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

May. 24, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Video shows House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slurring her words during an...

Indianapolis 500 officials to offer measles vaccine at race

May. 23, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Some fans attending Sunday's Indianapolis 500 can get measles vaccines at the track's infield medical center. IndyCar medical director Geoffrey Billows said Thursday a "very limited supply" of vaccines will be available at the medical building near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway...

'Hippie' island off Seattle sees shift in low vaccine rate

May. 20, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

VASHON ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — Sarah Day is a school nurse with "street cred" when it comes to the polarizing issue of vaccines on an idyllic island in Washington state known for its rural beauty, counterculture lifestyle and low immunization rates. Since she began communal living on Vashon Island more than...

Officials confirm 6th measles case in Washington outbreak

May. 18, 2019 6:25 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Health officials are investigating a sixth confirmed case of the measles in a western Washington outbreak involving people who spent time at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Public Health - Seattle & King County said Friday a woman in her 40s who lives in King County tested...

Officials: 4 new measles cases in Washington outbreak

May. 15, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Four new measles cases have been diagnosed in western Washington involving people who spent time at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, authorities said. The Washington State Department of Health said Wednesday that two of the cases were in King County, which is home to Seattle, with...

Correction: Oregon-Vaccine Exemptions story

May. 15, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In a story May 14 about vaccine legislation in Oregon, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Washington state this year passed a law to end all non-medical exemptions for the measles vaccine. The Washington measure included religious exemptions. A corrected version of the story...

Parents rally at state Capitol to keep vaccine exemptions

May. 14, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Hundreds of parents and vaccine skeptics have called on New York lawmakers not to narrow existing exemptions to the state childhood immunization rules. The group stood in the rain outside the state Capitol Tuesday urging lawmakers to protect a state law that permits people not to...

The Latest: Oregon Senate passes education tax

May. 13, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on efforts to end a standoff over a school funding tax in Oregon (all times local): 4:47 p.m. The Oregon Senate has approved a multibillion dollar education tax designed to boost student performance and decrease class sizes. The chamber passed the bill 18 to 11 Monday...

US measles cases still climbing, topping 800 for year

May. 13, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say this year's count of measles cases has surpassed 800, a growing tally that is already the nation's highest in 25 years. A total of 839 cases were reported as of last week. That's the most since 1994, when 963 were reported for the entire year. The Centers for...

28 to remain on Scientology ship in Curacao in measles scare

May. 12, 2019 2:06 AM EDT

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao (AP) — Authorities in Curacao announced Saturday that 17 crew members and 11 passengers must stay aboard a ship owned by the Church of Scientology that is under quarantine following a confirmed case of measles. Dr. Izzy Gerstenbluth said the group is required to stay on the 440-feet...