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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 file photo, Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden hold T-shirts given to them by students during their visit to the International Studies Learning Center in South Gate, Calif. On Friday, May 22, 2020, The Associated Press reported on manipulated photos circulating online altered to show Biden and Xi holding up T-shirts that say “I (Heart) China.” At the actual event, the Chinese text translates in English to “China America two countries friendship everlasting,” while the other reads, “Fostering goodwill between America & China.

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

May. 22, 2020 4:42 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: Michigan sent absentee ballots to 7.7 million people ahead of primaries...

In a photo provided by Project Isaiah, Detroit Health Department worker helps to distribute packaged food as part of the Project Isaiah relief efforts bringing thousands of packaged meals to COVID-positive Detroit residents, Friday, May 1, 2020. (Project Isaiah via AP)

Pro Football Hall of Fame teams with Project Isaiah

May. 6, 2020 2:28 AM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — When David Baker heard about Project Isaiah and its goal of feeding families in need during the coronavirus pandemic, there was no question what the Pro Football Hall of Fame would do. “Once we learned the details behind Project Isaiah, it was an easy decision to say...

FILE In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo Tom Hanks arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The actor delivered a surprise virtual speech Saturday, May 2 to performing arts graduates of Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Hanks, who survived COVID-19, calls graduates 'the chosen'

May. 4, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Tom Hanks says graduates of an Ohio university that named a film center after him are “the chosen ones.” The Oscar-winning actor delivered a surprise virtual speech Saturday to the graduates of Wright State University's Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures. The...

A pedestrian wearing personal protective equipment to protect against the spread of coronavirus, passes EMS station 26, the Tinhouse

One Good Thing: Inspirational messages bloom amid outbreak

Apr. 24, 2020 10:33 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Inspiration is contagious, too. The coronavirus pandemic has brought an outpouring of messages from stranger to stranger — in windows, on front doors, across walls, and colored onto driveways and sidewalks. Some messages offer encouragement: “Strong Together.”...

In this photo taken April 7, 2020, Zach Stamper holds the U.S. flag while his sister Juliette and parents Jennifer and Tim recite the Pledge of Allegiance in the driveway of their home, as next door neighbor, Ann Painter, left,  participates in Kettering, Ohio.  The Pledge has become a morning ritual in their neighborhood since schools closed due the COVID-19 threat. (AP Photo/Mitch Stacy)

Pledge brings Ohio neighborhood together -- at a distance

Apr. 16, 2020 10:59 AM EDT

KETTERING, Ohio (AP) — The idea came about because Jennifer Stamper was trying to make her family’s “new normal” feel a little bit more like their old one. Now, just before 9 a.m. on school days she and her children join others on their street who come to the end of their driveways...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Dayton Police Department shows Connor Betts, the 24-year-old masked gunman in body armor who killed several people, including his sister, before he was slain by police. The Ohio Supreme Court agreed to hear oral arguments in a case filed by news media groups seeking school records about Betts, who gunned down nine people in Dayton last August before being killed by police. The court made the announcement Monday, April 13, 2020. (Dayton Police Department via AP, File)

Court sets June arguments on Dayton gunman's school records

Apr. 14, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday set June 3 to hear oral arguments in a case filed by news media groups seeking school records about the man who gunned down nine people in Dayton in August. The media groups, including The Associated Press, argue the student records could provide...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Dayton Police Department shows Connor Betts, the 24-year-old masked gunman in body armor who killed several people, including his sister, before he was slain by police. The Ohio Supreme Court agreed to hear oral arguments in a case filed by news media groups seeking school records about Betts, who gunned down nine people in Dayton last August before being killed by police. The court made the announcement Monday, April 13, 2020. (Dayton Police Department via AP, File)

Ohio's high court to hear arguments about gunman's records

Apr. 13, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court agreed to hear oral arguments in a case filed by news media groups seeking school records about the man who gunned down nine people in Dayton last August before being killed by police. The court made the announcement Monday. It also said the media groups and...

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2020, file photo, Iowa center Luka Garza celebrates after making a basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Ohio State in Iowa City, Iowa. Garza was selected to The Associated Press All-America first team, Friday, March 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Iowa's Garza enters draft, keeps college eligibility for now

Apr. 10, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa All-America center Luka Garza announced he'll enter the NBA draft process without an agent so he can maintain his college eligibility. “This year was one I could never have imagined,” Garza said Friday. “None of the awards or accolades could have happened...

A resident is removed from the Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Gallatin, Tenn. Multiple people tested positive for the coronavirus at the facility Friday. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee issued a statewide

Nursing home infections, deaths surge amid lockdown measures

Apr. 2, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

Nursing homes across the country have been in lockdown for weeks under federal orders to protect their frail, elderly residents from coronavirus, but a wave of deadly outbreaks nearly every day since suggests that the measures including a ban on visits and daily health screenings of staffers either came too late...