eyes to water. But it doesn't touch the area where blood vessels and the brain exchange important nutrients. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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

Jul. 10, 2020 6:47 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: The nasal swab test commonly used for to diagnose COVID-19 involves...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jul. 8, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ July 7 The Washington Post on a new U.S. guideline forcing international students to leave the country or transfer to another college if their schools only offer online classes this fall: The Trump administration has used the novel coronavirus...

Workers clean up a duplex that was set on fire following an incident Tuesday, in Milwaukee, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Milwaukee police say two missing teenage girls were never at the Milwaukee house that was set on fire during unrest that saw three people shot and 10 police officers and a firefighter injured as a large unruly crowd gathered at the scene of the investigation. (RIck Wood/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Police: Missing girls were never at Milwaukee home set afire

Jun. 25, 2020 11:09 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two missing teenage girls were never at a Milwaukee house that was set on fire during unrest that saw three people shot and 10 police officers and a firefighter injured as a large unruly crowd gathered at the scene of the investigation, police said Wednesday. Police fired tear gas and...

FILE - In this July 27, 2006, arrest file photo provided by the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office, in Florida, is Jeffrey Epstein. A fund set up to compensate victims of the late sex offender Epstein opened for claims on Thursday, June 25, 2020, enabling dozens of women attacked by the financier when they were as young as 14 to seek a cut of his $630 million estate. In August 2019, Epstein killed himself while awaiting trial in a Manhattan lockup. (AP Photo/Palm Beach Sheriff's Office, File)

Fund of up to $630 million for Jeffrey Epstein victims opens

Jun. 25, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A fund set up to compensate victims of the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein opened for claims Thursday, enabling dozens of women attacked by the financier when they were as young as 14 to seek a cut of his $630 million estate. A judge in the Virgin Islands approved the fund this month,...

Police: Woman charged with sex trafficking teens in Alabama

Jun. 16, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — A Georgia woman was arrested and accused of bringing two teenage girls to Alabama to sex traffic them, authorities said Tuesday. The teens were found and brought to an advocacy agency. Marlette Lychelle Smith, 26, of Rome, Georgia, was charged with first-degree human trafficking on...

Suspected child webcam cybersex operator, American David Timothy Deakin, from Peoria, Ill., waits following his arrest as investigators gather evidence during a raid at his home in Mabalacat, northern Philippines, April 20, 2017. A Philippine court has convicted Deakin who exploited Filipino children sexually using webcams to sell videos, images and livestreams to pedophile buyers abroad, an official said Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Philippine court convicts American of online child abuse

May. 27, 2020 9:13 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has sentenced an American to life in prison on charges of sexually exploiting Filipino children using webcams to sell videos, photos and livestreams to buyers abroad, an official said Wednesday. The conviction of David Timothy Deakin is a strong warning to...