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

Jun. 18, 2021 12:07 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: ___ Brain waves not a...

Mexico conservatives to sue over gay pride Twitter hacking

Jun. 18, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A socially conservative Mexican political party is threatening legal action Friday after someone hacked the Solidarity Encounter Party’s Twitter account and posted the gay pride banner and the slogan “Love is Love.” The party, whose slogan is...

Convention circuit of delusion gives forum for election lies

Jun. 18, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (AP) — For a few hours last weekend, thousands of Donald Trump’s supporters came together in a field under the blazing Wisconsin sun to live in an alternate reality where the former president was still in office — or would soon return. Clad in red...

Myanmar extends detention of US journalist Danny Fenster

Jun. 18, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Myanmar extended the detention of American journalist Danny Fenster for another two weeks Thursday, while the U.S. State Department urged that it be granted consular access to him. Online news and business magazine Frontier Myanmar, where...

Utah student with Down syndrome left out, school criticized

Jun. 17, 2021 20:33 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A middle school cheerleading program in Utah has received criticism after a student with Down syndrome, who was working as the team manager, was excluded from an official team portrait this year. Shoreline Junior High School's cheerleading squad...

2 journalists killed in Mexico, 3 dead so far this year

Jun. 17, 2021 20:30 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in southern Mexico said reporter Gustavo Sánchez Cabrera was shot to death Thursday, and another journalist was killed just west of Mexico City, bringing to three the number killed so far this year in the country. Two other reporters have disappeared. ...

Nadal, Osaka both out for Wimbledon; she'll go to Olympics

Jun. 17, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka are sitting out Wimbledon, leaving the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament without two of the sport's biggest stars as it returns after being canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Nadal, a two-time champion at the All England...

Biden elevates energetic critic of Big Tech as top regulator

Jun. 17, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday installed an energetic critic of Big Tech as a top federal regulator at a time when the industry is under intense pressure from Congress, regulators and state attorneys general. The selection of legal scholar Lina Khan...

Elite California school discloses alleged sexual misconduct

Jun. 17, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

OJAI, Calif. (AP) — An elite private high school in Southern California has disclosed allegations of sexual misconduct involving students, faculty and staff that extend back for decades and were improperly handled. The Thacher School on Wednesday released a 90-page...

DC man gets nearly 5 years for Maryland gun store theft

Jun. 17, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Washington, D.C., man has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for stealing firearms from a Maryland gun store. The Justice Department announced Wednesday that Xyavion Lawrence, 20, was sentenced for theft of firearms from a federal firearms...