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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...

4-year-old St. Louis boy shot on July Fourth has died

Jul. 10, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 4-year-old St. Louis boy who was shot in the head on the Fourth of July, apparently by a stray bullet, has died, police said Friday. Michael Goodlow III had been hospitalized in grave condition since being shot on Saturday. A police spokeswoman, Evita Caldwell, said homicide detectives...

4 children die when semi slams into car on Indiana highway

Jul. 10, 2020 10:12 AM EDT

CAMBRIDGE CITY, Ind. (AP) — Four young siblings were killed when a semitrailer slammed into their car that had slowed down for a construction zone on Interstate 70 in eastern Indiana, state police said. The car was pushed into another semitrailer and burst into flames Thursday evening. A passerby was able...

Children comfort each other on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, after three people were shot at the downtown St. Louis sculpture park called Citygarden. All three people were taken to a hospital. St. Louis leaders are considering hiring a company that would help fight crime by using surveillance planes. The city traditionally has among the highest crime rates in the U.S. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

St. Louis considers surveillance planes in crime battle

Jul. 9, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — With 2020 shaping to be an especially violent year in one of the nation’s most violent cities, St. Louis leaders are considering a new tool to fight crime — surveillance planes — even as opponents worry about the further militarization of police and the potential...

Police: 2 St. Louis workers assaulted by protesters

Jul. 9, 2020 12:52 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police are investigating after two city employees said they were attacked early Thursday by people involved in a protest outside City Hall. A statement from Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards said the incident happened about 3:15 a.m. The protesters who are camping near City...

The Apotheosis of St. Louis, a statue of King Louis IX, stands in front of the St. Louis Art Museum in March 2013. The statue, by Charles Henry Niehaus, was presented to the City of St. Louis by the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1906. The statue has been the recent focus of protesters who believe the statue should be removed because of the checkered history of King Louis IX. (J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

St. Louis name change? Not happening, governor tells Trump

Jul. 8, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Despite some calls to change the name of St. Louis, Missouri's governor has told President Donald Trump that it's not going to happen. The issue came up Tuesday in Washington when Republican Gov. Mike Parson participated in a discussion about reopening schools across the nation. At one...

Kansas man sentenced to 12 years in cruise ship killing

Jul. 8, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in federal prison for killing his girlfriend by strangling her and pushing her over a balcony on a cruise ship off the coast of Florida. Eric Newman, 55, of Topeka, also was sentenced to five years of supervised release during a hearing...

FILE - In this Monday, July 29, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Oxnard, Calif. The coronavirus pandemic forced the NFL to abandon, at least for 2020, the fading but still time-honored tradition of teams traveling to training camp. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker, File)

NFL's stay-at-home order means no travel for training camp

Jul. 8, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

Tim Flynn was looking forward to one final year as the mayoral host of training camp for the Dallas Cowboys in Oxnard, California. So much for that. The pandemic forced the NFL to abandon, at least for this year, the fading but still time-honored tradition of teams traveling to training camp. The league's version...

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2020 file photo, U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., a candidate for the U.S. Senate, awaits the start of a debate in Olathe, Kansas, Establishment Republicans who'd been coy for months about the GOP primary for Kansas' open Senate seat are increasingly putting their thumbs on the scale. They're hoping to push western Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall to victory over polarizing conservative Kris Kobach. (AP Photo/John Hanna, File)

GOP establishment boosting Kansas congressman's Senate bid

Jul. 8, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Establishment Republicans who'd been coy for months about the GOP primary for Kansas’ open Senate seat are increasingly putting their thumbs on the scale, hoping to push Rep. Roger Marshall to victory over polarizing conservative Kris Kobach. A new GOP super-PAC this week...

Boy struck by bullet in St. Louis remains in grave condition

Jul. 8, 2020 7:21 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 4-year-old boy is in grave condition after being shot in the head by an apparent stray bullet in St. Louis on the Fourth of July, police said Tuesday. Police initially said Monday that the department was reclassifying the shooting of Michael Goodlow III as a homicide after it was...